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  1. Qaela

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    M̴͉̪̥̖̠͌̀̀̃̽͌͐͋͘ő̷̠̮̲̺̈́͐̌̐͠p̶͎̫̼̹̑̋̇͆̂̇̃̓̀p̵̙̝̎̀̊͑͗̀͆̾̊̉i̶͈̣̖̝̰̱̬̝̻̽͒̚ņ̵̳̰̗̱̤͕̩̗̉͒̄̀̇͒͝g̸̛̛͙͇̪̟̮̙͛̓̓̈͛ ̵̣̘̝͒̃͂̽̃Ų̵̗̟̩̖̲̤͋̓̉̿͑̑p̷̣͉͇̉̅̇͂͋͌ Even though they managed to get some parting shots off at their enemy, there were no more gratifying explosions as ships died. As she had expected, the Rebels withdrew from the onslaught and were now taking position farther out from the Shipyard rings. The space between the two fleets was now littered with the burning hulks of ruined ships with fighters having occasional dogfights of opportunity as stragglers encountered each other. For the most part, it seemed that the fleet combat was over, though it wouldn't last forever. Sith reinforcements were on their way and, if the Rebels stayed too long, they would find themselves sandwiched between two enemy fleets that would finish off what this first battle had started. Qaela smiled at that though, but realized she had other things to focus on at this point because now, two of the Star Destroyers that had been the targets of the enemy raiders started violently decoupling from their berths and heading out for the Rebels. She didn't relish the idea of firing on Sith ships, but better to fire on them than let them be used against their true masters. "All forces, let the Rebel cowards go!" she barked angrily. "Fire on the ships attempting to leave. I do not want them to escape unscathed!"
  2. Qaela

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    Ḟ̶̡̆̀̏͜͝ĩ̴̤̪͕͊n̷̡̛̙̬̦̹̭̫̄̓̉͑̒ȧ̴̘͋̐͌̉͗͗̽̿l̶̻̥̯̯͆̇̈́ͅͅ ̴̧̬̮͕̤͇̖̼͗̚͜ͅB̴̠̜̽l̸̢̻̘̺͋̏̎͛ǫ̶̢̜̺͖̥̗̦̩͎̉̒̈́̽̽̃w̴̻̤̰̙͚͚̓ͅs̵̨̹̮̦͈̹̹̯̍ A brief, brilliant flash of light momentarily caused the cams projecting space around her ship to darken as the Lightsbane exploded into multiple fireballs of death and carnage. Though they were beings under her command, death was death and the wave of that destruction quickly followed by smaller waves as Rebel ships suffered the same fate washed over Qaela in a welcome flood. She was infuriated at the loss of one of the destroyers under her command, though the fiery death of so many enemy ships and their eventual retreat were something to cheer her up. With the enemy cruisers vanishing into either hyperspace or miniature novas, that left only their largest ship, the Imperial II Star Destroyer that she had seen before over Borleias. She had not targeted that ship yet simply because she wanted to destroy the smaller ones and not waste so much firepower on it, but now there was nothing else for her to destroy. She began directing her mighty fleet's awesome firepower upon that singular target, but one of her officers cautiously interrupted her. "My lady!" the officer said, cutting off Qaela's orders. To her credit, her voice was firm, but through the Force, Qaela could tell she was nervous about interrupting a Sith. "Scanners picked up something odd. We have an unexplained heat signature that is giving off muted sensor pings in Grid 13.5 by 3.9." Rather than be angry, Qaela smiled. "Good work, Ensign. So they brought a stealth ship as well. Have Commander Jorus focus his attention on that region. We will move to engage the enemy's flagship."
  3. Qaela

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    Sith Results, End Round 5 Sith Fleet under Command of Qaela Sith Empire Destroyer Group [Turbolasers]: Focus Fire Assigned PC: Qaela Task Force Experience: Green, 2XP Assigned Callsign: Herløv Kyber class Star Destroyer Herløv (16/17) Sith Empire Destroyer Group [Missiles]: Focus Fire Assigned PC: Qaela Sith Empire Rapid Intervention Escort: Deadly Response Assigned PC: Qaela Task Force Experience: Green, 1XP Assigned Callsign: Glutton's Shadow Neutron Star-Class Bulk Cruiser Shadow's Sleight (5/9) Gladiator II-Class Star Destroyer Gleeful Glutton (0/0) Sith Fleet under Command of Nok Heavy Brawler Escort: Hammer and Anvil Assigned PC: Nok Morliss (commanded by NPC Jaden Jorus) Task Force Experience: Green, 1XP Bulwark Mark II Black Bracer (8/30) Destroyer Group (Missiles): Focus Fire Assigned PC: Nok Morliss (commanded by NPC Jaden Jorus) Task Force Experience: Green, 1XP Captor-class Heavy Munitions Cruiser Moon Beetle (9/9) Captor-class Heavy Munitions Cruiser The Broken Bullet (9/9) Covert Strike Force: Silent Hunters Assigned PC: Nok Morliss (commanded by NPC Jaden Jorus) Task Force Experience: Green, 1XP Nova-class Battle Cruiser Our Velvet Ire (9/9) Sith Fleet under Command of Mordecai Asset Denial Force: Surgical Strike Assigned PC: Mordecai Valar Task Force Experience: Green, 1XP Victory II Cruiser Wyvern (9/9) Lancer Frigate Dark Hand (3/3) Tartan Corvette TC-64523 (2/1) Tartan Corvette TC-64524 (2/1) Tartan Corvette TC-64525 (2/1) Tartan Corvette TC-64526 (2/1) Electronic Warfare Pod: Information Control Assigned PC: Mordecai Valar Task Force Experience: Green, 1XP Acclamator II Cruiser Shroud of Darkness (7/9) Pelta Class Frigate Deceiver (0/0) Thranta Corvettes 1-4 (0/0) Covert Strike Force: Silent Hunters Assigned PC: Mordecai Valar Task Force Experience: Green, 1XP Strike Class Cruiser Coalescent Fury (9/9)
  4. Qaela

