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Luckystar
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  Challenging Times (Paladin)
February 4, 2009 11:29:02 AM    View the profile of Luckystar 
It was midnight; Lucky was at her desk looking over some files when her computer beeped and a message popped up on the screen. As she quickly read through it, a groan escaped her lips. They had barely just from their previous mission and they were being sent out on another already. Getting up slowly, letting her sore muscles stretch, she sent out a message to everyone to meet up in the briefing room in twenty-five minutes.

Grabbing the data she had received, she made her way down the long, dim hallway to the squad briefing room only stopping briefly to grab her fourth cup of coffee of the night. Arriving a little early, as she always liked to, she went over notes she had quickly scribbled down and a few holoprojections of Nubia, the planet they were being sent on.

As she was putting the final touches to her preparations, the doors hissed open and the squad slowly entered and took their seats. As eight pairs of tired eyes looked her way, she stared back for a few seconds before beginning.

“First off, I’d like to welcome private Kaka to the squad. I really hope you’ll enjoy it here, Private. Now, on to the mission briefing…”

“Nubia is a quiet planet of a few billion habitants; recently however there has been a discovery of some not so appropriate pieces of business. As you all probably know, this planet is headquarters to Nubian Star Drives and a few more corporations. The unwanted materials shipped to planets without authorization or later knowledge of these activities by the clients. Their economy is starting to suffer, planetary leaders are threatening war on each other and everyone in the area is just feeling miserable. Now waddya say we go stop these bad boys and restore peace where it belongs.”

Looking in each member’s face, they all seemed quite tired and a little discouraged, all except for Kaka who was bright-eyed and looked like he was itching to get started.

“Everyone stay seated a minute, I may have something that will cheer you up.”

Getting to her feet, she exited the room and came back a minute later with a bottle of corellian ale and nine glasses.

“One glass, then we get ready for departure. Shuttle leaves in an hour and a half, eat breakfast and drink a glass of water with it, it will counter the long-term effects the ale will have on your bodies when the mission begins.”

Filling each glass almost to the brim, she passed them around and drank hers quite quickly./ Setting the empty glass down, she stood, told everyone they were dismissed once their glass was empty and left the room.

She waited outside for Alan to join her took his hand in hers and both left for home to get ready. Opening the door, she requested the “Betty” droid take out two buns and toast them , turning to Alan, she asked him if he could fry four eggs and some sausages as she had an urgent need to use the bathroom and take a shower./ coffee and alcohol could help detoxify your system quite quickly and efficiently.

Eight minutes later, she stepped out of the bathroom refreshed from the quick shower, slipped on her undersuit and headed for the kitchen.

“Go take a shower while I finish up breakfast” she called to Alan as she made her way to the stove and took over the eggs and bacon, flipping them over until the eggs were golden and the bacon was soft but a little crispy. As he left, she buttered the toasted bread and made breakfast sandwiches which she kept warm, made coffee and put two glasses of water on the table with a pitcher of orange juice in the center.  When he came back a few minutes later, breakfast was already on the table. They ate quickly, pieced together their armor and gathered the weapons they would be bringing along on the mission before heading out the door to the hangar where the ship was awaiting .

Hopping onboard, she put away her gear and took a seat, waiting for the rest of the squad to arrive and for the shuttle to finally take off.
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  RE: Challenging Times (Paladin)
February 4, 2009 12:25:01 AM    View the profile of AlanRJ 
Alan had gone to bed early as Lucky had decided to go to the office to catch up on some paperwork.  Alan had volunteered to help out but Lucky must have sensed that he was tired from their last mission and had declined his help.  Sleeping peacefully, Alan started to dream, it was a good dream except for this incessant buzzing noise.  It disturbed his dream, disturbed him to such an extent that he slowly opened his eyes only to discover that it was his datapad alerting him to a new message.

“Go away” he said to the datapad.

Surprisingly the pad answered him with yet another buzz.  Alan groaned and rubbed his face, trying to clear his head as he reached over and grabbed the pad.  He read the message and thought to himself you have got to be kidding me.  It had not been long since the squad had returned and Alan had thought they were going to get at least a few days before being called back to action but a message asking for everyone to report to the briefing room could only mean one thing.

Alan slid out of bed and got dressed quickly, he knew that the squad would get time to get properly ready so he just slung on whatever he could find.  A beeping noise startled him.  Alan looked down and spotted his R2 unit holding a cup in one of its arms.  Alan took the cup and patted the droid, drinking the hot liquid and feeling slightly better as the coffee started to revitalise him.

Entering the briefing room, Alan nodded at Lucky and took a seat.  He wasn’t the first one to arrive nor was he the last.  He spotted a new face amongst the squad and knew that it was Kaka.  He hadn’t met the new Private but he was looking forward to getting to know him and how well he fared under pressure.

Alan listened intently to the squad briefing.  He had never visited Nubia before and was looking forward to seeing what it was like but he sensed the unrest within the squad.  This is too soon after our last mission thought Alan.  However the mood soon brightened when Lucky brought up a bottle of corellian ale.  Now this is my kind of briefing thought Alan as he took a sip from his glass.

Soon the briefing was over and Alan and Lucky headed home to get ready for the mission.  Alan watched as Lucky headed off to take a shower as his Betty droid set about the task of toasting two buns.  Alan started to fry up the eggs and sausages, hoping he didn’t burn them like he usually did.  He was thankful when Lucky returned from her shower and finished off the frying.

Moving into the shower, Alan felt ten times better as the hot water cascaded over his body.  His nose twitched as he could smell the tasty eggs and sausages being fried downstairs.  Alan quickly finished the shower and slung on some clothes before heading down to enjoy the cooked breakfast and several cups of steaming hot coffee.

Once the breakfast was over, Alan grabbed his jet black stormtrooper armour and buckled himself into it.  He then grabbed both of his trusty DL-44 Heavy Blaster Pistols and strapped them to his hips.  They left the house together, leaving Betty to tidy up and clean up the dishes.  Alan was certain he could hear her grumbling but thought it best not to say anything.

They soon arrived at the shuttle and weren’t surprised to find that no-one had arrived as they were early.  They both stashed away their gear and waited for the squad to arrive.

Let’s get this show started thought Alan as he put his hands on his hips, feeling eager now to get the mission underway, his belly full and his blasters on his hips, Lucky beside him, nothing could beat this feeling.
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February 4, 2009 4:52:58 PM    View the profile of Zeshaun 
Zeshaun had fallen asleep with the holonet on and the remote still in his hand. He had already taken a shower that night and was enjoying catching up on the sleep he had missed while he was on Naboo. A violent buzz jolted him awake, he sat up quickly revealing a vibroblade in his hand and in his haste he jumped up from his chair started to go for the light switch but ended up walking into the new cabinet he had installed in his room to keep his ever expanding collection of weapons. mother f... Zeshaun stopped and rubbed his forehead. He felt slowly along the wall until his hand hit the light switch and flipped it on. His room was a total mess. He had been going on missions so often now that he hardly cleaned up his clothes or the dirty dishes. Noticing the mess he started to pick up and sort his clothes onto his bed. About halfway through sorting his clothes he remembered the reason he had woken up. He checked his pocket and found a new message on his data pad. Lucky had asked them to meet her in the meeting room in 25 minutes, he had received the message 20 minutes ago. damn He threw down the clothes that he had in his hand, grabbed some kind of bread from his refrigerator and ran out the door.

He made it to the meeting room just as everyone else was coming in. He tried to wipe the sleep from his eyes before entering the room. Lucky was already standing at the front, data pad in hand. When everyone sat Lucky started to explain the reason for the late night call.

"Nubia is a quiet planet of a few billion habitants; recently however there has been a discovery of some not so appropriate pieces of business." Lucky started.

another mission already? Zeshaun tipped his head back in exhaustion trying o stay awake for the entire briefing. Apparently some kind of business scam had made the whole world unstable and numerous leaders were threatening war. It's too early to be hearing about other people's troubles Zeshaun wiped his eyes again. When Lucky finished she revealed a bottle of Correlian Ale along with nine cups. That got Zeshaun's attention, he waited patiently for Lucky to come around with his cup. He gulped down the ale in a couple of drinks and then returned the glass. He got up to go back to his room and start packing everything that he had barely just unpacked for the new mission.

He opened his door and slipped back into his room. He pressed the button on the coffee machine and threw some toast in the toaster while he grabbed his duffel bag that was still on his bed. He stuffed his guns in the bag and then zipped it up. He had given up packing extra clothes long ago, finding that it was just a waste of space. His toaster dinged signaling that his toast was done. He shuffled into the kitchen, filled a cup of coffee, and started eating his toast. The coffee was helpful in waking him up a bit more and after he had eaten, he started to clean his room again. He cleared his dirty dishes to the sink and made a mental note to clean them first thing when he got back. After tidying things up a bit more he opened up his closet and took out his shock trooper armor and clasped it on. He grabbed his light assault rifle out of his bag and slung the bag over his shoulder before he headed out the door.

