Lost in space (Open Ended)

Seating on the command seat, casually drumming her gloved fingers on the metal handrest of the command seat with a seemingly bored look, lazily monitoring the bridge crew of The De Grace minding about with their duties. Looking back at the calm blue expanse of Hyperspace, Sora resisted the urge to yawn and instead focus back onto the monitors connected to the chair.

Despite the sheer boredroom she and a couple of others were facing, the Imperial Captain decided to distract herself with the same mission brief sent to her days ago on her command monitors.

The mission; Escort three Class Four Container Transports to the outlying colonies in the Outerrim to provide Humanitarian aid to the colonist and if possible eliminate the local gangs and pirates there while their forces consist of a single Imperial-II Class Star Destroyer, Two remodeled Munificent-Class Star Frigates and Four Arequitens-Class Cruisers. A sizeable Escort fleet if she asked herself that.

And to be honest, Sora didn’t mind taking the Escort mission. She could use a break from the excitement she had to deal with when it came to finding rebels or dealing with large pirate fleets. Her thoughts soon ended having noticed one of her crew members approach with a report.

“What is it?”

“Ma’am, we’re coming out of hyperspace with the rest of the fleet just outside of the Abrion sector.”

“This early? Why are we stopping just outside of the sector we’re supposed to arrive at?” She asks, her eyebrows were raised in confusion yet curious as to the reason behind it.

“I received a transmission from Admiral Khan from the ISD Magnificent detailing that he was informed by the crew of one of the Container Transport that they notice something was off with their Hyperdrive and requested permission to exit with the fleet to check their Hyperdrive for any issues to avoid any unfortunate accidents and was approved.”

Stroking her chin, Sora inquired further. “Have the others been informed?”

“Yes, ma’am. ISD Magnificent contacted and informed the rest of the fleet of this development and are now exiting hyperspace as we speak.”

Nodding once more, Sora would give her arms a quick stretch, flexing her finger a bit before sitting up straight in a dignified manner. “Alright people, you know the dance, once we exit out of hyperspace, I want our shields raised, point defense hot, TIEs ready for immediate deployment and perimeter patrol and our Stormtrooper contingent prep for any boarding parties. Get to it, people!”

The crew would simply shout out confirmation of their orders, proceeding to perform their duties with high degrees of professionalism. Having worked under Sora for a good three and a half years, they all come to known Sora being a rather cautious woman, usually taking precautions in every mission they participated in.

Soon enough, their view of the blue expanse starts to stretch out with white lines, signaling them of the ship’s exit from light speed to real space.

The moment they exited hyperspace, the crew was greeted with the usual black inkiness of realspace that was always complimented with the dazzling stars painting the black canvas around them. Soon enough, they would start seeing their comrade ships appearing and exiting from hyperspace with soft thumps that could be felt inside of the bridge. In an instant, the fleet was in formation, the cargo transports in the middle, two Arequitins Class at the front with the rest spaced to cover parts of the fleet, each Munificent Class Star Frigates stationed on each side to cover the transports and lastly at the rear end of the Fleet was the one and only Imperial-II Star Destroyer.

“All ships reporting in ma’am”

Smiling to herself, she had a feeling two of her good friends and fiancees; Akari and Yu who were in the same fleet did the same thing as her.

Though she had a gut feeling that something was going to happen.

Seating in her own Commander seat, Akari was looking at her troops. her face devoid of emotions before looking at the Monitors. she had been in action along with Sora for quite some time. the Escort mission was a rather well deserved break if she was being honest. but noticing one of her crew members she looked at them

“Yes?”

“Captain, we’re almost out of the hyperspace with the rest of the fleet just outside the Abrion sector.”

“This quick? well…i didn’t expect that but why are we stopping just outside?” she asked wanting to know the reason behind it. hearing the debrief about Commander Khan’s transmission she nodded at that. “I see…were the others informed?” hearing his words once more she nodded

“Alright then. prepare the shields. straight to protocol i don’t want anything going out of line. i don’t want us getting screwed over with a surprise attack when we could had prevented it. the rebels will always have a chance to have a jump on us.” her scarred eye was also the reason of a rebel attack afterall when she was a child. “Deploy the peremiter patrol as well as contingency in case something bad happens.” her command was smooth and precise. they already know the drill and she was just giving them a quick reminder. while she was strict with them they knew she was caring.

Hearing their shout of confirmation and proceeded to work like a well oiled machine she smiled at the satisfaction they are giving her. Three years working under Akari. they could see what was hidden beneath the shell. while she is just as cautious and skilled in combat she was rather responsible in helping the crew. making sure that everyone was treated equally without discrimination. her heart filled with kindness as she tries to help anyone she can under the hidden guise of a cold heart. the mission they take in, they would fight for Akari while Akari would fight for them. any casualties they gain the woman would stop and give them a proper burial or mourn at the lost.

Soon enough, their view of the blue expanse starts to stretch out with white lines, signaling them of the ship’s exit from light speed to real space.

Seeing that she wasn’t the first and saw Sora’s ship she smiled a much more genuine one before seeing another more presumably Yu’s. with Sora being the first she couldn’t help but grin now

“All ships reporting in Captain.”

