An adventure Off Course

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An adventure Off Course

Post by Kastrenzo » Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:16 am

Previously ... ak#p350491

Outskirts of the Spartak Systemm Mid R2017

Shulga, Kazakov, Novikov and the rest of the delegation are aboard a small Imperiya fleet and on their way out of the system, on the way home..

Onboard the Battleship Igor Basiltsky, Personal ship of Admiral Kazakov...

Imagegooks1 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr

Image20180701_215834 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr

Image20180701_215923 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
Shulga enters the bridge of the Basiltsky,
Kazakov: Ahh.. Alex, I trust you are content with today's results?!
Shulga: Eh... I suppose I'm glad we're not dealing with the RC anymore... You ever hear the expression that a hill isn't worth dying over?.. Arhus was such a peice of shit that it wasn't worth the time and resources to fight a war over with anyone.. let alone the Tharcans"
Kazakov: Ahhah... fair enough.... And Lahey Junior?
Shulga: Ordered him on vacation.. he deserves some time off..
Image20180701_220001 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
Kazakov gets out of his chair and the floor panels open up, the captain's chair sinks into the ground and closes

Image20180701_220119 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
He offers a glass to Shulga
Kazakov: How about some Bavarian Brandy, should be a nice quiet trip home ... time to celebrate!
Shulga: Sure I...
*The entire ship rumbles and shakes violentley*

Image20180701_220806 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
Zarkharchuk and Novikov barge into the bridge in a panic
Novikov: My lord!
Shulga: What is it?
Novikov: I was going to ask you the same thing.. is the helmsman asleep? look outside!
Image20180701_220710 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
Violent blue and purple flashes come from outside the bridge
Shulga: What of fuck?! We're not...... HELMSMAN, REPORT!
Image20180701_220319 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
Helmsman: Sir we just made the jump to warp but I... I don't know what happened... the navigation was correct this... this shouldn't have happened
Shulga: Admiral... you're drinking, and there's bottles all over the bridge... please tell me your bridge crew isn't drinking too...
Helmsman: My lord.... I've not had anything sir, I'm sober as a priest"
Image20180701_220945 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
Zarkharchuk tends to the navigation control center, where the navigator is conspicuously absent
Zarkharchuk: The helmsman may be sober but the navigator sure as hell isn't!
*Alarms start sounding all over the ship
Zarkharchuk: We're seperated from the fleet... Plasma storm... present location is... H-3... Wait..... Shit!... Zarkipatta nebula! oh fuck!
Imagegooks2 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
The Basiltsky warped in the wrong direction into the Zarkipatta Nebula, a massive stellar nebula that is nigh unsurvivable for most ships
Kazakov: Navigator! Helmsman! emergency FTL to the west. Now!
*The plasma storm overcharges the ships FTL drives and the ship blasts off to the west, albeit much farther than it should have*

About half an hour later

Image20180701_220915 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
Shulga: Well? where are we?
Kazakov: By my calculation we should be somewhere near the Caspian System.. back on course

Image20180701_220945 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
Suddenley Zarkharchuk exclaims

Zarkharchuk: You might want to take a look at this!
Imageshul1 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
In the distance, a dark picket ship in violet markings can be seen
Zarkharchuk: That's a PAC ship! We're under attack!
Shulga: No.. you fucking idiots blasted us right into the Balkani Cluster! And they're pissed... Shields up!
Incoming hail over comms: SAATANA PERKELE GALATU!
Imagegooks4 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
The Basiltsky's main deck guns and other chase guns turn in the direction
Tactical Officer: Eyes on one, Armata Coalition Pachenko class destroyer and multiple Strilka and Barsuk fightercraft!
Imagegooks5 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
The Basiltsky and the PAC destroyer start firing gauss slugs en masse at each other while PAC fighters close in
Kazakov: Deploy fighters.. Deploy fighters now!
Tactical Officer: Yes sir!
Imagegooks6 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
Galacian and PAC strilkas dogfight while the big ships slug it out, Point defence weapons on the Basiltsky do their best to assist the outnumbered Imperiya fighters. Several PAC fighters are destroyed
Strilka Pilot: There's so many of them! Cyka Blyat!
Imagegooks7 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
The Imperiya fighters are wiped out due to inferior numbers, and the Basiltsky starts taking direct hits
Shulga: For fuck sake! why isn't that thing in a million peices?! It's one destroyer! FLATTEN THEM!
Random bridge crewmember: Get ready to eat shit, Cyka!
Imagegooks8 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
Dozens of kinetic cannons fire in a massive volley at the PAC ship

Imagegooks9 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
The Destroyer is pulverized and then some, blowing up and cracking apart in an instant
Tactical Officer: Pachenko destroyed!
Shulga: Get us the hell out of here before reinforcements arrive
Kazakov: At once!.. Full speed east!..Sublight only!, no more FTL for today.. it's safe to say it's fucked!
Zarkharchuk: Uh... Admiral... I don't think we're at where you think we are
Kazakov: I thought we were in the Balkani Cluster? that's northwest quadrant is it not?
Zarkharchuk: No... We're south, near the Zapad Cluster...
Shulga: Fuck... wait.. what the hell are PAC ships doing out here? this is uncharted space out here, there's little of value out here
Navigator: Sir... the Zapad Nebula.... it's... It's gone..
Shulga: Gone? it can't be gone... We're on the other side of it!
Helmsman: Sirs.. I don't know how to tell you this, but the FTL engine is dead.. and we can't go through a nebula in sublight... we're stuck out here for the time being
Image20180701_221011 by Dic Jacobus, on Flickr
Kazakov smashes his glass
Kazakov: CYKA BLYAT!
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