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    Orbit around Kuat
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    The Hellion was circling around the planet of Kuat, providing a beautiful view of the planet and the massive Kuat Drive Yards orbital production facility.

    Hask was sitting in the pilot's seat, leaving the actual piloting to his astromech droid as he kicked back a bit with his feet up on the dashboard and a hot cup of caf in his hands. The holonet was on, playing a song softly as background music in the ship. He was still a vegetable at this time, usually waking up much later than this but with everything going on, sleep is a luxury he rarely could get his hands on.

    He looked over to his droid next to him. "Hey buddy, could you please transmit our coordinates to our friend's ship? Thanks." he spoke groggily but kindly to the droid and it gave a happy beep in response.

    He was not sure why, but @Rayne Kelborn had contacted him once again and told him to wait around the planet for her. At least this time it was in a proper ship he was proud of, and not some simple starfighter that had about the same handling as a drunk Bantha.

    "To think a ship this size could outmanoeuvre my starfighter, but that just goes to show how badly designed it is...and its all your fault!" he said as he pointed a finger at the KDY facility around the planet.
    He sat back once again and took a sip of his caf, trying to wake himself up and get out of his zombie-like state. The coordinates were sent and all that was left to do was wait for the arrival of the Mandalorian and her man-o-war of a star ship.​
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    0728 hours​
    The Cloud was sailing through hyperspace when it received the coordinates of Hask's ship, this would be the first time Rayne got to see it since he had taken ownership of it. As the hyperdrive slowed down, and the sub light engines kicked in, Rayne circled the planet, finding Hasks ship in its orbit.

    Sending a hail Rayne said, Heya buddy, I like the paint job.. looks like you mighta got yourself a decent ship there.. Rayne said as she closed the distance between the two ships, the cockpits of each ship within eyesight of each other.

    She hadn't exactly told Hask why she'd asked him to meet her here, but with the fact that she had told him to stay in orbit, and based on what their last joint effort had been, she reckoned he had ventured a pretty close guess about what was in store today..

    Rayne sent over a digital file to the Hellion, and explained it after he received it, This is a Ghost-class Rescue Craft, I've already got a buyer, so let's make this quick.. Rayne explained, it has a class one hyperdrive with a class twelve backup with a light deflector screen.. we need to take out that class one, and board the boat.. Rayne continued, it's supposed to lift off at zero eight hundred hours, I want to make it ours by oh eight twenty.. Rayne finished explaining as she too looked over the digital blueprints.
     
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    He wasn't expecting a hail to come through so suddenly. He jumped a little when he heard her voice, spilling his second cup of hot caf onto his lap and burning him. He winced at the pain, but at least he was awake now.

    He took a deep breath in before opening a channel to her ship and looking through his window at the Cloud. "Thanks, thought the red might suit me a little better than the blue."

    He received the file she sent and listened as she spoke while he went through the file, lightly whistling as he looked over it.
    "Class one, huh? Yeah, that might be a problem. We're going to have to take out that thing's engines before it has the chance to jump. At least we are in luck. While it has powerful scanners, it shouldn't be so easy to spot us right off the bat if we stick closer to the facility and the traffic around it. All those other ships should cover our signature pretty decently in theory, allowing us to get right on top of it and take out its engines before it can jump." he explained, not taking his eyes off the blueprints

    Finally he looked down at the clock on his dashboard. "Well its oh-seven-thirty now, so we still got some time to plan a move. Also do you have an extra pilot or gunner by any chance? My droid can handle cruising but with dogfighting its a different story. Plus either me or someone else needs to man the gun turret." he perked up and awaited her answer. "Or you can come over and help, if you feel up for it." he added with a smirk on his face.

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    You're strategy is exactly what I had in mind as well.. Rayne replied, unprepared for what Hask was about to say next. Rayne laughed, of course he was unprepared... I can spare a pilot.. Rayne said with a smirk that Hask couldn't see, as well as an eye roll. Hurry and dock so we can get into position, also Hask.. if we take to long... The Kuat Drive Yards security forces will be on us like flies on Sith... Rayne said, a legitimate warning with a bit of classy teasing on top.

