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Offline Destota Valentine

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« on: 04/19/13 10:01:21 »
Rendili System
One Month after the Events of "Cry Havok"
Shadow of Eternity
0300

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Destota stood gazing out at the planet, lovely blue and green and relatively peaceful. Too bad that was all about to change. Two of the massive MC90 cruisers, both battle scarred from the heavy fighting with the Empire. He'd issued his orders to the Knights embarked with the battle group, setting clear objectives of what he wanted accomplished. He'd sent Kiskla along with a dozen escort of Elite Knights, attached Sara to the ground attack unit, and he and Elena were going to lead the orbital operations.

He glanced down at his Datapad and saw the ordered squadrons of X-Wings and assault carriers reporting ready to drop to the surface.

"I will get off your bridge and let you do your job, Admiral." He said with a grin at Elena, and headed for the cabins where Kiskla would probably be getting ready for her diplomatic mission.
« Last Edit: 05/07/13 13:02:26 by Destota Valentine »

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« Reply #1 on: 04/19/13 11:11:57 »

There was a knock on the cabin door.
“We’ll be deploying the shuttles in about 12 minutes, General.” Came the alert from one of the Knights she was assigned to ground with.

 

 “Thank you, sergeant. I’ll join you, and the others in a moment.” She replied, and with that confirmation the soldier turned to head towards the hangar before deployment.

 

 This mission was the opposite of Corellia. She would be dealing with the government, and the others would be in charge of the shipyards. A total visa versa. She had considered opening a private channel to establish ties with the planet’s Arch-Provost before landing, but had reasoned against it when she recognized it would take away some of her negotiating power, and put her in a more defensive position. Especially at the ridiculous hour that it was. This was not to be planned in advance. Rendili was not to be prepared.

 

Negotiating. That was where Kiskla was the ace in the hole. Beyond her (in)famous piloting abilities, the Kiffu princess was also knowledgeable in politics. And besides, being on the ground gave her a nice change of pace from her typical Starfighter suit. In typical Knight fashion, the fair featured princess was dressed from head-to-toe black, right down to the tip of her knee-high boots. Her lightsaber hilts crossed at her lower back, attached to the thick leather belt which accentuated her slender frame and petite waist. Seemingly insignificant details, but all too handy when the politician in question was male.

 

 

Kiskla was leaning against the frame of her window when Destota came in. The overspill of blue light reflected on her fair skin while she gave a final scan to the brief history of Rendili and where they currently stood. She liked to be prepared before any sort of pitch or negotiation, going in with holes in her understanding would never be to the Knight’s benefit. In history, Rendili had been affiliated with the Empire. However, with the new reverent, and the current Emperor, they were at an allied standstill, drifting ever slowly to the grey area of neutrality in the galaxy. Their heritage could pose a potential rift for her to overcome, but she had seen the objections in advance and mentally figured out the indirect, and passive way to adjust their thinking.  

 

She thumbed the power button, letting the datapad drift off to sleep and set it down on a vacant tabletop, looking up at the friendly intruder. He was a man hardened by war. This was his nectar, and she had to swallow a smile at the thought of their first few run-ins. Who would have thought they’d be tied to each other with the marriage bond today? Nevertheless, strange though it was, things happened and she wouldn’t have had it any other way.  

 “Nice of you to stop by.” She greeted, knowing that this was his fleet and even mere moments of his time was a sacrifice. He was in charge of overseeing the fluidity of each Knight aboard this vessel, and to see the mission carried out like a well-oiled machine. At least now he’d elected Elena to aid him. She neared him and slipped her slender arms around his waist, rising to kiss him gently in appreciative salutations.

 

 “The shuttles are on schedule.” Kiskla informed him, her palms pressed against his back as she leaned backward. Over their time together, affiliated with the same military, they had established a delicate balance between professionalism and romance. “Any final instructions, Admiral?”


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« Reply #2 on: 04/19/13 14:53:02 »
I looked out at the pretty blue-green planet and sighed. "Flag, is the First still on station?" Of late, the six Ardent Class frigates had been shadowing any elements of the fleet that deployed off of Chandrila, especially after the loss of the Grayson over Taris. 

"Aye, ma'am." Came the comms officer. 

