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Ibram Tyrol
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  Viper Squadron – Operation: Indigo
February 15, 2009 11:03:13 AM    View the profile of Ibram Tyrol 
mSSD Atrus, Abrea
2 weeks after the Battle of Kolstor

Ibram was sitting in his newly appointed office aboard the Atrus. Having recently been promoted to the officer class, Ibram was now entitled to his own officer aboard the flagship of the Navy. He was also technically allowed to get room service as well, but it had been made clear sometime ago that if you exercised that particular... ‘Privilege’, you’d find yourself on the shitlist.

He was silently reading through a dataslate he had been handed this morning when the door opened and someone walked in. Ibram didn’t even have to look up to know who it was.

“I know we’re seeing each other and everything, but you really should learn to knock.”

“And you really should learn to stop leaving your smelly clothes all over the place, but there you go,” said Mira as she walked round the desk to greet Ibram.

He looked up at her with a sheepish grin, and turned on his swivel chair as Mira plopped herself down on his lap.

“So these are the new digs huh? Someone’s moving up in the world,” Mira grinned as she looked around the small room.

“Tell me about it. I’ve moved quarters as well,” he pointed towards the rooms other door.

“Ooo!” Mira was up and through the door before he had even finished his sentence.

Ibram just chuckled and got up to follow. The new room they had given him, whilst still being modest, definitely possessed that kind of ‘special’ quality about it. Ibram was uncomfortable in it at first. He had never lived anywhere like it.

He leant in the doorframe as Mira jumped on the bed.

“How was the tournament?”

“It was ok. Beat up some people, won a trophy. You know how it is. I’m sure the vids will be up on the ‘Net if you want to watch them. How’s everything been here?”

Ibram shrugged, “You know, same old. We’ve had some transfers, and another reshuffle. They closed down Kaph Squadron, gave us some of their pilots. Speaking of which...” He checked his chrono, “we better get down to the briefing room. We got a new mission.”
Mira sat up and gave him one of her seductive grins, “Shame, I was hoping we could give this new bed a test drive.”

Ibram grinned back at her and shrugged, “Duty calls.”

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Briefing room 010

By the time Ibram and Mira entered the room, the rest of the squadron had already arrived. Taking his place at the podium, Ibram spared a few moments to take stock of his surroundings. Mira went over to join Anden and Fulfiller, who now represented the ‘old guys’ of the squadron. Stone, Ferran and Stix were also sitting together, as they were the next oldest group. Then there was Jamal, Reddog and Fear, who were the ‘newbies’ – they had actually been part of another squadron that was present during the defence of Kolstor. Ibram had been impressed with their flying skills, so had asked for them to transfer over to his squadron when their old one was shut down. Finally, Rink, Jolinar and Sovern were sitting in their own group near to their former commander, Fulfiller. Ibram knew that it would take time for everyone to get used to everyone else, but he was confident that nothing major would go wrong.


“Good morning everyone, I hope you enjoyed your leave.”
“Yeah, especially the part where we were invaded by the rebels!,” Stone said. The others around him laughed.

Ibram grinned, and motioned for everyone to settle down.

“Well, you’ll be pleased to know we won’t be seeing them for a while. TACOM is re assigning us to the Eastern Territories again. Our old friend the Suspense is about to be deployed to Typhus, and we’re going to tag along.”

He keyed in some controls, and a map of the eastern ‘front’ appeared up on the big screen. Despite the fact that the entire coreward  possessed and eastward facing edge, the territories around Typhus were considered ‘the’ eastern front, as not only were they some of the VE’s original holdings, they were the only ones that saw any action lately. Apart from Kolstor just recently, planets like Atticus IV and Mortain that were lower down the spine hadn’t seen any activity in a while.

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The map finished recalibrating, and Ibram looked back to stare up at the screen. On the left side, it showed the eastern edge of VE space, with the system’s Typhus, Ios, Bannth, Yetton and Epsilon all laid out like pieces on a chess board. On the right side of the screen was the edge of the Imperial Dominion, a ‘neighbor’ of sorts. The eastern frontier was still recovering from the skirmishes with the Imperial Dominion, and the rebuilding of the facilities at Bannth had only just started. Ibram still remembered Ios.

He pointed to a flashing planet that was within Dominion territory.

“This, is Rokh. A Colony world on the edge of the Imperial Dominion. As you remember, a ceasefire was agreed after the VE beat the Dominion at Roku Tan.”

Some of the guys were still at bit miffed as to why they weren’t allowed to take part.

“However, Fleet Command is very wary of the dominion, and wouldn’t trust them as far as they could throw a rancor. Rokh has been identified as one of the staging grounds the Dominion used when they were attacking our territories the first time, and we’ve been assigned to do a little recon, make sure there’s no ‘unusual’ activity. FleetCom is having units scout out their entire border, and Rokh is ours."

He punched in some more keys, and the map was replaced with a schematic of their TIE Interceptors.

“Our Interceptors are being refitted for stealth operations. ECM, emission-dampeners, non-reflective plating... you name it, we’re getting it. A full document on the changes and what that will mean for us as pilots will be provided when we board the Suspense, I don’t expect it to change our flying habits too much.”

Ibram replaced the schematic with a detailed map of the Rokh system.

“Naval Intelligence has assigned us one of their stealth cruisers, the Indigo. We will rendezvous with is at Typhus, and from there it will ferry us to the edge of the system. After that, we have 12 hours to scout out as much as possible, and make it back to the Indigo before it leaves. Until then, it will remain stationary, but operating under full black out.”

Ibram highlighted several key spots on the map.

“Now, once in the Rokh system, we will split up. My flight, along with Fear and Ferran, will be scouting out the supply base on the Moon of Rokh, and doing some long-range recon on the planet itself. Anden, you will take your flight and scout out the Starbase on the far side of the system. Do a head count, and keep an eye on coms traffic, see what you find. Fulfiller, you and the ‘Kaph’ contingent will recon an outpost on the 6th planet. It’s the closet of the objectives, so once you’re done, do a flyby of the mining operation they’ve got going on in the asteroid fields. Once we’re in system, I’ll be handing out a specific set of coordinates to the flight leaders. We are to rendezvous there no later than 1 hour before we’re due to leave. For security reasons, only I will know the exact location of the Indigo. Once we’re all together, I’ll lead us back to them,” Ibram shut down the screen.

“That should be everything. The briefings are being sent to your datapads. The Suspense ships of at 1800 tonight, make sure you’re on it before it leaves. Our birds are already there. Any questions see me after wards. Dismissed.”

OOC:
New story guys, let's hop to it! Admin in the squadron topic.
"Determining the appropiate level of interference in somebody elses war is never a simple matter."

  - Special Circumstances

Ensign Ibram Tyrol
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  RE: Viper Squadron – Operation: Indigo
February 17, 2009 11:07:54 PM    View the profile of Stix 
For Senior Crewman Ikeat “Stix” Opport, the last mission had been rough. He had started out bored as all hell, and had ended up nearly half dead. Even some time later he wasn’t sure what had happened; all he knew was that he must have done something right, for upon his return to the Atrus he had received quite a few commendations and even a major promotion. Stix couldn’t explain it, and he wasn’t sure he really wanted to explain it. Everyone kept congratulating him, but Stix knew the truth: the promotion had less to do with his abilities and more to do with the lack of combat-capable pilots, and in the Navy appearances were, unfortunately, more important than actual deeds. The rosters had to be kept full, and so someone like Stix was quickly pushed to the front for promos and recommendations.

And so the newly christened Senior Chief Petty Officer had enjoyed a few rounds of free drinks from his various squadron mates, and had then promptly turned to worrying about his new duties. Stix was now one of the most senior-ranked pilots in the squadron, and that worried him. It wasn’t as if he was unskilled. In fact, Stix had more piloting certifications than a large percentage of the Navy. No, Stix’s problem wasn’t skill, it was experience. He was incredibly young, and incredibly new to the Navy. He might have been relatively intelligent and a good pilot, but what did that really count for? Now he was senior to men who had been in the Navy literally three times longer than he had, and he had no idea how he was going to keep a straight face if he ever had to give orders to those men and women, if he even could give orders to those men and women around.

Sighing to himself Stix pushed such dreary thoughts away and tapped the bar, signaling for another. He was drinking the light stuff, as he was technically ‘on call’, but it still took the edge off what was turning out to be another rough day. Stix had spent the majority of the day doing nothing, and that was tougher on him than a full schedule would have been. He hated doing nothing.

He was sipping some concoction of unknown make and origins when a pilot he actually recognized slid up next to him. Raising a hand in welcome Stix hollered to the bar keep to get the newcomer a drink.

“Yeah yeah, hold your horses flyboy. It’s comin’,” the barkeep said, his voice devoid of nearly any emotion. Well, Stix couldn’t blame him. It was just that kind of day.

Turning to his new drinking partner, Stix asked the obvious question. “So, what brought you here today?”

Ferran just grunted. “Eh, nothing going on. You’d think on a ship as big as the Atrus something would be happening somewhere, but nooo. Nothing. It’s like the whole damn ship is on sabbatical.”

