You are Kraton Reed, Jedi Lord of Telos IVAt a time when the Republic was merely a shadow of its former self and the Sith terrorized much of the Galaxy, you chose to strike back. Breaking from protocol, you gathered together a small group of likeminded Jedi Knights and raised your own army. You launched a crusade against the Sith Empire and managed to liberate the Outer Rim world of Telos IV. The people of this world now look upon you as their Lord and their protector in these dark times…Your foes seem to lurk all around you, some closer than you would have thought possible. While you were in the middle of planning your next move against the Sith, an assassin attacked you in the night. You emerged the victor of said duel, and with the help of your Knights Trask and Lo Rai the Sith Assassin was captured.After winning this fierce battle, Reed now looks again to the war in front of him. Two planets stand out, the nearby world of Mirial which he has vowed to liberate from the tyranny of the Sith, and the more obscure world of Ferro where a secret Sith base lies. With the help of his Republic ally, Jedi Padawan Fianna, he was able to put together a strike team to conduct reconnaissance work on the Sith-controlled planet of Ferro.However, before the team can be sent out Reed must decide who should lead the scouting party. As it happens, the leader who would have been most suitable to lead such a mission would have been Trask, who is currently resting after losing his arm in battle against the Sith Assassin who nearly claimed your life. Fortunately, the Trandoshan’s arm will grow back in time but that does present an issue with what Reed should do now.>Who does Reed send to lead the scouting party on the Sith World of Ferro?>Trask might have been injured, but he is still the best candidate to lead the recon mission.>We can’t risk losing Trask on such a dangerous mission, send another Jedi Knight to lead the mission. (Write-in who)>There is no need to send a Jedi Knight, a competent soldier will be selected instead>This mission is extremely vital to the grand scheme of things. I will personally lead this mission>Write-in?
and here's the pastebinhttp://pastebin.com/GkDtPsxDDetailing Kraton Reed, his territory, the forces under his command, and various important NPCs
>>266990>>We can’t risk losing Trask on such a dangerous mission, send another Jedi Knight to lead the mission. (Write-in who)Jaina. She'll get in and out without trouble.
>>266990>This mission is extremely vital to the grand scheme of things. I will personally lead this missionNothing could possibly go wrong.
>>267069Ha. I would vote for this but I really want to fuck with the assassin we captured. Thanks man. hopefully It wont take long. I hate missing a riding season.
>>267065>>267112Now that you mention it, I'm changing my vote. We send Jaina out and then have a chat with our prisoner. Maybe we can reverse-Sheev her.
Alrighty, unanimous vote for sending Jaina out to lead the scouting party on Ferro!Writing now.>>267119>"Have I ever told you the Comedy of Lord Reed the Drunk?"
You briefly consider undertaking this mission to Ferro yourself, seeing as how important it’s success will impact your stratagems. However, pressing matters at home need to be attended to and you simply can’t leave certain things unchecked while you go searching for Sith in the woods.You instead decide to send out Jaina Charr to lead this mission. She was wildly successful when she and Trask journeyed to Mirial together, so she is an obviously solid choice to lead another recon mission.When Trask hears that Jaina is being sent out he all but demands that he go along too, claiming that he would know how to survive in the wilderness despite his injuries. Jaina quickly assuages his fears and claims that she’ll have the whole base scouted well before his arm grows back.You oversee Jaina’s departure as she boards a starfighter along with a dozen of your best commandos.“Good luck Jaina, may the Force be with you.”>”Heh, thanks Kraton. Sorry in advance if I come back again with more refugees. I’ll see if they have any other nice ships for us while I’m at it.”The wily Correllian girl salutes you as her fighter rises into the air and quickly takes off into space.There’s little else you can do now in the meantime while you await to see how the mission goes. For now though, one issue does demand your full attention…(1/2)
>>267130>"I thought not. It's not a story the Jedi would tell you.
>>267153You board a shuttle along with a rather sizable retinue of bodyguards, a counter-measure that several of your knights insisted upon in the wake of the recent attempt on your life. Escorted by a squadron of starfighters, you zoom across the landscape to the north until you find yourself in the snowy northern pole of Telos IV where the Jedi Temple lies…Boarding inside the hangar, you disembark and are quickly greeted by your youngest knight, the confident Chiss duelist Sayla Tann.>”Hi Kraton. Our uh, guest is waiting for us down below…”You walk along side by side with Sayla into the dark recesses of the Telosian Jedi Academy. It becomes darker and colder the further you go down, and as you get closer you being to sense the person you’ve come for far more clearly.You can sense her anger stewing, and there’s little doubt that she senses you coming as well.>”She’s a bit of a handful, let me tell you. We got about fifty soldiers guarding her around the clock. We’ve had to rotate them a bit and screen them to make sure no one was getting manipulated by her. She’s a bit… well, spooky sir.”Sayla leads you down a cold hallway and opens the door to a chamber where a single figure levitates in a stasis fieldA blue Twi’lek woman, who doesn’t really look too much older than Sayla herself, coldly stares at you as you walk down to meet her. She looks quite a bit different without her armor and mask. Her real face appears to be covered in various intricate red tattoos, and in her current outfit you can much more clearly make out the muscles that define her body.>”Back for round 2, LORD Reed?”>How does Kraton approach this Sith Prisoner?>Demand to know who sent her to kill you?>Ask what her name is?>Taunt her?>Write-in?
>>267204>"Who sent you to kill me?"Let's keep a cool head here.
>>267249this and ask what her name is.
>>267270After we find out who her master is we can get more personal. Why she follows the Sith (because they all have a tragic backstory), where her hatred comes from (because "You captured me" is merely circumstantial), heck, we can even talk to her about why she chose to study Makashi as her Lightsaber discipline.Just gotta start with who sent her.
>>267281yea. I get you. wasn't sure about how you wanted to go about this.My ultimate goal is to turn her. If only to really piss of her master.
“Who sent you to kill me?”She stares back at you in silence for a few seconds before sneering>”Maybe I came to kill you of my own accord? There are plenty of people who would like to see you dead. I could bring your head back to just about any Sith Lord and be rewarded handsomely.”She flexes her wrist slightly as she scans her body, her eyes lingering on the wound you delivered to her on her shoulder>”I could have done it too if not for that big lizard and that... 'jedi' of yours.”She grips her fist tightly, her anger palpable to both you and Sayla.“Hmph, what’s your name?”Your prisoner sighs as she relaxes her fist and looks back at you>”Arlia Sitra.”Sayla cups her hand and whispers into your ear>”She had to get her training from someone. She has to have some kind of master… unless she killed him or something.”Arlia cracks her neck as she stares back at you>”So what are you going to do with me when we’re done here? Am I going to have to wait until some Sith reconquers this dirt ball before I can stretch my legs again?”>Press her harder for more info on who could have sent her?>Ask her about who trained her, and what kind of training she received?>Tell her if she cooperates things will turn out better for her>Threaten to bring in Lo Rai if she chooses to be difficult about this >Write-in?
>>267323>>Tell her if she cooperates things will turn out better for her>>Press her harder for more info on who could have sent her?she clearly isn't a common bounty hunter.
>>267323>>Ask her about who trained her, and what kind of training she received?Number one advantage of an interrogator: time. Keep the target talking.
>>267323>Press her harder for more info on who could have sent her?>Ask her about who trained her, and what kind of training she received?"Makashi. What a fascinating form to specialize in. The precision, footwork, concentration... A skilled devotee is captivating to observe. What inspired you to pursue the contention form? Or maybe I should be asking *who*."
>>267365this as well.this might take a while. but we have time. we will break her with time.
>>267376Yeah. Going in guns-blazing with threats and torture would just make her clamp up. Maybe she'll give you information eventually, but at that point you've lost a valuable resource and you've tipped closer towards the dark side.
She clearly seems to be far more than just some common bounty hunter, perhaps if you kept her talking she would reveal something"Makashi. What a fascinating form to specialize in. The precision, footwork, concentration... A skilled devotee is captivating to observe. What inspired you to pursue the contention form? Or maybe I should be asking *who*.”She raises an eye at you skeptically as you start to delve into her expertise with saber dueling>”It’s… the only style I know. My mistress always claimed that the greatest Makashi duelists always focus solely on Form II to the exclusion of all other styles.”To the surprise of both you and your captive, the tense mood is dampened somewhat by Sayla as she chuckles at the Sith. Arlia scowls at her as she raises her voice>”Is something funny Jedi?">”Oh no, it’s just that my old master actually told me the same thing a long time ago. I’m a Makashi duelist myself. It’s too bad I wasn’t Kraton’s bodyguard that night, I would have loved to have faced a real duelist for once.”Arlia looks taken aback once again and is left speechless as she stares quizzically at Sayla, obviously unsure of what to make of her.Unbeknownst to her, she did let something slip in all of that. She called the one who trained her ‘Mistress’, meaning that whoever sent her was almost certainly a woman. That certainly narrows it down a bit, and you are aware that the two closest and most powerful Sith Lords surrounding your territory are also female.“Whoever trained you must have been quite powerful I imagine. I wouldn’t mind facing her myself.”Arlia regains a bit of her composure as she stares back at you>”My mistress is no easy foe. Compared to that fool Verus, she’s on an entirely different level. I doubt you’d ever face her unless she intended you to.">Ask her what her mistress is like?>Ask her to describe her training in even more detail?>Ask her what her mistress must think of you?>Tell her if she behaves well, you might give her a chance at a duel with Sayla?>Write-in?
>>267423>>Write-in?"I take it there's no love lost between Sith Lords?"Sith interpersonal relations may be the thing saving our ass right now.
>>267431yea. that is really the only reason we haven't been wiped out yet. sith don't give a shit what happens to each other...
>>267431This sounds good.
>>267423"I take it there's no love lost between Sith Lords?"Arlia's stare darkens as she speaks just above a whisper>"My mistress will not be pleased once she learns I've failed. Then again, I suppose if I break free from here I can fix that."Sayla adopts a serious look herself as she fold her arms over her chest>"That's a pretty big 'IF'. We're not going to let another assassin get close to Reed like that again, especially not you.">"We'll... we'll see about that."She doesn't necessarily sound too confident right now. As good an assassin as she is, even she must see what an uphill battle she must be fighting.Perhaps she sees no other choice>Tell her you don't have to be enemies>Say her Mistress must not be as powerful as she thinks she is>Ask her why she would serve someone who would turn her back on her like that?>Write-in?
>>267479> why would your serve someone who would turn her back on her like that.
>>267479>Ask her why she would serve someone who would turn her back on her like that?"What sort of pitiful master would abandon their apprentice at the first sign of failure?"
>>267479>>Ask her why she would serve someone who would turn her back on her like that?
>>267479>>Ask her why she would serve someone who would turn her back on her like that?"I think it's strange, to throw away an apprentice who still has the potential to grow. Counterproductive, even."
>>267323>Take a seat, get to the same eye level as her and smile polite like. "Arlia, let me be frank with you, you are in a very precarious position right now. If I were a Sith I would imagine that you would be already upon the torture racks and other assorted nasty things that are gathering dust around here. Yet because I and by extension my associates are Jedi we refrain from that. Do you know why?Wait for her to respond to the question if she doesn't respond continue with something like this.>"Because Jedi would rather help those who wish to help themselves. Be it with a small suggestion to avoid narcotics that would ruin their life or by helping them disappear from irate Master who don't deal in second chances. I would personally rather see everyone under my command to be happy and content than going out on crusades or rampages causing bloodshed across the Galaxy."Lean in a bit as to share a secret>"Of course it all lies up to you and what your willing to tell me Arlia, I would hate for your to be unhappy after all."If people can spot where this is referencing from kudos because god damn was that some slick word smithing
>>267521>>267479Well crap, if you can link this to that that would be cool please...
>>267515IDK about this, feels a little too on-the-nose.Also keep in mind we're Jedi mate.
>>267527Am I coming on too strongly? I dunno about you guys, but I think the difference between Jedi and Sith is mostly outlook.
>>267541its mostly how they use the force. Jedi let it flow through them, Sith control and bend it.
>>267541A Jedi wouldn't use words like "throw away" when talking about an apprentice. Life is sacred, and an apprentice is a person, not a resource.
