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(Furi'ken) Chapter 1 - Into Darkness We Go! Part 3
« on: July 19, 2019, 05:50:14 PM »
Zeu Star System

The Zeu Star System had seen a lot of fighting, so much so that dense debris fields of wreaked vessels scattered the system. Close to the systems only habitable planet, two large fleets - one comprising two hundred vessels mostly of small to medium tonnage belonged to the Kushin, who were fighting to retake a system they had lost to the opposing nation, the Vincon'hansaw which had a fleet of just over one hundred. The fleets stood in low orbit over Akeron, the only habitable planet and one that had an active planetary shield to protect it from orbital bombardment. Dropships from both fleets moved to and from the planet - depositing ground troops or reinforcing those already there.

Out of all of the ships in the Kushin Fleet, one stood out amongst them all: a two kilometer long vessel known as the Katalin of Dawn, a Command Battleship that had positioned itself between its fleet and the enemy, shielding several carriers that launched fighters and bombers. Behind were two square shaped vessels that had over half a dozen Kushin ships docked to it, while a third one had its front side pointed toward the enemy - serving as a shield.

Inside the Katalin of Dawn, Admiral Lingreta - a Shukaren who was taller than most of her race - floated in zero-g as she orbited a holographic tank that showed the battle that was presently playing out. She occasionally moved to get another angle on the battle and then rubbed her chin curiously. "What's the enemies status?" she shouted.

"Ninety eight active vessels, two crippled. Their command ship has retreated to the rear," one officer shouted as they bought up the enemy fleets movements which were then relayed to the holo-tank. "They are bringing four vessels forward, configuration match battlecruiser types." The holo-tank focused on the four ships, making them standout from the rest of the vessels.

Lingreta continued to rub her chin as she watched. "Four battlecruisers, if intel is correct, light on the armor but heavy on the weaponry," she looked toward her comm's officer. "Order Fleets Osiris and Gamatron to the front, I want to harass these ships." Her comm's officer nodded, relayed the orders, then a half dozen green dots on the holo-tank suddenly began moving, first from behind the command ship and then ahead. "Inform the wind leaders not to take chances." She wasn't about ready to lose any ships to four vessels that were technically more well armed than her assault ships were.

As the battle played out, one of the communications officer spoke up. "One enemy battlecruiser is down, four of ours are badly damaged and returning to the rear." The officer placed their hand on the headset, as if straining to hear the conversation. "They are requesting permission to offload wounded on the medical frigate." The four ships soon appeared in visual range, passing by one of the ships external camera's and giving a clear view of the damage.

One of the ships was missing most of it's forward section, which would've housed the main weapon. Two others showed various types of damage across their hulls, including dozens of breaches. While another had a hole that went straight through from the top to the bottom, Lingreta knew from that angle that the ship's bridge was more than likely destroyed, and thus it was most likely being flown by the vessels secondary bridge. She gave a quick salute to those who had perished, then turned her attention back to the battle.

By now another of the enemies battlecruisers had been dealt with and disappeared from the holotank. "Two enemy ships left, Osiris Wingleader reporting forty percent lose."

"Pull Osiris and Gamatron back," she sighed as she watched the display and folded her arms over her chest. It was then that her eyes caught something on one of the ships other external cameras, this was followed by a communications officer saying. "Alpha and Echo Fleets are in position, awaiting orders."

Lingreta grinned. "Order them to fire, target the battlecruisers first, then the rest of the fleet." She turned to her left, where she watched as the ships comprising of those fleets, roughly eighty meters long with a stubby nose and a long barrel, moved up alongship the command ship. Muted by the background of space, the war-room brightened as these artillery vessels suddenly fired, a mixture of both energy and kinetic weaponry.

"ETA Till rounds on target," one officer shouted before running calculations. "Thirty seconds."

"Be advised enemy fleet has started moving," the holotank now showed the remaining ninety four enemy ships begin to head straight toward the Kushin fleet.

A death wish? Lingreta mused and shook her head. No, our enemies are not reckless,

She looked toward her staff. "Advise the fleet to prepare for-" her words were suddenly drowned by the ships alert system.

~"Alert! Alert! Unidentified Vessel Emerging!"~ announced the ships AI.

"Report!" The admiral shouted, spinning in the air and taking a hold of the hand rails.

"Sensors are detecting a rift out!"

"Location?!"

"Directly ahead!" a volumetric display suddenly appeared in the war-room, allowing everyone to see, a large hole in the fabric of space began to appear. Suddenly the space between the two mighty fleets lit up; what was once open space full of missiles and kinetic warheads was now occupied by a large vessel with dozens of fires that dotted the hull. Within seconds, the salvo's that the Kushin had fired would impact this unknown ships hull, ripping into it and creating additional fires that spread along the vessels port-side.