It was true. The modified Executor-class Super Star Destroyer Atrus was almost unbelievably massive, but the last couple days it had nearly been brought to a standstill. It wasn’t as if everything was wrong. It was quite the opposite. Everything was right, and there was nothing for a flyboy to do.

The bartender came over and placed the drink down in front of Stix, who promptly slid it over to Ferran. “Here, this one’s on me,” he told Ferran.

His fellow pilot eyed the drink, then glared at Stix. “What do you think you’re doing?” he asked. “We’re on duty!”

Stix stifled a laugh. “Drink it, and that’s an order. Don’t worry, it’s the soft stuff, just enough to take the edge of this rotten day.”

After another long moment of deliberation Ferran just shrugged his shoulders. “Ah, what the hell,” he said, and drained the glass in one shot. “Bring me another, ‘Keep!” he said loudly.

The bartender just grunted. Damn flyboys.

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In the process of being edited. See the squad thread for more details.
Ikeat "Stix" Opport
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  RE: Viper Squadron – Operation: Indigo
February 19, 2009 5:24:21 PM    View the profile of Jamal 
Jamal sat with Reddog and Fear listening carefully to what Ibram was explaining, he had just been transfered after the near destruction of his squad and was still trying to learn everyone's names. So far he had only memorized Mira and Ibram's name, the two other members in his flight. After writing a bunch of mental notes he left the breifing room to go find some kind of recreation on the ship, or maybe visit the bar.

"Hey wanna hit up the gym?" Jamal asked Reddog.

Reddog shook his head, he said that he would go back to his room and sleep a bit and then maybe get a bite to eat. Jamal just shrugged and followed the directions on his datapad to the gym. It was empty except for two other crewman from the ship, Jamal couldn't tell if he they were pilot's or not. He quickly went to the locker rooms, changed out of his pilot's uniform and into shorts and a sleeveless undershirt. He also grabbed his headband from his pocket and put it on.

Jamal went to one of the personnal rooms where you could set the amount of gravity. Jamal set the gravity a little above average, put on some weights on to the benchpress and then just started to do a few reps.... After about a half hour of working out with the weights he decided to take a water break and go over some of the details of the next mission again. This was his usual routine before any mission, Jamal never felt right unless he had worked out a couple days before the mission. Because of this Jamal was ripped, he also worked on speed, agility, and reflexes during his workout times as well. Because of this most of the teachers in the navy school tried to transfer him to the army side becase the recruiters were so impressed with his athletic ability but Jamal had his mind set on becoming a pilot so he did.

now where do all the viper's hang out Jamal wiped his face with a towel, took a quick shower and then changed but left his head band on his head. He sent a quick message to Reddog asking him if he was at the bar.

Yeah I'm there right now with some other viper's Reddog replied.

Jamal gathered his stuff and walked out of the gym. Feeling refreshed he walked quickly down the halls making sharp turns and arrived at the cantina in record time. He quickly found the group of pilot's sat down at the bar and ordered a drink. He found himself sitting next to Stix, who was in a conversation with Ferran another pilot from viper.

"Welcome to the squadron." Jamal turned to meet Stix's greeting.

Jamal nodded. "Thanks, you guys saved our asses out there in Kolstor don't think I ever got to thank anyone but Ibram for that one."

Stix took a sip from his drink "No problem, always ready to help out a fellow pilot."

Jamal smiled. I think I'm gonna like it here Jamal ordered up some food and shoved it down his throat. He hadn't realized how hungry he was until the first bite was in his mouth. He ate and drank greedily as he tried to listen in on the conversations that were going on around him.
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  RE: Viper Squadron – Operation: Indigo
February 20, 2009 8:38:31 PM    View the profile of Raynebow 
The briefing room was new to her, but that didn’t mean that Senior Crewman Kaida ‘Ryyk’ Burkan was going to be shy. Right now, she was all into the words that Ibram was saying, despite not known what he was talking about in the least. She was just listening, grasping onto his words and keeping them sealed tightly in her brain for later use… if the need were to arise. But for right now, Ryyk was going to continue listening, making sure she didn’t miss a thing.

Being new to the Navy, and having just graduated out of the academy, she had been placed into the Viper Squadron, and this would be her first mission, if she even got a part to play in this little… game. Oh yes. Game. These ‘mission’ would end up being labeled as games in her mind. Her oh-so-unstable mind. It was great thing really, taking the bad turning it into well… the fun.

Amber eyes glistened with the rising need to touch the controls of a ship again. Even though she was only seventeen, this girl’s mind was wrapped around combat and the need to see the stars in front of her, from behind the view port of a ship, her hands wrapped around the yoke of  whatever ship she had been so privileged to fly.

Ibram’s words kept filling her head, amber eyes set still on his lips, not only listening, but reading the movements of his lips. Reading his expressions, reading his movements. This habit had been carved into her head because of the vigorous close combat training that she endured on Kashyyyk. Read everyone. Determine their next movement. Act accordingly. And in a few moments, when Ibram would shut off the display of the map, she would act as her mind would tell her to.

Standing, as everyone else left and went their separate ways, Ryyk, kept her amber sights on her new commander. She had read the roster as well, and Ibram was even her flight commander. Mira and Jamal were also part of the flight that she had been assigned too. But during Ibram’s explanation of orders, she didn’t hear her name. Thus giving her the reasoning for striding up to Ibram, which a question already on her tongue, hand to her forehead in a respectful salute.

“Sir. I am Senior Crewman Kaida ‘Ryyk’ Burkan. I have recently been assign to your Sqaudron and Flight.” She ceased her speaking to give Ibram a moment to react. In which he did with a salute and a soft smile. “During your explanation of the mission to be carried out, I failed to hear any orders pertaining to me. I’m assuming, excuse me for doing so if I am wrong, that I was not mention due to you not hearing until now that I have been placed into Viper.” Once finshed, her amber eyes softened slightly, and she lowered her hand back down to her side and awaited the answer from her new Commander.

Ibram gave a little chuckle and spoke softly to the new recruit. “At ease, SCRW, Burkan.” He said with a smile. “You were indeed correct. I didn’t hear that you were placed under my command.” His face held a look of contemplation as he brought a hand to his chin and rubbed in that tell-tale sign of pondering a thought. “Hm. Since you’re also in my flight it seems, why don’t you pair up with Jamal once we ship off?” Ibram then lifted a hand to point towards the man Jamal.

Following Ibram’s finger to the man that she would be paired with, Ryyk nodded and then looked back to Ibram, a smile on her face. “Alright, sir. Thank you. I will be sure to report to the Suspense when need be. I just need to go get my things settled a bit more in my bunk room.”

Ibram smiled and saluted her, signaling a dismiss. Ryyk returned the salute and turned to make her way to her bunk room.

~

Once there, she preceded in emptying her bag, getting things situated in their correct spots. She grabbed her DataPad and made sure that a password had been programmed into it for security. After doing so, she placed it in its designed place on her belt and sat down on her bed, looking about. Sighing, she ran a hand through her light pink hair.

With a surprised gasp, as if she had just remembered something, she jumped up and trotted over to her locker, opened it and took out her DL-44 Heavy Blaster pistol. She picked around in her bag until she found her blaster-cleaner and grabbed a rag. Sitting down she smiled at her new pistol and preceded in cleaning her new weapon.

“1800 hours. 1800 hours. 1800 hours.” Kaida ‘Ryyk’ Burkan repeated to herself, making herself remember when to get going to the Suspense.

OOC:
Okay. This is my first EVER Navy post. I'm sory if I brought you out of character at all Ibram, sir. Please forgive any mistakes, and please... give my tips on how to do better Navy writing if need be. I'm open to all types of criticism.
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  RE: Viper Squadron – Operation: Indigo
February 21, 2009 12:46:51 AM    View the profile of Jamal 
Jamal downed the last bit of his drink, finished off his food and said his goodbyes to everyone in the bar. He left the cantina feeling a little tired, I still have some time, maybe I'll go work out again Jamal thought. He decided that he would go to the gym and see if he could find anyone playing grav-ball. As he walked through the halls trying to find the gym again. He turned a corner and nearly ran over a a girl a whole foot shorter than he was.

"Sorry." Jamal immediatly noticed the pink hair.

He noticed that the girl was wearing a viper insignia on her uniform, haven't seen her before, but then again I'm new here so there are probably a bunch of people I haven't seen before Jamal stuck out his hand, she took it and shook his hand.

"Leading Crewman Jamal." He said. "I just got transferred, nice to meet you."

The girl gave him a good strong handshake. "I just got transfered too, nice to meet you."

Jamal smiled, they made small talk for a minute and then went on their way. pink hair? what world is she from Jamal turned a few more corners and arrived at the grav-ball arena. Luckily there was a game just about to start. Jamal quickly ran in, grabbed some boots strapped them on and asked if he could join. He played two games before calling it quits.

