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    565 KB Empire Quest 2.1 Imperial Avenger 11/17/11(Thu)14:29 No.16948882  
    Okay sorry about yesterday. Something came up that prevented me from coming. Long story short I came under a huge virus attack that took the better part of the evening to get rid of. Alright lets do this. Empire Quest
    The Battle Group is making its way to the Rally point at sublight speed when your sensors detect an incoming flight of A-Wings at sublight speed. If you launch your interceptors it could cost valuable time, but not launching interceptors has its own risks.
    Vote System
    >> Anonymous 11/17/11(Thu)14:43 No.16948951
    Aren't A-wings interceptors?
    That have no ftl engines?
    And can't operate far from their carrier?
    That they are here means there is a carrier out there somewhere. I want detailed scans of the entire area, have our interceptors prepped just in case, bring us to combat alert beta.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/11(Thu)16:38 No.16949547
    No, the A-Wing does have a hyperdrive. A damn fast one, too.

    Still, have the battlegroup go to alert, and launch fighters. I want those A-Wings swatted down before they can call out.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/11(Thu)16:41 No.16949563
    If they can see us, we can see them. I'm worried about whatever friends they have waiting in the wings.
    Fuck being late, bust them up.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/11(Thu)16:48 No.16949598
    >If they can see us, we can see them
    Don't you mean, 'if we can see them, they can see us'?
    Essentially the same, I know, but still the implications are different.

    Anyway, yes, normally A-Wings aren't used for scouting; that's usually an X-Wing job. So either a Rebel battlegroup is already lurking around here, or they're just part of a vanguard.

    In any case, besides launching fighters, we need to tell those engineers on that Victory to hurry up while we buy them some time.
    >> Anonymous 11/17/11(Thu)20:17 No.16950970
    OP, where are you?
    >> Imperial Avenger 11/18/11(Fri)02:37 No.16953373
    Sorry about that. I kept 403ing. Must have been something I said elsewhere. I hate auto bans. You launch your fighter squadrons. A mixed variation of Tie Interceptors and standard fighters take off. You call the battlegroup to a halt as it would take longer for the fighters to get back if you keep moving. A short while later you get reports of the fighters engaging. Your fighter squadrons lost two men but your interceptors have already taken out their first bandit. Not long after all of the A-Wings have been destroyed and you fighters dock. Your XO communicates you from his ship and informs you that the A-Wings could have had a chance to call for help and recommends that you disregard safety and order all ships to jump.
    >> Anonymous 11/18/11(Fri)10:06 No.16955353
    I agree with our XO.
    Make sure that the Vic II has a Lambda shuttle onboard so that they can go for help if their hyperdrive fails.

    To all ships: Prepare for coordinated jump to lightspeed. Destination: designated Imperial rally point to meet up with the rest of the fleet.
    >> Anonymous 11/18/11(Fri)10:20 No.16955402
    I would slow the Battle Group to half speed, deploy the interceptors in a screen formation to...intercept that A-Wings. Raise whatever shields I have and warm up my turbo lasers, with scanners set to maximum.
    >> Anonymous 11/18/11(Fri)10:23 No.16955413
    What is the size and complement of my Battle Group, depending on that I either dont give a shit and proceed as ordered or back off.
    >> Anonymous 11/18/11(Fri)10:33 No.16955448
    We already shot down all of the A-Wings.

    Read the archived thread.
    >> Imperial Avenger 11/18/11(Fri)11:20 No.16955652
    The Battle Group composition is 1 Imperial I SD, two Imperial II SDs and 8 Victory II SDs. You concur with your XO. If the rebels got a message out they could have called for help. You order the battle group to jump. A short time later you exit hyperspace, but the damaged Victory is nowhere to be seen.
    >> VSD Infatigable/Vast Imperial Apologist 11/18/11(Fri)11:25 No.16955675
    Sound an alert on all ships. Start drawing up plans for scout ships to go to all pre-arranged emergency hyperspace reversion points along our path. We're the Empire. Of course we have a contingency plan for such an incident.

    If there was a problem, they'd hopefully have managed to drop out of hyperspace safely and are awaiting help. If not...well, we'd never find what's left of them.

