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  • The Mercenaries, Chapter 3

    There are a few details still being worked out.....but turn 3 is about to begin.
    Tacitos, Satrap of Kyrene

  • #2
    Merci beaucoup! Tres bien.
    Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

    Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

    by Khepesh "This is the logic of Pruitt"

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    • #3
      Thanks for taking the time from your very busy schedule.
      "We have no white flag."

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      • #4
        Again I apologize for the delays, but I got a replacement player for Exorcist up an running. Of course he can come back with full honors whenever he wishes, but I felt that there was a hole that needed filling....enter Khryses.

        With that done, expect first main post within 48 hours. This turn is about to launch in a big way.

        Tacitos, Satrap of Kyrene

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        • #5
          Now Cry Havoc....

          Space is brutally ripped apart in a brilliant kalidescope of color. Leviathan has arrived. On schedule, the other mercenary ships around Zatune III pull back towards Zatune II, giving the battlecruiser a wide berth.

          Rising out of the atmosphere come not 4 ships, but only 2. The No1 Attack transports clear the upper atmosphere, but instead of moving to join the Leviathan, they turn and burn, putting the planet between them and the Battlecruiser as it fires some futile shots in an attempt to stop them. Before the Leviathan can orbit the planet, the transports wink out, jumping out system.

          Not missing a beat, Leviathan finishes its orbital slingshot and takes off in pursuit, jumping out with only a terse reply to the chorus of irritated commentators...."In Pursuit".

          Hours drag by, and nothing is heard of Leviathan, or the transports. Hours go to a couple of days, and still nothing is heard. Then a rumor spreads, coming from dealers of 'rare' goods, that an 'Admiral' Malekith sent out a call to the pirates in the sector to join him at Jonov, with promises of reward to those that come quickly and with competent forces.......

          Of Jonov, nothing has been heard since two mercenary companies went there, and then left without saying a word. Even the corporations on Jonov have been unusually quiet over these past few months, but events elsewhere have kept thorough investigation from occurring.....
          Tacitos, Satrap of Kyrene

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          • #6
            Guppy and Nikki's ships return to an orbit around Zatune III. We will not be listening to any more deals for a long time.

            Space Log
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            Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

            Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

            by Khepesh "This is the logic of Pruitt"

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            • #7
              Another ship jumps in system, moving to join Neisnau. The newly Christened 'Scharnie' has arrived.

              {Narvik-class destroyer.....a bit better than your average DD}

              And two lumbering ships arrive, and without a word, they make for Zatune II, and transmit only to the 147th, which seems to welcome them. From what can be seen, they're Dwarven Landing craft, though very big ones at that.....
              Tacitos, Satrap of Kyrene

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              • #8
                Guppy moves in to reclaim crew off of Scharnie and requests the return of 15 of the 20 crew we put on Crater. You can keep the five Bridge Crew on Crater we discussed earlier. We will continue to orbit Zatune III for now. Landing sites for the Flotilla Leader and Freighter are carefully marked. Guppy tries to contact the Civilian Government of Zatune III to see what the situation is with the ships mentioned above. If they are abandoned we will move in and put them in orbit for sale.

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                Number One
                Pruitt, you are truly an expert! Kelt06

                Have you been struck by the jawbone of an ASS lately?

                by Khepesh "This is the logic of Pruitt"

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                • #9
                  ...let slip the Dogs of War

                  The darkness of space flickered, then burst into coruscating ripples of light and colour above Refrak III as Vendetta tore through the fabric of the immaterium and dropped into high orbital space. As the ripples died away, the glow of the engines flare into life behind the cruiser and it burns swiftly for low orbit.

                  Soon communications are opened with the orbiting Skywatch, and a gravelly voice hails the elven official. "This is Captain Khrysada of Gold Company; we hear the Governor has been releasing mercenary contracts lately. Are any of them yet active?"
                  Captain Khryses, Silver Star Omnilift Wing

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                  • #10
                    Lucky Strike and Serendipity make for Zatune, there to link up with Wraith and rearm the latter.
                    "We have no white flag."

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                    • #11
                      Still waiting for the response to my order.
                      you think you a real "bleep" solders you "bleep" plastic solders don't wory i will make you in to real "bleep" solders!! "bleep" plastic solders

                      CPO Mzinyati

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                      • #12
                        Which order? There was so much going on that I've honestly lost track.
                        Tacitos, Satrap of Kyrene

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                        • #13
                          Voice from the Republic

                          Jonov System


                          The Republic of Jonov was quiet once again with merchants going about their business and the shipyards working hard to fill their quotas. First Counsul Maleketh, supreme leader of the Republic of Jonov looked upon his nation with happiness. The Leviathan glides through space around the Skywatch and the converted destroyers escort her. Many gunships fly through space, practicing maneuvers and tactics for the defense of their home. Unidentifiable mismatched ships also seem to be present. Maleketh's appointment as First Counsul of the Republic of Jonov for life had only been a short time ago, but the Republic looked to be prospering. Before his arrival the Republic of Jonov hid its very existence from the rest of the sector for months, but it was time for an unveiling. Skywatch showed a few signs of the clash that had happened before his arrival, but nearly all was intact. With the responsibility of both chief military and civil leader Maleketh would make the address. Communications readied itself to broadcast Maleketh's message on every single possible frequency and channel. A gesture from Maleketh and the broadcast began.....



                          "I address any in the wicked Elven Kingdom and any others who may be listening. The corrupt rule of the Elven Kingdom has been brought to an end in Jonov. The brave citizens had enough of heavy taxes and contributions to a government that did nothing for them. The planet is taken, the moons are taken, and Skywatch is in the hands of the Republic of Jonov. This brave revolt of theirs to break the chains of tyranny was carried out of their own accord and they were successful. The feeble Elven Kingdom has been
                          defeated and no longer are Elven Kingdom military vessels welcome in the space of the Republic of Jonov. I have been appointed First Counsul of Jonov for life, and I take my position given to me by the Jonovians seriously. I discourage any military response to our newfound freedom, because such a response will be met with violence. The chains of slavery to the Kingdom have been broken and never again shall we bow to the monarchy. If need be, we will spend our lives and water the fast growing tree of liberty in Jonov with our very own blood. Our Republic will stand strong against any attempt to take this hard won freedom of ours. Recognize our new nation and greet us as brothers and sisters. Because the only other option is war. Heed my words, because they are backed by steel."


                          With that the fully manned Kongo battlecruiser fired twenty one times in salute. Both converted destroyers joining in as the gunship formations flew overhead. The crews gave cheers. "Long live the Republic! Long live the Counsul!"
                          First Counsul Maleketh of Jonov

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                          • #14
                            Interesting news from the Republic of Jonov... and now the rebuttal from the eminent gentleman with the pointy ears?
                            Captain Khryses, Silver Star Omnilift Wing

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                            • #15
                              Haha
                              "We have no white flag."

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