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  1. Zan and Drali

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    Location: Outside of the Roche Asteroid Belt
    Time: N/A
    Participants: @Darasuum @Faster Than Light @Gian Greydragon
    Theme: Hefna ❅ Danheim
    Briefing: The Roche asteroid system is split into various tunnels. It is a labyrinth for the average being but for the Verpine they can traverse it easily. While appearing meek they are capable and are manufacturers of formidable weaponry. Do not take their threat likely.

    The music of her people played softly throughout the interior of the ship. Zan tended to play it, hyping up her crew of eleven for the mission before them. They were not from Deucalian backgrounds but everyone under her command grew to accept the traditions of its leader. some even started to enjoy it.

    The Lash class heavy starbomber sat patiently waiting for any sign of the convoy to appear. In the meantime she checked in with her wingmates. Keying the secure communications link she reached to the two primary agents that had their own vessels attending this operation.

    "alright Red two, Red Three, this is Red YEET. Check in. Anything on your scanners?" What a dumb call sign. This was why she did not let her other half make choices for the both of them. But it could not be helped now. The Crusader had been working under the call sign for a few weeks now and it would just add to the confusion if she changed it. Instead Zan just embraced it.
     
  2. Zvonimir Augustus

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    So, next on the Empire's agenda... is bringing bugs into the Empire? Although to be fair their technology is impressive. Still though. Another mission with Zandrali, and it looks like he has a new craft. She's not the only one with a new vessel as instead of a standard Reflex class starfighter Zvonimir has his very own Dagger-class Heavy Fighter and was itching to bring it on a live mission to see how well she does. His newly obtained astromech droid M16 is sitting in it's slot, awaiting orders from it's master as Zvonimir has his new ship parked.

    When this so-called "Red YEET" came over the comms and asked if anything was picked on scanners, he didn't see anything on scanners "Not anything on my end yet" Red Two replied to Red YEET. Nothing yet, but Zvonimir would check his chrono and the convoy they are looking to intercept should be on it's way any moment if the intel is correct. If everything kicks off right this should be fun. A fight in an asteroid field was fun in the flight sims and to do it for real it sounds like a real adrenaline rush, a good one however.

    Zvonimir would be on stand-by, as soon as there signal and when it's time to fly into action he'll pass the time by playing music of his own while M1 can keep watch of the sensors. Now... what song to play....

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    There was no response from Red Three. That was peculiar. It seemed that their entourage size was smaller than Zan had anticipated. Perhaps there had been some last minute logistical change. As much as the prospect bothered her she was not about to complain out loud about it. Dealing with the alteration was unavoidable.

    Some of the crew to her ship were giving feed back on system as was routine. The heavy bomber operated ideally with twelve people. Zan was the one piloting and her co-pilot was her 3T astromech droid. The automaton had some bedazzled surfaces from probably a bored afternoon that she had had. Still, since it essentially never left the ship it did not bother the Deucalian.

    The other ten crew members were well trained Imperial Troops. They had gone through training excersizes and simulations that made her confident in their abilities. The Crusader had command of a full company of Sith troops but these ten were in the top of that group for the purposes of operating this fine vessel.

    Turning towards the scanner Zan saw contacts. She did not jump right away. They needed to get far enough away from their base asteroid first so that turning back would not be an option for them. There were asteroids all around so scans were not the most accurate either and she wanted to make sure this was the convoy they were after. "Red Two. I've got possible target. Can you verify it is our prey?"

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    Guess that Red Three got lost. Or something. Oh well, Zvonimir is sure that him and his reliable Sith friend can handle this. Maybe he will show up soon, but he better hurry, as eventually on the scanners contacts started popping up. Zvonimir turned towards the interface with a raised eyebrow. "Contacts..." he muttered to himself. His droid M16 was also beeping as soon as it came up. It won't be long until they move out, but of course they can't just jump in blindly, as any asteroid defenses might be utilized and they could turn back. If they are drawn out first then that won't be a problem. The Sith Crusader then asked the Anaxes native if he could verify it. It most likely is it but it would be a shame if all this waiting and trouble went to waste because the due diligence wasn't done and they got the wrong targets.