"What sort of pitiful master would abandon their apprentice at the first sign of failure?"She grits her teeth and glares at you with fire in her eyes before shouting>"I will learn from this failure, and I WILL become stronger! If I don’t, then I deserve to die! The weak die and the strong survive, that is what it means to be a Sith! I will not be weak, I will not die, AND I WILL NOT BE REPLACED!"The chamber falls silent once again, as if any scant bit of cheerfulness and light was easily washed away.You glance at Sayla, who looks away from Arlia with a dour frown, before staring back up at your prisoner who appears to be panting after her sudden outburst.You walk up close to Arlia and, with a warm and understanding smile, speak with her"Arlia, let me be frank with you, you are in a very precarious position right now. If I were a Sith I would imagine that you would already be upon the torture racks and other assorted nasty things that are gathering dust around here. Yet because I and by extension my associates are Jedi we refrain from that. Do you know why?>”Because you’re too naive? Too proud to do what’s necessary? If you’d just blast me with lightning we could have ended this conversation already.”You continue to smile at Arlia as you calmly explain to her“We don’t torture people Arlia, and we usually refrain from blasting people with lightning, because Jedi would rather help those who wish to help themselves. Be it with a small suggestion to avoid narcotics that would ruin their life or by helping them disappear from an irate Master who doesn't deal in second chances. I would personally rather see everyone under my command happy and content rather than going out on crusades or rampages causing bloodshed across the Galaxy. Of course…”You lean in closer as she listens to you with rapt attention“… it all lies up to you and what your willing to tell me Arlia, I would hate for you to be unhappy after all."(1/2)
>>267632The chamber falls silent once more. You patiently wait as Arlia mulls over your words whilst staring away from you and Sayla.After a short while passes, you notice a great change in her demeanor. She starts to move a bit more as the stasis field vibrates. For a moment you almost wonder if she is attempting to slip free somehow, but then you realize that it’s not that at all.She’s shaking, and her chest is rising and falling with every breath.Sayla’s jaw drops open as she whispers>”s-She looks like she’s going to have a heart attack.”Arlia twists about and turns, moving strongly against the stasis field as if she were bound in chainsThis carries on for another moment, during which time you debate stopping this all and getting her medical attention but before it comes to that she finally stops and addresses you, a look of terror on her face as she shouts>”COUNTESS DALCA! Countess Dalca of Serenno! s-She laughed for nearly an hour when she heard you took Telos IV from Ramana but when they told her you killed Verus she said if Ramana didn’t care to stop you then I would! I had to do it!”Arlia exhales a long breath as if a great weight had been lifted from her shoulders. She looks much weaker and appears to be on the verge of passing out>Thank her and leave her to rest>Press her for more information on Countess Dalca>Ask about her mistress’s rivalry with Ramana>Ask her if she would like for you to get her anything>Write-in?(2/2)
>>267651>>Ask her if she would like for you to get her anything
>>267651>>Thank her and leave her to restWe'll revisit her in the morning, preferably with some kindness for the information.
>>267651ask if she needs food or water.then ask bout the rivalry with ramana. If she refuses. leave her for now. then return the next day. have a jedi and your most loyal commandos guard her.
>>267651Drop some more basic Jedi kindness on her.>"The weak and the strong... It's all about one's point of view. In this galaxy, you'll always find a bigger fish, something smarter or stronger than you. Just because someone is weak does not mean they deserve death. The duty of the Jedi is to protect the ones who cannot protect themselves. We were all weak once."After that, leave. Let her think about all of this. Maybe later we can teach her the Jedi code.
>>267688and this.over load her with friendliness and kindness.
>>267688>>267697yes. she's a sith so she's obviously used to pain and hostility, so it should be even more unsettling if she's overwhelmed with the exact opposite treatment. if all goes well, she'll be confused and she'll have to turn to someone to make sense of it all. +1
>>267728You give her another moment to calm down before asking her if she would like some food or water.She shakes her head no and, feeling that you’ve exhausted her enough for now, decide to leave her with a few parting words>"The weak and the strong... It's all about one's point of view. In this galaxy, you'll always find a bigger fish, something smarter or stronger than you. Just because someone is weak does not mean they deserve death. The duty of the Jedi is to protect the ones who cannot protect themselves. We were all weak once.”You turn away from her and begin to walk away with Sayla by your side.>”w-Wait!”You come to a halt just before you reach the door to the chamber>”t-There’s something I need. Please, I helped i-I told you about her, I NEED something.”You turn back at her and wait for her to go on.She takes in a deep breath and says>”Please give me back my face.”Your eyes widen“Come again?”>”My mask, I want it back. It’s important to me, even more than my lightsaber. Please give it back…”>Give her her mask back?>Refuse?>Write-in?
>>267697>>267728I mean, I wouldn't want to lay it on too thick. It's kinda like Will Smith in Hitch - you go 95% of the way, and let them do the final 5%. Maybe not the most suitable analogy, but I hope you can see what I'm getting at.>>267752Ask her about the mask and the red mist that was coming out of it when she wore it. It MIGHT be some kind of tool of escape.
>>267752Ehhhhhh make sure there is no sith mumbo jumbo in it first.
>>267752>Give her her mask back?Oh fine. Let's see what she does with it. With any luck she'll set it aside of her own volition later.
>>267764Actually, this in particular is a good idea. We could have Lo Rai examine it since he's sort of an expert on it.
>>267752ask why she needs it>"Explain the significance of the mask, if you will. Does it have sentimental value, or some kind of practical power associated with the Force?">>267767what he said
>>267768I'd rather not expose that one to more Sith artifacts.
>>267758hitch...is that a romcom?it sounds vaguely familiar.
>>267771I mean, we could ask him about it first. Just seems like he's got a unique resilience towards them considering he was able to cross the line and come back over it.>>267773Yeah, Will Smith romcom where he helps Kevin James get a date. It follows the typical romcom formula - guy doesn't want a relationship, meets a girl who he actually likes, they like each other, there's a massive misunderstanding that causes them not to like each other 75% of the way through the movie, they resolve their problems by the end - but it's pretty enjoyable because it's pre-2010s Will Smith.
so give her a maybe.then after we make sure there is no jumbo in it we give it to her.and we have Lo Ria take a look at it?that works for everybody?
>>267814Yeah, sounds good to me.We should still ask her about the mask though.
Rolled 66 (1d100)>>267758"Explain the significance of the mask, if you will. Does it have sentimental value, or some kind of practical power associated with the Force?>"I made it myself a long time ago. I don't want anyone else to see what I look like without it. i-It looks more like me than me."That doesn't necessarily answer all of your questions about it, but you suppose it's enough for now."I will see about getting it back for you, but not quite now. Just try to rest for now, and I'll make sure someone attends to you if you need anything."She falls quiet as you turn away from her and exit the chamber with Sayla."Sayla, where is Lo Rai?">"I believe he's meditating at the top of the temple.""Good. Bring me the mask, I want him to personally examine it."After obtaining the mask, you jaunt up to the top of the temple where sure enough, Lo Rai can be found meditating in the middle of the snow with his shirt off, just as you found him when he revealed the Sith Holocron to you. It's quite impressive how he is able to stay well enough to meditate outside in this freezing cold like this, you imagine he must be controlling his body temperature and keeping himself warm through the Force."Lo Rai."His eyes wrench open and he blinks a few times before smiling and bowing his head>"Greetings Lord Reed! I thought I sensed your presence close by. What brings you here?""I have a very important task for you."You reach inside your cloak and present Arlia's strange mask"Please examine this for me and tell me if you can't find anything off about it. Make sure it's not tainted with the Dark Side."Lo Rai accepts the mask and looks closely at it as he pores his hand over it>"Hmmmm....""What is it?">"I swear I've seen this mask somewhere before... oh well. I'll begin examining it right now. I'll inform you as soon as I find anything.">>267787>Just seems like he's got a unique resilience towards them considering he was able to cross the line and come back over it.There's a very good reason why he was able to do that
>>267860>"Ah, Lo Rai, I'd like to talk to you for a moment. I want to know how your... Meditations are going. How you're handling what you saw inside the holocron."We're good to our Knights eh
>>267860oh shit that foreshadowing .
>>267860let's not waste time, then. while he does that, contact commander stryker and ask him what he knows about the sith lady. worth a try i thinkafter that, check back in with lo rai
>>267868"Ah, Lo Rai, I'd like to talk to you for a moment. I want to know how your... Meditations are going. How you're handling what you saw inside the holocron."Lo Rai's smile falters as he glances over the mask, flipping it over in his hand.>"The more I think about it the more silly I feel I acted. Kota Vam looked as if he was getting ready to strike me down, and I honestly can't blame him after what I said and did."He puts the mask down and smile up at you again>"There is one good thing about the mask though. I feel as if my experience with it has made me more... honest. I still feel that there are things that can be learned from the Dark Side of the Force, even if there is a danger to it all. And I meant every word I said about the High Council, that much hasn't changed since my head has cleared."Lo Rai rises to his feet, summons his robes into his hands off the ground and puts it on as he stuffs the mask away.>"I believe that's part of the reason I felt so strongly about joining you Kraton. You seemed to just care more than they did."He begins to walk past you towards the entrance to the Academy and shouts back>"I will tell you as soon as I discover something! Until then my Lord!">>267890Feeling that your present business has been concluded, you decide to leave the Jedi Temple for now and contact Commander Stryker.A short shuttle flight to his bustling war camp and you end up finding the Commander again in his tent just as where you left him before (1/2)
>>267922>”Countess Dalca, now that’s a name I haven’t heard in a long time.”Stryker puffs a bit of smoke out from his cigar as you wait for him to go on>”I met her myself once or twice, back when she was just a kid. She was born and raised on Serenno as a member of one of their noble houses. When she was around nine or ten, she was taken away and trained alongside Ramana, by the same Sith Lord, but that was years ago…”Stryker reaches for his box of cigars and opens it>”What exactly did you want to know about her?”>”…”>”Want a cigar?”>Take Cigar?(y/n)>What does Lord Reed ask specifically about Countess Dalca?(2/2)
>>267960>>Take Cigar?y>>What does Lord Reed ask specifically about Countess Dalca?ask about the loyalty of her forces, for starters
>>267960Ask about her personality; how she treats her subordinates, her equals, and her superiors. If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.And I'll take Stryker's cigar, yeah.
>>267960>Take Cigar?Take it."What was she like, as a child?"
just wanted to say that i read this whole quest through yesterday and it's been a very fun read. i like the character interactions and the whole planet defense battle with music from the films in the background made for a pretty immersive experience. good stuff OP keep it upto contribute:ask all questions above and have a smoke
>>267993Lord Reed accepts a cigar from the commander, who then lights a match for him as Reed places the cigar in his mouth>ask about the loyalty of her forces, for starters>”Well from what I understand she’s got a pretty strong following on Serenno. They say her family has ruled the world for the past hundred years or so, and not by conquest. The noble houses elect who get’s to lead their world, so I figure she has to be either really well-liked or really good at politics.”>Ask about her personality; how she treats her subordinates, her equals, and her superiors. If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles.He takes a few more puffs of his cigar and ruffles his mustache slightly before responding>”I honestly can’t say much. Her subordinates seems well off I would suppose, though I’ve never met any of them personally. She seems to be relatively well respected by the other Sith Lords, but I wouldn’t know much about that either. She and Ramana, they don’t get along so well, that I know for certain.”>"What was she like, as a child?”Stryker develops a smirk as he takes the cigar out of his mouth>“She was a funny kid. Had a big mouth on her, had a tendency to speak pretty loud. Was kind of cute really. She was the kind of girl who obviously liked being the center of attention, but in an endearing way you know? That was the impression I got way back when I first met her…”Stryker’s smile fades away as he puts his cigar back in his mouth>”When I saw her again a few years later, she was a lot more quiet. Barely spoke to me or anyone else aside from the other Sith. I didn’t even realize it was the same girl until someone pointed it out to me.">Ask about Dalca's relationship with Ramana?>Ask specifically more about Ramana?>Ask about their Lord?>Ask something else (Write-in?)>>267993I'm thrilled to hear you've been enjoying it so much Anon! I was particularly happy how well that battle seemed to go, and I'm glad someone else also enjoyed the music! I'm looking forward to the next battle myself, I hope I can deliver one that was just as fun as the last!
>>268032>Ask specifically more about Ramana?Seems like our most immediate threat.
>>268032>>Ask specifically more about Ramana?
>>268032>Ask about Dalca's relationship with Ramana?If we could find some way to incite the two towards each other instead of us that would be handy. Would allow us to continue to infect the sector with more happy feel times in this body of hate and disdain that is so prevalent.Also so happy my suggestion got taken in!
>>268064“What can you tell me about Lord Ramana then?”>”Heh, well even though I served under Verus, we were all subservient to her. I got to see her a few more times than I saw Dalca…Stryker leans back in his seat as he taps the ash of his cigar off into an empty glass>”… but not as much as you’d think. Ever since she rose to power, she’s been off waging some kind of campaign. She’s supposed to be one of the best warriors amongst the Sith, and a pretty competent general to boot, so it seems like whenever the other Sith Lords were getting together for something big they’d always try to include Ramana.”The commander snuffs out the remainder of his cigar, and it appears he has a sort of faraway look in his eyes>”It’s funny, now that I think about it. I can remember back to how she was when she was young and it’s really not all that different from her now. I can’t really say I ever knew her that well, but I always figured she was a tough cookie even back when she just a kid.”“What of her relationship with Dalca?”>”They were both apprentices to the same Lord, so they spent a lot of time together. I guess they had a bit of a rivalry going all their lives, but a couple years ago I think the rivalry got a lot worse.”Stryker leans closer to you as his voice becomes a bit more tense>”Now, no one really knows how she did it but they say Ramana killed her master. The most popular story goes that Ramana chucked the bastard off a bridge… but that doesn’t matter. What matters is that Ramana sort of took over most of her master’s territory, but Dalca chose not to follow her. So they’ve squabbled a bit in the past over who should rule what, and sometimes it’s led to open warfare but not always…”Stryker looks as if he could go on a bit when a lieutenant of his enters the tent>”Sir, I have some data pads I need you to look over when you have the chance.”>”Ah right, was there anything else you wanted to go over right now Lord Reed?”>Any last questions for Commander Stryker?>Take your leave and retire for the night?
>>268073>>Take your leave and retire for the night
>>268073>Take your leave and retire for the nightMaybe call Fianna just to keep her apprised of the situation before we go to bed. See if there are any updates from Jaina.
>>268076>>268078You thank Commander Stryker for his time and excuse yourself. His camp seems to still be in a flurry of activity by the time you've left, and you're acutely aware that sooner or later this army is going to be on the move.Where exactly it will be heading, you hope to decide soon.
