SM: The Empire Strikes Back [IC]

A What-If Star Wars universe where the Empire is ruled by the Jedi Council, and the Rebellion is fronted by the Sith. Everything is familiar, yet totally different, as the Sith-led Rebellion battles the Jedi Order for the fate of the Empire.

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Re: SM: The Empire Strikes Back [IC]

Postby Samara » Wed Feb 22, 2017 2:56 pm

Samara took a peek over the trench's edge at the approaching walkers. They walked carefully, weaving through the trees as they approached. Every minute or so, they would fire their blasters at the defensive lines. Since they were still outside the shield, those shots never made it to the line. But the walkers were getting closer and closer to passing through the shields. After a few seconds, the sith stepped down.

The sith nodded in agreement to Taanoas suggestion. "Right."

To the others, "OK, we get up to the trees. Taanaos said he would distract on the ground. That leaves me and Mara to be carried by Reit. Shall I be the first?"
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Re: SM: The Empire Strikes Back [IC]

Postby Serest Riet » Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:51 pm

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“Very well.”

Riet nodded; they were in as good of a position as any, and time was limited. She grasped Samara’s arm by the elbow and activated her jetpack, going for a slow and steady ascent. If they were in a rush, this would be difficult. As it was, she rose in the air, slowed when Samara’s weight took hold, and then flew upward once more. She found what looked like a particularly sturdy branch about eleven meters up and deposited her on it.

The walkers were about nine meters tall; this would put Samara just above the walker and in good position to jump down to the upper hatch if she wanted. The side-mounted turrets rotated three hundred and sixty degrees, so they would be able to fire upon her, if they realized in time, but otherwise, the attack would come as a surprise.

She toggled down the thrusters and let herself fall gently to the ground, then grabbed Mara by the arm and brought her up to a tree on the other side of the path, slightly staggered. This would let them attack from both sides without risking a crossfire situation.

She took up her own position in another nearby tree on Mara’s side, then keyed the team’s comm channel.

“In position.”
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Re: SM: The Empire Strikes Back [IC]

Postby Taanoas » Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:55 am

Taanoas took a deep centering breath, calling on the power of the force to lend it's presence to his strength then ignites his lightsaber and charges a walker. The goal is to give the one closest to Samara's position a reason to pause and take shots at him as he goes for the legs of another. He focuses his attention on being prepared to deflect the incoming shots and trusts the force to guide his hand.
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Re: SM: The Empire Strikes Back [IC]

Postby Mara Aragone » Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:37 am

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Mara remained waiting on her branch and whispered over the commlink, "Samara, the plan was for all of us to be in the trees. I wish you had not changed it at the last minute again. Now we cannot take out two scout walkers at the same time."

She had no lightsaber herself to cut a hole in the roof and neither did Riet. "You will have to go first and open one up. I after we capture it, then it will be one against three. The odds will be tougher unless the assault from above will continue to work. You have any grenades to drop inside them if you keep going after the others?"
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Re: SM: The Empire Strikes Back [IC]

Postby Samara » Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:16 am

Samara frowned. That had been the plan, but as the saying goes. It doesn't always survive first contact with the enemy. Seeing the walkers and the troops, it made more sense to her to have Taanaos on the ground. And he hadn't contradicted her if she had forgot the plan was for all of them to be in the trees.

The sith, Riet and Mara were all in the trees now, and the walkers were best approaching.

"This is probably for the best now. Taanaos will now ensure the walkers are attention is fully focus'ed downwards. And I have grenades."

Samara had grabbed a couple from the cause Mara had porlorned.
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Re: SM: The Empire Strikes Back [IC]

Postby Herzog » Thu Mar 23, 2017 6:08 am

Aztlan - Corania System, Outer Rim - Sector D1 of the Defensive Line


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There was no sign from the scout walkers that they had noticed your ascent into the trees. The pilots and crew were focuses on the defensive line. The 10 minutes had passed and you could see the blue shimmer as the first walker passed through the shield. The crew, now noticing they were within the shield began to fully open up on the defense line. Blasts and such began to ripple down the line as the second AT-ST passed the shield threshold. Squads of Imperial troopers were trailing behind the walkers, hoping that the walkers would punch a hole in the defensive line. The trenches were prepared, and the return fire began to redouble.

Before too long, the lead walker was passing by and underneath the trees the group of you had picked for the ambush. It was time to put the plan into action!

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I don't think I am going to make this a combat per say, but more of a skill challenge. Please roll as you deem appropriate. Ie, jumping down on the walker, grenade throwing, etc, etc
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Re: SM: The Empire Strikes Back [IC]

Postby Mara Aragone » Fri Mar 24, 2017 3:59 am

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Mara was not going to drop first; she had no lightsaber to open up the scout walker.

She looked to Samara and whispered loud enough to be heard over the racket, "You have to drop down first and open one up. Then I follow."

"I think we should take the last one in the line we can, otherwise the second or third walker will shoot us while we are on top of the one in front of them."
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Re: SM: The Empire Strikes Back [IC]

Postby Samara » Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:47 am

Samara kept her eyes on the walkers from her perch in the trees. The 3 to 4 story walkers would have been an impressive sight if they hadn't been shooting at fellow rebels or piloted by Imperials. For now they were an instrument of the Empire. An instrument about to stolen.

