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PPW Sandbox - Burning Citadel
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RE: PPW Sandbox - Burning Citadel

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Anti-ship missiles plow into the head of the beast. It scrapes across the ship, turning towards the smaller, fleeing vessel.

Inertia carries the ISNS Kora into an asteroid, tearing away the hull titanic-style.

The beast itself, besides a few potmarks and a steaming crater, seems relatively able and unharmed.

One of the asteroids involved in the tether collison begins to stir.

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Far, far away, a cockpit lights up dimly.

Seething eyes within peer at a display; intercepting a wide-band OTS broadcast.

...

It's engines throttle up.
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Declare (RUH)

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Shimmering gateways of golden light cut through the void and from them came the angelic forms of the ships, emblazoned upon the prow of the craft was a symbol. A ring with a circle inside it. The cult of the living sun has made it's arrival.
"Heretics rejoice! Your salvation has arrived. Burn a path prepare for the arrival of the sun."

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-{WARNING WARNING, CONTAINMENT BREACH!}-

Red lights flashed on and off causing red glow along the hull of the smaller ships pursuing the Sec-9 Destroyer. Loud alarms shrieked endlessly into the abyss of space.

As the Destroyer slams into the asteroid. The Sulfur fuel exploding in a brilliant blue flame with the little oxygen the ship quickly expelled from the hull.

Flesh-like tentacles quickly emerged out from the cargo bay doors, all power in the ship cutting out and the energy field fading. The thing shrieks the same sound as the alarms from the other ships.
_____________________________________________________________

{Launching 2 APHE Rockets at -Sec-9 Destroyer-}

The smaller ships slowly converge on the destroyer, all personnel within the safe confines of their hulls rushing and panicking as the alerts blare shocking any off task sailors from their social interactions.

All Sec-4 containment units being briefed on their target. All wearing flat emotionless faces as they're told about the suicide mission...
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"EVASIVE MANEUVERS!" Screamed Grop-Adam. His ship ponderously angled itself as far from the incoming fusion cannon fire as it could manage. Off their forward bow, one of his artillery ships engaged it's afterburners and propelled itself directly into the projectile's path.

"FUCK. NO!" Grop-Adam gritted his teeth in anger, making his whole body vibrate as he watched the impacted ship's fuel reserves go up like a roman candle. "You brave bastards...." He keyed in and transmitted the broadband equivalent of a twenty one gun salute across the entire solar system as his body-scrubber implants frantically worked to stop his flowing tear ducts from upsetting his body chemistry.

"How's our voltaic charge looking?" He finally spoke again. The Korglob in the gunnery orifice quickly scanned through several menus.

"We're at 66%, Vice Admiral."

Grop-Adam communicated the Korglob equivalent of a slight nod and wicked grin towards the Terran fleet.

"I hope they're ready for a taste of their own medicine..."

---

Meanwhile, the Korglob Point Defense Frigate angled the OTS cruisers beneath into their torpedo firing arc. With a loud blast inside the ship, a torpedo just barely shorter than the length of an artillery corvette began streaking through space towards the OTS Battlegroup.

Off the Point Defense Frigates port bow, the unmanned fighters raced to engage the OTS ships strafing the Arduant.

The remaining artillery ship waited for the PD Frigate to clear it's field of fire as it's main gun spun up.

:dab_left: :dab_right:
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<<Hull breach across multiple sectors, structural integrity below safe levels. One more hit and we're done for!>>

<<Don't let them get another shot off, then! Give them another volley from the cannon and send a couple more missiles to finish them off!>>

The Beas had taken a hammering from the railguns, losing most of its point defence capability and dropping its thrust to a small fraction of what it was before. Alongside the six shells and two anti-ship missiles, the short range launchers shot out four anti-fighter missiles to clear Peetal 1's tail.

---

Peetal 2 took matters into her own hands and pulled up sharply, looping round and securing her pursuers in her sights. The cannon vomited forth a stream of tracer fire, accompanied by a single anti fighter missile heading straight for the engine of the lead craft.

The ISNS Kora followed suit in aggressive manoeuvres and shot out of the asteroid field. With its tactical array gone, it was relying on less precise backup sensors and couldn't form a firing solution for its cannon. The missiles and torpedoes could guide themselves however...