And that's all for now! I'm going to head to bed, and will likely try to continue some time late tomorrow night around 8 or 9 pm.I hope you guys enjoyed this session! It had a lot more character interaction than I anticipated, I hope I handled it well and kept things interesting for you all.If ya'll have any questions, feedback, or criticism for me then I'd welcome them! If not then good night!
>>268088Thanks for running. Excited to see where everything goes.
>>268088Thanks man it was fun to see and explore more of the world, kinda has a total war space age to it, only with more characters and things...
>>268039Yes she is.But it seems like the planet it self could try to get her back. we need to have our guard up.
Several days pass by after your exchange with your Sith prisoner, Arlia. You’ve managed to learn that she was sent to kill you by Countess Dalca, the Sith Lord of the planet Serenno which lies to the west of the Telos sector. Evidently she welcomed your attacks on Ramana’s territory at first, but when it became apparent that you weren’t about to stop your campaigns any time soon she decided to try to snuff you out.Now, after questioning Commander Stryker a bit, you feel as if you’re starting to get a better idea of just who your enemies are. It seems that Ramana and Dalca do share a bitter rivalry of sorts, one that dates back all the way to their training under one Sith Lord who Ramana apparently murdered. It also appears that you and your forces have been caught up in the middle of their longstanding feud, though there’s still much you don’t know about either of them.In the mean time, you wait as your knight Jaina conducts her espionage mission on the forested world of Ferro and while Lo Rai investigates the strange mask that belonged to Arlia. It takes several days before you hear back from either of these knights, but eventually…>Roll 1d100+5, best of two rolls from two different anons>>268134I love Total War, particularly Medieval 2, the first Rome, and Shogun. It's really flattering to hear my quest compared to them, thanks Anon!
Rolled 18 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>271253
>>271293GODS HELP US ALLWHY CAN'T I ROLL
Rolled 50 + 5 (1d100 + 5)here, try mine
Rolled 67 + 5 (1d100 + 5)>>271253
>>271293RUH ROH>>271298That's a much more... benign result.>Minor SuccessWill start writing now
>>271314ahhh why am I always late.dame it.
>>271319Don't worry Anon, there'll be plenty more rolls in the future
>55 Minor Success“Lord Reed, our scouters have just picked up several unidentified vessels jumping out of Hyper Space.”You perk up as you look over to the bridge hand. Stepping over to him, you patiently wait several more seconds before he speaks up>”It’s Sir Charr’s starfighter and the rest of the commando team! All vessels are accounted for!”The various lieutenants and soldiers on the bridge cheer and you breathe a sigh of relief. It appears none of the team suffered any casualties. Now to see what they uncovered…The star fighters dock inside the hangar of the Raider, and you along with many of your men await as they disembark. Jaina is one of the very last to exit her shuttle, and when she hops out of her ship you immediately notice her frown.She blows a puff of her hair out of her face as she walks up to you and gives a slight bow>”Lord Reed…”Hm, she rarely addresses you as formally as that>”… I’m afraid the mission wasn’t nearly as successful as I said it would be.”>How does Reed respond to Jaina?>Happy that Jaina made it back alive?>Disappointed that she apparently did not uncover much?>Straight to business, ask her what she found?>Write-in?
>>271388>Happy that Jaina made it back alive?Yes, we're glad they didn't suicide themselves for a mission. We can break down mission planning and update techniques and practices later. First thing, getting everyone healthy again.
>>271388>Happy that Jaina made it back alive?We're good to our knights.
>>271388>>Happy that Jaina made it back alive?
You smile as you place a hand on her shoulder”Welcome back Jaina, I’m glad to see you and everyone else back safe and sound.”She smirks at you>”Well of course. Trask would’ve never let me live it down if I ended up captured or… or yeah. Good to see you too Kraton.”That's much more like the woman you remember. It is a genuine relief to have her back into your fold, even if she wasn't quite as successful as you were hoping.No doubt all will be fine as long as you have her and the rest of your knights backing you up.Her smirk slowly fades away as she glances back at her starfighter and says>”Taking Ferro’s NOT going to be easy.”You stare back at her with a serious look>”Do you want to hear the full story now, or…”>Speak one on one with Jaina about all that she learned?>Gather all your knights and officers and allies together and have Jaina explain it to everyone?>Write-in?
>>271484>>Gather all your knights and officers and allies together and have Jaina explain it to everyone?mission briefing mission briefing
>>271484>Gather all your knights and officers and allies together and have Jaina explain it to everyone?Invite Fianna, too.
>>271484>Gather all your knights and officers and allies together and have Jaina explain it to everyone?
That very night, you call together all your knights and your top military officers to meet you for a special debriefing of Jaina’s mission. Sending out a special transmission to Fianna as well, you find that the young padawan is actually one of the very first to answer the summons. No doubt she suspects what this meeting is about and is eager to hear what was learned, even if she doesn’t exactly express much in the way of enthusiasm.Soon nearly all of your band is assembled inside a special meeting room inside the Corvette. When the blast door to the room opens up, you see your final attendee has arrived. Lo Rai walks into the chamber>”I apologize for my lateness everyone. Very pressing matters have been demanding my attention as of late, and I assure you all that I had a very good reason for arriving last. Lord Reed, if I could have your attention AFTER this meeting I think you would be very interested in what I have discovered concerning that particular project you assigned me.”A few of the people in attendance trade odd glances amongst themselves as Lo Rai nonchalantly takes his seat at the meeting table. Jaina coughs into her hand as she stands up and addresses everyone whilst a holo-image of the planet Ferro appears in the center of the room.(1/2)
Fairly new reader, still trying to catch up with all the threads. My only question is how have we not had a Revan-esque condemnation from The Council yet?
>>271597well we are not being supported either.
>>271597You mean an Exile-esque condemnation from the Council yet? Probably because we're the only thing standing between the Sith and the people of Telos, and because we haven't given them the chance.
>>271572>“As I’m sure you all know by now, I was sent on a recon mission to Ferro with a few different goals in mind. The most important one being discovering where the Sith base was, and I’m happy to say I was able to find it!”The holo-image of Ferro intensifies on a large stretch of jungle around the planet’s equator.>”The military base is spread out here. I know we can’t really see much of it on this map, but that’s because the forest itself is covering it very well and because…”She scowls at the image as she plants her hands on her hips>”… because the majority of it all is underground. Many miles underground. There is a network of tunnels and shelter and maybe even factories that lie deep within the planet’s crust, and I’m afraid we couldn’t really get close enough to tell just how extensive it all was.”Fianna speaks up in her usual unimpressed tone>”I suppose this would complicate any attempts to bombard the base from orbit. Have you discovered any anti-orbital measures protecting the base?”>”Well, yes. I was just getting to that. You see, there are a number of Turbo laser batteries scattered all around the area. It would make dropping our forces directly on top of the base pretty difficult. I also suspect that there may in fact be an Ion Cannon hidden on the surface somewhere close by… but I wasn’t able to find that either.”>”That’s unfortunate. I suppose we’ll have to wait for them to shoot us with it if we want to find where it is.”>Ask Jaina what else she was able to find on her mission?>Ask Jaina what exactly presented so much difficulties during her mission?>Ask someone present here their opinion on this? (Write-in?)>Write-in?(2/2)
>>271617>>Ask Jaina what exactly presented so much difficulties during her mission?The enemy patrols and QRF are of good importance if we wanted to send a follow-up mission.
>>271617have her continue. she will say why it was difficult.
>>271608I was thinking more Revan than Exile. I mean we've basically established our own personal Miniature Jedi Order if I'm understanding things correctly. We haven't Fallen, but I'm sure that won't look good.
>>271617>>Ask Jaina what exactly presented so much difficulties during her mission?
>>271617>Ask Jaina what else she was able to find on her mission?>Ask Jaina what exactly presented so much difficulties during her mission?Basically just let her keep talking.>>271635Yeah mate, that's what the Exile did, unlike Revan who just stole Jedi and turned them all dark, then abandoned them.
>>271617>Ask about what the complications where, we will need to know for future endeavors.In the meantime drawing up some battle plans would be pretty handy right now, I figure that we have our toughest ships be in the forefront and first to come out from hyperspace to ID where our enemy defenses are, after that we bombard the area with pinpoint laser barrages. That being said I would rather we go and secure that population center that is still be ruled over by the Sith, but I imagine that we can do that after we take out this asset. Any opinions?
>>271645well. the best option is to try and draw them out since we dont have the resources or time for a siege. how i have no idea.
>>271635At this point and time, neither Fianna nor her master Sun Vike are aware of the Jedi Temple on Telos IV's existence. Neither are they acutely aware of Lo Rai's brush with the Dark Side, or that an attempt was made on your life by a Sith Assassin that you now have locked up, nor that you possess a Sith Holocron on your person.Sun Vike did criticize you for allowing Bwuno the Hutt to operate on Telos IV, and he made it quite clear that his support lies with the Republic.
>>271643Fuck off Malak
>>271654I'm thinking basically what we did, only in force. Small strike group to disable the Ion cannon and other anti-orbital sites and then we just pound the entrances until they cave-in.
>>271677ehhhh only with a better scouting. we would need to know where they are to hit them
>>271700Well yes, with better scouting. We might need to wait a bit, as well as launch some probing raids in order to draw out/isolate their space forces. I'm gonna enjoy calling in turbolaser bombardment correction once we've neutralized those sites.
"Jaina, you never really explained why it was so difficult to scout out these areas.">"Well... the forests were actually pretty difficult to navigate. The underbrush can get very thick, and there's areas in the forest where there is very little sunlight because the trees go up so high. We were afraid that if they spotted us, we would get ambushed."Trask hisses as he leans closer and stares at the map>"You're right. That's exactly what I would do if was commanding the defense. Set up a bunch of killing zones, find where the forest is thickest and lie in wait. Then when my foes approach, surround them and start blasting them to pieces."Commander Stryker shakes his head as he leans back into his seat>"I'm honestly not sure if my Walkers could handle very well in terrain like this. I'd hate to end up losing one of them to a pile of mud or a shaky hill my observers couldn't find.">"There's an easy way to fix that Commander."Stryker's attention, and the attention of the rest of the assembled officers returns to Fianna as she speaks up>"We rewrite the terrain to our advantage through sustained orbital bombardment. After flattening the forest, your walkers would be able to approach the base much more safely."A bit of murmuring goes on amongst your followers until Janus raises his voice and asks>"Exactly how much of the landscape were we going to level? There were people living on this world right?"A few of the people assembled who haven't weighed their opinions in are looking to you now.What does Lord Reed say?>Suggest a scorched earth strategy through orbital bombardment?>Consider sending strike teams down to attack the surface base?>Write-in?
>>271759>Write-inAsk how viable an orbital bombardment would be due to their anti-orbital defenses.Also, I thought the only people living on this world were the people in Ramana's base?
>>271759>>Suggest a scorched earth strategy through orbital bombardment
>>271759If there were people living on the planet they might be gone by now, I support Orbital Bombardment but only if we manage to jam their signals so we aren't ambushed from space.
>>271759>>Consider sending strike teams down to attack the surface base?So far, we've been winning by being quiet. We start making moves in earnest, such as sustained bombardment, and we risk the chance of provoking a much more determined defence. There's also the civilian issue to consider. We are supposed to be liberators here against the Sith. We shouldn't lose that high ground.
>>271815I'm thinking we either do this fast and risky or safe and very slow. We can drop strike teams down and try to disable their defenses piecemeal, or we can try to build up a resistance movement on the planet. All of this can wait. We still have Mirial to take and perhaps more reinforcement and intelligence will change the operational landscape.
I see roughly 2 votes for Orbital bombardment1 vote for asking about orbital bombardmentand 1 vote for a strike team strategySo for now Kraton will lean towards a scorched earth strategyWriting in now
"Exactly how viable do you all believe an orbital bombardment would be?"Fianna is quick to answer“The Ion Cannon presents a problem. We could start bombardment immediately, but the Ion Cannon would have to be dealt with.”“What of the people living on the planet?”>”As I have said before, roughly ten million native Ferroan people populate the planet. I don’t suppose anyone here has any insight as to what they are doing?”Jaina shakes her head>”I wasn’t able to get in contact with any of them. They’re either in very secluded areas or working with the Sith, I’m not sure.”You mull over this information for a few minutes as your followers discuss all of this amongst themselves. When you feel you are ready to speak up, you announce”Given all that we’ve heard so far, I think that if we aim to destroy this Sith Base as efficiently and quickly as possible we will need to rely on an orbital bombardment. We will strike them as hard and as fast as we can and give them little time to respond before we land our forces in and finish the base off.”Several of your followers, as well as Fianna, are in agreement with you.However, a few of them don’t seem entirely convinced, and even Commander Stryker who seems to support your strategy for dealing with Ferro interrupts and asks>”What of Mirial then? Wasn’t that supposed to be our next target?”Janus speaks up as well>”We have devastated the forces that once defended Mirial, and there are many millions of people who still lie under the yoke of the Sith there. Should we really be setting aside their plight right now?”>Janus is right, you did make a vow to save the Mirialians. We should focus on them first.>Ferro is also a very important target, and destroying the base there would help us more in the long term. We will attack Ferro first?>Leave it up to a vote amongst all parties present?>Write-in?
>>271906>>Leave it up to a vote amongst all parties present?
>>271906>Ferro is also a very important target, and destroying the base there would help us more in the long term. We will attack Ferro first?If we're going for bombardment we better go hard and fast. Hit the centers of industrial production and you stop them from getting reinforcements.
>>271918vote it out.