"Very good, order them on-station. Weapons to full, shields up. Launch our fighters, and get me a sensor sweep of the planet."  

I only had to wait a moment before a hologram of the planet appeared on the holotank. I walked over and studied it. Four small frigates were coming around the night side of the planet, and two more were detaching from the orbitals. There were several flashes of light as the First fleet jumped into the Rendili system and immediately turned to engage the oncoming vessels as Eternity and Tardis moved in-system so they could disgorge the ground troops. I watched Shadow of Destiny, the small Ardent Frigate, open up against two older lancer-class frigates. 

I turned away from the battle there, because I needed to focus on what was in front of me. "Ritnel to Admiral Valentine," She said. "Sir, we're going to be passing the Orbital in two minutes. General Valentine," I decided to just keep talking because I knew they'd be together. "We'll be reaching your RV point in four minutes, twelve seconds. Eternity will stay on station, regardless for both of your return." 

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« Reply #3 on: 04/19/13 15:55:23 »
The Chandrillan fleet jumped into Rendili space, and quickly and efficiently engaged the hostile fleet.  But the fleet's war was not Jarr's.  Instead, the former commando was to neutralize the military instillations on the ground.  Leave the space fighting to the jockeys and the stiff ship commanders, Jarr always said.  If he needed a space bombardment, he would tolerate the hulking pieces of metal, but no more.  If a ship commander wanted to get his ass down planetside and fight, that was a different story.  In fact, it was what made Jarr respect Destota so much.  However, the clone was meant to be on the ground with the sweat dripping down his face and the dirt rippling across his body as he took down targets with effeciency and (if it could be said about killing) finesse.  And do so he would, along with the Third Battalion.  However, though Jarr usually preferred stealth over a frontal assault, speed was needed for this operation.  A quick and descisive blow, coordinated with the destruction of the Rendili fleet, would give the Chandrillans that "shock" effect.  But a mission where every target was analyzed and then dealt with accordingly was slow as fuck.  And so, as the battalion's transport ships landed right outside one of Rendili's main military outposts, Jarr took up the guise of just a soldier.  He motioned the battalion's commander forward to lead his troops, but motioned to a small squad of soldiers standing to the side.

"On me." He said, leading them towards the front gates. The clone quickly transmitted a set of coordinates to the soldiers in his temporary team.  "That's the compound we'll be taking out." He said, before walking into the gates of the compound where the hopefully terrified Rendili soldiers were waiting.  The clone raised his E-11, and smiled beneath his helmet.  

All over Rendili, similar operations were occurring.  A quick landing, and an assault.  Every high value fortress, every major city, was targeted.  Rendili would fall if the Chandrilan army had anything to say about it.
« Last Edit: 04/20/13 12:59:20 by Jarr »

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« Reply #4 on: 04/20/13 08:45:08 »
Rendili Atmosphere 
Diplomatic shuttle
03:34

"Thank you, Admiral Ritnel."
 

Of course there was no other advice for her to carry out her work. She was confident and beyond competent. Destota walked with her halfway to the hangars, before one final goodbye.

 

 “Have fun in the sky this time.” Kiskla grinned, giving his massive hand a squeeze before stepping in the direction of the hangar.  “I love you.” Destota often lead the ground forces, and she was the one above it all. This mission certainly was a flip of the usual. The young general’s heels clicked down the empty corridor before stepping into the hangar, where a dozen other Knights were conglomerated near her designated shuttle. 

They were additional forces, should things go awry (It wasn’t that Kiskla couldn’t have handled it herself, but for intimidation factor, it was easier to strike fear with numbers).
 

*

 

 It was just before the break of dawn on the green planet of Rendili. The shuttle’s pilot expertly maneuvered the shuttle despite the dim lighting, and inactivity below. Not even the landing pads were lit up. Kiskla, ever curious, rested her palm against the shoulder of the pilot’s seat, frowning at the darkness below.

 

 “Those should always be lit.” She muttered beneath her breath, strumming her fingertips against the leather. “Have they tried any communications with us?”

 

 “Not yet, General.” The pilot replied, finally lowering the ship through the atmospheric clouds that would produce a pleasant dew later in the day. As he maneuvered just above the city, the members in the cockpit realized they were being followed by some kind of flying vehicle. Kiskla recognized the craft as a patrol vessel marked with the StarDrive insignia, and wasn’t too surprised when the car began to bank closer to their shuttle.

