1330 hour – .244 ABY – Squad: Delta 3 – Planet: Onderon -Whisper Base – Cael Log
Darius has the Box prepped and warmed up. Flower, Moonbeam, Roy, Omnath and I are in our armor with heavy blaster rifles. The heavy repeating blaster is loaded and assembled on board the Box. I even grabbed some grenades. (Cael to Voba) “So what is going on? Who are these dumb ass rebels? How am I going to get into Iziz and past the check point?” (Voba) “We are working on it. Just start heading this way.” (Cael) “This is crazy. You know this. OK, OK, We will start heading towards you.” Darius lifts the Box and we just fit out the motor pool door. He puts it at about 3 meters above the tree line in a slow easy course for Iziz.
Beringer looks at the information on where the rebels are holed up. (Beringer to Voba) “I know a secret way in and out of that warehouse. It is through the mag-lev terminal.” (Voba) “Can you get them all out through there?” (Beringer) “I think I can.” (Voba) “I will try to get to that crane and set the explosives on it to topple on the police as a diversion.” As Beringer heads to the mag-lev terminal. Gaave and Voba pull up the schematics of the building and some news footage showing the area outside the warehouse. There is a large crane next to the building. It can be dropped onto the warehouse or onto the police cordoned off area with a tiny bit of explosives that Voba just happens to have with him. (Cael to Voba) “Hey Voba. Can you get us through the check points as a Imperial special force team? I also need some plans of that building to come up with a plan of attack.” (Voba) “Not a problem. Give me a minute. Oh yea, by the way. We have someone here that can probably get most of the rebels out of the building via an underground tunnel. It will take him some time to get there and get them out. Time that we don’t have. Time that you will need to give him.” Voba sends the drawings on the building to the Box. I pull them up on the small holovid monitor and start forming a plan. I look over at Darius. He looks scared. He sees me looking at him. (Darius) “I’m OK, really I’m OK. At our present speed and course. We should get to the outer wall of Iziz in about 15 minutes.” Voba lets us know he has us set up with the police as a Special Imperial Assault Team to flush out the rebels. (Cael) “Special? Yea we are a Special bunch all right.”
Zal powers up the shuttle. She attempts to get to a closer spot to the warehouse but is waved off by the police that have cordoned off the area. She flies South and exits over the city walls and waits for the Box. She has a plan to get closer.
1430 Hour - Meanwhile, Beringer gets to the mag-lev terminal. He goes down a side hallway to a door with a sign on it in 6 languages. ( Authorized Personnel Only – No Entry ) It is unlocked and he slips inside. There is an access tunnel that runs under the warehouse district and come up in several warehouses. He follows the tunnel to the one he wants and goes up a stairway to a locked door. He easily picks the lock and goes inside. The tunnel splits 2 ways. He follows the right tunnel to another door. Just as he is about to grab the door handle. He hears a slight hum and the hair on his hand stands up. He checks the door by tossing a scrap piece of metal laying on the floor at it. It is electrified. He then throws stones at the door several times to get their attention inside. (Beringer) “Open up. I am here to help.” (Guard) “Oh Frick. I told you they would come this way.” (Beringer) “I’m not the police. I am here to get you guys out.” The door opens a crack and a scared young rebel looks out. (Beringer) “Well kid, you gonna let me in or not?” The guard sees no one else standing near Beringer and opens the door. He slips inside. (Beringer) “Who’s in charge? We gota get you guys out of here before the police bust in here.” The guard takes Beringer to the Rebel leader. An older woman named Lilly. (Beringer) “We have an assault team coming in here as a cover decoy. I need to get you guys out through the tunnels below this building.” (Lilly) “Who sent you?” (Beringer) “I got connections with a local Rebel Alliance group. They are the ones that are helping you.”