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    W̵̢̧̨̦̣̪̺̙̭̬͆͛͒â̵̻̰̺͕̼̣͚̪͓̹̽̽͆̈̎́͝r̴̡̯͕̺̲̟̹͆͗̈́͑̑̇̎̈̚͝ ̶͕́̋̕̕͝͠į̶͖̝̺͍͖̼͔̄͆̊̋̂̉͋̚̕ͅs̷̛͍͊͑̍̇͌̌̐͛͠ ̷͍͉͖͙̱̓̋͊͝G̶̜̙̻̘̙̰̣̳̳̃̎̈́̌̚l̷̨̺͙͖͉̹̮̹̀͂ǫ̸̼̪̰͉̻̦͒̒̃̉́́̑̐͗͝ͅr̶̗̘̐̀͑͊̊̉̋͋̕̕ͅy̶̡̢͍̼̟̯̥̣͉̭̐͑͘ War was glory, at least when it was going their way. Qaela realized the heavy losses she had risked, but she had stayed the course and it seemed that the aggression and close defensive tactics of their escorting fleets had paid off. The enemy was losing multiple ships with even more of them venting flame and atmosphere. The Lightsbane was heavily damaged and taking casualties, but for the moment, the rest of their surviving ships seemed to be doing moderately well. The enemy appeared to begin maneuvering to new formations, possibly to withdraw or perhaps to make one last ditch attack run. Not knowing what else the enemy had planned or if they were bringing additional forces, she needed to be careful. While the Emperor seemed to love a glorious battle, he had demonstrated in the past an abnormal (for a Sith) proclivity to defense and protecting what he had. He did that at Dark Sun Station and elsewhere, so she believed that protecting the shipyards would be the priority over destroying enemy ships. Until it was known what the Rebels' plan was, she would fight and protect the shipyards.
  5. Qaela

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    Sith Results, End Round 4 Sith Fleet under Command of Qaela Sith Empire Destroyer Group [Turbolasers]: Focus Fire Assigned PC: Qaela Task Force Experience: Green, 2XP Assigned Callsign: Herløv Kyber class Star Destroyer Herløv (16/17) Sith Empire Destroyer Group [Missiles]: Focus Fire Assigned PC: Qaela Task Force Experience: Green, 1XP Assigned Callsign: Lightsbane Imperial II class Star Destroyer Lightsbane (0/13) Sith Empire Rapid Intervention Escort: Deadly Response Assigned PC: Qaela Task Force Experience: Green, 1XP Assigned Callsign: Glutton's Shadow Neutron Star-Class Bulk Cruiser Shadow's Sleight (8/9) Gladiator II-Class Star Destroyer Gleeful Glutton (0/0) Sith Fleet under Command of Nok Heavy Brawler Escort: Hammer and Anvil Assigned PC: Nok Morliss (commanded by NPC Jaden Jorus) Task Force Experience: Green, 1XP Bulwark Mark II Black Bracer (8/30) Destroyer Group (Missiles): Focus Fire Assigned PC: Nok Morliss (commanded by NPC Jaden Jorus) Task Force Experience: Green, 1XP Captor-class Heavy Munitions Cruiser Moon Beetle (9/9) Captor-class Heavy Munitions Cruiser The Broken Bullet (9/9) Covert Strike Force: Silent Hunters Assigned PC: Nok Morliss (commanded by NPC Jaden Jorus) Task Force Experience: Green, 1XP Nova-class Battle Cruiser Our Velvet Ire (9/9) Sith Fleet under Command of Mordecai Asset Denial Force: Surgical Strike Assigned PC: Mordecai Valar Task Force Experience: Green, 1XP Victory II Cruiser Wyvern (9/9) Lancer Frigate Dark Hand (3/3) Tartan Corvette TC-64523 (2/1) Tartan Corvette TC-64524 (2/1) Tartan Corvette TC-64525 (2/1) Tartan Corvette TC-64526 (2/1) Electronic Warfare Pod: Information Control Assigned PC: Mordecai Valar Task Force Experience: Green, 1XP Acclamator II Cruiser Shroud of Darkness (7/9) Pelta Class Frigate Deceiver (0/0) Thranta Corvettes 1-4 (0/0) Covert Strike Force: Silent Hunters Assigned PC: Mordecai Valar Task Force Experience: Green, 1XP Strike Class Cruiser Coalescent Fury (9/9)
  6. Qaela

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    Ğ̴̺̻̠͎͊͛̀̃̅̊͘͘̕ͅḻ̶̡̳̞͉̣͔̹̯͐̿̒̏́͘ͅǫ̶̣͎̤͎̈̉̃̄͌̕̕͠r̷͔͙̩̱̝̦̓̑ͅͅi̶̳͍̍̓̌͛̑̃o̴̧͈͕͎̦͈͔͕̰̐ų̴͌̽̋̀ṣ̴̢͕̲̼̞͊̚ ̷̧̡̘̤̭͍̟̞͕̘͊̍̓́̈͊͘͝Ċ̷͖̰͙̖̝̝̟̘̯̙͌̿â̴̡͈̹͔̖̥͔̤̣͋́̄͒͋͛̔̓̐ṙ̴̻͎̬̥̖͇̭̦̈́̒̊͗̇ͅn̶͈̠͍͎̘̂̎͝a̵̱̹̪̘̲͖͚̪̯̙̓͛͗ǧ̸̨̨̛͓̣̩̝̳̍̎̊̔͋͘ě̶̛̹̜̖͇̤͓̟̓̌̔͂ͅ The impact of precision fire against the hull of her Herløv caused the deck plates to tremble slightly, but Qaela paid them no mind. Damage was fairly minor, but they had managed to destroy the last of the pesky corvettes. She smiled slightly as she saw one of the enemy cruisers erupt in flames and begin breaking apart, but the enemy reinforcements brought with them some significant firepower that needed to be dealt with. There would be a great deal of hard questions asked in the next few days as to how such a large Rebel force could ambush a Sith stronghold such as Kuat and pose such a significant threat. She noticed the heavy fire that the Black Bracer was experiencing and wanted to get them some relief. Even then, it would be difficult with so many enemy ships firing on them, but they would have to do so. The constant threat of determined focused fire against their ranks could quickly turn one of their heavy destroyers into nothing but a brilliant beacon of death and carnage. Giving more orders and redirecting the fleet's firepower, she waited with carefully restrained enthusiasm as the battle continued to unfold.
  7. Qaela

