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    Location: Base 6, Contruum 6
    Time: Afternooon
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    Briefing: The bandits on Contruum 6 had just been the home base for a group of brigands that had been half way across the galaxy. They had been smart to not eat where they ...you know... but now the group of criminals have returned and are out for blood. They are assaulting Base 6 while you are there and this is storm season and you won't be able to take off to get supplies if you don't take them out. Communications are limited and you are essentially the skeleton crew of this facility so whether you want to be there or not you better defend yourself and eliminate the revenging bandits. Dice here.

    Burkhart was glad that Base 6 had become part of the assets the Mandalorians had claimed. It was a good place for warriors to stop by at when moving too and from the Contruum system. It had everything that a working Verde needed. The morling was working on his XS-100 light freighter at the moment. Music was playing from a nearby boom box. It was cold enough in the hangar that the man had decided to wear his armor as he conducted the maintenance though. Half of his gear say nearby. It did not help his already bulky frame with repairs to have a light repeater on his back clunking about. He twisted his versatech cosmo wrench with a grunt before relaxing and stepping away.

    In a previous engagement his ship had taken some damage to their shields and needed some readjustment for it. His gunner, Cressa Tall, had not and was not the most experienced gunner or pilot. The Morling had given her some directions and tips afterwards but the initial engagement with the Red Skull gang over Concord Dawn had taken its toll on his ship. He sighed and placed the panel back on the side of the ship before wiping his dirty hands with nearby rag. His pilot droid chirped for a moment. "Aye, stohrms comin. Better close tha doors." He responded.

    The Kelborn clan leader walked over to the controls to close the hangar bay doors. He could see the heavier clouds coming in. The wind was already starting to pick up sending drifts of snow swirling into the sky before coming back down. The clouds themselves were already creating cold precipitation. More snow flakes were flowing into the hangar and it would be a pain to have to shovel it all out. The outside landing pad was bad enough as it was but was just meant as a place to land and wait until the doors were open for travelers.
     
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    Dan was supposed to be working. Doing something (he had long since forgotten what Burkheart had asked him to do) for the ship. However it was just too damn cold in the hangar to be doing something. Even in his full armor and several quilts wrapped around it, Daniel couldn't get warm. He was, instead, seated on a crate playing a co-op game of "Catch the Bantha" with a friendly astromech droid that lived in the hangar.

    At long last Burkheart decided it was cold enough and moved to the controls to shut the doors. The massive creations rumbled ponderously closed and sealed with a dull THUDDDD that echoed through the hangar with ominous finality. The huge Mando made his way back to the ship and Daniel, typically helmetless (it was on the crate beside him), swiveled his head to look Burkheart and peered out through the folds of his many quilts like an irate owl.

    "About damn time!" He said playfully through chattering teeth. Not all of us are as huge as you! We have less insulation! I swear my balls have run away. AND I'M GETTING TO IT!" He yelled the last part at the astromech. The little droid had buzzed rudely to indicate that Daniel was being slow and suggested that maybe he too cold to play. Daniel was never to cold to play. The droid was just being insulting. Daniel grumbled to the droid and tapped a few quick commands into his datapad, trapping the bantha between to walls and a herd of sand-people.

    "Happy now?!" He asked the droid hotly. "You don't have to be so rude you know. It's not nice."

    The droid's only response was to suggest that maybe if Daniel's balls hadn't run away maybe he'd be as aggressive as he needed to be to win the game. Dan had no response to that statement. He just started at the droid and wondered who had programmed the thing. He had thought the astro droid was nice.

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  3. Leandros Solus

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    ” Ni cuyir marev, ltarayi mrukrase o'r beskar'gam, dilruska ti asuba be a Bes'uliik.
    Ni cuyir kal, aya'na ner bu'yraoetr b agol, asas ahre asas Kad Ha'rangir liser gotal'ur ni.
    Ni cuyir nidta, tracyn teh nitd'alhanu – nakine bal gatle, kyr at an meg motir a'yaou Ltirav be Manda'yaim.”

    Leandros knelt on the ground of the hangar, allowing snow to fall on him, muttering quietly to himself in solemn prayer. He was in his armor, sans helmet, which rested in front of him, and had his weapons nearby, all laid out and dry. His body shivered horribly, but he continued to quietly pray, his gentle spasms sprinkling small clouds of snow around him. He was inuring himself to hardship, focusing on the pain, contemplating it. The only way to understand it was to suffuse his body in it, and through this achieve a greater understanding of what it meant.

