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Re: By Order of the Emperor
« Reply #30 on: July 03, 2010, 01:28:06 pm »
Garezz once again saluted crisply. The Orealyianis Monarchy was the representatives of the Terran Resistance in this galaxy; the Wexxian Empire was itself a junior member of this Resistance. That meant that the Orealyian Monarch was, in point of fact; Garezz’s superior.

// Evaluating the local military is part of our mission, but there is more to it than that.

As a representative of the Ariadnian Government, this is your jurisdictional area and as so; I and my Knights are of course under your authority and will remain thus as long as we are in this galaxy. I will of course need to verify your identity first of course!

If you would join me on the Infinite, I could explain the full details of our mission in person. //

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Re: By Order of the Emperor
« Reply #31 on: July 03, 2010, 09:10:21 pm »
So there really is much more to this operation...

//Much obliged, good commander. I will be there shortly.//

With a slight bow, the monarch turned towards the central levitator leading towards the royal hangar. As Folizi rose up into the chamber above, Shanara took over command of the Vara Orealyianis while the monarch prepared to embark on his personal vessel.



Moments later, the king was already making his way to the Infinite's bridge to meet with the commander face to face. He was sincerely hoping the real situation wasn't serious enough to warrant TIER's deployment. Such an endeavor might further strain the already failing political balance between the galaxy's major powers. Still, this won't be the first time his hopes for galactic stability decided to fail him.

Arriving at the bridge, he took a deep breath, bracing himself for what he might find out from the commander's revelation.

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Re: By Order of the Emperor
« Reply #32 on: July 04, 2010, 05:55:29 pm »
“Officer on deck!”

A resounding ‘Clang’ resonated through the Bridge, as every being in a uniform rose and stood at attention, at the arrival of King Foriza Kazamadariya. The only ones who didn’t where a S’etskarp in a grayish brown cloak, sitting in a chair near the captain and what appeared to be a Robotic repairman in the middle of his work. They both waved at the newcomer.

Garezz turned from the captain’s podium as everyone returned to their assigned duties.

“Your Highness, welcome aboard the Lord of the Infinite.”


He snapped his fingers and hologram displaying the local galaxy cluster appeared in the air above them.

“I shall attempt to be brief. This is here!” he said highlighting one of the spiral galaxies with green. “The galaxy known to the Wexxians; as Origin

“This is Meridian; the Wexxian Empire’s territory” Another galaxy nearby was highlighted, this one with gold.

“The Wexxian Empire is currently at war with the Nameless Empire, known to occupy these galaxies…” Twenty galaxies of varied sizes became highlighted with red. “There are more, but that’s all the Intel we have at the moment”

“Our Allies in the Resistance tell us that they hold these territories, but that is probably also merely a fraction of their true strength” Fifteen galaxies where highlighted in blue.

Zooming in on the nearest galaxies, Garezz continued.

“We are assisting the Resistance in the invasion of these two galaxies, alongside guarding our home, which means the Wexxian Navy is engaged on three fronts and our recourses are spread thin.

We have heard a rumor that the Nameless Ones where planning on attaching Origin to gain more slave species and to damage the Resistance Moral. They know that both the Terran-Ixians and the Wexxians have a special connection to this place.
We can’t confirm the rumor but the Higher Up’s decided to deploy my fleet here to be certain.


Our mission is:

1. To act as a deterrent for a potential Invasion.

2. To assess the combat readiness of Origin’s military forces and If deemed capable; enlist them into the Knights.

3. In the event of a Invasion, we are ordered to contact Meridian and unleash hell on those bastards.


All in all, if there is no invasion, then we are all good… otherwise, we’ll have an about 2,4% chance of survival!” Garezz finished with a predatory grin.

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Re: By Order of the Emperor
« Reply #33 on: July 05, 2010, 03:30:11 am »
"Very typical of "Them." Striking at the hearts of what matters to others the most...", the king remarked somewhat coldly, his mind winding back to the days when his mentor thought him about ancient Orealyian history. The Orealyians knew all too well how the Empire dealt with people not to their liking. He himself once ended up on the harsher end of "Their" twisted form of diplomacy, being but a mere child when the royal family's escort was harassed by a fleet of slave-grunts, shortly prior to their settling in Origin.

Returning to the subject at hand, Foriza nodded to the Wexxian Knight in sound agreement. "Rest assured, commander. We shall do our best to rally the galaxy's agencies against "Their" invasion. We shall also start contacting the necessary bodies to begin fortification efforts in vital points of Origin."