He went back to his room and started the shower. He threw a packet into the microwave and set some drinks out on the table, and hopped into the shower. He quickly got all the sweat off his body, wiped himself down and changed into some baggy shorts and a tank top. He grabbed the food from the microwave, poured himself a glass of milk and sat down at his table to eat, again.

After having a good portion of his instant sheppards pie he put the remaining portion into the refrigerator, put the milk away and sat himself down on his bed. Even though he asked for the largest bed they had aboard his feet still hung off the edge a bit because of his height. He flipped through the channels on the holonet and when he couldn' find anything to watch he lay in his bed and fell asleep.
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  RE: Viper Squadron – Operation: Indigo
February 21, 2009 6:47:02 PM    View the profile of Ibram Tyrol 
Ibram was about to file out with the others when he noticed a young woman with pink hair walking towards him. Ibram found it odd that he hadn't noticed her throughout the entire breifing, but he put it down to too much caf. He couldn't imagine what kind of cosmic karma would casue him to go senile at 21.

The woman stopped before him and gave a crisp salute.

“Sir. I am Senior Crewman Kaida ‘Ryyk’ Burkan. I have recently been assign to your Sqaudron and Flight.”

That caused Ibram to pause. He'd made sure he went over all his paperwork before the meeting, and nothing mentioned anything about another new recruit. Still, he needed the pilots, and so decided to take her statement at face vaule. This wouldn't be the first time Administration had forgotten to send a reminder. He saluted her back.

“During your explanation of the mission to be carried out, I failed to hear any orders pertaining to me. I’m assuming, excuse me for doing so if I am wrong, that I was not mention due to you not hearing until now that I have been placed into Viper.”

Well, you are an odd one arn't you? Ibram thought as he chuckled.

“At ease Crewman Burkan, he said. “You were indeed correct. I didn’t hear that you were placed under my command.”

Ibram had to think who to pair her with, and spared a brief glance at her service tag. “Hm. Since you’re also in my flight it seems, why don’t you pair up with Jamal once we ship off?”

He pointed over at the unusually tall man that had fought with him during the Battle of Kolstor.

“Alright, sir. Thank you. I will be sure to report to the Suspense when need be. I just need to go get my things settled a bit more in my bunk room.” And with that, she was gone.

Ibram couldn't help but smile and shake his head. He turned around to leave, but found himself face to face with Mira, who was looking at him with an evil look on his face.

Uh oh.

"Who was that?"

"Senior Crewman Kaid Burkan, apparantly," he said as he consulted his datapad. Typically, the notification of the recruits transfer had just come through. "Also known as 'Ryyk'."

"I don't like her," Mira pursed her lips as she watched Kaid walk out of the briefing room. "She was staring at your lips throughout the whole briefing."

"How the frak do you know that?"

Mira eyed him again evily, "I can tell."

Ibram couldn't help but laugh in spite of himself. Mira just stood there looking stubborn, her cheeks a bright scarlet.

"Well, she was... Did you see her eyes? Something's wrong with that girl."

Ibram just looked at her, a half smile on his face. putting his arms around her waist, he pulled her in for a kiss before she could protest.

"Come on you," he said as he half-pulled her towards the door. "It's nearly lunch, and we've got another 6 or so hours before we need to be on the Suspense."

He looked back at her, a sly grin on his face. "What was it you said about test driving the bed?"
"Determining the appropiate level of interference in somebody elses war is never a simple matter."

  - Special Circumstances

Ensign Ibram Tyrol
Viper Squadron
Squadron Commanding Officer
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  RE: Viper Squadron – Operation: Indigo
February 22, 2009 8:29:27 PM    View the profile of Jolinar 
Jolinar savored the hot water shower she was able to take after the briefing.  Nothing in the galaxy like it.  Sure, the sonics were convenient, but she never felt quite clean unless she used hot water and soap.  She made sure her things were ready to go, and headed off to the cantina for a drink and a bite to eat.  She had plenty of time to do that and get some sleep before she had to report for duty.  She had decided to forego her usual skimpy attire in favor of a pair of loose-fitting pants and a tunic that came to mid-thigh.  She pulled on her boots under her pant legs, and secured her room.

The cantina was only about half full.  She noticed some of the people from her new squadron, but being tired and not in the mood for socialization, she chose a table to herself and punched in an order for a nerfsteak and a glass of Mandalorian wine.  While she waited, she noticed some of her squadmates casting curious glances her way.
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  RE: Viper Squadron – Operation: Indigo
February 28, 2009 10:51:25 PM    View the profile of Ferran 
The noise was like no other. It drowned out everything; the shouts of the crewmen, the alarms blaring, Ferran’s own thoughts. It almost became a sort of silence in itself. Just one, screeching, high-pitched noise. Nothing else. If Ferran’s brain hadn’t been so anxious to explode inside his skull, he might have found it a bit relaxing.

He gave it a few more seconds and then slipped on his matte black helmet. The form fitted chunk of plasteel and circuitry slipped easily over his head, taking most of the noise with it. Ferran’s relief was almost palpable; he sunk low into his chair.

“Alright, cut it off,” he said wearily. Maybe it wasn’t so relaxing after all.

There was a moment’s pause and then the engines cut out altogether. In their place followed true silence. Ferran lingered on to moment, closing his eyes and sinking further into his seat.

“Green lights across the board,” Raal’s voice crackled over the comlink. “Looks good.”

Ferran forced himself to get out of the cockpit. He was tired and the day wasn’t even half over yet.

“Good, good,” Ferran replied to his chief technician. “We’ll give it another go in a week or so.” Ferran liked to test out his ships before extended combat runs. At least, he’d like to like to. Considering the only combat duty he’d seen was while he was technically off duty, he hadn’t really established any habits yet. But he wanted to. Especially with these new craft. He didn’t fancy trusting his life to a ship manufactured lightyears away by someone he didn’t know without testing the thing first.

Down below, the little ant-sized technicians scurried back into the hangar to make sure their ships were still alright. Ferran didn’t understand their urgency. Only two ships were being tested out of the entire hangar of twelve. The other one wasn’t even being tested by its own pilot, Ferran noted, as a technician scrambled out of a nearby cockpit. He darted off down the catwalk, not even glancing in Ferran’s direction. Always so rushed. It’s not like they had anywhere to be. The ship wasn’t going to leave for a few hours yet, and then there was the entire trip after that. Ferran plodded off, not at all rushed, in the direction of the turbo-lift.

“They’re really something, aren’t they,” a voice said quietly as Ferran entered the lift. He looked around, noticing for the first time the black suited officer standing beside him, holding the door open.

“Sir.” He fumbled a salute, caught off guard. How could he have not seen the man? He was standing right there.

“No need for that,” the man smiled. His dark eyes glittered with...something. Amusement? Anger? Malice? Ferran shivered involuntarily.

“They’re...they’re very nice,” Ferran mumbled.

“Yes, yes they are,” the officer replied, not looking at Ferran anymore. “Very nice indeed.”

He looked around, as if noticing for the first time that Ferran was still in the lift with him. The doors having now been arrested for a good minute, the elevator began bleating at them. A few technicians on the catwalks looked in their direction with odd faces.

“Well, here’s my stop,” the officer said, as if they’d only just arrived at the floor. “Pleasure meeting you.”

“You...you, too,” Ferran said, belatedly adding a ‘sir’ to the end. But the officer was already gone.

What the hell was that about? Ferran wondered as he hit the ‘down’ button. The doors sealed themselves, finally, and the insistent alarms in the turbolift shut off. Ferran, lost in thought, barely noticed enough to be relieved.

When he got the hangar floor, Raal forced the datapad into his hand and began to explain the results of the diagnostic on the new TIE. Ferran didn’t even pretend to be interested. Every few seconds, he glanced back up at the catwalks above him, hoping for a glimpse of the officer. He didn’t see the man again.
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  RE: Viper Squadron – Operation: Indigo
March 7, 2009 7:02:13 AM    View the profile of Tinker 
Cadie took another drag from her cigar as she exited the transport that had taken her to the mSSD Atrus. She didn't let it show but the dirty looks she was getting from the recruits, techs and whoever else came with her just made her want to laugh.

One of the men from the transport walked up to her in the walkway, at least she thought he was from the transport. What was I drinking last night? She looked him over, her eyes lazily traveled from his chest downward. not bad...what is that noise? Only then did Cadie look at the mans face, oh, heh, he's talking.

She blinked a few times so her eyes could properly focus, then blew a rather large puff of smoke into his face. “I'm sorry, what was that again?” she asked, her voice slightly distorted from half of her mouth chewing on the cigar.

“Well...hke....” he started to cough uncontrollably.

Cadie shook her head and put her hands on her hips. Slightly agitated, but mostly apathetic, Cadie blew a long, hard breath out of her nose. Then she reached up and took the cigar out of her mouth, stubbed it out against the bottom of her boot, and put what was left of it in the pocket of her bag.

“Okay, lets try this again shall we? I'm Tinker, and you are?” She extended her hand to the man who was only now regaining the ability to breathe properly.

