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GCV- Usagi

Commander Tac

Location: Barnard's Star

Commanders Log 3000.7.12.

After receiving a distress signal a few days ago, we have discovered a large debris field near Zilon. Until the commlog is retrived, we can only speculate on the identity of the ship. From studying several peices of the debris we retrieved, we have come to the conclusion that the field is the remains of a Galactcan class battle cruiser. I pray this is not the Eclipse.

End log.

Commanders Log 3000.7.14.

The commlog has confirmed our worst fears, the Insurgents have destroyed the Eclipse. All hands will be listed as killed in action, even with the lack of human remains in the vicintity. Scans of Zilon indicate the wreckage of two shuttlecraft assumed to be from the Eclipses' complement. I have included the following exerpt form the portion of the comlog after a partial restoration.

Begin log reconstruction......

GCV-Eclipse

Commander Antilles

Location: Unknown

Commanders Emergency Log Entry 3000.9.1800

After traversing an uncharted flux field, we have returned to normal sp......a.. arently......sever.....Insurge...ships, galac...........ching........the ICV- Star Cutter and the ICV........ have appeared.........runn.........battle..........vy.....dammage........forced to aban.......ship......I hope the crew.......de..lanet........ on a nearby........ I have activated.....the self......ct.....sequence....G....help us al.......

End log reconstruction.

End log.

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I hope it was ok to use Tac in here, he is my fleet Commander, and I hope I got everything right.

l8r,

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Cmdr. Antilles

GCV-Eclipse

"Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival."

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I believe it is an unspoken rule to ask for permission to use someone else's character or to speak for someone in the forum. At least you didnt kill me or had me gynecology-challenged *grin*.

Ssooo... what's in your mind Antilles? Change of ship? Leaving the game? Defecting? What? :-).

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GCV Usagi

Fleet Commander Daniel Londono

Location: Zilon

Encrypted Communique GCV Usagi -> Wraith HQ

It is the Eclipse. Sensor sweeps of the Zilon and adjacent jump exits have turned out nothing. Advise all Wraith vessels in the area to search for survivors in this quadrant, inform the ISS, Prime and Orion fleets, they may be able to find them.

The Usagi will remain on station in this region investigating the incident.

End Transmission

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Fleet Commander

Daniel "Tac" Londono

GCV Usagi

=Wraith Fleet=

"Hard,Fast, Furious...FIRST!"

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ok, sorry I'll ask next time.

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ICV- Eclipse

Commander Antilles

Location: Enroute to Trennis, Antis sector: Spectre Starstation.

Commanders Log 3000.7.12

It seems the ruse has worked better than expected, Wraith fleet is still trying to find out what happened. With a little luck they will never know the real truth. Of course there will be ghost sighting of a ship similar to the Eclipse, and of course Galcom will be forced to investigate. Tac will be busy for the next few week trying to piece together what happened, and with enough scrutiny, he might just figgure out that the debris field was nothing more than some old Titanium II armor and a few startegically placed pieces of old machinery. If he stays near Zilon too much longer, something will have to be done. The only station with enough firepower in the sector is Sygan, and even then I couldn't risk sending it's complement to take the Usagi out and defend the station from an attack. On the other hand I do know one thing that might work.

End Log.

Encripted Transmission from ICV- Eclipse to Sygan.

Captain,

I need you to refit one StarCarrier and ten Vipers with the tracking units from 275 Vagrants as well as their normal complemment of missiles As well as Raider IFFÔÇÖs,after completion send the units to intercept the GCV- Usagi, do not fire unless fired upon first. just lock all missiles on the Usagi and open a comm channel to Tac requesting that he leave the area immediately. If he refuses you are to engage and destroy the Usagi.

Antilles out.

End transmission.

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l8r,

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Cmdr. Antilles

GCV-Eclipse

"Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival."

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Rattler: How far from the Eclipse are we Helmsman? I'd guess it to be 3000K.

Helmsman: 3055K, Sir. Pretty accurate for guessing.

Rattler: Kentucky windage threw me off, Son! Close enough for a Transporter Lock onto their bridge? If so, Lock onto the bridge and beam me over there. No mistakes, cause I don't look good wearing a bulkhead for a necktie! I'll need an escort of 2 marines.

Helmsman: Yes Sir, I'll drop you right in the middle of the bridge. Escorts on your right and left elbows.

Rattler: Lock and beam, Son!

Rattler appeared on the bridge of the Eclipse an instant later. He had quickly sized up the situation while his marines had secured the area. The bridge of the Eclipse had stopped in time, or it appeared, as everyone's jaws had dropped open the instant that they had recognized the uniforms of Insurgents on their bridge, and the one in mirrored glasses with the badge of Insurgent One!

Commander, If we are leaving this area, I'd suggest we do it now. Wraith Fleet will be barking on our heels like a bunch of small dogs in about 20 minutes. Are you ready to rid yourself of this pack of scavengers, taking this fine crew with you to the Insurgency? If so, then take a course of Zero-Three-Four towards that jump gate.

Rattler: Necromancer, maintain cloak and watch the jumpgate to Zilon. If another ship comes through that gate before Eclipse leaves this sector, Launch all missles and mines into that jumpgate. I want no intruders. I don't care who it is that comes through that gate, make them dead. Understood?

Necromancer: Yes Sir, message understood.

Rattler: All ships of the Insurgency.... All ships are ordered to Halt at present positions. If cloaked, remain so. If in the clear, cloak immediately. To move is to die!

Rattler..... Out!

Ok, Commander Antilles, Let's go home. smile.gif

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Rattler, Spectre, Insurgent One

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[This message has been edited by Rattler (edited 09-16-99).]