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    Sith Results, End Round 3 Sith Fleet under Command of Qaela Sith Empire Destroyer Group [Turbolasers]: Focus Fire Assigned PC: Qaela Task Force Experience: Green, 2XP Assigned Callsign: Herløv Kyber class Star Destroyer Herløv (16/17) Sith Empire Destroyer Group [Missiles]: Focus Fire Assigned PC: Qaela Task Force Experience: Green, 1XP Assigned Callsign: Lightsbane Imperial II class Star Destroyer Lightsbane (8/20) Sith Empire Rapid Intervention Escort: Deadly Response Assigned PC: Qaela Task Force Experience: Green, 1XP Assigned Callsign: Glutton's Shadow Neutron Star-Class Bulk Cruiser Shadow's Sleight (8/9) Gladiator II-Class Star Destroyer Gleeful Glutton (0/0) Sith Fleet under Command of Nok Heavy Brawler Escort: Hammer and Anvil Assigned PC: Nok Morliss (commanded by NPC Jaden Jorus) Task Force Experience: Green, 1XP Bulwark Mark II Black Bracer (8/30) Destroyer Group (Missiles): Focus Fire Assigned PC: Nok Morliss (commanded by NPC Jaden Jorus) Task Force Experience: Green, 1XP Captor-class Heavy Munitions Cruiser Moon Beetle (9/9) Captor-class Heavy Munitions Cruiser The Broken Bullet (9/9) Covert Strike Force: Silent Hunters Assigned PC: Nok Morliss (commanded by NPC Jaden Jorus) Task Force Experience: Green, 1XP Nova-class Battle Cruiser Our Velvet Ire (9/9) Sith Fleet under Command of Mordecai Asset Denial Force: Surgical Strike Assigned PC: Mordecai Valar Task Force Experience: Green, 1XP Victory II Cruiser Wyvern (9/9) Lancer Frigate Dark Hand (3/3) Tartan Corvette TC-64523 (2/1) Tartan Corvette TC-64524 (2/1) Tartan Corvette TC-64525 (2/1) Tartan Corvette TC-64526 (2/1) Electronic Warfare Pod: Information Control Assigned PC: Mordecai Valar Task Force Experience: Green, 1XP Acclamator II Cruiser Shroud of Darkness (9/9) Pelta Class Frigate Deceiver (0/0) Thranta Corvette TH-78143 (0/1) Thranta Corvette TH-78144 (2/1) Thranta Corvette TH-78145 (2/1) Thranta Corvette TH-78146 (2/1) Covert Strike Force: Silent Hunters Assigned PC: Mordecai Valar Task Force Experience: Green, 1XP Strike Class Cruiser Coalescent Fury (9/9)
  8. Qaela