Lingreta watched in disbelief, she hadn't seen a ship such as this before and initially wondered if it was some new enemy design. "Can you identify the unknown?!"

"Negative, ships hull doesn't match anything in the database."

"Ma'am, I'm detecting no shielding on the vessel, not even that which is designed for Rift Travel!" the science officer shouted, as the holotank showed a dozen impacts on the unknown ship from Vincon'hansaw weaponry.

For a few moments the ship just seemed to float in space, not doing anything, just then several turrets on the hull came to life as they turned toward both fleets but nothing happened; instead the ship then started descending into the planets atmosphere, belching smoke along multiple hull breaches. It wasn't long before the nose ran straight into the planetary shield, scrapping against it.

Furi'ken
Bridge

Chi'ka found herself tossed the floor, the handrail she had been holding onto had snapped. The entire ship shook violently from external impacts from unknown weaponry, some of which bore deep into the ships hull. She attempted to steady herself, but the rocking of the ship made that more than a little difficult, so instead she brought her tail up to one of the railings and wrapped what she could around it.

Despite the multiple explosions that could now be heard across the ship, the only damage that the Bridge and CiC sustained from it all was a few sputtering consoles. She headed for one of the still working consoles, the ships AI had registered the additional impacts as weapons fire and had taken automated control of the ships turrets but there wasn't enough power for them to fire. Chi'ka was about to bark more orders but the ship shuddered violently, as she looked up at the ceiling.

Mess Hall

For a few seconds everyone would feel themselves become weightless; it wasn't an odd feeling since the crew was more than used to it, what made it odd was the fact that being up high in the air - the group would notice a giant hole in the mess hall.
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Re: (Furi'ken) Chapter 1 - Into Darkness We Go! Part 3
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2019, 12:45:33 PM »
Furi'ken
Bridge

Ay'indri curled herself around the wounded crewman as the ship's alert system continued screaming at them. She braced, and thank her lucky stars that she did. There was a sudden lurch as the ship was thrown out of whatever fresh hell they'd been trapped in. At that moment, the Or'ion agent felt herself lift, her tummy doing a flip as the momentum threw her from the crewman and into one of the bridge's consoles. There was a loud yip and suddenly everything almost went black as her vision wavered and narrowed.

While it only lasted a few seconds, the pain shooting through her back and her head throbbed and kept her awake. Flopping to the deck, the now wounded fox curled her fingers against the debris ridden plating of the deck. Something sent shooting pains up and down her left leg. Warmth trickled down her calf, and upon looking, Ay'indri saw a shard of glass the size of her hand firmly embedded in her thigh.

She touched it gingerly; wincing as it shifted a little under her touch. A grimace marred her countenance more from annoyance and pain than anything. Wounded, Ay'indri got to her wobbly feet, shifting her weight to the right leg. Thankfully the console provided some support. Hobbling back over to her patient, the impromptu medic sighed a little in relief. They still lived thanks to her taking the brunt of it.

The medkit had slammed itself against a wall nearby with its contents partially spilled on the deck. Ay'indri found gauze, a compress, and a little tape. Sliding herself down, the agent ripped her pant leg a little to get at the wound with shaking hands.

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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2019, 11:17:01 AM »
Mess Hall

Aiu was about to apologize to Micalio and properly give her a medical checkup when an unexpected lurch in the ship sent her stomach into a mildly nauseating bounce. She glanced around for any changes in the room; her eyes stopped on part of the commissary that just didn't seem to exist anymore.

"The room is breaking apart, we don't have much time!" she shouted, quickly scanning around for any injured personal she could drag out before it was too late.

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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2019, 09:42:42 AM »
"Yess I think we're all well aware of the giant hole. Now lets move it!" Micalio shouted, grabbing Aui and trying to drag the other girl away from the destruction, medical personnel or not it wasn't worth risking their own lives to go search for corpses. The red haired mechanic looked around for an easy way out, the way they came in seemed good as any and close by to boot and so that was where she headed.

"We need to get to the escape pods, I have studied enough models to know this ship is going down and we don't want to be on it when it does. So either come with me and survive or stay and almost certainly die."
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« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2019, 06:42:30 PM »
Bridge

The bridge shuddered and klaxons blared, as the ships AI warned of hull breaches across the ships forward hull. Outside, the ship skidded across the top of a planetary wide shield, but this only lasted for a few seconds before the prow punched a hole and the ship began to descend into the upper atmosphere.

Chi'ka steaded herself, as she looked about the room and then toward Ay'indri. "Ay'indri, take the helm! Worry about the wounded after!" she shouted as the ship shuddered some more, on one of the few remaining viewscreen was an image of what was going on outside of the ship - flames licking the edges of the camera made it clear what was going on.

