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    A hover train sped onward through a industrial center on Denon. Inside the leading cart, Vilkas stood a bulkhead with arms across the chest. As part of his continued contract with the Republic, the mercenary was now assigned to protecting a shipment of munitions for the Grand Army. Once again he found himself working with Field Agent Brion Varanus and his team.

    From the briefing there is evidence that forces affiliated with the Hutts may attempt to rob the train or sabotage it. With this in mind there wasn’t only additional guards two gunships flew close by in escort on each side. Not to mention the train included turrets, one in the front, two on the top of in the middle cart.

    Spirits let’s hope it will be a quiet ride today. Vilkas silently prayed. Of course he had a distinct feeling it won’t be the case.

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    Once again Brion Varanus found himself on board a train. He hates trains with a passion. They gave him nothing but motion sickness but thankfully this time he was given enough of a heads up to stop by a medic for a motion sickness shot. He had no idea how the train engineers were able to be on a train day to day. He would have a hard time handling a few hours if there was no such thing as motion sickness medication.

    Walking along each of the cars the man was making sure each of his men were doing their part of the job and not slacking off. Not that he had to worry about that since he painstakingly hand picked each of them when he was first assigned to the Judiciary Force. There was a rumor that the Hutt were going to either sabotage the train and make off with the cargo or flat out destroy the train to prevent the cargo from reaching forces assigned to the front lines. So thanks to that rumor forty extra men were assigned to him on top of the forty he had hired for the task. The train itself was heavily armored and armed with massive guns, further more two gunships are escorting the train.

    Personally Brion would not attack a train so heavily defended but there is no telling what sort of risks the Hutt are willing to take. The man finished checking the last car when he spotted Vilkas standing next to bulkhead with his arms crossed over his chest. The Alderaanian approached the wolfman, "It is good to see you again Vilkas." He said as he approached the mercenary.
     
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    Vilkas’ perked up at the mention of his name. He looked and saw Agent Varanus coming toward him. They have worked together to bring down some cartel smugglers recently. The Nelvaanian couldn’t say they were friends yet but definitely ally. From his point of view Brion appeared to have a noble soul and was a capable leader, remembering how that ambush worked out.

    Swifty Vilkas answered with a nod. “Likewise Agent Varanus. I trust all is well with you?” Subsequently as the mercenary asked his question event outside were moving rapidly. The pilots on each gunship soon received an alert. Ascending from the left flank came twelve swoop bikers armed to the teeth and attacked Republic gunship like a swarm of mycnocks. A moment the other one was assaulted by a similar of hostiles on bikes.

    The agents on the train would receive the warning by their flight escorts now fighting to defend themselves. Meanwhile descending toward the rail line with the sun in the back a seemly normal freighter. Inside however it contained around thirty battle harden mercenaries, preparing to board the train.
     
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    As the agent approached the Nelvaanian, he had no idea that the day's event was going to rapidly go south. The man shrugged, "Since that day we stopped those Cartel Smugglers it has been busy." Just since that day Brion had been busy between investigating illegal trading, strange murders and missions similar to this. Just not on the scale as this mission. It has left his mother and father understandably worrying about their son's safety and health since the man had barely stopped long enough to rest or eat. But they knew that Brion is the type to put others before himself and that he will take care of himself. Besides. It is not like life had not become similar for others as well since the war had been declared.


    Right now as skeptic of a believer that he is, Brion is mentally praying to the force that the odds will be in their favor. More so as alerts of attacking Cartel Forces started coming through.

    "Sir we are completely surrounded! ..Static.. A freighter just dropped a large squad onto the train!!" One of the pilots reports. Brion gritted his teeth as reports started coming in from his own forces that Hutt Cartel forces have not entered in one location. But in two.

    "Sir! They have entered in Car 6!" One report said.

    "We are being swamped in Car 2!" Another trooper reported.

    So they have this all planned out. But the officer is not completely unprepared for such a boarding.

    First he had to get his own forces to calm down so they will do their job efficiently, "I want men on the big guns. Take out that freighter! We don't want it to bring anymore forces. Then take out those attacking the gunships." He ordered immediately getting acknowledged. Brion then tried to remember how the cargo was laid out in each train car, "The rest of you. Use the layout of the cargo as a way to protect yourselves and to slow them down. Those of you closest to car six concentrate there.." He looked to their car number.. The pair was currently in car three, "Those in cars one, two and three. Stop them from getting to the locomotive." He told his forces. In the time that he gave the orders, Brion lost four men while the cartel lost one.