He walked through the empty halls until he reached their designated hangar. The shuttle was landed in the middle of the hangar with a few mechanics walking around. He waved to a few that he recognized and then stepped up into the shuttle. He saw Lucky and Alan both already seated waiting for the others to arrive and to take off. Zeshaun nodded to both of them and threw a quick salute before storing his bag away in a compartment and finding a seat. He planted himself in a seat near the door and slumped down and tilted his head back.

Without turning toward Lucky he said, "Saving some planet's economy couldn't have waited till the morning?"

Zeshaun saw Lucky turn toward him out of the corner of his eye. "It's more than just the economy that needs saving you know, if you were listening you would have known that I said that the leaders were threatening war against each other." she huffed

Zeshaun laughed. "I know, I know, I'm just messin' with ya."

Alan turned toward Zeshaun. "I hope you know that when you mess with her, you're messin' with me too." Zeshaun was surprised with the lack of sarcasm in his voice.

"Sorry sir, won't happen again." Zeshaun said not knowing if Alan was serious or not.

"I'm just messin' with ya." Alan said as he turned away from Zeshaun.

Zeshaun smiled and leaned his head back against the window to try and get in a little more sleep before they took off. I can't ever sleep well while I'm flying. Zeshaun thought as he slowly drifted off.
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February 4, 2009 5:20:48 PM    View the profile of Njall 
Njall was having a great sleep that night, still recovering from the shock, fear and excitement of the squad’s last mission.  Suddenly, a shrill buzz came out of nowhere.  Njall rolled out of the bed and snapped into a battle stance, only to realize that his datapad was making the noise.  Njall picked up the pad and saw that there was a message from Lucky, telling him and the rest of the squad to get dressed and hurry to the briefing room.  Njall jumped into his clothes and hurried to the briefing room.

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“One glass, then we get ready for departure. Shuttle leaves in an hour and a half, eat breakfast and drink a glass of water with it, it will counter the long-term effects the ale will have on your bodies when the mission begins.”  Lucky finished with the briefing.

Njall yawned again, knowing that about half of the briefing had not made an impression on him.  He looked around the room once Lucky and Alan left, and saw that the new guy, Kaka, was just about jumping out of his skin, excited about his first mission.  Njall on the other hand, knew that a mission could possibly yield many hardships and dangers that were not seen on first glance of the brief and knew that a mission was not a as glorious as it sounded.  Njall saw Zippy lounging on a chair, and went to join him.

“Hey, you looking forward to the mission?” Njall asked Zippy

“Normally, I’d be on the edge of my seat.” Zippy said, “But I’m to tired for that.”

The other squad members listening to the conversation all agreed to Zippy’s statement.  Njall soon drifted off to sleep again, hoping that an hour and a half would take up long enough time to allow him to finish his interrupted sleep.
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February 5, 2009 6:39:36 AM    View the profile of Kaka 
Kaka woke up to a very "great" morning, the datapad woke him up.

"This is not going well on the first day, i've got to get used to this."

He then reached for his datapad which was still beeping somewhere on his bed. A message from his squad leader instantly sent him into a shock, he rushed out of bed and got changed.

The door leading to the exit of his room opened with a slight "whurrr", as he rushed down to the briefing room he thought, "Why do i get the feeling that we are gona do something stupid today?"

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Kaka was really excited, being excited is one thing, but smiling at every squadmate was really weird. Even though he is really looking forward to his first mission, Kaka just felt a little bit left out and thought again "Well, a piece fresh meat is always cold anyway"

Finding Njall on the seat, nearly on the edge of falling down, he was quietly sleeping. Kaka decided it was best to leave him alone, he then went over to Zippy, who was apparently trying to sleep too. For the third time, Kaka thought to himself again "What in the world is happening? Am i the only one alive?!", in the meantime, he was also focusing on his letter to his dear sister and more imporatantly his mother.

Kaka found himself next to a empty seat, it seemed to him that the squad was a little bit stale. He wasn't much of a drinker, but he slowly let the liquid fill his empty stomach. Within a few minutes, he found himself a little bit dizzy. The others were fine, which wasn't shocking to Kaka as he knew that they were used to it. He drank a few cups of orange juice and ate a piece of toast, the mix of ale, orange juice and toast did not make him feel good, he gave a light whack to his head and wondered into the hanger

Still wondering what type of weapon he will get to hold was troubling Kaka, "what am i gona get? A sniper rifle? Maybe i should ask Zeshaun? I heard he has a cabinet full of weapons, interesting..." Kaka looked at the squad's leader "Luckystar" who was gesturing everyone to come on board.

Luckystar did not look much of a soldier -although the breakfast she whipped up was scrumptious-, "well, im sure she does well in combat or else she would not had ended up being a squad leader"

He slipped into the black armor issued by the squad leader on the previous day and got onto the ship. making use of the hours he had, Kaka took his datapad and started to read an article...
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February 5, 2009 7:25:15 AM    View the profile of AlanRJ 
Alan turned toward Zeshaun. "I hope you know that when you mess with her, you're messin' with me too." Zeshaun was surprised with the lack of sarcasm in his voice.

Alan had been surprised by what he had just said.  He hadn't even thought about it, it had just come out.  He had nearly lost Lucky on their last mission and he was going to make certain that that never happened again.  Maybe I am being too overprotective thought Alan.

"Sorry sir, won't happen again" Zeshaun said not knowing if Alan was serious or not.

Alan looked over at Zeshaun and knew that he had been too harsh with the trooper.  I'd better say something to break the tension thought Alan.

"I'm just messin' with ya." Alan said as he turned away from Zeshaun.

Alan glanced behind him and was happy that Zeshaun was smiling.  He looked over at Lucky who seemed to be reading through a datapad.  I guess she's brushing up on the smaller details of the mission thought Alan.

Glancing around the squad, Alan spotted Kaka who was also reading a datapad.  He wondered how the new trooper would react under pressure.  He was sure that Kaka would do just fine.  He initially thought about going over and talking to him but decided to leave Kaka to his reading.  There will be plenty of time on this mission to get to know him thought Alan.

Moving over to one of the viewports, Alan looked out and watched as the stars streaked past the hull of the ship.  He hated the waiting.  He wished that they were there and in the thick of things.

He felt like pacing up and down the ship until they arrived at their destination.  He forced himself to relax.  Moving over to a row of seats not occupied, Alan lay down along them and breathed deeply.  He knew he wouldn't get any sleep but that didn't matter, all that mattered was that they got there safely and got the mission underway.
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February 7, 2009 9:09:16 PM    View the profile of Zeshaun 
Zeshaun woke when the shuttle jolted, signaling the shuttle entering the atmosphere. looks like I slept through that whole trip Zeshaun sat up, rubbed his eyes and quickly scanned the shuttle. All the paladin's were all up, most of them just waking up. He peered out the shuttle window and saw a large city surrounded by vast fields and huge mountain ranges on one side and a light blue ocean on the other. Even though they were several hundred miles away from the city Zeshaun could see a few small air buses in between the buildings. those things must be huge! Zeshaun thought excitedly. The shuttle got steadily closer to the space port that was in the center of the city, the command tower, over looked all the other buildings in the city. It took the shuttle only a few more minutes before it had started to pull into it's designated spot in the space port.

this planet sure doesn't look to be in any economical crisis Zeshaun thought surveying the city from his high position at the spaceport. The city streets were bustling with people going and coming from work and even more of them making their ways to casinos, theaters, and other buildings of entertainment. A human man dressed in a suit flanked by guards came out to greet them. Zeshaun could see out into the vast fields and was surprised to find that he couldn't see another large city anywhere, only small settlements and mountains.

"My friends, we're glad to have you in our city." The nicely dressed man said with a large smile.

Zeshaun put his helmet on and turned toward the man waiting for a reply from either Alan or Lucky. Lucky stepped forward.

"We're here to help you with your economical problem." Lucky said.

The smile loosened on the man's face. "You're not here to help us fight the other cities?" he asked longingly.

Lucky just shook her head. The man's smile turned into a frown but he remained polite.

"Please follow me."

The man turned on his heels and started walking toward a door leading out from the landing pad. The squad followed quickly following the man through the spaceport and out into a long hallway crossing over the main street down below. The halls led to an office building, from the looks of the furniture, amount of guards and expensive looking decorations it was the office of someone very important. The man in the suit stopped, opened a door and ushered them inside.

A fat man, wearing a workers uniform and a military officers cap turned around from the window that he had been staring out of. He gestured for the squad to take a seat. 9 seats had been arranged around the man's desk. he was obviously expecting us Zeshaun thought taking a seat next to Requiem and Alan.

"Thank you for coming to our city in our time of need." the man said as he seated himself in his ridiculously over-sized chair.

"I already explained to the other guy that we're not here to fight a war, we're here to stop one." Lucky said.

