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Re: Last Spacedock before the Arc of Midas

Post  Lief_of_FortLendill on Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:36 am

(OOC: I'm super dumb, and misunderstood the communications. Thank you everyone for not playing into my stupidity)

"Prime please tell me you either have those builders here or waiting by the systems." Lief spoke thoughtfully.
"Have them land and mine the area around all major settlements with liquid nitro mines. You should have a design."

"All this politics is real fun and all but at some point we may ya know want to move our fleets. Just saying otherwise we will end up with worse crabs then I got on my last tour of the harems on Calthinne."


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Re: Last Spacedock before the Arc of Midas

Post  Ar'yayhivequeen on Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:11 pm

"Greetings all, I am Father Inido of the Ar'Yeseri, I do hope everyone i well."

Father Inido takes several minutes to review what has been said before.

"I am wondering, has there been any attempt to speak to these E Strain to find out exactly why they are doing this and what they want? I see here that Prime says that they will to untold devastation to the entire universe if they get to the stars but why would they want this? Are they simply trying to spread themselves and breed? If so why chose now to suddenly do this?

A battle of this magnitude would cause great death and chaos, such death serves Warmonger and empowers him. Has anyone thought that this movement might have been inspired by demonic forces? Perhaps this battle is the true goal of the masterminds? So many deaths can leave a scar upon the universe and reality itself. Surely such great minds wouldn't ignore such a thing. By blindly racing to violence we serve our enemies just as letting such a threat pass you by.

Also if negotiations are impossible, would the removal of the enemy leadership stop the invasion? If death is the only solution isn't it our responsibly to cause as little death as possible?"


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Re: Last Spacedock before the Arc of Midas

Post  UnityPrime on Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:54 pm

(OOC: The builder is responding to Leif's request in the mission actions thread)

Saul 11 had never witnessed a planning session which resembled the one before him. They were using their MOUTHS. There were no auditoriums filled with tacticians parsing apart a four-dimensional model. There were no Unity Mass Interface overlays to quickly codify information. Instead, a small number of brilliant tacticians brought widely divergent ideas to bear. On the one hand it seemed inefficient...but on the other, Saul 11 began to understand why the Unity had lost to these groups in the past. In response to Leif's query, Saul 11 spoke after uncomfortably clearing his throat.

"We could happily make mines to surround the colonies. As you stated so clearly, we have access to the files necessary for such traps. My 49 brothers, Saul 12 through Saul 60 are presently on the six Skiffs which brought us to this local. Do the rest of those assembled have requests for our application of expertise?"
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Re: Last Spacedock before the Arc of Midas

Post  directorironsbane on Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:49 am

Rolling his eyes at the "Priest" great, another galaxy heard from. They didn't need this hippy bullshit, yeah yeah evil demons, this superstitious shit was flooding the galaxy with these Refuge factions, more crap that wasn't needed.

Evo turned his eyes to the image of Prime and said. "So, anyway back to the important discussion, you are saying that in order to cause the enemy fleet to turn on each other we need to only remove these 13 heavily armed and armored battleships? Well that is certainly doable now isn't it. Something we can do is punch a hole through the fleet to these ships, we don't need to maintain the path for very long. We get through, destroy or remove these ships from the area and then jump away from the ensuing chaos."

Turning back to the rest of the assembly "I have some ships that might be able to take care of this problem but I will need some support. I have some specialized ships that were originally designed to attach to mineral rich asteroids drill down to the resources and deposit miners into it allowing the miners to get their work done and transport their findings directly into the cargo bays. These drill ships can coincidentally drill through most armor, anything that greatly resists the drills can be exposed to intensive plasma to help melt through the offending obstacle. We can use these ships to punch a hole through the armor and first flood the interior with plasma to clear the immediate area then you can deploy either boarding parties, massive EMP bursts, or WMDs to detonate from the inside of the ships.
These ships are fast and heavily armored though they lack weapons besides their drills. Also with my holographic technology the enemy fire will be spread around enough that enough of them should be able to get through I can provide 20 of these ships, I would prefer at least 2 to every 1 enemy ship but I just don't have enough of these at the moment. However the enemy will see 60 approaching so that should enable at least 13 get through to board each one of the enemy command vessels.

What do you all think of this plan? Of course we need to figure out a way to get my ships close enough to make a difference but that is your job as you all have the big bad fleets of war."

