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Re: The Core Combine First Contact War
« Reply #15 on: January 20, 2010, 06:31:00 pm »
"Well, you seem to have all the cards. We'll follow your orders." The commander said.

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Re: The Core Combine First Contact War
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2010, 08:01:58 pm »
Front line Base World A147

When the Core Combine kicked it into overdrive, they REALLY kicked it into overdrive, the usual 24/7 schedule of production had doubled, making biofactories churn out weapons, ships, and soldiers like a drunk threw up. The Core Combine was also focusing on fortifying Front Line Base World A147 as well as others which were calculated as likely targets to be attacked, A147 was one of the largest and most occupied bases the Core had on their front lines and Vakna, the Overseer of the base was insuring that it would not fall and indeed it was by no means easy prey, having quite the collection of orbital defenses as well as battle stations gave it a good defensive position. In preparation for the war the Core Combine had dug in deep, below the ground of A147 was a large series of bunkers and military factories, all that would be mostly protected from the war that would most likely happen above, they would also be prepared if the enemy attempted a ground assault. A147 was a pretty important planet, it was a key instillation along with others in the Core Combines front line support, if they could keep it operational their forces would have a rallying point and a position from which to give aid to any border worlds attacked.

Core Combine Border Worlds

Just like A147, as well as the fortress worlds, the Core Combines border worlds where also fortifying themselves for the upcoming offensive, however the Core knew very well they would not hold up forever, in that case their purpose was to attempt to wear the enemy down, soften up the attack force so that the fortress worlds will be ready for them even though the fortress worlds had substantial defenses already but  every little bit helped, basically if they could not claim victory they would at least make their best effort to slow them down.


Felron, War Hall, entrance room to the “portal”

Cragar had been wandering the war hall for quite some time now, he was now rushing as fast as his gravity throne could take him when he was informed of an arrival from the portal… no one but a speaker ever came out of the portal and there where currently no speakers in there as far as he was concerned, so who the heck was coming out? Surely not an Overlord! A couple of minutes later he reached the entrance to the room that led to the portal, the large armored blast door that looked like it could take a nuclear bomb and still hold up slowly began to open, but instead of the device that was the “portal” that usually entered his vision first it was a massive machine… A large Skrall in battle armor, Cragar had heard that some Skrall commanders where giving into to their more blood thirsty side, field commanders especially, thus the Core Combine had designed mecha battle armor that would suit a Skrall perfectly, allowing them to fight for themselves if things got ugly. Upon closer inspection Cragar realized who he was looking at…

 //So… the Overlords have decided to unleash their personal attack dog? // Cragar asked rather casually

//Allow me to give you a report on the situation Supreme Commander…//

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Re: The Core Combine First Contact War
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2010, 09:51:53 pm »
Perrachi Socialist Republic, Dalora System, Romacea, High Orbit

The USS Carasillo orbited high above the green world. Romacea was a central base for the PSR in the military and cultural sense, as it was one of the few planets with actual life on it, albeit immobile plants. All water was underground, giving the planet the appearance of a green marble. That's what Captain Shiraz Montapec thought as he gazed out of the bridge windows. He recalled being appointed Captain of the newly commissioned ship just two weeks ago and stopping to come aboard the Carasillo at a moon of Abielviny, the further out gas giant in the two-planet system. Dalora was a red dwarf star, so it naturally had even less planets than Nupis. Romacea was a cold world, and for the first time Perrachi factories were spewing out greenhouse gases, but this time deliberately. The planet would be warm enough to walk on in 30 years, said the scientists. They also claimed they would alter the Romacean plant life to adapt to the warmer climate. Captain Montapec couldn't care less, seeing as how he would be on this ship for a long time in the cold vacuum of space.

The doors opened behind him, and he swiveled his seat around to face the officer. He was a Bino, the stripes giving away his gender. Reading the ensign, Shiraz understood the Bino's high rank. The officer strolled over and shook his wing, a friendly gesture in Bino society.