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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2019, 10:44:12 PM »
Bridge

Ay'indri had been in the process of tending to her wound as Chi'ka barked her orders. She wouldn't bleed out quickly at least. A nod confirmed the order had been given and received, albeit shakily as she got to her feet. The injured fox shifted and swayed a little before finding her balance shifting to the uninjured leg. Looking down, blood had already coated the bandage and gauze. With a growl of refusal, the Or'ion agent hobbled to the helm. Truth be told, Ay'indri hadn't piloted anything bigger than a shuttle. And now here she was taking the pilot's seat on likely one of the most advanced and newest ships in the Neshaten fleet.

A grateful sound passed between her lips upon plopping down into the seat. A momentary look at her hands showed them to be shaking, it was bloodloss and a touch of shock. Ay'indri balled her hands into fists, willing them to stop shaking, and yet they continued even as she strapped herself in.

The screen before her flickered, but it seemed to still be functional judging by the flashes of red warning symbols. A shudder from the ship snapped her back to her senses. Her little fingers skipped and danced across the console. Sweat beaded her brow as she worked furiously. The altimeter kept ticking down rapidly as she slid two fingers across the station's touchscreen. She meant to activate the gravitic engine, hoping the gravitic coils weren't in too bad a shape. With the plan now in mind, she set the engine to cushion their fall, not a sudden jerking stop. But slow enough not to rip the ailing vessel asunder. Just enough to keep her afloat.

Even as she worked, her look shifted a little to get a better view of the Shipmaster. "I hope you know I've never flown anything bigger than a shuttle, ma'am!" her words began to slur a little as she returned her attention to the task at hand all the while shaking her head and squinting to try and keep her eyes focused.

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« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2019, 05:17:21 PM »
Bridge

"Welcome to the club, neither have I!" Chi'ka would shout as plopped herself in front of the ships tactical console, attempting to divert some power to the shields.

Ay'indri would find herself bathed in a bluish glow as the ships holographic systems engaged, there was a brief 'pop' as the ship suddenly lurched forward. The systems coming online and engulfing the fox in a blue sphere of holographic energy.

This sphere stayed for a few seconds, before the system fizzled out, an additional alert flashed across the touch screen; warning Ay'indri that the holographic flight system was offline.

Data scrolled across the screen, one moment the ship was reported to be in space - and another - it was in atmosphere. This was backed up when the ship began to accelerate. Data showed that they were sixty five kilometers from the planets surface and rapidly descending.

Outside

Whether due to the ships shear size, or some other unexplained force, the prow of the vessel punched a hole through the planetary shield - sending the ship into the planets atmosphere. It was followed close behind by dozens of smaller ships each one attempting to latch onto the ships hull but failing due to the ships speed and atmospheric re-entry.

Parts of the ships outer hull peeled away from the re-entry. Emergency containment barriers engaged over some of the ships hull breaches - but not everywhere.

Mess

The group made it out of the room just as parts of the floor began to crumble away, ceiling tiles came clutters down. The containment barrier flickered numerous times as debris slammed into it, alternating between shades of blue and red.

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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2019, 03:48:21 PM »
"But, but!" Aiu babbled as Micalio pulled her away from her suicidal sense of duty. The collapsing ceiling and crashing commotion helped knock some sense into the passionate fox. She stopped resisting Micalio's tugging and let herself be escorted out of the commissary. I can't save others if I'm dead, she repeated to herself almost like a mantra she didn't believe in.

Once outside, she let out a meek thank you as her hand was released. She quietly jogged up next to Micalio and obediently followed the engineer down the shaking halls towards the escape pods.

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« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2019, 12:39:47 PM »
Bridge

'And you call yourself a Shipmistress?!' Ay'indri wanted to shout back in retort. The grumbly fox grumbled even more as her pale skin was bathed in the blue glow of a holographic interface. Finally! Something was g- '*Pop!*. The interface fizzled out leaving the Or'ion agent with the bittersweet, almost fatalistic view of their impending future. Her balled fists found the sleek console with an angry shout. She had been trained to kill, to seek out the Kingdom's enemies and destroy them. Not this!

Worry and pangs of urgency flipped in the pit of her tummy as she quickly gave the console another look. The screen showed the interface was down, for the moment or for forever. But there was another option. It flashed and bleated in red. The manual flight controls. One of her delicate fingers rammed down on the control with all force she could muster. Manual control was granted. With hands shaking from near panic and adrenaline, Ay'indri began by trying to level out the ship with the emergency thrusters, and ensure the vessel didn't snap in two. Hopefully, with the computer's assistance, she next activated Gravitic engine once more.

Except for this time, she'd have to manually go about trying to keep them aloft, or even try to land the rickety thing on some solid ground. She could fly a shuttle with ease, except the Kestrire'alis-class Recon Ship had several million metric tons and was infinitely more complex than a  simple shuttlecraft.