A swarm of sixteen projectiles was disgorged from the corvette, almost its entire weapon load. Each and every one of the munitions hurtled towards the drone carrier.

---

<<Sensor fusion data-link is up, sir! We can see everythi...>>

As the 3 other members of Peetal Squadron sped off to the battlespace, Captain Kaliash rubbed his forehead. There were far more contacts than originally anticipated...

<<Send a request for heavy support to fleet command, our battlegroup can't hold up in these conditions, make sure to tell them the Americans are here, the government would hate to be upstaged by the yanks.>>

Kaliash switched to open comms and hailed the USSF.

<<Fellow patriots! It's good to see you! Our group has only suffered minor damage at the hand of the corporate insects, but nothing we can't handle. Currently, there are three groups posing a direct threat to the station, we're linking sensor data now.>>

The Chennai marked the OTS fleet, the worm and the sun cult ships, beaming the data to the command ship of the USSF.

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A ship becomes tethered to the asteroid.

If one could see the surface of the asteroid, they would see its surface crawling with drones. Perhaps hundreds of them. some far smaller than a human, others as long truck sized boring machines. Like an enraged colony of ants, they begin swarming the biological entity that they find within one of their asteroid captures. They begin tearing into it's flesh from outside the asteroid, and from within. it is slowly being enveloped and shredded from all angles.

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"Korglob fleet. You have made your final mistake."
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"Fire everything."

The Allecto unleashes its full armament. A carronade of heavy railgun slugs pierce toward the Korglob point defense frigate. A swarm of torpedos follows. The ONS Strider engages, targeting the Korglob fighters.

---

The Pasobcha Carrier engages in a desperate defense against the swarm of missiles. CIWS and Drones intercept the majority.

"ONE GOT THROUGH, ONE GO-"
"IMPACT!"


The drone carrier takes a hit. It returns fire.

---

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"Commodore. We've engaged the Arduant. Marines ready to breach and board on your order."
"Execute, Major."


Civilian craft begin undocking from the station with the arrival of OTS soldiers.

---

The ONS Kijima finds itself in a desperate fight.
Four more shells impact. Two bounce off the starboard side, sending superheated metal fragments flying. Two more impact into the already crippled underside. The anti ship missiles are thwarted by the second drone wing.

"Major systems down, Thrusters down, Guns Offline!"

An automated voice rings through the ship.
"HEAT CRITICAL. IMPACT WARNING. HEAT CRITICAL. IMPACT WARNING. "

Armiger's knuckles are white.

"ORDERS CAPTAIN?"

He grimaces.

"All hands. Brace for impact."

---

"-What th-"
Bravo One is taken by surprise. The rear end of his ship is torn apart by gunfire and finished off by the missile. Unslaved, the escorting drones resort to suicide protocol.

"Bravo One? BRAVO ONE? SHIT, TWO ON MY TAIL. EVADING!"
Bravo Two's drones catch half the ship launched missiles. The fighter accelerates, attempting to escape the survivors.

"I have you now bastard."
Three fires a torpedo at the Beas, flanked by two drones providing CIWS interference.

---

Lavanchy grimaces. More hostile fleets. This odds of taking this forsaken station, and surviving, are getting slimmer.

"Get me the auditor general."
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"Attention all residents! Arduant Station is being boarded by OTS marines! Evacuate the affected regions and find the nearest escape craft!"

[Image: hkV9gCW.png] "Oh how exciting!"
[Image: ETEyjI1.png] "'Exciting?' Hell no this ain't exciting, girl, this is fucking terrifying!"
[Image: hkV9gCW.png] "Did you not say you wanted to have 'something, anything happen on this godsforsaken station' last revolution?"
[Image: ETEyjI1.png] "Look, we all say a lotta things when we're blackout drunk-"
[Image: hkV9gCW.png] "But you only drank one-"
[Image: ETEyjI1.png] "-now come on and let's find a fucking shuttle or something and get the hell out of here. I didn't land myself in 800,000 credits worth of student loans just to get perforated by some trigger-happy corporate goon."

---

Elsewhere...