    Rayne maneuvered The Cloud, and escorted the nervous non Mandalorian crewman to the cargo bay docking doors, he wasn't thrilled about being left alone with a Sith, and Rayne had to reassure him several times. The crew had had a couple of interactions with this particular Sith, and it was clear he was different, if only Rayne could get him to ditch the Empire faster, that may reassure her crew even more.

    As the docking doors opened Rayne looked at Hask, Piece of Sith.. come prepared next time.. She said with a goading smile. It was lucky for him she had just been assigned her own detail of Marauders, otherwise she wouldn't have had crew to spare..
     
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    The Cloud moved in position and docked with his ship. Hask walked down to the doorway and waited for Rayne to bring her pilot aboard. The doors opened to a cheerful looking Rayne and a queasy looking pilot. He had to stifle a laugh at the sight of him.
    "Oh come off it. I hadn't had a chance to get a crew member, I've been a little busy as of late." he casually explained to her as she cracked a joke with him

    He looked over the pilot and decided to mess around a bit with him. He walked up to him and threw an arm around his neck as he escorted him onto his ship.

    "Don't worry. I can almost guarantee the stuff you've heard of us Purebloods are greatly exaggerated...except the part of us drinking blood. That's actually pretty true." he said to the crewman as he shot a mischievous look to Rayne over his shoulder.

    "Don't worry Rayne, I'll play nice with him." he said with a wave as they boarded his ship and the door closed.

    The pilot found his seat and Hask climbed into the turret, warming up its twin laser cannons.
    "Hey Rayne, after this we should get our hands on a few of those Bak-and-something quad cannons. I think they'll fit the Hellion pretty decently, whaddya say?" he spoke over the commlink to Rayne on her ship as the departed.

    A few minutes later the scanners and shields activated and Hask proclaimed into the comm.
    "Hellion powered up and ready to rock. Awaiting orders."

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    Ah yes, it just br awfully demanding being a man of such caliber.. Rayne sarcastically replied, her eyes rolling so fast they could win a pod racing tournament.

    Rayne watched with a cracked smile as Hask teased her pilot, returning Hask's look with silent laugh, but quickly changing her face to a serious tilted head look when her crewman looked back at her, a ripple of fear crossing his face. Rayne waved and closed the docking door as a further jest, he would deserve some time off after this one..

    Sounds good, you locate them and I'll help you get em.. Rayne replied.

    Moving back to the helm, Rayne sat back in the Captain's chair, her Mandalorian pilot filling in for the missing crewman.

    0754 hours​
    I don't expect many, if any, escort craft for this one, but be prepared for KDY defense forces if we take too long.. Rayne said to Hask over their secured line, as she moved The Cloud into position. It would only be a few more minutes now till it launched.
     
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    He kept his eyes on his scopes as he waited for the ship to launch. They were in position so technically they should almost be invisible to the medical ship. "Hey, even if there are escort craft, how tough can they be. Besides I'm sure we will be on that medical ship and out of this sector in fifteen minutes easy. KDY shouldn't be a problem. We also have the added benefit of my ship's tractor beam. It won't be powerful enough to pull it in but it will most certainly mess with their controls if we activate it quickly enough." he explained into the commlink.

    They sat in silence, waiting for the ship to emerge. Finally after what felt like hours the Hellion's radar pinged and an image showed up on the scope.
    "Hey, hey! Eyes up! Got a visual on the target." he said as he turned his guns to point at it as it flew. It remained true to its course so chances are that they were, in fact, invisible. "Rayne, I can't spot any escort craft on my scanners, do you see anything?" he called out. He called out to the pilot, "Hey, be ready with that tractor beam. We only got one shot to disrupt him."

    He focused back on the medical ship.

    "Here we go again..."

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    Hask had a good point, but still "KDY shouldn't be a problem.." sounded like some famous last words.. But his tractor beam would indeed come in handy, Ok Hask, once that thing gets in range, you hit it with your beam and we can both focus some cannon fire on it until those shields pop, and then you hold her still until I dock, sound like a plan? She didn't mean that last part to sound like a question, it was what they were going to do, it made the most sense.

    Hask's excited voice caught Rayne's attention, and she watched attentively until Hask would activate his tractor beam on the medical ship, it had a lot of valuable gear on board, and Rayne was hoping to preserve it during the capture, so proton missiles were out of the question..

