Sahaquiel began to calculate kinematics in space with his superior Angelic mind. He had to make this shot count, or else it would be another week in regeneration for nothing.
Admiral Karr: Well shit.
Despite the terrible amount of kinetic energy deposited by Sahaquiel’s body part bomb and the subsequent explosion, the Emperor battleship stubbornly remained, albeit with all of its propulsion and nearly all of its weapons incapacitated. On the other hand, Sahaquiel’s kill count is greatly inflated by all the fighters and frigates he annihilated.
The super-fleeb moves to attack the Awesome fleet.
It squirts acid from its tail, disabling a turret and compromising a portion of the hull’s integrity.
The giant acid bionix on the other side of the field aims (or at least is supposed to, ball joints are irritating as crap in LDD) at the USA.
It succeeds in melting off some of the armor of the USS Massacheusetts.
Finally, Brikthulhu’s avatar attempts a feat to corrupt the crew of the USS Massacheusetts and cause infighting, perhaps even destroy or hijack a few turrets.
He only manages to mindrape them as the crew of one turret attempts to make the pain stop and destroy the source.
Brikthulhu’s avatar then loses a few tentacles to the massive barrage.
The RIN fleet proceeds at full speed, firing everything at the USA. Unit-02 reserves all AT-field dice for defense.
The RIN, being orders of magnitude more effective than either Brikthulhu or the Angel, actually manages to take out a few more USA ships and severely dent the hull of the USA dreadnought.
The ZMC engineers crit succeed on a repair roll, magically bringing not only the engines but the entire ship back to perfect operational condition.
Admiral Kendrick: Priority One message to the fleet admiral, requesting additional support in the form of a fully-stocked Insolent-class to be diverted from primary engagements with the Third Alliance to the Operation Falling Skies engagement with the Angel and a Brikthulhu avatar.
The feat is successful and the Fleet Admiral honors the request.
The Praetorians then open fire, sticking to their tried and tested strategy of capitals on the Angel and support craft on its minions.
The Angel’s AT field, weakened by the earlier body-part bomb attempt, was pierced once again and the fleet managed to actually inflict damage upon Sahaquiel.
The super-fleeb, not endowed with a protective Plot Armor shield, is easily vaporized by the rest of the fleet.
The USA unleashes everything upon the RIN fleet.
Admiral Walsh: Wal, thet German bitch an' her friends in their dinky li'l boats won't knows whut hit them! Fry mah hide! I'll show them whut happens when th' bald eagle git's pissed as a weasel in a blender off!
Needless to say, the RIN gains its own little debris cloud from wrecked dreadnoughts and escorts. The RIN had the genius idea of making the interior of the dreadnought entirely hollow. The destroyers and cruisers, however, are spared due to my dice-rolling program’s inability to handle multiple armor tiers. The Evangelist also get's off unharmed due to its AT Field.
Lazors streak across the blackness of space as the Scythian fleet decides to get serious and go straight for the Angel’s core before it evaporates them all in its rage.
”Amusing little Lilim...do not dream that the offspring of Adam can not formulate tricks of their own...”
Sahaquiel then shrinks his core, knocking it off center and spinning it wildly at hypersonic velocities.
Admiral Karr: This party’s over. Go tell your little Angel friends that the Lilim possess something far greater than S2 engines or AT fields. We have a little something we like to call DAKKA.
Though Sahaquiel’s core had a ridiculous agility rating, the skill boost from the Admiral’s inspiration feat last time allowed a bunch of the smaller turrets to nail the core and kill the Angel.
Sahaquiel’s body teetered, before collapsing as a lifeless husk, the portal dimming and fading with him.
Neu-AN Objective achieved. Second Battle of New York is an AN victory
Suddenly red-transparent warportals appear before the RIN fleet.
Shinji: Hey, what the heck do you think you’re doing? I can handle this entire fleet all on my own!
Admiral Lachlan: The last thing I need is for the Kaiser to berate me for losing our massive investment in the Evangelist program or worse, you getting all pissy that you got some dents on your precious robot or bio-mecha or whatever. We’re leaving now.
And with that the remains of the RIN fleet, and the RIN representative to the joint Third Alliance New York occupation task force admiralty, bail out of New York.
Oh, and the Awesome empire fires on the remaining Brikthulhu minions for teh lulz.
They add two to their kill coun.
The Brikthulhu avatar is then killed by Plot Device, since technically the neu-AN achieved their objective and he would die anyway if we continued this fight (I’m leaving for vacation tomorrow, so I’d rather not continue this if unnecessary).
Kill Table wrote:Praetorians: 14
Scythians: 4 (The Angel only counts as one )
Brikthulhu’s Minions: 0
NEU-AN HAS WON THE SECOND BATTLE OF NEW YORK
SOBs may or may not follow.