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Ghosted (A short by Warman45)

Postby warman45 » Sat May 29, 2010 10:45 pm

((first off i would like to say i was inspired by shadowscyth's writing in his short. i thought that seeing as he was creating a short for his empire and fleet, that i too would create a short for my as-of-yet unnamed empire. currently all ships and references are located in the wiki, the direct link is in "I need wessels" thank you and enjoy :D ))

The Long Haul.... on the surface of a planet the vibrations of machinery are absorbed by the ground, but in space the entire ship reverberates with the sound's of machinery that would normally go un-noticed. the Stalker class was the pinacle of ship technology. it could carry more anti-ship weapons than any ship of comperable size, but she is expensive, rediculously expensive for all but a few purposes. the Central Commite for Intellegence and Deffence (CCID) had purchased 3 vessels of the stalker class. the Stalker, wich is currently undergoing trials in a classified section of space, most liekly testing it's stealth technologies on the planetary deffences Solaris IV, the millitary center of the empire. then there is the Espionage, it is curently under construction, most likely in deep space. and finally there is the Andromeda.

Comodore Fredrick Dreger, captain of the Andromeda, hand picked to carry out missions so secret that even the Empire's own government and millitary can't know about it. he sipped his coffe and stared into the vastness of space. the Andromeda is currently running silent, a procedure wich can last a days, or even months. all un-necessary electromagnetic and thermal radiation is avoided, meaning the crew shower with cold water, and eat food that is barely cooked. the crew can talk all they want though. That is one of the advantages to being out in space, with no air, no one can hear you. The viewing screen suddenly zoomed into a ship far into the distance, the computer quickly matched, identified, and profiled the ship as it orbited the nearby planet of Hierarch III. the planet is a barely habitable rock, it is being used by rebels who have stationed their fleet in orbit. Andromeda's mission is to reconoiter, and if an oportunity approaches, to destroyer the orbiting shipyard that has allowed the rebel fleet to remain here.

the ship on the viewscreen was a Scorpion Frigit. the Scorpion had seen many battles throughout the Alteran Crisis, and served with the fleet for many years, however it was retired after becoming outdated. the ship was hardly a threat, it's missile complement would cause only minimal damage to the Andromeda's thick armoured hull, that is if the frigit was even able to spot Andromeda, a task that would be physically impossible while andromeda stayed in high orbit with stealth procederues in place. even under normal conditions the sensors of the frigit wouldn't be able to spot Andromeda unitll she fired her compliment of missiles, wich by then would be too late. but the fact was that the frigit wasn't really worth the Andromeda's effort. even the station which has plauged the region for months was nothing more than a training excersize. the viewscreen zoomed back out to reveal the Station, wich has a minimal escort. it was at that moment that sensors picked up a ship droping out of FTL. it was the Revolution, captured and re-named by the rebels. the Revolution is a Arcemedes Light Cruiser. it has 24 missiles and a mark IV Main Cannon, however her anti-ship missile bay only houses 8 missiles. the only field in wich she has an advantage is her anti-air turrets wich number 7 dual 7" guns. the revolution is the only reason the rebel base in this sector exists, but the rebels know this and have demonstrated complete paranoia, not letting the ship and the station out of sight of each other for more than a few minuets at a time. if this station is going to be neutralized, that cruiser has got to go.
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Postby The Shadowscythe » Sun May 30, 2010 3:56 am

First of all, I like - I wanna see where this goes. Second of all - a couple of minor spelling nit-picks. My name be Shadowscythe (or just shadow, or scythe, or you arse! for short) and its Frigate. Those can be sorted out with a quick edit.

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Postby warman45 » Sun May 30, 2010 8:22 am

The Shadowscythe wrote:First of all, I like - I wanna see where this goes. Second of all - a couple of minor spelling nit-picks. My name be Shadowscythe (or just shadow, or scythe, or you arse! for short) and its Frigate. Those can be sorted out with a quick edit.

Keep it up doodski - lets see where this beastie leads.


ya if this was word than i wouldn't have any problems because minor spelling mistakes would automatically be corrected. o well
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Postby Warhead » Sun May 30, 2010 8:27 am

Great read but needs, Moar! :D
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Postby warman45 » Sun May 30, 2010 3:39 pm

Comodore Fredrick Dreger stared at the viewscreen for what seemed like an eternity. he looked away and gave a minor course correction. his superiors would find it recless if he were to put their invaluable ship in danger facing off another cruiser in conventional warfare. he manouvered the ship to into position just inside of the Revolution's long-range sensors, and deployed a radio drone. the drone would emit a radio frequency that would alert all nearby ships to it's presence. this drone is set to immitate a Battleaxe destroyer. the Drone was set to activate on a timer, and the Andromeda ventured back into position.

5 hours passed as the crew of the Andromeda prepared to launch their salvo's of light anti-ship missiles. if the bays were to be opened the ship might become visible to enemy sensors, so they will only open the bay once they are ready to fire. the drone activated and just like the comodore planned, the Revolution un-docked and entered FTL to investigate. now was his only chance. the Andromeda activated her FTL drive and exited just one thousand kilometers off the station, and inside the atmosphere of the planet. her weapons bay's opened as proximity alerts sounded. the enemy had detected their FTL jump and were closing in on their position.

as the enemy ships closed in the comodore gave the order to fire all weapons. 32 light-anti ship missiles, and 24 conventional missiles began streaking their way to the encroaching fleet, the comodore wasn't about to sit by and wait for the enemy to react, however, and the moment the first anti-ship missile detonated, he fired the main cannon and entered FTL in one fluid movement desighned to confuse the enemies sensors. every weapon impacted, there wasn't a single DUD. the station was hit 5 times and broke into 3 pieces that dicintegrated and fell to the planets surface. the enemy fleet lay in ruins, with all but a few ships sustaining critical damage. all the Revolution could do was watch as the entire rebel fleet fell towards the planet. as for Andromeda... it had already left the system to report it's success.
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