    And yay, Empire Quest!
    >> Imperial Avenger. 11/18/11(Fri)11:27 No.16955680
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    Yay. Sorry about yesterday. By the time the site let me on I was so tired I could only just make sure that it survived another day. FOR THE EMPIRE!
    >> VSD Infatigable/Vast Imperial Apologist 11/18/11(Fri)11:27 No.16955681
    Oh, and try contacting the damaged ship via our ships' communications suite. If they don't respond, there's a problem, one way or another.
    >> Vast Imperial Apologist 11/18/11(Fri)11:29 No.16955692
    And any fans of Star Wars writing ought to check out "the Vast Empire", which coincidentally happens to also be about Imperial protagonists after Endor. It's a group fiction site, and we have some pen and paper/video gamers as well.

    We're at www.vastempire.com and comnet.imperialnetwork.com, with the sign-up on the former.

    Sorry for the thread hijack, back to the lost Star Destroyer. We can't abandon our men and a valuable Imperial asset like that.
    >> Anonymous 11/18/11(Fri)11:41 No.16955755
    I want status reports from all ships, and if anyone is able to raise the Vic II.

    They have a Lambda shuttle, however, and it can make the journey to Annaj and call for help.

    Also, how far are we from Annaj and the rally point?
    >> Imperial Avenger. 11/18/11(Fri)11:48 No.16955789
    We are currently a little over half way to Annaj. One more jump would put us at the rally point.
    >> Vast Imperial Apologist 11/18/11(Fri)12:01 No.16955851
    We're not throwing away a Star Destroyer for no reason if we can still find it. We're going to find our missing ship first.

    We have hyperspace-capable scouts in our inventory, right?
    >> Anonymous 11/18/11(Fri)12:07 No.16955883
    We've got Lambda shuttles.
    I don't think we have any Assault Gunboats, but maybe we do.

    We did plan for this contingency though. The Vic II can use the Lambda shuttle we lent them to call for help. I'm not too worried about it.
    >> Imperial Avenger. 11/18/11(Fri)12:12 No.16955916
    You put the battle group on alert as you draw up plans for a search and rescue mission. A combat air patrol is established to protect the fleet. One of your pilots, enters the bridge, salutes, and tells you he has a plan to find the missing ship. This was Sanders, your ships top ace. Captain had always liked him. While there are no Tie Scouts in the fleet, you had gotten ahold of several smuggler fighters, on the chance that they were rebels. While they are too damaged to fly, he thinks they can take their hyperspace engines and put them on the interceptors, giving them jump capability. Your next ranking officer(XO was on the Vic II) warns against this idea.
    >> Vast Imperial Apologist 11/18/11(Fri)12:16 No.16955942
    Congratulate him on his initiative, and ingenuity, but tell him that you're vetoing the plan. Too risky, especially with the Interceptors general "high-maintenance" and standardized designs. Besides, it's not like they're Headhunters. The modifications would take time and be far too risky.

    Fighter crews are to remain half on combat readiness, half on stand-by. We should be ready for more rebels while our scouts are sent off.

    The scout shuttles should not engage the enemy. They should report anything as soon as they revert from hyperspace, and if they're spotted by any rebels present at the reversion point, they should flee. We can't risk losing more ships.
    >> Anonymous 11/18/11(Fri)12:20 No.16955965
    Actually, what if we cannibalized the smuggler ships to create 1 working ship?
    It's one more hyperspace-capable ship, and it might help.
    >> Vast Imperial Apologist 11/18/11(Fri)12:22 No.16955976
    There's a reason the Hutt smugglers call them Uglies, and it's not just because of their appearance. They're also talking about their pilot survival rates.