    Brion looked to Vilkas as he succeeded in making contact with the driver and engineer of the train, "We have been boarded. Barricade yourselves in and no matter what keep this train running. We have to get the supplies to the drop off point." He then shoved his comlink into his pocket, deciding on which way the two of them will go. It is a difficult position since there are enemy forces so close to the locomotive and another fanning out to either secure the cargo for themselves or to plant explosives.

    He then got two positive reports, the freighter that delivered the forces that boarded the train was shot down and those that boarded in car six are currently pinned down. Brion sighed, "Alright. While they have the group pinned in car six. We will take out the ones in car two." He told the wolfman as he got his rifle ready and started making his way towards car two. Hoping he had made the right decision. If not it will be a costly mistake.
     
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    As one of the gunships made another hard turn it was being targeted. From behind one of the gangsters wielding a missile launcher sat in the back of a bike with a rider in front. He pulled the trigger and with a whoosh of smoke the rocket flew forth. Swifty before the pilot could evade her ship was hit in the engines exploded. The bikers briefly cheered before suddenly the transport that just unloaded the mercs was desotryed as well.

    Immediately the two train turrets and the remaining gunship wreck vengeance upon the swoop gang. Bikers and men were torn to pieces in the matter of a minute. In a panic the gang leader called in his surviving men(now fifteen) to scatter and they did without hesitation. This left only the mercenaries that now boarded the train without backup or a means to escape and they were unaware of the fact. Nonetheless they were still very much a threat to the train and it’s defenders.

    Vilkas nodded at Brion’s suggestion and followed the agent to the second car. Inside they encountered some of the agents, taking cover behind in the front end, exchanging shots with the raiders on opposite side. Some of the black armored hostiles started to advanced but the wolfman heading for cover hurled a concussion grenade toward them. It exploded mid-air blinding the four attackers before Vilkas gunned them with his repeater blasters. Yet there were more and they answered back with vengeful shots, forcing the Nelvaanian to duck back down.
     
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    As the agent led the way to the second car, the situation seemed to be turning in the defender's favor. Yes one gunship was lost, but it was not in vein as the remaining gunship and the turrets not only destroyed the freighter but also tore the swoop gang to shreds. With the swoop gang in retreat they have left those that boarded the train to their demise. Now the defenders outnumbered the attackers.

    So all they have to do is secure each car until the attackers are destroyed or surrender. Though Brion is not in a forgiving mood at the moment as his mind is on securing the train so that the cargo gets to their destination. Upon entering the second car, the agent realized how bad of a situation it was. The man's men were on one side exchanging fire with the enemy on the other end.

    He was impressed with Vilkas's quick thinking to temporarily blind the enemy in black armor with a well placed concussion grenade. He used the distraction to get behind cover, taking out one hostile with a bolt to the neck. Getting behind one of the crates, Brion looked over when one of his men foolishly decided to jump up on one of the crates. Seeing a hostile was taking aim at the man's trooper, that will be a fatal shot. Brion grabbed the trooper's legs and dragged him off the crate, one of the enemy smugglers using that to get a cheap shot in. The smuggler's bolt slammed into Brion's left shoulder, sending searing pain down the limb and part of his chest.

    Before he took cover though, the Alderaanian fired a fatal bolt into the same Smuggler's head. Getting behind the crate, Brion inspected the wound, deeming that he will be fine. There are not many smugglers left in the car anyways, with possibly five left, "If we split the group into two we can trap them where they are and take them out." Brion suggested as he looked over the crate to see the smugglers were ducked behind crates at the other end of the car most likely reloading their weapons.

    "Sir. The enemy has advanced into car five. But we have taken out four of their men and have the rest pinned down." A report came in through Brion's comlink. Brion didn't like that the attackers got into another car but it is something that was bound to happen, "Understood. Try to keep them there. No matter what you have to hold them." The officer told the man who reported to him. Brion glanced over the crate, a smuggler was looking over as well so Brion fired a bolt. A cheap shot. But it hit it's target right in the head.

    Brion looked to Vilkas, "Alright. Let's take them out. Then this car is secure." He looked to the men with the two in the car, "As soon as we have this car secure. Head to car five." He mentioned motioning for the wolfman to follow him while the men went the other way in an attempt to pin the smugglers where they are.
     
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    “Acknowledged.” Vilkas replied with a tone filled with determination. Normally the tribal exile would start throwing a frag grenade at the enemy but considering they were all in a car filled with munitions they will have to stick to blasters or melee. The four remaining enemies rose and fired on Brion’s and Vilkas’ position.

    Waiting for them to reload Vilkas aimed and fired the repeater at the center section of the hostile group. Struck collectively in the chest areas three mercenaries went down but the final one managed to retaliate. A single bolt caught the wolfman in the right arm, causing him to back with burning torment in the limb. However, the enemy who did exposed himself for Brion to take advantage of.
     