He straitened but did not take her hand, “You are Leading Crewman Cadie Reese, correct?”

Cadie looked at him oddly for a second, then lowered her hand and rolled her eyes. “Isn't that what I just said, yes I'm Reese.”

“Right, well this is for you from the Ensign, has your orders for the upcoming operation. Afraid your transport was late and you missed the briefing. He wanted me to relay to you that he expects you to head to your bunk, get settled, then report to his office.” with that the man saluted, turned and walked down the corridor away from Cadie. What a curious little creature...hmmm later.

She looked at the datapad, the first part had her bunk location. Good place as any to start. Of course before she looked away from the datapad she also memorized the cantina's location as well.

- - - - - - - -- - - - -- - --

“Eastern territories...Rokh....stealth operations...TIE Interceptors...Indigo....” Cadie mumbled as she laid back on her bunk. She had arrived in her bunk, and it was mostly deserted. There was one other pilot, Cadie looked back up at her yep, still must be drunk, her hair still looks pink. Cadie rubbed her eyes with one had while the other still grasped the datapad as it came down on her thigh.

Cadie checked her chrono, back to work. she wiped her face with her hand and kept reading.
Looks like my flight is gonna recon an outpost on the 6th planet and do a flyby of the mining operation they’ve got going on in the asteroid fields.

Cadie was reaching the end of the report, Suspense at 1800...1800. Cadie almost threw the datapad as she whipped her arm back up to look at the chrono on her wrist. Kriffin' hell, its almost 1700 now! She still needed to report to Ensign Tyrol before getting on the Suspense .

Cadie threw her legs over the bunk, and slid to the floor. She rubbed her hand through her hair as she stood up then scratched her scalp as she walked to the fresher to splash some water on her face. Walking back to her bunk, feeling more sober she glanced again at the girl feverishly cleaning her blaster. Damn, her hair still looks pink...maybe it is pink cause I really don't feel that drunk anymore. Cadie shrugged her shoulders and looked back at her bunk, while straightening her uniform.

Making sure after the meeting all she would have to do is grab her small bag and go. Cadie walked out the door and headed down the hall to her superiors office.
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  RE: Viper Squadron – Operation: Indigo
March 19, 2009 3:58:07 PM    View the profile of Flyboy 
Korant had just graduated from the Naval Academy and had been told that he had been assigned to the Viper Squadron.  He had been given a pad with his orders and told to go see the Squadron Commander, Ensign Ibram Tyrol.

Korant walked down the corridor not really sure where Ibram was located.  He was nervous, more nervous since his first time in a cockpit.  He didn’t know anyone, didn’t know whether he would fit in here or not.  He had never met Ibram before and butterflies were floating around his stomach as he hoped he would make a good impression.  His mind was on other things when he bumped into her.

“Oh, sorry” said Korant.

“It’s alright.  I don’t think I’ve seen you around before” she said.

“I’m new, name’s Korant”

“I’m Cadie, you look lost”

“I’m trying to find Ibram”

“Ah” said Cadie, “well if you hurry you should catch him, he’s still in the briefing room over there”.

“Thanks” replied Korant as he hurried to the room.  Well that was a good start thought Korant I hope I don’t bump into Ibram literally.

Korant knocked on the door and entered, in the room was a man and a woman.  He wasn’t sure whether this was Ibram or not but he hoped it was.

“Excuse me, but are you Ibram?” asked Korant.

“Guilty as charged” replied Ibram, “and you are?”

“Name’s Korant Sir, but most just call me Flyboy” replied Korant.

“Flyboy huh” said Ibram.

Korant suddenly remembered the pad that he had been carrying and handed it over to Ibram.  Ibram started to read through it, noting that Korant was a new addition to the Viper Squadron. 

Korant smiled over at the woman and said “Hi, I’m Korant”.

“I gathered that” replied Mira, “nice to meet you”.

“Well, welcome to the squadron Flyboy” replied Ibram as he shook Korant’s hand.


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  RE: Viper Squadron – Operation: Indigo
March 20, 2009 3:39:56 PM    View the profile of Tinker 
Cadie walked through the corridors of the ship. She had her datapad in her hand, flipping in over and over again as she walked. Probably need another cigar break, always get fidgety when I go to long.  

Cadie was distracted by the noise from the cantina. Hope this meeting is quick, can solve the cigar and the hangover problem before we go in there. Cadie was still rubbernecking the cantina entrance when a young man with black hair bumped into her.

“Oh, sorry”

Cadie stopped in her tracks, and even stopped fiddling with the datapad to look the young man over.

“It’s alright.” Cadie smirked as she replied,  “I don’t think I’ve seen you around before.”

“I’m new, name’s Korant”

Korant huh? The man seemed to be bursting with excitement, probably why he was so distracted walking though the all. “I’m Cadie, you look lost”

“I’m trying to find Ibram”

Really. Cadie just could not resist messing with someone who was actually more green than her. And she wanted to get in to see Tyrol before Korant. So rather than let the young man know that Ibram was already in his office she put on her most charming face and replied.

“Ah, well if you hurry you should catch him, he’s still in the briefing room over there”.

“Thanks” replied Korant as he hurried to the room.

Cadie watched him walk in the opposite direction, noobs, heh.

Shaking her head she walked the last few meters to Ensign Tyrol's door and knocked.

“Come in” she heard, muffled, through the door.

Cadie hit the controls and walked through the door. Tyrol was sitting behind his desk shuffling through some paperwork. Cadie saluted as she approached the desk.


“Crewman Reese, correct?”

“Yes Sir.”

“At ease Reese. You have read over the meeting notes from earlier?” Tyrol spoke to her as he continued to flip through flimsy's on his desk.

“Yes Sir.”

“Good, your wingman's name is Senior Crewman Jolinar. You should be able to touch base with her before we get underway.” He looked up from his paperwork. “So if you don't have any questions...” He raised his eyebrows at Cadie.

“No Sir.”

“Alright, I'll see you on the Suspense at 1800.”

Cadie saluted and Tyrol did the same. She pivoted and turned leaving the room and heading back down the hall. She was only about 3 meters of the the threshold before running into Korant on his way to the correct room with a somewhat sour look on his face.

Cadie smiled, “Hey Flyboy” then she whispered cupping her hand over part of her mouth and pointing at the door she just exited. “He's in there now.”

Laughing she headed to the cantina.

As she entered she saw a female Twi'lek sitting by herself eating, no devouring, some nerf steak. That must be her. With a deep breath, Cadie made her way over to the table.

Jolinar gave her the oddest look as she sat down across from her and ordered an ale from the menu. “Hey I'm Cadie, I'm your new wingman.” Flashing a smile.

Jolinar finished chewing a bit of steak, swallowed, then took a long drink from her wine glass. “Jolinar, nice to meet you.” Then she got back to her food.

Cadie finished her drink in silence. As she finished the last of her ale she slammed the tankard down just to see if she could make the girl jump, “Well see ya on the Suspense.”

Leaving the cantina, Cadie headed to the bunk to collect her things and get on the Suspense before she was late to anything else today.
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  RE: Viper Squadron – Operation: Indigo
March 20, 2009 4:09:02 PM    View the profile of Ibram Tyrol 
ISD Suspense
En route to the Typhus system


Ibram silently watched the deck crew of the Suspense as they went about retrofitting the squadron’s Interceptors. Being the son of a renowned mechanic back on Yaga Minor, Ibram appreciated the delicacy and difficulty of the task. Armour plates had to be replaced, removed, or coated in a special light absorbing paste. Electrical system had to be taken out, switched off, or dampened. The engines had to have special filters put on them, not to mention all of the minor tweaks and niggles that had to be ironed out. All whilst maintaining the integrity of the chassis, and optimising combat capabilities. It wasn’t exactly a stroll through the Death Star.

He spent some time talking to old friends such as Char Nobyl, the Deck chief, and John Sierra, the deck hand who had serviced his fighter so many times. They were concerned that the modifications might need some retraining for the pilots.

“Hmm... It’ll probably have to be before we get to Typhus. I don’t know if the Indigo is kitted out for that,” Ibram commented as he rubbed some stubble on this chin.

“That is if you can get the new squadron out of the frakking simulators,” commented Sierra, as he cleaned one of his hydrospanners.

“New squadron?” Ibram asked with arched eyebrows.

“Blue squadron,” said Nobyl. “I know they’re not technically new, but they got completely wiped out during Roku Tan. The whole squadron was replaced, and they keep training in the damn simulators.”

Ibram pondered this for a couple of minutes.

“I’ll have a talk with their SC,” he said. “If that fails, I’ll go talk to Shoden. He still owes me money anyway...”

The two mechanics chuckled and then went back to work, saying their farewells as they did so.

Ibram turned round to see the rest of the squadron disembarking from the shuttle that had arrived from the Atrus.

He waved at them and beckoned them over. Some of them tried to salute, but they were carrying their jiffy bags and so found the pose awkward. Ibram motioned them to stay at ease.