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Re: Last Spacedock before the Arc of Midas

Post  MaehlHoldings on Tue Apr 17, 2012 2:35 am

General Freemark sighed whenever he heard the question asked for a third time:730 why were the E-Strain attacking?

"Prelate, Sector General, you both ask great questions. I have no answers. Knowing their motivation would be a boon, seeing as they know our motivation very clearly. It puts us at a significant disadvantage."

He ignored the Ft Lendill man's comments. At this point, he has proven himself to be callow and has reinforced all stereotypes regarding the overall uselessness of Ft Lendill. In one year they have done nothing to improve themselves are are proving to be useless in this endeavor. He let the issue go.

He looked to Evo, "the problem with Drill Ships is that they're susceptible to Brain Crabs. If your plan is to work, they're going to have to strike more quickly than them. Otherwise, they'll be turned and used on us. I'm not sure if tactically they're viable. If they are, we got tons of them too."

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Re: Last Spacedock before the Arc of Midas

Post  FieldMarshallStrykker on Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:23 am

"Actually General I'd think many of the brain crabs would be naturalized by the EMP attack. Braincrabs are fairly vulnerable to that sort of thing." Jeremiah paused as Jeffers politely cleared his throat and slid a notepad to him which Jeremiah scanned quickly.
"In fact our after action reports indicate that EM fields prevent them from attaching to a ship which means they can't hack it. So if you can fit even low grade EM shields to the ships they should be alright. For extra insurance the EEF can provide these drill ships with an escort of Arclight gunpods they should be able to clear the path of any braincrabs besides playing hell with the enemy ships and the e-strain themsleves.

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Re: Last Spacedock before the Arc of Midas

Post  MaehlHoldings on Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:28 am

Su Maehl was reviewing the plans as the Free Systems General, the Ironsbane representative and the EEF Field Marshal discussed the idea or Drill Ships. Earlier in the evening he had sent out a transmission to his office. That message had the question that was on everyone's mind: why here and why now? Strykker had just finished telling the young General Freemark that they could make the Drill ships work when he received the transmission from Esiroh 6.

So it appeared that either the Great Migration was caused due to internal famine and overbreeding that caused madness among the E-Strain, or that's merely what they want us to think. Or maybe it's a bit of both. Either way, it changes little. The E-Strain would have to be stopped and, most likely, be eradicated as there is likely no retreat ti be had.
He sent a copy of his transmission to Stark and to Prime. Let them decide if this is information that should be shared.

(Soc-yo be continued, I'm typinon my phone and only get so much room))

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Re: Last Spacedock before the Arc of Midas

Post  sectorgeneralstark on Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:36 am

(Note to Lief: Missions only close on Fridays at 11 E.S.T. under standard rules, and Prime did say standard rules, so I am going to keep going at the meeting before the battle, unless prime tells us otherwise)

Sector General Stark looked up from harranging his aide-de-camp for letting the facilities run out of supplies during such an important meeting, when he looked up to greet the new guests.

"Father Inido, many welcomes. I am happy you could come. Your mindful and wise council is appreciated among these young and rash creatures," said Stark with measured respect.

"Lief, I must respectfully disagree with your assessment to seed the planets with liquid nitrogen mines. While useful against normal ship's crews, the liquid nitrogen mine would do little except help cool down the heating ship during entry. Estrain crews are naturally immune to extreme cold, their bodies being based on Manslayer physiology."

Stark pressed a button on the desk, it didn't work. He sighed concentrated and relaxed his mind and pressed it again. The holoprojector fired up an image of normal Manslayers hunting on the icy lands of the Styx on the edge between the plane of awareness and the dream seas of the dimension of V'crios.

"These are Manslayers, they cannot be affected by Shadowmancer's chill bolts, or their chilling shields. Notice the reddish or brownish crab shell at the mouth, chest and claws. Notice the human-like two arms and two legs and the mandibles at each corner of the mouth. Those mandibles can cut through steel," Stark pressed the button again and a new image flashed.

It was a Manslayer but its thick fur was more fiber-optic in appearance. As it crawled up the wall using its extra two arms. Looking closer they could see the mandibles had mutated into two full limbs and the mandible size increased sizeably into a significant blade. The fiber-optic fur began to camoflague to the ceiling in the holographic image, and soon the manslayer disappeared from view.

