Cause and effect: The curious case of the ghost dreadnaught (Doren)

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Post by Lady Kota » Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:32 am

Brutus was still confused, the captain seemed to ignore the question about the Grand Inquisitor knowing anything. "Contact the orbital command station 8675309, tell them we are bringing a dreadnaught for data backup and repairs." Brutus said. A crew member nodded then made the call.

As the crew inside the dreadnaught looked for a list of cargo, one of them found the distress beacon. "Sir the beacon has been sabotaged." One of them said as they panned the camera to it. It looked like it wasn't done by the force like the damages to the dreadnaught. This damage was done on purpose, it made Brutus wonder if the damages to the dreadnaught were also purposely done. The other crew went to attempt to get a cargo list.

They decided to go with the manual option, usually ships had one. When they did find the written version, they went through it page, by page, not one thing looked unusual or stood out. "I doubt the data version is going to be different." The crew member said.
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Post by Doren Vassyl » Sun Nov 03, 2019 2:11 am

Doren furled an anxious brow. Someone had done a very good job of covering their tracks. Still, Kota knew that Captain was privy to certain facts- and that the Admiral was surely informed of his status as well. Perhaps there truly was a third party at work. If that was the case, then Vassyl had no choice but to tow the dreadnaught as planned. Still, the fact that the beacon had been purposefully destroyed bothered him. In the event that some unseen power was attempting to orchestrate a trap, wouldn’t it serve them to make the damage appear more natural? There just wasn’t enough information under the given circumstances. Shaking his head in frustration, the young officer concluded that further investigation aboard the derelict cruiser wouldn’t offer any new revelations.

Returning aboard the Allecto with the High Inquisitor in tow, Doren ordered a stunned Captain Kliv to bring all weapons systems online, along with the necessary tractor beam emitters. Even at top speed, it would be a slow burn to reach the local military station. Thankfully, gravity was on Vassyl’s side, and a few corrections to the pitch of the Star Destroyer would bring it comfortably into Maltha Obex’ primary orbit. From there, the solar winds would handily angle the vessel towards the wayward facility centimeter by centimeter. It was no turbo thruster, but it was better than nothing. “Wake all the sensor techs”, Doren commanded curtly, “I want all eyes on our immediate surroundings- sonar pings every half hour”. If there were any surprises lurking about, Vassyl was determined to spot them- before they spotted him.
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Post by Lady Kota » Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:31 pm

Brutus waved them to give the command, they would have to move slow with the crew still aboard anyway. 'If there is a trap we should see it.' He thought. Still things were extremely confusing to him. Brutus didn't question the Captain, but he still didn't understand what the Grand Inquisitor's last words held in this situation. He would have to ask when he found her.

The scans would reveal nothing, not a single ship would appear anywhere near the ship. Nothing showed out of the ordinary, which confused Brutus more. If it was a trap of some kind it should have been sprung already. "Sir maybe it was done to prevent help from coming to their aid." He said to Doren. It was really the only thing he could think of, but then the question of what happened to the crew remained.
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Post by Doren Vassyl » Wed Dec 04, 2019 6:23 am

Nothing! Not a single bloody signal! Doren could all but hear the strident laughter of one rather irritating ISB official ringing in his ears. For the son of an intelligence analyst, Vassyl was surely butchering his father’s teachings. Of course, if his investigation didn’t bear any fruit, there would hardly be any hard consequences for the young officer. No, that wasn’t entirely honest. On paper, the Captain could declare the Kash destroyed in battle and claim its master where either missing or killed in action. In private however, the Jaeman would have to live with having Kota slip through his fingers a second time. That simply would not stand. “If that’s true”, Vassyl answered back quietly, turning to face the Grand Inquisitor, “Then we have even less time to act than before”.

Yet another failure- but one that could be undone if the crew of the Allecto worked quickly. “Captain Kliv”, Doren spoke up, catching his associate off-guard with the sharpness of his tone, “You recently received a new wing of TIE’s yes? Avengers if I’m not mistaken. Have them deploy in formations of three: I want a full sweep of the subsector”. Captain Kliv breathly mouthed some sort of protest, but the steely-gaze of his overseer swiftly silenced any notion of dissent. The Avenger was fast, and more importantly, hyperdrive-capable. Swift and well-armed, it could easily scout out any region of space and live to tell about it. If the mastermind was lingering in this region, they were sure to find them. Even if they could not defeat whatever lurked in the shadows, they were certain to evade it- and return to Doren with much-needed answers.
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"He's dangerous that one"
"Because he's a fanatic?"
"A fanatic with a conscience"

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