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    Ḿ̷̛͇͎̣̔̈́͒̍̃̓̚͘o̴̙̥͚̖̖͋̏̇̓r̵͍͐̀̈́e̴̛̪̥̐̑̍́̇̇͜ͅ ̴̪̀̆̋̈́̅̈́̓̕̚t̵̖͈̦̑͒̑̂͐̑o̸͕̿ ̸̗̖̙̠̅t̴̡̢̡̛̖̂̏h̷̡̻̺͔̤̬̬͈̮́̉̄̚ę̸̛̛̛̭͍̮̈́̈́͛͗̓̇̕ ̷͙̣͆̾̄Ṣ̷̨̹̲̱̦̳̭̫̓͋͆͐l̴̡̧̲͍̰̮̩̝̆a̷̡̢̨̦̹̜͔̝̲͋̽͝u̵̢̖͇̹̎̓̓ġ̸̢͉̖͚̪̉͋̌̑͘͘͘͜͝h̵̬̞͍̦̣͋́͗̓̏̀͑̀̿͝t̸͚̣̯͔̬̩͕͓̭̫͛̓̍̅ě̸̢̤̫͙͖ṙ̷̮̦̼͙͇̎ͅ Sith Fleet under Command of Qaela Sith Empire Destroyer Group [Turbolasers]: Focus Fire Assigned PC: Qaela Task Force Experience: Green, 2XP Assigned Callsign: Herløv Kyber class Star Destroyer Herløv (20/20) Sith Empire Destroyer Group [Missiles]: Focus Fire Assigned PC: Qaela Task Force Experience: Green, 1XP Assigned Callsign: Lightsbane Imperial II class Star Destroyer Lightsbane (8/20) Sith Empire Rapid Intervention Escort: Deadly Response Assigned PC: Qaela Task Force Experience: Green, 1XP Assigned Callsign: Glutton's Shadow Neutron Star-Class Bulk Cruiser Shadow's Sleight (8/9) Gladiator II-Class Star Destroyer Gleeful Glutton (0/0) Sith Fleet under Command of Nok Heavy Brawler Escort: Hammer and Anvil Assigned PC: Nok Morliss (commanded by NPC Jaden Jorus) Task Force Experience: Green, 1XP Bulwark Mark II Black Bracer (20/30) Destroyer Group (Missiles): Focus Fire Assigned PC: Nok Morliss (commanded by NPC Jaden Jorus) Task Force Experience: Green, 1XP Captor-class Heavy Munitions Cruiser Moon Beetle (9/9) Captor-class Heavy Munitions Cruiser The Broken Bullet (9/9) Covert Strike Force: Silent Hunters Assigned PC: Nok Morliss (commanded by NPC Jaden Jorus) Task Force Experience: Green, 1XP Nova-class Battle Cruiser Our Velvet Ire (9/9) Sith Fleet under Command of Mordecai Asset Denial Force: Surgical Strike Assigned PC: Mordecai Valar Task Force Experience: Green, 1XP Victory II Cruiser Wyvern (9/9) Lancer Frigate Dark Hand (3/3) Tartan Corvette TC-64523 (2/1) Tartan Corvette TC-64524 (2/1) Tartan Corvette TC-64525 (2/1) Tartan Corvette TC-64526 (2/1) Electronic Warfare Pod: Information Control Assigned PC: Mordecai Valar Task Force Experience: Green, 1XP Acclamator II Cruiser Shroud of Darkness (9/9) Pelta Class Frigate Deceiver (3/3) Thranta Corvette TH-78143 (2/1) Thranta Corvette TH-78144 (2/1) Thranta Corvette TH-78145 (2/1) Thranta Corvette TH-78146 (2/1) Covert Strike Force: Silent Hunters Assigned PC: Mordecai Valar Task Force Experience: Green, 1XP Strike Class Cruiser Coalescent Fury (9/9) A massive, brilliant explosion briefly lit up the holos in the bridge of the Herløv. Qaela frowned as the Gleeful Glutton took the brunt of heavy fire and erupted into a fireball of metal and shrapnel. Numerous of the pesky corvettes also perished in the exchange, but not enough and the loss of one of her ships greatly displeased her. It was battle, but those were here shield to protect her own forces. The losses didn't concern her so much as it showed that the enemy was capable of inflicting damage on larger ships. The worst part of it was the sudden influx of enemy ships joining the fray. While reinforcements of their own began to stream in, looking at the makeup, Qaela realized they were in some potential trouble with the enemy firepower now displayed against them. Before, they had the advantage in terms of destructive potential, now, that had shifted slightly to the Rebels. At least one of the enemy's cruisers was belching flame and so full of holes, it amazed her the ship hadn't broken up yet. One thing she did like was that it seemed these Rebels were focused heavily on simply unleashing damage, not in protecting themselves. That meant more damage output, true, but it also meant less protection for their own ships. It was a curious move from a group of people that claimed to value their own lives, but perhaps these were the old Imperials still in command.
  9. Qaela

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    S̸̛̲͈̟̜͉̟̮̳̖̖̃̌̈́͑̉͝h̴̭͇̥̣̜̥̱͔̟͚̎̃̀̓̿̀̅̚é̴̙̙̳̭̪̼͖̥͉̊̏̎͊͌͒ͅe̸̛͓̥̒͊͒̒̊͜͝p̷̼̼̳͙̗̹̝̭̈́͛̄̍̿̒ͅ ̴̧͔̗̘̎̋̇̽͘B̴̞͉̿͌̓̕͜ȅ̵̥̱̫͖̠̼͙͐̈́̎̉͗ͅf̴̹̤̪͓̘̤̠͑̓̉̍͛̌͘͜͠͠o̵͍̓̈́̀̋r̷̨̨̢̢̲̩̟̤͎͖̀̓͋̈̋͑̊̚ȩ̷̺͚̘͎̌̈̂̈̄͆͑͘͠͝ͅ ̴̨̛͎̦͇̰̗͖͆̾̈́̔̌W̶̜̃̿͘͠ȍ̴͇̜́̏̑̏̀̉͝ļ̵͇̬̻̼͔͙͓̜̇̈́̚ͅv̶̗̘̗̲̋͑̍͋̓̋̑̍͒͆ͅẻ̵̡̪͓̗̹̮̫̖̻̓̍̐͗̏͗̐̿͝s̴̬̘͈̮̀̎̋̅̓ Sith Fleet under Command of Qaela Sith Empire Destroyer Group [Turbolasers]: Focus Fire Assigned PC: Qaela Task Force Experience: Green, 2XP Assigned Callsign: Herløv Kyber class Star Destroyer Herløv (20/20) Sith Empire Destroyer Group [Missiles]: Focus Fire Assigned PC: Qaela Task Force Experience: Green, 1XP Assigned Callsign: Lightsbane Imperial II class Star Destroyer Lightsbane (14/20) Sith Empire Rapid Intervention Escort: Deadly Response Assigned PC: Qaela Task Force Experience: Green, 1XP Assigned Callsign: Glutton's Shadow Neutron Star-Class Bulk Cruiser Shadow's Sleight (9/9) Gladiator II-Class Star Destroyer Gleeful Glutton (1/9) Sith Fleet under Command of Nok Heavy Brawler Escort: Hammer and Anvil Assigned PC: Nok Morliss (commanded by NPC Jaden Jorus) Task Force Experience: Green, 1XP Bulwark Mark II Black Bracer (20/30) Destroyer Group (Missiles): Focus Fire Assigned PC: Nok Morliss (commanded by NPC Jaden Jorus) Task Force Experience: Green, 1XP Captor-class Heavy Munitions Cruiser Moon Beetle (9/9) Captor-class Heavy Munitions Cruiser The Broken Bullet (9/9) Covert Strike Force: Silent Hunters Assigned PC: Nok Morliss (commanded by NPC Jaden Jorus) Task Force Experience: Green, 1XP Nova-class Battle Cruiser Our Velvet Ire (9/9) * * * * * Qaela's Fleet, In Battle War was a glorious thing. It culled the weak and honed the strong. While war could sometimes be wasteful, in the right hands, it was the conflict necessary for life to continue and to account for nature's predator and prey mentality that being sentient had largely eliminated from the equation. Seeing the enemy corvettes explode before her as they tried to attack her flagship was a thing of beauty. Feeling the deaths of those scores upon scores of beings was but a trickle of the greater flood of carnage that was soon to come. She was pleased to see none of her own ships explode, though the Gleeful Glutton's shields took so much fire they were on the verge of collapse. The smaller destroyer had a purpose, and it was in shielding her own flagship from the focused enemy fire that lit up space between their two fleets. It might be callous, but she understood that even among the strong, the pawns had to fall so that the queen could continue to direct the larger fight. News of enemy raiders landing among the shipyards was of concern to her, so she ordered the assault shuttles from her own fleet to launch with their compliments to aid in the defense of the Sith Empire's future fleet. The army that was planning on invading the Corellian System wasn't with them, but rather had remained in deep space safely out of the way. Attempting to call them would be difficult with the jamming, but she also didn't want them jumping to Kuat in the middle of a fight where they could take tremendous losses. Losing troops in ground combat against other enemy soldiers was honorable and glorious, but losing a defenseless ship full of troops in space was shameful and humiliating. It was best to defeat this fleet and then deal with whatever the Rebels were planning on the Shipyards, so she gave further orders and her mighty ships adapted and continued the battle in earnest.
  10. Qaela