"Good day to you, Captain. I am Lieutenant Gikhel Stravyut. I will be your second-in-command aboard this ship."

"Hello to you too. What are you doing in the PSR Starfleet instead of being back home?"

"I find the United Federation of the Bino to be too right-wing."

"The only person who could say that with a straight beak is a communist. You joined the Communist Party, didn't you? I can tell by your monotone voice."

"Well, yes. I think that the PSR military is lacking with its non-egalitarian military."

"Get used to it, we're living in a world controlled by the socialists, not by the commies. Say, isn't the rest of the crew coming aboard this Battlecruiser soon?"

"Yes sir, I just wished to get a head start."

"Take your seat over there, we'll be launching soon and with more than a skeleton crew to boot."

Even though the PSR Starfleet had no function beyond patrol duties, Captain Montapec couldn't shake the feeling that he was soon at last going to see some real action, and not just against pirates...
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Re: The Core Combine First Contact War
« Reply #18 on: January 21, 2010, 06:10:32 pm »
Kotev System, Interplanetary Space
Photos Commander Ki'una stood in the command bridge of the flagship of his task force, the P.S. Litany. His task force was preparing to assault the Core Combine, as the plan had discussed. The plan was relatively simple. Move into an outer system and defeat the defense ships throughout the system, then drop troops and tanks in on occupied planets to capture all facilities. Luckily, Photos infantry armour is a closed unit, so the Spores are inneffective so long as the armour isn't penetrated. They had a number of shuttles and pods for deploying ground forces. A colonel stepped in from the transit elevator that led to the tower bridge. Ki'una turned to face him.
"So...any news as to when to begin the assault? Our troops are a bit...how do I put it... anxious?" Ki'una asked.
"None yet, Commander. Though I agree, the troopers are anxious. A little too anxious. This is unusual. I've never seen our soldiers with such a...a bloodlust..."The colonel stated.
"Yes, this is unusual. But constant conflict with the Shadow has put many of our soldiers on edge.And we've seen so little battle compared to other Task Forces. I'd hate to see High Commander Val'ones' troops. But we have a while before the order comes, and the troopers are enjoying the time off. We have to remain vigilant for that command..." Ki'una said. The colonel merely nodded...

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Re: The Core Combine First Contact War
« Reply #19 on: January 26, 2010, 07:31:50 pm »
USS Carasillo, Bridge

"They what?"

Captain Montapec stared in disbelief at the holograph of Admiral Fa'ainu. Several weeks had passed since the commissioning, and the bridge was now full of chief officers, all gaping at the Admiral's statement.

"You heard me, Captain. The United Society and the GPA have declared all-out war, and you're going to the northwest Core Rim."

"But who exactly are we fighting, Admiral?"

"That's what I called to inform you of. Recently, a newly discovered race known as the Core Combine attacked a weaker, less advanced species called the Graid. Some GPA forces fought them off, but now they're mobilizing their forces for war. I'm sending some files on their weaponry to your ship computer, as well as the attack plans you have been ordered to execute. We are expecting you as well as all other commissioned PSR units to be at the following coordinates in two Perrawiih weeks. Over and out."

The coordinates appeared on the front screen, and Montapec studied them, muttering to himself about sixteen days.

"Hm... Officer, fire up the hyperdrive and set course for those coordinates immediately. Computer, bring up those files for me."

"Aye, Captain."

"Aye aye, sir."

The flat holograms lit up in front of him and a humming could be heard as levers were pulled and buttons were pushed, activating the intricate device within the heart of the massive starship. In eleven seconds, a bright white light appeared on the front viewscreen and opened up into a gargantuan tunnel, swallowing the ship into a black void. The Carasillo was on its way to the war.



Fourteen days later...