[[Sensors: Unknown Signature Unknown-200001]]
[[[Analyzing: Complete]]
[[[98% Similarity to ARM Drone]]

[[Threat to Primary Objective: EXTREMELY HIGH]]
[[Threat to UL Technarchy: EXTREMELY HIGH]]

[[New Primary Objective: Annihilate All ARM Presence]]
[[[Priority: High]]]


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[[FF-V1-9473013 :: FF-V1-0399213 :: FF-V1-0393911
[[[Deploy: Tank-Class]]]

[[FF-V1-9473013 :: TT-A291d-dka194a342 :: TT-jdA93-ldn31DAS23 :: TT-bbAd0-flD002Ad33]]
[[[Engage: OTS Forces]]]

[[FF-V1-0399213 :: FF-V1-0393911 :: DD-D2-0209103]]
[[[Engage: ARM]]]
[[[Establish: Perimeter]]]


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[[Sensors: Scanning For Citizens]]
[[-[0 Citizens Near OTS Fighters]-]]

[[Potential Collateral Damage: Acceptable]]


The ships above the station launch anti-fighter munitions.

[[Calling: Reinforcements]]
[[[ETA: 2]]]

derp derp derp
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- Sir, our shot was intercepted!
- Wat? How?! - Ivanov's accent seems to be quite distinctive when he's excited.
- One of their smaller ships rapidly accelerated and shielded their flagship. Shield ship seems to be obliterated by the blast.
- Well, at least some of them have balls... assuming they're have testicles. And it's good to see that they're vulnearble. Direct all available power to Yamato's capacitors, we need another shot. Launch Beta squadron, send Valkyries to intercept small craft and mark Korglob warship as priority target for Wraiths.
- Copy that.
Valkyries began to unload their Swarm missiles on incoming targets. While their warheads are incapable of petetrating thick shielding, they are designed to be used against fighters and other soft targets. Wraith squadron Alpha, in its turn continue their attack run but suddenly disappear from scanners due to activation of cloaking fields.

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I think one of Panda's ships got duplicated by accident so I erased it. If it was intentional they can re-add it later, call it a temporal anomaly.
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The wormhole opened by the Saratoga begins to seal behind the USSF formation. Strange fluctuations are detected in the surrounding area. Science officers warily examine the data as any weakening in the cohesion of space could signal a malfunction in the jump drive. Being stranded here was not an inviting prospect; their nearest friendly colony was decades away by sub-light propulsion. Contacts on this station had allowed the USS to extend its trade network to new allies and gather intelligence on local threats. Nations of old Earth were in direct competition with one another and the various corporate entities for control in human occupied space. Most governments and private companies were amicable, cooperative even, but there were others who were bad actors. The OTS were one such group. Paramilitary organizations held a lot of power in the American government itself. Several were employed to keep peace on certain worlds and spaceports within USS borders. If the Admiral were to contact the Joint Chiefs of Staff back on earth, they might wave him off of this mission. Unlucky for the OTS, a message sent now wouldn't reach the Sol System for some time.

--
The Saratoga pitches its spinal armament, three long range particle beam cannons, toward the drone carrier engaged with the ISNS Kora. Their firing arcs remain obscured for now by the UL Technarchy ships, but the gun crews load the weapons' power buffers and prepare for battle. Additional F-95s deploy from the forward hangar. The escort craft pass around the Saratoga, now re-tasked with intercepting the OTS and the space-borne worm that had taken a bite out of an Indian destroyer.

--
Inside the Lexington a battalion of marines gear up to repel boarders, or assist in the evacuation of the Arduant if necessary.
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CLAIRE DEE
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They're fast, though. Sometimes. It's cold to be out in the open so long.

The worm continues on the shuttle's trail, but it doesn't look like it'll catch it any time soon.

If anything was in contact with the collided asteroids, it'd hear a blood-curdling scream as the outer skin of another beast is punctured, sending pressurised guts spewing into space.
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Ninja Jomn declare?

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The CIWS of the Beas, too damaged to react fast enough, only wheeled a fraction of the distance towards the missile before it smashed across the bridge, killing the officers stationed there almost instantly, and fracturing the hull into two pieces. With their commander dead, the crew began to abandon ship: numerous bright orange escape pods thumped out, waiting for rescue.