While hearing that she nodded before her eyes hardened. as much as she wanted to talk to them they can’t just yet. something tells her that something bad is gonna happen and she always listens to her gut

“Men call me paranoid but i need you all to be on your feet. Make sure that you all are prepared at all times. we’re a family and we make sure that we’re all prepared to protect each other.”

A group of Y-wings exited hyperspace and directed toward imperial fleet.

They turned toward imperial formation and started heading toward ships, some headed toward transports, some toward line ships, they would keep as tight formation as safely possible to defend each other from TIEs

Zune and her wingman homed in onto one of transports and speed towards it

Flicking switch in cockpit gave confirming beep as Proton bombs were armed, now just waiting game untill Y-wings reach imperial fleet and people start dying, regrettable but needed, after all it’s war.

“One for you, one for you, bombs for every of you” - she muttered turning on targeting computer

If ties would approach formation of bombers they would be greeted by ion cannons located behind cockpit controled by ships astromechs

“Ma’am, we’re detecting numerous hyperspace activity coming from our starboard.” One of her bridge bunnies reported, drawing the young captain’s attention.

“What do you mean?” Sora asks, her eyes narrowing at the report given to her. It had been a few minutes in real space for the fleet as reports, it felt rather coincidental that the ship powerful sensors picked it up on their radar.

“Hyper whales?” The good captain asked again. Wondering if was those gasbags being one of the few creatures in space capable of FTL travel.

“Negative ma’am, bio-scans show noth-wait! Several contacts just appeared and closing in fast with energy levels rising!”

Sora’s eyes widen, realizing the sudden danger and realization those were Rebel ships. “Sound the fleet!”

“Too late ma’am!”

“Firing point defense!”

“Their coming too fast!”

“BRACE FOR IMPACT!!!”

She also received the news. she made sure that everything was already prepared as Akari sounded her own fleet. “MEN PREPARE FOR COMBAT. NO ONE IS GONNA DIE HERE WHILE WE CAN DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. THOSE WHO ARE UNPREPARED FOR THE ASSAULT MAKE SURE TO ASSIST THEM WITH EVERYTHING YOU GOT.” she screamed out. standing as she commanded her men. her soldiers. her family. “Make sure that everyone and the Cargo are safe and sound.”

Y-wings would disperse to attack few targets, one group would focus on bombing freighters other went for capital ships using ISDs lack of AA cover to deal as much damage as possible, last group went for munificent frigates, trying to destroy their engines to stop them from leaving system, pilots were avoiding areas with high AA concetration to avoid being shot down.

Zune started lock-in on at one of freighters and as soon as she was in range she pressed button to drop proton charges. She and other groups were supposed to do as much damage as possible and grapevine told that they might even get some more friendly ships at some point

After she dropped first bombs zune broke off and dived lower to prepare for another attack run, R5 gave few Ios salvos from rear turret into freighter

With the Y-Wings splitting off into several smaller wings, each with a task of their own, the Ion torpedo volley they sent out would make their marks on the Freighters, disabling their engines, shields generators, weapon systems and other essential systems of the ship leaving them adrift. Though the other ships had their shields already up but were trying their best to avoid the oncoming Ion torpedoes.

The Zephyer, an Arequitens-class was too slow to avoid the oncoming onslaught as four of the fifty Ion torpedoes detonates across the bow of the ship, the first two Ion bombs drained her shields completely leaving her to expose to the last two which completely crippled her, leaving the ship completely adrift in the void of space.

Her sister ship, the Seeker would suffer the same fate but to a lesser degree as her point-defense system took care of half of the incoming torpedoes lessening the damage where she was running with half of her engines working. The rest of the Arequitens would come out unscathed and immediately perform AA screening, their quad-link laser cannons firing upon the nearby Y-Wings trying to get close to the Cargo ships. Trying their best to defend them.

Meanwhile ISD Magnificent had already deployed a good portion of its fighter complement ranging from TIEs and Interceptors while Bombers remain in her hangars due to them being unsuitable for the task. Though due to its large size and lack of point-defense, the ship would take the brunt of Ion torpedoes, tanking them though at the cost of some of the armaments being disabled hence losing a portion of her firepower.


The bridge of the De Grace shook from the impact as the torpedoes slam into the ship’s deflector shield, Sora greeted her teeth, glaring at the Y-Wings zooming past her bridge as if mocking her and her crew. Tempering her anger, she quickly shouts out to her crew.

“Status!”

“Shields are still holding! 65% left!”

“We can’t deploy our fighters ma’am! The Ion torpedoes disabled several subsystems.”

“Weapons systems still at 100% and hot!”

“Engines are still in the green zone!”

Sora clicked her tongue at the news of being unable to deploy her fighter complement as the Ion torpedoes disabled the De Grace hangar doors from opening, thankfully her ship weapons were still 100% functional.

“Perform intense AA sweep! Switch to flak to throw them off!”

“Yes, ma’am! Switching to flak!”

“Communications status of the fleet!” She barked out.