The familiar bright tunnel appeared once again in front of Shiraz, though now it was hurtful to his eyes, the computer having rudely awoken him from a deep slumber an hour before. His eyes were streaked with blue bloodshot lines, and a cup of kopi bean juice (more commonly known as kopa) sat at his side, caffeinated fumes rising from it and being whisked into the air scrubbers.

As he raised the mug to his beak and felt the warm indigo beverage reach his tongue, he suddenly sat up in surprise and nearly choked on it as the magnificent sight unfolded before him. So many Battlecruisers, and the countless starfighters flying in formation, and the swirling orange clouds of the gas giant beneath them, and...

"Captain Montapec!"

"GAAAHH!"

Shiraz yelled in surprise, his drink knocking over and spilling to the floor. A small disc-shaped robot scooted along hurriedly to clean the mess up, but it went unnoticed to the Captain, his eyes fixed on the sudden holograph of Admiral Fa'ainu.

"What - what are you doing, Admiral?!"

"Checking on your status, as procedure demands. It appears that your Battlecruiser is in prime condition."

"Alright, alright, Hrrrmmfghff... Then, ah, what orders have you to relay?"

"Join your position with the other starships and exercise your crew. Have the fighters fly around, that sort of thing. We need to be fully prepared for the invasion in two days. I'm sending orders for your computer, and you can take a breather for the while and study up on military tactics. We are going to win this war, and don't you forget that. Over and out."

"Over and all that, all right. Officers, I'm going down to the bar for some more kopa. The computer is relieving us of our duties for the time being, but this isn't a vacation. Try and train yourselves, be ready for battle, all that crap. Goodbye."

He stepped into the elevator, and the doors slid shut as it zoomed off throughout the colossal starship.

Meanwhile, all weapons systems were in perfect shape. Every laser, every missile, and all four ONMLs were ready for battle. Destruction would soon rain down upon the Core Combine.
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Re: The Core Combine First Contact War
« Reply #20 on: January 26, 2010, 07:47:32 pm »
Commander Ki'una opened a channel to all ships in the fleet, including the new arrivals in the PSR.
"All ships, we have a new arrival coming in. Please welcome-" He paused for a moment as a titanic spacecraft dropped out of warp."The P.S. Hyvez. A new class, a Superjuggernaut, of sorts, fresh out of assembly. This behemoth is armed and amoured to the teeth. This ship will be able to take the brunt of the Core Combine assault." He said.
"P.S. Hyvez, reporting for orders,sir!" Said the captain of the massive craft over the fleet channel. The ship dwarfed the other Posideon-class Dreadnoughts present, and was 2.6 kilometers long, 1.8 kilometers wide at it's widest. It was armed with countless quad dark plasma turrets, and featured an updated version of the Anti-matter Cannon that had been mounted on the Pride before it was lost in the Novus Cluster.

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Re: The Core Combine First Contact War
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2010, 06:45:17 pm »
Orealyianis Monarchy First Fleet, Vara Orealyianis, Main Bridge

"Good morning, everyone!", a familiar figure yelled as a large gate opened to reveal the main bridge. Everyone cheered in agreement as they saluted him.

It took a while, but the Orealyianis flagship was finally back to it's full potential since it suffered borderline fatal damage during the onslaught that was the GPA offensive of Supar. Regardless of it's past condition, the vessel was now stronger than ever, with the entire craft having been renovated to meet the current galactic standard specifications.

//It's nice to have you back...//, the ship's AI said to the highly decorated Orealytianis officer as the captain's station gave way for his entry.

//... Admiral Shanara.//

"Same here.", he nodded while flipping open his fold bracelet and taking out a small bead-like object. He threw it into the air as it disintegrated into a small translucent cloud which revealed an image of the latest version of the galactic map.

//And our destination?//

"Third star to the right and straight on til' evening!"