    Once hask had the ship held, Rayne opened fire with her heavy blaster cannons, a short wave of her own, plus Hask's added complement would likely shut down the things shields quickly, giving Rayne free reign to dock with it. Lightning!.. She called, indicating to her crew to open up with the cannon fire.

    The Ghost - Class Rescue Craft had nothing in the form of armament, which meant it wouldn't put up a fight while it was being captured, those inside however were a different story, though most on board would either be patients, which was unlikely as it was just leaving a planet with ample ability to treat wounded, or medics and a couple flight crew, which was much more likely. As Rayne began to dock, her and six of her dozen Marauders made their way to the cargo bay, pausing for just a moment to address those she was leaving behind, I want you all watching the stars, and the scanners, anything comes our way I wanna know about it asap!.. Rayne ordered before moving on. This was a very populated place to be conducting such a risky highly illegal operation such as rescue craft theft, and Rayne didn't want to take chances on this one, though she often said that and things tended to go sideways more often than not...

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    Hask sat patiently, keeping his sights trained onto the Medical ship. It was moving closer and closer. The Hellion either didn't show up on their scanners or they looked like a passing freighter. Either way, it was flying right into the range of the tractor beam.

    As soon as it passed into the beam's sights, the pilot hit the button and the beam locked on and the ship's movement shifted as the crew were losing control. This would not be the case for long, however, because the strain being put on the tractor beam was tremendous. They had to work quickly.

    "Light it up!" he shouted for Rayne as he started opening fire, the cannons lobbing round after round into the ship's shields. Coupled with the hail of blaster fire from Rayne's ship the shields were down fairly quickly.

    "Okay Rayne, move in! Move in! We can't hold them for much longer!" he shouted into the comm.

    Thankfully her crew was ready and moved in as he spoke. When they finally docked, the Hellion cut the beam and finally gave the straining projectors a break.

    The pilot moved the ship into a better position, providing cover for the Cloud and a good view for Hask to keep an eye out for incoming hostiles.

    "Pilot, keep your eyes on that scanner. As soon as you see anything resembling an attack craft you let me know." Hask shouted into the ship for the pilot to hear before opening the comm channel once again. "Hellion to Cloud! We got our eyes on the Yards but we're not sure how much longer we'll have. Hurry up and be as quick as you can. We won't be able to hold them off for long if they catch on to us." he spoke sternly to both Rayne and her ship.

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    Rayne and her Marauders made the breach quickly, storming the rescue craft fully armed and armoured, she had been correct on her second guess, no patients, just medics, and flight crew, one of which had a blaster pistol aimed at one of Rayne's Marauders. The tiny DH 7 looking like a rock compared to the repeaters carried by the Mandalorian warriors.

    He was shaking, and stumbling as Rayne walked up to him, Hey.. she said, placing her right hand on the blaster pistol, her finger squeezing between the trigger and the space behind it, No one needs to die today.. She finished, pulling the pistol from the man's hands as he slumped into the chair behind him, breathing heavily.

    Lock them up, and drop them off somewhere safe... Rayne gave the command, her Marauders following suite just a moment later, leading all of the people to a medical suite, and locking them in. Rayne approached her pilot, I want you back at base asap.. Drop them and run.. Rayne said.

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    He sat in the turret, listening in on what was going on. He was pleasantly surprised that Rayne managed to let the crew live.
    "Great job guys! Now let's..." his voice trailed off as his eyes went wide.

    "Guys let's go, let's go! Bogeys incoming!" he shouted into the comm as he turned the turret and took aim at the enemy.

    'The enemy' being nothing else other than 4 RX-4 starfighters along with 1 XS-109 gunship.

    The image of them lit up the Hellion's scanners like a Christmas tree, no doubt doing the same to the other two ships.

    They were not in range yet, but were closing distance rather quickly.
    "Rayne get your coordinates set and jump already! We got an entire squadron incoming fast!" he yelled at her. His heart was racing and adrenaline was pumping and his trigger finger started getting a bit itchy.

    This was going to be close...

