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Bridge
« on: May 01, 2018, 03:16:18 PM »

Serving as the nerve center of the Kingslayer, the bridge is positioned in the center of the command tower that is situated at the aft of the dorsal hull. The two crew pits are staffed by the personnel manning the ship's various systems, ranging from the helm, communications, weapons and defensive systems, and even flight operations control. The ship's commanding officer's post is at the control station positioned at the viewport, where they can best direct the efforts of the personnel in the crew pits while still maintaining order and situational awareness at all times.

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Re: Bridge
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2018, 03:37:39 PM »
Mrlsst Orbit
18 Hours After Mrlsst Operation

"Captain Durren, priority incoming call from the Agonizer." The comms officer called out. Malik turned and nodded, already striding off of the bridge.

"Have it sent to my ready room." Malik replied, hands clasped behind his back as he made his way there.

"Aye, sir."

He had spent last night wondering if the mission was indeed a success or if Lord Vader would return to show his displeasure. For such a critical operation, all that had been sent had been a Death Trooper and an Inquisitor. Hardly an elite team of commandos in his opinion. But, a call from Admiral Rogriss, the commander of the fleet in this sector, at least was better than facing Vader.

As soon as he entered his office, he activated the holoprojector. Not only was Admiral Rogriss there, but so was Director Krennic.

"Admiral. Director. How many I..." Malik was cut off almost immediately.

"Spare us the platitudes, Captain. Your mission parameters stated that recovering the good doctor was optional. I frankly don't care what Grand Admiral Zaarin's plans were for the lunatic. What we were discussing, however, is how to deal with the people who did. I'll let Admiral Rogriss handle that. Admiral." Krennic said, and headed out of the image, walking off.

"The Justice Action Network, Captain. All of the files point to them, including the rabble that ambushed the garrison and your men. With the Emperor authorizing the development of several new technologies here, I have decided we need to put them in their place, which is several meters under ground or floating dead in space." Rogriss said, "You are going after one of their sites that was directly traced to the Neona System. Our presence there has been lacking as of late, and the local forces are doing a terrible job of keeping up with housekeeping. A shame, really, but I suspect the Freeworlds commander has ties to the JAN. We are in need of information, but your priority is demolish the site."

"It will be done, Admiral." Durren replied.

"Oh come now, Captain, you can save that for Lord Vader. I know you're still nervous about this operation, but it will work. Just keep your wits about you. Agonizer out." Rogriss said with a deal more levity in his voice. He was always so calm, Malik thought, perhaps a bit too calm.

After a moment, he keyed up the commlink on his desk.

"Sir?"

"Ensign. Send for the Inquisitor and have the droid from the squad bay up here as well." Malik ordered. He assumed that the Death Trooper would be right alongside her...ward, so no sense in redundancy.

"Yes, sir." Durren knew that almost immediately, the summons would be going to the intended recipients to summon them to his ready room. For the moment, he sat down and assembled his thoughts.

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Re: Bridge
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2018, 07:42:40 PM »
The old man had spent the better part of the last day or so going through all the data that had filtered back to him after the botched recovery of the lunatic. Yes they had missed several clues on site that they were going to be ambushed, that was all part of the game in his mind. The one thing though that did stand them in reasonably good stead was the fact they had recovered vital information to press their presence forward in the galaxy with the elimination of the Rebel forces. His own mission wasn't forgotten either; at some point the girl was going to surface and confront him, Imsen certainly had no doubts about it happening, the when of it was the only thing that was not immediately clear to him.

A ping announced he was required elsewhere followed by the directive to go where he was needed. A little over five minutes later he presented himself on the bridge. "I was called, I do hope for good reason as I am somewhat adverse to idle discussion without a valid cause." The man wasn't exactly scowling, then again no one had ever seen him show any pleasantries either.
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Re: Bridge
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2018, 04:03:17 PM »
Where the Inquisitor went, Satre was right there with him, in full Death Trooper armor. She had spent the time since the operation either at her post by his door, with only six hours of sleep and some time to get food being the only break in that routine.

The two of them were directed to the ready room, where Captain Durren did not stand. He just looked at them for a moment, before speaking.

"The information you recovered here has indicated who was protecting the target. We are going to be departing for the Neona System to pursue them. They are members of the Justice Action Network, a group of rebels who are little more than psychotic terrorists. They kill without discrimination and even other rebels refuse to acknowledge them. But they are annoyingly elusive and tend to be prepared to fight at any time we do engage them." Durren said.