“Zephyer is currently crippled, all systems disabled, the cargo ships as we-scratch that one of the Freighters lost her rear flank engine! Seeker is running on half power trying but is still providing AA cover along with the Autumn and Wulf! Still trying to get reports from the Fury and Magnificent!”

Hearing the news, Sora internally sighed in relief as the Autumn, Yui’s ship remained untouched and was trying her best to defend the Freighters containing humanitarian supplies. Though the thought of the Rebel Alliance attacking Humanitarian Cargo ships filled her with anger.

“Make sure to give them some support, though focus on those Y-Wings trying hit our blindspot!”

“Aye captain! Focusing fire on oncoming bombers!”

Just they said, the Munificent 40 point-defense laser cannons and 8 flak cannons immediately target the nearby Y-Wings, filling the space around the ship with deadly anti-starfighter lasers and explosive flak clouds to deter them from coming.

as luck would had turn out for Akari. it seems she was still fully functioning but her shield took quite a hit lowering it to 50% from the sudden attack. she had sent out her forces quite earlier and luck gave way to it as they started protecting the cargos as well as targeting the Y-Wings. she would back up Sora with her unable to send troops she thought she needed assistance. it was times like these that their bonds would really transcend. the fact that they know the situation and what the others think it was something Akari and Sora could do and to some smaller extent Yui as well. “boys if you die on us. you die knowing that you have protected us. and for that i am thankful. try not to die though.” she said softly at the end. she truly cared about all her crew afterall

“Lookout, those frigates are firing flak and point defence”
“Copy, focus on freighters, dont group up and for force sake dont get yourself killed, put power to shields. I’ll try to organise some support for those frigates”

Y-wings would turn about, dispersing to give more targets to fire at, focusing on freighters, giving more power to shields to make flights safer, they continued to use Ion cannons againts any incoming fighters and freighters

Y-wing flight began another attack run onto freighters dropping another set of proton charges.

Zune flicked switch, moving power partially from weapeons to engines and shields, to get some more speed to escape fighters and rain of death comming from munificents, she began her approach and when in possition pressed button dropping charges onto freighter close to one of munificents

The flak fire coming from the De Grace and around the Y-Wings only further intensified as they fly closer to the freighters in hopes of deterring the bombers to change their flight path away from the supply ships and to focus on the Munificent Star Frigates. Some detonating close to the bombers as high-velocity shrapnel embedding themselves into the armor plating with pings echoing through the interior of the Y-Wing bombers.

As the Y-Wings flew around the dark void avoiding AA fire and would try to launch a torpedo or two at the freighters and their remaining Arequitens escorts, a swarm of TIE Interceptors deployed from Akari’s ship would ambush the Y-Wings blind-spot below after having deployed a portion of their payload upon the freighters.


“Engaging ECMs captain!” One of the Electronics warfare specialists shouted out inside the small bridge of the Autumn. An Arequitens class.

“Good.” The young female captain stated with a grim smile, having coordinated with the active freighters and remaining sister ships to activate their ECM suites in the nick of time, disrupting the targeting system of the incoming proton torpedoes causing the bombs to suddenly spin out of control swirling around and detonating harmlessly in space.

“Focus fire on the closest Y-Wings, give our fly-boys some support.” She ordered.

“Aye captain!”

Immediately the top pair of laser cannons twirls, facing the ship’s starboard, trailing a small wing of Y-Wings and open fire, spewing green beams at the speeding bombers while some were trailed by Akari’s TIE Interceptors and for Zume’s case, a group of 4 TIE Fighters chasing her tail, taking pot-shots at her rear engine units as well as closing in on her tail. The TIE pilots weren’t slouches either, communicating with one another.

Though unknown to them, Zume’s comms would beep, informing one thing that would make a girl happy.

Rebel reinforcements have arrived.

“Lancer leader to squadron tracking Friendly signatures exiting hyperspace”

Small fleet left hyperspace composed of few older ships
Venator ‘RAS Majestic’, two providence class ships one on each side of venator the “Freedom” and “Invincible” few CR-90 scatered around acting as AA cover and Quassar fire carrier.

Additional bombers and Fighters left Rebel ships, amongst them A-wings, X-wings, Y-wings and squadron of more experimental B-wings, joining fight they keyed into coms

“Sword leader, coming in to assist”
“Green squadron, coming about”
“B-wings here, ready to crash the party” and more

Bombers turned and scattered, B-wings focusing on Victory class to disable it for marines aboard Majestic to take over, Y-wings joined Zune and other Lancer squadron pilots in bombing freighters. Meanwhile Venator and both Providences started firing toward munifficent frigates.

Rebels lacked crew however so many systems were automated, including main gunnery, fire wasnt terribly accurate but would hurt if it actually lands a hit.