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Re: The Core Combine First Contact War
« Reply #22 on: February 08, 2010, 05:46:08 pm »
Ki'una sat in his room on the ship, looking over several data pads full of battle strategies. There was a knock on the door.
"Come in!" He said. The door slid open, revealing the colonel that was back in the bridge earlier. His name was Va'kos, and he was actually a good friend of the commander. He had a tray of food for his friend, who had throughly missed the dinner hour.
"So, going over the battle strategems?" He asked. All he got was a slight nod. He looked over the notes Ki'una had written to himself.
"Uh, commander? The notes you have here...they say of a sneak attack on the main Core Combine planet. You are aware that is a direct breach of our given orders, correct?" He asked, clearing some room on the overburdened desk for the tray.
"My friend," Ki'una finally looking up and giving him actual attention,"you don't win a war by following orders to the letter. War is an evolving situation, and plans need to change and evolve to keep up with the shift. They said a direct attack on the primary world was suicide. But I have a plan that would let us through, just nobody believes us. Nobody thinks that we Photos have much ability. But that's where they're wrong." He said.
"What do you have planned?"
"We're gonna sneak in, bombard the H.Q., then when we punch hole in the building, we're gonna drop a pod right into the hole!" He said.
"Are you nuts!?! That's a one-in-a-million shot. The spot you'd have to aim in alone is unthinkable, I don't know if our computer is able to aim that precisely." Vakos said, stunned.

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Re: The Core Combine First Contact War
« Reply #23 on: February 08, 2010, 05:59:36 pm »
Core Combine Provinces

They where nearly done, each world fortified as much as it could be, every fleet, every ship they had was mustered and still more where on the way, these creatures would soon face an enemy that did not understand the concepts of peace or mercy… To the Core Combine war was the center of life, it was life. No world was without a military presence, thus technically it was impossible to call any Combine world unguarded all of them had only different levels of defenses.

Felron, Super Dreadnaught Arachnash

Upon the Dreadnaughts Bridge Supreme Commander Scranash, or when translated to galactic basic, Supreme Commander Scourge, stood upon the Arachnash’s bridge, a dreadnaught was indeed a large ship… a super dreadnaught was just a plain big monster, each super dreadnaught was named after a different race’s translation of “Armageddon” or “apocalypse” the Core was known to sometimes adapt certain aspects of a race into its self.

Scourge for the longest time had been working his super computer of a brain into creating countless strategies should Felron be attacked, it was the center of the Core Combine and must be defended at all costs, rumor even had that this foe may actually have to be negotiated with, disgusting. No matter what however Scourge’s goal was clear: The defense of Felron and after which driving the invaders out of Core Combine space as well as the build up for a counter attack. And if things got really bad the fortress worlds if still intact would be able to send reinforcements.

Equipment and fire power where the least of his concerns, with the countless defense platforms and ships even orbital shields here there was no chance of the enemy taking Felron off guard, as of now they were as prepared as they could be.
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Re: The Core Combine First Contact War
« Reply #24 on: February 08, 2010, 08:52:34 pm »
Ki'una had ordered to disable the warp drive just in orbit of the planet, a risky move, sure, but it lowered their exposure to enemy fire. When they came out, they targeted the HQ with the turrets on the bottom of the ship, leaving the ones on the top to return fire. They just needed one penetrating hit, just one large enough to sink the plow end of a planetary drop pod into. Then they could their little plan to action. He was worried, even as they came into orbit, as to what the GPA's reaction to his unorthidox little plan would be...

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Re: The Core Combine First Contact War
« Reply #25 on: February 09, 2010, 12:39:30 am »
Meanwhile...

A large shower of allied signatures plastered nearby sensors as the Orealyianis Interstellar Navy's First Fleet arrived at the point of meeting.

The Vara Orealyianis' two massive arms, which were large enough to be called war-vessels in their own right, lead the way as the entire body of the flagship pulled itself back into normal space.

Frigates, destroyers and all other manners of vessels of every class imaginable quickly followed suit, adding to the bulk of the already visible shadow above the gas giant's upper atmosphere.