Still...

Looking straight at Garezz, Foriza's eye was filled with curiosity as he asked the knight a potentially crucial question. "Commander, would you mind if I inquire of you a certain, potentially crucial question?"

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Re: By Order of the Emperor
« Reply #34 on: July 06, 2010, 04:16:40 am »
"Your Highness, I and my knights are yours to command. I shall awnser to the best of my ability."

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Re: By Order of the Emperor
« Reply #35 on: July 07, 2010, 04:26:55 am »
"I am of much gratitude for your assistance in this endeavor, dear commander.", the king bowed slightly, the Orealyianis sign of thanking. "As for the question..."

"During the Resistance's latest scans of the local intergalactic medium, have there been any signs of large-scale spatial disturbances beyond the region's usual range for natural cosmic phenomena? These past few years have proven to be truly anomalous for Origin, with respect to the rate of cases suspected of extra-galactic intervention.

Origin is, at its heart, a very self-contained galaxy. The only suspects in the region with a reasonably high probability of connection to these incidents are the Ariadnian Government, the Tri-Wexxian Empire, and of course...

"Them."

In accordance with the recent records, during the Wexxian exodus to Meridian and the Orealyianis migration to Origin, a chain of very intense encounters occurred between His Majesty King Moriadne's forces and a Nameless expeditionary force led by a high-ranknig elder, who goes by the title "Violator."

Eventually, "Violator" was defeated and was last seen within the confines of his luminary assault carrier, as it quickly collapsed into a singularity due to the severe damage sustained by its core.

Commander, admittedly, it might be far too early to conclude as such, but I fear that "Their" suspected display of force in Origin isn't just about reducing our people's morale..."

The king paused for a while, giving the details some time to piece themselves together. With a recollected self, he spoke once again and finally submitted his rather ominous conclusion.

"They're getting back at us for offing their chief of xenobiology..."

Still, why this galaxy alone?

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Re: By Order of the Emperor
« Reply #36 on: July 09, 2010, 09:15:29 am »
”Revenge, huh? How utterly appropriate” Garezz mused as his Aide-de-camp brought him the relevant files.

Quickly skimming through them, the Soahc frowned; he never could make heads or tails of deep space scanning data. To him it was all a bunch of energy and mass readings at various coordinates. Numbers and even more numbers… Garezz’s area of expertise was more along the lines of excessive application of violence and the directing of others in said field. 

“These are reports from the Department of Imperial Intelligence, concerning deep space sensor readings and reconnaissance in the vicinity of the Wexxian sphere of influence. I don’t know if they will be of any help to you sir, but the Wexxian Empire is not cleared for receiving intelligence reports from the Resistance, so this is the best I can do” The captain said as he handed the folders to King Foriza.

“If that is all, then I will begin our assessment of the native forces, I’ll have my communications officer transfer our command codes to the Vara Orealyianis so you can reach us when we are needed, your highness!”

Garezz turned to his subordinates on the bridge.

“Right people, I want us ready for our first test drills within twenty minutes. Have recon-squadron Alpha through Zeta set up a dummy enemy armada with their holo-projectors.”


//We will now begin conducting a series of test drills to determine your overall combat readiness… Who is first? //

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Re: By Order of the Emperor
« Reply #37 on: July 09, 2010, 01:24:38 pm »
//This is Captain Terel of the Kratairian Republic Navy capital ship Fortitude.// came the call from the Kratairian sub-fleet.  //As one of the foremost naval powers in the galaxy, we would be honoured if you would present us your trial.  I have arranged for my current subfleet to be supplemented by a full Kratairian war fleet for this purpose.//
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Re: By Order of the Emperor
« Reply #38 on: July 09, 2010, 05:06:06 pm »
//We read you Fortitude, Greetings Captain Terel.

We will conduct a drill simulating a planetary attack from a minor Slave Fleet of the Nameless Empire.

You will be asked to send a strike fleet proportionate to a quick emergency force. Not a completely prepared armada.


Stage one; will consist of the enemy attacking a populated world. Your fleet will attack and attempt to defend the planet.
 
Stage two; will be a hold out battle where your forces will be facing stronger enemy reinforcements.

Stage three; your forces will receive allied reinforcements and your abilities to cooperate will be tested to end the evaluation.


If struck by the enemy and deemed ‘destroyed’ by the on-site observers. The indicated vessel(s) will withdraw from the drill and observe with the rest of your fleet as well as the Lord of the Infinite.