At same time A-wings and X-wings started fending off TIE fightersto cover bombers taking some potshots on larger vessel if occasion arised. few A-wings stayed with main fleetsto help fend off any Imperial bombers

Zune keyd in into Lancer squadron coms “Allright guys, lets wrap this up before imperial reinforcements arrive.”

her ship shook as TIEs landed hit on engine
“Lancer Leader, just lost stabilisator in right engine”
“Copy that Lancer Leader, Saw 1 and 2 inbound to assist”

two X-wings turned and falled behind TIEs trailing Zunes bomber to assist

One of X-wings got hit by flak round directly and practically exploded to bits, remnants flying off without control

Another TIE hit Zune ship and she sighed as panel shown one of engines turning off
“Lancer leader, breaking off from attack, lost one engine and stabilisator”
she pulled stick and turned about when suddenly second engine died

pushed by momentum ship had she headed stright to one of Munificent class frigates hangar bays
“oh fuck me”

crossing though shield that prevented venting of hangar she stomped on pedal tu turn ship sideways before it slamed into deck groaning she reached to panel and fliped switch then fired off canopy before unbuckling her harness and jumping to side of bomber closer to hangar entrance, since if anything, stormies would come from other side, she pulled her DL-44 and looked around for ship she could steal to get out of crappy situation she’s in curently

Amongst the controlled chaos within the bridge of the De Grace, Captain Sora remained in her seat. A calm stoic look written on her face as she stared at the black expanse of space watching the battle taking place outside her ship. So far things were going well all things considered despite being caught off guard by a Y-Wing ambush.

She was just about to order her bridge crew to upscale the AA sweep and coordinate with Yui and the other captains to box in around the Freighters to protect them and give little room for the Y-Wings to fly around making the inside of their fleet space a kill-zone for any fighters while her and Akari’s ship along with the deployed TIEs would pick them off outside the fleet.

A simple yet effective strategy.

Though that plan was completely thrown out of the when a fucking rebel fleet just jumped out from lightspeed. Sora’s stoic look immediately morphs into shock and dreads the moment she saw the opposing fleet consisting of clone wars era ships and a stolen Quassar Carrier.

“Captain! Receiving transmission from the Admiral of ISD Magnificent, they’re going ahead to meet the Rebel fleet and are requesting support from us and Fury!”

“Do it.” Sora immediately ordered. “Inform Seeker, Wulf, and Autumn to remain with the Freighters and cover Zephyr until they get her engines running! Helmsman, direct us degrees to our Portside where we would face one of those Providence, Gunneries, charge the Long-range Ion cannons and fire two consecutive volleys at that nearest Providence follow it up with a continuous fire from our twin Heavy Turbolaser. Focus all AA firepower on those incoming fighters. Transmit my orders to Fury!”

"Aye Captain!"


Soon enough the large hulk of the ISD Magnificent would approach the rebel fleet head-on, her engines pushing the large ship past her escorts and towards the Rebel fleet where she would take the brunt of the opposing turbolaser fire from the enemy while the De Grace and Fury would assist from behind.

The De Grace would remain in her original post but angle itself where she would face the opposing fleet while Fury would move into position. Soon enough they were at the rear of the Magnificent, weapons hot and ready as the two Frigates launch a two consecutive volley of Ion blasts towards the Providence, marking them as the biggest threat. Once their Ion shots hit their mark, both the De Grace and Fury fire their forward Heavy Turbolaser cannons all the while filling the space ahead of them with AA fire and flak for the oncoming fighters and bombers. The ISD Magnificent would let lose its own volley of Turbolaser fire from all of its armaments upon the fleet, focusing its firepower on the first three ships before it and deploying its remaining TIE complement to handle the fighters.

The three remaining Arequitens would remain with the Freighters and their disabled sister ship, protecting them from the invading bombers with their laser cannons and point defense.


Back in the bridge of the De Grace, Sora took a deep inhale of air to calm her mind as she could feel the battle stress encroaching her shoulders given how this simple mission of helping the people of the empire took a turn for the worse when a fleet of terrorists appeared before them.

She could only pray that they and the freighters get out of this alive. The Imperial officer would snap out of her thoughts when one of her officers called out to her.

"Captain, we just detected a ship crash into our main hangar, "

Sora’s eyes widen at the news, believing it to be a boarding party. “Evacuate the hangar and seal off all entrances leading towards all parts of the ship!”

“Hangar was already evacuated when we couldn’t launch our fighters captain.”

“Good then seal the hangar off then and send in a platoon of DT-series sentry droids to deal with the boarders. None of them is getting a foothold of my ship and my men as prisoners of war.”

“Right away ma’am!”

“Majestic to fleet, focus fire on the star destroyer. B-wings target the engines, Greed Y-wings target their batteries. Freedom fire onto thay Munificent class ships, bombers and fighters need clear approach to their targets”

Venator and one of Providence classes staryed shelling Magnificent with their turbolasers and Ion batteries while B-wings started assaulting it engines and one of Y-wing squadrons started bombing runs onto armament of Star Destroyer, it was clear rebels were trying to disable vessel

Freedom shields flickered before dropping considerably, ship was pulled from CIS scrapyard and ot was miracle shields worked out of box, even if they werent as good as everyone hoped
“Incoming” yelled one of officers on deck before turbolasers hit vessel “Shields down to 15%. Routing emergency power”
“All turbolasers, return fire. Lock on proton torpedoes and fire. Ion batteries focus fire on enemy power plant”

“Majestic hit, ship operational but it caused burnout in one of main engines, we can’t hyperspace”

Providence class turbolasers woke up as it started firing at frigate, soon after followed by few torpedoes.