    ”Vaii cad olyay waryagr va, Ni hwa athu'neha resa.
    Vaii cad olyay dema, Ni hwa tasa ginr.
    Vaii cad olyay pu'yida, Ni hwa ceratir namu'idr.
    Vaii cad olyay a'den, Ni hwa tengaanar rie buskra'amtu Ner miit o'r runi hwa cuyir asas ner tracy'uur o'r vhetin.

    He finished his prayers and opened his eyes, sending small sprinkles of snow down onto his body. The heavy krr-thunk of the hangar doors closing freed him from his state. Leandros picked his helmet and weapons up, rearming himself, but still carrying the helmet. He walked over to where Dan was complaining and gaming, tutting at the boy. ”Gar dabey at otlkava sto ca'nara o'r sraoa,” he said to Daniel, setting his helmet on the crate next to him. ”Haar ciryc cuyir a tkiriye car gar enteyor ja'ha, Daniel. Gupu gar shukalar gar tkiriyr, gar ganar naas a runi at sticuryida.” He finished, his teeth chattering. He was still quite cold, but he would not allow Dan to see him visibly suffer.

    ”Pirusti, bal baar. Re beskar'ad ganar a ceratir,” he said with a chuckle, looking at Dan beneath his many layers of quilt.

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    Daniel was too absorbed in his game with the astrodroid to hear anything of what Leandros said. However, one thing was certain it was still bloody freezing. The big man had been kneeling in prayer for some time and not moving. Daniel felt for him, he knew how devout Leandros was and also how stubborn he could be. He did however catch the gist of the bigger man's words and thought it was hogwash.

    Absently, with one hand, still focused on his game he removed one of his many quilts and draped it haphazardly over Leandros and patted him on the shoulder.

    "Will you stop kriffing cheating?" He snarled at the droid who tweedled cheekily in response.

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  5. Burkhart Kelborn

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    As the Morling returned to his work he thought it was best to start working on any previous parts that needed the warmer temperatures before being serviced. Now he just had to find that torch to defrost parts of the ship. Burkhart was not overly religious when it came to the Mandalorian faith. However he did agree with the man and the conditioning. He had been run hard by his own father, every Kelborn clan member was. It was what had kept them strong in small numbers and was why Burkhart had appropriated the winter locked base in the first place. Its surrounding climate was useful to train the verde of allied clans before moving on an enemy. There were quite a few bounties that could run to icy planets or engagements against the enemies of Mandalore.

    He waved for his own droid to come over and start checking on the status of the landing gear when the door burst wide open in an explosion. If Burkhart had been near the door he would have been injured. A hole the size of a small speeder car now sat smoking in the middle of the durasteel doors.

    If any of the mandalorians decided to look at what had caused the damage they would see two Rancour Infantry Fighting Vehicles outside. Both of the vehicles had expelled their armor piercing missile pods to make a whole in the door. Now their blaster cannons were trained on the opening as over a dozen enemies in off white Ruffian armor set up with insulated undersuits. They were each fully armed with vorantikus blaster rifles and DH-7 blaster pistols.

    Burkhart cursed and scrambled to recover from the blast. His droid whirred in excitement from the loud noise. It looked like it was about to get a lot loud really soon. He could not see who or what was coming through but he needed to grab his helmet which he quickly fastened to his head. Whomever it was that was attacking the mandalorian base seemed to have been watching them and moved without Burkhart seeing them just moments ago. Once he grabbed his helmet he brought around his light repeater and trained it on the hole, ready to cover it with blaster bolts if necessary.


     
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    Leandros rubbed his face and put his helmet on as Dan absentmindedly threw a quilt over Leandros’ armor. While he appreciated the gesture, the fact that the boy was more interested in some stupid video game instead of his spiritual health perturbed Leandros greatly. He grabbed the quilt and pulled it off of his armor, about to give the boy a rather heated piece of his mind. As he raised his arm to grab the datapad, an explosion rocked the building.

    Without thinking, Leandros dove forward with his raised hand, diving in front of and slamming into Dan, pulling him down into cover behind the crates he was sitting on. Small bits of durasteel shrapnel plinked off of the back of his armor in midair. Once on the other side, Leandros unslung his rifle and hissed at Dan, ”Ca'nara par geroya cuyir jaon!” He shoved the boy’s rifle into his chest with some and popped up from behind the crate, firing off a two-shot burst at the flood of breachers. His shots streaked through the smoke, slamming into the upper thigh of one of the breachers, sending him to the ground immediately in a howl of pain. His other shot slammed into the wall and left a scorch mark, but otherwise did nothing.

