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Does the sun still set in space? - Kittenpillar vs. Agent
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Does the sun still set in space? - Kittenpillar vs. Agent

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A fleet of IDF cruisers enter Gamma Sector F-7. It is being escorted by very few fighters, all in formation. There are three Offensive Cruisers, a Command Cruiser, a Transport Cruiser, and there is a storage cruiser, carrying mining shuttles equipped to construct an outpost. The IDF noticed the need for outposts in space. One reason, is lack thereof. Another, so they can possibly find a better armor for soldiers, since they seem to perish rather quickly. A third, is because they are actually quite interesting.

The fleet is under command of Admiral James Colpitts. Colpitts is not on the command vehicle currently, he ordered that he be taken to visit The scout team captain, Captain Bernie Hess. Hess is a great captain, well on his way to becoming an Admiral himself. He has lost very few ships under his command.
12-27-2012 06:32 PM
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Re: Does the sun still set in space? - Kittenpillar vs. Agent

Spoiler :
Red vs Blue - combat in its most basic form

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A group of corvettes, cutters, and light spacecraft enters, gleaming red, already there was a station in the centre of the sector, this was a scout outpost. As the Khur'ashian empire became larger, pirates could easily perform raids without them knowing, so outposts went into mass production, and the Khur'ash slapped them down in space quicker than a dog pees on trees in a forest. They have a large signal range, and act as a warp beacon for larger ships, and seeing just how large the storage cruiser was, it detected it real quick.

"Unidentified ships, you have entered Khur'ash space territory, please state your buisness. Failure to comply will result in us using deadly force" The first time the message is said, it is said in a buglike, clicking language, next, a rather melodic, yet undeniably alien one from a different voice, then the previous voice repeats again in stilted English, finally, a third creature speaks in a language similar to steam hissing out of pipes, and the noises of hydralics, whatever is in there, definitely isn't human.

The main force consists of a railgun corvette, two basic corvettes, four cutters, and a large number of rather large fighters and bombers. Khur'ash ships are suprisingly large for their designated classes, especially considering the average height for them is about 5'5". The main reason is that their main enemies - the Thyroktian, average at about 8'5", and have been known to grow as large as 30'. The foremost cutter flies upwards after detecting a distress call, originating from the asteroids.

The cutter is a workhouse in just about any small fleet, with a crew of eight, and an EVA armoured khur'ash guard on board, its fairly large ofr its class. The ship is armed with dual heavy rapid lasers, on fixed forward mounts. It also has a light coilcannon turret on top, an on the underside of each of its four wings is a smart energy pod - a powerful weapon againts lighter ships, which fires homing bolts of energy into them, this same technology is used on a larger scale on orbital weaponry, which Khur'ash commando's are authorised to use. It has a firehawk turbojet on the back, as well as sonic sheilds, giving it a top speed of 1225mph, it often cruises at 100-200mph however. Its armour is a tough composite, able to protect the crew from gamma radiation, heats in excess of 500 degrees celcius, and flak gun shots.

It is quite obvious that Khur'ash base their ships around size, tougness, and speed, however this can cause some major problems, the largest being the poor acceleration and manuverability of the ships, then again, with all the turreted weaponry, fighters and bombers have a tougher time than usual. Most ships also lack the weaponry of say, Trios Enterprises ships, and spinal mounted weapons are a rarity. Of course, to avoid being easily ambushed by fighters and the like, even the smallest Khur'ash ship has several cameras mounted on it, the main blind spot (which is on very few ships) Is the top rear, as they rarely have a camera there.

A battle (or massacre) is occuring within the large asteroids, concerning a trio (now duo) of fighters, and a Thyroktian heavy interceptor.

|||Log 12 - Recon commander Kreysh|||
We were reconning subsector three in sector 661, three fighters and a boarding ship, and suddenly, out the blue, this Heavy interceptor burst out, that gun... It ripped apart the transport in second, it seemed to be using a combination of kinetic and energy weaponry in the main gun, but I didn't think about that, I commanded my squad to move to some asteroids, however the gun fired again, and Atreis - the least experienced in the group took a glancing hit. All it did was knock her ship off-course, however in that space, it rammed straigt into the asteroid...

Quote:I think the induction of "LOL" "OMG" and "<3" into the Oxford English Dictionary is a sign of the End Times. Only, instead of a rider on a pale horse, it'll be a gibberish-spewing spastic in a monster truck named "The Dildozer".
(This post was last modified: 12-28-2012 07:03 PM by Kittenpillar100.)
12-28-2012 03:55 AM
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Re: Does the sun still set in space? - Kittenpillar vs. Agent

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Yes.
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Command Cruiser "Rampancy" Pilot: Admiral, we're receiving a transmission, most likely from those ships that came out of the asteroid field. I'll relay the message to you.