>>271906Hey, nobody said we wouldn't be able to assist Mirial by attacking Ferro. Make the case that we'll have fewer forces to worry about when we do liberate Mirial, and that we'll try to get to it as soon as possible. Also bring up the technology on Ferro, and how we could possibly take some of it under our control to assist us in the assault on Mirial.Still, put it up to a vote after making that case.
>>271906>Leave it up to a vote amongst all parties present?
"I have not forgotten Mirial at all. In fact, I would argue that by destroying the base at Ferro we would be paving the way for our eventual liberation of that world and it's people. Depending on how successful we are, we may even be able to reclaim some of the Sith's weaponry for ourselves if we take the base. This would only further help us in the long run, which is why I support attacking there first. However..."You slowly trade glances with all who are assembled"I will not leave this decision entirely to myself. We shall hold this to a vote. All in favor of shifting out strategies to attack Ferro first?"Of the group assembled, the following all vote to attack FerroFianna, Lo Rai, Kota Vam, Arnet Yar, Commander Stryker and Commander SkrillexAnd the following vote for liberating Mirial first and foremostJaina Charr, Janus, Sayla TannTask, did not appear to vote at allSeveral members at the table look his way as he humorlessly stares back>"I seem to have lost my voting claw."Final Vote6 for attacking Ferro fist3 for liberating Mirial firstJust as you are about to continue, Fianna cuts you off>"Actually it's a vote of 7 against 3. I speak on behalf of my Master, so my vote counts as two. It does not seem to matter though."Janus scoffs in her direction as he leans back into his seat with his arms folded"I suppose that settles that then. We will focus our military efforts on Ferro!"
>>271998With the choice of where to strike next settled, and a general strategy outlined. There is only one final important detail of your current strategy that you feel needs to be addressed.>How much of Reed's forces will he take with him and how many will he leave behind to defend Telos IV?Lord Reed's ForcesReed’s Army-6 Jedi Knights, 1 Jedi Padawan, and thirty Force Initiates who have only just begun their training-30 thousand soldiers (ex-Republic war veterans and trained volunteers with various Republic and salvaged Sith military hardware)-10 thousand Armored Division (Ex Sith Soldiers)-10 thousand TSF Paramilitary officers (Telos Security Force)Reed’s Fleet-Raider Corvette: (Very fast Anti-Starfighter vessel)http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Raider-class_corvette-12 Hammerhead-class Cruisers (Troop/Supply Transport)http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Hammerhead-class_cruiser-144 Aurek Starfighters (Excels in dogfighting)http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Aurek-class_tactical_strikefighter-20 TSF Aurek starfighters, most of which have been upgraded-4 Captured Sith Transport Ships (Armored Troop/Supply Transport)http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Gage-class_transport(Fleet can only hold approximately 10 thousand soldiers)Telos IV Defenses-A series of Forts located throughout strategic points on the planet's surface-A planetary surface-to-orbit Ion Cannon located within a FortRepublic Expeditionary ForceArmy-1 Jedi Master, 1 Jedi Padawan-5 thousand Republic SoldiersFleet-1 Valor-class Cruiser (Capital Ship)http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Valor-class_cruiser- 6 Thranta-class Corvettes (Troop Transport / Space Combat)http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Thranta-class_corvette-6 Hammerhead Class Cruisers (Troop/Supply Transport)http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Hammerhead-class_cruiser-194 Liberator Class Starfighters (Multi-purpose fighter)http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Liberator-class_starfighter-58 PT-7 Starfighter Bombers (excels in destroying larger ships)http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/PT-7_starfighter-72 Aurek Class Starfighters (excels in dogfighting)http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Aurek-class_tactical_strikefighter(Fleet can hold approximately 15 thousand soldiers)>Take the majority of your forces to strike Ferro? The Sith will not be expecting an attack there, and you will need to bring as much firepower to bear as possible to be successful?>Divide your forces in half so that a sizable force may remain behind to protect Telos IV, just in case?>Take only a small fighting force with for the attack, to ensure Telos IV remains well defended. After all, you're going on a seek and destroy mission and you do not intend on occupying Ferro by the time the battle has ended?Also>Which Jedi Knights will you bring with you on this mission?>Take all the Jedi who supported the attack on Ferro and allow the rest to stay behind?>Choose some other combination of Jedi Knights >Trask?
>>272040>Take only a small fighting force with for the attack, to ensure Telos IV remains well defended. After all, you're going on a seek and destroy mission and you do not intend on occupying Ferro by the time the battle has ended?>Take all the Jedi who supported the attack on Ferro and allow the rest to stay behind?
Was anyone else going to weigh in on this, or does everyone pretty much support>>272047
>>272142Looking at the time, i propose we can shelve the vote til later. They'll have a fresh head to think on it.
>>272148That works for me, although I honestly don't know if I'll be free at all to run this quest tomorrow. It will be a very busy day for me, but if not then maybe Sunday or Monday at the latest.In any case, we can certainly end it there for now. Some time soon we will be moving onto Ferro, and I'm going to have plenty of surprises planned for you all there.Until then, I hope you all enjoyed tonight's session! As always, I welcome any feedback, criticism, or questions. If there is none, then good night!
>>272157It was good, thank you. I definitely look forward to the next session. There's this constant undercurrent of menace and worry in this situation, and I love it.
>>272157Be gentle with us.Also, man, we're really going to need to have Lo Rai tone it down if he's going to be on a mission alongside Fianna. That is, unless we want the Council knowing one of our knights is slinging lightning and is a vocal critic of their practices.
>>272276yea. i could see that ending badly. I ll go with >>272047but. take ALL the commandos and a descent size of infantry IE the troops from the republic. and the and the armored division. if they will not be held up by the forests. ( are they a tank battalion or do they us walkers or are they antitank infantry or a mix of the three. ) can you answer that as it will change weather or not we should take them. also are we going to do a blitzkrieg attack and hell drop all the troops Halo style or are we going to fight a war of attrition and secure the space around the planet first, that would change some things. for the fleet i would say take all of the Republics fleet and the corvette. If we are going to secure space first than I would like the ground forces to be in the sith transports. with some of our star fighters protecting them. again all of this could change depending the strategy we use.
>>272423The current operation, as per Reed's decision to use scorched earth tactics and as per the suggestions of his commanding staff and allies, is as followsStage 1After coming out of hyperspace, position the fleet and begin to orbitally bombard the large stretch of land where the Sith Base is believed to be.Stage 2Land forces on the surface to assault the enemy's Ion Cannon when it becomes apparent where it exactly is. Attempt to destroy it as quickly as possible.Stage 3After orbitally bombarding the area thoroughly enough, land the rest of your ground forces and have them directly invade the baseStage 4Attempt to wipe out and/or capture their forces en masse as your forces enter said base while dealing with any other hostiles that present itselfAs for the Armored Division, it is a special military force that answers to Commander Stryker. It has various military craft in it, but the most tactically important feature of said division are the 10 Sith Walkers in it. They are large and slow vehicles that don't handle particularly well on rough terrain, but they pack a huge amount of firepower and can take a decent amount of punishment in turn. Many of the soldiers in this division are entasked solely with supporting and defending these hulking war machines.If you all would like your surface strike force to be primarily made up of this division and the Republic forces then that is acceptable, though you will not be able to field any other ground forces. Your other ground commander, Skrillex, won't be joining you in this case since he would not have any forces to personally oversee so he will remain on Telos IV.
>>272938Also something important to note:While you can coordinate together, you cannot give orders to any forces belonging to the Republic. They are under Fianna's leadership in this operation.>>272276>Be gentle with usI believe in you Anon. The Force will be with you
>>272974I don't think I've rolled higher than a 50 in days, mate. Somebody sent help.
>>272974ok cancel the armored division and bring the grunts. well the commandos first. how many can fit in the sith transports?
>>272938I'm curious, wouldn't walkers do well in rough terrain, since that's essentially what they're designed for? There might be forest everywhere but they can just smash through it, right?
Some of my plans changed for this evening, so I may in fact be able to continue off from last night some time later tonight. I'll give you guys a heads up at least an hour before.>>273333The Sith Transport ships that you had captured earlier can each carry roughly five hundred soldiers. If you were to bring all four of them with you then you would have extra space to transport another 2000 soldiers as well as an extra four ships to support the the Republic's fleet.>>273348These walkers are reminiscent of the AT-AT Walkers that the Galactic Empire used in the Empire Strikes Back, and thus are best suited to manuevering on flat land. Given that and given how huge and dense the forests of Ferro are, this means that the Sith Walkers in your army would face some major difficulties assaulting the base as it currently stands.However, significant bombardment of the area could feasibly make it easier for your walkers to traverse toward the base.
>>274062Would it be possible to send in fighters to deal with the anti-orbital defenses? Turbolasers are mainly anti-capital ship weapons due to their high power but low rate of fire and turn speed, while an ion cannon or hypervelocity gun would be completely ineffective against fighters. This could be much more expedient than sending in ground forces to try to neutralize their anti-orbital defenses, meaning we could hit the main base sooner, and would allow us to consolidate our forces into one large strike.
>>274129That is certainly a possibility, though whether or not it would be as effective as a ground assault is uncertain at this time Unfortunately, Jaina's reconnaissance mission was unable to uncover too much information on exactly where the Ion Cannon is or what manner of defenses it would have.
>>274149could we send in some probes with a live feed. we would get some better scouting done. they would know we are coming but.we would know where all of their big guns are.
>>274149Yeah, I was thinking that it would be good to fly down bombers or fighters and blow up their anti-orbital defenses. It would hit harder and faster than a ground team.
>>274163That is an option as well, however you would almost certainly lose the element of surprise. Whether or not it would be worth it is entirely up to you all.>>274169That is definitely a viable tactic you could use to destroy the Ion Cannon.
>>274169yep we will defiantly do that. then pound them for a few hours. then send in the ground forces to kill the survivors. we should make sure they are ready for close combat? as it seems there is a extensive underground base.
>>274198The probe droid tactic you mentioned earlier would be good to use on the underground base. They would be useful for scouting enemy positions and triggering any traps that may come up.
>>274207yes. maybe we should launch a bunch of drones as soon and their censers pick us up? we know where the main base is there most of their anti air/space should be near it. but I think we should have them get into the atmosphere as fast as they can and take a look at the planet.
should be ready to start up again in another hour
>>275704are you ready yet?no prob if you cant.just wondering.
Right, my responses might be a bit slow tonight on account of my internet being down but I'll be posting from my phoneSo just to be clear, it's been decided that Reed will take>the Raider Corvette>4 captured Sith Transports>12,000 infantry including CommandosAnd will attack Ferro with the entire Republic Fleet and 5000 of its soldiers.The Republic Fleet will transport a large amount of your own forces to the battle whilst the majority of your fleet stays over Telos IV.Is this acceptable?
>>276025yea, but could we have say two of our hammerheads guarding the transports.
>>276035Aren't we taking the entire Republic fleet with us while our Hammerheads guard Telos? Or does that not entail Republic escort?
>>276040look at their fleet specs. they dont have a especially large fleet, so we probably wont be able to have a dedicated guard for the transports.
>>276043The Sith transports themselves aren't completely defenseless, though the Republic's vessels are stronger and they are committing their entire fleet to this battle
>>276043How about just one Hammerhead? I don't want to end up getting caught with our pants down back on Telos.
>>276066that would work. I just would like them to have some good bomber defenses.
Time is spent hammering out exactly what forces are being fielded.Hoping to score a significant blow against the Sith, Fianna lends the entirety of the Republic Expeditionary Force to the attack on Ferro.Lord Reed himself is leading a large force as well, roughly 12,000 soldiers and a small portion of his fleet consisting of four captured Sith Transports, a single Hammerhead cruiser, and the Raider Corvette.Reed’s Army1 Jedi Lord2 Jedi Knights1 Jedi Padawan1 military commander (Skrillex)12,000 soldiers Reed’s Fleet1 Raider Corvette1 Hammerhead Cruiser24 Aurek StarfightersRepublic Army-1 Jedi Padawan-5 thousand Republic SoldiersRepublic Fleet-1 Valor-class Cruiser-6 Thranta-class Corvettes-6 Hammerhead Class Cruisers -180 Liberator Class Starfighters -58 PT-7 Starfighter Bombers -72 Aurek Class Starfighters All in all, Reed is committing the majority of the attack force’s soldiers whereas Fianna is committing the majority of the attack force’s space vessels. It is quite a sizable force, and although little is known about how strong the Sith Forces on Ferro are, you are confident that you have marshaled enough power to grasp victory.Once everything has been set into place, your various knights and officers begin to leave to attend to their various duties.You are eager to depart for this upcoming campaign, though you realize it will take a short amount of time yet for everything to be ready. In the mean time, you will be able to address one last matter of importance before your departure…(1/2)
>>276050would baiting the ion cannon to fire on less valuable targets be a useful tactic? We could easily man one or two of our own sith transports with a skeleton crew and feint a direct attack on the base to bait out the location of their defenses.Also we could do a staggered assault, with us primarily leading the charge and having the overwhelming republic forces arrive mid-battle. This could incite planetary forces to initially over extend themselves offensively, thinking they're facing a smaller force. In reality we just draw them out of their defensive positions and sweep them with our expected reinforcements.
>>276151this is what i was thinking. at least with the bait and switch.
>>276151That's quite a good plan. Start off with a small force and then send the bombers rolling in.I'd go with it.