1445 Hour - As the Box gets to the perimeter of the cordoned off area. We get a automatic message. “Police activity ahead. Please alter course. Police activity ahead. Please alter course.” Zal moves the shuttle into the radar shadow of the Box and follows us in to the cordoned area. I radio the police. (Cael) “I need a direct path to the buildings landing pad.” (Police) “Oh Yea. You guys are the Special Imperial assault team. We will follow you in.” (Cael) “Negative on that ! I cant have any of you amateurs messing up my operation. Hold your men back till I give the signal to enter.” There is some grumbling garbled message that we cant understand and Darius and I look at each other in confusion. The police cruisers back off and let us through. We drop onto the landing pad. Open the rear doors and ramp and quickly file out. Darius stays with the Box. We can see the rebels at the upper windows. They pull back as we get to the door. Which has been left slightly ajar for us. As we get inside. The Rebels are behind 3 pallets of explosives. (Cael to Omnath) “These clowns have no idea what they are cowering behind. If they don’t get themselves or us blown up.” As I approach a tall gentleman introduces himself. (Berrenger) “Voba sent me to guide these people out through the tunnels. My name is Beringer.” (Cael) I Nod. “Cael. You need to get these people out of here ASAP. Before those police get too antsy and do something stupid. (Lilly) “What about all these weapons? We cant just leave them. I need these 3 crates.” I look at the size of the crates. They are way too big to fit 1, let alone 3 in the Box. (Cael) “Take what RPGs you all can carry. You have to go NOW.” We will cover till you are all out.” Just then the doors at the far end of the warehouse burst open and 6 police storm in. 2 are in heavy armor. (Cael) “Frick.! Damn Police never listen.” None of them have POLICE written on their black armor. (Cael) “Moonbeam, Flower, Roy, Lay down suppression fire to keep the police at the far end of the warehouse. Beringer, get these people out of here.!” Omnath runs past me towards the first policeman and begins to slice right through his lite armor with the blade that extends from his arm. Roy switches his gun to AUTO. Several short bursts and the police are scrambling all over the place. Flower and Moonbeam start picking off the police 1 by 1. I toss a grenade into the middle of the police. 2 go down the other 4 are injured. As the rebels flee with what they can carry. More of the police come through the upper windows onto the catwalks on either side of the warehouse. Several of the rebels are wounded and need help running. Just then, some hot shot policeman in special armor, jumps through the window in a tumbling roll. His name badge says McMurphy. Omnath, who is near him, turns and stabs the man 3 times. I level Betty and put a heavy blaster bolt through his right shoulder. He is staggers back but he is not down. (Cael) “ALL OUT, NOW !” As Berrenger gets the last of the rebels out and down the stairs. 2 of the rebels follow my strike force out to the Box. Darius has the engines revved and ready. When we all get inside. I pull the RT97C over to the rear door and strap it and myself to the Box. Omnath pulls the generator over. Plugs it into the gun and straps himself and the generator. We lift off as 3 police cruisers ascend over the edge of the landing platform. (Police) “Halt, You are under arrest.” I fire the repeater hitting the 1st cruiser.
1515 Hour - Zal has drifted the shuttle into a slow moving traffic pattern to hide and dodge some police. As a lone Tie fighter passes her in the other direction, heading towards the Box. She spins the shuttle around and follows it. (Zal) “Peggy Sue, Get a bead on that Tie. The Box has no shields or weapons. They are sitting mooche birds.” (Peggy Sue) “Aye, Aye Captain.” As the Tie swoops in on the Box. Easily passing the police cruisers. It fires and takes a huge chunk of roof out of the Box. Zal puts the Lambda behind the Tie and Peggy Sue fires the front turret. Zal fires the main guns from the pilot seat. The Tie fighter is blasted out of the sky. Just then the jury-rigged T16 Skyhopper engine installed on the port side fails and the Lambda shuttle slowly descends towards the forest below. Zal has to fight for control.
In the Box. Flower and Moonbeam have laid down prone and have their E10s firing out the rear door at the police cruisers. Soon all 3 cruisers are disabled and are falling back. (Cael) Looking at the hole in the roof of the Box as Iziz falls behind. “This fiasco is going to bite us in the backside.”
Beringer gets the rest of the rebels down into the tunnels and heading towards the mag-lev terminal. As they get near the terminal. 1 of the rebels grabs a grav cart. They throw the grenade launchers on it and cover them over. When they get out into the terminal. Most of the rebels scatter in 3 different directions. Taking some of the RPGs with them. Beringer, with the 7 remaining rebels. Some of them are injured. Head to the terminal exit. There is a local bus sitting there just about to leave. They all board the bus and hide the grenade launchers under their clothes. As the bus pulls out. Berrenger walks forward to the bus driver. (Beringer) “Where are we headed?” (Driver) “Hotel Sector 3 then sector 4.” (Beringer) Handing him a 20 credit chip. “Can you make a slight detour by Industrial Sector 6? Say Bleaker Avenue?” (Driver) Looking at Berrenger and then the credit chip. “It’s a little out of the way, but, I can do it.” The driver looks toward the back of the bus and sees the rebels all panting from running. The RPGs sitting on a bench and the few of the rebels that are injured pretty bad. (Driver) “Your not gonna shoot me?” (Beringer) “Just drop us off at Bleaker and South St. You will be fine.” As the bus rounds a corner there is a simple 2 cruiser police road block. (Berrenger) “Just run it. If you hit the 2 cruisers. They will not be able to follow us. The Driver floors it and hits the 2 cruisers in the nose. They both spin out of the road and into a building on either side of the street. (Driver) “Always wanted to do that.” Beringer looks back down the street. The 2 cruisers are smashed and not following anytime soon.