*Kela after having been transferred from one brig to another finally set off with the boarding parties. She lets out a sigh as she had no fun with the guard.. He was stiff as a board and borderline unsociable..*
Kela: Captain What group am I with since this is a joint venture.
When an iconian had entered there home he let out a large blast killing him instantly. He had then started waiting. When he suddenly saw shedai warriors outside. He goes running through the door and for the first time sees the Diadact. The shedai troops soon overwhelm the iconian attackers. The Diadact then urged tal after that to join him. It was after that he stayed at the diadacts side and had vowed to defend him and be his right hand.
He then opens his eyes. Remembering the Diadact is gone. And there are only a handfull of his people left.
As tal sits in the cabin to figures appear. One he recognizes instantly. As he jumps to attention.
Diadact: I am not really here commander merly to give you a message. Me and my wife.
Second figure: I am the shedai known as the librarian. We come with a mesaagr. And a quest for you to complete in your eons to follow. Know this you will survive this battle but the galaxy will be hurt.
Diadact : you have earned your shedai warrior title. Reclaimer. For you will be the one to reclaim all that our race has lost. And teach the people here how to use it.
Librarian: to help you on your journey we have prepared tools. One is this key hands him metallic devices. It will show you the loction of all our technology.
Diadact : you must also defend what is stored there. It will teach you how to fully use the powers inside you.
Librarian: remember why this is being given to you. Not for revenge or your own agenda. But to help this galaxy forward. Good luck reclaimer.
As the librarian leaves the Diadact remains a moment.
Diadact: do not be angry with preston. He did what i had taught him to do. I had been foolish not to watch him more closely. He still needs your help and support. W
Tal: I will do as you wish as I always have.
Diadact waves his hand transforming tals armor. Changing it into much like the diadacts own. As he starts to vanish
Diadact: the boy tal is gone. Now the shedai reclaimer is here . Do what you know is right.
He blinks and everything is as it was. He looks around and sees he is holding.the two piece key. And he look at his new armor. Nearly 3 times more powerful then before. It's black and red outlines are now all that those he is around will see. He now is ready to stop any threat.
*Voporak is in his full M.A.C.O. armor, which includes a grenade satchel, two pistols, many shotgun rounds, and of course Voporak's specially made shotgun. There are 24 others in M.A.C.O. suits, each with grenades, a pistol, an energy based battle rifle, a full auto machine gun, and thousands of rounds. The suits are connected with a closed comm channel and are equipped with atmosphere generators. They are in the mess hall, where Voporak gives the mission briefing*
Voporak: We will be boarding the cylinder shortly, once this ship has made it inside (he does not tell them that they're going to make it or die trying). We will then beam over and split up into groups. Team Alpha (the group that includes Voporak) will search for and rescue a captured officer being held here (that's Sam). Teams Delta and Omega will locate the viniculum and disable shields and any defenses. Teams Beta and Gamma will attempt to disable any critical systems you can. Once the viniculum shielding has been removed, Beta and Gamma will beam off. After Alpha has rescued the officer, we will join Delta and Omega at the viniculum. *he pauses for a moment* However, if Delta and Omega succeed before Alpha has completed the rescue, we must move on. Alpha, Delta, and Omega will leave grenades and the spatial charges in the viniculum room with a ten second delay and we will beam off.
You will shoot on sight any individual that is not this person *he displays an image of Sam on the helmet HUDs* or a member of the boarding party. After we have beamed back, the ship weapons crew will take over. Prepare for boarding.
*The teams move to the transporter rooms, awaiting the order to step onto the transporter pads*
OOC: Hopefully I will be back tomorrow around 4:00 PM EST to board the ship. This'll be fun.
OOC: Just need to brief you on something. Energy Weapons will work on the Borg until they adapt (but I suspect your MACOs are using remodulators anyway. Just be aware that these aren't ordinary Borg. They're faster, more individual, stronger, and more armoured), but the Humanoid Synthesisers are impervious to them. (EMPs are another matter, but they'll only daze them, at best.)
Ballistics, however, will work against the Synthesisers. The Borg's armour will protect them.
Another thing: DeSalle's unpredictable. She'll probably be thinking 10 steps ahead of you. And Sam 2'll have Drones trying to stop you. The walls are actually made up of Synthesiser Chips, so you'll need some clever tactics to go anywhere that Sam 2 doesn't want you to.
Siraga: For Eons I have done this, sworn not to interfere, until the Galaxy was threatened by a foe they could not defeat.
*Ryan walks up to him, the light from earlier now completely gone.*
Ryan: We both know what is coming. If they are to survive, we need to act - soon.
Siraga: We are still so few. The others have returned to their post - guardians of the other Galaxies.
Ryan: Merlin, we are nearly out of time. We stopped a leader, not an empire. We only delayed the conquest.
Siraga: I know...
But, how do we know that they will not be prepared once that ship reaches Earth?
Ryan: If DeSalle reaches Earth, Earth will burn. Preston's Republic will collapse into two camps, and this war will continue, but bloodier than ever. If the ship is stopped, there is hope.
Siraga: Hope for what? That 2 Guardians will be able to save these people from a conquering army such as the Galaxy has never seen?!
Siraga: He is not here! He is studying in the Alcedon.
Ryan: He has been prepared for many years, Siraga. I made sure of it.
Siraga: The Shedai have fallen, just as my people did! The Preservers are gone, as are the Guardians of Takron! With the exception of the troops I led a century ago, there IS no one left!
Ryan: Merlin, get a hold of yourself!
We still have a chance, but it will be their battle too, just as it was a century ago.