"Right. Get ready, "

The sith also notified Taanaos via commlink of her intentions to drop on the last walker in the line. He could proceed at his discretion.

The vibrations of the walkers could be felt despite the solidness of the giant jungle tree. Samara stiffened went the first walker past by. A moment later, the 2nd followed by the 3rd. The 4th shortly was in range of a jump.

Samara began to move and make the jump. However, the walker turned to fire off to trenches as soon as the Samara's foot left the branch. This caused the sith land wrong, and slide off to the side of walker. Before she knew it, Samara was dangling with one hand.

"Blast!"

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Re: SM: The Empire Strikes Back [IC]

Postby Serest Riet » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:09 pm

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Riet winced as she watched Samara hit wrong and bounce off the top of the walker. For a moment, she thought Samara would slide off the side and plummet to the forest ground. Not necessarily a death sentence, especially for such a powerful warrior, but it would undoubtedly hurt. Instead, though, Samara caught on to something and dangled from the edge, her body swaying violently with every step the walker took.

“Hang on, Samara,” Riet said to the team’s comm channel, then activated her jetpack, rising into the air and cruising quickly to the walker. She would have to do this fast and quick before the they were spotted. Riet reached down with her gauntleted hand and grabbed Samara’s forearm. She hauled her upward, but her grip was slippery, and she struggled to pull Samara upward. Instead, Samara’s arm began to slip out of her fingers.

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Re: SM: The Empire Strikes Back [IC]

Postby Taanoas » Mon Mar 27, 2017 5:25 pm

Taanoas charges forward, lightsaber lit focused on drawing the attention of the walker's gunners. Drawing on the Force, he provides it's Dark strength to his companions as he nimbly dodges, weaves, rolls and deflects in and amongst the legs of the walkers. While adroit at drawing their attention he does little damage to the legs of the walkers - just as well, as the goal is to take them rather than drop them.

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Re: SM: The Empire Strikes Back [IC]

Postby Mara Aragone » Tue Mar 28, 2017 1:23 am

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Mara tried to will Samara to get a better hold on the walker to help keep her from falling. If the other woman tumbled down to the ground, there was not much she could do from her position in the trees without a way to toss a grenade inside them.

“Come on! Don’t fall!”

Unfortunately, her willpower alone was not going to make a difference.

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Re: SM: The Empire Strikes Back [IC]

Postby Herzog » Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:59 am

Aztlan - Corania System, Outer Rim - Sector D1 of the Defensive Line


The pilots of the walker didn't seem to notice the sith dangling from the side. Either that, or Taanaos distraction had their full attention. The last walked checked up and attempted to blast the armored sith with it's weapons, but Taanaos proved too nimble. When Riet flew near, it was hard to tell if the Imperials inside knew what was up. Her angle put her in a blind spot at any rate, at least she thought so.

The other three walkers continued to march towards the trench line as the last continued to shoot at the Taanaos. His lightsaber seemed to be a threat enough that the walker wasn't going to ignore him.

However, the jocking the walker performed while trying to get a lock on Taanaos was causing issues Riet. Flying close up to help Samara put her in danger of being bumped by the walker.

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Taanaos succeeded in dodging blasts and being a distraction. I took your acrobatic and defense rolls for the distraction. You can roll those again to continue...
Riet needs to make flight check to avoid getting bumped by the walker.
Samara is either acrobatics or strength to pull up on the walker.
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Re: SM: The Empire Strikes Back [IC]

Postby Taanoas » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:28 pm

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Taanoas continues to buy his team time, attempting to hold the attention of the Walkers rather than cause them any serious harm. With deft skill Taanoas redirected several of the blasts from the attacking walker at the other three moving away. Again, nothing significantly damaging...yet, but working to buy the rebels time. Splashing lasers across the viewing ports were likely to get attention. He just hoped the others would make progress. Perhaps it was the stray thought, but his attention slipped for a moment, his foot slipping in the wet undergrowth. Seeking to take advantage of the now prone annoying pest, the Walker concentrates fire. Taanoas successfully protects himself until he can get back on his feet and once again begins moving and trying to draw more of the Walkers his way and away from focusing on the front.

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Re: SM: The Empire Strikes Back [IC]

Postby Mara Aragone » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:33 pm

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Mara was not about to try jumping atop a walker while Samara was having such trouble. She was already not the most athletic for such feats as it was and did not want to risk it with Riet still trying to save the other woman from falling. "I will have to wait a moment. Riet, you better help her, then fly me across after."

She pulled out a grenade and tossed it towards the lead scout walker, trying to let it land on top of it. The metal spheroid bounced off the metal plates and tumbled over the side to explode in the air to the side of the walker. It did not look like it had much effect, but could have shaken up the crew inside from the loud concussion made from the steel hull.

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Re: SM: The Empire Strikes Back [IC]

Postby Serest Riet » Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:30 pm

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Under her helmet, Riet gritted her teeth. Sweat trickled down the back of her neck, soaking into the body sleeve she wore under her armor. Her arm was shaking with tension. Samara got heavier and heavier.

Riet let out a savage cry, curses in Mando’a. She jerked herself upward with all her might, hauling Samara upward. She let the momentum carry the dar’jeti through the air, then deposited her neatly on top of the walker, right behind the hatch and in ideal position to strike.

She let out a hiss of deep satisfaction.

“Go!” she called out.

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