Meanwhile lancer squadron continued their efforts focusing on freighters, accompanied by reinforcements from fleet.

At same time in De Grace hangar, Zune and her R7 trashed Y-wing nav computer before trying to unlock one of fighters in bay to escape, when ship went into lockdown
“Fuckin perfect”
Her mood didn’t get better when sentry droids showed up, she was aware that she has larger chance to survive Empire work camp than shootout against those droids - especially given she had only handblaster and they had rifles.
She gave R7 kill swith to wipe it memory and ovverwrite it with junk to protect any sensitive data it might have before throwing her sidearm away and standing up with raised hands saying something she hoped never will happen
“I surrender”

“Main cannon 100% charged ma’am!” One of the gunnery officers yelled over the chaos.

“Good, Fire on that damaged Providence identified as P-1!”

“Firing for effect!”

The bridge softly shook as the main Heavy Turbolaser of the De Grace fired two consecutive shots at full power, the red bolts of plasma energy racing across the void and towards Freedom. Though this seems to catch the attention of her sistership and their fellow Venator to suddenly focus on her with turbolaser fire. Their blue and red bolts impacting the shielded hull sending ripples across the energy shield surface.

“Shields down to 53% Admiral!”

“Incoming Proton Torpedos!”

“Engaging ECMs!”

“Firing Point Defense!”

The crew did their jobs without the need of their superior officers, communicating with one and another to coordinate the defense of the De Grace as ECM systems went to work scrambling the oncoming Torpedo targeting computers to explode prematurely or swerve off-course while some would be shot down by the ship’s forward point-defense laser cannons.

Though one of the torpedoes would hit the bow of the ship, detonating its payload against the ship’s shield.

“Shields down to 37% Admiral!” One of the bridge bunnies alerted!

“Damn it,” Sora swore. “Reroute power to shields”

“Rerouting!”

Thankfully their troubles would be noted by their fellow compatriots in the Fury and ISD Magnificent. The former would suddenly intensify its forward fire upon the nearest Providence that being the Invincible while ISD Magnificent would slowly close in on the first three ships and by sheer luck manage to recover and regain some of their turbolaser batteries from the Ion disruption and bearing those cannons and batteries upon the Venator.

Despite all of the firepower, the Rebel fleet was throwing at them, the two Munificent Frigates and Imperial-II Star Destroyer kept a tight formation, covering each other’s backs.

“Ma’am, picking up bogeys approaching the Magnificent. Lot’s of them”

“Bombers…” She muttered. Eyeing on the approaching B-Wings and Y-Wings, soon enough a terrible idea dawned on her. Calling out one of the Weapon officers, she orders them.

“Load our front missile batteries with Discord missiles. Once they close into Magnificent, fire the missiles.”

“Aye Admiral. Loading Discord missiles.”

As the officers do what they were ordered, Sora gingerly rubbed her hands in nervousness and anticipation, staring at the approaching bomber craft with cold sweat on her brows until she heard the officer called out to her.

“Discords loaded!”

“Launch missiles.”


Outside the bridge of the De Grace, one of the many missile batteries sitting at the top and along the spine of the ship whirs to life, slowly turning as it homes onto the approaching bombers. The moment it’s old payload was replaced with a new one, the battery immediately launches six missiles from the eight-tube chassis.

The Discord missile races through the inky void of space, closing in on the bomber group and within 700 meters away, the entire outer body covering of the six missiles splits apart like a banana releasing their true payload that being a swarm of mustard-colored balls rolling through space and towards the bombers. Some of them magnetically attaching themselves and rolling across the hull of the bombers themselves.

On one of the B-Wing bombers’ windscreen, the pilot would see one of the mustard spheres rolling across his screen for a brief moment and suddenly pops open with a puff of air revealing the thing that was feared from the Clone Wars which was a pilot’s worst nightmare.

A Buzz droid.

Immediately, the droid and its companion (and others cling onto other Y-Wings and B-Wings) swiftly went to work sabotaging the entire fire by ripping the hulls apart, mechanical claws cutting and tearing through wires while their drills would create holes in the ship’s hulls. Though some would target the local Astromech, ripping the poor droid apart.


Inside the hangar, the Sentry droids kept their weapons raised and pointed at the rebel pilot who surrendered herself with both arms raised, her weapon on the floor.

One of the droids would grab her by the arm and lift her in the air leaving her to dangle uselessly while the other brings its metal foot down upon the discarded Blaster. Another would swipe at the Astromech to disable it from doing anything and the rest surround their newest prisoner.

“Target secured.” One of the droids stated in a cold mechanical voice.


As the battle raged away from the fleet of Light Cruisers and Freighters The Zephyer, one of the Arequitens Cruiser to be disabled managed to soon recover her engines back to full power, her crew having repaired the Ion damage to her systems. Though her shields were at half power.