    Realizing the tactical folly of sitting behind a small crate against a force with the numerical odds, Leandros stood and leaped into the air, triggering the combat mode of his jetpack and sending him soaring. Right as he flew, he shouted, ”Nayc landiya! Nayc kasrikrujr! Nayc chaab!” to rally his brothers into acting with fervor and prejudice. Their base was under attack, and only the trio could hope to defend it against these raiders. After giving Dan his rifle, he paid no mind to the boy. This was the time to act, not to babysit. He would either do or he would die.

    He let out a whooping howl, not unlike that of a kath hound’s, as he flew up that was meant to unnerve the enemies. They likely would not be used to someone streaking through the air and hollering at them, so he hoped that would at least cause them a moment of hesitation. He landed on the upper catwalks behind a small durasteel covering just high enough to hide him if he crouched.

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    Daniel snatched up his helmet, jamming it onto his head even as Leandros tackled him off the crate. He landed with a muffled thump, shedding quilts as he rolled upright on the ground, clutching his rifle. The time for games was most certainly over. Daniel stayed crouched behind the crate as Leandros squeezed off a couple shots, ignited his jetpack and took off.

    Daniel was hot in pursuit. He popped up from behind the crate in time to see one of the enemies go down screaming. Daniel wasted no time as Leandros flew to the oncoming horde of enemies. Daniel caught sight of a service catwalk suspended from the ceiling of the hangar and triggered his jetpack. The force of the takeoff nearly knocked the wind of him, but he held his line true. In a flash, he was crouched on the catwalk, watching from above. He took careful aim with his wrist mounted rocket, so as not to catch either Burkheart or Leandros in the blast radius. His target was a cluster of four enemies still rushing in from the hole in the door, bottled up as they were in the narrow entrance it was the perfect time.

    Daniel closed his fist, triggering the rocket. It went flying and exploded with a flash in the center of the group of four. Grizly bits and snow flew everywhere. Not paying the vanquished any more attention than required, Daniel cradled his rifle and ran, crouching, along the catwalk looking for his next targets. His dark armor would hide him well in the shadows of the ceiling.

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    The Morling's mouth held tight as his jaw clenched. His large hands gripped his weapon and he fired into the group of incoming enemies only to see them get struck by blaster fire from Leandros and a rocket from Daniel. The Morling put down the injured one left from the sigil bearing human. The Kelborn clan member waited a second as there were likely more coming through the breach. The moment he saw the silhouette of another enemy he began firing. He fired half a dozens shots, each of them striking one of the ruffian armored enemies.

    Many people would keep laying down suppressive fire but they did not know how many were out there and if more were coming in. While his light repeater had a lot of ammunition he did not want to expel it needlessly. He was already thinking big picture. This could be a full on siege and if there was a horde outside they needed to place their shots well.

    There could be more coming to the front of the building. Attacking from two different entrances would be the smart thing to do. "Moving to the front foot entrance. Maybe I can flank them from outside." He said to his fellow mandalorians. He dashed for the door, bolts streaking in front and behind him. At least the bright white snow environment outside made it hard for the attacker's eyes to adjust right away to the darker hangar environment.


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    Leandros kept to cover as the chaos of battle rose to its crescendo; bolts whizzed around, explosives rocked the hangar, and the cries of men experiencing their death throes echoed through the din of conflict. He was focused, calm. The chaos of battle was where he had spent most of his time nowadays and he had grown desensitized to the nature of it all. Rather than fighting real, living beings, he was repelling pests – things so beyond his own humanity that there could be no justification for their survival.

    After Dan’s rocket struck true, Leandros popped up from his own piece of protection on the catwalk, sending a wrist rocket of his own streaking towards the door. The resulting explosion splattered gore and viscera across a large area, enough to fill the bodies of three men. Some of them did not die immediately; their screams were barely audible over the noise of the breach. The opposing raiders were charging to their dooms, unaware of how many Mandalorians they were actually fighting. Still, there were far more of them than there were of the defenders, and the tide of enemies seemed almost endless. As he lingered for a moment to see the effects of his rocket, one of the pirates spotted him and revealed his location to his comrades.

    A series of bolts came Leandros’ way faster than he could react. He ducked back below the durasteel cover he was behind, but one of the bolts struck true and whizzed past his upper arm, sliding along the unprotected bodyglove he wore underneath and leaving a straight line of burnt flesh just along his right tricep. He howled and kept down in cover, adrenaline doing a good job of acting as a temporary painkiller. His hatred of the enemy grew even more resolute.

