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Command Center
« on: August 30, 2017, 05:32:46 AM »
Nova shook her head.

"Unfortunately, with so few of you, splitting you up might prove even more problematic. For now, Zhug will work with you both until we can get more people onto your team, but I'm keeping you and Corporal Baize paired up. Also, I'm naming you as a Corporal in the Alliance Military, it's more honorific and organizational than anything." She said.

"Besides, we're dealin' with the ISB, not just normal security types. These guys get their kicks on making the little guy suffer, and if you get pinched, we might start a war with House Calipsa just to get you out." Zhug cautioned. Sabe still remained silent.

"Yes, if at all possible, we need to try to minimize our impact. The politics of this sector are difficult, to say the least, and angering even one of the Houses could jeopardize our position in this Sector. Most of the people are content with Imperial rule, since they suffer so little under it, but they also follow the lead of their nobility, and if the nobles are in bed with the Empire, they'll approve of it. Don't expect this to be like Jedha or Lothal." Nova cautioned.

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Re: Command Center
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2017, 09:19:10 PM »
 Not entirely sure what the title meant, Laya had no choice but to go with it. After all, she had been tagged with worse descriptions and the name 'corporal' conjured up someone who could at least dish that out, as in punishment. It was a given for her, anyone or anything connected with the Empire was a target, anyone who simply went along with them was either stupid, or no idea how bad it could get. She knew, she knew exactly as she reflected on some of the horrors she had seen at their hands, not to mention this creep who seemed to be intent on finding her for whatever reasons he had.

"Ah don't have to be told Zhug, bin dealing with these bastards for a long part o me short life. Ah've lost friends to em, dear friends who won't come back." There was an anger in her eyes seldom seen, an anger that could throttle the life out of you by merely seeing it on her. "So, Nova, what exactly is a corporal anyways? Something important?" She hoped she wasn't saddled with too much responsibility, not so early into her new start at least. "They be fools t' think the Imps are all cuddly wit em, bloody fools."
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Re: Command Center
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2017, 02:17:44 PM »
Nova allowed herself a small smile before looking at Laya.

"You've been drafted for the time being. I know that Zhug has you here as one of his associates, but I have something in common with Corporal Baize," Her purple eyes glanced at Sabe, "General Draven doesn't like me that much either. He has his favorites, but I personally think he takes the wrong approach on matters. Very heavy handed, tends to prefer to a body count. I'm in need of good soldiers, and while I have some, I need a core cadre of soldiers who can go on operations on a regular basis. For the moment, it's you two. Perhaps more will come, and maybe if we can get our Jedi guest to understand the state of the galaxy, she may even join you as well. Your duties and responsibilities will come and go as we see fit, but your only focus is to the mission and each other right now."

"As for the Houses, it's a strangely symbiotic relationship. The strategic importance of this sector cannot be overstated." The map changed from Kamper to a world in the Freeworlds Territories, a world surrounded by orbital shipyards with various Imperial capital ships, mainly Imperial-class Star Destroyers, in production or completed.

"This is Fondor, though I'm sure both of you are aware of it. It, next to Kuat, is one of the largest production sites for the Imperial Navy's capital ships. In fact, the Emperor nationalized the shipyards and handed them over to Kuat Drive Yards. The Empire will not leave the Tapani Sector because of Fondor, and would sooner burn this sector to cinders. But they gain so many resources that it's not worth their usual tactics. The Houses know that they could fight, but it would be futile. So, they accept a sort of servitude that gives them prosperity in exchange for giving up some liberties. The Empire can hold this region with fewer forces as a result." Nova explained.

"So. They gave up liberty for security. Fools." Sabe finally said.

"Some with a more cynical viewpoint would say that they deserve neither for that trade. But for now, we must respect the situation as it exists and plan accordingly. Some would like to see the Empire removed, but it is a minority and that is why the Rebellion languishes here. But where General Draven and I disagree is that we should not give up. The effort will be monumental, but the reward could be giving the Alliance the means to truly fight the Empire. Ships, resources, political support. If the Tapani Sector were to side with the Rebellion, it could sway countless systems to our cause in the Galaxy." Nova explained, as the holographic display went back to Kamper.

"I don't think we'll be needing your usual speeches, Nova." Zhug said with a chuckle, "Nova is also what the Alliance calls an "agitator", someone who gets folks riled up with words. I've seen her start more than a few pretty sizable riots."

Before Nova could respond, the planet of Kamper was replaced again, this time by a holographic projection of a Human male. It was Senator Bail Organa of Alderaan, one of the founders of the Alliance. He was known to be a kind man but one who preferred action over words, and it was no small secret in the Rebellion that he and his daughter, a Princess, used their diplomatic status to aid those being oppressed by the Empire.

"Senator Organa, this is a surprise, sir. How can I help you?" Nova asked.

"I apologize if I am intruding. However, I have an update for your visit to Kamper. I've arranged for some help to meet your friends there. I will transmit details later, but they should be a valuable asset for you." The Senator said with a smile.

"Of course. Sir, would you be willing to stay on the line, I have someone I'd like you to speak with. Perhaps you might be able to help me with this matter." Nova said.

"I do have some time, Commander." Bail said with a slight nod. His image then disappeared.

"Alright. Zhug, take them to the armory, see if Sadon can get them geared up, and then you're cleared to leave for Kamper." Nova said.

"Fair enough. C'mon kids, let's go deal with the Galaxy's most pleasant Zabrak and get you some fancy weapons." Zhug said.

"I'm not a child and I already have my weapons." Sabe replied with a scowl.

"Ain't all about you, kid." Zhug shrugged as he led the way to the armory.

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Re: Command Center
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2017, 03:15:38 AM »
 "Fair enough." Laya replied, for the most part she was doing her best not to appear to be over awed in any way. For her, the whole system of command was a loose meaning, in her past she barely had anything to go by as an example, with Jago's collection of society rejects, command was merely something you either obeyed, or ignored depending on what the objective was. He didn't force the people around him to follow any given path, simply so long as they didn't mutiny on him, he and they were content with the booty afforded to them after each 'mission' they had completed.

 This though was entirely different for her. It was organized at the highest level and she knew instinctively that quite soon she was going to be one of those cogs in a wheel that made everything work. And if she applied herself, she could well likely be in the center of a group that would be striking into the very heart of the Empire. That was all she needed to know.

 So it was then, that they had something to aim for. The next order was what she wanted to hear. "I have only this." She patted her hip and the Light Saber dangling from it. There was of course a small personal hand blaster she used, rarely.

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