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As the Bridge crew returned to their assignments, Commander Antilles greets Rattler:

"Welcome aboard the Eclipse, sir. Pretty nice transporter bit there, we had the welcoming committee waiting in the transporter room. They'll be a bit disppointed to have missed you. We will be underway as soon as we finish a little supprise for the rest of Wraith Fleet."

With that Antilles turns to give a junior officer and gives several hurried instructions. after saluting smartly the officer hurries of to complete the assignment. Antilles looks back toward Rattler and resumes his conversation:

"I have something in mind that should keep Wraith wondering fo a few days at least....."

About 2 hours later the old Titaniam II armor has been placed along with the dummy Commlog.

"Antilles to Insurgent One, preparations are complete. There is nothing left around here, lets get underway."

Both ships turn and begin the trek to Spectre Station and the Eclipse's new home.

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Cmdr. Antilles

ICV-Eclipse

"Learning is not compulsory... neither is survival."

[This message has been edited by Eclipse (edited 09-16-99).]

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Oh boy, Galcom loses yet another ship to the insurgent rabble *grin*.

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The GCV Usagi had been on station for the past 12 hours, its Shuttles and Interceptors constantly docking and launching as they recovered parts of the wreckage and patrolled the area.An MRT-15 (GCV Tarawa) and a Starcruiser (GCV Crazy Horse)had joined the Battlecruiser in its efforts and so far, most of the wreckage had been recovered and was being analyzed by the engineers in the triad of starships.

A tall, burly man walked in front of the Usagi's Commander, saluted and handed over a datapad. Tac recognized the man as the GCV Tarawa's Chief Engineer.

"Report Chief"

"Sir, our preliminary findings are limited, but we believe to have retrieved 73% of the wreckage. So far we have found mostly pieces of the Titanium II armour, engine and solar reactor parts. We are running top level scans of the debris to determine what and when destroyed the Eclipse."

"Any sign of survivors? Escape pods, Shuttles, Interceptors?"

"Undetermined Sir, we have found no wreckage belonging to shuttle or interceptors, nor have we found any traces of biomatter in the wreckage, we still have to run a number of tests though".

"Perhaps the Eclipse was badly damaged and its crew taken captive before the ship exploded Sir" a voice from the TacOps station said

"Its a possibility Lt. Cmdr" replied the Tarawa's Chief Engineer.

"Thank you Chief, keep me informed" the Engineer saluted and left the bridge. Tac turned to the Tactical Officer, "Maia, have shuttles 1 and 2 do a sweep of the planets in this region, search for any survivors, shuttles 3 and 4 and our long range sensors search for any possible propulsion trails, those missing support craft have to have gone somewhere, I doubt Cmdr Antilles would have simply handed over his ship without attempting any kind of escape."

"Aye Sir, shuttles have been ordered, Interceptors still on extended defense of the flotilla."

The costumary silence again fell upon the Usagi's bridge, interrupted only by the sounds of support craft being launched.The Usagi's Chief Engineer entered the bridge and went to his station.

"Chief, take a look at the Tarawa's report, see if you can add anything to it, then send it over to Wraith HQ and the ISS"

"My pleasure sir" the Irish engineer seemed to enjoy his work, something that lightened up the mood of this grim work.

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The cloaked ICV Dark Saber moves 1k foreward before comming to a full stop then it lurks in space....waiting....

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Eclipse had cleared the jumpgate with no uninvited visitors. She had gone through two more in succession before Rattler had been satisfied that all was well in hand. Time for Necromancer to bring up the rear guard.

Rattler...."All Ships of the Insurgency...Resume Waypoints, I repeat, Resume Waypoints. Necromancer, Pursue Eclipse and take up rear guarding posture 15000K to Starboard Aft. Rattler.....Out!"

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Rattler, Spectre, Insurgent One

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ICQ 12894104

"A dog, is a dog, is a dog, unless he's facing you. Then he becomes MR. DOG!"

Haitian Farmer.....1982

[This message has been edited by Rattler (edited 09-18-99).]

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To: Galactic Command HQ

From: Wraith Fleet

Subject:GCV Eclipse

I'm sad to report the loss of the GCV Eclipse. Our investigation has revealed that the Eclipse was attacked by Insurgent vessels, one of those vessels, the ICV Star Cutter was identified by Cmdr. Antilles moments before activating the self-destruct.

A search for survivors revealed the remains of 2 shuttlecraft on the surface of Zilon, but no survivors were found at the crash site nor anywhere on the planet.Communications with Idan turned out blank.

We believe that the GCV Eclipse's crew was able to evacuate the ship prior to self-destruct, but the lack of escape pods or survivors lead us to conclude that most of the crew was taken captive by their aggressors.

The Starcruiser GCV Crazy Horse and the MRT-15 GCV Tarawa will remain on station at Zilon for the next 48 hours to perform deep scans of the surface in hopes of finding any survivors that may have gone into hiding from their attackers.

I recommend our dipomatic corps get busy talking to the insurgent rabble to recover our comrades.

//End Transmission

To: Insurgent Rattler

From: Wraith Fleet

Subject: GCV Eclipse

A few days ago, the Wraith Vessel GCV Eclipse was attacked by your forces. I ask you now, on behalf of the families of those who served on the Eclipse, to release any wounded captives AND a list of those who survived the encounter. Galactic Command Diplomats will be meeting with you to discuss the release of the crew of the Eclipse.

//END

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Fleet Commander

Daniel "Tac" Londono

GCV Usagi

=Wraith Fleet=

"Hard,Fast, Furious...FIRST!"

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