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    Ö̸̠̖̳̘͈͙̹̖̬́͑p̶̡̪̺̲͕̖̘͎̣̏͒ȇ̸̲̪̭̳̜̟̦̖̭̈́̀̽͘ņ̸̲̺̹̭͈͍̪̭̌̒̎̉ͅi̴̛̺̭n̷̟̪̰͓̯̣̖̺̝̈́g̴͓̳̜̜̲͗̓̈́̀ ̸̠͇͕͊͋̐͋S̴͍̬̦̹̓͌͆̿͗̀̌̕͠h̴̩̱̩̑͌̚ọ̷̧͕̲̩͕̯̐̾̿ț̵̛͉̣̤̉͑̕s̷̺̬̣̠̱͕͚͙̽̌̋̍̈́ Qaela's Fleet, entering battle Qaela's crew was quick to get into action now that they had been able to take in more of the situation around them. Still, it was frustrating how long it took to establish line of sight communications with infrared lasers, but it was better than nothing with the jamming going on. The Sith's engineers and comms specialists would soon be able to connect with an orbiting comms array to serve as a proxy hub for communications, but until then, this would have to work. Qaela saw the fleet arrayed against them and was eager to fight. The enemy would certainly be going to attack the Shipyards, and that was something that she didn't want. It was crucial that the Sith fleet continue to grow. They needed to cut through the enemy fleet as quickly as possible and try to cut them off from their boarding parties attacking the Shipyards. At least there, they may be able to trap the enemy where the constantly increasing number of Sith reinforcements could wipe them out and save the Shipyards. She saw the enemy fleets forming to attack the new arrivals and quickly selected her targets. Issuing a stream of orders, she began to mentally prepare for the battle ahead. Opening up to the Force, she prepared to feel the delicious taste of hundreds or thousands of deaths to stream over her like a savory waterfall. She also reached out and began searching for any particularly strong Force signatures indicating either fellow Sith or rival Light Side sycophants in the nearby area. Shipyard Zone 24 [[For Vox]] Sith Shipyard forces, while initially overwhelmed by the sudden onslaught of the Trandoshan led attack, were not entirely incompetent. Since they were not prepared for an attack, there were only a few troopers and a scattering of lightly armed Shipyard Security Forces (SSF) on hand to repel the initial attack. They did what they could, but it was clearly not sufficient. Instead of trying to completely drive off the attack, those in the area focused on slowing down the Rebel incursion. They weren't suicidal in making their stand, but they also weren't going to give up too much ground without a fight. Quick, makeshift traps were laid in key corridors with laser tripwires attached to shape charges. Troopers or SSF officers positioned themselves in fire zones to ambush the advancing enemy as well. Finally, security continually monitored the enemy as they advanced in, guiding and coordinating the responding forces even if they were outnumbered and mostly focusing on harassing. Their ultimate goal was to wait until further reinforcements could continue to stream in and Sith troop transports from Kuat's surface could pour hundreds of heavily armed, battle hardened soldiers into the fray. On board the various ships in Zone 24, Sith forces were still struggling against the insurgency. They took a lot of losses from the sudden revolt, but were quickly regrouping and preparing to sabotage the ships to prevent their escape. The Rebel insurgents had taken the engine rooms, reactor, and bridges of the Destroyers, but were constantly at risk of counterattack from the Sith loyalists.
  11. Qaela

    Kuat

    S̶̀͆͠ͅî̵̡̖̫̣͖̝̬́̋͒́͝ͅt̵̥͈͎͚̃ȟ̴͖̣̮͇̺̻͙̰̱̈́̋͊̀̀̈́̈̀̓ ̵̧̦̤̣̃̓̈́̒̔̄̂͆͆̽F̴͚͙͚̿̉̾͐͘͝o̸̹͗̓͝r̵̼̰͔̰͓̤͊̈̀̔̽͊ç̸̛̻̫̰͙̯̠̰̂́͜͝è̴̡̧̡̛̛͇̟͔̳̪͇͐͒̄̊͛ş̷͕͔͈̤̃̂̓̓͌̌̌ͅ Sith Fleet under Command of Qaela Sith Fleet under Command of Nok
  12. Qaela