“Welcome to the Suspense ladies and gentlemen. This ship is an old friend of the Vast Empire’s and indeed of Viper Squadron itself. It has accompanied us on many missions, taken care of us, protected us and patched us up.”

Ibram gave a small nod and a smile to Ferran and Mira, the only two remaining Vipers who had had any contact with the Suspense.

“The Suspense is currently being re-deployed to the Eastern fringe, which is why she is serving as our transport for the first part of the journey. She also has the honour of retrofitting our fighters, as the Indigo lacks the facilities to do so itself.”

Ibram waved a hand to the scene behind him.

“Over there you will see our dedicated hangar team, headed up by Chief Petty Officer Char Nobyl. A top for you new people: get to know the hangar crew. You treat them right, they’ll certainly treat you and your bird right.”

Ibram paused a moment to let everything sink in for the newer members.

“The commander of the ship is Commander Shoden, although I don’t  expect you’ll see him much. Our quarters have been prepared for us, and directions have already been uploaded to your datapads. The ship is about to get under way, so go to your quarters and settle in, we’ll have a quick briefing in 2 hours,” he said whilst glancing at his chrono.

“That’s all for the moment, carry on.”

The squadron saluted and filed out of the hangar. Mira paused to give him a quick peck on the cheek before hitting the shipboard gym.

Ibram let a long sigh and relaxed his shoulders, and then followed them out.

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Ibram could hear the noise even before he entered the training room. Before he even hit the corridor the training room was on, to be exact. He closed his eyes and sighed, before steeling himself for whatever lay through the door.

It was indeed every bit as chaotic as it sounded. Pilots in various stages of tidiness and even dress, hung around the place, many watching live feeds from the simulators. Many had drinks or food with them, litter was everywhere, and the lone stormtrooper on duty looked weary and fed up.

Well, this has got to stop, Ibram thought. He could barely control his contempt for these so called ‘pilots’.

He signalled to the stormtrooper, who hurriedly shouted, “OFFICER ON THE DECK!!”

Most stood to attention, albeit sloppily with a look of boredom already etching on their faces. A group of 3 pilots, who looked no older then 18, blatantly ignored the trooper and continued watching the simulator screen. Ibram, signalled the trooper again.

“OFFICER ON THE DECK! STAND TO ATTENTION!”

One of the three looked over at Ibram, gave him a quick glance, and then turned his back once again.

Ok, Ibram thought.

He pulled out his pistol, set it to stun, and shot the pilot in the back.

His two companions started to protest as he fell to the ground.

“SILENCE!!!” Ibram shouted. Two malcontents did so reluctantly, eyeing Ibram’s upholstered weapons.

“What is this shambles I see before me? You call yourself pilots?” He started pacing round the room, glaring at each one in the face.

“When an officer enters the room, you stand to attention. Do you get me?”

Some mumbled an affirmative.

“I said DO YOU GET ME!?” Ibram shouted.

“Sir yes Sir!” They all chorused.

Ibram gestured to the pilot who had been stunned.

“You two, pick him and take him to his quarters. From now on, you are only to use this room during the time allotted to you by the Commander. My squadron is about to embark on an important mission, and we don’t need you getting in our way. Now fall out.”

“Yes sir!,” the pilots hurriedly left the room as Ibram holstered his pistol.

Surveying the room, he called for a cleaning crew to come in and fix the place up, then relieved the trooper on watch before going to meet with the Commander.

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“I heard what you did to that poor chap in Blue Squadron. Rather dramatic don’t you think?”

Ibram was sitting in the private quarters of Commander Bren Shoden, Captain of the Suspense. They were both looking at a screen that was showing what was going on outside the ship.

“Well, I had planned on just having a word with the CO, but when I saw what they were up to... I felt it needed a ‘firm’ touch.”

Shoden chucked.

“I’d been telling Vericker to clean up his squadron ever since they got here, but he won’t listen. Speaking of which, you’ve just made yourself an enemy. He’s none too pleased with you.”

Ibram shrugged it off. He had taken on entire planets before, after all.

“Well, you may not think it a serious thing, but the Vericker family has pull with the Naval High Command. Don’t be surprised if things start happening to your career prospects.”

Ibram shrugged again.

Outside, the fleet disappeared in a streak of bluey white light as the ship entered hyperspace.

Operation: Indigo awaited.

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  RE: Viper Squadron – Operation: Indigo
March 20, 2009 9:48:02 PM    View the profile of Jolinar 
Jolinar was one of the first to enter the hangar.  She knew her way around starfighters, and made rounds of the squadron's fighters to offer a hand here or a word of praise or encouragement there.  She knew how important it was for the maintenance guys to stay focused.  They dealt with just as much stress as the pilots, though it was centered around different things.  The mechanics didn't have to worry about being blown to bits.  The pilots didn't have to worry about being court-martialed if a fighter they were working on didn't operate the way it should and someone died.  Jolinar kept in mind how territorial some military people got, and was careful to not tread on any figurative toes, or become too involved in the pre-mission prep work.  Making the crews feel like they were being watched all the time was just as bad as ignoring them.

Jolinar approached her fighter last.  She talked with the mechanic working on it about anything he'd noticed she needed to be aware of, and other such things.  They'd just finished their discussion when Jolinar spotted her new wingmate enter the hangar and look around, looking slightly lost.  She hid it well, but Jolinar had been taught to look for such things.  She whistled sharply, and when the girl (Jolinar recalled she'd said her name was Cadie) looked her way, waved her over.

"That one's yours."  Jolinar indicated the interceptor next to hers, and climbed to the top of the ladder.  She looked over at Cadie, nearly at the top of hers.  "Hey, Tiny.  You ever flown a stealth mission before?"  Jolinar yelled over, ribbing the girl a little in a friendly fashion.

"No.  Have you?"  Cadie replied in a tone that reminded Jolinar of a smartass teenager.  Jolinar figured she couldn't be much out of her teens. 

"I'd tell you, but then I'd have to kill you."  Jolinar said, making it a joke.  "Seriously though, good luck.  And you make it out of this mission alive, first round at the cantina's on me."

"What, nothing for getting more kill shots than you?"

"Getting the most kills doesn't matter if you get yourself killed taking a stupid risk trying to show off or play one-upsies with your squadron mates.  You come back alive, you come back smarter and a better pilot than you were when you went out."  Jolinar was completely serious.  She hoped the warning sank in and stayed.  She didn't wait for a response, and instead leaped lightly into her fighter, and began her preflight checklist.
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  RE: Viper Squadron – Operation: Indigo
March 21, 2009 2:28:38 AM    View the profile of Flyboy 
Korant stepped off the shuttle and looked around.  He had never before stepped on foot on the Suspense before.  He looked around and thought to himself she looks like a fine ship.  His attention was soon brought back to Ibram as he started talking.

Listening to Ibram, he took special attention in taking a note of the Chief Petty Officer, Char Nobyl.  Korant’s father had been a mechanic and he knew all too well just how important it was to keep them happy.  He thought back to the time when a pilot had been very rude of his father. 

He smiled as he remembered when the pilot tried to take off, his ship lifted a few metres off the ground before having to come back down again.  The crowd had laughed at the pilot, thinking incompetence.  Korant knew better as he knew what his father had done to the ship.  The pilot had pointed fingers at his father but nothing could be proved and so the pilot was never again rude to his father.  I will have to get to know Char and his crew very well thought Korant.

“That’s all for the moment, carry on.” said Ibram.

Korant glanced at his pad which had a schematic of the Suspense and the location of where his quarters were.  He wanted to stow away his gear but he could see the line of Interceptors on the deck and he knew one of them was for him.  I just got to see it thought Korant as he slung his bag over his shoulder and headed over to Char.

“Hi, I’m Korant, call sign ‘Flyboy’, just been assigned to Viper squadron” said Korant as he held out his hand.

“Hi” replied Char as he shook Korant’s hand, “I guess you’ll want to see your bird”.

“I’d love to” replied Korant.

Char led Korant down the deck and around the various Interceptors until he stopped at one and pointed.  Korant looked up at the sleek fighter.  He gazed in awe at it.  It was one thing to read up on it and another to fly a simulator but to actually see it there in person and to know that this was your ship. 

Char introduced Korant to the various members of what would be the people responsible for keeping his bird in the air and for retrofitting it.  Korant smiled and started to memorise the names, shaking hands with all of them and thanking them for ensuring his bird was space worthy.  Korant looked back at the ship.  He reached out and caressed the side of the fighter.

Char laughed and said “are you going to just toy with it or are you going to get in it”.

Korant smiled.  He had never really thought of getting inside it, he was so taken aback by the actual look of the ship.  He threw his bag down at the foot of the ladder and clambered up hastily.  He gazed at the cockpit and at all the controls before manoeuvring himself into the cockpit.  He looked it over and felt at home.  I’m going to enjoy flying you thought Korant.

Korant spent some time in the cockpit going over the controls and familiarising himself with the ship before deciding that he really should get to his quarters and settle in.  He slid out of the cockpit and made his way down the ladder.

“Everything in order?” asked Char as Korant stepped off the ladder.