Still as the slugfest of a battle between their companions and the Rebels, the four Arequitens kept a close eye on their surroundings. Their sensors scanning the space around them, laser and turbolaser cannons and batteries hot and ready to shoot anything that threatens them and their ECMs at the ready to intercept any oncoming bombs or torpedos targeted at them.

“Spearhead 1, incoming missi- BUZZ DRO” - rest of message from Y-wing pilot dissapeared in static as one of droids damaged transmitter, one of B-wings dropped conner net that they planed to use on freighter to disable missiles, before few buzz droids managed to dissasemble pilots life support.

“Wing Theta got shredded! holy hell” exclaimed other pilot on channel as debrie from Y-wing passed next to him

x-wings waved off from main group and surviving bombers dispersed to make it harder to use buzz droids efficiently, after minute few more bombers took off from Venator, probably backup that was rearmed with conner nets to attempt of intercepting missiles with buzz droids.


“INCOMING”
Freedom shook violently
“Shields down! damage to front deck, we lost fire control to front turbolasers”
“reverse thrust, try to use Majestic for cover”
“Aye Aye”

Freedom started falling behind Venator trying to use it to block part of incoming fire while continuing to use it remainging arnament to fire at munnificent frigate.

escort fleet of CR 90 adjusted to still provide AA coverage and point defence from torpedoes.

Venator Ion fire switched to munificent frigate attemting to disarm it
at same time it released few LAAT gunships which started navigating few battlefield going toward De Grace trying to slip through point defence using debries in area, aboard Rebel marines checked their rifles ready to jump out as soon as doors open.

Invincible focused Ion fire on Magnificent, it being biggest danger to strike force, One more Y-wing would take off from Invincible, but instead of heading toward battle it would start hanging behind ship, Y-wing longprobe would use it sensors to direct X-wings fire at 2nd munificent frigate, including proton torpedoes and laser fire to make it more accurate.


2 out of 4 LAATs managed to get through Point Defence and entered De Grace hangar bay and opened side door each dropping 12 Rebel troopers which started firing at sentry droids inside, Zune took cover deciding that in her situation its better to stay down than to be shot by either side


Suddenly CR-90 corvettes surged forward, starting to fire at arquintess light cruisers trying to get them to disable their ECMs and focus on them instead of fighters

The Arquintens reacted to the equal amount of Blockade Runners, having engaged them in knife-fight range due to the close proximity of the CR90s thanks to their speed.

Though their shields held against the barrage from the corvettes and return in kind with high powered shots from their broadside dual Turbolaser cannons while their laser cannons would try their best and focus on the oncoming fighters.

The admiral, a young woman, of the Autumn gritted her teeth in slight anger. Seeing how desperate the terrorists were trying to destroy or attempt to capture the freighters which held valuable relief supplies such as food, water, and medical supplies meant for the planet’s citizens.


Despite the De Grace and Fury torpedoes failed to meet their mark thanks to the nearby CR90s providing screening support for the three main battleships while one of them would form back to lessen the damage to its hull while her sister ship continued her barrage alongside the Venator.

The shields of the De Grace would pulsate with a blue glow meaning the deflector shields were weakening to the concentrated Ion fire. As such, the Frigate would go on a full reverse thrust to completely avoid losing its only means of defense. The Admiral of the Magnificent saw these and pushed forward, using her hull as a shield to protect her fellow Imperial ship while the Fury intensified its main cannon shots. Now towards the Venator Class.


Inside the hangar of the De Grace, the heavily armored and armed Imperial Sentry droids turn their attention to the rebel borders, firing in full auto at the rebels.

Instead of marching forward to engaged them, the droids would move backward to the same entrance they came from as Sora had ordered the droids to form back into the ship’s corridors for them not to get outflank as a wide-open space such as the hangar would be a losing battle for the droids and where their strengths would be nullified in.

But if in a corridor, the droids can hold against the rebels even longer due to how narrow the corridors were.

As rebel marines made their way to cover continuing to fire at sentry droids, gunships lifted off and one of ball turrets moved over to target one of droids. but didnt fire because they couldnt get good angle at it. gunships stayed above hangar floor in case of any enemy reinforcements ready to engage them.

As Sentry Droids falled back rebel marines moved forward trying to get deeper into ship to disable it, they continuted to fire their blasters trying to either disable or destroy both droids, knowing well enough they wont have real chance if they get to corridor.


Meanwhile in space, Rebel B-wings took a pass on Magnificent with both Ion cannons and few conner nets dropped onto turbolasers in attempt to fry them. Few wings of X-wings were working on figters while Y-wings continued their assault on freighters.
Orange wing of Y-wings broke off their attack run after two discord missiles went past them, either wrongly programed or fuse failed to release buzz droids. waving off from their attack run they sent few Ion bolts toward Magnificent which was closest capital ship to them.


At same time CR-90 corvettes focused on firing on single ship to maximise damage to it one of them almost lost shields after one of Turbolaser impacts went close to overload generator but manage to reinforce it with emergency power. At same time Invincible continued to pound Magnificent with their Ion cannons to prevent it from using full firepower against rebel armada.