The message is relayed to the Admiral's transport, and he leans over the pilot so he can hear the message better. After the english translation, he moves beside the pilot and pushes a button to speak.

Admiral Colpitts: This is Admiral Colpitts of the Imperial Defense Forces, and it seems that you are just arriving so I don't possibly know how this could be your territory. We never encountered any other of your kind while we were out there flying around.

The Admiral ends his message, and has his Offensive Cruisers to speed up, so they can get in firing range for their more powerful weapons. All other ships are ordered to try to find cover. One of the Offensive Cruisers blow up a straying asteroid, revealing it's primary weapon's power. Most cruisers don't have cannons that big, but have smaller, less visible turrets scattered along the hull. Those are better for dealing with fighters.

The Storage Cruiser opens cargo bay 3 and 4 mining shuttles swarm out. Two are gathering minerals, and the other two go to start construction of a base. Or a station. Who knows. Bu they aren't doomed yet, they should have a frigate or two show up later. Maybe with an actual escort.
12-28-2012 01:49 PM
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The battleforce continues forward, manuvering around each other, the railgun corvette pitches upwards, targeting the Thyroktian ship through the rock. Its weapon is easily powerful enough to rend straight through the asteroid, and still punch the interceptor in half. Meanwhile, a cutter moves up to rendevous with the remenants of recon group 56. The other squadron of fighters rockets forwards, after detecting commands from the station, they were going to escort a shuttle.

"Evidently the Khur'ash empire isn't on your starcharts Admiral Colpitts, and you probably haven't seen much else because this is the rim of our empire, we are broadcasting from the station, the other ships have entered after some of our other stations have gone offline" The Khur'ash operator pauses to take a breath. "I am operator..." They pause, before saying "The closest translation in your language is Khryy" They decide, before stating "We have sent a diplomatic shuttle your way, escorted by a fighter wing, radar spikes originating from your ships will be taken as targeting procedures and we will attack you, have a nice day" The lack of emotion save for a muted sulleness suggests Khryy dislikes her job as an operator.

The corvette remains stationary, while a small ship leaves the outpost, heading for the fleet "Shuttle Dawn here" comes a much more human voice from the shuttle, being broadcast to Colpitts "If possible can ye give us some idea as to which ship to go to?". These shuttles are very simple affairs, not posessing much armour, they're cheap though, and have a high top speed, and fairly good agility. Being a diplomatic shuttle, they of course lack any weaponry, which is the main reason the fighters are going to escort them, so they can escape before anything dangerous happens.

The two fighters appeared to have escaped the interceptor, the corridor being too small for the ship to chase them down.

|||Log 12 - Recon Commander Kreysh|||
Me and II managed to escape the thing for the moment, it looked too big to fit down there, we couldn't see it at the moment to be honest though, it was in our blind spot. I pitched my ship down, while II pitched his up, sticking him on a collision course with an asteroid, of course, he wasn't flustered, he was an Akrien after all, from what I know, he fired some missiles into it, I picked up a telltale red glow from them. I spotted the recon station up ahead and told II to gun it. Even if the corridor looked too small, I wasn't taking any chances with that interceptor.

<Opening Data File: Akrien>
Many races make up the Khur'ash empire, however those which make the best pilots are the Akrien. They consist of a large body, with six thin tentacles protuding. They have slight telekinesis, allowing them to move around properly (as their tentacles are too weak to support them). Their two best traits however, are their super fast reflexes, which allow them to react to combat much faster, and their ability to harness an unidentiafiable element, originating from their system and surrounding systems. It is terribly understood, however we know this much - Akrien can use it to control machines, just wire a machine into an orb of it, and they can control it just by touching the orb. Akrien are also very intelligent, so are often employed as accountants, bankers, office workers and of course, pilots. They rarely show empathy towards those not of their race.

Quote:I think the induction of "LOL" "OMG" and "<3" into the Oxford English Dictionary is a sign of the End Times. Only, instead of a rider on a pale horse, it'll be a gibberish-spewing spastic in a monster truck named "The Dildozer".
12-28-2012 06:13 PM
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Re: Does the sun still set in space? - Kittenpillar vs. Agent

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Admiral Colpitts takes this into careful consideration. It would be nice not having to blow an aliens brains out for a change, so he decides the Transport Cruiser should be nice, since Captain Hess could partake in this diplomatic meeting as well.