“Yes thanks, she looks a fine fighter.  I can’t wait to get her in the air” replied Korant, “thanks again for showing me around”.

“Anytime kid” replied Char.

Korant picked up his bag and glanced down at his pad as he started to try to figure out the directions to his quarters.
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  RE: Viper Squadron – Operation: Indigo
March 21, 2009 6:56:39 AM    View the profile of Tinker 
Cadie looked around the ship. She didn't say much to the crew or her other pilots. She wanted to get her barrings. Walking back to the hanger she leaned against the wall near the entrance. There were some cargo boxes near her, but other than that she had a pretty unobstructed view of the TIE interceptors being checked over by the mechanics.

She couldn't help but scrutinize how they were doing things. She had worked as a mechanic for the past year. But had always loved taking apart and  putting back together starships just as much as flying them. Flying the smaller fighters was her favorite, she could fly larger cargo vessels, probably fly them even better but that just reminded her of....of...whatever. She pushed herself off the wall with a huff and started walking around the hanger.

Saw the Chief Petty officer she should be checking with, but didn't feel like it right now. She  looked at each TIE trying to puzzle out which one was hers, as if they could answer her. A loud whistle stopped her in her tracks. Turning slowly towards the sound. If thats some deckhand who thinks they can whistle and i'm gonna melt they have another thing coming. But it was Jolinar her wingmate, waving her over towards a TIE.

"That one's yours." Jolinar was pointing to the Interceptor next to hers, Cadie didn't even pause. She walked right over and started climbing the ladder on her TIE. 

"Hey, Tiny.” Cadie frowned at that and looked back at the woman sharply. “You ever flown a stealth mission before?" Jolinar was already at the top of her ladder just like Cadie, who is she callin' tiny?

"No. Have you?"

"I'd tell you, but then I'd have to kill you." Cadie just shook her head at the joke.

"Seriously though, good luck. And you make it out of this mission alive, first round at the cantina's on me."

I think I might like this girl, she's gonna buy me a round. Smirking Cadie replied. "What, nothing for getting more kill shots than you?"

Jolinar became very serious. "Getting the most kills doesn't matter if you get yourself killed taking a stupid risk trying to show off or play one-upsies with your squadron mates. You come back alive, you come back smarter and a better pilot than you were when you went out." Jolinar did not wait for Cadie to respond, she just took the last step and climbed into her cockpit.

Cadie quickly did the same then thought about what Jolinar had said. For the most part Cadie was all talk, she didn't really care about kill shots. Cadie just wanted to be flying. Being focused on the mission and not having to deal with anything else, those were the times that Cadie loved. She couldn't wait for the mission to get underway.

She checked all of the screens, making sure the cockpit was ready for flight. She called down a few questions to the mechanic. She was more than used to working on freighters but wanted to know about how these mechanics do things.
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  RE: Viper Squadron – Operation: Indigo
March 21, 2009 12:31:44 AM    View the profile of Flyboy 
Korant looked at the pad and tried to make sense of where he was and ultimately where he was going to.  Give him a star chart and he could navigate his way with no bother but trying to navigate his way around the Suspense was something completely different.

He decided to start walking down this corridor, although he wasn’t sure whether the pad should be this way up or that way.  He glanced at several of the rooms trying to figure out where there were on the pad.

It probably took him twice as long to finally arrive at his quarters.  On his way he passed many officers but being the confident cocky kid that he was, he didn’t really want to ask and look foolish.  However, he was grateful to finally be in his quarters.

He looked around the sparse quarters and threw his gear into one of the corners.  He sat down on the bed and rested for a while.  He was looking forward to getting the mission underway and hoped that there was going to be some time to practice on the flight simulators.

Korant had never had the opportunity yet to fly a TIE Interceptor and he was looking forward to flying it.  He thought back to the feel of being inside the cockpit and he was itching to be in the cockpit when the fighter was actually flying and not stationery.

I wonder when this mission will get underway thought Korant as he looked around the room.  He started to get restless so he decided to take a wander around the Suspense.  I may be here for awhile, might as well get my bearings thought Korant.

Exiting his quarters, Korant started wandering down the corridors of the Suspense.  He wasn’t sure where he was going but he didn’t care.  Anything was better than being cooped up in his quarters.  He also wondered where the rest of the Viper Squadron was.
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  RE: Viper Squadron – Operation: Indigo
March 21, 2009 4:57:30 PM    View the profile of Tinker 
Cadie, finishing up her business in the cockpit, jumped back on the ladder and back down. She looked up and could see Jolinar still in her TIE fiddling with something. Giving her a two finger salute Cadie turned back towards the main part of the ship to look for her bunk.

On her way she could see Korant walking through the hall looking for something again. Smirking she stopped for a moment, “Hey Korant.”

“Hey Cadie, where are the other Vipers?”

Cadie breathed in visibly looking around a bit. “Well I've only seen Jolinar, she's back in her TIE checking the systems.” She scrunched her eyes in thought. “I have no idea were everyone else is. Let's check the training room, shall we?”

Looking relieved not to be on his own Korant nodded, “Yeah okay.”

They made their way through the maze of corridors until they found the pilots training room. The room was spotless, as though it had just been cleaned and a number of the Viper's had made their way to the room.

Korant walked through the threshold but Cadie just stopped with her arms crossed looking in the room. He turned to look at her, “heh, you coming.”

Cadie looked at the young man frowning, “No, not right now. But you have fun Flyboy.” With that she turned and walked back up the hallway.

Cadie wasn't ready to 'hang out' she needed some time alone. She would return, for some much needed sim work. She needed to practice in the Interceptors, her look over the controls earlier reminded her how inexperienced she was working with them. Rubbing her eyes she found her bunk. They had been paired off in their sleeping quarters.

Cadie opened the door and almost ran smack into her bunkmate. “Gah, sorry.” The girl looked up at Cadie as if she just noticed she was there but totally missed her bumping into her a second before.

“Oh no, its okay, I'm Ryyk. Looks like we are going to be roomies.”

Cadie's eyes were still on Ryyk's hair, pink hair. When she looked back at her face, some time must have passed. “Oh right, I'm Cadie umm Reese. They call me Tinker.” God, I need a drink. Rubbing her eyes Cadie went into the bunk as Ryyk stepped back to make room.

She got to work putting her gear away, she had brought her bags earlier when they got off the transport. But she didn't bother putting anything away. She got everything situated, sighed and turned to sit, only to find Ryyk standing right behind her. Jumping slightly, “whoa, I didn't know you were still here.”
Sitting on her bed, she was a bit surprised when Ryyk sat next to her.

“So did you get to see your TIE yet?”
“Um” Cadie looked as though she had never been so uncomfortable in her life. “Yes, Jolinar showed me which one was mine. I want to go to the training room and get some simulator time in later.”

Ryyk just nodded her head and looked at Cadie.

Cadie raised an eyebrow, then turned her head towards the opposite wall. “Right well” taking a deep breath and opening her eyes as much as she could before turning back to her roommate. “Do you want to go to the training room with me?”

Ryyk smiled “Yes”, slapping Cadie on the thigh. “Let's go!” She jumped up and practically ran for the door.

This is going to be interesting. Shaking her head and running her hand through her hair, Cadie headed to the door behind Ryyk.
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  RE: Viper Squadron – Operation: Indigo
March 22, 2009 10:32:26 AM    View the profile of Flyboy 
Korant moved through the Suspense taking a note of the various areas of the ship, getting used to the ship.  It seemed to be quite a large ship and Korant knew it would take him time to become fully familiar with all of its corridors.  He decided to check out the training room as he figured that if the Viper pilots were going to be anywhere then that was where they were going to be.

Entering the training room he was surprised to see how clean the place was.  Almost looks like a cleaning crew has just been here thought Korant.  He took stock of what the training room had to offer and was slightly surprised when he noticed the occasional stormtrooper.

Korant shrugged even though he thought the training room was for pilots only.  He moved over to the bar and ordered himself a corellian whiskey.  He took a sip and felt the liquid immediately warming his insides.  That’s good stuff thought Korant.

He watched as he noticed a couple of people entering the training room.  He immediately recognised one of them as being one of the Viper pilots called Cadie.  He remembered how she had sent him on a wild goose chase to find Ibram and decided he would have to be wary around her.

He didn’t recognise the other person that she was with and wondered whether this person was a member of the Viper squadron or not.  He nodded over at them as he took another small sip of his drink.  He wasn’t sure whether or not they had taken any notice of him or not.

I wonder what they are here for thought Korant as he watched them enter and wondered whether they were going to try out the simulator or just here for a quiet drink.
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  RE: Viper Squadron – Operation: Indigo
March 22, 2009 11:51:44 AM    View the profile of Romanflame 
Arthur was fresh out of the Academy.  When he found himself in a shuttle to the Suspense for his first mission.  He stood back from the rest of the squad, not knowing any of them and also not ready to.  He listened to Tyrol about the ship.  When Tyrol left, Arthur went looking for his room to get settled in.  When he got there he read over the pad he was given.  First he went over the mission then he also memorized the location of the training room, and the hanger from his bunk and them selves.