---

Peetal one had survived the gauntlet, but Peetal 2 was struck in the engine by one of the drones, the other being fooled by a flare. Her Tejas careened away, on fire and falling to pieces as she ejected with only a space suit and a motor pod. The pilot elected to start moving to the Arduant, if she could arrive on the east side, she had a chance of escape.

Just beyond Peetal 2s crash, the Kora, its engines turned to slurry by the Pasobcha's railguns, sailed forward of inertia alone.

<<Sing with me brothers and sisters! The Last Hurrah of the Kora! Fire everything!>>

CIWS fire shirked out towards the drones, followed by the heavier shells from the main gun and the last four anti-ship missiles from the Corvette's bay. Death and Glory were both certain.

---

The Kora's utility craft continued its retreat from the worm, while Peetal 4 pulled in to engage, launching a pair of anti-fighter missiles and spraying the beast with his autocannon.

Peetal 5 and 6 moved west to secure the pods of their companions until a rescue ship arrived when suddenly, a green, twin-engine fighter roared past them.

<<Raakshas 1, callsign Ajagara. Leave the OTS fighters to me, Peetal Squadron>>

---

The Chennai made moves to launch Raakshas 2, but was suddenly seized by an unknown force, taking the shape of a golden starburst, stretching around the entirety of the carrier. Captain Kaliash was suddenly struck with fear, and prompted his lieutenants to give him status on what exactly was happening as soon as possible.

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"MOVE, MOVE, MOVE."
Gunfire and sirens echo down the corridors of the Arduant. The OTS are here.

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"Commodore. We are tied up on the Anhurian frontline. You are on your own. Do not return empty handed."
"Very well, Auditor General"

---

"Good hits sir."
"Prepare for their counterattack. Redirect torpedoes to those UL Evacuation ships. Prepare all countermeasures. This is the only way they can learn."


---

"Target locked"
Alpha Wing strikes at the UL Technarchy ships. One torpedo and a salvo of light railgun fire. The drones provide a screen of cover against the missile attack.

---

Below the Arduant, the Pasobcha continues its stubborn defense.
"THEY'RE ACCELERATING, RIGHT AT US!"

The missiles are stopped. Drones collide with two shells. Two more strike the underside of the Arduant. One penetrates and destroys a railgun.

"FULL BURN. RETURN FIRE. STOP THAT SHIP. HIT THOSE TECHNOS. GIVE ME FULL DRONE COVERAGE!"

Dozens of drones pour from Pasobcha.

---

Aboard the Kijima, Armiger groans, blood drips from his forehead.
"Status?"
"KSZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ"
"Status!?"
"KSZZZZZZ--few systems online, Beas is down, we've got missiles!"
"Fire!"


Two missiles launch from the Kijimi, hunting for vengeance.

---

"SHIT! Fuckers hit me-- Still operational. Eat shit!"
Two launches missiles.
"Copy! Take this dirtbags!"
Three fires a torpedo into the asteroid. It detonates, sending a cloud of debris and dislodging a large chunk of the rock.

---

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"Gendarmes on board put up little resistance, we've captured the metro station. Gearing up and getting ready to push."

"doo dOO DOO DOO. Welcome to Arduant Metro. Please have a valid...."

"Ready to go Major. Train's an express all the way to the freight dock."
"Copy. We've detected UL as far as the central district. Do not want to fuck with those kill drones."


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"This train is NON STOP to FREIGHT DOCKS"

"She's on the move."

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The small machines quickly repair the gaps in the dying worm, to avoid losing it's precious material to deep space. The drilling continues from within the asteroid instead, where the worm goo can be harvested.
The fate of the captured half of an Indian ship is likely no better.

Attracted by the carnage going on nearby, two larger machines are launched from the asteroid to begin collection.

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[Image: ETEyjI1.png] "Just got a text from a coworker, those OTS goons are taking the central trainway. Shit."
[Image: hkV9gCW.png] "Hey, how about we head this way?"
[Image: ETEyjI1.png] "What? That's away from the shuttle!"
[Image: hkV9gCW.png] "Yeah I know, I just...I think this is the better way!"
[Image: ETEyjI1.png] "Skye, you know I'm normally fine with going with wherever your mood takes you, but this isn't the time. This is a goddamn life or death situation!"
[Image: bITy2kd.png] "Gira, please, I swear this is not one of my little fun escapades."
[Image: ETEyjI1.png] sigh "...Fine, but if we both die I'll kill you myself."
[Image: hkV9gCW.png] "Yay!"