"This is the E-strain Manslayer. Inside their crab-like exoskull is an Executioner-strain Legion larva. As you may know if you fought in the border wars of Refuge, you know the terrorist group known as the Angels of Desolation created these monsters in their labs. They combined a technomantically altered Quall N'drone Larva on a unique Hivemind frequency to create a new species," said Sector General Stark, "They served the purpose of the Ancient Evils; driving the biological influence of the Quall Larvae from the Unity which allowed the Unity to hack the Quall subconscious and stop the Neliff HiveKing from enslaving the Quall Hiveminds. With the help of some important friends, from what my agents report to me..."

"How much of that is truth, and how much is conjecture is what it is," said Stark, "But the Estrain are not going to be hurt by liquid nitrogen."

"Evo, these drill ships of yours, how fast and how close can you get them to the battle fleet?"
said Stark, "We could screen you with a few Chaos Starfighters, if Mr. Maehl will authorize a wing or two to act as your escorts. Their Em Forcefields will prevent the Brain Crabs from latching on. But that won't protect your drill ships and the Chaos Starfighters that escort them from the cutting beams of the Estrain Bloom Ships."

"Saul 11, could you create a set of Orbital missile platforms with the Sterilization chemicals the EEF supplied us with? If they can make sure any eggs that get past our attack are completely sterilized, our standard IR Spy Satellite mekanoids could pick apart the remains of the ships on their way through the atmo. Then the IR Spy Satellites could orbitally strike any of the locations where wreakage lands. I just don't trust the Spy Satellites to take out individual manslayers or eggs... so we would need to neutralize them before they reached the surface..."

Stark sat back in his chair. He could see the frustration of the Free Systems General boiling up and over, and equally so the annoyance of Lief.

Little did the Free System General know that before the Border Wars of Refuge, Lief had been little more than a gang leader of a small razorwheel gang and the younger sibling in a Fort Lendill Aristocratic Merchant House with little future or hope of wealth or land. Now he was a prince, a commander of a starfleet and master of several planets, and considered the kinder and more compassionate of the two brothers who now led Fort Lendill.

Little did the Northern Kingdoms Prince realize the Free Systems General had actually seen the population records of the Iron Republic "colonies" at the Arc of Midas. Five planets with populations that were 95% Brethren (between Delta worker and Beta soldier variants). And his desire to defend the population despite its method of birth, did speak to his credit.

They both could not see each other, and Stark wondered if he would have to assume a K'ias' first traditional role, their role before the K'ias wars, moderating the emotional disputes of other races.








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Re: Last Spacedock before the Arc of Midas

Post  UnityPrime on Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:40 am

(I am going by standard rules. The mission thread will close 11PM EST on Friday the 27th)
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Re: Last Spacedock before the Arc of Midas

Post  sectorgeneralstark on Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:07 am

"Turns out the Stockholders actually did something in our favor, gentlemen and ladies," said Stark, playing billions of screaming gibbering voices, only occasionally, words such as "Prey" and "Hunger" could be made out. The rest was raw emotion and damning hunger.

"You hear that hunger?" Stark yelled over the screaming, "That is the hunger of the Creeping Darkness. That is what we would all feel consuming our flesh as the stars winked out if the Estrain serving Angel D ever won. But they didn't, and thanks to Fort Lendill the Estrain were split into many small independent hives instead of one hive devoted to the Creeping Darkness and his Angel D.
Many of these independent hives have joined together and they are hungry for your citzens."

"Even if we find a small solution to their hunger now, we must realize their numbers will outsize any food solution we can provide," said Stark, "But maybe...just maybe we can use their hunger against them. Mr. Maehl, is there any way the Stockholders can get us some raw cloned flesh?
as bait?"



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Re: Last Spacedock before the Arc of Midas

Post  directorironsbane on Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:09 am

Evo let out a nervous laugh, Well, i kinda already have then nearby, they are remaining hidden in a nearby asteroid field. We like to keep then nearby just in case there is any convenient....opportunities. We are a business after all, opportunities are everywhere after all. I also have 10 freighters that have been upgraded with those long range weapons, of course they had to have their normal guns removed so if any enemies get close to those ships they won't last long. However with the EMP missiles and such you can provide for them they can give you covering fire. Though with only 10 of them they won't be able to do that much damage.