Your fleet commander may use any methods he finds suitable. He may also request any intelligence he wishes.

If you accept the terms, report back with the details of the strike force you choose to represent your military. //

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Re: By Order of the Emperor
« Reply #39 on: July 10, 2010, 02:23:20 am »
"Many thanks, Commander! We will see to it that this data be put to utmost use.", the King thanked Garezz as he bid him goodbye, for now. Turning around, the Monarch made his way back towards his vessel before promptly returning to the Vara Orealyianis. The data given by the Knights would be put through the necessary tests as soon as can be made possible. Running its results against the myriad of intra-galactic information already contained within Shudariadne's personal database, they'll hopefully be able to root out which anomalies deserved far more attention, and which ones bear the telltale signs of a certain ominous event.



Moments later, on the Vara Orealyianis...

Shanara slowly turned from the captain's seat to witness his brother descending from the hangar. With several casual steps, the Prince and Admiral approached the Orealyianis Monarch, dutifully gesturing to him on his safe and prompt return. The King, in turn, made his way towards him, and after a quick salute from everybody in the chamber, the two returned to the admiral's post and discussed the matter at hand.

As they watched the Knights of Vengeance conduct their initial test, the data delivered by Garezz was already on its way. Soon the people of ORIST will be able to peer inside of it, and glean valuable information that might help in eventually predicting the nature of the, as of now, significantly vague invasion.

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Re: By Order of the Emperor
« Reply #40 on: July 24, 2010, 03:12:53 pm »
Terel acknowledged the Wexxian's directions and relayed them through to command.  Within minutes, his request was put through, and his fleet suplimented with a dozen more ships.  It was still nowhere near the might of a full fleet, or even most emergency response units, but command felt that it would suffice for the drill.  If worse came to worse, they would supliment it with reinforcements, which were always readily available to any Kratairian fleet in need of assitance.

The Fortitude's fleet stood ready to begin the Wexxian's trials.
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Re: By Order of the Emperor
« Reply #41 on: August 21, 2010, 02:30:16 pm »
Time: 2 Weeks after Wexxian Resurgence in the Origin Galaxy.
Location: High Orbit around planet Hatia; Reclaimed Wexxian Colony.


-SLAM-

”Again!” Garezz shouted at Litaria, as she picked herself up from the floor. Something she had spent the last weeks doing a lot. Ever since they arrived in Origin, most of her time was spent in combat training with various instructors.

Today her instructor was none other than Captain Garezz, the so called Lord of Vengeance… who was utterly whipping the floor with her.

Supposedly, he was teaching her Soahc Sword fighting… but Litaria suspected that he just wanted to vent some frustration from being bored with doing nothing.


Since the arrival of the Knights, everything had quieted down. The evaluations of the native forces where proceeding steadily, with promising results. The old Wexxian capital Hatia had been re-annexed into the Empire… Something that didn’t sit entirely well with most of the Knights, as well as the Hatian population. Having been an independent nation for sixty years, the Hatians where disgruntled to suddenly be taken over by foreign invaders. Despite this, the occupation had not been violent… the people of the old Wexxian Capital had been used to peace since the REDSTAR Rebelion and resolved to bear this injustice with a stoic disapproval.


Litaria raised her sword and charged at the Soahc captain. Slash… Thrust… Parry… Why couldn’t she hit him? The old man was just too damn fast. They had been going at it for hours and she hadn’t landed one hit.

-SLAM- Garezz delivered a kick to Litarias torso that sent the smaller S’etskarp girl flying.
 
“You are pathetically predictable. Every attack you make is like it’s been copied from a damn instruction manual… BADLY copied! There is no finesse, no style… none of attacks showed true spirit.” Garezz said in his growing voice. Walking towards the training room’s exit, making it clear that the lesson was over.

“Then teach me!” Lita called, causing the grizzled Soahc to pause.

“I cannot… if you can’t figure it out yourself, then you never will!”

With those words, Garezz walked out leaving an enraged Avenger behind.

I NEVER ASKED FOR ANY OF THIS!” She shouted at the closing door.

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‘I never wanted this…’ Litaria looked down at the now inactive hilt of the Sword of Axon. The thing that had isolated her from the rest of the world.

Ten years ago. She had seen the damned thing laying on her father’s desk. Her father had rushed to the study when he heard her scream, to find his darling daughter holding the most powerful artifact in the Wexxian Empire, Its blazing blade alit in her hands.