    "Copy, on it". With that, the cold thrusters of Zvonimir's ship lit up, taking him forward. Scanners wouldn't be the most accurate either due to the asteroids, so he will have to get a little closer, or at least in a better position. He would fly at a lower speed than maximum just to be careful and maneuver around them and not get hit. He wouldn't be moving straight towards the scans but around them, that way the asteroids would shield him from their scans and keep him out of plain sight.

    Eventually he would see out the starboard side of his viewport a larger transport of Verperine design that he's never seen before (stats equivalent) and a fighter squadron escort in front of it consisting of five starfighters (stats equivalent) They would be flying in the direction of Zan's bomber "A yacht's coming your way along with five starfighters as an escort. That must be our target." he commed over towards 'Red YEEt' He would turn around carefully and be making his way back in 'Red YEEt's' direction. He is still undetected as in addition the asteroid cover he is also still a significant distance away as well. It would take trained eyes peering through the side viewports to see him, but that's not the case.

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  5. Zan and Drali

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    She waited a few moments fore Zvonimir to respond to her request. His ship also began moving indicating he was moving to engage. Zan followed suit but his ship was notably fast than her's. She had to be more careful though and switched her shield array from ray shields over to particle. Chances were with her ship's size and limited maneuverability it was going to take some careful piloting to not get hit by the asteroids. She did not want to stay outside of the field anyways even though it was probably a smarter move.

    Moving at roughly eighty percent of her ship's top speed Zan was losing distance with her cohort. But that was perfectly fine. Her ship had the equivalent firepower of six starfighters in the for of four dual autoblaster turrets and two twin linked light laser cannon turrets.

    The Crusader did not have a visual for a while until Red Two came back in over the communication channel. "Let's do this quick" She said knowing that her wingmate had yet to open fire. Zan would send the signal for all of her gunners to open fire once they all had a target. Half of them targetted the star yacht.

    In an instant the large luxury transport's civilian shields shimmered and blinked out under the combined fire of the bomber's numerous turrets. The starfighters escorting it broke off to begin intercepting. The two of the Deucalian's crew members targeted one starfighter in overlapping fields of fire. It was a good thing too because the ship was able to escape instant destruction by passing asteroids between them. But the gunners tracked the fast craft and were able to bring it down. The other gunner was firing after another starfighter. It did not manage to do anything more than superficial scoring but at least it was forcing the combat ship to take evasive manuevers which meant there was less damage moving towards the less protected heavy bomber.

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    Lets make this quick she said? Alright, when the first shots were being thrown out Zvonimir angled his craft to face the transport after 'Red YEET's' bomber started drawing their attention. As the escorts were committed to engaging her bomber, while Zvonimir was still hadn't had his location singled out, he would then started firing a stream of laser cannon fire at the yacht on it's portside, whitling down it's shields faster in tandem with Red Yeet and doing a good amount of hull damage at increasingly close range before it took cover with the asteroids.

    Two of the fighter escorts broke off their attack on Zan in order to pursue Zvonimir now that he let himself be known, they would be making haste to engage him. While the Imperial pilot still has some breathing room, making sure shields are on, he would be bank to the left and then turn towards the right, angling for another attack, the transport now in his crosshairs.

    If Zan's bomber can keep the gunners off of him that would be cool, but just in case Zvonimir has his eyes on the sensors as well as through the viewport.

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    "Focus on the starfighters" she called out to her wingmate. She had a plan on how to deal wit the star yacht. Her heavy star bomber was about as fast as the star yacht. But there was more at play in this situation. The asteroids had to be avoided. In a flat out race and engines at full of both their ships neither would surpass the other. However the astral obstacles were an X factor and with luck on her side Zan was able to capitalize on the inconvenience for the star yacht.

