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The Calm Before The Storm

I Gazed out of my viewport at the blackness of space, I sighed, this region of space was so desolate that the blackness of space had but a handful of stars dotting its gigantic face. I don't remember how long i have been out here all i know is it has been a long time. Ever since my wife died i have drifted through space contemplating, with each passing hour my anger and hate deepened and so did my Reclusiveness. I Felt nothing except Hate and Anger towards those who would destroy the things i hold dear. The only thing keeping me alive was my hate and anger and determination to strike back at the Amarrian people. I had been a slave all my life and the cost of my rebelling with my other Minmatar brothers was the amarrians executing my wife. I had begun preparation for a war for a long time now and felt it was nearing. I turned around and surveyed my station hangar and admired the hundreds of ships lining the bays with Minmatar Rebel Insignias. Soon i would have my revenge.

I Hit the Comms button, "General Larkath! When is the fleet ready for launch!"
"Within The Hour Sir."
"Excellent, You have done well. You shall be commended."
"Thankyou Sir."
"General Alfar. Out."
A Grin creeped onto my face... Yes soon i would have my revenge. Very soon in fact, and it wont be something people forget for a long time. I had planned a final insult to the amarr people. A Navy Amarr Apocalypse would be the flagship of our armada. To be destroyed by your own creations.. fitting.
I decided it was time to familiarize myself with the design of the Apocalypse aptly named MRS Vengeance. I walked out of the Hangar observation post and down the hallway do the docking area. My feet clanged loudly on the Corrugated metal flooring. The whole station was silent dispite the bustle of people. If you listened carefully you could hear the pleasant hum of the Thorium reactor. It was almost musical. I stood waiting in silence for the G-Lift to reach the level i was on, after a few minutes the lift slid into view and silently ground to a halt.
"Doors Opening" Droned the disembodied female voice. I stepped into the lift and selected Level 32 as the destination.
"Level 32. Hangar Deck. Doors Closing." There was a slight jerk as the lift began moving. it was a good 10 levels before we reached the hangar housing the MRS Vengeance. I looked out of the transparent material that allowed the lift users to see right out into the depths of space and there was a flash of light and a Mammoth class transport dropped out of warp and proceeded at full burn to the station. I Thought for a moment. Must be the Eager recruits for our Armadas troop division, they were due to arrive around now anyway.
I felt the lift jerk and grind to a halt. "Level 32. Hangar Deck. Doors Opening." I exited the lift and stepped into the open hangar and my jaw dropped. I had not yet seen the MRS Vengeance in person only read about its specs in the computer files. One thing the amarrians know how to do right is ship design. The Vengeance not only looked beautiful it was a deadly killing machine. There is one slight difference in its design compared to the standard navy issue Apocalypse, instead of its Platinum coated armor it was painted with Minmatar rebels giving it a blood red look. I Composed myself and stepped forward to the airlock of the ship. I Approached the two guards guarding this particular entrance, make no mistake we would not leave only two guards there is a whole batallion of them in a room next to this ready to rush out at the first sign of trouble, The guards stiffened to attention. "As you were. Is Lieutenant Theodrovik around?"
"Yes sir, hes on his way down this second" And right on cue the airlock opened and Lt. Theodrovik stepped out.
"Ah General Alfar, this way if you please." he said with a smile.
"Good to see you theo." I replied dropping the formalities. I hadn't known Theodrovik for a long time but we were very good friends the instant we met. "And same to you, Xen. How you holding up?" he inquired.
"Surviving Theo.. Surviving. After we get this done I'll be a happier man." I replied slowly.
"So will shall we all.. So Shall we all. Now are you ready for the grand tour. If your going to be piloting this beast you'll need to be filled in on a few modifcations, like any good ship designer the ship had self defence mechanisms incase of theft.. and those mechanisms were activated when we stole this thing. That means no warp drive without assistance from other ships." He explained
"Go on..." I replied
"Everything we need is online. Life support, weapons, propulsion, bar warp drive ofcourse." We reached the end of the corridor and stepped into the main access shaft. "This is the main gravity lift. you can reach any level in the entire ship from here. As you know Amarr ships are controlled in some ways mentally. Thats why we had to fit everyone onboard with those Cybernetic implants to allow you to interface with the ship. This gravity lift works the same way you send a mental command to where you want to go. After you Xen." I Looked into the shaft and looked down. there was a long drop down. "Dont worry xen its perfectly safe. It doesnt work like station gravity lifts. it uses a pocket of gravity to carry you with it. You wont fall." I took a deep breath and stepped into the shaft and amazingly i didnt fall. Those amarrians know how to have a good time. Perhaps i will keep a few alive for my pets. "Remember you have to WANT to go to your destination to make the lift work."
"Ok. Here goes." I Formed a mental image of the bridge and sure enough i began to move.
"Excellent. First time aboard an amarr ship?" he asked me
"Yup. I can see where they get there arrogance from. Mentally controlled ships. Bah." I was disgusted in a sense.
"Yeah. I aggree. I prefer a nice tactile interface." He said. The grav lift stopped at the bridge and once again the Amarr design was visible. The Commanders chair central surrounded by all of the other stations. Helm. Tactical. Engineering. Etc.. "have a seat commander" theo said smiling. I approached the chair and gazed at it for a good while. "What are ya waiting for it wont bite haha" Theo laughed.
"Shutup you" I said jokingly and sat down. The chair was surprisingly comfy "I could get to like this theo..!"
"Heh. Thought youd like it. Despite all of their arrogance and superiority they sure know how to make ships" he replied
"Aggreed. Now lets check progress." I hit the comms button. "General Larkath. General Katamarino. Are you fleets ready to launch and meet at the rendezvous point.?" I Enquired.
"Yes Sir" They both replied.
"Good. Meet in one standard hour. Alfar out." I hit the comms button again. "Well theo prep for launch. you better get to your ship and ill see you out there."
"Will do. Ill see you soon." Theo left through the gravity lift and as soon as he was out i gave the order to undock. "Helm contact the station manager and inform him we are undocking. Comms contact the squad leaders and tell them to undock also" I ordered
"Aye Sir" They chorused.
"Helm, status on the undocking?" I queried. The helmsman looked up.
"Recieving undocking code now general, we are cleared for undocking." He said
"Understood. Take her out." There was a large jerk as the docking clamps released and the ships engines came to life under their own power and the ship began to move to the undocking point. We reached the undocking point in a few seconds and the helmsman activated stellar drive. The engines hummed loudly and i felt a great pride in what we were about to do. "Helm set destination for Amarr. Full speed" I ordered.
"Aye Sir. Co-Ordinating efforts with the fleet. Assisted warp in 5... 4... 3... 2... 1... Warp!" There was a FWOOSH and the ship rocketed forward in a tight formation with the other ships. There were about 30 odd ships in this segment of the armada. We would regroup at Amarr at a pre-specified location where the final details only known to me general Katamranio and General Larkath would be informed to the fleet. It would be about an hour before we got there so i decided to catch a quick nap and headed to my bunk.