Majestic switched target to De Grace firing it main turbolasers at it, some shots would miss due to cannons being manned by reprogrammed B1 battle droids recovered by rebels. Freedom crew would still use their remaining firepower, which wasnt much after system failures it recived during last attacks while at same time repairing shield generators. They were charging hyperdrive to exfil warzone as ordered by commander in Mjaestic, rebels couldnt afford to loose ship and especially crew with experience. Freedom stayed behind main taskforce using Venator as shield for themselves.


Suddenly Invincible would release few Escape Pod like objects that flung toward Magnificent, Assault pods used by Droids during clone wars were one of few good ways to board ship when it is not expected, although it was more dangerous than shuttle flight. For that exact reason it wasnt filled with rebel marines, but more of Droids they recovered. Hope was that they will manage to impact close to Engineering section of Star Destroyer to disable it reactor effectively putting it out of fight. giving rebels room to breathe. Path of Droch-class assault pod was progeammed to avoid main fight and so they approach target ship from behind where it is least defended.

The droids in retreat would reach to the corridor entrance they entered from, moving backwards step by by step and at the same time suppressing the rebel boarders from moving or entering said corridor entrance as it was the only unlocked passage while the rest were locked and ray-shielded. Though one of the droid didn’t make it to the entrance and fell victim to the concentrated blaster fire from the rebels.

Despite the single loss, the droids weren’t deterred at the lost of one of their own. As they retreated further into the corridor, Sora had recently ordered a small contingent of 50 Stormtroopers to assist and hold off the rebels. Plus she promised them that they will get some insurance along the way too.


The Knife-fighting between the Arquintens and the CR90 was nothing short but furious, a deadly dance between laser and turbolaser fire as each ship would trade blows with one another but slowly the battle between both ships would start to take a toll. The shields of the Wulf and Seeker were starting to fail, their rear engines flickering for a brief moment. The Admiral of the Autumn saw this and gritted her teeth before turning to one of the bridge bunnies.

“What’s the status of the freighters!?”

“They’ve been trying to fix their engines ever since the battle started. They need 7 more minutes to get their engines back running. C4CT-257900 is rigging her engines and reactor to explode-”

“WHAT!?”

“The crew of C4CT-257900 doesn’t want the humanitarian cargo fall in the rebels hands and are scuttling the Cargo Transport given their engines is damaged.”

“Damn it, how long for them to fully rig it to blow?”

“Just 2 minutes Admiral.”

“Alright, tell them to head to the other Cargo Transport after they rig the ship completely”

“Aye aye ma’am.”


The B-Wings payload would hit their marks, landing upon a couple Octuple barbette turbolaser batteries and point-defense laser cannons, frying their electronics and targeting systems thus disabling them completely from being used in the battle, effectively half of the Magnificent total firepower was taken away.

Hence leaving it vulnerable to the oncoming Droch Class pods, approaching its ventral hangar which were sealed up.

The De Grace saw this and would try to intercept them with her AA and point defense guns but was unable to given the overwhelming amount of X-Wings, B-Wings and Y-Wings trying to attempt bombing runs on the hull of the De Grace in hopes of disabling the Munificent Class.

Plus the small volley from the Majestic didn’t help matters as few of their shots met their mark, lower the shields of the De Grace to dangerous levels meaning its shields wouldn’t be to withstand the next volley. Though the Fury concentrate its fearsome forward firepower on the Majestic, launching several torpedoes towards the Venator.

In response to seeing De Grace shields starting to fail, Sora swiftly ordered her crew to reroute all non-essential and emergency power to the forward shields, bolstering its shield generators once more. Soon the De Grace immediately unleashes a volley of of torpedoes following up with another volley of a hundred cruise missiles from its VLS Cells. Each explosive warheads screaming towards the Magnificent and Freedom.

As Droch class pods jammed into star destroyer they released swarm of battle droids that attacked any Stormtroopers and imperial crewman they saw, after that they would divide into few subteams that would move toward main engineering of Star Destroyer. Just before deployment their orders got changed to destroy the vessel, Fleet commander decided that letting enemy regain control over Magnificent engineering and return to fight was too dangerous.

Droid squads would follow few diffrent routes toward engineering, they would blast their way through any Stormtroopers or marines on their way and either go through bulkheads or circumvent them. in addition few droids took over mouse droids fleet and started using them to make stormtroopers life even worse than it already is


“Shield at 10%!”
“Reverse thrust” CR-90 shook and shield flickered before dropping, another hit shook small ship again, tearing part of engine block away, enough to disable Hyperdrive forever. “Belay that. Full forward. Abbandon ship”

one of CR-90s surged forward towards Arquintens, gaining speed as it got closer. Insided crew got into escapep pods which dropped and flew towards friendly ships.

one person remained aboard. The captain. She opened channel to ship she was heading forward
“Dodge this bastards. For the rebelion”


“Sword to Majestic, target hit, i say again target hit. moving to target Bravo”

B-wing squadrons veered off to drop Ion charges on freighters to fully disable them.

Meanwhile both Majestic and Freedom continued to blast at De Grace, Invincible firing few more missiles at Magnificent before blasting another barrage of turbolasers at it,


Marines that boarded De Grace pushed on to the door, while gunships landed again waiting to pull out as soon as they get back. Zune ran inside closer one and sit in rear after nodding to ball gunner.