"You will be spearheading an assault on their base in the Neona System, supported by Stormtroopers and, if so required, fighter and orbital bombardment." Durren added just as K-6X1 arrived.

"Droid. Access data files regarding the JAN base in the Neona System." Durren ordered. The droid made its way over to the holographic display.

"Neona itself is a inhabited world, largely oceanic in nature, that has mines being exploited by the Hanson Mining Consolidated company. But that is not the suspected location. The base itself is suspected to be on one of the two moons. Intelligence indicates that it is a subterranean facility. However, given the paranoid nature of the JAN organization, we have not yet been able to infiltrate it or confirm the location. Once we arrive, sensor sweeps will be able to locate the facility, especially since we have information recovered from the safehouse that was being used here on Mrlsst which will better help to triangulate it." K-6X1 explained.

"We are in need of information, but Admiral Rogriss, who commands the fleets in this Sector, has requested that the priority be placed on burning the site to the ground." Durren said, before there was a comm beep from his console, "Yes, what is it?"

"Sir, it's the Agonizer again. Admiral Rogriss said he wanted to speak with the mission commander." The comm officer said. The image of Admiral Rogriss appeared in place of the Neona System on the display.

"Inquisitor. I am Admiral Teren Rogriss, commander of the Tapani Sector Fleet. I was not present at the inauguration of this unit as I was otherwise occupied at the time. Well, let us not beat around the bush, as they say, I was disinclined to share a shuttle with Lord Vader when I did not have to. I can manage small talk with Director Krennic and General Corvae just fine, but he is not keen on conversation. A shame, really, I would suspect a man like him would have many interesting tales." Rogriss said. Although unseen, Satre had a rather confused expression on her face. First of all, Rogriss was not acting like the usual pompous sort that Navy Admirals tended to be, he was very casual. Secondly, he wasn't showing a hint of fear or trying to curry favor, just speaking as if he and Tak had been two men meeting in a lounge over drinks to reminiscence about the "good ol days", as it was always called.

"Still. I hope to meet you in person, should the Agonizer be near the Kingslayer. And your mission team. Like Director Krennic, I really had no idea what Grand Admiral Zaarin had in mind with keeping a lunatic around, but I suppose that he figured geniuses are often considered insane. But, stereotypes exist for a reason. Killing the doctor was a better move, in my opinion. Such decisive action is a breath of fresh air when I have to suffer pomp and circumstance all the time, but protocol demands I entertain both. I envy you in that regard that you do not need to suffer as I do." Rogriss continued with a chuckle. Clearly, the Admiral was a man who actually didn't enjoy all of the ridiculousness that came with the Admiralty. Satre was now wondering if perhaps he was a man who rose through the ranks as a commoner rather than of the political or fiscal elite. He must have had to fight like hell with the attitude he had.

"If there is anything you wish to ask, I have a few minutes. Admittedly, I'm trying to put off going to a function with House Barnaba's nobility tonight. They are quite the spectacle the first couple of times, I would suggest you go to at least one once, but they tend to spoil ones palate when you go as many times as I have. Not to mention that I've had to order more uniforms any time we have to attend one, since inevitably, one will be stained in wine at some point." Rogriss concluded with yet another chuckle.

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Re: Bridge
« Reply #4 on: May 08, 2018, 12:05:19 AM »
Casting a hurried look over his shoulder Tak couldn't miss for a moment that Satre was right there with him as if she were his shadow, he thanked himself lucky that at least his ablutions were in private, he had made doubly sure of that otherwise he'd have to kill the woman irregardless of how useful she was to him. "This is not the first encounter with the JAN, nor do I suspect it will the last unless we can eliminate them. Whether or not we can do it cleanly is another question, I'd prefer to raze wherever they may be hiding or where we even suspect they are. I'll lose no sleep over the fact that a few innocents are lost by our actions Durren." The old brow furrowed for a moment, something was irritating him which soon revealed itself when the call came from the Agonizer.