I woke. As if a biological alarm had been set. I looked at the time readout and we were approximately 5 minutes from our destination. I moved toward the grav lift in the hall and made my way to the bridge. "Helm. Status." I snapped. im usually slightly grumpy when first waking up.
"Entering the Amarr system now." He replied unfased by my snappish tones.
"Excellent. Take us to the rendezvous point as soon as we are through." I rubbed my hands together in anticipation of what was going to be happening in a few hours.
"Aye Sir. Well be at the destination in 90 seconds." He replied.
"Excellent. I can hardly wait." I was bubbling with excitement. I would finnaly have my revenge. A long 90 seconds later we arrived at the waypoint and finnaly our fleet was complete. And it was a beauty. "Comms Prepare for a fleetwide broadcast. Bring Larkath And Katamarino on the channel as well." A few moments passed.
"Channel set sir. your green across the board." She replied.
"Attention fleet. This is Fleet generals Alfar, Katamarino and larkath speaking please listen carefully to the plan. As you know we are i the Amarr system and only a few AU out from the amarrian homeworld. The plan is a corporation has been hired to start a disturbance in a nearby system to call off any defence ships that may pose a threat but be prepped for a fight. 1st Fleet Consists of Me and my men. 2nd Fleet Consists of Katamarino and her men. 3rd fleet consists of Larkaths Men and is primary a landing assualt fleet with troop transports. 1st fleet will warp in with 2nd fleet and draw fire and target any fixed defences and ships." I took a deep breath "when the signal is given 1st fleet and 2nd fleet will begin bombardment of the homeworld starting with major cities moving on to smaller inhabited areas and 3rd fleet will begin landing forces onto the planet to take care of stragglers. Under no circumstances is the Amarr Throne City to be targetted we have a special demonstration for this. Once we have started attacking it will not be long before the amarr navy arrives at that point 2nd Fleet will break off and engage. Fortunately we have aqquired shield frequencies of the current guard so you will have the advantage. I know many of you may not return but You knew what you were in for. We Live For The Minmatar. We Die For The Minmatar. No One surrenders. No One Retreats. You have your orders. Wait for our signal. Respective fleets form up on your fleets flagship. 1st Fleet! With me! Aflar out." I sighed. it was hard trying to be 'insipirational' as far as i could tell the diversion was due to kick up in around 10 minutes. The Wings Of Redemption should be moving into position as i was speaking with the men. " Helm line for warp towards Amarr and instruct 2nd fleet to do the same. Comms be on the lookout for the Wings of redemption signal. The correct code for a go is WOR-2111003e76."
"Aye sir." She replied.

A few minutes passed until the comms officer spoke "We have confirmation sir." she said tersely.
"Excellent. helm engage fleet warp. This happens now! Anyone runs. Ill shoot them myself..." I said.

End Of Part One!!!!!!


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invader13 on :

Nice pros :-)

Pliskkenn on :

I swear I've read this before, as I was thinking to myself last week I wonder when he'll post the next part However apparently this is the first time you've posted this.....freaky eh? As a member of Ushra'Khan this post brings a smile to my face.

gtpilot on :

I have def. read this before. Am still looking forward to the second part

Xenios Alfar on :

yes i was writing the second part when my computer crashed and lost it all :-((((( the second part was meant to be attached after the end of part one bit but a few minutes before i would have submitted my computer crashed and all data was lost. Rest assured. it is in the making :D:D Hold tight :-) RL stuff interfering with EVE atm. not online much.

-Xenios Alfar

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