The fat man held up his hand, keeping Lucky from saying any further. "I understand that your mission is to prevent this war but it is inevitable, I am President of the Nubian Star Drives, Inc. Zarr Ackdar, most call me President."

Lucky just nodded and listened on.

"The PharmCorp. is suspected in this heist of our clients merchandise, they are out main competition for business on the planet."

Lucky cut in. "They've never interfered with your business ever before, what makes you think it's them."

President Ackdar snorted. "They've been planning it for years, they're the ones who killed President Orlo, my predecessor, a couple of months ago."

The squad gave each other speculating looks, this guy came in power just a couple months ago, and now he wants to wage war. Zeshaun found it hard to believe that some how this President Ackdar was up to no good. Lucky suddenly got up from her seat, the president glared at her.

"Please take a seat." President Ackdar motioned at her seat.

"No thank you, we'll be in touch." Lucky motioned for the squad to follow her out the door.

They all got up and filed out of the room and back to the space port. From there they took an elevator down to the main street and entered the steady stream of people walking up and down the street. Their stormtrooper armor kept people away, giving them a little bubble of space as they walked.

"I didn't like that president." Alan commented.

"Anyone else find it strange that the old president died just around the time that the shipments started to disappear." scoffed Requiem.

The rest of the squad basically had the same feeling about the new president. this guy sounds like a crazy guy Zeshaun thought thinking back to the comment he had made about how war was inevitable. Lucky suggested that they find a kind of transportation and make some kind of plan to find out more about the situation and see if they can get a different story from the PharmCorp. They walked a short distance until they found an airbus stopped at one of it's routes through the city. They hopped on and Zeshaun was instantly amazed at the capacity of the bus. It had at least 4 dozen people in it all seated comfortable. they need to get some of these in Tadath

The bus brought them to another, larger station where it seemed a bus was preparing to take a trip across the ocean to the only other land mass on the planet. Luckily the headquarters for the Nubian Star Drives, Inc. was on the coast and they wouldn't have to take a trip across the large land mass. As the squad stepped up to the counter to buy tickets Zeshaun oticed a group of armored men making theirway through the crowd toward the paladin's and they didn't look too friendly.

"Lucky, looks like we've got company."
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February 8, 2009 8:39:53 AM    View the profile of AlanRJ 
"Lucky, looks like we've got company” said Zeshaun.

Alan glanced round to see who it was that was approaching them.  True enough, he spotted a group of well armoured men approaching them.  Alan looked around at the crowd and did not like the odds that this wasn’t going to end up with civilian casualties.

“Lucky, we need to move somewhere quieter, otherwise there’s going to be civilian casualties” commented Alan.

“Agreed” replied Lucky as she had been thinking the same thing.  “Fall back”.

The squad glanced over at Lucky, some with a surprised look on their faces.

“We can take them” said Kaka.

“I have no doubt of that” replied Lucky, “but not before civilians got injured”.

“Come on kid” said Requiem, “Lucky knows what she’s doing” said Requiem.

The squad started moving away from the ticket counter.  Alan glanced behind him and noticed that the group of men were following them.  Well they are definitely coming for us thought Alan.

The squad moved through the spaceport and started to find the civilian throng start to thin out.  Soon they were in the parts of the spaceport that few frequented.  Derelict ships lay strewn about, either for repair or for disassembly.

“Right, let’s find out what these guys want” said Lucky, “fan out”.

The squad didn’t need to be told twice as they started forming a spaced out line so that they didn’t present themselves with a single target.  Alan watched as the group of men followed their lead and dispersed.  Wearing long coats, they pulled their coats back to reveal long and rather ominous looking weapons.

“What the hell are those things?” asked Kaka.

“Trouble” replied Zeshaun.

“You recognise them?” queried Alan.

“Yeah, they are the A-280 Armour-Piercing Heavy Blaster Rifles, able to cut through our armour like they didn’t exist” replied Zeshaun.

“Oh great” commented Njall.

“Let’s make sure we don’t get hit” said Lucky.

Well this is going to be fun thought Alan, mere seconds before the men opened fire on them.
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February 9, 2009 8:03:40 AM    View the profile of Kaka 
“Yeah, they are the A-280 Armour-Piercing Heavy Blaster Rifles, able to cut through our armour like they didn’t exist” replied Zeshaun.

“Oh great” commented Njall.

“Let’s make sure we don’t get hit” said Lucky.

Well this is going to be fun thought Alan, mere seconds before the men opened fire on them.

Tons of firing can be heard everywhere, with the 360 degree paranomic view installed into the squad's helmet the squad could time their firing right. This made a deadly squad, dealier.

"Zeshaun, what did you say again? Armour piercing?" Kaka was getting really excited, it was his very first real scenario in the battlefield, even the simulator did not match the real... A round came through the steel wall, barely missing Kaka's head.

Njall saw what happened and spoke through the comlink "Wow, a team of snipers that have a firing rate of a rifle, whats next?"

Lucky pointed at the guy who was covering his friends, "Take that guy out."

Zeshuan was crouching behind a steel sheet, he was in the best position to flank the armoured fools. Seeing the oppurtunity, Lucky ordered "Zeshuan, backstab them. The rest, advance while covering fire, make sure you dont aim your fellow squadmate."

Zippy focused on preventing a backstab for the squad, just then he noticed a few moving figures. His helmet immediately shifted to thermal mode, "five... six... Madam, we got a few more behind us"

"Back to back people!" Lucky ordered, Zeshuan was busy killing the armoured men with their own weapons. Being a quick thinker, Alan fired a shot at the terminal, preventing more armoured men from pouring through the door.

Well, for Kaka, its a entirely different story, deaths meant nothing to him anymore but the reality of it stunned him. Just then, Alan commed him, "Come on Private, fire!" A sense of belonging to the group made Kaka feel it was right... the feeling to kill.

~~~

Alan kicked the dead men on the floor, "Remind me to study more onto weapons next time." Zeshuan replied "Sure thing sir."

Kaka grabbed a person who was still alive in the pile of lifeless bodies. He made him kneel down by kicking his knee.

"Im sure you have something to say."Kaka pointed his rifle at the man's head while removing his helmet.

"Look, i have nothing to do with this", the man was panting and panting, so much for that strong look, "We were ordered to take out storm troopers in black. They said something about you guys speciallizing in assassination missions."

Lucky took a long look at the man, "Mercenary." Lucky got cut off suddenly, it was obvious she was communicating with HQ.

"Who sent you?" Njall demanded.
"I cannot reveal." The man replied with a strong force.
"Oh, im sure you can reveal the answer to my friend's rifle, can you?" Njall pointed at Kaka's rifle, "He has been itching to get his first kill from the start. So if you dont want to feel hot laser melting your brains, you better start speaking."

"Pharm Corp, please dont kill me. I got four mouths to feed."The man pleaded. Lucky looked at Alan and said"Restrain him, orders from headquaters."

~~~

Zippy looked out into the vast ocean, Lucky commed the squad "Lets move, i still got the tickets!"
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February 12, 2009 10:36:17 AM    View the profile of Luckystar 
With the tickets still in hand, she walked over to a bus that had just stopped not far from where the short firefight had ensued. The doors hissed open and the driver looked at them, his face expressionless. Handing the tickets to him, she moved into the bus and took a seat, every one of her senses on high alert. As everyone got seated and the bus slowly moved away, she had a bad feeling about this ride.

looking at Alan, she voiced her concern and he nodded, he seemed to also sense something was up. Everyone remained silent as the bus kept on moving and stopped at another sttaion.

­"My friends, this is where you get off" the driver said, standing up.

Lucky copied him and let her hand fall by her side, ready to grab her blaster pistol should the need arise.

"Seems the ride is over guys, let's get moving."

She got off the bus and stood on the station platform, her eyes never leaving the driver as he stared, when the last of the squad had stepped off, he gave them a funny look, shut the door and sped away.

"I don't like this..." Zeshaun said from behind her.
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February 12, 2009 5:36:50 PM    View the profile of AlanRJ 
"I don't like this..." Zeshaun said from behind Lucky.

Alan glanced over at Zeshaun and said “I don’t like it either.  Keep your eyes peeled for trouble.

The squad started to advance slowly though the street.  They had wanted to take the bus to PharmCorp to get some answers but the driver had instead taken them to a deserted part of the city.  It smelt like a trap and Alan knew that if it smelt like a trap, chances were it was a trap.

“Welcome” said a voice.

The squad glanced around and spotted a tall man wearing a crisp suit.  Alan had no idea how the man had appeared so quietly and it disturbed him that such a man could approach a squad of well trained stormtroopers without attracting their attention.  The man’s image flickered slightly and Alan soon realised that he was a projection.  Where is he projecting from pondered Alan.

“Who are you?” asked Lucky.

“Let’s just say that I am a representative from PharmCorp and I am giving you a friendly piece of advice.  Leave this planet” replied the man.