    Positioning her ship's ventral side towards the asteroids the star yacht. "Gunners. Focus on the starfighters too. Give Red Two support. Ordenance, drop shoot One on my mark." Staring at her scanners Zan waited for a moment. Shots racked the side of her ship and a few chunks of small asteroid plinked against it as well. But it was going to be worth it. "YEET!"

    With no hesitation twenty five proton bombs were dropped into space. The depressurization allowed them to drift at speed directly away from the ship in a launched manner. Slower than a torpedo but a moment later it would prove effective. All twenty five proton bombs were triggered either by one another, the star yacht or the asteroids around the evading ship. It was enough to put a corvette out of commission. Chunks of asteroids became high speed projectiles, crashing into the star yacht further adding to the carnage. The Deucalian smiled at the destruction she had caused.

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    Zvonimir could have done it himself, he had the target in his crosshairs and blown up the aliens inside to million tiny pieces, but the reminder about the starfighters broke Zvonimir to reality when there were still the starfighters that needed be dealt with. Zvonimir had fighters on his tail as well he needed to worry about. "On it" With that, Zvonimir not long after putting the yacht back in his crosshairs broke off and then speed in the direction Red Yeet's bomber, taking a curved trajectory there with asteroids in the way and all that and not wanting to be in the line of fire for what Zan plans on doing.

    Zvonimir, while he would be taking evasive maneuvers to avoid the starfighters that were going after him and fire shots at him (therefore sending any laser cannon shots either hitting asteroids or flying into the nothingness of space) would be going after the starfighter was gunning for the bomber previously that was relaunching it's attack. Zvonimir fire a volley of laser cannon shots at the fighter, it pulled up but couldn't avoid all the damage, but doing a significant amount. Zvonimir could have finished it off but he had to take evasive maneuvers of his own, banking left to use the larger asteroid near him as cover as his shields did take a hit, even with shields the craft did rock but no major damage was stained however. This would put Zvon out of line of sight of them and give him some time to make his next move, and once the tailing escorts come around they would be in Zan's line of fire as well.

    If the gunners from the bomber are able to support him while Zvonimir tries shooting down fighters whenever he can then they won't be a problem. It's a real shame that he didn't see the fireworks that Red Yeet launched at the yacht, he could only a see a glimmer of the light of the explosion from the edge of his viewport. Maybe Zan has video footage of the explosions.

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    With the star yacht out of the way the starfighters that remained had two choices. They could either stay and fight or return to their base. Zan supposed there was a third option where they ran like cowards but that only entered her mind as an after thought while she angled her ship back towards Zvonimir's position.

    Two starfighters continued to persue her and harass her ship. The gunners on the Lash heavy star bomber were doing their darndest to keep them at bay up until now. At present though, the two starfighters were not going to stand up to the six seperate turrets on par with the light laser cannons. The shields of the ship were far more resilient than what they had probably expected. Now they were paying for it with their lives.

    "Need any assistance Red Two?" She asked over the communication channel. She had worked with him before and knew he was capable with an inferior ship to what he had now. Zan hoped he did not falter with the more exceptional craft at his disposal now.

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    In the meantime, Zvonimir was still gritting his teeth as he was trying to keep ahead of the fighters chasing him and then evade their fire. By cornering around the various asteroids he could use those as cover and give some some living space, and as nice it as it would have been for the enemy fighters to just clip their wings into an asteroid and send them spiraling off into a fiery death. The asteroids afforded the Anaxes native fewer offensive options than he thought, forcing him on the defensive.

    But in an unexpected move, not long after the explosion of the yacht, unknown to Zvonimir and Zan that Verpine have called a withdraw. As some of the fighters were destroy and the mission of escorting their yacht failed, the Verpine pulled up their fighters and then retreated towards the base, aiming to cut their losses.

    "Red Two here, all good Red Yeet" Zvonimir said after he turned his craft around, looking at the rear of the retreating alien craft. The primary objective is accomplished with the destruction of the yacht. The alien rable fleeing, although would be a pleasure to blast out of space, are just small fry and are inconsequential. But with the most important part out of the way, the two Sith pilots can get out of this system and celebrate a mission accomplished.

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