    No, we are the Imperial Navy. We don't need some cobbled together hunk of junk, unless we're planning on infiltrating the Rebellion without orders. The Lambda shuttles will do fine.
    >> Anonymous 11/18/11(Fri)12:31 No.16956039
    I suppose you're right.
    We may as well take this break to go over the battle reports from the Battle of Endor, see what went wrong, and get the comm array on the Imp II repaired.
    >> Imperial Avenger. 11/18/11(Fri)12:54 No.16956174
    You commend Sanders for his input but decide not to go with it. You send the Lambdas out on their respective patrols to hopefully find the missing ship, along with Jensen and your XO. Meanwhile you order the battle reports from Endor to see if you can analyze just what went wrong. Unfortunately there is no reason that the battle should have failed, the rebels had a smaller fleet, less manpower on the ground, were caught in an ambush and according to the reports, the Death Star itself was working just fine.
    >> Anonymous 11/18/11(Fri)13:03 No.16956218
    See if we can raise the captain of the Imp II. We need to know if there was anything that caused the fleet to just deteriorate like it did.
    Yes, the Death Star was destroyed, and we lost the Executor, but the Imperial fleet still outnumbered the Rebels. We need to know, did the Rebels employ some radically new and effective tactic? Some new weapon?
    >> Anonymous 11/18/11(Fri)13:31 No.16956367
    Also, I suggest we begin preparing contingency plans for when we arrive at the rally point.

    History has shown that there is a high incidence of warlord-ism when a power vacuum is created, and we must be ready to stamp it out before it can take root.

    The Emperor may be dead, but the Empire still lives!
    >> Imperial Avenger. 11/18/11(Fri)13:53 No.16956480
    You raise the shuttle on the Imp II. You recieve reports that three of the Lambdas have returned from their scouting run. They didn't find the Victory. A priority report arrived, the shuttle that went to Endor didn't find the Victory either. Which means that it is somewhere between where you are and Endor. The Captain of the Imp II got on the line and asked what you needed to know.
    >> Anonymous 11/18/11(Fri)14:02 No.16956514
    Have the four shuttles begin searching the hyperspace route between our current location and Endor in order to find the Vic II.

    As to the captain from the Imp II, ask him to describe, in his own words, what happened at the end, after the Death Star blew up and the Emperor died.
    Any insight he can shed into what went wrong will be appreciated.
    He and his men are the only eye-witnesses we have, and knowing what happened is important for determining our future course.
    >> Anonymous 11/18/11(Fri)15:58 No.16957257
    have the comms officer send out a coded signal establishing our position as a rally point. we need to raise reinforcements if we're going to save the vic II. also have our interrogators do their work on those captured rebels
    >> Imperial Avenger. 11/18/11(Fri)16:01 No.16957271
    You have the shuttles begin scouting the area between yourself and Endor in the hopes of finding your lost ship. The captain tells you what he remembered. The rebels didn't unveil any new weapon that the Empire hadn't seen as far as he was concerned, but when the Death Star was destroyed the Imperial fleet scattered. In short, they ran after the explosion. And he expects to be executed for it. The comms officer began working on the coded signal.
    >> Anonymous 11/18/11(Fri)16:01 No.16957272
    I disagree with setting ourselves up as a new rally point.
    We already have a battle group with us, and the official rally point is at Annaj; to set up another rally point would only create confusion.

    It's better if we simply concentrate our efforts on getting the Imp II's comm array back online, trying to find out what went wrong at Endor, and using the Lambda shuttles to search for the missing Vic II.
    >> Anonymous 11/18/11(Fri)16:05 No.16957296
    "Yes, captain, we know that the fleet ran. But WHY? Some disorganization is to be expected, but a complete rout?
    "However, judging from your report and that of the other Star Destroyer, if indeed everything did start to unravel, then I think you did what was necessary to preserve the lives of your crew and the investment that the Empire made in your ship."

    See if any other ships in our group can spare the parts and engineers needed to help fix the Imp II's comm array.
    >> Imperial Avenger. 11/18/11(Fri)16:47 No.16957606
    After the Death Star was destroyed and the Admiral perished in the Executor, no one knew who was in command. Someone sounded a retreat and pretty soon everyone was pulling out, trying to escape. So yes. The fleet was completely routed. In the face of a smaller opponent.
    >> Anonymous 11/18/11(Fri)16:51 No.16957626
    A dark day for the Empire. However, we weren't there, we aren't privy to all of the information, and so we shouldn't pass judgement until we learn more of what happened and why the retreat was sounded.