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    As Vilkas and him went in one direction and the men in the other. The man remained as low as possible as the four remaining Cartel opened fire on the two as they made their move. When the pair got into a good position, Brion watched as the wolfman opened fire on the group with his repeater. Taking out three of the four, the officer watched as the remaining one shot his companion in the arm.

    Brion used the opportunity of the remaining Cartel being distracted to squeeze off a shot. His blaster bolt slammed into the enemy's head. The body immediately dropping to the ground. Seeing that all the enemy troops in the car are neutralized, Brion turned his attention to Vilkas, "Are you alright?" He asked, watching a group of men head out to get to car five as he ordered them to do so not too long ago.

    "Sir. We have taken out three of their men. But they have taken five of ours." A man reported on the comlink.

    "Acknowledged. Reinforcements are heading your way. Keep holding them there." Brion ordered. Putting his comlink away the officer reloaded his pistol revolver, ".. On second thought.." He got out his comlink again, "Yo. Bruce. Instead of going to car five through them. Go in from above." He told the man leading the small group of men towards car five.

    Brion put the comlink away once more. Thinking that if he had one group firing from the skylights in the roof of the train car it will distract the Cartel members well enough to give his men an advantage. He looked to Vilkas, "Let's get over there and finish this." He said with an almost dangerous tone in his voice as the Alderaanian thought about the men he had lost thanks to the Cartel. The wives who will be widows, and the children who are orphans. It did not sit well with Brion as he and his companion made their way towards car five.
     
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    “Had worse believe me.” Repiled Vilkas like it was nothing new though he still grimaced with pain, dragging himself up. Next he and Brion were updated by car five’s situation. The agent’s next command made sense to the wolfman who followed behind him. While still in pain Vilkas put up the repeater and switching up with one of his revolvers.

    The contractor stayed close with Brion on the right hand side. He didn’t need to be a sneer or a Jedi to know what his ally was thinking in this moment. I almost pity the enemy for what’s to come. Well...almost.

    Once they reached the car from. Vilkas saw the surviving agents put up a defense against the inruders before their fellows from above joined in, firing down upon at the targets below. The Nelvaanian aimed at the cloeset foe on the left and pulled the trigger. Shot in the head, the merc fell sideways with four joining her in death seconds later, one hole to the chest for each.
     
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    Brion nodded, granted this is the second time he himself had been shot. The first time was during his time on Mandalore. So he was 'used' to the pain. But it still was excruciating all the same. The agent was going to say more when he and Vilkas got an update on events taking place in car five. Which in response the Alderaanian gave a series of orders that he hoped will give them enough of an edge to end this attack.

    He didn't care if ending this costly attack will mean massacring the Smugglers who boarded the train. The man was not exactly in a merciful mood after being shot at and losing men and women. Brion just wanted the attack to be at an end before more of his troops are killed. He already hss so many letters to write to families of those who have been killed so far.

    Upon reaching the car, Brion leaped into action. At the same time that the agent and the wolfman reached the car, the troops he ordered to attack from above got into position and opened fire. Affectively drawing some fire away from the troops that remained in the car. The human watched his companion take out five of the enemy with ease. Then took out three, one taking a shot to the head and the other two one shot each to the chest. As he watched for another target, one who appeared to be in charge of the enemy forces on the train stood out from cover, aiming for one of Brion's men who was tending to another trooper that was injured.

    Glaring dangerously as he took aim and shot the smuggler once in the him, then once in the shoulder. The agent wished that he had killed him. Especially for deciding to go low to the point of shooting a medic going to the aid of another. But they need the smuggler officer alive to give them answers.

    As soon as the leader fell wounded, it seemed that the rest realized that they are in a really bad situation, with Brion and Vilkas taking out nearly a dozen of their forces. And the fact that they are surrounded on all sides, as well as above. Although.. they didn't drop their weapons. Brion bit down the urge to order his men to open fire. But he is not about to lower himself to the level of the Smuggler Officer, "Put down your weapons and put your hands where we can see them. Now!" The agent yelled, with a tone that told the criminals that he is not in a merciful or patient mood. That if they did anything stupid he will give the order that will end all of them. The smugglers dropped their weapons and put their hands up in the air as Brion ordered them to. Immediately his troops went about taking the weapons and restraining the smugglers.

    Brion watched his troops take care of the smugglers. As well as place those that were killed on both sides of the fight in car seven with blankets or tarps covering the bodies. The man pinched the bridge of his nose as he got his emotions under control, "At least the attack was stopped and the cargo saved.." The human looked to Vilkas just as an announcement came over the speakers saying that they have reached the location the cargo was being taken to, "And delivered.." Brion added as soon as.the announcement was made.