Having those chaos Starfighters and EEF Gunpods should be a good escort, our Drill ships are about as fast as a bloom ship if my records are good so we won't be able to outrun them. The EM fields are a good idea to keep the enemy from taking control. The Drill ships can hold explosives, or commando teams. Most likely one of you will have to provide the team inside as my people won't last long against the internal defenders."

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Re: Last Spacedock before the Arc of Midas

Post  MaehlHoldings on Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:19 am

Su had just pressed the send button when Stark began his lecture on manslayers. It took the wind out if what he was going to say. But it was ok.. because Stark was in to something that was just about to cross his mind.

First he answered Evo, "I can arrange the same. Work out the details with General Freemark regarding the ships, numbers, etc."

He turned to Stark, "I can get something ... if isn't cloned raw meat it'll be an equivalent. And withI or withoutthe the Stockholders...So What's your plan?" Su smiled broadly at the Sector General, eager to hear what was in his mind.


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Re: Last Spacedock before the Arc of Midas

Post  Ar'yayhivequeen on Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:47 am

Father Inido frowned, the Creeping Darkness....this was bad, worse then he thought. If it was simply E Strain looking for food, his people would do whatever it took to help them, death is no answer to those who seek only to live. However if these creatures were under the sway of one of the Ancient Evils.....then little could be done to save them.

"I thank you Sector General Stark, I appreciate your words. This revelation of the Creeping Darkness is dire indeed, their hunger is driven to extremes by It's influence. this will not be easy. I do wonder if there would be a way to cut off their connection to this foul beings maddening influence, I do wonder." Father Inido looks to be lost in thought for a moment before continuing.

"We cannot condone slaughter on such magnitude however and can supply a little to help your defense. We do not possess the raw destructive power of the ones who came before us but we are not so weak ourselves, you will be able to count on us when the time comes. We do have some long range torpedoes which are designed to punch through starship armor and cause a spreading conflagration which is designed to ignite all oxygen within a starship, it should burn up at last some of the defenders on the ships that it hits. It mainly is used to remove the crew while keeping the ship intact. Though the E Strain are a bit more resilient then normal ship crews.
We have a few ships as well, but we will mainly use them to defend the worlds and these Stars the enemy wants so badly.

These are dark perilous times, so many so easily rush to kill those around them. I pray for a day where it doesn't take a galaxy ending threat to bring so many people to a discussion table. When that day comes, we shall be there to do everything we can to facilitate peace."

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Re: Last Spacedock before the Arc of Midas

Post  MaehlHoldings on Thu Apr 19, 2012 5:44 pm

Su Maehl let the Priest do his talking. He sighed, because in essence the man was right about violence. However, his viewpoint was predicated on individual sentience. He generally advocated peace throughout the Universe, but you can't play the peace card when the other side refuses to come to the table.

He looked over to Stark, "Let me know what your plan is regarding the raw meat when you have a chance, I see you're momentarily occupied."

The Stockholder looked to the Field Marshall, "Field Marshall Strykker, send the missile specs required for your warheads to my offices at the following comm address." He writes down a comm address and passes it to the Field Marshall. "I have two planets who are currently only producing cow bells. While the Universe apparently needs more cowbell, your needs currently outweigh that of simple market demands. They'll be produced immediately and forwarded to location of your choosing. Also, when this is said and done, you should really sit down with someone from Maehl Holdings, IRLC. I'm not trying to sell you, especially since I no longer run the company, but they're really good an maximizing industry and providing proper logistics accordingly. It may serve you in your future endeavors."

He then looked up to the group, "Folks, it looks like we have a series of actions that look like the formation of a solid plan. Let's recap for the purpose of clarity." Su pulls up a star map of the proposed theater of battle. "Ok, Phase 1 is the initial attack to disable the thirteen ships currently making their way towards us. Let's call it pre-emptive strike. Part 1 of this attack is Captain Axis's Blitz, which will work to immobilize the Great Migration and cause confusion. It will be followed up by Part 2, which is the Stiletto Rush. There will be 100 stilettos that will be carrying Bretheren set to nuke. General Freemark, why don't you take 1000 Stilettos and carry Sector General Starks Bretheren. We'll arm them with localized EMP and or other bombs and/or mines. If anyone has any weapons or bombs that require manual placement, they'll be it. These Stilettos will run parabolic patterns, deliver their payloads, and get out of there before making contact. It should enable them to avoid Brain Crabs and enemy fire. This rush will be backed up with heavy long-range fire, at this point to be provided by my forces, EEF forces, Sector General Stark's forces, and just about anyone else here."

