!!cAsGzl185mF 01/14/12(Sat)22:13 No.17546645|
"Dammit, its accelerating. Dayton to all ships close to target and try to get tractor locks. Weapons, target their engines before they can build up enough thrust."
"Sir our phase cannon dont appear to be doing much to their shields. It must be equipped with the latest models. We wont be able to bring the shield down before they can jump."
"If they... How quickly can we load our two SP torpedoes?"
The engineer turned to him. "Sir, if we blow up their engines we wont be able to salvage that ship before more pirates arrive."
"How long?" Dayton asked the weapons officer again.
"Ninety seconds, I've got them transfering them now."
"They're activating their drive!"
The Knight turned back to his viewscreen, the ship was picking up acceleration slowly, the first flashes of subspace tearing were beginning to appear in front of the ship.
"Come on Chief, dont let me down." he whispered.
The fusion drives of the liner continued to glow brighter.
"They've reached 5G acceleration, we're plotting them as increasing to 20." sensors reported.
"Why havent they jumped?"
The sensor operators fingers flashed over the control board. "Their drive plates must not be synced. We're showing power output but they're not establishing a field. They-"
"They must have been sabotaged." Dayton finished.
"SP Torp locked and loaded."