>>276136>>276160>>276171if there isn't a set battle plan yet, this anon would happily suggest one.First time actually seeing this quest. Gotta say though, I like it. +1 quest follower, OP
>>276136You stay behind inside this meeting chamber until all are gone aside from Lo Rai and yourself.>”I thought that went quite well Lord Reed. It seems as if a number of us sincerely disagreed with the decision to attack Ferro first, but leaving it all up to a vote was a wise choice. Anyway…”Lo Rai rises from his seat and walks over to you. The knight reaches inside his cloak and brandishes the mask of the captured Sith Assassin, Arlia Sitra.He adopts a serious look in his eyes as he takes a seat beside you, the black and white and red mask held firmly in his hands>”You were right to trust me with this Kraton. At first it just seemed like a normal mask but after a few days of close examination, I was finally able to sense something very wrong about it. It’s not exactly as bad as I immediately thought, but…. well…”You wait patiently for the Arkanian to continue on as he somewhat awkwardly clutches the mask>”… the Sith have a very long history with masks. There are some Sith Lords, people who had a huge impact on the course of Galactic History, that we know very little about aesthetically aside from what they wore and what mask was on their face. There was one particular Sith Lord who was so deeply connected with his mask, that he was able to live on through it long after his body was reduced to nearly nothing.”An ominous feeling creeps into you as you stare down at the mask in Lo Rai’s hands>”It would seem that something like that has happened here as well, although on a much smaller scale. This mask is spiritually linked with our prisoner Arlia through the Living Force. It’s something that most ordinary Sith are unable to ever achieve, and yet she has.”>Maybe we should give the mask back to her if it is that important to her on a spiritual level?>Perhaps we should destroy the mask, if is so strong in the Dark Side of the Force?>Is there some way we could attempt to purify this mask of the Dark Side of the Force?>Write-in?(2/2)
>>276210wait a minute, don't you be telling me this is the mask of Nihilus, OP. My body ain't ready for that kind of reveal.
>>276210>Is there some way we could attempt to purify this mask of the Dark Side of the Force?
>>276210>>Is there some way we could attempt to purify this mask of the Dark Side of the Force?
>>276151>>276160>>276171There is one issue with this plan.Currently, your fleet is at max capacity with how many soldiers you are bringing into battle. If you would like to try to bait the Ion Cannon into attacking ships of yours that are actually manned by skeleton crews, then you would have to bring less soldiers in order for those ships to be considered skeleton crews.For example, you could bring 1 thousand less soldiers into this battle in order to have 2 Sith Transports that would act as bait?If this is something you all would like to try, then I will modify the Ferro Invasion Force's stats to reflect this.>>276208Thanks Anon, welcome aboard! I'm getting to the point where I would like for us to stop making modifications to the battle plans, just so we can progress to the battle, but I can still allow a few changes if Anons come up with good ideas
>>276210try to purify it and replace the dark side with light side, not so much that she would notice but enough that it could push her over when the time is right.
>>276240What if the singular Hammerhead ship we're gonna be bringing from Telos was piloted by a skeleton crew?
>>276240how about we jam soldiers into the corridors of the republics flag ship surly its big enough to take some more. we could also bring a few more hammerheads.
>>276240could we simply reallocate those troops to the republic fleet? If not, less troops would be a fully acceptable trade-off. One last question/revision then, are the sith forces on the planet using the same models of sith transport ship we seized? If so, I'd change my suggestion to using the same number of hammerheads for bait, while filling up one of our sith transports with commandos and jedi to arrive in the second wave...at which point they will take advantage of fog of war and land the sith transport trojan-horse style in the enemy base. otherwise no other changes
>>276221[Incoherent Sith noises]“This is most disturbing. Is there a way we could attempt to remove the Dark Side from this mask?”Lo Rai cups a hand over his chin as he stares down at the mask>”I’m not sure if we could. This thing is…. it’s like it’s alive in a way. Not in the way that it is it’s own living organism mind you but I would like to think of it as an extension of Arlia. A small but very important piece of her. Perhaps… maybe… hmmmm….”Your knight stares intensely at the mask as the gears inside his head twirl faster and faster.>”… the mask could stop radiating the Dark Side of the Force if Arlia herself turned away from it. I’m not certain if that would work, but that may be the only way of ridding this mask of the Dark Side’s influence. There is something we need to address though.”Lo Rai turns away from the mask and turns to you with a dark look>”Arlia Sitra was able to create this somehow. I don’t feel like that should be possible. A Sith who was able to create something like this would have been a much more difficult foe for us to defeat, let alone capture. Something is not right here…”>Perhaps she didn’t exactly create the mask after all?>Maybe she’s just much stronger than we took her for?>She could be even more powerful than she herself realizes?>Write-in?
>>276273this so much this cant believe i didn't think of this.
>>276277>>Perhaps she didn’t exactly create the mask after all?
>>276277>Perhaps she didn’t exactly create the mask after all?
>>276277>she could be even more powerful than she herself realizes. but for now lets go with that somebody made the maskalso 500 commandos lead by our most battle hardened jedi Lo Rai? yes Lo Rai needs to lead that. that will give them a huge blow.
>>276252>>276273There is only so much more space that soldiers can be jammed into. Most of these ships are already filled pretty much to capacity.Either bringing an additional Hammerhead or two, or choosing to bring less troops, would be viable options. I will allow you all to decide which you would rather choose to do.Also, this Trojan Horse style plan is also viable if you all would wish to attempt it
>>276286this will not end well. >>276295I would like to go Trojan, can Lo Rai lead it?
>>276295The Trojan Horse plan seems a little iffy. What if they request access codes and just blow us out of the sky?
>>276295given the terrain, more boots on the ground wouldn't be more effective. Less troops, additional skeleton crew hammerheads, and trojan horse pls>>276304they'll probably be a little occupied with the orbital bombardment around them to be picky, anon
>>276304I dont think the will ask for access codes as hell is braking loose around them.
>>276304>>276318especially given the type of ship usually carries supplies and reinforcements
"When I spoke with Arlia, she told me that she created the mask herself a long time ago but now, after hearing all of this, I don't know if I can really believe that even if she does. Is it possible she didn't exactly create the mask after all?"Lo Rai's normally calm and collected demeanor shows a sliver of fear as he takes in a sharp breath.>"This does sound, very VERY familiar to a few stories I read concerning the Sith back when I studied in the Archives… Sith are notoriously difficult to defeat. Some of them might even agree with us when we say ‘There is no death, there is only the Force’. Possession, Reincarnation… there are many abilities of the Sith that most would consider unnatural.”A screeching noise diverts your attention away from Lo Rai to the Blast Doors, where Kota Vam stands>”That is an incredible understatement.”You are taken aback as Vam strides into the room towards the two of you. Lo Rai rises up from his seat and calls out>”Why were you listening in on us?”>”Pardon my intrusion, but I had a sinking feeling I knew what important business you had to speak with our Lord about. I merely came here to weigh in my own opinion.”(1/2)
>>276346Kota Vam stands directly across from you, his usual steely gaze greeting yours as he clears his voice and speaks out>”An old saying goes that it is easier for a Bantha to pass through the eye of a needle than it is for one who has embraced the Dark Side to find the Light.”Lo Rai narrows his eyes at Vam>”…and what of me then Vam? Am I too beyond redemption?”>”I did not see that redeeming one’s self was impossible Lo Rai, I was merely stating a clear fact. That it is extremely difficult to throw off the Dark Side’s influence. Truth be told, if it were up to me alone I might simply have Arlia killed before she could fall even further to this horrific taint of the Dark Side. However, if we are to actually bring her to the Light as I feel the two of you are suggesting, then it will require a monumental effort on our parts.”Kota Vam’s expression softens slightly as he walks up to you and Lo Rai>”If Arlia is to be saved from the Dark Side, then we must set her on the right path. The way of the Jedi. One of us must undertake this daunting task and take her under our wing… as a Padawan learner.”>I will rise to this challenge. Arlia Sitra will become my Padawan>No one amongst us understands the nuances and dangers of the Dark Side like Lo Rai. He shall take Arlia Sitra as his Padawan>I feel that Sayla Tann shares much in common with Arlia, and through mutual friendship perhaps she can redeem Arlia Sitra by taking her as a Padawan>Write-in?
>>276390>>No one amongst us understands the nuances and dangers of the Dark Side like Lo Rai. He shall take Arlia Sitra as his Padawan
>>276390looks like we will get a padawan... eventually.
>>276390>I feel that Sayla Tann shares much in common with Arlia, and through mutual friendship perhaps she can redeem Arlia Sitra by taking her as a PadawanWe'd have to do regular checkups on them to make sure Sayla isn't being turned or anything, but this seems like the best option. We don't really have the time to train a Padawan right now, much less one that's as much of a handful as Arlia, and something tells me this will be the first of many opportunities to take on an apprentice.
>>276390>No one amongst us understands the nuances and dangers of the Dark Side like Lo Rai. He shall take Arlia Sitra as his Padawan
>>276401>>276429This is just asking for trouble.
>>276434Sometimes you gotta stir the pot senpai
>>276434naw, it could work well if we monitor them closely and give him emotional support.
>>276434to be fair, you're totally right....but it's 100% my kind of troublealso, potential nihilius rebirth
>>276441>>276442All while we're overseeing 30 Jedi initiates, liberating Mirial, fending off Countess Dalca's attack dogs, and trying to keep everything under wraps so the Jedi council doesn't find out? I don't see how we're going to find the time. We'll have a rogue Jedi and a Sith assassin gunning for us in no time.>>276450Oh, right, go for the nerd points and not make intelligent or in-character decision. Good thinking.
>>276457Jesus, who called the fun police?
It appears that Choosing Lo Rai has won outWill write in now
>>276457yep. thats the plan. minus the rogue jedi of course.
>>276457to be fair, all I do is nerd points
You consider the various options that lie before you carefully. You feel that Arlia has the potential to become an incredible Jedi, or a terrifying monster. Choosing who should watch after her and lead her off the path of Darkness is an incredibly difficult prospect, but soon enough you realize who can truly accomplish this…"No one amongst us understands the nuances and dangers of the Dark Side like Lo Rai. He shall take Arlia Sitra as his Padawan.”Lo Rai’s jaw drops as you turn to face him>”Me? You truly think that I…”Kota Vam’s scowl deepens as he whispers over to you>”My Lord, I do not think that—“Lo Rai rises up from his seat and stares down at you intensely before crying out>”I will not fail you Lord Reed. I will use everything I have learned about the Light and Dark Sides of the Force to help her. She will become a Jedi, I swear it!”To your immense surprise, it almost appears as if this normally cool and analytical Jedi Knight of yours has tears forming in his eyes as he bows his head to you>”I will repay you for the trust you have shown me Kraton. Thank you my friend.”You rise from your seat and respectfully return Lo Rai’s bowIt would seem that that matter has been settled for now. When the time comes, Lo Rai will take Arlia Sitra up as his Padawan Apprentice. Now it is time once again for Kraton to turn his attention to the war, to turn his gaze towards Ferro...
>>276515This is the final tally of the forces that will engage in the Battle of FerroReed’s Army1 Jedi Lord2 Jedi Knights1 Jedi Padawan1 military commander (Skrillex)12,000 soldiers Reed’s Fleet1 Raider Corvette4 Hammerhead Cruisers (Skeleton Crews) (Bait)4 Sith Transports (loaded with soldiers)48 Aurek StarfightersRepublic Army-1 Jedi Padawan-5 thousand Republic SoldiersRepublic Fleet-1 Valor-class Cruiser-6 Thranta-class Corvettes-6 Hammerhead Class Cruisers -180 Liberator Class Starfighters -58 PT-7 Starfighter Bombers -72 Aurek Class Starfighters I believe we've had a great deal of time to discuses tactics and strategy, so unless there is anything else pressing then we can move onto the next stage in Kraton's journey.The Battle of Ferro
>>276531i would like to confirm that lo rai is leading the commandos in the transports.
>>276531Where will we be again?And when will we get the chance to ask if you are kill?
>>276537Lo Rai is now confirmed as being the Jedi Knight who will be responsible for leading the commandos in the assault on the Ion Cannon>>276541In the beginning stages of the battle, you will be leading your forces from space aboard the Raider Corvette which is more-or-less the flagship of your fleet right now. Over the course of the battle, you may choose to go elsewhere, whether it be to personally assault the Sith Base with your armies or to go off and do something else you feel is very important.
>>276531let's wreck em
>>276577good. so starting the battle now?
>>276577Great, second, will we bring booze?Cause if so bring in Stryker to replace us when we go JACKIE CHAN ON A NIGGA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Esfw2UQMdks
>>276590It is getting a bit late, but it's also Saturday Night and I don't have work tomorrow.Would people here like to continue on and begin the battle?>>276595Of CoursheBut... I was going to rule that since none of Stryker's Armored Division was brought along for the attack, that Stryker was being left behind to guard Telos IV.Which would mean that the military commander accompanying you all would be Commander Skrillex, a fine tactician who has been with your forces since the very beginning and a fully developed character who I totally did not create off-hand as part of a Bass Cannon joke.
>>276611I'm down to continue QM
>>276611im good. got a bum knee so im bed ridden for a few more months . i can go anytime.
>>276611I'm chilling after I failed suicide attempt, so I got all night.
>>276627nigga I know we joke about shit a lot but seek help senpai, we here fo' you.>>276611I'm down for more man come on! LET'S FUCKING DO THIS DON'T BLUE BALL ME!!
>>276632I am getting help nigga, my family is making me go to therapy.
>>276627really....why did you feel the need to do that.pic related man.
>>276645If you have the will to do any of that then you clearly aren't suicidal. I actually envy his ignorance of how empty and hollow depression is.
