+ + + + + THE ASSYRIAN EMPIRE + + + + +
The cat and mouse game between the Destroyer Venus and the Britannian Heavy Cruiser Boadicea continues. Despite keeping the wreckage of the Britannian sister ship between them Boadicea manages to get line of sight with two of her Grand Turrets. Unfortunately the Venus' shields are up to the job.
The last three Valkyre 1st Generation strike fighters power in on another attack run, their ordinance has already been spent so this must be a suicide run!
The Point defence network desperately try to destroy the suicide charge.
The fighters face a blistering salvo of anti fighter firepower, even the main cannon try to engage even though the odds are slim.
Two Valkyre die before they can do any harm...
but the last fighter slashes into the side of the Venus and one of the Light Super Laser assemblies is obliterated and the hull on the main deck is breached.
As damage control parties frantically set to work on the breached deck the Venus and the Boadicea yet again continue to circle the wreckage and fail to bring their weapons to bare. Major Natalya is once more on the Bridge after her ordeal and after a short update takes command...
"I have something, unusual Captain. I'm receiving a distress from the Boadicea..?" +++
Major Natalya, looking over at her comms officer knows he is not one to make jokes at a time like this.
"Tactical! Are their shields still up?"
"Aye, ma'am. Shields are up and weapons powered but I am detecting that their main targeting systems have shut down and are no longer focused on us."+++
...What by Assyria could this mean? "Comms, patch that distress call through."
"By the Gods help us! AAAAAAAAAAAGH *KTSHHHHHHHH!*"+++
"We've lost transmission Captain."
"Their Hyperdrive just went on line!"
Startled out of her puzzlement Major Natalya looked to her screens in time to see the Boadicea engage her Hyperdrive...
before disappearing leaving the Venus the uncontested badass in local space.
"I have probable course projections Captain, shall I send them to Helm Control?"
"No, that wont be necessary Tactical our job here is still unfinished, have the TacCom project a full planetary bombardment on the Pretoria space port."
"Aye, Captain. Targets set and awaiting your command."
Cursory scans indicate a massive buildup of energy on the target location..? Only, it isn't us."
"What?!." Startled Natalya was forced to remain calm, it had been a most unusual day and it looked like it still wasn't over yet.
"I don't know Captain, it's like nothing I've ever seen before, TacCom confirms our bombardment has had no effect."
"..?.. HELM! GET US CLEAR OF THE PLANET, FULL POWER!"