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Discussion in 'Expansion Region and Mid Rim' started by Eisa Swan, Nov 7, 2019 at 5:55 PM.

  1. Eisa Swan

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    The mission ahead was in itself relatively simple, infiltrate behind the Pirate lord's lines and take out the defences stationed around the concealed fighter base hidden away within the canyon - so that the drop ships carrying the Alliance's ground troops can capture the base. On paper it was pretty clear cut, in reality however things may turn out not to be so simple! Carrying out a lightning strike raid on the base, without alerting the early warning systems or being detected on the bases scanners - required traversing the tight winding caverns was one thing, doing so in the dead of night without spotlights was another.

    Even a seasoned fighter pilot would be hesitant to sign up for the mission, it was perhaps why the pilots who were assigned the task were pulled from the Jedi members of the Squadron's Ranks. The thought process was that the Force Sensitive pilots would be able to safely navigate the canyon run, relying on their connection to the Force to guide them through the perilous course. At the lead of the flight group was Star three, the ashen haired Jedi Master. Following on her wing was one of the squadron's newest recruits, a young Padawan who held the call sign Star Twelve - the young dark haired Bothan had shown great potential during his previous assignment, a promising new addition to not only the squadron but the Jedi order as well.

    Sighing as the canopy wipers rocked back and forth, frantically attempting to sweep away the driving rain that was pelting the transparisteel casing of the cockpit, creating a film that reduced visibility. "Flying in the night is one thing.... But in the middle of a rain storm!" Eisa muttered over the comms channel, as she toggled a dial to adjust the wiper speed. "I really should of reviewed the weather patterns whilst planning this campaign" she added, before a frown curled on her features as her droid, Ditto chirped in his own sarcastic jibe back at the Jedi Master.

    Sighing in resignation, Ditto had a valid point despite the jibe - the base would not be expecting anyone suicidal enough to traverse the canyon in the middle of a thunder storm, something that would hopefully play to the their advantage. "Right Star Twelve, keep tight on my tail and allow the Force to guide you, reach out and feel your surroundings allow the Force to be your eyes" Eisa resumed over the channel, giving the young padawan a few words of guidance before they traversed too deeply into the depths of the canyon run. Although she had no doubt that like her, Kyi would have studied the topography scans of the region, running blindly into a rocky slalom with the route committed to memory could only go so far.

    Taking a deep breath, Eisa followed on her own guidance and channelled the Force through her. Allowing her minds eye to open into the currents of the Force, viewing the surrounding terrain through the shimmering light blue hues of her Force sight. "Right lets do this" Eisa spoke out, breaking the brief silence that fell between the two fighters. "Once we hit the base of the trench, maintain comms silence" She added, before the exhausts of her fighter flared into a burst of bright light as the pilot opened the throttle of her fighter before sweeping her craft down towards the base of the canyon.
     
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  2. Kye Gruukran

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    The Bothan couldn't help but feel the weight of this mission. He had danced with danger in the past - several times - but this time everything seemed more dramatic. Flying quickly in atmo, rain, lightning, and he was flying Master Swan's wing. His heart raced in excitement.

    "Right Star Twelve, keep tight on my tail and allow the Force to guide you, reach out and feel your surroundings allow the Force to be your eyes" Swan's voice crackled through their comm channel.

    "Copy that, Shtar Three. I've got you covered." He pulled up on the throttle slightly bringing his fighter as close as he could while still having space to maneuver safely. He reached out with the force to the surroundings, but also towards the Jedi Master. Flying in unison was always hard. Flying unison through a canyon in poor weather necessitated the force.

    "Right lets do this" Eisa spoke out, breaking the brief silence that fell between the two fighters. "Once we hit the base of the trench, maintain comms silence" Kye clicked his comm channel twice in a silent affirmative and followed Star Three down toward the canyon.

    It was time.

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  3. Karath Gaath

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    As if this mission wouldn't be difficult enough, he had to be flying a forty-meter-long freighter for it. Karath made his third mental note since takeoff: I'm going to need a drink if I get through this. Some distance ahead, he could see the drive flares of his comrades' fighters through the lashing rain; his sole guiding lights on approach to the mouth of the canyon. Beyond that, he would be relying only on the Force to see him safely to the other side.

    "Star Three, Star Twelve, this is Star Sixteen - apologies for the late arrival. Be advised, I'll likely take longer than you to navigate the canyon. Order of comms silence acknowledged."

    Click. Off went the communicator, for the time being. Taking a deep, steadying breath, the Padawan kept his eyes firmly forward and lowered altitude just a tad. Kye and Master Eisa would enjoy much more manoeuvrability than him; his larger ship would have to pick its way through the canyon at a much more ponderous pace. Slow and steady was the way forward.

    When the fighters' drive flares disappeared from view, Karath felt himself taking another breath. No going back now. Keeping her current crawling speed, Revelation entered the canyon a short while behind the others.

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