As Anti-Combine Coalition forces continued to trickle into the system, the vast amalgam of various war-crafts from all manners of member civilizations quickly made it clear that what everyone was doing here wasn't just any frivolous exercise of massive military power.

This was war.



Vara Orealyianis, Main Bridge

"Aaaaaaaaaaaand it's time to take a break...", Shanara waved to several of his subordinates, signaling them to take over for him while he's out.



Vara Orealyianis, Shopping Center, Food Court

"The flavor just never ceases to amaze me!", the admiral said while taking a large bite out of his meal. "Ah, Choro Deidalus Toast! They say the Choro Deidalus aren't just devoted practitioners of science, but also vanguards of the art of baking!"

After finishing his meal, he leaned back on his chair, exhausted. He's been working way overtime for the past few months. Ever since the previous war, he's been busy lending a hand in reorganizing the many casualty-induced gaps in the military, not to mention assisting in the necessary arrangements for the confirmation ceremony of his brother's rise to the throne, which was by now only a relatively short time away.

"Well, no use complaining...", he thought to himself. "Can't let everyone down, now can I?"

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Re: The Core Combine First Contact War
« Reply #26 on: February 09, 2010, 04:11:14 pm »
Captain Montapec stepped onto the packed bridge. Every officer was busy, typing or speaking or doing who-knows-what. Hologram screens were popped up everywhere, being tapped by feathers and fingers to activate various commands. The Captain sat down in his seat and called out to the crew.

"Attention, all personnel. I have just received orders from the GPA High Command to initiate the attack. Man all battle stations and hope we live to see our families back home."

Montapec looked on as the the massive Orealyianis flagship directly in front of the Carasillo lurched forward towards the direction of the Core Combine planet deeper inside the system. One last glance at the beautiful orange planet below, and...

They were off. Every ship activated their hyperdrive, warp drive, or whatever else they had and zoomed off to the planet.



In a matter of seconds the mighty armada appeared in a flash near the industrial sphere, and the Combine wasted no time in launching their attack. Several comparatively small battleships zoomed towards the colossal red ship, and its captain knew they were no match.

"Concentrate all Battle Deck 7 and 12 laser fire on those ships."

"Aye, sir."

In a moment, brilliant red beams of light streaked out of the dozens of guns aimed upon the Combine ships. There were so many they seemed to form a red blur, and in less than a second the mighty ships were reduced to molten slag in blossoming orange explosions of metal. However, this was only the beginning of the battle.

"USS Carasillo to Vara Orealyianis. We will attempt to reduce Core Combine defenses to a minimum, and wait for further orders. Captain Montapec out."

Montapec wondered if this would really lead to a nuclear bombing of the planet. Was it worth all those lost lives, or were the Combine simply unnatural and evil? In the meantime, the Carasillo kept up its destruction of Combine forces and split up with the other PSR Battlecruisers to spread the battle.
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Re: The Core Combine First Contact War
« Reply #27 on: February 09, 2010, 04:56:29 pm »
Within seconds of arriving, the lone Photos dreadnought was under fire. The crew had managed to find the HQ and target it. Purple blasts rained down on the building. Finally, one landed and and melted through the roof.
"That's it! Launch!" Ki'una ordered. From the bottom of the ship, a single pod was launched. It sped off for that single hole punched in the building. On it were five of the best soldiers Commander Ki'una had at his disposal. They landed, their drop pod landing snugly square in the opening, by some miracle. Ki'una let out a relieving sigh when they checked in. They had been on target. But still, there was the issue of the swarms of Core Combine ships surrounding the ship.