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    Get this boat out of here! Rayne commanded the Marauders now in charge of flying the rescue craft as she slammed the docking tube door and returned to The Cloud. Stations, Get moving now! Rayne commanded her crew over the comms. Hask wanted to run, Rayne knew that, but they needed to give them a reason not to chase after them. Rayne was bolting through the ship, this couldn't have happened at a worse time, for kriff sake she was still on the other ship when they'd been spotted. To her pilot she called over the comms, Turn one eighty, direct face to their gun ship! Get those hyperspace coords in, prep the thunder, and fire when ready!.. Rayne commanded all the while bolting through her ship to the helm.

    She arrived right when the enemy XS - 109, and The Cloud had closed enough distance to fire upon one another, the unfortunate mess for the enemy ship was that Rayne's ship, while being born the same... had received multiple modifications, Hask, I need you on these fighters until we're ready to jump! Rayne called to him. Her crewman was working tirelessly on the hyperdrive computer, working out a course for the jump. Kriff.. Rayne whispered to herself as her Torpedo launched from it's tube.. destination, enemy XS - 109. She had personally taken a direct hit from a concussive missile once, it had leveled her shields, this was a full on proton torpedo... it was unlikely the beast would survive if it hit, and Rayne's men were good, they often hit their targets. Lightning! Rayne commanded, her gunners now opening fire in multiple directions with her many many dual turreted heavy blaster cannons, the forward most four targeting the enemy XS - 109.

    With The Cloud, and the enemy XS -109 flying at each other in a chicken style race, the difference in positioning being that Rayne's ship, The Cloud, was inverted one hundred and eighty degrees, the top of her ship and the bottom of the enemy's facing the same direction, leaving her illegal proton torpedo tube a direct shot at the ship's cockpit. Since it was an illegal, and uncommon, modification, the crew of the enemy ship would likely not be prepared for it, and would be too busy focusing on The Cloud's heavy blaster cannon fire to notice until it was too late..

    The other heavy blaster cannon turrets were also targeting the swarming RX - 4 star fighters, their positioning making it difficult for direct hits, but at the very least would allow Hask to get clean shots on them as her fire acted as suppression fire.
     
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    Hask jumped to action, opening fire on a RX-4 that came in range. The fighter's shield absorbed the first few shots easily, but pretty soon it went down from the strain and the fighter lit up with cannon fire.
    "Way ahead of you Rayne! Pilot, evasive action! Let's give them a chase shall we?" he yelled to both Rayne and the pilot on board his ship

    The Hellion lurched forward, dodging a few cannon shots that came its way. The remaining three fighters quickly pursued.

    They opened fire and a few rounds collided with the Hellion's shields but they held up remarkably. Hask turned and lobbed round after round at the chasing fighters, taking down another one's shields and causing the others to overshoot and lose target in an attempt to dodge the cannons. The ship lurched and Hask was almost thrown out of his seat. A concussion missile hit him dead centre and knocked his shields out.
    "Well we're about to see how much this baby can take." he mumbled to himself as he opened fire on the fighter, causing it to fling to the side and spiral out of control.

    A massive explosion caught his attention. He looked over just in time to see the XS-109 fly apart in different pieces. His attention was quickly diverted back when two rounds hit the ship only a foot away from the turret's window.

    While this all went down, the little astromech droid was working tirelessly on a heading out of here.

    "Hey Rayne are we meeting somewhere specific or are we scattering and regrouping later." he asked as calmly as he can while firing at another fighter. With the pilot's zig-zagging targeting wasn't the easiest thing to do.

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    Rayne diverted her attention away from the fragments of the destroyed XS - 109 and pursued the fighters that were tailing Hask. Just get out of here, we'll reconvene later.. Rayne sent back, opening fire on the fighters from their rear, with Hask in front and her in back, they didn't stand much chance of surviving that kind of onslaught.

    As the line of ships moved further away from the planet, and the rescue craft had already jumped into hyperspace, Rayne continued along after the remaining fighters had been destroyed, putting distance between herself and the planet while the hyperspace jump coordinates were getting perfected.

    I'll catch you later, Hask.. Rayne said, just a handful of moments before The Cloud jumped into hyperspace. The Kuat Drive Yards had surely dispatched additional ships now that they had made a scene, but by now it was too late, and the pair had already made their escapes..

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