Her fingers tapped on the console rapidly, sliding along the interface for the amount of 'thrust' and 'lift' from the engine all the while fighting to try to keep it level and not to take a nosedive. Her vision continued to blur, and the feel of cold tickled her skin. The small fox tried shaking her head, willing herself to continue. But it was a losing battle. Even with the bandage she was losing blood at a rate in which she'd not last much longer. Ay'indri's eyes grew wide a she looked to the shipmistress, "I-I don't know if I can-can keep thi...this up." her words slurred as she gestured to her thigh. The bandage was bright red and more blood dripped down the torn pants leg as she panted.
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« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2019, 11:21:25 AM »
Bridge

Chi'ka bolted the rails and over to Ay'indri, "bloody hell," she remarked as she tapped the console. "Medic to the bridge!" the ships loud speakers bellowed as Chi'la placed her hands on those of the agents to keep her course steady.

The display showed the vessel on a gradual descent, it was a bit on the low side but Chi'ka figured losing a little bit of the forward section was better than trying to force an injured agent to do more. "Just keep her steady," the shipmistress said into the agents ear.

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« Reply #10 on: October 02, 2019, 03:47:06 PM »
Aiu quietly followed Micalio and Barbanov towards the escape pods until the sudden order for a medic echoed over the ship's speakers. Her good ear perked up as she stopped with a small slide before turning and sprinting the opposite direction towards the bridge.

"Sorry, duty calls!" she shouted back, a little too chipper considering the message.

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« Reply #11 on: October 02, 2019, 10:44:01 PM »
Ay'indri's skin would feel cool, clammy with an even paler cast to it than normal. The small fox was breathing rapidly but in shallow breaths. Weakness suffused her limbs to the point of trembling. She was tired, she wanted to sleep. To rest her weary head. But, some small part of her knew that doing so meant death. Her hands almost slipped from the controls which caused the ship to shudder along with its impromptu pilot. Chi'ka's hands helped, but she was fighting a losing battle even as she fought her own body to keep their decent steady.

The agent could feel her heart beating quicker, the elevated thumping sounding off in her fur-covered ears. With a shaky hand, Ay'indri pressed a button, then another, fighting every inch of the way to soften their decent to the approaching ground. The console warned her that the bow was dipping lower, but her eyesight had blurred to the point of blinking rapidly as she tried to make heads or tails of the words. Soft lashes and eyelids fluttered as they to decided to dip lower, and lower.

Ay'indri shook her head once more, lips trembling as she tried to speak, "B-Bow s-s-s-ection too l-" she couldn't finish the thought as confusion dampened whatever relevant thought had formed in her mind. Her head dipped forward and came back up before shaking her head in a bid to shake the cobwebs. It just wasn't enough.
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« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2019, 10:51:09 AM »
The ships bow slowly eased upward thanks to Ay'indri's determination, Chi'ka kept her hands on Ay's but she felt her own strength slowly waning due to the struggle. "Just a little more," she remarked as she watched the altitude gauge out of the corner of her eye. They had less than thirty seconds and currently ahead was a sea of water.


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« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2019, 10:46:16 PM »
Ay'indri, Or'ion Agent, now pilot shivered as she clung desperately to the ship's nav-controls. All she saw was the pale blue of this unknown world's skies, the fluff of clouds and the dark aquatic colors of an oncoming sea overtaking the horizon. Feeling the Ship Mistress' hands atop her own helped. They steadied her shivering appendages whilst fighting to keep them from crashing headfirst into a vast expanse of water. Feeling a chill raced up and down her spine, the focks agent tilted the controls back a little more.

Her adjustments were made to try and buffer the waiting blow from smacking into the sea into something a little more manageable.  Her heart raced, not so much from blood loss, but simply experiencing a feeling of vertigo as she watched the viewscreen. They may survive the crash. Or at the very least some of them depending on how water-tight everything was on such a damaged vessel

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« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2019, 03:11:16 PM »
Aiu rushed through the door onto the bridge, bumping against the door frame as she tried to keep her balance. Her task was immediately apparent upon arrival. She ran up to Ay'indri and looked over her injury.

"Bleeding through the bandage, possible femoral artery tear," Aiu muttered out loud. She's lasted this long, so it might not be. She swiftly pulled out a thick set of gauze pads, then pressed them tightly on top of the old bandages. Removing the old ones could disturb blood that's already clotting and make things worse. She then tightly wrapped some medical tape around the gauze to firmly hold it in place. With one hand, she fished for a field tourniquet out of her medical pack as she put pressure on the wound with the other. If the bleeding didn't stop, she'd have the tourniquet ready.

"Please talk to me, Ay'indri. I need you to stay alert. Tell me about your family or friends."