Admiral Colpitts: I have one cruiser suitable for this meeting. I'll order the weapon systems be turned offline, and it's escort will depart. You'll see it.

The order is sent, and the escorts break off. The transport shuttle docks inside and the Admiral gets out. He immediately heads to the bridge, and orders a few Eclipse Elites to guard the bay, and not to attack unless they are attacked first.
12-28-2012 11:56 PM
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Re: Does the sun still set in space? - Kittenpillar vs. Agent

Spoiler :
Sorry about the rather shoddy waver.

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An experimental weapon, known as a waver fires from the interceptor chewing straight through the rock before it - turns out it didn't need to be any smaller, it could tear apart the rock like a ferocious bear mauling a block of deep fried butter covered with bacon. A crackling spiderweb of energy snakes across the cloud, charging it further, turning the tougher fragments into mere pebbles. The electronics of the intereptor temporarily go awry, and viewing anything is impossible, however with an attack like that, few would dare to fight it...

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Oh wait.

Just because Khur'ash ships don't focus on offence, it doesn't mean that their weapons are shoddy, not at all, that, combined with the rather minimal armour of the rear-underside of the interceptor, allows the small coilgun turret on top to tear straight through the ship, doing a fair bit of damge, and passing into the asteroid. Those turrets usually aren't that effective against larger ships however, due to the fact that the shell doesn't posses that much explosive capability and isn't all that big, so will simply pass through, this is mainly used for destroying medium ships, and large fighters (That interceptor).

In other news, the five fighters jet forwards to meet with the shuttle, two pitching upwards to avoid ramming the corvette or the station, a message comes over through the comms, the same friendly human voice, with a hint of british scouse about it. "I apologise for our escort staying with us, its a little impolite no? The problem is, there's been a few terrorist aliens round here see, a shuttle like this would be pulverised by terrorist ships, so again, my apologies.".

Again, the main force is still continuing onward, most likely to help guard the station, a flight of bombers flying past a corvette, and the railgun armed ship pitching down, hearing "Target down" over the comms, and slowly continuing on more forward corse with the rest of the ships. A cutter pitches down past an asteroid for a tactical advantage if things became ugly, as well as an early warning system against more Thyroktian ships. It slows down a little so it doesn't scrape the rock, the captian inside sighing. "What's up cap?" is heard by the captain in a slightly chirpier rendition of the Khur'ash language, he sighs again, before turning to a buglike humanoid and saying "Nothing much, except I have this horrible feeling that something bad is going to happen, and somehow, its going to start somewhere near me...". Several chuckles and a round of taunts about the captian being paranoid bounce round the crew area as the captian chuckles again "You're probably right" he decides.

The duo of fighters scatter, the wing leader performing a skillful areial maneuver, skimming very near to the asteroid, and cursing as a bomber swerves in front of her "Pompous gits!" she yells over the comms at the bomber flight, the nearest one apologises, while the leader grins just a sinch, before replying a little nervously "Sorry there, I owe you a beer, I guess I got m-my calculations wrong a little, thats why my wi-ing mate pulled out.". An Angry sigh echoes through the comms before they close, the bomber wing leader shook his head before glancing at his co-pilot and spotter "I shouldn't have cut it so fine should I?" he asks, with which, the two crew make a neutral click (A Khur'ash equivilent to a human grunt) and shrug, with which the pilot replies "Yeah, definitely to close".

Quote:I think the induction of "LOL" "OMG" and "<3" into the Oxford English Dictionary is a sign of the End Times. Only, instead of a rider on a pale horse, it'll be a gibberish-spewing spastic in a monster truck named "The Dildozer".
(This post was last modified: 01-04-2013 01:41 PM by Kittenpillar100.)
12-31-2012 05:14 PM
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Re: Does the sun still set in space? - Kittenpillar vs. Agent

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Actually, that looks quite nice. And sorry for my late reply :v:
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Admiral Colpitts:No not at all. I understand that a diplomatic shuttle should need an escort of some kind.
Admiral Colpitts reaches the elevator, and it quickly rises upwards. He enters the bridge.
Admiral Colpitts:Captain, you are going to take part in this meeting.
Captain Hess:Yes sir. Ans what do you propose we do if this is just a scam and they attack us instead?
Admiral Colpitts:Well, if that actually is a diplomatic shuttle, they won't want to blow us to pieces if we have prisoners.
Captain Hess:Ah.

One of the fighters narrowly misses the asteroid, but then realizes that it might hit the Offensive cruiser. Since it's AI controlled, it probably won't.
01-04-2013 07:18 PM
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