 

 “Well now they are.” The blonde general muttered bitterly.

 

 The shuttle suddenly lurched as a round of laser fire struck its hull. The other craft transmitted a static-obscured message over the radio system. 

 “They want a landing permit, General.”
 

 Kiskla rolled her light eyes and shook her head. “Too bad, accelerate and land before they open another round. We don’t have the shields for this.” She leaned back, loosening the initial tension she had felt moments ago. “We were going for the diplomatic appearance.” Her tongue clicked in irritation against the roof of her mouth: a lot of good that had done.

 

 The pilot was about to reply something, anything, just to appease the welcome wagon, when his words were drowned out by a loud crackle of radio static.

 

The modified pod outside was apparently not willing to accept static for a reply. Again, it opened up fire on the Knight’s shuttle, shaking and rattling the ship with each strike. Kiskla dove into action, working not to interfere with the pilot (knowing how annoying backseat driving was) but issuing commands to increase thruster intensity and shields. It didn’t matter how smooth the landing was at this point.

 

 A clear warning voice came over the speakers: “Stand by. And aggressive move will bring about your destruction.”

 “Touchy, aren’t they?” Came a voice from one of the Knights in the back, corralled in with the other soldiers who were there for additional brawn.

 

 The fire ceased for a moment’s reprieve, and Kiskla held her breath, maintaining a firm grip on the pilot’s seat. So far, this start was rocky. This would mean more work in the long run for both herself, and the rest of the Knights. 

Damned empire.
 

 “Permission granted to land on Platform 327. Any deviation of flight pattern will bring about your ---“ Frustrated, Kiskla shut off the radio. “Destruction.” She finished. “We know.”

As far as the patrols of Rendili knew, the Knights were coming here peacefully. They were travelling by shuttle, not even a freighter. If they were to deviate they would be out of their mind, and blown to bits. Kiskla hated this kind of vulnerability and compliance. By now, they could see the landing pad through the cockpit window. The pilot veered in the direction of the pad, casting a wary glance over his shoulder at the vehicle that was following them. Gently, the shuttle landed on platform 327; and as the ship’s ion engines whined to a stop, the platform suddenly ignited with the lights that had been previously dark. The sudden light on the platform’s border revealed the welcoming party to the shuttle’s captain and crew. Their weapons were drawn.
 

 Welcome to contingency number one. Hopefully things upstairs were going better.

 

 Once the ship settled, Kiskla turned hotly on her heel from the cockpit to mingle amongst the Knight. Ruus had been assigned to be her assistant with the diplomatic nature. She’d never worked with him before, and unfortunately in the stressed situation, she wasn’t sure what his performance would be like. Especially being of aggressive Mando’ade nature. “We’ll go out first.” She nodded to him while the shuttle’s doors lifted overhead, and the coolness of the morning sweeping into the body of the ship. “Knights, flank on our sides, and keep your weapons ready.” With a curt nod to herself, and a bob of her long, blonde ponytail, Kiskla’s long legs took an authoritative step forward toward the armed mob that had been sent to greet them.

 

 Kiskla didn’t speak, but quietly surveyed the menacing welcoming party that was marching across the platform toward them. An early morning wind began to sweep across the ground, ruffling the cape of the greeting party’s leader like enormous blue wings. The two parties stopped three meters apart, the tension thick.

 

 

“State your purpose on Rendili. Your presence is unauthorized.” Came the final, abrupt instruction. Kiskla had to fight not to make a face at the peculiar nature of the request, but instead nodded understandingly. She would not apologize. This was not that kind of negotiation. This was a statement of purpose, and fact.

 

 “We are the Black Dragon Knights from the Chandrilan army, and here to request an audience with your Arch-Provost to review some political procedures that need revision.” A smug smirk tickled her lips at the explanation she offered, but otherwise, remained stiff with her posture, ready to react to any sort of offensive maneuver.

 

 The leader of the motley mob frowned at the blonde, catching her gaze with a steel look of his own. They held the staring contest for a handful of minutes, all the while Kiskla could feel the tension as tangible within The Force. They were ferocious fighters, and their trigger fingers were itching.