“Not until we get to the bottom of this” replied Lucky, “We spoke to President Ackdar and he told us you are trying to take over his business and that you assassinated the previous president”.

The man snorted and replied “I wouldn’t listen to a word that power hungry president says.  This world does not need the likes of you causing trouble.  We can deal with President Ackdar.  Now leave, this is your only warning”.

“We don’t take kindly to warnings” stated Lucky.

Alan could sense the squad getting anxious.  He too felt it, his hands on his blasters.  He knew that trouble was just around the corner.  He didn’t know how but he could just sense it and he could tell that the rest of the squad could sense it also.

“No, I didn’t think you did” replied the man, “perhaps this will change your mind”.

The image of the man fizzled and died.  Four armed men suddenly dropped from the skies and landed directly in front of the squad.

“Oh great, they’re wearing jetpacks” commented Njall.

“How come we don’t have jetpacks” stated Zeshaun.

The men opened fire on the squad and Lucky quickly waved the squad to take cover and disperse.  The squad needed no further orders as they quickly fanned out.  Alan, both blasters in his hands immediately let loose a volley of blaster bolts towards the nearest soldier.  He immediately leapt up in the air and the bolts missed.  Damn these guys are good thought Alan.

“Damn it I can’t hit anything” shouted Kaka, “they keep flying off when I try to shoot them”.

“I suggest, shooting quicker then” called out Requiem.

“Where did they go?” asked Zippy.

Alan scanned the skyline.  He knew they were there somewhere and he knew their next stage of attack would be soon, he just didn’t know when.

“There” called out Lucky as she pointed.

Oh hell, here we go again thought Alan as he targeted the flying enemies.
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February 12, 2009 8:03:25 PM    View the profile of Njall 
There” called out Lucky as she pointed.

The squad dived for cover as their attackers swooped down upon them, blaster fire wildly raking the ground. 

“Everyone target that one over there!” Lucky yelled into her helmet comlink, “If we concentrate our fire we will be more likely to hit one of them!”

Everyone targeted the man that lucky had pointed out. 

“FIRE!!!” Lucky ordered,

Everyone opened fire, but the man quickly proceeded to dodge every single one of the blaster bolts.  As the fliers swooped overhead again, another round was fired to the same result. 

“OK, that’s it!” Alan yelled

Alan took out a thermal detonator and threw it with all his might.  This time, the flier didn’t see the attack coming and couldn’t dodge the detonator in time. 

“Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!”

The squad heard the man screaming as he flew into the far distance, losing control of the jetpack while trying to get the detonator off.  As the squad dived for cover in preparation for a retaliations attack by the remaining men, they looked off into the distance and saw a large explosion in the sky.  The short burst of triumph felt by the squad was shattered as the remaining men tried to stage another attack. 

“That thing with the detonator may have worked once” Zeshaun said into the comm., “But how are we going to take out the rest of them?”

As hard as the squad tried to multitask, it’s sort of hard to think of an ingenious plan while being fired upon by multiple flying adversaries. 

“I guess we’ll just have to wait for them to run out of ammunition or fuel” Kaka said

Under the circumstances, this was defiantly the best option for the Paladins.  Sitting in a ditch, with the only goal being to stay alive.
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February 13, 2009 1:54:08 AM    View the profile of AlanRJ 
Alan couldn't believe his eyes when his well placed throw took out one of the enemy whilst flying his jetpack.  If only the rest of them could go that easy thought Alan.

“That thing with the detonator may have worked once” Zeshaun said into the comm., “But how are we going to take out the rest of them?”

“I guess we’ll just have to wait for them to run out of ammunition or fuel” Kaka said.

Alan nodded, he wished that they could take out the rest of the flying enemies but they had the clear advantage over the squad and it was not tactically viable to try to finish them off whilst they still had their jetpacks on.  Lucky knew this also as she led the squad quickly into a ditch.

Alan could hear them circling overhead.  The whine of their engines was sending a chill through him.  The enemy fired repeatedly at the ground but could not get a fix on the squad.  This is going to work thought Alan, wondering how much fuel the jetpacks had left.

"Grenade!" exclaimed Zippy.

Alan whirled his head around, his eyes widened as he realised the enemy had started throwing grenades at them.  One of them had landed directly in the ditch.  Some of the squad had already clambered out of the ditch and Alan was quickly after them.  The grenade exploded, Alan was caught up in the tail end of the explosion and was thrown to the ground.

"You alright?" asked Lucky as Alan looked up and saw her leaning down, her hand outstretched.

"Yeah, I'm fine" replied Alan as he took her hand and let her help him up.

"Well this is great" commented Njall, "now what do we do?"

Alan glanced over at Lucky.

"We fight" said Lucky.
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February 16, 2009 7:10:49 PM    View the profile of Zeshaun 
The Jet troopers were constantly flying in and out of Zeshaun's field of vision, never staying in one place long enough for him to line up an accurate shot. The whole squad had spread pretty sparsly so that they would not be large targets for their rockets and grenades that the jet troopers happened to be carrying. Don't want to be on the receiving end of one of those. Zeshaun got up and brushed himself off after diving to the ground to avoid a wrist rocket shot in his direction.

"Who's got an idea." Idea said in between breaths.

"I got one..." Zippy piped up.

After 5 long minutes of dodging and setting up their trap Zeshaun waited patiently at his position. this better work Zeshaun held tight to his end of a grappling hook. He looked up at the lamp post that it had been wrapped around and unless he really looked for it it was nearly impossible to see. Zippy and Zeshaun held two end of the grappling hook waiting for the rest of the squad to lure one of them in. He kept his eyes open and his ears alert. The sound of a jet pack got closer and Zeshaun tightened his grip on the string, at that moment Lucky, and Alan both came dashing around the corner of a building the jet trooper flew right behind them 20 feet in the air. Zeshaun gave a quick nod to Zippy, as Alan and Lucky ran past both of them pulled hard on the string making it tight and stretching across the road. The jet trooper unknowingly flew right into the string and was clothes lined. He fell down and landed hard on his back, destroying the jet pack and probably breaking his back.

"Yes." Zeshaun pumped his fist and ran out to the fallen jet trooper.

He pulled of the troopers helmet and shot a couple shots into the troopers face and then took his own helmet off, quickly wiped sweat from his forehead, gave a wide grin to Zippy and put it back on. Zeshaun could hear the sound of another jet pack coming their way. The two of them, now reinforced by both Lucky and Alan waited again in the dark for the jet trooper to arrive. Requiem and Njall came running around the corner this time but with two jet troopers following them. uh oh Zeshaun swallowed.

The two troopers approached, Zippy and Zeshaun pulled on the string again and waited for the troopers to fly into the string again. Unfortunately they weren't so lucky this time. Both of the jet troopers were flying too high to be affected by the string but one of their feet was caught tripping him up. The jet troopers stopped mid air and turned toward where Zippy and Zeshaun were hiding on either side of the street. oh crap. Zeshaun ducked into one of the side doors of the buildings with Alan narrowly avoiding getting hit by a rocket. guess we're not gonna be able to pull this trick off again either.

"Well we got one." Zippy said half-heartedly, obviously dissapointed with the failure of his plan.

"Don't worry we got one and that makes it that much easier." Alan said supporting him.

"Either way we still have two of 'em here wanting to blow our asses of the face of this planet." Requiem said through gritted teeth.

The squad quickly regrouped as the jet troopers made a wide turn to come back toward them. Lucky lead the way into one of the alleys and through a door to a fairly large room inside of a building, it was empty except for some torn furniture and a small refrigerator. Lucky took cover behind a couch along with ZIppy.

"What are you guys doing, we're inside there's nothing to hide fro-"

Requiem was cut off midsentence as an explosion rocked the room and the windows and walls caved in. A jet trooper appeared reloading his wrist rocket launcher. these guys aren't playing around Zeshaun picked himself up and quickly took cover behind a small armchair.

"Everyone okay?" Lucky called.

Everyone grumbled all of them quickly taking cover from another possible attack from the jet troopers.

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this marks my return from leave, doctor said that i'm probably okay now but gotta still take it a little easy,
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February 17, 2009 2:56:14 AM    View the profile of AlanRJ 
"Everyone okay?" Lucky called.

Everyone grumbled all of them quickly taking cover from another possible attack from the jet troopers.

"Wait a minute" said Alan as he glanced around the squad, suddenly realising that they were one person short.  "Where's Kaka?"

The squad seemed surprised by the question and even more surprised when after looking through their ranks, they too could not see him.

"Over here" called out Kaka.

Alan glanced over and spotted Kaka who was emerging from a smaller room.  His armour was coated with a layer of dust and Alan had to assume that that room had taken a pounding also.

"You have to see this" said Kaka.

The squad crawled through the debris and into the other room.  It too had been demolished with large parts of the walls strewn across the floor.  Then Alan noticed what Kaka had been talking about.  Littered across the floor were several jetpacks, probably the same ones as was being used by their attackers.