>>276616Awesome!>>276621wew, well I hope I keep you entertained during your rest m8>>276627Shit, well I'm not sure if this helps or not but I will say I'm happy to hear you're not dead Anon.>>276632[Incoherent Sith Noises Intensifies]Writing now
>>276645hay now. that pic is a blanket statement. my mom had depression coupled with fucking bad anxiety attacks i know exactly how it affects people.
>>>276662meant to >>276650fuck dell. and their shitty track pads.
>>276654thx m8. I got some anti-depressants but they won't take effect for about a month.
The time is nowGathering your forces together, you bid the Knights and Officers you are leaving behind and set out with a vast fleet toward the world of FerroThousands of soldiers fall in line and board numerous vessels that begin to fly off into space as millions of Telos IV’s citizenry either look on quietly in awe or cheer uproariously in support. You look back on these people one last time before boarding your shuttle, confident that when you look upon this planet and it’s people again it will be once more as a victor. After all, the Force is your ally…Forming together as one, your fleet merges with Fianna’sOver the the holofeed, you hear your ally Fianna speak up to the fleet>”All units prepare to enter Hyperspace.”Staring forward, you watch as the galaxy becomes a blur(1/2)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VoEc2vY4_ksYour entire fleet lurches to a halt and suddenly you find yourself gazing upon a large green and blue planet“Battle Stations!”Commander Skrillex hops down into a small trench where various bridge hands and officers are rapidly working behind a number of computer consoles>”Lord Reed, our empty Hammerheads are positioning above the planet. Your orders?”“Open Fire!">roll 1d100 for the opening salvos of the orbital bombardment>Best of 2 different rolls from 2 different anons
Rolled 28 (1d100)>>276724
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>276727BRING ITTT
Rolled 22 (1d100)>>276724
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>276727damn it.
>>276734>>276735>>276727son of bitch.
>>276724This is why best of four is a thing.
Rolled 5 (1d100)
>>276724>28>Moderate FailureYour Empty Hammerheads quickly position themselves in orbit over Ferro and immediately begin firing down upon Ferro’s surface in a brilliant display of power!However, the bombardment only lasts but a few minutes before the Raider’s scanners pick up a huge number of hostiles>”The Sith Forces have just launched a swarm of Sith Interceptors from the planet’s surface, hundreds of them! They’re—“A huge blast of blue light bursts through Ferro’s orbit and slams directly into the hull of one of the Hammerheads, which proceeds to shake as currents of electricity encapsulate it.>”Master Reed…”Your attention is drawn to a small holo-image of the Echani Padawan leading the Republic’s forces, Fianna>”I have just ordered all of my fighters to scramble out and help defend your Hammerheads.”Her assistance seems to come a bit late as the swarms of Sith Interceptors begin to attack the vanguard of your assault force. A cursory glance at the scanners reveals that all four of them are coming under heavy fire, with the disabled one already in deep trouble.>”Lord Reed, your orders sir!”>Send Lo Rai down to conduct the Trojan Horse maneuver now?>Order the Raider to move closer to the Hammerheads and attack the Sith Fighters?>Keep the Raider back in case the Ion Cannon starts to focus beyond the Hammerheads?>Write-in?
>>276769keep the raider back.
>>276769I suggest we use the already kinda disabled Hammerhead to crash onto the Ion Cannon from Orbit. Keep the Raider back and deal with incoming fighters, then proceed with a ground invasion if the Hammerhead succeeds.
>>276769have them launch the Trojan as soon as we know where the ion canon is, and we are shelling the planet. we want them to strike when they are in the fog of war and not paying attention. >>276775sounds like a great idea. if we do that then advance the raider to protect the hammerheads.
>>276775seconding,don't launch the Trojan Horse Maneuver until Republic fighters are fully deployed and the battle in full swing.Maneuver remaining hammerheads such that the heavily disabled one acts as some degree of barrier/cover from the Ion Cannon
>>276788also deploy fighters if not already done so
“Everything is going according to plan. Keep the scanners hot and pinpoint exactly where that Ion Cannon is hiding. Deploy all remaining star fighters and hold the line!”The Raider stays back along with the majority of the Fleet as the swarms of Sith Interceptors launch their attack on the Hammerheads while dueling against your own fighters.The battle before you rages on for several full minutes, with many casualties on both sides as numerous star fighters are torn apart in the heat of battle.Thinking quickly on your feet, you contact the captain of the heavily damaged Hammerhead and order him to prepare his vessel for a crash-attack on the Ion Cannon>”Sir yes sir, just tell me where the Ion Cannon is soon. I don’t think we’re going to last too much longer!”Then, contacting the captains of the other deployed Hammerheads, you give the order for them to attempt to use the already damaged Hammerhead as a buffer from the Ion Cannon’s strikes>Roll 1d100+10 for the continuing space battle
Rolled 35 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>276811
Rolled 49 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>276811
>>276816>>276815for the love of god somebody roll.
Rolled 7 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>276816Man, I wanna be you... test roll
Rolled 55 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>276823why me. TEST ROLL
>>276825nice m8OP PLEASE.
>>276811>59>Minor SuccessYou continue to calmly watch the battle unfold before you. The swarms of Sith Starfighters seem to keep coming with no end in sight, but your own starfighter squadrons are putting up a valiant effort. It seems that thanks to the combined efforts of the fighters you and Fianna are fielding, the Sith swarms are barely advancing toward the rest of the fleet. Most of those that advance past the Hammerheads are quickly blasted to pieces by the pinpoint accurate turrets being manned on the Raider.Following your orders, the Hammerheads proceed to use the already disabled one as cover. Another mighty blue blast punches through Ferro’s orbit, aimed directly for one of the other Hammerheads. Thankfully, the blast hits the already damaged one instead, successfully acting as cover.>”Lord Reed! Forgive me my lord, but we can’t hold out any longer! ALL HANDS ABANDON SHIP!”You sigh as shuttles fly out of the Hammerhead’s hangar and escape pods jettison in all directions out of the cruiser. Soon after, a massive fire breaks out upon the Hammerhead’s bridge as the entire vessel erupts in a huge explosion>You’ve lost a Hammerhead Cruiser“Lord Reed, we think we’ve found it!”Turning your back on the battle raging ahead of you, Reed looks instead on the large holo-map of Ferro as it intensifies on a certain area on the world’s surface.(1/2)
>>276843The map quickly closes in on a rocky island located within the middle of a massive lake. The area appears to be roughly a hundred kilometers away from the Sith Base, and as the image zooms in further you find yourself looking upon a large metal tower with a massive gun emplacement on top of it.>”That’s it for sure! We’ve found the Ion Cannon!”The image momentarily zooms out only to zoom in again at different points on the island, revealing various bunkers, turbo laser batteries, and trenches.>”Are you kidding me, that place looks like Hell!”>”Hmph, it will take much more than that to stop us.”Your attention is directed towards a small holo-image of Lo Rai, who you can see is adorned in a suit of white and red armor which he wears beneath his Jedi Robes.>”Any last orders Lord Reed?”>What parting words does Kraton offer to Lo Rai before he launches the Trojan Horse attack?
>>276843Make the New Republic proud.May the Force be with you.On another note... can we get fucking sloshed, and use our connection to the force to direct the Hammerhead towards any command builds? Anything that might house say generals or some shit.
>>276872seconding this notion
Is OP kill?
>>277604he probably passed out. just like i did.
OP confirmed kill I guess
I liveI dieI LIVE AGAIN!Sorry about passing out ya'll. Are there enough people here ready to continue?
>>278629again, bum knee. for the next 5 months just assume I am ready to go.
>>278629Waiting for my fix of jedi lord quest
>>278642>>278643>>278654Excellent, next post coming up in a few
Rolled 61 (1d100)“This is the start of a New Republic, make it proud Lo Rai. May the Force be with you.”>”And with you as well Lord Reed. Captain, set course for the Ion Cannon! Commandos, lock and load!”A chorus of salutes follows Lo Rai as his image feed cuts out. Glancing toward the radar map, you watch as the small fleet of 4 Sith Transports that previously lied in hiding far behind your own fleet breaks off and begins to approach the planet of Ferro.There is little else to do now but continue to hold the line while Lo Rai's strike force slips and stages the real assault.(1/2)
>>278680The battle rages on!Your Hammerheads, along with the support of numerous squadrons of your star fighters along with the Republic’s, continue to fight on. The way this battle is going, you expect that you may very soon lose another Hammerhead. Thus what happens next, comes as a bit of a surprise.Suddenly several of the swarms of Sith Interceptors break off and start speeding towards the rest of the fleet, with many of them charging towards Fianna’s forces. No sooner than you realize this, the Ion Cannon begins to ignore your Hammerheads and instead fires upon the Republic fleet.A massive blue blast hits the Stalwart, the Valor class Cruiser that is serving as Fianna’s flagship, as the entire fleet takes emergency maneuvers and begins to reposition itself to face the new attack.The holo-image of Fianna fizzles as she turns to address you>”We’ve taken some damage, but we are holding up. I am calling several of my squadrons back to cover the fleet. If even a single of our ships is lost we could lose hundreds of lives.”>We can’t risk losing more of my Hammerheads, it could jeopardize the surprise attack. I will continue to focus my efforts there.>I am calling back my star fighters as well to protect your fleet, we can’t afford to lose men like that.>I am personally joining your own fleet with the Raider, our anti-fighter defenses will be invaluable(2/2)
>>278743>>We can’t risk losing more of my Hammerheads, it could jeopardize the surprise attack. I will continue to focus my efforts there.
>>278743>I am personally joining your own fleet with the Raider, our anti-fighter defenses will be invaluableWe fully intended to sacrifice several of the skeleton crew hammerheads as bait. Our raider hasn't been contributing much from behind the front lines either. Considering the enemy forces split, our hammerheads and accompanying fighters should manage to hold the line with some casualties. Send the Raider over to aid the republic forces directly, we can provide vital firepower there while also being protected by the bulk of our allies' force. >I am personally joining your own fleet with the Raider, our anti-fighter defenses will be invaluable
>>278761>>278791We're going to need a tie breaker on this. Anyone else going to vote?
>>278821I'll back >>278791
You look away from Fianna as the Sith Fighters quickly encroach her fleet>”I am personally coming to you with the Raider to reinforce your position, our anti-fighter capabilities will be invaluable.”The Stalwart appears to shake and the holo-image fizzles a bit more as another blast from the Ion Cannon hits it. Fianna’s only response is a neutral>”Affirmative.”>Roll 1d100+15 for the Raider’s effectiveness at defending the Republic Fleet
Rolled 1 + 15 (1d100 + 15)>>278863
Rolled 42 + 15 (1d100 + 15)>>278863what are the rules for rolls again?
>>278877>>278863pls no overriding critfails
>>278877BY THE FORCE>>278883It's best of first two rolls, but the individual rolls must come from 2 separate Anons Crit success on a 100Crit Failure on a 1I'm sorry guys but I'm about to take my dad out to eat for Father's Day. I'll resolve this in a bit and run nonstop once I get home
>>278916no worries QM, give papa swag our best
Rolled 98 + 15 (1d100 + 15)>>278863here is my roll.
>>278959OH, MY. GOD. rip sith fighters.
>>278959I vote we pretend the first two rolls didn't happen, and use this roll instead
>>278977The dubs speak futile truth.
I'm sorry Anons, but by the rules I've established, only the first two rolls can apply and a crit overrides.>1>Critical FailureThe Raider charges ahead, breaking away from it’s fixed position at the rear of the three remaining Hammerheads in Reed’s fleet and pushing towards Fianna’s Republic FleetWith the Raider’s superior speed, you manage to arrive only a minute after the Sith Interceptors start to swarm over the Stalwart and it’s escorts.>”Sir! We’ve just detected something new! It appears that hiding within these swarms are various shuttlecraft.”Commander Skrillex scratches the back of his head as he frowns down at the computer console.>”They must be attempting boarding maneuvers. All gunners, open up on those shuttles before—"A massive blast of blue light encases the bridge as you are nearly tossed off of your feet!Warning alarms blare as the lights go out overhead, casting everything on the bridge in a red glowCommander Skrillex curses as he rises back up to his feet>”What the Hell was that?!”>”Sir! We’ve been hit! The Raider has just been blasted with the Ion Cannon! Our communications with the rest of the fleet are down and shields are currently offline!”>”AW CRAP!”(1/2)
>>279341This is why best of three is a thing.
>>279341“Get those shields back online and reestablish communications immediately, we’re sitting ducks out here!”>”Lord Reed, you’re going to want to see this!”You walk over to a computer console than a bridge officer is manning and stare down at a live feed of the Raider’s small hangar bayIt appears that a few of the enemy shuttles have just docked inside your ship, and disembarking from within these boarding vessels are several dozen men who don heavy suits of armor that look different from anything you’ve ever seen in the Sith armies.“What is this? These aren’t Sith soldiers.”Commander Skrillex hops out of the trench he is currently in and runs over, sliding to a stop beside you. His performs a double take before answering you>”I recognize that armor. They’re Mandalorians! Supercommandos! I had no idea Ramana had these in her army… y-your orders Sir?”>Order all marines to repel these invaders, try to lock everything down!>Take command Skrillex, I will deal with these warriors myself!>Write-in?
>>279393>Take command Skrillex, I will deal with these warriors myself!BAD DAY BAD DAY BAD DAY
>>279366>>279381I've preferred using best of two, and I believe it's been working very well so far. Rest assured, I won't allow a single bad roll to ever completely screw you guys over, but I'm not going to make things too easy on you guys either.If a lot of you guys really disagree though then we can discuss this at the end of the current session.
>>279393>>Take command Skrillex, I will deal with these warriors myself!