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Re: The Core Combine First Contact War
« Reply #28 on: February 09, 2010, 08:57:05 pm »
Felron

With enemy fleet was now finally showing its self at Felron just as calculations predicted, and indeed Felron was ready…

The Perrachi seemed to have already made their move, and the Photos had tried a pretty risky maneuver… and now it was the Core Combine turn…

The first thing the enemies would notice is that Felron’s energy readings began to sky rocket, then Felron began to practically light up as its massive defense systems began to activate, battle station upon battle station, orbital cannon upon orbital cannon, began to unleash their deadly payload in a combination of lasers, gravity missiles, torpedoes, warheads, and other weapons… And now the enemy fleet had the Core Combines full attention, now the full bulk of the Core Combines battle fleet was beginning to show its self. Countless destroyers, frigates, and battleships began to swarm the enemy fleet, attacking from multiple directions.  A few Perrachi ships also had the unfortunate luck of being targeted by a dreadnaught or battle stations gravity beam, instruments that detected gravity based anomalies went nuts for a split second before the ship began to twist in turn in unnatural directions before being shredded to pieces.

Luckily on the surface where the Photos had fired the “HQ” as they called it was more than likely just a surface structure whos purpose was to act as an entrance to the War hall, which was far underground, the Photos would have to fight their way through if they wanted to get into that…

Felron Surface

The second the Photos got out their pod they may or may not realize that they where not alone…

they were being watched

Suddenly from out of the shadows a Core Combine soldier, who looked much slimmer and less bulkier than his brethren stepped out of active camo before firing a few cheap shots at the Photos than ran back into cover, as soon as he fired more shots came in from multiple directions from soldiers using active camo, the Photos as of now where dealing with the Core Combines elite units, veteran soldiers of multiple conquests… if the Photos were going to send in their best the Core was going to as well…
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Re: The Core Combine First Contact War
« Reply #29 on: February 09, 2010, 09:33:41 pm »
Felron orbit

"What in the name of all the oceans was that?!"

Captain Montapec was awestruck by the Combine's weapons. Whatever had hit his ship had torn up the shields.

"A gravity missile, sir. It has destroyed 36.2% of our lower front shielding, though we are regenerating it as fast as possible."

"One of those things could annihilate a smaller ship. Be on the lookout for any more, and make destroying incoming missiles your top priority! Time to fight fire with fire!"

All lasers were activated, all missiles were launching, and all starfighters were zooming around. Montapec decided to get rid of his biggest problems.

"USS Carasillo to Vara Orealyianis. Requesting permission to activate ONML and destroy planetary target designated as missile launching complex."

"Permission granted to do so."

"Roger that. Carasillo out."

Montapec activated the microphone on his chair and announced, "Attention, all personnel. Activate Orbital Nuclear Missile Launcher Two. Repeat, activate Orbital Nuclear Missile Launcher Two. Designated launching coordinates being sent now. This is not a drill." Blue lights began flashing and sirens blared everywhere on board, signaling the ONML was to be used. Officers scrambled to get to their positions, and the ship and ONML turret both turned towards the direction of the Combine missile launcher far below.

"Payload in position. Activating railgun now. 10... 9... 8... 7... 6... 5... 4... 3... 2... 1... ZERO - "

Incredible speed.

Streaking to the target.

A glowing meteor.

Faster, and-





Blinding white light.



The explosion was astounding, even to the Core Combine. Their nuclear military capabilities paled in comparison to this. Dust could be seen kicked up even from as high in orbit as the GPA forces were. The missiles were no longer launching, but the threat of the Combine still loomed.

On board the Carasillo, there was silence, then cheering. Captain Montapec grinned, then shouted at everybody to get back to work. A thought crossed his mind...

"USS Carasillo to Vara Orealyianis. Requesting permission to use ONMLs on all other major military complexes on Felron. I think this strategy may just work, and perhaps you should suggest it to the other Battlecruisers as well."

"You may have a point. Our ship's quantum computer's logic system suggests it as a good idea. Permission granted and orders sent."

Montapec announced the orders to the crew, and he saw the other Battlecruisers going into position. All four ONMLs aimed, and he knew he would be seeing blue lights a lot more than he thought he would this morning.


Destruction rained down upon Felron, but this only ensured the Core Combine's later vengeance...
I came, I saw, I went back to bed.