"I don't see what use these are" commented Njall, "they look broken to me".

"Not all of them" called out Requiem, who had immediately began looking through them to see if there were any that was still in working order.

"Well let's use it to kick their asses for a change" exclaimed Zippy.

"I volunteer for that" chimed in Zeshaun.

Alan shook his head.  He didn't need to have Zeshaun's helmet off to know that he was grinning from ear to ear and practically hopping up and down on the spot to get strapped into the jetpack.

"No" called out Lucky, "you were not around in Paladin when we used these.  I have more time flying these than you do.  I'll go".

Alan didn't like the sound of that at all and added "wait a second, I have just as much fly time in those things as you do and besides which, you are more important to the squad.  It should be me that goes".

"True, but I've been itching to get into one of those things ever since Paladin stopped using them.  I'll be fine" replied Lucky.

"You'd better be" warned Alan as he watched her strap on the jetpack.  He swore that he would make sure he would protect her especially after their last mission and now here she was again, going somewhere where he couldn't protect her.

Lucky nodded to him as she finished buckling herself in.  Alan watched as she activated the jetpack.  Her body flew high in the air.  The only thing he could make out was the plume of smoke coming from the jetpack as it soared high.

"Let's give her some assistance" said Alan as he waved the squad out of the remains of the building.  Be safe Lucky he thought as he got ready for the jetpackers to return.
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February 17, 2009 4:58:14 AM    View the profile of Kaka 
"Let's give her some assistance" said Alan as he waved the squad out of the remains of the building.  Be safe Lucky he thought as he got ready for the jetpackers to return.

The squad was getting out of the building, constantly looking around them for anymore backups. Suddenly a loud sound came from behind the squad, "Holy s***, we got man down, repeat MAN DOWN."

Kaka fell down and was not moving or responding. The blast in the other room, his armour protected the outside of his body, not the inside... This can only mean one thing, he was bleeding inside is body.

"Zeshaun, Zippy and Njall, on me. Reqiuem, keep him alive. We need to get to Lucky, losing one person is enough. Lets move on."

Few pieces of the building fell down, another rocket has been fired. Alan knew one thing, Lucky was in danger.

~~~

Lucky was on a one on one battle with the last enemy, it was not going too well. A beeping sound came from within the helmet, something was wrong. Kaka's vitals were not good, a few blaster shots could be heard coming. "Holy s***, we got man down, repeat MAN DOWN." Lucky could not make out who was saying that, but she immediately headed for cover.

"Lucky to Alan, do you read me?"
"I read you loud and clear, im heading over to you now."
"Alright, cover me and don't ask why"
"Roger that, moving."

"Concentrate fire!" Alan pointed at the last man, "Lucky's up to something, don't hit her."

While the enemy was busy dodging the blaster fire, Alan saw a black armoured personal grabbing the enemy. "CEASE FIRE." ordered Alan as the men lowered their rifles.

Lucky was trying to dismantle the jetpack from the enemy, suddenly a figure dropped and followed with a loud thud on the ground.

~~~

"This is Paladin, requesting MedEvac."
"Roger that Paladin, Duck-150 heading to your area."
"Paladin out"

The humming sound from the larty(LAAT) came out from somewhere in the clear skies. A few combat medics rushed out to carry Kaka into the larty, "We got a blast injury here" one of the medics said, "prepare for bacta soaking over".

The squad looked at the larty as it disappeared from the skies. "A new recruit getting hit. Not good news but this will help to remind ourselves that we need to remain more focused. Lets move on" said Lucky as they prepared for a inflitration on the PharmCorp.

"ok, this is what we're gona do. They dont know we're done with their mecerneries." said Lucky as the squad began to soak in information from her, "We are going from underground lift and we are gona go into stealth mode."

Lucky took out her prowler droid and took a close look at it as the rest of the squad headed for the lift.

"Lucky, aren't you coming?" said Alan with a reassuring voice.
"Yea, im catching up." said Lucky who put the prowler droid back to where it was.

The lift door closed, "Jetpacks were enough, lets hope we do not run into anything else." said Njall as he checked the charge on his rifle.

With a loud sound, the lift door open. "Our main objective is to find out what PharmCorp is hiding and to have a private talk with the boss, lets move."
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February 17, 2009 7:10:18 PM    View the profile of Njall 
"Our main objective is to find out what PharmCorp is hiding and to have a private talk with the boss, lets move."  Lucky ordered

The squad moved slowly and cautiously into the hallway of the PharmCorp building, keeping a lookout for any more mercenaries.  They hadn’t gone to far when they heard a voice coming from a nearby room.  A voice that was ominous and……. familiar.  They heard part of what he was saying waft down the hallway.

“Maybe this will change your mind.”

Suddenly, a blaster shot sounded from the outside, and there was a scream from outside the building.  The squad ran into an empty room and peeked outside.  There, they saw the dead body of two men, both wearing the uniform of Nubian Star Drives.  One of the men was gripping a blaster. 

“I remember that voice.”  Requiem remarked, “That was the man in the holo that warned us to stay away.  Maybe he’s around here and can give us some answers.”

The squad didn’t have to go that far.  Njall looked into the room two doors down and motioned the squad over.

“Look, there he is!” Njall said

“Alright, in case this goes wrong I want us to split up” Lucky said, “I will go in with Njall, Zeshaun and Zippy.  Alan, you will take Requiem and Kaka and hide in the next room, we will send for help if we need it”
Njall could tell that Alan wanted to object, but he went along with the plan.  Once Alan’s group was out of sight, Lucky motioned for her group to move. The four of them ran into the room and quickly surrounded the man.  It was the same one from the holo all right.  The squad however, failed to notice the man press a button built into the desk.

“We have some questions for you, and if you don’t want to get hurt it would be in your best interests to answer them” Lucky said, in a forceful tone

“I think you’ll be the ones hurting after this” the man said with a sneer, as he motioned towards the doorway

Ten cloaked men stood there, gripping their blasters tightly. 

I think the would be a good time for help Njall thought, but before he could say anything, he heard Lucky send the help signal, it barely being sent before the cloaked men closed in.
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February 18, 2009 1:25:55 PM    View the profile of AlanRJ 
Alan led his group into the adjoining room.  He wasn’t happy with the plan that Lucky had devised but he knew that orders were orders.  Let’s hope nothing goes wrong thought Alan as he waited in the adjoining room.  His com blinked and Alan knew that it was the signal that assistance was needed urgently.  Damn thought Alan as hr grabbed both his blasters from their holsters.

“Move, move, move!” shouted Alan to the rest of his group.

He didn’t even wait to see if they knew or comprehended the urgency of his orders but he was reassured when he could hear their footsteps behind him.  Ahead of him he could see Lucky and the rest of the squad being escorted by cloaked figures.

Several of the cloaked figures turned around and opened fire on Alan and his group.  Alan never even slowed down his advance as his sights were set solely on Lucky.  His blasters fired repeatedly.

His first volley of bolts slammed one of the cloaked figures against the wall.  Another set of bolts sent the other figure flying, his face a bloody mess.  Alan saw bolts flying past him from behind and knew that his group had also opened fire on the cloaked figures.

With the figures starting to thin out, Lucky and her group joined into the fight.  Alan watched as Lucky slammed a fist into one of the figures, dropping him instantly.  Picking up his blaster, she started firing at the remainder of the cloaked figures.  Soon the fight was over and Alan was relieved to see that either Lucky or the rest of her group had been injured.

“Who were those guys?” asked Alan as he holstered his weapons.

“Beats me” replied Zeshaun as he leaned down to one of them to pull back the cloak.

Alan and the rest of the squad looked on with interest as Zeshaun peeled back the cloak of one of the men.

“You have got to be kidding me” said Zippy as the man was revealed.
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February 19, 2009 4:52:26 PM    View the profile of Zeshaun 
Zeshaun left one finger on the trigger of his blaster as he pulled off the hood on the cloaked figure. The light revealed a furry wolf like head easily identifiable as a bothan. what the hell are these things doing here? Zeshaun wondered. He kicked the weapon away from the dead bothan's hands, just to be safe, revealing the weapon as one of the bothan's signature weapons, the incinerator.

"Good thing none of us got hit." Alan said nervously.

Zeshaun nodded, the squad went around the room uncloaking the other dead bodies revealing 7 bothan's and the one guy that Alan had blasted the face off of, most likely a bothan as well. The only guy that they failed to kill was the man from the hologram. There was only one way out, other than the way they had come in Looks like he ran that way Zeshaun got up from his knees, kicked the body one more time and rejoined the squad by the door.

"Looks like we'll have to catch that guy if we want our questions answered." Lucky said, "We'll search through the building, we shouldn't split up, we don't know how many more bothans are around and you don't want to go up against one of them alone."