He took a moment to draw out patterns and trajectories on the map to simulate movements, pointing out possible firing routes and ensure there was no "friendly" fire.

"At some point, the Uloh will deploy their communication scramblers, but I'm unclear as to when. Once I lay out the plan, please feel free to advise when you think it will be best," he said as he looked over to Ja'celyn.

"If the ships are not yet disabled, I'll send out a team of Chaos fighters, along with EEF Arclight Gunpods, to accompany the drill ships to be provided by, once again, the Free Systems," he points to Evo and General Freemark. "They'll look to make the final blows to whatever is still stable and force whatever is not yet in our dimension into our dimension."

"Then we have phase 2: the inevitable counter-strike. If we're successful, whatever is in that hyperplane will be released. As has been said previously, all we can anticipate is to give them hell. My forces will cover the middle center, prior to arriving to our defensive grid. I'll have about 20 Horn-Class Starcruisers, which are resistant to Brain Crab activity.. or much as they can be, providing initial fire, along with my Chaos Fighters. If we're lucky, the only thing coming out will be more of the same, for which all we can do is continue to deliver hell. If we're unlucky, there will be world worms...." He let the words sit for a minute. "If any major capital ships come out, Captain Axis, I think we'd need whatever ships you still have to do another blitz. Take out the biggest ships first. Field Marshal, have your forces focus on medium ships, working your way down. Ft. Lendill, have your fire power focus on smaller ships, working your way up. General Freemark, if possible, focus on clusters of starfighters. I will have my forces assist with Starfighter and/or errant E-strain mop-up." He took a sip of water as he drew up possible scenarios on the starmap.

"If we get anything like what happened at the battle of the Unity Core, those crazy blue creatures that cut through your ships, we'll have to take them out in groups. Stay mobile and avoid direct engagement. If possible, we'd have to flank the area, not let too many of them cluster on our ships."

"General Freemark, your troops are on screening duty. Beware of Kingfishers. They'll come around back and disable us. Prime, send us each an unhackable code that we can use to determine that none of us are the enemy. If we hear this code, we won't shoot first. But any freighters that are not Drill Ships should not be brought to the field of battle. AOD freighters can appear to be any of our own, so be weary everyone. We can probably assume you won't see too many bloom ships hurling crabs, but just in case, carry a compliment of weaponry... perhaps your own Kingfishers. EEF, would you be able to assist in screening duty since Ft. Lendill claims to be light on fleet. We'll need eyes in case they try anything cloaked." He looks over to the Ft. Lendill rep, "You're on vanguard, blow up the front, cover the back. If you get swarmed, I'll lend forces to cover your back. General Freemark's ships have two way fire, so their Helios Cannons will be on your side should you need it."

"Phase 3: breach. I find it highly unlikely we will have enough territory to put an end to their forces before they make their way to our defensive cluster. There'll be too many. Our defensive grid will consist of my Starcruisers, Space Stations, and the five planet grid. Each planet will be armed with neutering warheads that will render E-Strain eggs harmless. The population will be armed for an attack, and we'll have defensive grids everywhere. Each station in the grid will be set to self-destruct should it be hacked. Or at least rendered useless. My men will know what to do. This grid will mostly focus on ensuring ships don't break through, and killing off the swarms likely to come our way. If we haven't deployed any communication jammers already, here is where we'd have to do it. Actually, I'd argue we'd have to do it AGAIN here." He looked up from the starmap, to his fellow attendees, "I'll be honest, if we're up against the walls against any significant force, I don't think there's much hope for us. Hopefully it's only dealing with mop-up. Phases 1 and 2 have to do most of the dirty work."

He sits down. "We're short concrete defensive plans against specific ships in phase 2, and how, if at all, we can use our own forces to flank them without leaving our line in the proverbial sand vulnerable. Did I leave anything out," he looked through the transcripts, "there's a lot in here. Also, Sector General, what about that raw meat you had in mind?"

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Re: Last Spacedock before the Arc of Midas

Post  sectorgeneralstark on Fri Apr 20, 2012 4:01 am

Sector General Stark was a bit concerned. All their forces committed here would feed the Warmonger a hell of a lot of power. While it was less likely that the Creeping Darkness would have driven the Estrain into such a large conflict to benefit the Warmonger so there had to be a different angle they were missing.
In any case, these Estrain were hungry and food might be the perfect bait to lure them into a better position.
Stark raised a finger and called the attention of his honored guests.

