Sign up here To avoid confusion, please put the faction of your character at the beginning of each post. Chapter 1: The Battle of Sluis Van Imperial Mission Briefing (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Imperial Mission Briefing (open) Imperial Mission Briefing (close) Aboard the Eclipse - Dreadnaught class heavy cruiser A group of various Sith and soldiers with a few hired guns thrown in the mix stood around a holoprojector in a darkened meeting room. The holoprojector lit up and resolved itself into the image of a meeting room. Three figures sat around a table. On the left was a middle aged man dressed in rather simple black robes that nonetheless marked him as sith. In the middle loomed a bulky man wearing full battle armor, looking like he could barely fit in his chair. On the right sat a relatively young female chiss, starkly contrasting with her peers in a white admiral’s uniform though the stripes on her shoulder indicated her rank as a sith. “You are currently above the planet of Sluis Van,” the man in the middle began without introducing himself. “As you should know, the planet is famous for its shipyards which is what the imperial fleet is here for today, however that does not directly concern you. Your primary objective is to disable the automated defences of Sluis Van’s orbital shipyards. Your secondary objective is to kill any Republic military personnel on planet.” “The defenses are controlled via a relay network based on planet,” the chiss woman spoke up, taking over. “The replay network base is housed in an underground complex below the capital city of Sluis Van, Sluis city.” The holoprojector switched to a projection of a map of the underground complex. “The entrance is here.” The North-East part of the map glowed briefly. “The main controls are housed here.” The center of the map glowed briefly. “The entrance to the complex is in the northern part of the city and has been marked on your maps. A contact will ensure it is unlocked for you. ” “The Republic believes that we will simply overpower the automated defences with our numbers, so they will not be expecting you. However, what resistance you face on the planet, it will be centered around this complex,” the man on the left finally spoke. “Expect to be out numbered and expect to be out gunned. What you have on your side is the element of surprise. Use it well. There is a drop ship awaiting you in the hanger. Your drop zone is a field several kilometers north of the city. Direct any questions to Cipher Five.” The man paused a moment to emphasize his last words. “Do not fail the Empire. Command out.” With that, the holoprojector powered off, leaving the room in darkness for a moment before over head lights flicked on. Republic Mission Briefing (Move your mouse to reveal the content) Republic Mission Briefing (open) Republic Mission Briefing (close) Aurek Base, Sluis City Several people milled around in a meeting room with a holoprojector in the middle. There were a few jedi, some soldiers, and some hired guns, all chatting rather amicably. The conversations quickly died down when the holoprojector lit up and resolved itself into the image of an aging woman dressed in the uniform of a general of the republic army. “I am, as many of you know, General Garza,” she began. “I apologize for the short notice, but we have an emergency on our hands. The Imperial Third Fleet has been spotted massing a few hours away from Sluis Van. They are undoubtedly here for the orbital shipyards. Unfortunately, we do not have enough time to mobilize a force large enough to defend the planet, and the automated defences of the planet will not hold up against an all out assault. It will not be a question of if Sluis Van will be taken, but when.” The general paused a moment to let her words sink in, then continued. “To ensure the safety of the civilians and to minimize our casualties, we have no choice but to abandon the planet. Your mission is to ensure the orderly evacuation of Sluis City. There will be shuttles waiting on the landing pad in the northern part of the city. Time is of the essence as the fleet could be converging on us as we speak.” The general’s tone then softened “Save as many as you can. Garza out.” The holoprojector powered off, leaving silence in its wake.