*With the Dengora still in the Judah System, Cryxis realizes that escape is not an option..."
Rob: "sir...there's...no way we're making it, are we?"
*Cryxis thinks long about his next move. How were they able to pull his ship out of hyperspace and have him still in the Judah system? They could stand and fight, but there were too many. Not even the Antimatter warheads could destroy enought for them to stand a chance. Not only that, but they were getting support from not one, but two of the Chaplain-court. One ship with 4500 personel...versus an entire legion. Fighting with his ship was not an option, nor was escaping with his ship no option...or was it?*
Cryxis: "wait...THAT"S IT!"
*Cryxis looka around his ship...his family's ship. The Dengora. He was not going to lose this ship. He was not about to let his men die...not yet...*
Cryxis: "I want all commanders in my meeting room, ASAP!"
*An hour later, the Dengora hyperspaces to the Ju-on, as well as the cruiser armada. The Dengora launches a single trasport. Immediately, the Ju-on is hailed..."
Cryxis: "Do not shoot! Please!"
Magdiel: "Cryxis...Why should we trust you?"
Cryxis: "Because we wish to negotiate. We know that you goal is to capture me. You want me and my crew. We're out of options. We...surrender..."
Magdiel: "What if this is a trap?"
Cryxis: "look, I'll even lower the Dengora's shields. I'm offering my life, my crew, and my ship. In return, I wish for my crew to be unharmed"
I hope this works...
Magdiel: "Ha! HAHA! So you've come to your senses? Very well. We are opening our main docking bay. You may land..."
Cryxis: I shouldn't make this look obvious..."Now, how can I know you'll keep your end of the bargain?"
Magdiel: "How can I trust that you will yours?"
Cryxis: "...touche', sir"
*The transport lands in the main hangar of the Ju-on. Imperial Marines swarm the ship*
Magdiel: "My marines shall swarm your ship, in case you are using a trojan horse."
Cryxis: "We thought about that, but your ship has too many for our own marines to overwhealm..."
*Marines enter the transport, making sure there is no one except Cryxis...*
Magdiel: "Now that we have you, everyone else is expendable. We have no need for your crew..."
*on the comm screen, Marines swarm Cryxis, each one pointing their rifle at them. But ssmething was not right about the marines. They did not look Imperial. A smirk spread wide on Cryxis' face*
Cryxis: "Oh yeah, by the way, these people are my own men. This is a pre-recording..."
*Outside, the Dengora turns away from the Ju-on*
Marine: "SIR!!! AN ANTIMATTER WARHEAD WAS IN THAT TRANSPORT!"
*The Ju-on is ripped apart, obliterated, in a great anti-matter reaction, resulting in an explosion 50 times that of a conventional Nuke. The EMP from the explosion scrambles every cruiser's targeting systems within range of the blast except for the UGA ship. The Dengora enters Hyperspace, escaping the Judah system. With the command out of commision, no one was able to stop the Dengora from fleeing the system*
It was a simple trick. Plant one of our antimatter warheads onto a transport and dock it into their flagship. Easy enough. The hard part was to make a perfect pre-recording that anticipated what the High Admiral was going to say. Insted, Cryxis thought of many things someone would say in that situation to him, and had a recording of him for each. It just so happened that the High Admiral said all the right things. No matter what, as long as thee transport got into the hanger, they were home free. He studied the way the High admiral, as well as the Commando leading the marines talked. Cocky, proud of their Saiv Herritage. Just like the Earth Empire of stories past.The Antimatter warhead was one of only six that the Dengora carried with her. A small one, able to fit on the relatively small transport. a special casing reduced it's radiation signatures significantly. It all went as planned
Cryxis: "Now everyone, please listen to what I have to say..."
"We all knew the risk of coming on this mission. We were going to eventually run into hardships. This mission is imperetive to the fate of not just to humanity, but to the very existence of all species of the NGU. This is a heavy burden. That is why I say if anyone wishes to back out now, now is the time"
Soldier: "NO SIR! We will not back down so long as the fate of humanity hangs in the balance!"
Soldier: "We took an oath, thet which we still carry today"
Soldiers: "Never give in to the enemy!"
All: "Our sacrifice will mean the life of many more will be spared. Our Valor will mean that our spirit, even at the bitter end, never gave in. Our honor will mean that many others will support us in our cause. Our Courage will inspire those around us to take up arms against a common enemy. Our commitment will force us to never break; never falter.
"These are our core values: Honor, Sacrifice, Corage, Valor, Commitment. This is why we fight; This is how we survive!
Rob: "Sir, we're not backing out yet. We are with you all the way."
Yin: "'A commander is only as strong as his men' If that is true, then you are the most powerful person in the universe right now, Cryxis, and we need you now more than ever. We are all behind you, one-hundered percent..."
Cryxis: "...alright. If there are no objections, we shall continue on, stopping only when necessary. No Imperial Legion shall stop the Dengora and her crew! OORAH!"
*Three days later, they stop at an old abandoned Asteroid. Sensors do not pick up any Imperial ships, even cloaked. Regardless, probed well disguised as small rocks are sprad about the Asteroid belt of this unknown star system. No ships detected at all, however a small ice planet seems to have life on it."
Cryxis: "We're stopping to recharge the ZP core and the Antimatter chambers. Hide bedind the old abandoned asteroid mine. I want this asteroid cleard of any personell, sensor-proffed, and garrisoned as our forward base. Did you get that, Percy?"
Percy: "Yes, sir. Orders have been sent out."
Cryxis: "Harell, I want round the clock monitoring of all sensors. If a single ship, hostile or otherwise enters an area of a million miles ofour position, I want this ship cloaked and me notified."
Harrel: "Yes sir."
Cryxis: "We may have lost the Imperials, but we still are in Saiv space. Meanwhile, Yin, I want you, me, CDR Joch and Rommel to take a cloaked transport down to the surface of that Ice planet. Understood?"
Yin: "Calm yourself, Cryxis. there are no Imperials here in this sector. Keep a calm mind, do not let anxiety stress you out."
Cryxis :"You're right...'sigh'...contact me when you are ready..."
Yin: "Yes, sir..."
*With the threat of the Imperials temporarily gone, Cryxis and his scouting party get ready to scout the nearby Ice planet. Meanwhile, on Graabat, The figure, darkgate in hand, talks to Pa-Toa...*
Pa-Toa: "...AH! I remember that guy! He called himself 'Noob'. A funny name"
????: "Do you know where he went?"
Pa-Toa: "AH-AH! My policy.....? No money...no informaTIAA-!!"
*Pa-Toa is flung to the wall by an unknown force. The shadowy figure, hand extended at Pa, walking slowly towards the Gaabratska. His voice, now deeper, distorted, pierced the marchant's mind...*