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    Daniel rushed along the catwalk and onto another that branched off and would take him above the horde at the door. As he moved, bolts flashed and whirred past him, all flashed by without striking him. Either the enemies were having a hard time seeing him or they were just bad shots, but whatever the reason, Daniel was more than happy with it. A few more steps was all it took to get him to his desired position.

    With his free hand, he snapped a grenade from his belt, armed it and sent it flying downward at one of the troopers standing at the center of a small cluster. Perfectly timed, the grenade hit him square in the chest, exploding instantly. The trooper was torn apart and the nearby troopers were impaled with chunks of bone and shrapnel. Some were killed instantly, others just wounded. Cursing at the inaccuracy of grenades, Daniel brought up his rifle and rained a series of shots down into the group, trying to finish them off.

    He managed it, but the piece of trash rifle he had jammed. Cursing more, Daniel rolled behind a support pillar--marginal cover at best but better than nothing--and began to wrestle with his gun. A few moments later he had it, but they were wise to his position and he didn't dare fire again just yet.


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    Stopping before the exit he made sure his weapon was ready. He took a deep breath, ready for what ever was out there. He could very well be walking into his death. But as the large Morling burst out into the open whiteness of the mountain side he did not see anybody. However he certainly heard the shots.

    The sound from the outside of the hangar were now more prominent than the ones from his comrades eminating from the inside. The doors closed behind him and sealed, keeping the warm air in as he began rushing up the slop to flank the enemies attacking his comrades. He saw the remaining troops and vehicles clustering around the torn opening of the hangar bay.

    Lowering his light repeater he brought up his wrist instead. He was at the very limit of his wrist rocket by the time he crested the slope but it was enough. Aiming at the rear of one of the vehicles he fire his wrist rocket. It streaked across the sky and impacted in a glorious bloom of flame and smoke that left the white surface of the mountain tainted. Underneath his helm the Morling smiled. The three crew members inside were dead for sure. He hoped his comrades were faring as well inside the hangar as he was outside of it.


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    The numbers of enemies were dwindling quickly as Burkheart polished of one of the tanks outside. Daniel took the momentary distraction to reload his wrist rocket. With only one more enemy on food and Leandros more than capable of handling that, Daniel planned his attack. He was above the doorway on the catwalks and a simple maneuver with his jetpack would take him down and across the entrance more than in range to take out the last tank and away from the explosion. He took a deep breath and readied himself...using his jetpack was always a harrowing experience...and jumped off the catwalk.

    He triggered the pack just as he was about to hit the ground and it fired up, holding him momentarily steady in front of the door and the tank. With a single, fluid movement, he brought up the arm with the wrist rocket and closed his fist. He didn't stay to watch it connect...it was the definition of a sure shot. With a twist of his body he turned and let the jetpack carry him to safety on the far side of the hangar. Landing on his feet he brought up his rifle just in case the last trooper got wise.

    He didn't.


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    Leandros continued to mutter prayers and litanies of devotion beneath his breath, clenching his teeth occasionally from the pain of the grazing wound. The cold exacerbated the injury, but the adrenaline coursing through his veins and his religious fervor kept his mind focused on the task at hand – annihilating the foe. Outside the hangar, an explosion went off, and Leandros assumed Burkhart had done his job and taken out one of the vehicles. Similarly, Leandros watched Dan soar through the air across from him and detonated the other vehicle, killing most of the remaining pirates. Except one.

    The final raider was on his hands and knees recovering from the explosion that just knocked him aside, just barely visible through the breach. He rose, looking at the carnage around him, and then looked back inside at the Mandalorians delivering the retribution. This moment of hesitation was all that Leandros needed, for he fired a single bolt at him. The yellow bolt streaked through the air and collided with the man’s chest, knocking him to the ground and ending his pitiful life right then and there. The shot was the final note in an orchestra of violence, ending it and leaving them with nothing but the sound of smoldering vehicles and the noise of the blizzard outside.

    Leandros stepped off from the catwalks and landed gently with the aid of his jetpack a few meters from Dan. He let his rifle hang from the sling and gingerly touched the area where he was shot, grimacing beneath his helmet. Though it was nothing that a little medical care could not fix, it was still annoying that he was shot. ”Hy'adun ganar cuyir brokar,” he said over their comms to let Burkhart know to come in. Leandros walked over to Dan and clapped an arm on his shoulder, speaking up, ”Dinuir da'ha at Kad par cuun hture parjai ibi'tuur, vod. Bic cuyir Kaysh meg taylir mhi cabuor bu'yrao a hra'ne bu'yraoetr.” With that said, he looked back over towards the breach in the hangar, shaking his head. They would need to get that patched up.

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