The squad nodded and followed her don the hallway. It was lit very brightly and the pure white walls made it seem even brighter. Even with the light adjustment on the helmets Zeshaun still have to squint a little from he bright light. when would you ever need to have lights this bright Zeshaun thought making his way down the hall. It was surprisingly long and without a single window or door, he wasn't sure how far up or down they were going. As they walked Zeshaun noticed that the hallway was full of little security cameras, and they moved following the squads advancement they're not looking to be discreet Zeshaun thought, the cameras were as big as a blaster and were black, making them pop out from the white walls.

"Is anyone else getting freaked out by this white hallway." Kaka asked.

Everyone laughed nervously, after such a bold attempt to kill them in the room before, the peace and serenity of the hallway was making everyone jumpy. Is it just me or is it getting hot in here Zeshaun could feel his sweat building on his forehead but was afraid to take his helmet off. He looked around and saw that his squadmates were also starting to show signs of over heating.

"Anyone got any water?" Njall asked.

"Screw water, how bought some whisky?" Alan said.

The squad laughed nervously again, something's not right Zeshaun finally took off his helmet and wiped his forehead and quickly put it back on. He put his hand on his assault rifle feeling a slight sign of fear in his gut. A sudden blue image appeared of a hutt, middle age by the looks of it. Zeshaun almost emptied a whole round of bullets before he realized that it was a hologram or a large hutt.

"Hello, I'm Pratt, the owner of PharmCorp, I see you didn't listen to my customer service agent." the hutt said

"Well they didn't do a very good job at welcoming us." Lucky said through gritted teeth.

By now the room was recognizably hotter, and Zeshaun was sweating buckets in his armor.

"Since you didn't want to listen to his warning I guess you'll just have to suffer, this hallway will heat up until you all die from dehydration and exhaustion." the image of the hutt fizzled and then dissappeared.

The squad stood stunned for a moment, then quickly started talking all at once. Lucky silence all of them and then brought them together in a little pow-wow. They decided to search the hallway for some way out, there had to be an air vent or door.

The squad moved down the hall at a quicker pace, searching for a way out from the white oven.

"Over here!" Zippy yelled.

Zippy stood next to a blank wall. The squad formed up around him and just stared blankly at the space he was pointing to. They all gave Zippy scrutinizing looks.

"I think the heats gotten to your head." Zeshaun said.

Zippy just shook his head, he revealed a thermal detonator and placed it on the door and started to run. The rest of the squad quickly dispersed and got as far away as they could before the detonator went off. After clearing the smoke, Zeshaun peered into a whole in the wall that lead downards down a less lighted hall lined with doors and more hallways.

"I guess the heat wasn't getting to your head." Zeshaun murmured as the squad stepped out of the heated hallway and into the darker hall.
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February 19, 2009 5:22:33 PM    View the profile of AlanRJ 
Alan rarely took off his helmet but as soon as the squad emerged into the dark hallway he removed it instantly, sweat dripping down his forehead.  He breathed deeply and let the cool air cascade over his face.

“Whew, that was close” said Alan.

“Why did no one tell us that a Hutt was in charge of PharmCorp” stated Njall.

“Does it really matter who is in charge?” queried Zeshaun.

“Zeshaun’s right” interrupted Lucky, “however the Hutt’s are not known to be so adversarial”.

“Yeah, well someone try telling him that” said Requiem, “jetpack soldiers, bothan’s with incinerator weapons, this Hutt seems fairly adversarial to me”.

“We’re missing something” said Alan, “this just doesn’t add up”.

“Um, guys” called out Zippy.

“Not now” replied Lucky, deep in thought, trying to piece together the puzzle.

“I really think you should see this” stressed Zippy.

Alan sighed and moved over to Zippy, leaving Lucky to ponder over their current predicament.

“Holy shit!” exclaimed Alan.

“What is it?” asked Lucky.

“Well, as Zippy said, you really need to see this” said Alan.

Lucky and the rest of the squad joined Alan and Zippy.  There, they looked through a window, looking down at the lower levels of the PharmCorp building.  What they saw did not make them feel any better.

“This Hutt has enough firepower down there to take out any competition he desires” said Zeshaun.

“Well this certainly puts a whole different perspective on a hostile takeover” said Njall.

Alan glanced over at Lucky and said “so, what’s the plan”/

“We have to stop this Hutt one way or another.  He has a substantial army already down there but if someone doesn’t stop him soon then he will keep amassing to his army until he cannot be stopped by anyone” said Lucky.

Alan slipped his helmet on and grabbed both his blasters in his hands.  Looking around the rest of the squad he said “you heard her, we’re going to war with the Hutt”.
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February 19, 2009 5:49:46 PM    View the profile of Zeshaun 
Zeshaun stared out the window not quite hearing what Alan had said before and was almost left behind as the squad departed to try and put a stop to the hutt's plans. Zeshaun jogged to catch up with the rest of the squad. He placed his rifle in his hands and followed Zippy who was at the back of the column. Lucky lead them deeper into the building passing hundreds of doors and windows, most of the windows showed different angles of the large compilation of mercenaries, local soldiers, and weapons that was in the huge room.

"Where are we going exactly..." Zeshaun piped up from the back.

Alan turned his head "to stop the hutt."

Zeshaun rolled his eyes and just followed the group through the hallways. As he walked he kept hearing footsteps behind him but every time he looked back he saw nothing, no matter how discreet he was he could never catch who or whatever was behind them.

"Guys I think we're being followed by something." Zeshaun said through the comm so that what ever was following them wouldn't hear.

"Okay, everyone keep a sharp lookout." Lucky ordered.

They continued through the halls until they reached a large room, empty except for a few boxes and a small personal carrier with the pilot still sitting, smoking a death stick.

Lucky motioned for everyone to quickly fall back before the pilot noticed them. Alan quickly moved to the front and aimed very carefully with his rifle, it wasn't his usual sniper rifle, but Alan was good enough to take the pilot out in one shot. The shot rang out through the room and the pilot slumped over the controls, blood seeping out of a hole in the side of his head.

The paladin's quickly ran into the room searching for any other threats before they relaxed and started to make their way over to the personal carrier. As he approached the carrier Zeshaun heard the same noise that he had been hearing through out the halls, he turned around quickly bringing his rifle up but saw nothing. The sound came again but this time it was above him. what the hell Zeshaun looked up and was met with the glowing eyes of a magna guard falling from the ceiling, preparing to spear Zeshaun.

Zeshaun quickly dove and rolled away from the guard, the spear pierced the concrete floor where Zeshaun had been standing and now a large magna guard was standing in the middle of the room. Another one dropped in from the ceiling and landed gracefully next to the first. jet troopers, bothans and now this? Zeshaun fell back to the cover of a box. The first magna guard put it's spear away and both revealed blasters in both hands.

"Try to take out one at a time, we can't fight both of them at once but maybe we can take them out if we all gang up on one" Lucky shouted.

Zeshaun popped up from behind his box and snapped off a couple of shots in the droids general direction. He heard at least one shot hit, Zeshaun stuck his head out to see the extent of the damage he caused but only saw the guard aiming their blasters toward his cover.oh shit Zeshaun got up and ran as the boxes he was hiding behind exploded in a shower of splinters. there's no way those are normal blasters Zeshaun saw the rest of the squad frantically running for cover as the magna guards wrecked havoc on anything they hid behind. we're in one hell of a mixup
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Alan cursed silently in his helmet as he dove for cover as a nearby crate exploded.  What the hell kind of weapon is that thought Alan as he fired off a volley of shots.  The shots impacting on the magna guard’s body seemingly causing no damage.  That’s not good pondered Alan as he watched his well placed shots doing nothing apart from irritating the magna guard.

“Is it just me or are we not even scratching their body” called out Njall.

“New strategy” chimed Lucky through the com, “our weapons seem to be having no effect on them.  Take out their weapons, I’m sure a few well placed shots will destroy their blasters and then we can figure out a way to put a stop to them without having to worry about getting our asses blown off”.

“I like that plan” said Zeshaun, “besides which, I like my ass”.

“I like Lucky’s ass better” said Alan, laughing.  Zeshaun chuckled over the com,

“Can we get back to shooting the bad guys” interrupted Requiem.

Alan looked over at Zeshaun and pointed at one of the magna guards.  He signalled for Zeshaun to move right and for him to go left.  Zeshaun nodded and skirted round to the right of the droid.  Alan glanced back and saw that Lucky had taken some of the squad to tackle the other magna guard.

Alan popped up from his position and immediately started firing at the magna guard.  His shots concentrating on the guard’s blaster hoping to destroy it.  The guard whirled round and immediately got a lock on Alan.  Oh hell thought Alan as he dived down, pieces of wood flying around him as the crate he was hiding behind exploded.

Zeshaun joined in the fray when the magna guard fired on Alan.  The magna guard whirled round and started to zero in on Zeshaun.  Alan popped his head up to find that he was no longer being targeted and opened fire.  Several of his shots hit the blaster and Alan was starting to think that the plan was not going to work.