    Kuat

    C̵̝͖̠̺͕͛̊̿̕ȯ̶̢̡̗̳͎̝͖̰͔̩̿̅̀̅̽̒̕͘ṃ̷̩̈́͌̌̂̽ę̶̰̳͇̩̜̝͍͖̙͂̌̓̈́ś̵̯̙̗̹̯̺̲̀͌͋̋̚͝͠ ̷̛͎̼̦̠̲̩̰͈̠̄̓̍F̷̧̛̤̯̺͇͚͇͖̀̒̌̃̃̈́̕o̸̡̺̹̦̹̺̙͆͛̄̈́͐̋r̷̛̼t̶̤̲̟́̅͗̾ͅh̶̡̧̟͎̹͍̜͔͈̫̓͋͛̈́͝ ̸͉͎͈̙̺̟̺͔̝̇͌̚̚͠F̶̢̲̜͚̔r̷͉̓͐̿ơ̵̝̒͗͐̽̈́͐̐̕m̴̨̲͚̘̗̈́̔̍͆ ̴̡͙̠̟̻̱͒͛͗̑̃D̴̩̫͕̺̱̪̳̳͛ͅa̴͙̲̞͇̅̒̈r̴͔̼͖̣̋ḳ̴͙̘͇̘̣̪̏̒̒̔͊̔̾̾͒͘ṋ̵̞̀̊̏̆ě̴̢̧͔̜͓͙̗͋̃͂s̴̤͕̣̟̦͙͈̫̒̈̎̅̽̋͜s̶̜̲͖̼͔̰̥͕͑̔́̔̏͗ͅ Qaela's Fleet, edge of battle Four large ships reverted from hyperspace in close formation, only to find themselves in the middle of a sensor jamming blanket. Qaela stood on board the Herløv and frowned in displeasure at this fact, even as her ships began attempting to scan the region and get an idea of what was going on. The tactical holos on the bridge remained a distorted static as their sensors were unable to properly identify the hundreds of ships, stations, shipyards, and other structures in their immediate vicinity. She could see small specs of light on her viewscreen, but not identify yet what they were and what it was she was here to destroy. This jamming would partially explain why Governor Ornkala had given such a poor showing so far, but not entirely. His failure to have already rallied a defense or even to have allowed such an attack so close to the shipyards was unforgivable. Unless he proved himself in the next few minutes, it was likely that his time among the living was quite short. Perhaps, given the Spider's blessing, she would be able to rive his soul. "Start working on punching through that jamming," she ordered. This wasn't exactly an Outer Rim planet, there were thousands of various comm and sensor satellites and relays in the area, so the jamming would only hold for so long before at least some communications could start punching through and she could begin rallying the Sith garrison to the defense. Until then, she would have to content herself on waiting until her ships could break through the jamming or at least get in close enough to visually identify and fire upon targets. * * * * * * Golan Defense Station Major Hogorens was in the command center of the Golan Defense Station Echo-Two when everything went off at once. Alarms were blaring and klaxons were pounding into his skull like drums. To his complete and utter shock, ships began pouring into the space around his station and began launching scores upon scores of fighters. It didn't take a genius to figure out these were not Sith Imperial forces which meant they had to be Rebels. Despite the surprise of the audacity and close range in which the Rebels had managed to jump in, he began barking orders out and summoning the crew to general quarters. Shields struggled to go up, but enemy shots hit their station and blasted holes into it including where the shield generators had been housed. With a grimace of frustration, Hogorens watched as the unprepared and partially staffed gunnery crews began opening fire at the incoming ships, but their efforts were hampered by the sudden jamming that was scattering their range finders. More gunners would start getting to position, but that would take some time as they struggled to get into their turrets. Until then, he could only stand by as he saw landing craft head towards him. Running to the small weapons locker in the command center, he used his authorization code to open it and began distributing weapons and sidearms to the crew there. If the enemy wanted to come on board, he would do his best to make sure they had a hot welcome. * * * * * * * Shipyard Zone 24 The Sith, upon capturing Kuat, had immediately ordered massive production of war materiel and ships. The Kuati elite, more loyal to credits than politics, was generally more than eager to accept the Sith contracts and begin building mighty Star Destroyers and smaller supporting ships for the Empire's war effort. Even though some of the rank and file workers might have had some qualms about serving new masters, the Sith were providing jobs and money to put food on their family's table. There had been some early issues of sabotage of some of the Sith efforts, but those had been brutally punished and generally, the workers had shaped up and did their jobs as required. That didn't mean that those workers had forgotten or changed their beliefs. There were some among the population of Kuat who were still loyal to the Imperial Remnant and bitterly opposed the invading Sith. While the most vocal of opponents had quickly been identified and rounded up by the Inquisition, there were still many who were smart enough to keep their opinions very close to the chest. As with almost any occupied planet, underground resistance formed to oppose the Sith Empire and, after months and months of planning, had managed to get people into the right place at the right time to make a stand. In Shipyard Zone 24, the Sith had been building up more of its Kyber class Star Destroyers. Three were now almost complete, waiting for its crews to embark. In addition to those three, there were also two Victory II Star Destroyers also all but ready to be christened, and another six Kyber Destroyers in various late stages of construction, but not yet ready for deployment. Rebel sympathizers had altered schedules and falsified reports to where these ships were all but empty of any but Rebels and a handful of Sith loyalists. When the Rebels had arrived as planned, their allies within the shipyards were ready, but they still needed help overwhelming the small number of Sith troopers and crew that they had not been able to get removed from the schedule. Seeing the Rebel attack, hundreds of Rebel resistance members went to action attacking and killing or detaining those that they could and beginning the process of detaching the five ships that were ready so they could depart. Even so, their risk was tremendous as it didn't take long for the rest of the Shipyard Security forces to realize what was going on and start sending dozens and hundreds of Sith troopers to these ships to attempt to quell the insurrection. Without reinforcements from the Rebel fleet, the resistance members would quickly be overrun and slaughtered without mercy.
  13. Qaela

