Aun Tier wrote:
Lord, that was intense! Since this event began, I've had approximately three hours of sleep - I'm going to feel that tomorrow. Certainly, that was the most interesting April Fools I've experienced. Not to mention one that progressed well past April 1st.
I fared little better, barely managing four hours of sleep (story wise the Kor'O was amped up on adrenaline and combat stims, and only relented his presence when an aid managed to inject him with a powerful anaesthetic
). But if I hadn't stayed up all night long, our valiant shas would have been left without air support! It was a sacrifice I gladly made for the Greater Good.
As repairs begin, I wholeheartedly propose that we leave the launch bays 1 and 2, the library and the positions of the Gue'vessa units untouched (i.e. sticky this thread in the background section), as a shrine and memorial to those sacrifices made in the name of the Tau'va, and the heroes that fought in it's defence, as well as a reminder of the true nature of darkness and the mont'au. Perhaps one of our more artistically talented members would be able to produce some depictions of the battle (i.e. turn this story into an illustrated work or comic)?
Also, victory has come.... but at what cost!? What has become of the Happy Tau sushi bars on the orbital?
+++INCOMING TRANSMISSION+++ All vessels of K-42, this is the Kor'O. Recent reports show that, while taking heavy losses in terms of strike craft, many of our pilots not lost to madness did in fact survive thanks to luck and escape pods. Good news all around.
In addition, in light of her bravery and acting above and beyond the Tau'va's call, Kor'vre B'aloh is to be promoted to the rank of 'el, and given full command of K-42's small craft and strike craft assets, effective immediately. May the Ethereals watch over you always.
+++-+++The Kor'O contemplated the forward viewport. "You know," he said to anyone listening, "I always thought that weakened glass would be a liability in combat. I never once thought it would ever save my life and ship."
"Congradulations on your promotion, Kor'el," said B'aloh's wingmate, moving to her table at the cantina. "I suppose it would be a good time for that round I owe you."
"Not so fast Kor'ui, I landed three shots you considered impossible, remember? You owe me THREE rounds. And I think we'll both need them after all that."
Tau'va, and well fought, Shas.
It wasn't just the Shas that defended the orbital you know.