After getting settled Arthur went to the hanger to find out what ship he got the privilege to fly.  When he got there the only people there were the mechanics, and the deck chief.  He asked who was the deck chief and found out that he was four ship down from him.

"I have just been assigned to Viper squadron" Arthur said

"You want to see your ship I right?" replied Char.

"Yes, I love to" Arthur said

Char took him to the ship and said "Climb on up." Arthur did so with out being asked a second time.  He looked over the cockpit to familiarize  himself and asked some questions about it.

After he was satisfied he went to  the training room to get some experience flying one. There where a few people there and Arthur sat down to train trying not to distract them.
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  RE: Viper Squadron – Operation: Indigo
March 22, 2009 10:07:11 PM    View the profile of Jolinar 
Jolinar finished adjusting the sensors in order to increase their range, while making sure they weren't going to give away her position to the enemy.  She checked the other systems one more time, and decided she was satisfied everything was in order.  She was tempted to bypass the ladder and jump directly to the ground, but figured she'd catch hell for it if she was seen by a superior officer--especially if she injured herself just days before a mission.  She passed a few more words with the mechanic working on her fighter, and told him about her adjustments.  She suggested he look them over, and said if he could replicate them on the others, he should.  They were fairly simple, at least to her.  Jolinar complimented his work, and left.

If Jolinar had a roommate, he or she hadn't arrived yet.  She unpacked and stowed her gear, and headed off to wander the ship a bit and see what was offered in the way of entertainment.
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  RE: Viper Squadron – Operation: Indigo
March 23, 2009 3:15:32 PM    View the profile of Ibram Tyrol 
ISD Suspense
Training Room Alpha


Ibram was leaning against the wall looking at his datapad as the squadron slowly trickled into the training room in small groups. He was glad to see that the newer pilots were bonding together, even with some of veterans. Unit cohesion was always tricky when your friend could easily be dead the next day.

He motioned to them so that they formed a lose semi circle around him. Behind him, the screen came to life and displayed schematics of their Interceptors.

“Welcome everyone; I hope you settled in well enough. Behind me I have put up the schematics to a standard TIE Interceptor.”

He paused a moment to let them look. The technical details may not mean much to some of them, but he was hoping they would get the gist.

“This configuration is the stock-version that most squadrons in the galaxy use. However, from time to time alterations are made. Sometimes they are necessary, sometimes they are a personal choice, and these alterations range from minor tweaking to complete overhauls. For this mission, our fighter has under gone the later.”

He pressed a button on his datapad and the schematic behind him changed. Like the CO saw down the in hanger, bits of the virtual fighter were removed, tweaked, or changed in ways. The result still resembled a TIE Interceptor, but you could instantly tell it was different.

“This is roughly what our fighters are going to look like now. The Deck Crew have nearly finished the overhaul, and are now adjusting the systems to compensate for the changes. However, there won’t be time for you guys to get reacquainted with the controls, so we have set up these simulators to help you out. You will be flying to the specifications of our modified craft, and you will be conducting various scenarios that revolve around our mission.”

“A laymans ‘list’ if you will of the changes, and what they will mean to a pilot, have been uploaded to the mission documents folder. Download it, study it, learn it, and after dinner you will train as much as you can. We will be arriving at Typhus at approximately 1800 tomorrow evening, ship time. That doesn’t leave us long, so no time wasting. When we arrive in system, we will immediately slip out of the Suspense as it heads towards the station, where we will rendezvous with the Indigo on the edge of the system. This is a covert op, so no one must know where we are going.”

He paused and looked at each of them, making sure none of them looked worried or confused.

“Any questions come find me in my office after dinner. For now, go get something to eat, and then hit the simulators. Dismissed.”

Ibram watched as they all filed out and then jumped into one of the simulators to get some practice of his own then. After all, it wouldn’t do them any good to see him struggling with the new equipment, and he knew he wouldn’t get many more chances after this....

OOC:
This is just a quick filler post, to give you something to do that not's just C/D. You will be in simulators, so have fun with it, but make sure you're all on the same page. If you want to try a different scenario to the one on, just make it clear you're practising at a different time. More instructions in the main topic.
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  RE: Viper Squadron – Operation: Indigo
March 23, 2009 7:10:20 PM    View the profile of Flyboy 
Korant carried on drinking his whiskey as he watched as more pilots started entering the training room.  There were so many different faces and he was looking forward to getting to know them a lot better.  In walked a face that he instantly recognised, Ibram.  He and the rest of the pilots were called over and Korant quickly down the remainder of his whiskey and joined the group.

Korant listened intently to Ibram’s briefing.  He was looking forward to trying out the simulators and he had to admit that he was a little disappointed in hearing that they should go grab a bite to eat before trying out the simulators.  Korant watched Ibram sliding into one of the simulators and thought to himself I wish that was me.

Korant felt his stomach grumble slightly and he suddenly thought to himself that having something to eat maybe wasn’t such a bad idea after all.  He returned to the bar and asked the bartender what food was on offer.  The barman handed him a list and Korant chose something hot at random.  The bartender told him it would take a short while to prepare.

Korant settled into one of the booths and still having his datapad with him, he began downloading the specifications and changes that the Interceptors were going through.  He was glad that there was a “layman’s” list as it made it a lot easier to understand.

The bartender arrived with the food and Korant was surprised by how quickly it had arrived, or maybe it was just the fact that he had been so engrossed with the listings that he had not noticed the time going by.  He set the pad down beside him and eating his food, continually glanced at the pad, taking in all the information.

Despite it being a layman’s list, it was still quite detailed and Korant knew that he was going to have to study it for quite some time before it fully sank in.  Soon he finished off the last of his food and his stomach thanked him for it.

I guess the best way for me to understand the modifications is to actually put them into practice thought Korant as he gathered up his pad and started to make his way over to one of the flight simulators.

Sliding himself inside one of them, he activated it and thought to himself well, here goes nothing.
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  RE: Viper Squadron – Operation: Indigo
March 24, 2009 4:49:37 PM    View the profile of Romanflame 
Arthur sat down and listen to Ibram.  When he heard that they had to eat first he was thankful, because he hadn't eaten since he graduated.  He went to the bar to get some food.  While he was waiting for it to come he thought he go over the alterations on the ships.  He understood what they did and how they did it.

When the bartender came he put the pad face down on the table and began to eat.  After he was done he looked over the pad once more to make sure what he read was fresh when he tested it out.
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  RE: Viper Squadron – Operation: Indigo
March 24, 2009 5:51:15 PM    View the profile of Tinker 
Cadie stood with the other Vipers in the training room. This was her first real meeting and her first chance to see all of the Vipers. She had missed their initial briefing on board the Atrus . She could identify her roommate, Ryyk. Her wingmate, Jolinar. And that other new pilot, Korant. Other than that, and obviously Ensign Tyrol, she did not know anyone.

The pilots dispersed after the meeting, most of them heading to the commissary to get some food.

Cadie started to become aware of her stomach, which was growling loudly. Cadie's hand reflexively came up to muffle the sound. She realized that it had been quite some time since she had last eaten.

Hmm okay guess its dinner time. Cadie walked out of the training room to the nearby commissary to get some food. 

She could see many of the pilots from the briefing that just finished in varying stages of obtaining food and eating.

Cadie found a seat after choosing some Veggie Nerf Soup, she sat down at an empty table. Cadie did not feel like socializing right now. She had already done more socializing than she was used to today.

She pulled out her datapad and studied, getting ready for her sim time later on.

Luckily, Cadie had already been to see her Stealth TIE Interceptor. The ship was modified with equipment that would make it hard to see. She couldn't fire her torpedoes or talk on the comlink though. She noticed earlier that the paint was star-specked on a black-matte fiberplast. There were some more modifications made to the weapons systems, all to help with stealth related missions.

Clicking the datapad off, Cadie finished the last bit of soup. Glanced around the room one more time, before standing. She pocketed the datapad and pushed in her chair. It was time for her to get in that simulator and she was ready.
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  RE: Viper Squadron – Operation: Indigo
March 25, 2009 8:22:24 PM    View the profile of Flyboy 
“Welcome to Stealth Mission Scenario One” stated the computer.

Korant got himself strapped into the simulator.  This was the first time he had ever been inside a simulator before and he was looking forward to the experience and also finding out just how realistic it was going to be.

Scenario One thought Korant well this should be fun.  Korant wondered what Scenario One was going to give him.  He hoped it was going to be relatively easy although he had his doubts about that.

“You are to proceed to the following co-ordinates which will be given at the end of this briefing.  There you will find a space station.  Observe the station discretely and return back to your starting location” said the computer.

Sounds easy enough so far thought Korant.

“There will be various ships that you will encounter along the way.  Use the environment to you advantage and above all else do not let yourself become detected.  If anyone spots you then this exercise is over and the simulation will be reset” stated the computer who started to rattle out the co-ordinates.