"Rogriss." He said bluntly then listened closely to the dialogue making sure he didn't miss any of the pertinent information they were being given. He wasn't impressed by the man's all too easy attitude either, another reason for his face to distort slightly. When the fellow had finished, Tak thought at first to just dismiss him but perhaps not. "If by chance we do meet 'admiral', we will talk more in depth I am sure. For the moment though we must press on as you can appreciate every minute we stand passing the time of the day, gives our adversaries that much more advantage to elude us. We will report our actions on completion of the mission." He turned to Satre keeping his voice low. "Did you not think he was trying to impress someone with his casual attitude? No Admiral that I have ever encountered would dare to speak so idly to an Inquistor in that way since time immemorial. Or am I being overly suspicious?" He for one certainly didn't think so, there was something more to Rogriss than met the eye. 
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Re: Bridge
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2018, 06:26:01 PM »
"Of course, Inquisitor. Captain, if you require assistance, the Condemnation and her escorts are on patrol in House Pelagia space and have been instructed to render aid should you require it. Strike swiftly and with finality, gentlement. Agonizer out." Rogriss' image faded from the holoprojector.

"Finish your plans and report to the hangar. You will land with the first wave under escort of Stormtroopers and air support." Durren said, standing up and exiting the room. That was when finally Satre chose to respond, but left her voice modulator on as K-6X1 was still present.

"The Admiral behaves quite unusually for a flag officer of the Navy. I don't think he was being insubordinate, though, I believe he was the exception to the rule regarding naval officers." Satre said.

"Admiral Terren Rogriss' service file indicates that his attitude has more to do with being a means to put titles and positions aside for mission efficiency. He is noted as being extremely effective at his job, however, and has been a driving force for why the Tapani Sector Fleet continues to meet or exceed expectations in readiness and when it has engaged threats." K-6X1 commented.

"Unorthodox to say the least. But, he is likely unpopular with the rest of the Admiralty for it." Satre replied.

"He is noted for being a man who places personal honor above the needs of the Empire. In short, when he gives his word, he honors it regardless of how or why. Case in point, when he says that he will not harm those who surrender to him, he has kept that promise on every occasion, sparing his prisoners and turning them over for legal proceedings. In 90% of comparative cases with other personnel with similar time in service and achievements, this is not always the case with his peers." K-6X1 added, prompting Satre to put a hand up to stop the droid from continuing. The ship rumbled slightly as it jumped into hyperspace.

"Enough. In short, m'lord, I don't think he's a threat or someone to take lightly. I also don't think he's underestimating you either, I think he sees the objective as more important than protocol." Satre said, "K-6X1, what do we know of the JAN's combat capabilities."

"The JAN's forces are a mixture of former Freeworlds military personnel, as the Freeworld Common Military was largely disbanded after the Empire consolidated its rule, as well as extremist and zealous persons of various non-military backgrounds. They have supposedly recruited mercenaries, bounty hunters, and smugglers in the past. JAN forces are zealots of the highest degree, so extreme that they are not supported by either the Rebel Alliance or the Partisans, and are not above executing missions with poor odds of success, to a degree that is almost counterproductive." K-6X1 explained.

"Explain." Satre replied.

"They often struggle with recruitment because of their views, yet have been noted as taking on operations that are often only symbolic or useful for creating martyrs. They have even executed tactics of suicidal nature, from ramming explosive laden ships into shipyards or buildings to their members detonating thermal detonators on their person in populated areas. Either they do not fear death or they are insane." K-6X1 concluded.

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Re: Bridge
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2018, 05:38:25 PM »
The older man wore a rather curious if not amused expression on his face, hardly the look you'd expect from a wielder of the force much less someone in his esteemed yet feared position. He had his reasons of course as he reflected back to his earlier days as a Jedi, easy going with a touch of humor often not quite fitting in with the staid humorless set he was surrounded by, he often thought in hindsight was that rejection of his manner a part of the reason he sought out the darker side of his nature? It was possible. He wasn't about to dwell on it now, that was history a mere dot on the page of his life.

"Be that as it may, he might still warrant a little covert observation, nothing that would draw attention naturally." Subtly was the key, the man may well be the best commander in the fleet for all Imsen cared for the time being as he still needed to keep his own reputation intact, for after all that was his job description and one that he took great pride in to the point of extreme egotism every now and then. After that he took on the data from the droid concerning the JAN, nothing he wasn't expecting on that score either. "Then we will simply have to find their weaknesses, with a psyche such as that they are bound to have a few, we can exploit that. We shall see." The feeling of change in the ship told Tak they were on their way, he eased his mind searching for that calm before the commitment, the calm that brought victory in the end.
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