 

 “The Chandrilan army has no business here.” The leader gave the signal and lifted arms toward the Knights. This move on behalf of the caped crusader sparked a frown from the pretty blonde. “Lower your weapons and surrender or we’ll be forced to bring you to destruction.”

The slender female’s body quivered with and amused snicker. The idea of Kiskla Valentine surrendering was laughable. While the two parties remained at a standstill, more of the Rendilian soldiers flanked around the outside of the group, and into the shuttle, purging the pilot from his seat, with his hands folded on top of his head. No more really needed to be said at this point. These people were not worth wasting her breath on. She already had her work cut out for her when it came to the head of their government.

 

Therefore, Kiskla’s slender shoulders shrugged with a shake of her blonde head. “Sorry.”

 

The Rendillian guards took that as their cue to open fire, but Kiskla would have none of it. These were her men, and she was not going to be responsible for their endangerment. A powerful blast rolled from the young woman’s outstretched arms, bellowing toward the uniformed crew standing between her and the political buildings. The blast knocked the guards from their roots, some spilling over the edge of the platform. Their echoed, horrified hollers were drowned out from the blaster fire from the Knights and the guards who were twisting on their backs, doing their utmost to regain their composure.

 

 The pilot who had previously had the barrel of a blaster to his neck had reached backward, tugging the nose of the weapon downward and crouching with the tug, pulling the Rendillian over his shoulders to sprawl at his feet. The pilot, a qualified Knight, then quickly adjusted the weight of the blaster so it was in his favour, and fired at the guard on the ground: eternally silencing him.

 

 The Knights were efficient with their kills, and soon the guards that hadn’t tumbled to their death below, were scattered about as mere corpses and no longer posing a threat.

 

 Kiskla stepped over the strewn leader of the opposition and passed through the darkened doorway. She opened the communication channel on her wrist, right above her powerful cuff, and patched through to Sara, who was also on the ground. “Prepare for some less than friendly fire.”

The rest of the walk (more like strut) through the Rendili spaceport building was uninterrupted. Which was curious. The quietness made Kiskla uneasy. Nevertheless, one they reached the main parliament buildings, a gang of guards had clustered once again. Oh goody! They must have received an alert from the docks, because they didn't hesitate to open fire on the league of BDK soldiers. In the blink of an eye, Kiskla's first blue blade was drawn, weaving a shield of light in front of her, and her men. With practiced proficiency, the red rays from the enemy lines were returned with accurate deflection. As a master of Soresu combat, Kiskla was able to deflect and react to the gunfire with impressive ease. The young woman willed the aid of The Force to boost her speed, and as soon on top of the enemy lines, engaging them personally with powerful swipes and blows. The numbers of the Rendillians were dropping rapidly, and their positioning was weakening. 

Heck, and they hadn't even got to the across the table discussion yet! 



 
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« Reply #5 on: 04/20/13 18:02:21 »
Betna leaned against the hanger wall waiting for Destota. He knew the man would come down here eventually, Destota always flew when he could. Plus, considering he'd allocated almost nothing to deal with the orbital station spoke volumes. Knowing that Destota, while a powerful Jedi in his own right, could handle himself, Betna felt it was a good idea to accompany the man. At the very least made Destota's job easier. At worst it gave the Jedi a spare hand... well, trigger finger, really.

As for the Mandalorians in this operation, Betna left them in the command of Ruus. While the Shistavanen was a bit crazy, he wasn't incompetent and would keep the vode alive and the mission objectives fulfilled. Confident in his selection for interim command of the Mandos, Betna felt comfortable waiting in the hangar for his commanding officer.