    Let's concentrate on the present. Get the Imp II's comm array repaired, and our lost Vic II found. Then we make for the rally point at Annaj and see about putting things back together.
    >> Vast Imperial Apologist 11/18/11(Fri)16:51 No.16957628
    The Rebellion may have won the battle, but they will soon lose the war. Have the Imperial II Star Destroyer added to our formation as we continue our search, with the intention of eventually continuing to the fleet rally point.
    >> Imperial Avenger. 11/18/11(Fri)16:58 No.16957675
    Your communication officer walked up to you and saluted. He seemed more confident after you didn't punish him for scanning the surface of Endor. "Sir I have a report on the communication you ordered."
    >> Anonymous 11/18/11(Fri)17:06 No.16957735
    "Ah, good. Let's see it."
    >> Imperial Avenger. 11/18/11(Fri)17:15 No.16957795
    "The command center at Annaj is unable to provide us support. So I sent out a scrambled transmission so that if any ships pass nearby on the way to the rally point, they will come to meet up with us.
    >> Anonymous 11/18/11(Fri)17:20 No.16957828
    "Good. Hopefully we won't be here too long, but it won't hurt to try to get more help."

    Alright, I don't think we have much more to do until the Vic II is found. Perhaps send a message ahead of us to the rally point, so that they know that we're held up because we're searching for a missing vessel.
    >> Imperial Avenger. 11/18/11(Fri)18:25 No.16958408
    Your shuttles arrived a short while later. One of them had found the Vic II. It was alright, still in one piece. They hadn't made it too far from Endor, but they were going to prepare for another jump. Not too long later the Vic II jumped into your location. With the fleet all grouped up, you set course for Annaj. After arriving at Annaj you are contacted by the Imperial Forces there, demanding you send them your identification.
    >> Anonymous 11/18/11(Fri)18:34 No.16958475
    Send them our command and ID codes, and request to know who's in charge here, and if there are any standing orders.

    What do our sensors see? How many ships are here, and in what shape?
    >> Anonymous 11/18/11(Fri)18:41 No.16958542
    Going to read the previous night's thread. But before I go, lemme just say that I love Star Wars, and I fully support you and this quest OP.
    >> Imperial Avenger. 11/18/11(Fri)18:47 No.16958583
    Thanks much appreciated. Im gonna go get supper real quick then I will be back.
    >> mick824 11/18/11(Fri)19:03 No.16958702
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    may this quest be glorious Imperial Avenger
    >> Imperial Avenger. 11/18/11(Fri)19:36 No.16958950
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    It shall be. You should join it. :P
    You send your ID Signatures. The man on the other end of the line doesnt answer for the moment. Your passive scanners show that the Station above Annaj is guarded by a light Imperial Fleet. IF you were to go toe to toe with them you would inflict heavy damage to them. This is not the entire fleet that escaped from Endor, that much is certain. A few moments later you get hailed. "This is Captain Pellaeon, what is your status?"
    >> Anonymous 11/18/11(Fri)19:46 No.16959038
    "Captain Pellaeon, this is Captain [insert name here], acting commander of the battlegroup that Admiral Piett had stationed in case the Rebels ran from the battle at Endor. The Commodore was killed in an engine accident, and I took command, when we received news of what happened.
    "I took my group to Endor to see if there were any survivors, and am glad to say that I was able to rescue two Star Destroyers that had been set upon by Rebels. We wiped them out, and came here.
    "My battle group is ready for orders, sir."
    >> Imperial Avenger. 11/18/11(Fri)20:36 No.16959414
    "Yes, of course. Excellent. I have most of the fleet out on small engagements and to scout the areas. I need an update on your Combat condition. Are all your ships ready to fight Captain [Insert Name Here]?"
    >> mick824 11/18/11(Fri)20:41 No.16959439
    "some of our ships are damaged and might need some more through repairs"
    >> Anonymous 11/18/11(Fri)20:46 No.16959474
    "Except for the two ships we rescued, we're all in fighting condition. The Victory II requires repairs to its hyperdrive, and the Imperial II has lost its comm array, though I sent an engineering team over to try to make some repairs.
    "Other than that, we're ready and willing to fight, sir."
    >> mick824 11/18/11(Fri)20:47 No.16959480
    combine these two
    >> Imperial Avenger. 11/18/11(Fri)20:49 No.16959487
    "Very well. The Rebels have wasted no time in spreading news of their victory at Endor. This is getting the attention of a lot of people. We need some key victories soon to show that we are still on top of the situation. There is a Rebel Communications Dish above Sollust. It is sending out their broadcast. However, it is also believed that they are also sending coded transmissions from this dish to rebel strike forces. Go to Sollust, capture this dish, shut down the transmission, and get those transmissions. You may choose to leave your damaged ships here, or take them with you.
    >> Anonymous 11/18/11(Fri)20:58 No.16959535
    The Vic II should stay, since I recall it being the more badly damaged one.
    We should get the Imp II's comm array fixed up, and major damage patched, then requisition a full complement of TIE fighters/Interceptors if Annaj has them available.