>>279393>Take Command Skrillex, I will deal with these warriors myself.Chances are they've dealt with their fair share of Jedi, but they've never dealt with Reed...Take some booze with you too on your way to deal with the Mandalorians. LORD REED THE DRUNK
>>279393>>279415What kind of resources do we have available on the ship? Did we send all our jedi down in the carriers? Any commandos left? Are our weapons systems down as well?
>>279453Thankfully, your guns are still largely online on account of being manned by gunners and not controlled by computers.Lo Rai is down on the surface about to spring the trap with your commandos, while your other two Jedi, Kota Vam and his apprentice are on one of Fianna's Thranta's with a large complement of your soldiers.Fianna is currently also repelling MandaloriansAboard all ships are naval personnel who man the ship as well as groups of marines who are trained for combat within the close confines of ships. There is no shortage of blasters and such lying on ships, and generally everyone has at least a blaster pistol sidearm on them.
>>279444Oh yes, I should ask for a quick consensus on this.>Does Lord Reed wish to start drinking?>Becoming drunk will boost his combat abilities, at the expense of pretty much all else
>>279477are we only being boarded from the shuttle bay?
>>279509It would appear so. Your men on the bridge have not detected any invaders breaking into the ship from elsewhere
>>279505the answer should be pretty obvious YES>>279517Also, do the whole force thing where you sense like, malicious intent or some shit... we can do that right? Cause I wanna know where that sith countess lady is.
>mfw I just realized I could draw shit on hereWow, this would have been pretty useful earlier
>>279517alright, game time.>>279520thisthen1) have several teams of marines head immediately to the hangar bay and seal the blast doors manually, given that our electronics systems and remote access abilities2) accompany them with multiple teams carrying explosive ordinance, includes mines and grenades. Should we catch the mandalorians by surprise, we can simply bomb the shot out of them. If we can't and we seal the doors, have them rig the ordinance as traps throughout the surrounding corridors and set up tactical blockades in the hallways. 4) have Reed booze out and use force telekinesis from the bridge windows to divert any heavily projectiles (torpedoes, missiles, and maybe a bomber or two) aimed at the defenseless raider ship. Hopefully this will last while Skrillex orders all men to prioritize repair of the shield and communication systems from all hands not committed to repelling invading forces or manning the guns.
>>279563*given that our electronics systems and remote access capabilities are downed from the ion blast
Hang on a moment#2 and #3 sound mutually exclusive.Are you voting for Reed going down to confront the boarding party along with the rest of the marines, or are you in favor of staying on the bridge?
>>279592staying on the bridge, sorry that was meant to be clear.Also that was supposed to be a 3....I'm multitasking, that's the excuse I'm sticking to
>>279592I'd vote to fuck up the Mandalors, while sensing for "evil intent" and what not.
>>279603Alright thanksI will handle the majority of your post along with the sense for evil intent, but as for the main course of action that Reed is taking I have3 votes for taking the boarding part head on1 vote for staying on the bridge to defend against Sith Fighter attacks on the RaiderSo unless we get any more votes or changes in votes in the next minute, I will begin writing up the next post
>>279623fuck it, I'll back>>279607
“Take command Skrillex, I will deal with these warriors myself!”>”You got it Kraton, er Lord Reed! Hey you, get this damn radar working! I want to see how our Hammerheads are holding up!”You march out of the bridge and call up on your comlink>”All hands, our ships has been boarded by Ramana’s forces. All engineers focus on getting our shields back online and fixing our ship. Marines, manually lock down the blast doors and contain invaders boarding our ship as best you can using explosives and mines. I will be arriving shortly to aid you in this fight.”>”Sir yes Sir!”>”Sir yes Sir!”>”Yes Sir!”>”Yes Lord Reed!”>”VICTORY OR DEATH!”Your met by a chorus of more enthusiastic replies as you pocket the comlink and march down toward the hangar bay.As you make your way down, you reach inside your robes and brandish a small urn. It has been quite a while since you’ve allowed yourself to use this technique, but a desperate time such as this calls for desperate measures.A pair of ship personnel give you odd looks as they use extinguishers to fight a fire while you proceed to down the contents of the urn. Zeltron Wine, more than enough to knock an inexperienced drinker flat on his ass, but for you it’s just potent enough to get you going with a few long swills.>”So it begins."Stepping into an elevator, you begin to reach out through the Force. Coincidentally, while your focus on much dampens a bit with a few gulps of the wine you feel as if your connection with the Force is strengthening. As if your body entering this more relaxed state is only making it easier for you to understand the ways of the Force.Sensing out, you can tell that the Mandalorians are quickly fighting their way out of the hangar. What few Marines were on hand to immediately meet them are tragically cut down as they storm inside your ship and begin to fan out. Likely they are seeking to cause as much destruction as possible, or perhaps they may even be attempting to take your ship from you entirely. Your foes’ bloody intent seems as clear as that, and you are determined to put an end to it here and now.After taking a quick jaunt through an elevator shaft, you stumble out of the elevator with determined grin on your face. A short walk down the halls and you find yourself in the middle of one of the Raider’s long hallways. A dozen of your marines have their backs to the walls and are taking potshots down the hallway through a hole that was blown through the blast door as several blaster shots zoom by.>”Lord Reed, thank the Force you’re here! We’ve got about twenty of those bucketheads down the hall. What do we do?!”>Follow me, we’ll charge and take them down in close quarters combat!>Keep firing, I’m going to attempt to flank them!>Set down explosives and fall back!>Write-in?
>>279698combine>Set down explosives and fall back!with>Keep firing, I’m going to attempt to flank them!work?
>>279725Yes, I will allow possible options to be combined as long as they're not obviously exclusive.You can attempt to personally flank them while ordering your men to fall back and surprise the Mando's with explosives.
>>279740that's my vote then
>>279768AwesomeWas anyone else going to vote as well? I don't really know if anyone supports an option unless I hear something
>>279843hell if I know, though I'd prefer more votes than just mine personally.Feel free to use my vote if nobody answers soon, I guess. I'll hold down the thread until they show up
>>279843I like your option.
>>279899You lean over to the side and stare down the hallway with an unimpressed scowl as blaste bolts fly by your head>”Er… Lord Re—““Set down explosives and fall back down the hall. Then light em up so I can knock em down.”>”y-Yes Sir!”You run across the hallway, nearly stumbling over yourself only to right yourself with the Force as you acrobatically flip and sprint down the halls.Sliding to a halt, you find yourself staring down a different hallway as several Supercommandos rush down with blaster rifles blazing.Then you hear and see it.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7eCGbt1XTUA huge blast shakes the halls as a strangely familiar scream echoes down to you.Reaching into your robes, you brandish your Dual Guard Shotos and charge down to face them!>Roll 1d100+ 20
Rolled 24 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>279946
Rolled 80 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>279946
>>280002Scream at 'em while doin' it too. Like a drunk WWWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
>Unnatural 100>Major Success“WWWWWOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!"You bellow out a drunken roar that reverberates throughout the ship as you leap into the battle-scarred hallwayA single Mandalorian warrior who had been standing in the hallway, pouring blaster bolts at your men with his rifle, turns his head just in time to see your approach.He screams as you slice this warrior in half, his rifle continuing to fire as it hits a comrade of his in the back.The mass of warriors begin to turn around as you fall upon them, your white sabers slashing left and right as you stride down the passageway. The bodies begin to pile as you shove your way down the hall. They struggle to react to your whirling movements as a single saber of yours seamlessly blocks their blaster bolts while another one constantly slashes forward.You fall into a slurring rhythm as you bounce about and cut them down until you find yourself stumbling into the wall and sliding onto your side as you hit the floor.“wooooooooo….”Shoving yourself up to a sitting position, you raise your urn back to your lips as you glance up at a soldier of yours. He stares down at you with his jaw hanging open while his comrades take a few cautious steps forward down the blood and blaster soaked halls.All twenty of the Mandalorians have been slain, most of them by your hand.>Get up and lead the rest of your men to clear the Mandalorians out of the corridors!>Go to the Hangar bay and drive them off the ship!>Write-in?
>>280151>>Write-in?bait them into an unoccupied room and cut it off, turning off the oxygen flow.
>>280173> write-inkillem all.
>Go to the Hangar bay and drive them off the ship!>write inhave our soldiers destroy their transports with any remaining explosives as we charge em
>>280151>>280173WAIT! What if we use the force to project images of those we've slaughtered and offer the mandalorians amnesty in exchange for serving us?
>>280173There's not really an easy way to do that... and you don't necessarily know where the nearest group of Mandalorian boarders is unless you go looking for them or think of some way to bait them to a location of your choosing>>280198So Reed goes wild "Search and Destroy" mode? That is an acceptable option.>>280216As is charging the hangar and having your men try to blow up the shuttles.>>280229So some kind of Force Fear power? You could TRY something like that... sounds kind of Dark Side-y but also kind of cool. If you guys would like to try this then I would allow an attempt, though you've never really done anything like this before.If this was the kind of thing you guys would like Reed to do then you should've looked into that Sith Holocron earlier
>>280250Dark Jedi all the way, baby.
>>280250>>280216>>280198on second thought, we could probably take their shuttles and equipment if we leave it in one piece. Just go full "search and destroy" mode. That's my revised vote
>>280256Nigga Dark Jedi a shit. Grey Jedi a best.
>>280266Yeah, charcoal grey.
So right now I got2 for SEEK AND DESTROY to wipe out as many of the boarders as quickly as possible1 for FORCE FEAR to try to cow the invadersIf there are any others who wish to weigh in then do it now, otherwise I'm going to write in
>>280301How are there 2 for search and destroy? I only see 1.
alternative light side a best (actually it's second to Nihilus-side, but hey that's a given) Jedi Council ain't needed to be light side baller
>>280314>>280321c'mon, don't you guys want mandalorians on our team?
>>280321>Alternative Light Side>immediately think of Alt RightYou've just conjured up an image of Donald Trump Jedi Master telling the conservative GOP Jedi Council to fuck offWriting response now
>>280301Cancel Force Fear.Instead FORCE DRUNK.Hideous inebriation to fuck them over. May have the side effect of sobering up fast enough to retake command.
>>280340that needs to happen. we drunk trump now.
>>280350>we drunk trump nowOnly when drunk. Sobriety is 'with all due respect, fuck the Sith'.
>>280334Have fun trying to convince the elite super troopers in the middle of a firefight after killing their brothers in arms>>280340Make The Republic Great Again
>>280368I'm sorry I'm not a defeatist. I think the force can find a way.
>>280368Accepting two hands from two of your Marines, you are helped back up to your feet>”Great work Sir, they didn’t know what hit ‘em!”>”What now Sir? Your orders?”You glance down the hall as you reignite your sabers as you stumble to the front of your entourage of soldiers and stand tall“Seek and Destroy.”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J-tvJcTPxHcYou and your men charge down the halls together as you use the Force to sense out the nearest party of boarders. Coming upon a small group of them in the middle of a hall, both they and your soldiers open fire on each other. Under the hail of blaster fire you charge forward with your sabers. A few bolts come your way only to be deflected aside, and once you get into close range there’s little they can do. You slice them to pieces, and take a fair chunk of the hallway with them, as you slide and slash all over the area. After only a few minutes, they are all dead and it becomes time for you to move on.After a few short minutes of searching, you all come upon a group of about a dozen Mandalorians who are currently attempting to fight their way into a hall where many of your gunners are manning turrets and blasting Sith Interceptors.They look as if they are about to force their way in when you catch sight of them>Catch them off guard with a blast of the Force>Rush in before they catch sight of you and slice them apart>Stand back and order your men to blast them to pieces and thermal detonators at them>Write-in?
>>280408>Catch 'em off guard
>>280408>>Catch them off guard with a blast of the Force
>>280428>>280434>>280438Seems like a quick consensus>Roll 1d100+20
Rolled 78 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>280451
Rolled 37 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>280451
Rolled 75 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>280451KHORNE, HEAR ME, BLESS ME SO I MAY SHED BLOOD IN YOUR NAME!!!
Rolled 82 + 20 (1d100 + 20)>>280451
Hot DamnI think it's confirmed by now that Reed is a best in Surface battles but Space Battles a shit.Writing-in now
>98Standing at the forefront of your band of marines, you throw up both your hands as you seamlessly stomp forwardA huge blast of kinetic energy explodes forward, tossing several of the Mandalorians into the room as several more smash into the metal walls of the hallway. The few Mandalorians who still have fight in them and are able to react can only get off a few shots before your men unload on them. A short but brutal barrage of blaster fire eliminates the rest of them, you don’t even have to charge in and use your saber to finish them off.It appears that this area of the ship has been cleared of boarders, and the various gun batteries are safe.>”Thank you Sir!”The gunner let’s out a boisterous laugh as he let’s fires on a squadron of Sith Interceptors, quickly shooting two of them to pieces before your very eyes.Suddenly, you feel your comlink in your robe vibrate and when you pick it up and raise it you realize that Commander Skrillex is calling you.>”Reed! The shields are ALMOST back on-line and we’re about to get the communications array back in order! You may want to come back up here man, uh Sir.”“What of the Mandalorians?”>”According to my camera footage you’ve taken down most of them, pretty amazing work by the way. It looks like they’re starting to fall back!">Return to the Bridge, you need to take command in this battle now that you can communicate with the rest of the fleet>These Mandalorians may be on the run but I can’t let them escape, you assume command of the fleet Skrillex>Write-in?
