Ur Lord Tedric Posted September 8, 2004 Report Share Posted September 8, 2004 Peaceful contact in the Quincunx Star Region had become the norm, but the Conclave of the Star League had finally concluded their deliberations over this difficult matter and action had been authorised. Aboard the Command Cruiser ‘Victory’, Admiral H'rto N'lsn was about to become the first officer to order an actual attack on an alien fleet. The Star League believed wholeheartedly in peaceful expansion, but he tried to content himself with the thought this action might well be considered humanitarian. The alien ship’s ‘Pathfinder’ design appeared to be very similar to early Star League concepts and based upon relatively simple T’ckon ideas. It would seem that this race, the Divine Web, had also reached for the stars. If so, it was plainly easy to see what had happened. These 4 ‘Pathfinders’ would not have been able to probe the E class warp point they still now orbited and had obviously become stuck in this warp nexus. It was not known how long they had been here until ships of the 3rd Survey Flotilla had discovered them, but all attempts to contact them had failed and careful scans seemed to imply that these ships were now lifeless. However, power still functioned and automatic defence systems appeared to be operational. Great care would have to be taken. Long considered the first choice of pirates, the Star League had not invested in Sonic and Stun weapons, but the explorers had discovered some and this had indeed proved providential; as the decision had been taken to try and overwhelm the alien defences, just in case life was indeed still present and peaceful contact a possibility. Therefore a one off design had been built and the ‘Acquirer’ had arrived. Now it was time to advance upon the alien fleet….. OOC: [bTW – before anyone wants to jump on the silly bandwagon of taking a pop at a confirmed proponent of Intra Galactic Peace & Security, I would like to point out that this entire thread is devoted to trying to provide some additional insight into the Combat System and gain material for my next Flagship article. I can’t make an omelette without breaking some eggs. I think it’s great that I have found a drop to do it and not rely on second hand battles. Equally I can experiment without having to involve a played empire…….I hope this provides a medium for some interesting analysis…..Mx] Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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