    Corellia

    Qaela's eyes lit up in anticipation when the enemy dropping out of hyperspace before the Sith forces. This would be a glorious battle sending many to their deaths. As both sides began squaring up for battle, a high priority message flashed across her command console. Normally, she would ignore incoming messages at the start of battle, but this was of such urgent priority that she read it, fearing it was the Emperor himself. To her dismay, it was not the Spider, but rather the panicked governor of Kuat indicating a sizable Rebel incursion into the shipyards of that planet begging for help from any nearby Sith forces. With much of the Sith fleet dedicated to expanding the Empire, the defenses at Kuat itself had been slightly lower than normal with the thoughts that the Rebels would never dare be so audacious as to strike such a fortified location. Even some of her own fleet here had been taken from Kuat, so she was quite angered at this report. For a few moments, she debated what to do: it was frustrating to see the enemy present and battle ready to commence, but she knew that she must do what was best for the Empire. As much as she wanted to draw blood and conquer Corellia, it was far more important to the Empire to protect Kuat. Since they were relatively close, it was critical that they answer the call for help. With gritted teeth, she called out new orders to the fleet. "Kuat is under attack by the Rebels, we must answer the call for help and protect our hard won shipyards. Corellia will have to wait, it will have its day, but we must withdraw and go to Kuat to deal with the Rebels there." Even if it meant losing the beachhead on Centerpoint, they needed to withdraw and with every ship available. With a fleet like what was now facing them, they couldn't risk leaving a portion of their forces behind. Giving the order and coordinates to Commander Jorus, her ships immediately began pulling back, recalling their fighters and bombers, and preparing for the jump to Kuat. She looked back at the enemy forces arrayed against them with a small shake of her head in sorrow. The Rebels might think they won a victory here, but she knew what the ultimate result of this disruption of her plan would be. The Empire could not lose face to this attack and would return to take Corellia. Instead of the methodical, tactical, step by step approach she had planned, they would come in overwhelming numbers without any thought to holding back the destruction they would unleash. Corellia would be devastated and left in ruin as a symbol to those who would resist the Empire's might. Many more would die than would otherwise had and while Qaela didn't care about loss of life, she did care about wasting good resources and upsetting the Balance. Her fleet would jump momentarily and soon, they would face battle over Kuat.
  14. Qaela

    Corellia

    T̸̲̺̰͔̔͝h̵̛̻̉͊̍́͑è̶̹̰̦̖̫͔͇̝͇̊ ̷̣̗̝̥̘̩̗̎͆S̸̠͓̠̯̈́̃̀h̴̡͚̪̫̭̤̯͓̓͜͝͝͝͝ā̶̘̘̜͓d̵̠̦̮͈̭͙̤̼͈̬͒̀̅͊̋̏̕o̷̧̹̣͙͒͌́̾͊̓̿̐͠w̶̢̭̟̮̍̅̚͜ ̶̻̗͆̒̂̈́̕G̵̨̥̫͍̲̫͈͈̒́͂͂́̓̃͜ͅr̶̨̐͋̊͊̈͗͊́̈́̊ͅo̶̲̻͔̗̐̃ẅ̴̭͍̱̬̬̦̥͍́̍̏͒͋ͅs̸̢̨̰͙̥͉̺̾͒́̚ ̶̝̫̹̲̺͒́̂́̇͌D̵͉͌e̴͖̙͝ĕ̵̡̼͚͓̻̩͕̯̆͌͛͋͘͝͝ͅp̷̜̼͇͖̳̤̻̪̦̞̃̽̂̊̎̃̊̂̅ȩ̶̛̫̬̲̔͘̚͝r̶̡̫̦̫̤̲̕ With reinforcements having arrived and repairs to her own Herløv complete, Qaela was ready for the Sith to move to their next target: the Twin Worlds. The two worlds orbited each other almost like equal moons while also orbiting Corell. Centerpoint, their stronghold, was firmly between the two planets thus making the two worlds the next logical move simply due to proximity. While their first skirmish was just that, a skirmish, this time she would be attacking with a much larger force designed to do significant damage if needed. With barely over three million inhabitants, Talus didn't have a large population, especially compared to Corellia itself, but Qaela was determined to take it as part of the Sith's overall objective of taking this system. Her goal was to occupy one of the two worlds then swiftly take the other all in one fell swoop. The ship manufacturing on these two planets wasn't huge, but it was still worthy of occupying. Leaving Mordecai and his task force to protect Centerpoint, she and the substantial reinforcements that had recently arrived began its steady sublight advance towards Talus. Assault shuttles and massive landing craft followed, waiting for their opportunity to land and claim the planet in the name of their glorious Emperor. Qaela stood on the bridge of the Herløv, watching and waiting to see what the enemy response would be. Sith Empire Forces Assigned PC: Qaela
  15. Qaela

