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Offline Kalashina Manahsyane

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Re: Foreshadow of the Lost
« Reply #60 on: February 08, 2010, 08:41:05 PM »
The helmsmen whipped his forehead of sweat while Cortana took control of the internal communications system.

~All hands to battle stations, we are under attack! I repeat all hands to battle stations! All pilots are to report to their assigned starfighters and prepare to repel drone fighters~

Rasola barked orders as the massive ship slide to port to avoid another MAC round, this one came so close that small areas of the armor were ripped away in it's wake.

"Can we return fire?" Rasola asked.

"Negative Captain, we are outside of the minimum engagement range," asnwered Cortana. Her figure stared at the emptiness of space before she slapped her forehead. "Of course, we could use our own MAC gun but we'd have to stand still for a few moments in order to fire," she suggested.

"Then we'll need to do that, but launch Longswords and Seraphan fighters," he ordered and Cortana nodded and relayed the new orders. On one of the bridge cameras, Longsword and Seraphan fighters were seen flying out of their respective bays and headed toward the new distant target.

"MAC Gun charging, ETA is three minutes," said the gunnery officer.

"We'll need to keep dodging until then," Rasola said.

Another shot from the opposing MAC Gun flew by the Seraphan launch bay; two fighters that had been launching found themselves caught in the shells wake and were thus slammed into the ships hull, their burning wreaks quickly falling behind the ship as it sped forward.

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Re: Foreshadow of the Lost
« Reply #61 on: May 28, 2010, 09:28:22 AM »
Johnson was getting this room back into order (things got a bit rearranged while the gravity was off) when he felt the second near miss.

"Lovely...," the human Ambassador groan.  "Something else is going on.  Slipstream drive glitchs, that damn Elite ambassador pulling shit, brutes managing to board...."  He threw his hands in the air.  "What...No...better not say it...."

No longer caring, he went back to straightening up his quarters.

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Re: Foreshadow of the Lost
« Reply #62 on: June 01, 2010, 10:15:15 PM »
Cortana gritted her teeth as the ship rolled to avoid a MAC round that came within a few inches of hitting an exposed area of the hull.

As they neared engagement range, the platform suddenly stopped firing. "What the..." one of the officers said confusingly as he watched the display. The MAC Platform rotated slowly, as if returning to a standbye order.

Then suddenly they saw it; thousands of drone fighters appearing in the distance on a course straight for the vessel. "Cortana...." said Rasola nervously as he stood there pondering the next course of action.

Outside, Longsword and Seraphan fighters moved into engagement range. While the Seraphan fighters fired plasma at the incoming drones, the Longsword fighters locked missiles and opened up with those. Cortana rolled the ship once and let lose a MAC round.

The ship shuddered and groaned as the shell spat out from the understand of the ship and cleared the outer barrel. It sped through space and wiped out several drones before exploding in the center of the formation, destroying many more in the process.

Cortana, however, continued to listen in on the communications channel and noted a few things of interest. "Captain, this AI is requesting assitance from any UNSC ship. It's reporting us as a Covenant vessel," she said to the captain.

"I wonder if it has to do with the Seraphan fighters..." he rubbed his chin thoughtfully.

"It might also have to do with some of our weapons being reverse engineered from Covenant technology," Cortana said matter of factly as she stared off into space. Rasola just shrugged and continued to watch the fighters fly around and swat the drones.

"Cortana, I want that platform disabled. Order the first and second squads to board dropships, I want the Elites to help out as well, so get them involved," Ordered Rasola as he turned toward one of his officers and barked an order. "Also, Tell Zeno to please go along, as well as Johnson," he knew the experience of both would help in this mission.