    We won't be using the Imp II in direct actions, but rather use it purely as a carrier to give us more fighters.
    >> mick824 11/18/11(Fri)21:03 No.16959553
    alright it sounds enough for me
    >> Anonymous 11/18/11(Fri)21:55 No.16959864
    You know, to make things more clear, maybe we should name the ships in our group.

    Tiger's Claw - our flagship, Imperial II
    Ravenous - Imperial I
    Guardian - Victory II
    Resolute - Victory II
    Valiance - Victory II
    Justice - Victory II
    Defiant - Victory II
    Typhoon - Victory II
    Ranger - Victory II

    Infatigable - Victory II rescued at Endor
    Aurora - Imperial II rescued at Endor
    >> Imperial Avenger. 11/18/11(Fri)22:20 No.16959982
    >>Tiger's Claw - our flagship, Imperial II
    >>Tigers Claw
    I see what you did there anon.
    >> Anonymous 11/18/11(Fri)22:25 No.16960011
    I'm just posting in this thread because my browser is acting up and I want to see if this post will work. Ignore me.
    >> Anonymous 11/18/11(Fri)22:28 No.16960043
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    The flagship should be the Triumphant

    The Imp I, Judicator
    >> Anonymous 11/18/11(Fri)22:36 No.16960106
    I was hoping someone would.
    >> Anonymous 11/18/11(Fri)22:49 No.16960215
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    I still prefer Tiger's Claw for our flagship and Ravenous for our Imp I.

    Anyone else going to vote?
    >> Anonymous 11/19/11(Sat)00:02 No.16960601
    Okay...so OP, what are we waiting for?
    >> Imperial Avenger. 11/19/11(Sat)00:07 No.16960624
    Oh sorry, I was getting amused by the conversation about ship names I was wondering if that was going to get resolved. :)
    >> Anonymous 11/19/11(Sat)00:09 No.16960632
    Since it doesn't seem like anyone else is going to vote either way, you may as well just choose which ones to go with, or roll a die.
    >> Anonymous 11/19/11(Sat)00:19 No.16960682
    How about Vehement for the ISD I?
    >> Imperial Avenger. 11/19/11(Sat)00:23 No.16960693
    Ill leave it up in the air for next session which will hopefully have more people.
    You leave the Victory here to get repaired. You patch into the rest of the fleet and order a jump to Sollust. And you get a report in from the other Imp II, their communications now work. Satisfied with the performance of the group, you jump to hyperspace.
    Can someone archive this please? I need to get off for the night.
    >> Anonymous 11/19/11(Sat)00:27 No.16960715
    Someone else already did it. But they used the wrong tags, and now it's mixed up with Empire Quest, and Tribe to Empire Quest.
    That's because you used just Empire Quest, rather than Empire Commander Quest in order to keep it separate from the others.


    Good luck trying to get it fixed. I've bugged the admins to fix other threads improperly tagged, and they've never been fixed.
    >> Anonymous 11/19/11(Sat)00:36 No.16960767
    Oh, and whoever wrote up the description got it completely wrong, since we're LEAVING Endor, not going towards it.
    >> Anonymous 11/19/11(Sat)02:53 No.16961657

    Vehement sounds good for the ISD I
    >> Anonymous 11/19/11(Sat)03:18 No.16961769
    Alright, 2 votes for Vehement for the Imp I.
    >> Anonymous 11/19/11(Sat)14:08 No.16964151
    Oh, when are you running this next, OP?

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