The droid targeted Zeshaun and Zeshaun immediately hit the deck.  The droid pressed the trigger of his blaster and nothing happened.  Zeshaun looked up and opened fire.  Several shots later and the blaster exploded.  Alan looked over at Lucky’s group and saw that they too had experienced success.

“Hey droid” called out Zeshaun, “what are you going to do now”.

The magna guard’s eyes glared a deeper red as it locked its sights on Zeshaun.

“Zesh, I really don’t think you should be taunting the droid” said Alan.

As if in response to Zeshaun’s comment.  Both magna guards reached into their cloak and retrieved their electro staffs.  They whirled the staff’s around in their hands, the electricity crackling as they advanced on the squad.

“Great” called out Alan, “you had to ask.  I hope you are happy with their response”.

“Sorry” said Zeshaun.

Alan, both blasters in his hands, looked at the magna guards and thought to himself here we go again.
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February 21, 2009 12:18:48 AM    View the profile of Zeshaun 
Zeshaun frantically searched the room for some kind of way to put a stop to their electro staves. Zeshaun shot toward the magna guards general direction once in a while just to keep them from advancing on him. I don't even know what I'm looking for Zeshaun thought. He scanned the room again, and something swinging in the sky caught his eye not another one Zeshaun was afraid it was another magna guard but it was a bundle of beams hanging from a crane on the ceiling, apparently this building was under construction. Zeshaun followed the strings that were holding the beams up and found that they were attatched to a mechanized pulley system. those beams should do a number on those guards.

"The beams hanging from the roof, should be enough to take out at least one magna guard." Zeshaun announced through the comm.

"How are you planning on keeping the guards in one place long enough..." Lucky asked skeptically.

Zeshaun didn't say anything, he grinned under his helmet and took off, running toward the guards. He shot a couple shots in the air to get their attention. The magna guards immediately started chasing after him, closing in on him with every step they took. Zeshaun ran around the room, making cuts in random directions to keep them off his back for that much longer.

"Alright, get them to stand about 3 feet infront of that personnel carrier." Alan said.

"better not hurt the carrier, I'm looking forward to driving this thing around the building." Zeshaun said.

He didn't get a reply back and so he just sprinted toward the carrier, he stopped and turned and started to shoot, the magna guards slowed and started to encircle his position, just as they stepped into range of the bars, Zeshaun heard a burst of laser fire, and then the sound of a rope ssnapping. He looked up to see the bundle tumbling down toward the ground.

The magna guards looked up, looking as surprised as a droid could look. They both dove out of the way but one of the beams landed on the back of one of the magna guards with such force that it split the body in two. holy shit Zeshaun's jaw dropped from the sight. The destroyed magna guard crawled along the ground using it's hands to move, leaving the lower half of it's body behind. Zeshaun ran over, quickly snatched up the electro staff that the droid had dropped and plunged it into the center of the droids head.

"serves you right." Zeshaun muttered under his breath.

He was breathing hard from running around so much, and he leaned his back against the carrier, almost forgetting that there was a second magna guards. Zeshaun ducked just in time as he saw the purple tip of the electro staff coming toward his head. The spear plunged into the side of the carrier, not again Zeshaun rolled and started running again.

"Help please." Zeshaun said in between breaths into the comm.

Zeshaun ran around for a bit before he realized that he was still holding the electro staff in his hand. He started running toward the squad. As he passed Alan he threw the staff toward his general direction. Alan quickly dropped both of his blasters and snatched the staff out of the air.

"Are you trying to kill me?" Alan asked.

"Sorry, but I'm done running, go fight that guard with the staff, it's the only way to stop him." Zeshaun said in as dramatic a voice as he could conjure up.

"Have I ever told you that I hate you?" Alan said jokingly.

"Just go kill the guards."

Zeshaun stopped at a wall and sunk down to the ground. I haven't run this much since....well ever Zeshaun caught his breath reloaded his rifle and started firing shots toward the guard. As the guard advanced on Zeshaun's position, Alan ran forward thrusting the spear into the back of the guard. The guard gave a very painful look and turned around to face Alan.

"Well that didn't work as well as I though it would." Alan said nervously.

"Alan move!" Zeshaun shouted as the magna guard brought up it's own staff to skewer Alan.
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February 21, 2009 12:35:04 AM    View the profile of AlanRJ 
Alan had never wielded such a weapon as an electro staff before but it was already activated and simplistic to use.  He chased after the remaining magna guard knowing that Zeshaun could not continue running forever.  He finally caught up with the magna guard as Zeshaun opened fire on him.  Here goes nothing thought Alan as he plunged the staff into the magna guard.

Alan was happy to have finally stopped the last magna guard.  His jubilation was short lived as the magna guard whirled round to face Alan.  Oh crap thought Alan as he watched the guard bringing his staff up to strike Alan.

"Well that didn't work as well as I thought it would” Alan said nervously.

"Alan move!" Zeshaun shouted as the magna guard brought up its own staff to skewer Alan.

The warning came too late as in the blink of an eye the magna guard brought his electro staff crashing down on Alan.  Alan acted purely on instinct as he raised his electro staff.  Both staffs clashed together.  The magna guard was strong, too strong.  The clash of staffs brought Alan to the ground, dropping the electro staff.

The magna guard watched as the electro staff crashed down to the ground.  He clattered over to it and picked it up.  Alan had recovered and had crawled over to where he had dropped his blasters.  The droid, having picked up the second staff started to advance on Alan, twirling both staffs together.  The staffs turning round so quickly that it looked like just a blur.

“You have got to be kidding me” muttered Alan.

Alan fired repeatedly at the magna guard.  In his mind he knew that his shots would do no good but he acted on instinct and training.  The bolts this time did not even reach the guard as they just bounced off the twirling staffs.

Alan got on the com and called out “guys, I need assistance over here and fast”.

Alan looked at the approaching magna guard and hoped that assistance would arrive quickly.
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February 21, 2009 1:09:08 PM    View the profile of Zeshaun 
Zeshaun let out a sigh of relief as he saw that Alan was able to save himself from the brutal strike the magna guard would have landed on him if not for Alan's instincts. Zeshaun stood himself up, reloaded his rifle and started to chase after the magna guard which now happened to be wielding both electro staffs. Alan was helplessly firing at the magna guard from the ground. gotta go help him Zeshaun thought. Luckily the rest of the squad was moving in to help him as well, that should hold it off for a few minutes Zeshaun quickly searched the room again for some kind of miracle weapon that could kill the guard, his eyes fell upon the carrier.

Zeshaun dashed across the open room toward the carrier and popped the door open. He dragged the dead body of the pilot out into the passenger are and turned the keys. He pressed  a few buttons and then turned the carrier to face the magna guard. He clicked the carrier into gear.

"Eat this!" Zeshaun yelled.

He pushed the carrier forward, aiming straight for the guard that was advancing on the rest of the paladin's. The guard turned away from the squad and faced Zeshaun and the carrier. Zeshaun pushed the carrier faster, the guard stuck both electro staffs into the ground and set himself in a defensive position. oh crap Zeshaun got up from his seat and ran to the back of the carrier, realizing that the guard was planning to skewer him with the spears. The carrier smashed into the spears that the guard had set up, smashing through the control pannels, and piercing the two chairs in the cockpit.

The spears plunged into the carrier, cutting the front into three pieces, but the carrier was going to fast for it to be stopped, it slammed into the body of the guard, smashing it into the wall behind it. Zeshaun was thrown into the air by the impact and landed hard against the wall of the carrier and back onto the floor the tip of one of the electro staffs right next to his head. damn that was close Zeshaun picked himself up and started to limp toward the exit when he was tripped up by something. He looked down and saw the arm of the magna guard holding onto his leg, tightening it's grip. Zeshaun followed the arm and saw it was connected to half of the body of the magna guard. what is it with these guys Zeshaun tried to pull free but even with it's lower half gone, it was stronger than Zeshaun.

Zeshaun kicked the arm, but nothing happened, he pulled out one of his blasters and started to shoot at it's head, the guard just used it's other hand to block the shots. I'm doomed. Zeshaun started to call out for help but he wasn't sure that the rest of the squad could hear him. Zeshaun kicked the droid in the head but it only ended up making the droid angrier than it already was.

The magna guard started to drag Zeshaun back toward it, in the other hand it revealed a vibroblade. that's not good Zeshun desperately tried to hold onto different things within the carrier but he couldn't find anything stable. Zeshaun watched the guard raise the vibroblade and bring it down, he closed his eyes but felt nothing.

"That was close." he heard Alan's voice over his head.

Alan was standing over him, blasters poineted at the magna guard. He had shot out it's eyes, killing it. Zeshaun shook his leg loose and stood up.

"Thanks."

"Don't worry about it." Alan said helping Zeshaun off the carrier.

"After all this, I don't know if this world is worth saving." Zeshaun said with a smile.
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February 21, 2009 1:27:42 PM    View the profile of AlanRJ 
"After all this, I don't know if this world is worth saving" Zeshaun said with a smile.