"Lief of Fort Lendill brings up an excellent point about the Estrain fleet. Their momentum will carry them into the planets even if we wipe out their crews. So we need to convince the fleets to alter their course. A full course correction, will seem like a trap to even the most hungry Estrain.
However if we place a convoy of starfreighters filled with cloned meat across their path, broadcasting distress calls about a pirate attack, using a few of Evo's ships to give creedence to the lie.
This must be set up on the fleets path but off enough from each planet to cause their momentum to carry them past their targets if we succeed in wiping out the crew after the trap is sprung."

"The freighters engines must be completely destroyed, so their Brain crabs can't just hack them and move them," Stark whispered, " And their crews will die if the plan works. I offer some of my Quick grow Brethren Deltas to this task."








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Re: Last Spacedock before the Arc of Midas

Post  Lief_of_FortLendill on Fri Apr 20, 2012 3:45 pm

Lief sat back and listened to the strategy. Its was a pretty desperate one. Hung together with shoe string and bubble gum. Normally that would be a selling point to Lief. But this strategy, it took a second for him to figure out what irked him about it. It dawned on him, it had been one of the things he had stumbled into when he first became a fleet commander. It was all so frickin' conventional, use WMDs to thin the herd, use fighters and drop troops to hit key locations, use long range attacks to whittle away at forces and avoid becoming locked in a battle they couldn't hope to win. If there was a contingency plan for fighting the E-strain when your fleet was horribly understrength then this would be it.

"I don't know how much meat ya'll leave floating around on ships, but it would have to be more than the planets have to offer...prolly by alot. I'm not saying I'm just saying, our fleet is a speed bump not a true obstacle to this E-Strain Horde, the easy meal is still the planets, they can come back and get the rest later." Lief noted.

Lief knew if he were the moving van in chief of that horde he would feint like he was going for all 5 planets but then focus the entire armada on one planet. The other joint fleets would rush in to aid the overwhelmed one and that would be such a cluster fuck that the entire joint fleet would become scrap metal and blood stains.

Lief took note of this like he did so many other small points that could trip them up. His ships should be moving to position. His updated battle plan would be an interesting one.

"Also I may have something for round two against this fleet. A real game changer." He noted with a mischievous smile.

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Post  sectorgeneralstark on Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:52 am

"Game changer? Now that sounds interesting," said Stark, "Anything we should worry about, Prince of Fort Lendill?"

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Post  UnityPrime on Sun Apr 22, 2012 1:15 am

Prime was strangely silent on the matter of code. His projection was motionless, and occasionally flickered in and out of existence, as if the signal was poor. Saul 11 did not mention this as he spoke to Stark and those assembled.

"As you ask, we can make such defensive stations from raw material in the Asteroid belts. Is there anything else those here would ask us to build in preparation? We must leave quickly if we are to finish out work before the E-strain arrive."
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Post  FieldMarshallStrykker on Fri Apr 27, 2012 12:24 am

Jeremiah glanced between the builder and IR stockholder as Jeffers uploaded the particulars of the sterilizer nanites and the missile specs to Maehl's factories.
"The missiles themselves won't need to be anything special so I'd think your factories can turn a large supply out fast. And we should be able to devote some gunships and destroyers to augment the screening groups."

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Post  sectorgeneralstark on Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:33 am

Stark's eyes widened a bit, this information, these warheads could allow the IR to take the fight back to the Estrain. Begin on one side of their territory and use deep penetrating warheads to bring the sterilizer into your hives.

Stark began to smile. If they were successful in this battle, he may have just stumbed upon a way to recover his full rank as Sector General of the Polar Expanse.

But first they had to win.
He turned to Field Marshal Strykker.

"Field Marshal Strykker, please do use your Gunships and Dusk-class Destroyers to suppliment our screening force. If the Estrain launch their Claw-class Boarding Pods, we will need your precise Cerberus Lasers to intercept them..."

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Post  Lief_of_FortLendill on Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:41 am

"Strikes, I'll give ya kudos, your game changer may be more epic than my own." Lief conceded. "Ya know Fort Lendlll can pump out those warheads faster than the IR can, just saying diff between cutting edge industry and a human assembly line."