The kept it secret as long as possible, but inevitably the secret got out and Litaria became known overnight throughout Meridian, as the Third Avenger.

Ten years of training had not brought Lita a single bit closer to knowing WHY the blade had bonded with her.
 
“How can I be the Avenger, IF I CAN’T EVEN TAKE ON A FREAKING SENIOR CITIZEN? “

Frustrated, she flung the hilt at the floor. The clang of the sword colliding with the metal floor resounded through the training room as she stormed off.

But Litaria Teaz-Enerva-03-02 was the Avenger, and there wasn’t a damn thing she could do about it. As she left the room, the hilt was once again hanging from her belt… she couldn’t escape it.

A single tear made its way down her cheek before being angrily wiped away.



Garezz walked into his office. Glancing once over the family picture on the desk, he began working on his paperwork... It was about all he did here in Origin.

‘Damn child… I don’t have the time to play babysitter if everything goes to hell’

Had Litaria been any one of his Knights, then she would have been sent home the moment she had arrived. Her words resounded in Garezz’s head.

I NEVER ASKED FOR ANY OF THIS!’

That was the point! Garrezz had twenty three commanders, a hundred fighters and a myriad of support staff in his fleet. Every single one the Knights of Vengeance was here for two reasons. One; they were the best of the best, and Two; they had CHOSEN to be here!

All the potential and talent that Litaria had would be for nothing if she didn’t want to use it. There was the difference… A warrior without a reason to fight will always perish, no matter how good he is.

As long as the girl was like this, she would never survive on the battlefield and she would endanger both her life and the life’s of her comrades. Garezz could not permit that.

If she didn’t get the point soon, then she would be sent back to Meridian on the next RIT Transportation. Civilians had no place on the front… not even one as peaceful as this.

-BEEP BEEP- the annoying intercom announced loudly.

“Captain, we need you on the bridge ASAP!” an almost panicked voice called.

“Take me there immediately then!” Garezz responded before he vanished from the office in a flash of light.





Litaria had walked back to her temporary apartment on the ship, taking the route that offered a view of the planet below. She really liked that planet and its bluish white visage had helped her calm down a little. She had visited Hatia every time she could get away with it in the last week. It was a fantastic city with so many kinds of people from different species. And best of all… nobody recognized her!

The young woman was starting to ponder the possibilities of settling on Hatia, as the alarms began blaring.

-Alert! Special Emergency Condition Orders have been ordered by the Wexxian Government. All hands report to your stations. All leave is revoked.-

Lita ran to the nearest holo-screen where a group of people had already gathered.

“What’s going on?”

“It’s Void! The Capital has been attacked.” Someone answered her.

“Void had been attacked? That’s impossible! Its defenses are…” another newcomer said before falling silent.

The screen showed legions of Nameless Slaveships in combat with Wexxian forces while planet Void was being bombarded from orbit.

The Capital of the Tri-Wexxian Empire, the Fortress World of Void… had fallen!



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Re: By Order of the Emperor
« Reply #42 on: August 21, 2010, 11:46:14 pm »
Location: Spatial Region Void; Several parallax seconds from orbit.


A towering humanoid figure can be seen standing amidst an ocean of darkness as it faced a set of holographic monitors showing the fall of the Tri-Wexxian Capital. His dark and tattered garments contrasting heavily against the uniform sleekness of the radiant control panels which constantly revolved around him.

“So, this insignificant backwater is the rotten hive of the so-called Tri-Wexxian Empire?", the titanic silhouette crossed his arms to the front as a radiant pair of ominous yellow slits, which served as the being's eyes, narrowed even more in an act of sophisticated insolence towards the falling capital. "How quaint, wouldn't you say?"

As if on cue, a seemingly trivial speck of light burst forth from the surrounding vacuum, giving birth to a comparatively microscopic and vaguely avian figure. Circling around the other, far larger entity, its sickeningly purple protuberances pulsed vividly against its off-golden skin as it promptly began to speak.

"Greetings, my lord.", it told its master in a very revering manner. "We have received news from the other side. They have also begun to set their part of the plan in motion."

"Is that so?", the enormous nameless general quickly gave a remark as he swiftly spread his arms, dismissing the projections around him before a single massive visage suddenly sprang in front of him. A vast stretch of space, with several distinct galaxies dotting the expansive starscape. It was as comprehensive a map intelligence could get regarding the Tri-Wexxians' territorial holdings without unnecessarily compromising their covert operations.