    Corellia

    Even as Sith forces marched down the main streets of Hollowtown and took control of the mayor's office and the control centers, ships began flowing into the newly formed Sith beachhead. The Imperial II Star Destroyer Lightsbane was first to arrive, adding its own firepower to that of the Herløv. That ship was soon joined by two more smaller but still impressive warships, the Neutron Star-Class Bulk Cruiser Shadow's Sleight and the Gladiator II Star Destroyer Gleeful Glutton bringing the armada under Qaela to four. Though she lacked smaller escorting ships, she preferred the sheer strength of the heavy destroyers while her smaller two cruisers would be there to help mitigate and divert any incoming enemy fire. While the Herløv underwent quick repairs for the moderate damage done to her hull in their previous engagement, Qaela turned her attention elsewhere. For now, while she waited for further Sith reinforcements, she was content to sit back and watch as the Rebel forces arrayed against her grew. This pleased her because it meant that her plan for drawing in enemy ships to be destroyed was working. Plus, the greater the numbers against her, the more glory would be found within the victory. As long as the Rebels hesitated to attack, she was content to wait until the right time presented itself. For now, she contented her officers and warriors by further securing Centerpoint Station and sending out probes and scouts to investigate the Corellian System. The system had long been a center of trade and manufacturing, so there was plenty of activity even in the war torn Core. Though the Sith held many of Corellia's neighbors there was still plenty of trade to be had. One of the early thoughts she had possessed was to blockade the trade routes with mines and interdictors. She elected against it for psychological reasons: she didn't want to come upon the system too harshly and fan the flames of resistance against the Sith Empire even greater than they might otherwise be. Crushing the trade routes were an option, but one she would use only if other avenues failed. Until then, she would watch, wait, and gain as much information about the system as possible before moving against the planets. While she was waiting, she kept pushing herself to higher and higher levels. She constantly trained in personal combat, especially with a lightsaber, against the Sith allies she had summoned from Korriban's Academy. Even more so, she delved into some of her own Nightsister teachings and worked on new ways to marry them to Sith practices and usage. It was that latter part that occupied her attention now. Swathed in her favored black Krath leathers, she entered a moderately sized room that was once an officer's mess that she had taken over and converted to her own needs. There were four figures within the room lit by self contained torches emitting raw firelight. Two wore the black robes and lightsabers showing themselves to be Sith Lords, but their role here was to simply observe and constrain should it be needed. Right now, Qaela's needs and attention were centered on the two individuals sitting in the middle about three meters apart. Both were quite different in almost every way and the duality struck her own personal fancy giving her a small amount of pleasure. The first individual was a young woman, perhaps barely even two standard decades old. She sat quietly in her chair, looking by all appearances to be slightly nervous as though before a job interview or first date. She fidgeted a little and her head darted from side to side at various minor noises, but she remained in her chair without any further prompting. However, to Qaela's Force enhanced senses, she radiated anxiety and nervousness like a trapped animal readying itself for flight. The other was an middle aged man, human or near human. Unlike the woman, he was calm and controlled, staring forward at the blank wall across from him, but not in the manner of one in a drug induced haze, but rather of deep contemplation. Also contrasting from the woman was how he appeared through the Force: his outward appearance was bolstered by an internal resolve and determination his companion purely lacked. A casual observer would pick the woman to be the one most likely to bolt from their chair, at least, until they saw the short chains and shackles constraining the man. With a predatory smile, Qaela evaluated both individuals before setting to work. The woman, though frightened, was here by her own choice, though Qaela would be honest in saying the poor woman's choices were not very desirable from the start. She was from Onderon, one of the most poor and helpless of the Empire. Through a most unfortunate series of events, her parents had been killed leaving her and her four younger siblings with little to support themselves with. Some within the Sith Empire enjoyed preying upon these desperate people because they were willing to do extreme things to survive. For this one, Qaela's aides had picked her from a long list of "applicants" and offered her a choice: give herself and her soul over to the Sith Empire and her siblings would be provided for. The woman wasn't ignorant, she knew what that likely entailed, but she loved her family and with the choice of sacrificing herself or watching the young ones starve to death or slave away in dangerous menial labor was not really a choice. The man, on the other hand, was a Rebel prisoner, an officer of middling rank who knew what was likely to happen to him, but believed himself able to resist. He had been kept alive for a purpose similar to this as the Sith had a constant need for live victims of various dark and sometimes profane rituals. His own stoicism did him credit, but would not spare him for what was about to come. He had served the Rebel Alliance, then the Galactic Alliance, and now the Rebels once more and had no regrets for his service. He believed that he did what was right and knew that his life would be sacrificed as soon as he was captured. Obviously, the Rebel officer was not here of his own free will, but that was what was needed for this experiment: Qaela needed a volunteer who had regrets over their life situation, and a prisoner who had no regrets yet was not here of their own accord. Both spirits were different, both were key for her next test. The strength of a spirit was affected by many things ranging from deeply held convictions to even the concept of a free will choice, no matter how reluctant. She wanted to test her new method on a weak volunteer as well as a resolute enemy. What needed to be done had to be accomplished quickly to be of practical use. Qaela could rive their spirits quite easily, but the key for now was to be able to do it quickly rather than needing the long, drawn out rituals she normally practiced. For months, bit by bit, Qaela and five of her most trusted aides whom she had exclusively cross trained in the Nightsister arts had been working and practicing on taking that Nightsister template and shortening it using Sith methods. It wasn't an easy task and many hapless spirits had been needed before they had come to this point where a practical demonstration was possible. With a nod to herself, Qaela began. Delving quickly into the old Nightsister spells she learned as a child and perfected as an adult, Qaela began by opening a small tear into the spirit world. She tempered the rough, almost primal primitive nature of these spells with the refined, almost smooth flowing practices of the Sith's way of using the Force and, within moments, reached out to the two hapless victims before her and slipped an invisible knife deep into their very being. That knife cut and tore, but not at the flesh. This knife was there to cut away the spirit from the body, drawing it further into the spirit world with each slice until the natural attraction of the spirit world was stronger than the body's pull to retain it. Qaela ignored the horrific, blood curdling sounds coming from her victims, instead focusing on riving their spirits apart until they were completely free after which the sounds abruptly stopped. The spirits, now free of their corporeal bodies, were quickly absorbed into the spirit world where they vanished among the countless others that already inhabited that void. Only thirteen seconds had passed from the moment she started until the point the bodies stopped moving. It was longer than she had hoped, but still much quicker than her previous attempts. She noted, wryly, that the young woman had actually made it out of her chair and was now sprawled lifelessly a meter from the door. Qaela briefly wondered if the girl knew the door was locked, or if she had actually harbored some hope of escape, but those musings faded in less than a second. "Clean up the mess," she ordered. "We will evaluate and resume at a later point." With that, she stalked out of the room to return to the bridge and see if any new information had been uncovered in her absence.
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