I guess I don’t get to shoot anyone thought Korant as he grasped the control stick and got ready to start the simulation.  He hoped that he was going to be successful but if he wasn’t then he knew that he would try and keep trying until he got it right.

The simulation began and Korant was stunned at how realistic it all felt.  For a minute he actually felt like he was flying a TIE Interceptor.  Got to focus thought Korant as he started to set a course for the co-ordinates supplied, wondering what it was he was going to come across along the way.

Korant soon discovered that it did not take the computer very long before it set about its first challenge to him.

Quote:Hope this simulation is ok with everyone, wasn't overly sure what to get us to do.  I won't be offended if you choose another program
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  RE: Viper Squadron – Operation: Indigo
March 30, 2009 8:36:31 PM    View the profile of Tinker 
The simulator was dark and perfectly situated like the TIE cockpit. Cadie got comfortable and pulled up the program.

=====Welcome to Stealth Mission Scenario One===========

Reading the rest of the messages it looked like she would have to proceed to the coordinates observe the space station and return to starting point with the data gathered.

Cadie grabbed the controls and started on the course. Of course it sounded easy, but she was sure there would be some obstacles along the way.

Everything started out pretty normal. An empty star field laid out in front of her. She checked her nav computer and could see the space station on the far part of her screen. She piloted the TIE in that direction, when she was approaching the target three blimps came up.

Enemy vessels approaching. They were not on an intercept course, which meant they had probably not seen Cadie yet. She twisted the vessel using the stealth capabilities to keep her shielded. She couldn't use the comms and she couldn't fire any weapons, so her only option was to evade.

She grabbed the controls steered clear of the vessels and watched silently as they continued on their patrol course right past her. She then powered up and got close enough to the space station to gather the needed information.

Twisting the controls she turned the TIE back around and headed back towards the base. She kept an eye on the radar to make sure the enemy ships did not return. Yeah that was way too easy...I've got a feeling the actual mission is going to be much more difficult. But at least I know how the bird handles now.

Satisfied with her experience, she opened the cockpit and climbed out. She unclasped her helmet and breathed in a deep breath of fresh air, then headed back to her bunk to get cleaned up.



OOC:
I know this is pretty lame, any suggestions would be great. I'm just not good at coming up with a decent simulation.
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  RE: Viper Squadron – Operation: Indigo
April 1, 2009 12:49:51 AM    View the profile of Flyboy 
Korant grabbed the stick and set off towards the station.  He immediately spotted two ships approaching him.  He steered the fighter immediately away and hoped that they hadn’t seen him.  From his viewpoint he watched as the ships moved past his position and he was able to breathe a sigh of relief in the knowledge that he hadn’t screwed up so quickly into the simulation.

In the distance he could see several other patrolling ships.  He knew that from this range they couldn’t detect him but he also wondered how he would get near to the station without being detected.  Then he spotted it.  Perfect he thought to himself as he decided to go for it.

Angling his ship away from the patrolling craft, he set a course for a small asteroid field.  Let’s hope they aren’t patrolling this area thought Korant as his ship entered the field.  Immediately asteroids started moving around at an erratic pace and direction and Korant had to keep his wits about him to avoid them.

I wish I could use my blasters thought Korant as he guided his ship through the field.  His hands grasping his control stick tightly.  He knew that even a small burst from his blasters would attract the attention of the patrolling craft.  Even though this is a simulation it still feels very real thought Korant as he felt beads of sweat start to perspire on his forehead as several small asteroids made unexpected turns toward his fighter and he had to make sharp corrections before they impaled his craft.

Soon the asteroid field started to thin out and Korant knew he was past the patrolling vessels and the station was directly ahead.  Approaching the station, he flicked on the scanners and proceeded to scan the station without being detected.  Well this is easy thought Korant as the data started to flood in.  He was starting to wonder what to do next when the computer spoke.

“Congratulations on the completion of Stealth Mission Scenario One.  Prepare to begin Stealth Mission Scenario Two” stated the computer.

“Oh, I wonder if this is going to be as easy as the last one” said Korant to the computer, even though he knew he wasn’t going to get any kind of response.

“Welcome to Stealth Mission Scenario Two” stated the computer.

“Let’s get it on” said Korant as he waited eagerly to find out what was in store for him.


OOC:
I'm hoping that someone either comes up with a stealth mission scenario or we can move the mission on as I'm not overly good at coming up with scenarios either
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April 2, 2009 3:51:25 AM    View the profile of Ibram Tyrol 
Mission Type: Stealth
Mission #: 2
Difficulty: Moderate

Synopsis: You and your flight are currently hovering above the moon of a planet, where you are observing the movements of enemy ships.

Unfortunatly, you are spotted, and you must flee to the rendevous point without leading your enemy to it.

Between you and the Rendevous is: The Station orbiting the planet, the planet itself, a junk field, and a comet that coincidently is passing through the system at this time. You have 1 hour to make it to the rendevous point without leading the enemy too it.

Weapons: Yes

Enemy Forces: Station Batteries
                    2 x Carrack Crusiers
                    2 x Tie Inteceptor Squadrons

Beginning in...
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  RE: Viper Squadron – Operation: Indigo
April 4, 2009 2:35:50 AM    View the profile of Flyboy 
Well this sounds like fun thought Korant as the simulation began.  He glanced at his controls and his sensors showed two Carrack Cruisers orbiting the planet.  Suddenly an alarm rang out and Korant’e eyes widened as his display started showing lots more ships.  The Carrack Cruisers had launch two squadrons of TIE Interceptors.

“Ok, so that’s a lot of ships” said Korant to his ship, even though he knew he wasn’t going to get a response.

Right there’s too many to shoot my way out of this one thought Korant.  He suddenly became aware that whilst he was thinking about what to do, the enemy ships were getting closer.

Time to get out of here thought Korant as he fired up the engines, grabbing the stick and angling the ship on a course away from the enemy ship.  He knew he had to get them off his tail otherwise the ships would follow him back to the rendezvous point and that was completely unacceptable.

Let’s try out this junk field thought Korant as he brought his ship on a course towards the field.  The enemy ships were hot on his heels.  Korant was grateful that they weren’t in firing range yet as he entered the field.

Holding his stick tightly, his ship entered the field.  Although not wanting to, Korant slowed down the ship as he looked at a multitude of floating bit and pieces.  He recognised parts of ships and a lot of other stuff that he couldn’t identify.

He started to weave his ship around the various bits of junk and he wondered whether the enemy ships were still on his heels or whether he had lost any in the field.  He spotted a large piece of hull and brought his ship in close.  He hoped that his ship wouldn’t register on the enemy’s display.

Korant looked at his display and saw that the enemy ships had entered the field and had started to split up.  I guess they aren’t able to get a fix on me thought Korant.

“I might just get out of this” said Korant.
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  RE: Viper Squadron – Operation: Indigo
April 4, 2009 7:45:24 AM    View the profile of Tinker 
Tinker sat in the cockpit as the simulation instructions blanked out and were replaced by the star field with the moon and a planet beyond. She could visually make out some ship movements below her position. Then the nav beeped, Tie Interceptors were deployed and heading directly to her position.

“Oh frak me.” She uttered with malice, but the smirk on her face betrayed her annoyance.

Twisting the controls she dialed up the accelerator and headed towards the planet. She had to draw them away from the rendezvous point. 

She led the squadron of TIE interceptors between the Moon and the planet, twisting suddenly to try and throw them off. As she passed the moon she twisted again going into a long arc. When she finished she looked back she could see that they were still behind her, but she had gained some ground.

“Persistent, huh?” Cadie said out loud chewing her lip. Then she saw some debris up ahead. “Let’s find out how persistent you boys are feeling today.” Hitting the accelerator’s she headed straight towards the debris field.

The junk varied in size and component. From pieces of ships to parts of satellites, Cadie witnessed a treasure trove float past her in the viewport.  Lost items which all together probably could build one maybe two capital ships by the looks of the shear mass of it all.

Given the speed she was currently going, Cadie had to keep on adjusting. Twisting and turning to avoid being blown to bits by the debris. That would be frakin’ embarrassing.

She couldn’t really look for the enemy ships, she needed to concentrate on going as fast as possible through the debris to keep them off her tail. As she exited, now many clicks from where she needed to be, she looked to see if the ships were still following her. The majority of them had either fallen victim to some space trash or just weren’t there anymore. But three emerged from the debris behind Tinker.

“Great.” Cadie whispered annoyed. 

She needed to not venture any farther from the rendezvous; she had to think of something. Then her nav beeped again. Come on more ships? No, this time it was an anomaly. Pushing a few buttons to get more information Cadie discovered it was a comet passing through the system. 

She twisted the controls to intercept. She could see the nucleus or halo radiating from around the body of the comet as she got closer. She couldn’t get too close but she needed to get caught up in the ion tail which would hide her from the ships long enough for her to get away. She slowed a bit and let the ion stream flow over her TIE as the three enemy ships flew right passed her. She stayed hidden for a few more minutes before reversing course and taking a conservative path back to the rendezvous.
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