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The first cluster missile is prematurely detonated by a drone, but the second releases its payload. A single child missile strikes the drone, detonating in a fiery explosion. The rest and the remains of the parent missile, itself a warhead, continue forward to their prey.

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[[Damage Report: FF-V1-9473013]]
[[[Severity: Moderate]]]
[[[Systems Destroyed]]]
[[[[Ventral Quantum Pulsar Launcher 1]]]]
[[[[Ventral Quantum Pulsar Launcher 2]]]]
[[[Combat Effectiveness: 64%]]]


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A whole lot of firepower is headed straight for the OTS drone carrier.

Above, an OTS torpedo is destroyed, while another cluster missile is launched to intercept the barrage of torpedoes. The frigate sustains light damage, most of the planes' railgun shots either burying themselves in unimportant armor or just causing scratch damage. In retaliation, it shoots one of its particle cannons at the OTS frigate.

Behind, the light cruiser launches 2 anti-ship torpedoes, each covered in reflective coating and mounting their own laser point-defense system. Its own cannons shoot at the OTS battleship.

[[Primary Objective Status]]
[[-[50/122 Retrieved]-]]
[[-[20 En Route]-]]
[[[Total Missing: 12]]]

[[Calling: Reinforcements]]
[[[ETA: 1]]]

derp derp derp
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All hearts stop as the crew witnesses the creature from the Sec-9 Destroyer crack open the hull like an egg shell. The missiles deflecting off the hull pieces before the warheads could arm themselves and burn into the hull to detonate. They moved slowly however now that they have new accidental targets the computer systems lock on to the targets and the engines slowly speed them up.

--<All crew open fire at the Sec-9 destroyer! Our orders are to push the creature to the station above us. The only way to keep it contained and docile is with oxygen. Sec-4 will lead the landing team once it makes contact.>-- The PA rang out to all ships that surrounded the destroyer. The second the voice said open fire the 2 ships to the right and under the creature open fire with 3 round burst of acid bolts. 1 of the 3 shell types these ships carry.

--<I want two hologram drones launched asap to stop any of those oncoming ships, hopefully they know red means stop. We can't aff~~>-- The PA system cuts short as a tentacle of the creature smashes into a small ship. Grasping and pulling it closer, the ships thrusters clutch into overdrive as it starts to try and pull away fruitlessly.

Two small ships buzz out of their hanger and fly in two directions. With them pop out sever smaller drones that line between some asteroids in the direction they don't want the creature to drift towards.

--{Attention Spacecraft in surrounding area. Evacuate space station area, contamination imminent. Thank you. This message will repeat on all forms of communication.}--
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Heavy modification of the captured ship half begins, while the other ship half is grabbed by another tether.

One of the two machine craft collects escape pods, while the other prepares to attack an OTS ship.

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RE: PPW Sandbox - Burning Citadel

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Standard HALO cluster missiles are armed with fragmentation warheads. This means that missile goes off before impact, hitting target with a burst of high-speed tungsten pellets. This method assures large area of effect and even allows to shoot down multiple tightly packet targets. When multiple frigates deploy these missiles at once, it is almost guaranteed that their target will at least get seriously beaten. This time was no exception: all three Korglob smaller crafts as well as large torpedo were crippled by multiple fragments of missile payloads. Torpedo's warhead detonated violently, adding its part to the chaos of battle.

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- Alpha wing, this is Alpha-1, me and Alpha-2 are engaging bridge, while Alpha-3 and 4 are on to engines. When job is done, feel free to shoot at those guns. Let's go!
- Copy.
- Copy.
- Copy.

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Ill-fated Korglob flagship is immobilized, it's command and control tower is ripped open by unexpected Wraith attack, its cannons are also got hit by laser cannons from point blank range. Looks like all that mess was completelyy unexpected by ship's crew. Wraith wing Alpha switches to medium ships left of Korglob flotilla. Valkyries are reloading their launchers, their targetting systems are locked on Techanrchy's missile frigates.
- Looks like we got a bounty set on those... how do you named 'em... Korblogs or something. Direct Beta squadron to protect Valkyries while they're on reload. When they're done, mark Technarchy as priority targets.
- Affirmative, sir.
- What about our backup forces?
- Not a word from brass, sir.
- Blyad! [Curses!] Where they're hangin' around when we need 'em?
- Sir, I'm picking distress calls from Indians from the asteroid belt. There's something strange with them, they're speaking of space monsters and such.
- Weird. However, that's our OTS friends business. Until they don't paying for shooting monsters, I'm out of it.