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« Reply #6 on: 04/21/13 07:43:58 »
"Ruus!" Kiskla called over the tumult, dropping a corpse from her Force grip. "Let's get moving, the rest of the Knights will meet us inside." With a violent jerk of her head, the blonde indicated the direction that the two 'diplomats' should head. Into the darkness of the office buildings Kiskla dove, assuming the massive Mandalorian was hot on her heels. 
The Knights were cleaning up so far in her quadrant, but that was only body count, not objective. 
The doors to the Arch-Provost were less than subtle. They reached from the floor, to the ceiling, and were barred, guarded by two guards. They lifted their blasters in union, firing at the attractive general but to no avail. With inhuman speed, she was already above them with an arial flip, both of her blades ignited. They tracked her presence with their blaster fire, but it was useless against her trained abilities. On her descent back to the ground, she struck out to both sides with her blades, crossing her arms so her right blade pierced the guard on the left, and the left blade pierced the guard on the right. They gasped and dropped their weapons when Kiskla disengaged her blade, not flinching when the two men doubled over and collapsed at her feet. 
She was used to men at her feet. 
Ha.Ha.Ha. 
Her tolerance had expired, and she re-holstered her blades, activating her keen farsight. With her encouragement, the massive doors blasted open, the after effects of her Force push rolling into the office. From behind the desk, two guards leapt, firing their close-range blasters at the young woman and her accomplice. She'd trained for this intimidation factor. The young Jedi Master concentrated on each bolt that fired from the weapons, apparently uninterested in the fact they were bouncing off her unarmoured body. Good 'ol Force Deflect. Working mentally now, Kiskla could feel the instilled fear in the men who were continuing to fire. 
"Gentlemen," she lifted her hand and the blasters were knocked from their grip, clattering to the ground. "We did come with the intentions to play nice." 
The govenernor, who had been silently sitting during the interaction growled angrily. "You brought an army, I highly doubt that you harlot." He scowled, spitting across the table in the General's direction. She shook her head, recognizing his slow movement under the table. Again, with enhanced speed, she was on the other side of the table, her hand forcefully on his wrist and directing it away from the button that would alert additional security. 
"Your security will come in time." She insisted, resting his hand in his lap and seating herself on the desk, propping the soles of her boots on the coushin where the Arch-Provost sat. "And in that time, I intent to establish a few agreements that will be mutually beneficial." 
The guards that had been firing their blasters had been staring dumbfounded for the most part, and Kiskla signaled to them. "Take a seat boys. This is going to be grown up talk." She shifted weight to her toe, and leaned forward, forcing the Arch's chair to tilt so he couldn't avoid looking at her. "Right, Arch-Provost?" His scowl deepened in response, casting a quick glance to his emergency button. Kiskla frowned and pushed off the desk, pulling her foot from it's position near the governor, making his chair spin slightly. "Alright, let me make it so you can focus then." As she spoke, one of the guard's blasters quivered and flew to her palm. As soon as her skin touched the metallic weapon, it fired and destroyed the communications button, causing sparks to fly around the governor. 
"Ready to listen yet? Because my accomplice has some very interesting things to say." She rested the blaster against her shoulder, placing her free hand on her popped hip and nodded toward the rugged Mandalorian. "Don't you, Ruus?"
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« Reply #7 on: 04/21/13 11:56:43 »
I heard jetiise were fast but there has to be something more. Maybe this is why she is a master. I did my best to keep pace all the while ignoring enemies, most were down by her blades anyway. Need to make a mental note to focus on my running a little more.

"Oh I do, and thank you Ms. Valentine for the introduction," I start as I remove my buy'ce, it can get a little stuffy and and I like to negotiate face to face. when I attach the helmet to the belt I recognize a look of disgust and anger on the man's face, oh yeah, imperials don't like non-humans, all well, their loss. "Would you like to see if the kind general didn't totally fry your communication system? No, well okay then. The reason we came here was to talk, we brought back up in case you weren't as interested in a peaceful negotiation as much as we were. Now here's the deal, Rendili is now under B.D.K. control, if you would like to cooperate the transition from your leadership to ours could run smoothly and swiftly, and many lives will be spared. Now that course of action should sound most agreeable to someone in your position, because this is now effectively OUR planet, whether you like it or not." I finish with a predatory smile and after emphasizing the word 'our' I tower over the man and begin to stare him down.

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« Reply #8 on: 04/21/13 12:01:35 »
Shadow Of Eternity
Hangar Bay
Mission Time +13:37

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The turbolift door opened and Destota stepped out and spotted Arrbi Betna standing in his Mandalorian armor. Destota rolled his eyes. "I suppose you're here to try and stop your boss from doing something stupid." He said, continuing past him. "Too bad."

He made straight for his own personal ship, Midnight Fire and reached out in the Force, clicking the locking mechanism. "Come on, then."