“Now you don’t mean that” replied Alan as he held out his hand.

Zeshaun grabbed Alan’s hand and he helped him to his feet.  Zeshaun seemed to be limping slightly but otherwise was uninjured.

“Everyone ok?” asked Lucky as she looked around the rest of the squad.  The squad all nodded in unison and Alan was happy to see that the squad had suffered no further injuries.  He wondered how Kaka was getting on with the medics.

“Zesh, what did you do with our ride?” asked Zippy.

“Oh that’s just great, now we are walking” commented Njall.

“Sorry guys but it was either the carrier or us” replied Zeshaun.

“Let’s move out people” said Lucky.

“You heard her, lets move, the walking will keep you all fit anyway” said Alan.

Zeshaun moved past Alan and he heard him saying quietly “and there was me wanting to drive that more”.

Alan shook his head and wondered if there was anything in the galaxy that Zeshaun didn’t want to drive.  The squad carried on through the corridor as it wound slowly downwards.

Lucky held up her hand and the squad came to an abrupt stop.  Alan looked around and listened intently but could not see or hear what it was that had caused the halt.  He moved up silently beside Lucky.

“What’s up?” asked Alan.

“I don’t know, I can’t explain it but I just sense that there is trouble ahead” replied Lucky.

“We should press on” said Alan as no danger seemed to approach.

“Agreed” replied Lucky, “but cautiously”.

Alan nodded as he signalled the squad to advance but told them to be on high alert for trouble.  Little did the squad know that the Hutt known as Pratt was watching their every move and that he had just sent several droideka’s towards the squad.
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Tensing, she walked onward slowly, being careful to make the least noise possible. She had a very bad feeling in her gut, it was a cold and hard feeling that intensified after each step she took. At a junction, she stopped not too sure if they should press on or stay put. as she was turning her head to speak with Alan, she heard a sound that sent a chill down her spine.

Readying her rifle, she took one step forward and peeked around the corner but retreated just in time as a bolt whizzed by her ear. Two droidekas were stationed in the hallway which she wanted to access, when she had retreated the shots stopped. They were waiting for them to come out, paladin wouldn't be taken out this easily.

"Anyone who has a grenade, use them", taking out two grenades of her own, she took a giant step forward and threw the grenade in a looping motion before stepping back.  There were two detonations but she could still hear firing going on, motioning wit hher hand she invited the squad to join in the fun.
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February 21, 2009 3:11:56 PM    View the profile of Zeshaun 
I really hate droids Zeshaun thought as he fished around in his belt for a few of his grenades. He found one and pulled it out, activated it and hurled it around the corner. He heard an explosion but the firing from the droidekas weapons didn't stop. Zeshaun checked his rifle to make sure he had a full clip then swung around the corner, guns blazing. The shields took the whole clip of ammo and didn't show any signs of going down. I guess it's gonna take more than just one guy Zeshaun motioned for Alan, Zeshaun reloaded his rifle and they both whipped around the corner, prepared to unload there clips into the shields but were met with rockets flying toward them.

They both jumped back and dove away from the corner, the rockets exploded into the walls, leaving huge black scorch marks all over the hallway. Zeshaun got up from the ground, helped Alan up and then turned his attention back toward the hallway. Zeshaun could hear the clinking sound of the droidekas walking forward. He followed Alan back to the corner and they whipped around again and this time they were able to fire. The shields started to sputer but before they could give the finishing blow, the droidekas return fire forced them to retreat behind the corner.

"What's with this facility." Lucky said shaking her head in disbelief.

Alan reveled two grenades and activated them both, the grenades exploded point blank on the droidekas shields. The smoke lingered in the hallway but revealed the droidekas still intact, their shields still up. this is ridiculous. Zeshaun thought.

"What now?" Alan asked, a little discouraged. "we've tried everything, there's no way those are normal shields."

Zeshaun nodded in agreement. "I can't think of any kind of shielding that could take this much damage."

Lucky seemed to be deep in thought. The squad stood idly for a moment before Lucky came up with an idea.

"Let me try something." Lucky grabbed a smoke bomb, and rolled it slowly down the hallway.

The bomb rolled right up to the droidekas and went off, the hall started fill with smoke, but it seemed something was blocking it from coming over to the paladin's side.

"It's those gungan shields we saw back on Naboo." Lucky explained, our grenades and bolts won't penetrate it."

"Where is it coming from?" Zeshaun asked.

"Your guess is as good as mine." Lucky said shaking her head.

Zeshaun looked back out into the hallway and when he looked very hard he could see the unnatural light that was splitting the hallway but only when the smoke was there. how do we get through that, there's no way the droidekas are just gonna let us walk through it Zeshaun searched for the source of the shields but couldn't find anything.

"This hutt is really starting to piss me off." Zeshaun said turning back to Alan and Lucky.

They both nodded, looking down at their feet, the whole squad sat, thinking of any way to get through that shield. Unfortunately none of them had any real experience with them, only the times they encountered it on Naboo, and what they had read in historical records. What are we gonna do now
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  RE: Challenging Times (Paladin)
February 21, 2009 4:55:15 PM    View the profile of AlanRJ 
“Let’s backtrack” said Lucky, “there is no way through those shields and we aren’t going to be any good if we just sit here”.

“We going to try and find another way down?” asked Alan.

“No, my guess is that this Hutt will have placed shields up at key locations preventing us getting to him” replied Lucky.

“So what are we going to do?” asked Zeshaun.

“If we could find a terminal, maybe I could bring the shields down” commented Requiem.

“My thoughts exactly Req” said Lucky.

“Great, first Bothans, then magna guards and now droideka’s, what next, a krayt dragon” commented Njall sarcastically.

“Hey, how come he never gets into trouble for saying stuff like that and I do” objected Zeshaun.

“Because his never comes true, yours do.  If we do happen to get attacked by a krayt dragon then yes, he will be in trouble” said Alan.

“Guys, let’s go” ordered Lucky.

The squad followed Lucky down the corridor back the way they had come.  This time the squad started checking the doors, hoping to find a terminal so they could bring the shields down.

“Bingo!” exclaimed Zippy.

The squad quickly filed into the room and Requiem set to work about accessing the terminal.  The squad stood guard, making sure that nothing attacked them whilst they were trying to break into the system.

“Ok, I’m in” called out Requiem as he carried to work on the system.  “Damn” he called out after a while.

“What’s wrong?” asked Lucky.

“They have a very complex security protocol for the shields, I know where they are and I can turn them on but I can’t turn them off” said Requiem.

“Show me” said Lucky as she kneeled down.

“There” said Requiem as he brought up a schematic of the shields around the base.

“I know how to fix that” said Lucky as she smiled.  Her hands moved fast across the terminal and Alan glanced over her shoulder and chuckled to himself as he watched every single shield in the base coming on.

“Oh great, now we are going nowhere” said Njall.

“True, but neither are they if they don’t turn off the shields” replied Lucky.

True enough, it took a few minutes as the squad watched apprehensively at the terminal, but one by one the shields were lowered.

“Good thinking Lucky” said Zeshaun.

“Thanks, now let’s get back and take care of those droidekas” replied Lucky.

The squad filed out of the room and started to proceed back to where the droideka’s were.  Zeshaun glanced around to get his bearings.

“Wait a second” called out Zeshaun.

Lucky turned around to see what the problem was and watched as Zeshaun ran off away from the squad.  Where the hell is he going thought Alan.  Zeshaun returned quickly with a big grin on his face.

“I thought these might come in handy” said Zeshaun.

Alan shook his head in disbelief and thought to himself that only Zeshaun could come up with something like that.  Before them, Zeshaun stood with both electro staff’s and Alan wondered how the droideka’s would fare against such technology.
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  RE: Challenging Times (Paladin)
February 22, 2009 5:27:05 AM    View the profile of TK_421 
"Hey look at this" Said Zeshaun, pointing at a gunship arriving.
As the gunship landed lucky notices it was imperial and signals her squad to lower their weapons.
As Paladin breifly standing watching the gunship an imperial stormtrooper (or what looked like one) hopped off.

The trooper approached Lucky and said "Private TK_421 reporting for duty!"

"So your the new trooper?" Said Lucky

"Yes ma'am for now atleast, what is the current situation?" Said TK_421

"We have two electro staffs from magna guards" Replyed AlanRJ pointing at the staffs Zeshaun was holding.

"And a hell of a lot of droidikas" Snapped Zeshaun

"You'll be okay just stick with us" Lucky said calmly

"Here take this" Said Zeshaun passing him a staff

"What should i do with this?" Said TK_421

"You'll find out soon enough" Said Zeshaun almost bursting in to laughter.

"shut up! Zeshaun he will be fine" Barks Lucky "Gear up and lets move out!"

And the squad presses on to the droidikas.
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[This message has been edited by TK_421 (edited February 22, 2009 5:28:19 AM)]
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