"Not that I am saying not to use them, the more people who can F up the Estrains day the happier we will all be." Lief shrugged, "Just ya know it may be helpful to share with us too."

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Re: Last Spacedock before the Arc of Midas

Post  UnityPrime on Mon May 07, 2012 1:54 am

(OOC: Please note, events have updated. This is still an excellent thread for planning for week two of the campaign though Smile. As usual, please shoot me a PM if you have any questions or concerns.)
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Post  Lief_of_FortLendill on Tue May 08, 2012 11:35 pm

A freshly showered Lief returned to the station while his orders were executed. "Well gents, that was fun, in a horrific traumatizing sort of way. The question is what do we do now?"

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Post  sectorgeneralstark on Thu May 10, 2012 1:38 am

Stark had been pacing since returning from the battle. One fifth of his effective fleet force had been destroyed.
It was a concerning development. But even more concerning was the intel shared by their allies.
The images from inside the Planar Phasic Field, shared by their allies, showed new refined construction beyond anything they thought the Estrain capable of.

The standard Manslayer was about as smart as a cat. Basic physics understanding, but not the capability to build objects of this magnitude.

Without Angel D's insane influence, these rogue Estrain had created a fleet of beauty.

These were troubling concepts, especially since their plan had demanded a complete extermination of this Estrain Fleet.

Stark found his pacing and his thoughts interrupted by the rockstar prince from Ft. Lendill. It was a welcome interruption.

"We have many options on the table. However I would like to know first who will be aiding us and what our final goals will be," Stark replied, the table had been cleared of food and wine, and a holographic display showed the battlespace.

"I suspect we can communicate to any hive capable of this level of building," Stark continued, "I think we can reach out to them while they are transitioning and explain the danger they pose us and how they will be breaking I.R. Law the minute they transition into our reality. They are hungry, beyond hungry if the way they turned on each other told us when presented with Mr. Maehl's meat delivery. Which thank you stockholder.
Though If i may respectfully point out, positioning makes every difference on the battlefield, and your positioning of the meat was not as effective as it could have been. But that battle is over and previous mistakes benefit none to worry about. We must focus on the future.
And that future could be one to our benefit. The EEF bears many Magnavores in their Uloh colonies.

I would formally request of the EEF to provide Magnavore Guides to aid as two Allied Teams in making their way into the enemy fleet.

Group Apex will be sent in to meet with the Magvore leaders as a diplomatic envoy. I suggest Father Inido of the Ar'Yeserai and one of the reputable Uloh Magnavores.

They will offer the following IF Stockholder Maehl approves deployment of a Red Star Satellite (which I do not have access to): We will open a Wormhole directly from here to the Uloh territory.

Group Oboe will be sent in as the failsafe, to destroy the Command Carrier from the inside.

Our Refugian friends will hold samples of all members of both teams for Resurrection in the case of Group Oboe necessary violence.

It is a plan, just a plan...We need to build it up, because if that is the beginning and end of the plan, we will get our soldiers slaughtered for no good reason.

Also Stockholder Maehl, I will respectfully ask that you recompense Mr. Evo Deman for all the ships he lost during the battle. I wouldn't want our deniable assets to suffer for our mismanagment.

Mr. Deman I have more than a handfull of angry Mercs searching for a better life in space.
I will send you 1,000 sellswords and Mercs from Tarris, to replace your lost workers.
Please send my condolences to their families."

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Post  Lief_of_FortLendill on Thu May 10, 2012 4:20 am

Lief nodded after Sector General Stark finished, "You know you can count Fort Lendill in Starky."
Lief took out a datapad, "Got some news of my own, some of my ships are attempting salvage ops to save as many people as we can. We find human tissue it will be rezzed. Thing is many of the fallen fell when y'all were being pushed back. The debris field has a lot of E-strain ships that were merely disabled, what ever we do next we should know the area around this pocket dimension isn't safe either."

"Which brings me to the next point." Lief said as he looked at the quickly scrolling numbers on the datapad. "OK, my personal knowledge of dimensional mechanics is kinda limited, like I read scientific papers on it when I have trouble sleeping, but my people are telling me with the right number crunching we might be able to slip something small through the rift without destabilizing it. One catch, said thing can't be a WMD, well I guess it could be a nanoplague, as most of them would disrupt the fabric enough to cause energetic effects once the dimension closes."

Lief shrugged, "On a more personal note, I like the diplomacy plan."

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