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The flight to the orbital station was short, but fraught with danger. The station's cannon emplacements had opened up on the Fire, with Destota slipping the YT-1300 through the barrage as though it was nothing more dangerous than a rain storm. They docked at the central docking ring, and as he powered down the ship, Destota looked up at the scanners. "Looks like a nice little resistance movement outside the hatches," He said. "Can that tin can hold up to some fire? Or do I need to defend the both of us?"

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« Reply #9 on: 04/21/13 14:01:25 »
Kiskla observed how the Mandalorian handled the situation silently, keeping eyes on the two guards that sat sheepishly on the windowsill like disciplined schoolboys. 

-The Provost shuddered with contempt, his thin lips curling upward into a nasty sneer. "How dare you." He growled, standing and slamming his fists on the mahogany. Talk about adding insult to injury. Not only had these Black Dragon Knights stormed in to his planet and slaughtered his protection, they were sending a non-human to negotiate with? He could have handled the woman. Oh, he could have handled the woman very nicely -- but this creature? Despicable. 
He stood back, folding his arms across his chest. Every muscle in his body was rigid and tense, and his brow was furrowed so deeply, his vision was somewhat clouded. 
"You scum have no authority here whether you think you do or not." -
"Arch-Provost, If I may--" Kiskla interrupted, using the butt of the blaster to point toward the massive windows behind the provost. "I would like to direct your attention to Exhibit A." Outside, the atmosphere was clouding with BDK presence. "Your citizens are still dozing, and we can take care of all this by dinnertime. I'd say we have the most authority here." 
The grey haired man looked outside, horrified by the invasion. 
"And if you wouldn't like to share in that authority, as we're offering you the opportunity, I'm sure you can easily be replaced."



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« Reply #10 on: 04/21/13 14:04:47 »
The men walked out of the smoking compound and made it a distance away before Jarr pulled a detonator off of his beskar.  He flipped the switch, and the compound exploded with a loud, resounding boom.  "Well, that was satisfying." Jarr laughed, turning to watch the rest of the operation's success.  All around, men stormed and blew up buildings.  Jarr smiled and walked back to the dropships, giving the army's leader congatulations over his comlink.  Climbing onto the hold of the first dropship he saw, Jarr ordered the pilot to take him to the capitol city.  Perhaps the diplomats could use some of his rather forceful techniques.

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« Reply #11 on: 04/25/13 12:00:15 »
He looked up and followed the Jedi to the ship.
"Hardly. Figured you'd need a hand," he said. "The vode are fine. Figured your wife would want to make sure you came home in one piece so here I am."
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Betna slid a magazine into his carbine and listened to the weapon charge up before answering.

"You should stick to your day job," he said as he stood up near the hatch. "Stand up comedy just isn't your thing." He jabbed a thumb at the station beyond the ship. "What's the resistance look like?"

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« Reply #12 on: 04/25/13 14:23:46 »
Destota grinned then closed his eyes, reaching out and grinning. "Well, looks like they mustered their entire security force against us, Mr. Betna." He glanced at the rifle with disdain. "Uncivilized Mandalorian."

He reached out and flicked a finger at the Fire's release hatch, and then stepped through as it opened. The guards there seemed stunned to see the towering Jedi Master, clad in all black with a billowing black trenchcoat, and armed only with a small cylinder in one hand, step into the open line of fire and smile calmly at them.

"Hello,
" He said, looking back and forth at the men with their weapons trained on him. "I'm Jedi Master Destota Valentine, supreme commander of all Chandrilan Forces in this sector." He tilted his head at the Mandalorian. "This is Arrbi Betna. He likes to shoot people. You might want to put your weapons down...because I pay him rather large sums of money to shoot people." He looked around, and sense the general tensing of the troops, and winced slightly. "Betna!" He shouted, right as the first wave of soldiers opened fire on him.

In a flash of blue, his lightsaber blade activated and began whirling and hissing as he deflected a hundred blaster bolts away from the two of them. This was going to get interesting.

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« Reply #13 on: 04/30/13 17:04:58 »
Betna ignored the 'uncivilized' crack and stepped out into the station with Destota. He would much rather have tossed a few flash grenades in first, but the Jedi was the boss and called the shots. The Mandalorian was simply thankful that his armor would stand up to whatever the station security had to throw at him. He watched the other man speak to the assembled soldiers and watched as the atmosphere grew tense. When Destota shouted Betna's name, the Mando sprung into action.