Yamato Gun ETA: 3 turns
Reinforcements ETA: unknown

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A tremendous ripping noise tears across the vacuum of space, despite its airless qualities. Anything within the system with an organic nervous system feels the disturbance as a vicious, visceral bubbling within their auditory nerves.

"Navigator, what is this?" burbles the High Commander. The Navigator mewls and twitches within its berth, slaved bioforms crawling across its skin in anticipation. Already several bulbous memory capsules have escaped its crested skull and scurried across the dank confines of the command sinus.

"The jump was off course, High Commander," comes the uncertain reply. Almost before the sentence is finished, the High Commander has the Navigator in its powerful grasp. A chitinous pincer peels away the outer exoskeleton. The Commander feasts on the Navigator's calorie-rich brain. Slaved bioforms scatter in all directions as vestiges of the Navigator's consciousness disperse into the bowels of the voidbeing.

Two of the Commander's smallest limbs toss aside the top of the Navigator's brain-pan. Its reply is in Ability rather than vocal speech, revealing its anger and impatience.

"This displeases me greatly. I, Born In Void Who Awaits the Dawn, have no patience for failure. I, as master of Three Spheres, appoint the Third Sphere Adept Who Sees Into Blank Eyes as Navigator. You will not fail me."

A slender figure dripping tendrils genuflects before the massive bulk of the High Commander, who continues to absentmindedly chew on the remains of the original Navigator.

"Great One, as an adept of the Third Sphere, and a seer into Infinity, I have insight into the nature of the volume my predecessor has brought our brood into."

The Commander gestures for the new Navigator to continue with a casual swipe of one of its dozens of limbs, scattering the remains of the old Navigator across the sinus. Already most of the corpse has vanished behind the Commander's dozens of sets of jaws.

"Commander," the creature begins, already flailing tendrils and blinking eyes in the telltale signs of submission, "This volume is rife with heresy. Everywhere our mind detects the disgusting signature of the Great Sin of Technology."

"Disgusting," replies the Commander as it sucks the marrow from the last bones of the former Navigator. "We will see that the Heretics are destroyed. Though we did not mean to come here, this volume belongs to us by the Divine Right of the Three. Master of the First, prepare the brood for war."

A hulking figure slowly detaches itself from the wall of the sinus. Dripping trails of mucus and massive, ribbed tendrils slowly detach themselves as the huge bulk settles into the center of the scene. A slow rumbling on the auditory plane gradually resolves into decipherable vocal speech.

"Commander," rumbles the obelisk of chitin and muscle, "Your will is my sole directive. The brood awakens for war. Already the battle-wombs are churning forth their offspring, and the blood boils hot for violence."

The High Commander's enormous form settles back into the pulsing neurothrone. "Then by the Three, let us join battle."

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The Inheritor Hierocracy has joined the battle. The lead bioform is a massive Kraken-class, the equal of any technological battleship. Accompanying the Commander are a Carnivore-class cruiser-equiv, a Wrath-class destroyer-equiv and a vicious Brute-class ramship. The capabilities of the Hierocracy bioforms are mostly unknown to the technocrat ships, who are used to fighting enemies who approach warfare on a similar axis.
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RE: PPW Sandbox - Burning Citadel

DECLARE (RUH)

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more pale ships of the sun cult breached through shimmering portals. Within the battleship a priest prepared another message to broadcast however he was interrupted when one of the pilots yelled out to him
" Bio ships detected your holiness. What should we do?"
The priest thought deeply to himself they were here to capture the citadel station here as to form an out post it was an order from the high priest himself. He waved for silence before reopening the communicator links.

"Heretics. The living sun has deemed you to be worthy of redemption. We shall forge a truce and turn our blades and blasters upon these unholy ships of flesh and chitin. What say you?"

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