Marines took position at doors to corridor, they threw two ion grenades and one thermal imploder before two in front moved in to next cover. They were playing it safe knowing that one droid is still there and they expected stormies to come soon too, otherwise it would be too easy. They were looking to find security terminal to download data then escape

Klaxons of the ISD Magnificent blared out throughout the ships, alerting her crew of several boarding parties now inside of the ships. Platoons of Stormtroopers were immediately deployed to halt and repel the boarders. Only for them to be swiftly and mercilessly cut down by the Commando Droids.

Though reports and sensors revealed that each boarding party, despite taking different paths, we’re all heading to one common location. The Ship’s engine and reactor.

They were trying to capture the Magnificent and possibly try to use her against the other Imperial ships. Something that did not sit well for the crew of the Magnificent. Thoughts of their friends, brothers, sisters, and lovers being fired upon from the Magnificent did not sit well with them, it angered them.

The air within the bridge of the ISD was thick with tension, the stakes high if they were to not just lose the Magnificent to the rebels but the entire mission of protecting the precious cargo meant for the starving and struggling populace of the Outer-rim Colonies. Their minds filled with a steel resolve, their faith renewed restoring their morale to fight harder against the ever-present terrorist threat and uphold their duty as the defenders of the Galactic Empires and her people.

Without any form of vocal communication, the crew went to work, communication officers coordinating with other officers on the bridge and the Stormtrooper commanders of the Legion stationed the Magnificent to slow or stop the attackers from gaining entry to the ship’s reactor or engine room.

Meanwhile, in the engine and reactor room, the engineers were working double time on the engines and reactor as they received an order from the ship’s Admiral while Stormtrooper platoons begin setting up heavy defenses, employing E-Web cannon nest and chokepoints.

Initiate: Zeal Protocol

Knowing what the order meant, the Engineers were working on denying the Rebels of claiming another ship to their collection of mish-mash ships of various sizes and classes.


A grim look was set on the Captain of the Autumn as the woman eyed the battle taking place between her and her fellow Arquintens ships against the terrorist’s ships. At the rate, this was going, they may win but at a heavy cost. Something she cannot afford.

“Captain, inbound bombers coming from our Portside!”

Shocked at the news, it didn’t take long for her to piece in their intentions.

“They’re after the transports! Inform all ships to perform intense AA and ignore the Rebel corvettes!”

Immediately, the crew of the Autumn, Seeker, Zephyer and Wulf twin laser cannons switched targets from the Corvettes to the approaching B-Wings and Y-Wings bombers, opening fire on them trying to deter them from closing in. Occasionally firing a few cluster missile from their Bow

While the laser cannons focused on the enemy bombers, the starboard and Bow mounted turbolaser kept their fire on the corvettes, one of the Arquintens scoring a critical hit on one of the CR90s’ engine block, tearing off several engines reducing its effectiveness by a large margin.

But the crew of the affected Corvette wasn’t deterred by the damage one bit and instead set their ship into a collision course to the Wulf, with the intent of using their ship as an improvised bomb.

The crew of the Wulf spotted the fast approaching ship and it was too late to evade the CR90 collision path as the head of the Blockade runner smashes into the starboard side of the Arquintens, caving the hull of the light cruiser further in. What came next was unexpected as the ship explodes, its core having been set to blow upon making contact with the Wulf. The moment the ship’s reactor core detonated, so did its Rhydonium fuel deposits. Adding in the intensity of the explosion thus vaporizing a good portion of the Wulf snapping the ship into two halves and sending Durasteel debris at all angles in velocity speeds.

“Brace yourselves!” Yui shouted as she braced for the imminent flying debris towards the Autumn.

The impact of several large metal debris sent the ship rocking, throwing its crews of their feet. The captain was thrown off her ship, the back of her head impacting against something hard force her vision to go dark.


The De Grace, her shields being heavily pelted with intense turbolaser made the wise decision to form back as Sora swiftly ordered a maximum reverse thrust, pulling the ship back from the enemy line of fire. Thankfully her shields were still holding though barely as it was now at a mere 27%.

Though the Fury would still continue it’s volley upon the Magnificent, firing two precise and concentrated ion bolts followed by two plasma bolts from it’s massive heavy twin turbolaser cannon.

Not only that, the volley of torpedoes and hundreds of cruise missiles the De Grace and Fury were soon upon the Rebel ships, concentrating on the Magnificent, Freedom and Invincible.


The ion grenades would detonate, disabling a good portion of the Imperial security droids leaving them vulnerable to the ensuing thermal detonator explosion, taking out half the platoon of droids.

But luck was on the droids’ side as before the rebel marines could move further up, additional blaster fire zoom past them, coming from the rear of the DT Security droids was several platoons of Stormtroopers.

Like lightning they moved swift, sprinting or sliding behind cover firing down the narrow corridor at the rebels, some throwing their own thermal detonators at the intruders. In a unexpected turn of events, the DT stop moving back but forward, marching towards the attackers firing continuously at the Rebels.