*Siraga thinks back, remember to over 500,000 years ago; the Battle of Tin'kan, a Shedai Colony that the Iconian Empire was besieging without mercy.
Siraga and 10 other Iconians are on the planet, all in Battle Armour.*
*He looks ahead of him, seeing the Iconian War Machine moving towards him. A Mothership (NOTE: The design bares similarities to the present day Mothership, but looks older. Keep in mind, the Iconians Taragi leads are from a group of survivors from the Iconian exodus, who lost most of their technology and are only now back to where they were.) is landing in the distance, shooting down any Shedai fighters that try to stop it.*
(Note: the Iconian Troops are wearing armour more eccentric than Siraga's men, with blue markings and silver plating. Siraga's men are wearing white armour with no markings. They are all holding metal staffs, white with curves carved into them. The Troops are holding Antimatter Rifles)
Shedai Pilot *Over Siraga's comm-link*: We're hit! We're going down!
*Siraga deactivates his comm-link as the pilot screams.
As the Iconian Troops reach his group, he slams his staff into the ground, causing a small flash of blue energy. The troops take aim and their commander stands before him, taking aim.*
Troop Commander: Stand aside Guardian! This world is Iconian by Ancient Right!
Siraga: Yet, the Shedai are fighting and dying to protect the innocents who have lived here for millennia!
Troop Commander: Stand aside, TRAITORS!
*The troops steel their grip.*
Or we shall run you through!
*Siraga slams his staff into the ground again, harder, making the ground shake.*
Siraga *Booming voice*: YOU SHALL NOT PASS!
*The troop commander tries to shoot Siraga, but Siraga just disperses it with an energy shield. Siraga then grabs the Commander, stripping him of his armour and weapons, save a small dagger, with a wave of blue energy. He then throws him to the floor.*
You think you can threaten me?! I have stood in battle against the Shadows, Commander! I was battling monsters you cannot DREAM to imagine before you were even BORN! I have walked through fields of planets so far away, and so old, that they were old when the Ancients were young!
This is not your world. LEAVE!
If you choose to persist in this futile endeavour, taking the homes of the helpless and innocent...
*The whole group then wave their hands and a blue wave of energy passes over each troop, ridding them of their armour and weapons, save a small dagger.*
Then do it with the same weaponry they have available.
*The Commander stands and look at his troops, staring at Siraga's men in awe and terror. The Commander looks back and waves a hand by his ear.*
Troop Commander: This is Platoon 5! We have encountered heavy resistance and are withdrawing from battle!
*The platoon slowly start turning back to the Mothership.*
Siraga: A wise decision, brother.
*Present Day. Siraga remembers how the Iconian War Machine ran from Tin'kan that day. Not just a tactical retreat, not just a withdrawal, but a flight of fear - and not just of Tin'kan, not just of the Shedai, not even just of his men... but of him, the Guardian who'd fought at the battle of Daneron against the Shadows thousands of years prior, in the third Shadow War, with only 100 men against legions.
He also remembered how 10 days later, the Oceans boiled and the sky burned as the ground turned to ash. His people had incinerated an entire planet, with over 20 Billion inhabitants.
He was grateful for the fractured nature of the Galaxy at this time, for were they united they'd have resources, and could design and build such weapons of war, a war so terrible that an entire planet could be considered "acceptable losses", and where a child's dream was to wake up the next day to a world where the fires of war were extinguished, and the ground was anything but ash.
Ryan looks at his old friend.*
Siraga: I was remembering the Guardian-Iconian War. Unity had bought us many fruit, but it had also bore a harbinger. Weapons so terrible, the destruction of a planet was considered "acceptable".
Ryan: Earth had a similar period. We called it the "Eugenics Wars".
Two sides fought for control of our planet. The Humans, and the Augments. The humans lost at first. The more generous of the Augment dictators enslaved us, while the more ruthless had us exterminated. Entire continents burned from Nuclear Weapons.
The Augments soon started fighting amongst themselves, and unwittingly caused their own destruction.
The era afterwards was called "the Post-Atomic horror", and the standard sides of the pre-Eugenics era rose up again, before long starting to fight among themselves.
Siraga: How did you survive?
Ryan: A man named Zethram Cochrane made a decision to make himself richer, which would ultimately change the world.
Tal stands alone on his ship thinking of what had happened. He holds the two keys in his hand and looks at them. And puts them in his armor. He walks over to the viewscreen and looks at the fleet. His few shedai that are left are giving orders and peeping for the battle to come.
Tal to himself : and now we stand on the brink looking into the dark storm.
His mind flashes back to his first full battle with the iconians. He and the Diadact had engaged them.protecting a small city. Waiting for their troops to arrive. They had fought for hours before there troops arrived.
Voporak: Anders, get ready to do anything you need to keep this ship in one piece. (more to himself) Hold onto your hats everyone, it's go time.
*The Black Phantom slips back to be facing the cylinder, guns at point blank range. The ship decloaks and opens fire on a section of hull with kinetic beams, ballistic weapons, and auto-remodulating energy weapons in an oval pattern. They aim to literally cut a hole into the interior of the cylinder.*
Voporak (to the boarding teams): Your energy weapons are on an automatically remodulating cycle for battling against the Borg. Use your machine guns on the synthesizer drones. Also, don't take a direct route to the viniculum. Go through a strange route to it. And the drones are not the only threat here, synthesizer chips are nasty little things, and I'm betting the inside is full of them. Be careful and watch out. *muffled rumble from outside as the ships pounds away with its weapons* Everyone onto the transporter pads. As soon as this ship can slip through we will be transporting inside.
I am the STO Lorax. I picked myself up and left, until the day the fun is replanted.