In one smooth motion, the E-11 was up to his shoulder and firing. Short bursts of automatic fire found their targets and enemy troopers quickly fell or found cover. Betna took a knee as a blaster round glanced off his left thigh plate, making himself a smaller target. As he kept firing, he opened an external commlink.
"Great idea! Talk to them! Like that's worked before?" he asked sardonically. "Next time, we do it my way! Toss a flash and then blast the osik outta them!"

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« Reply #14 on: 05/02/13 11:16:19 »
Destota glanced at him. "That may work for Mandalorians, Arrbi, however, I disagree with those methods. I am a Jedi, not a simple Mercenary." He grinned. "No offense. Actually, take offense. I don't care, I pay you too much to actually care what you think."

He poked his head around the leading corner and glanced down the long corridor that lead to the the control centers for the entire shipyard. "Looks like about six hundred meters to the control center." He saw guards beginning to round the corner, clad in armor, and most carrying G-22 powerblasters. Destota sighed. "Damned Imperial influence," He muttered, then jerked his head to indicate Betna go first. "Come on, Manda'lor. You've got the grenades."



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« Reply #15 on: 05/03/13 08:13:16 »
"Its not just a Mando thing, Jetii. It's a common sense thing," he stated as he pulled a few objects from the web gear hanging off his belt. "You Force users are far too keen to talk things out. Things like this, talking only gets you killed. Both sides know the risk, comes with the job."

Betna thumbed the controls on the small orbs in his hand before lobbing them down the hallway, one by one. Blaster rounds sparked around him as the spheres rolled by the security troopers' feet. Betna slipped behind a bulkhead and gestured for Destota to do the same.
"It's about to get real noisy," he muttered aloud, his helmet's external link amplifying his voice. As if waiting for their que, the thermal detonators exploded, killing or maiming the rushing troopers and causing the hallway to warp and buckle. Betna stepped out from cover calmly and started forwards ahead of Destota. The Mandalorian kept his weapons ready, his mouth dry from adrenaline.
"I get the feeling that was just the rapid reaction team, honestly," he said as they moved down the hallway. "Heavily armed and armored, yeah, but there weren't that many."

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« Reply #16 on: 05/03/13 12:28:51 »
"Sensors showed about fifty soldiers in this facility," Destota said, deactivating his lightsaber. "I have my doubts that that many will resist."

He allowed the Mandalorian advance ahead of him, and pulled his comlink from his pocket. "Valentine to Shadow of Eternity."

"Go ahead, Admiral." Came back Elena's rock steady voice. He heard the whine of turbolaser fire in the background.

"Have the Dawn make a strafing run against the shipyard--cannons and lasers only, we don't want any damage done, but we need to shake up the troops."

"Aye sir." There was a short pause. "Twenty seconds."

He slipped his comlink into his pocket. "Betna," He said calmly. "You might want to hold onto something."

A few seconds later, the station rocked violently and the lights went out. Alarms finally began to ring and he grinned. "Move it, Mandalorian." He took off towards the control room at a full Force-enhanced Sprint.



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« Reply #17 on: 05/05/13 02:48:40 »
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On Station Above Rendili
Mission Time: +62:18

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I stood at the viewscreen and watch as Lieutenant Paddron, apparently Destota's Cousin, chased the last of the Rendili defense fleet towards the edge of the system with the Grayson and Incorruptible chasing behind the Shadow Of Destiny, pouring cannon bolts into the dwindling fleet. I'd given the orders, after General Valentine had reported to us that the negotiations had turned extremely hostile. I ordered their fleet annihilated, deployed Rouge Squadron out to mop up any Starfighters.

Maybe against Orders, I'd also deployed an entire battalion of Space Marines to the central docking ring of the orbital shipyards. They would have the station secure long before Destota and Betna managed to the control room, and once I had word, I'd pull the Supreme Commander and his Second in Command out of there, and bring them home.

I sat down in my command chair and looked down towards the planet, wondering how long Castle and General Valentine would be, and how long it would take to extract them. Things had gone exceptionally well after the rapid flight from Taris, and now I could lean back and rest for a moment. Destota would be back soon, Kiskla would be back soon.