>>280476Au contraire, he's very good at lightsaber combat.What we need to do is find one of those giant lightsaber crystals they used to the Death Star laser and convert it to use as a superlaser ourselves. Then when we find that we are surround by enemies with turbolasers, we focus the energy into a giant fucking lightsaber and spin.
>>280533>Kraton Reed is Jedi GutsI am behind this 100% if you guys go for this
>>280516>>Return to the Bridge, you need to take command in this battle now that you can communicate with the rest of the fleetWe're a bit drunk for delegating but we could use our enhanced force powers to tip the battle in our favor. If Starkiller could do it so can we.
>>280546...ok, if anyone shows up with bird headgear, be it Jedi, Sith, ruler of a planet, whatever, we stay the fuck away or kill that fucker.
>>280546so we are a drunk Guts Trump.
>>280686Fuckyes>These Mandalorians may be on the run but I can’t let them escape, you assume command of the fleet Skrillex Chase them down, hijack the ship they flew from, start shooting on the other enemy ships.
>>280554>>280773So I have 1 vote for returning to the bridge and 1 vote for chasing down the rest of the Mandalorians?Is anyone else going to vote?
Come on mangs, we gotta go hijack ships, cement the Comedy of Lord Reed the Drunk.
>>280996Ill go for chasing them down, capture some.
>>280996I'll change to chasing mandos
“Continue to lead in my absence Skrillex, I’m going to drive the rest of these Mandalorians away.”>”Give ‘em Hell sir!”“Let’s go men!”>”SIR YES SIR!”You all jog down the halls together away from the gun batteries to finish off these Supercommandos before they can escape.Roughly ten minutes later you step into a large blackened hallway littered with dozens of corpses and a few blasted droids. A few of your men are here as well, hiding behind cover and taking potshots as a large group of Mandalorians fire back. Directly behind them lies the hangar bay.They appear to be retreating, and one particular Mandalorian appears to be standing in front of them all while firing back with a blaster rifles in each hand. He wears armor that is bright red and boasts various symbols, some of which clearly appear to be Sith related and a few of them even looking like the tattoos you saw on Arlia Sitra.Whoever this is, he appears to be leading the Mandalorians in a fighting retreat.>Charge forward with your men and engage them in close quarters combat>Attempt to assist with the Force as your men return fire>Demand single combat with the Mandalorian Leader>Write-in?
>>281059Go force manipulation and try to convince them to surrender.
>>281059>Demand single combat with the Mandalorian Leaderhe'd be fighting a drunk guy... and he'd lose!
>>281082Also taunt him that a DRUNK Jedi had pushed him back into such a pitiful retreat.
>>281077I'm not sure I follow.You want to try to get them to stop fighting you so you can try to use Jedi Mind Tricks on all of them to surrender?That's not really something that's within Kraton Reed's power. You could TRY to convince them to surrender, but given the current situation it would be very difficult.>>281082>>281096This along with playing up the 'lol I'm drunk' is an option if people want it.
>>281110that will work.
>>281059>Demand single combat with the Mandalorian LeaderHonourabu combat.Hopefully we don't get pragmatic Mando.
“Hey, HEY YOU!”You feel something unsettling inside your gut as you hold back a belch and stumble into the hallway whilst deflecting several blaster bolts“You're running away?! HA! How’s it feel to be defeated by a drunkard eh?”A few of the Mandalorians cease fire in confusion as one of them blurts out>”Is that really the enemy general?”>”He looks like he’s about to puke!”>”Enough of this!”The Mandalorian in Red armor steps forward with his two blaster rifles>”I don’t know who the Hell you are, but if you’re looking for a fight YOU GOT ONE! I, Tor Viszla of Clan Viszla, will avenge my fallen brothers and sisters!”The Mandalorian tosses the blaster rifle in his left hand away and activates a sharp blade in his right forearm while aiming his blaster rifle at you>Kraton Reed and Tor Viszla have begun to duel!>The Mandalorian opens up on you with his blaster rifle, how does Kraton Reed respond?>Charge in and slice and stab at him>Adopt a purely defensive stance and block aside his blaster bolts>Try to blast him back with the Force>Write-in?
>>281188>Adopt a purely defensive stance and block aside his blaster boltsHave it been uncomfortably close to him and his allies crotches.
>>281188>>Adopt a purely defensive stance and block aside his blaster bolts
>>281188Defense him to death
>>281193Do you mean reflect the bolts back at their crotches or is Kraton Reed trying to cop a feel off of his opponent?
>>281201He'll reflect the bolts back NEAR their crotches. DEATHLY near...
>>281207Purely Defensive Stance wins out>Roll 1d100+10
Rolled 21 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>281222TRIPS ASSIST US! KEK BLESS US!!
Rolled 28 (1d100)and here's the Mando's roll
Rolled 86 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>281222Trolling
Rolled 12 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>281222I'll try but my nigga >>281231 really rekt this shit
Rolled 85 (1d100)>>281225>>281226>>281236>>281231Kek... mocks us this day.TEST
>>281225>>281226then >>281231son of a fucking bitch. why do you do this to us.
>96 vs 28The Mandalorian aims his rifle at you and open fires.Calmly watching as the blaster bolts race towards you, Kraton raises his lightsabers and methodically deflects each of the blaster bolts aside.Many of them go flying in various directions, tearing holes all though out the hallway. As Reed gets into the pattern of this attack he begins to deflect the bolts back towards his opponent.A few blaster bolts whiz past his head, while one hits him in his right shoulder causing him to drop his rifle! The other blast hits him in his armor's crotch cup, causing him to stumble back as he grunts in pain>"Tor!"A few of the Mandalorians attempt to rush forward to assist but the Mandalorian raises his hand at them and yells>"Stay back! This is not your fight, get to the shuttles and GO!"Tor Viszla activates the metal blade in his right forearm as his jetpack activates and he flies forward at you!>The Mandalorian is charging and will be upon you in seconds!>Charge out and meet his attack!>Stay on the defensive!>Try to push him aside with the Force?>Write-in?
>>281261>>Try to push him aside with the Force?
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>281261Still defense him to death
>>281261push him aside with the forcethen kill the grunts
>Surprise him with an unpridictable moveQuip up kick HO!
Rolled 14 (1d100)shoving him back with the Force wins out>Roll 1d100+10
Rolled 80 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>281296HA
Rolled 26 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>281296
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>281296
>>281310Dammit nigga why you not come sooner.
>90 vs. 14The Mandalorian valiantly charges at you, but even if he doesn’t realize it it is a futile gesture.You temporarily deactivate your sabers and raise up both hands, grabbing him with the Force and holding him in place just before he could charge into you with his blades.With a great burst of energy, Kraton flings him back and the Mandalorian’s body smacks against the ground. His jetpack continues to propel him as he flies away, his body sliding against the ground before the jetpack itself leaves his backside and crashes into the ceiling in a violent explosion. His body tumbles against the ground several more yards before coming to a stop right before his men.>”Tor no!”>Quick grab him! GET HIM TO THE SHUTTLE!”A few of his men grab him by the arms and haul him away while the rest of his men raise their blasters up and fire towards you>Roll 1d100+10 to deflect their barrage of blaster bolts>Then decide on a course of action>The Mandalorians appear to be trying their hardest to rescue their leader, you can personally go after him though it would put yourself in a bit of danger as your men would likely not be able to keep up with you>Personally charge forward as much as you can to try to stop their leader from getting away?>Stay back with your men and finish them off these warriors here?>Let them escape, you’ve beaten them and now they can shamefully escape with their lives?>Write-in?
Rolled 82 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>281336>Personally charge forward as much as you can to try to stop their leader from escaping.Then simply kick them out of their own shuttle, steal it, and board the enemy ship while the men handle the rest of 'em.
Rolled 45 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>281336knock some people out for info. kill most of them let one go to tell the horror story.
Rolled 89 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>281336>92The warriors open fire on you as a storm of blaster bolts heads your wayStopping dead in your tracks, you raise up your sabers and fall back into a defensive stance, knocking aside their blaster bolts as your own men open fire upon the Mandalorians.Seeing that they are getting away, Reed pushes himself onward and attempts to fight his way through the crowd of Mandalorians to cut off their retreat and catch their leader!>Roll 1d100+10
Rolled 69 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>281374
Rolled 61 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>281374
>>281374>79 vs. 99>79 vs. 99Kraton Reed fights his way through the throng of Mandalorians. Their thick armor is quite strong, but against the strong blows of your lightsaber they do little. You slice and stab at them as fiercely as you can, and in a show of courage the Supercommandos refuse to back down.Fighting onward past these men, you stumble into the hangar bay just as the man known as Tor Viszla is carted onto the shuttle. You burst towards the craft, intent on stopping them before they can escape, but you are intercepted by a handful of Mandalorians flying forward in jetpacks.Flying forward into the air, you duel with these warriors as they fire at you yet in your current state of inebriated power and with their dwindling numbers, all they can do is slow you down.Unfortunately, that’s all they have to do before the shuttle can unfold it’s wings and fly out of the hangar bay.>Tor Viszla has escaped!Turning back to your own men, you watch as they valiantly fight their way into the hangar bay. With their combined blaster fire and your own efforts you manage to finish off the rest of them. They fight to the last man, and take as many of your own soldiers down with them as they can, but eventually they are all slain.>The Mandalorian boarding party has been defeated!(1/2)
>>281400fucking sweet. I hope Skrillex dropped the sith fleets like he drops Ionic beats.
>>281400After mopping up this boarding party, you begin to jaunt back to the bridge. The Raider has become a huge mess as bodies, blood, debris and ash coat every hallway you walk down. Various crew personnel are still working hard to put out some of the fires while medics rush all over in an attempt to save as many lives as possible.After being treated to such a grisly sight after another, Kraton Reed is finally able to reenter the command bridge. Commander Skrillex looks over and greets you as you stumble up to him.>”Reed we are back online! The Sith star fighters are space dust! We… lost another Hammerhead and a number of fighters while you were gone, BUT the Sith’s naval forces are completely gone now!"“Excellent, but what of the Ion Cannon?”>”Completely Destroyed.”You glance over at a small holoimage of Lo Rai who smiles up at you. His armor has blackened in several spots and his robes have been reduced to tatters, yet he seems to be in high spirits.>”I’m afraid we lost many good men down here, but the Ion Cannon won’t be attacking our fleet anymore. The entire facility has been blown to pieces and all it’s defenders killed or captured.”Another holo-image appears alongside Lo Rai. You do not recognize this man, but he wears the uniform of a high ranking republic naval officer.>”Master Reed, I am Captain Korth. I am currently commanding the Republic Navy in Fianna’s absence.”“Absence?”>”Yes, the Stalwart was attacked by several boarding parties and currently she is still assisting our men with mopping up the attackers.”It would appear that she’s facing a situation similar to your own, though with her abilities and how many soldiers she has aboard that large ship you don’t imagine she’ll be occupied for too longWith the boarding parties defeated, the Sith Interceptor swarms annihilated, and the Ion Cannon destroyed, it appears that the space battle for Ferro has ended in victory for your forces!>Commence Exterminatus bombardment?>Write-in?
>>281436Confiscate some of the fallen Mandalorian's armor for yourself, if there's any that remains intact of course.
>>281445Is Reed looking for any specific colored armor?
>>281450Reed doesn't mind, but he notices there isn't a whole lot of orange in the Star Wars universe...
Physically exhausted after having fought off so many Mandalorian warriors, Reed takes this moment to sit down and meditate over all that's happened.After all that he has seen, a part of him has developed some manner of begrudging respect for these Mandalorians. They fought against you very bravely and managed to cause you quite a bit of trouble before you finally beat them back.Even in the face of defeat, they stood firm and fought you with everything they had. Many of them even gave their lives for their leader, and though they were your enemy a part of you is actually a bit touched by their selfless display."Commander Skrillex.">"Yes Kraton?""Order some of the men to search amongst the dead. Bring me the armor of one of their fallen soldiers.">"Huh? Er, right away sir."You sit their and watch as the very last of the Sith forces are fought off. You're starting to get a bit of a headache now as a small hangover seeps in. It's a short while later that a soldier walks up to you and salutes you.>"Sir, we believe we found something you might be interested in."The soldier leads you down several corridors to the Raider's large mess hall. Numerous tables have been smashed up, with several of them placed on their sides to act as cover no doubt. Amongst the bodies that lie on the ground and the various broken glass and debris, the soldier points out to a single figure lying in the distance.Lying on his back, and surrounded by scores of your deceased marines, lies a single Mandalorian Supercommando. Although he is dead. his armor appears to be in very good condition. As opposed to most of the suits of armor you’ve seen which have only a splash of color, this one is entirely orange. What also stands out about it is it’s helmet, which is adorned with spikes.You crouch down beside the warrior and lift the helmet off his head, revealing him to be like you, a Zabrak.“You fought well, may you find peace in the Force.”>Kraton Reed has gained a suit of Orange Mandalorian Armor!>This suit confers a +10 bonus on rolls to defend one-self against small explosions and blaster fire>It is environmentally sealed, allowing Kraton to shrug off poisonous gas and even survive for a short time in environments as hostile as the vacuum of space>While wearing this suit, Kraton Reed is immune to fire
>>281506That's all for tonightI won't be able to run Jedi Lord Quest for a few nights at least. I plan on the next session being Thursday around 7-8 pm.I hope you all had fun! The space battle over Ferro has ended, but the battle on the surface is just about to begin!
>>281510Thanks for running, OP!
>>281510Thanks for running!
>>281515>>281547Thanks for playing!Here, a small gift from /tg/'s draw thread before I go
roll for good next thread
Rolled 14 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>290247fug