"Indeed, my lord.", the lone terran-vesfian answered without a doubt.

Turning his monolithic head towards his loyal informer, he eyed his servant intently, as if commanding it to read his thoughts simply through his cold, merciless, and vaguely featureless stare. Not wanting to fail his greatly expectant superior, the servant did just that as it smoothly delivered an eerily unfazed set of words.

"It will be as you wish...", it said with utmost elegance before quickly flying away and setting about its duties. "Elder Ferunenheimer..."

"Doesn't it always?", the elder remarked rather slyly before promptly returning to his work after briefly entertaining the messenger. "Wouldn't you agree..."


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« Reply #43 on: August 24, 2010, 02:15:55 am »
On the Bridge, Garezz watched the shocking footage from the destruction of their capital.

“A Luminary Assault Carrier!” he almost whispered as he recognized the nightmarish shape in the skies above Void.

The Bridge was in full alert, ever since the Special Emergency Condition Orders; all systems had gone to active status. All three of the Infinite’s Zero Point Cores where active, the Shield was a full power and ALL weapons where primed. The Lord of the Infinite was ready to tear through any enemy that would stand in its way.

But there were none here! The Battle was galaxies away. There was nothing they could do.

“They are finally beginning to take us serious, I see.” The old Soahc Captain growled. As the feed cut off abruptly and was replaced with static.

“What happened?”

“We lost the signal sir!”

“Well, get it back and open a channel to our allies.”

“Aye Sir!”


// This is captain Garezz of the Lord of the Infinite.

Moments ago we received word that the Tri-Wexxian Capital of Void in Meridian, has come under attack by the Nameless Empire.

In all probability, the capital will have fallen by now.

The Knights of Vengeance have gone to Full Alert; I recommend that anyone does the same. At least until we receive news on the situation.

Good luck everyone! //


“Have you re-established contact?” Garezz asked his communications officers.

“No Sir, We have tried contacting everyone we know of in outside Origin… but we are getting no response from anywhere. Military High Command, The Alitia Station, anyone of the Attack, or Defense Fleets. Hell, we can’t even Contact the Terran-Ixians! “

Garezz gazed into the darkness of space. Pondering the implications.

“This is bad… incredibly and indescribably bad!” 

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« Reply #44 on: August 24, 2010, 05:27:13 am »
     "Would your struggles not favor...", with a flick of Elder Ferunenheimer's wrist, several projections made themselves apparent all across the vessel's bridge. "... to further entertain me?" The sparkling visage of countless worlds came within view as the central scape of galaxies zoomed towards the center and onto a single patch of densely inhabited space. Above its radiant core, a barely visible note floated amongst the stars, written in Wexxian text, its meaning was all but clear.


     MERIDIAN...




     A dreaded air of silence filled the sea of stars.

     Void has all but fallen, and with it, a major beacon of hope which keeps the worlds afloat.

     Myriad questions raced within everyone's mind.

     But of all their many answers, one dreaded proposition will rise above the rest.


     Void will not be alone in its tragic fall to chaos...


     As the Tri-Wexxian armies scrambled to get a hold of the degenerating situation, a harrowing apparition slowly began to form in the cold emptiness of extra-galactic space. One by every one, high-powered sensors all across the Empire  suddenly began detecting an extremely vast convergence just above the galaxy's core.

     Visual data finally poured in as vessel upon vessel rapidly lost contact. All of them once bordering the highly ominous presence. A very mortal chill ran down a soldier's spine as the shocking face of reality suddenly beset its eyes.



     Massive rifts in space, the likes of which were enough to harbor entire planets, dotted the endless stretch of blankness as a seemingly endless swarm of varied alien vessels bellowed forth from the portals and rained down from the heavens, blanketing the cluster of stars in a nefarious veil of blight.

     Such structures were the least of their concern, however.

     Scattered amongst the dense cloud of malice, three harbingers of ruin towered above them all. Colossal rings of light stretched across the darkness, the looming echo of despair resounding across their disturbingly spasmodic surface. Only one type of vessel amongst the vast ranks of the Nameless deemed such a gargantuan threshold the exceedingly bare necessity.

     The multitude gates of hell have opened their gaping maws as the heart of the Tri-Wexxian Empire finally begins its greatest struggle yet for victory...


     ... and survival.




     "What could you possibly do now...", a sophisticated cacophony of clearly scornful laughter rang across the bowels of the assault carrier Nurenheimer.

     "... wretched spawn of Axon?!"