A comm sounded and I perked up to listen. "Ma'am," Came the comm officer's pleased voice. "Lieutenant Paddron reports all enemy vessels eliminated or disabled. They've captured a Coreillian and taken one hundred three prisoners."

I considered. We have no standing orders regarding prisoners, but I saw no reason to order them executed. "Have Lieutenant Paddron secure his new vessel and return to Corulag with the prisoners. Order Grayson to return here, and send the Incorruptible with him."

"Aye, Admiral."

Now, I just have to wait for Destota to find out what I've done.

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« Reply #18 on: 05/06/13 01:56:26 »
The Arch Provost was proving to be more stubbourn than originally perceived. Despite the obvious overthrow of his planet, he still sat stiffly in his chair, unwavering to the beautiful blonde's persuasive suggestion.

"Look," Kiskla started sharply, running her finger along the body of the metallic weapon "Rendili has been abandoned from The Empire's clutches." She tapped the edge of the desk nearest to the diplomat with the butt of the weapon, before securing that position and leaning on it. "When was the last time they filled you in on anything? On Coruscant even,"

The Arch Provost's features revealed nothing, but his emotional bubble of disbelieving contempt betrayed him, "Coruscant?" He repeated, doing his utmost to appear as if he were controlling the conversation .

A look of faux horror crossed Kiskla's attractive features. "They didn't tell you?" He shook his head slowly. "We'll they've also apparently interrupted your Holonet frequencies to keep you in the dark." Kiskla muttered, "They've destroyed the planet." Kiskla said with a simple shrug. She knew, she'd recently been there with a mass of other Knights and Jedi. "Which as you know, was a fairly major planet to The Empire." She reached into her pocket, pleased by the feeling of swelling fear in the room. She removed a small holo transmitter an activated it, letting an orbital view of Coruscant pop up in her palm. The Arch Provost leaned in for a better look. The image zoomed from orbital through the atmosphere to ground forces, where the destruction was clearly evident. While the Rendili governor observed the image, Kiskla continued her hook line and sinker, hoping Ruus was taking notes. It was a matter of adapting. "We've uncovered plans that they're planning to spread this galaxy-wide." That was a lie, She supposed the Sith would do that, but it wasn't for certain. Coruscant could have just acted as a testing lab. "So your surrender and cooperation would only be in your favour, Arch Provost." She deactivated the holographic device and pocketed it once more.  "The Black Dragon Knights would provide protection, in return for a cut of your resources and complete access to your shipyards." She half expected the Arch Provost to scowl bitterly at her demands, but to her total surprise, he complied with a tentative nod.

"The Empire has indeed neglected us for some time, General." His fear was loud and clear - he was afraid Rendili would become the next Coruscant.

Kiskla nodded and reached around for a bonding contract, passing it to the governor "I'm going to need your word, Provost." He nodded and quickly scanned the agreement with his critically trained eye, signing on the dotted line.

"And if you could kindly call off your men."

The governor stood, reaching for Kiskla's hand with a firm handshake. "Of course."

With that deal seated, Kiskla turned her back on the governor and signaled to Ruus to follow her. "The treaty has been signed." She commed over to Admiral Valentine, "Stay safe on your end." With her command and information communicated, she made her way in the direction of the shuttles, offering her last bit of political advice; "Never underestimate the power of a good visual, Castle."

(K out)

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« Reply #19 on: 05/06/13 14:48:51 »
Rendili Shipyards
Central Control Room

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Destota was confused by the lack of any defenses by the time they'd made it to the control room. When he used the Force to open the doors and sprang inside with Arrbi, he blinked at several blasters leveled at them. None of them fired, and instead, the Black Dragon Knight in command, his own cousin, stepped foward. "Good afternoon, Admiral Valentine."

Caught out, the Jedi lowered his lightsaber. "Steven?" He asked, confused. "When did you get here?"

"We were deployed by Elena, Sir."

Destota laughed and deactivated his lightsaber. "I should have known. Are station personnel contained?"

"Killed, mostly, sir. They refused to surrender."

"Fine by me. And the new work crews?"

"Dropped off by the Grayson on her way out system."

Destota grinned. "Excellent news. I do believe we are finished here, Captain."

(Destota out)