Star Wars Universe: The Storm of The Order

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A clone, wearing a red and black pilot suit, hastily fastened her helmet to her breathing hoses and air pack as she tried to keep up with the rest of the clone fighter pilots as they rounded the corner towards the briefing rooms when Lord Valkyrie appeared before her and another pilot and she immediately stopped dead in her tracks. Lord Valkyrie pointed at her and the other pilot next to her and he said, “Several fighters are intercepting us before we are ready to attack. Come with me.” His cape fluttered behind him as he turned and headed towards the hanger and both pilots followed him while the rest quickly headed towards the briefing rooms to the left and right of them. They entered the hanger bay and the two pilots climbed down the ladders and entered their Tie Fighters as Lord Valkyrie’s personal fighter sat on a platform (next to the walkway) with a rounded head of a small droid (built into the fighter) turned its head towards Lord Valkyrie, as he approached, and made a chirping, beeping noise as the fighter powered up. Lord Valkyrie stepped onto the bulb shaped cockpit and lowered himself inside before closing the hatch above him. The inside of the cramped, small, cockpit lighted up red as Lord Valkyrie pulled up on the wheel and his fighter lifted off and barreled rolled down and shot through the energy barrier separating the hanger bay from the rest of empty space with his two escorts detaching from their docks and followed closely behind Lord Valkyrie on each flank. Lord Valkyrie and his escorts flew away from the Triton and headed straight to the Diablo as a wave of S configured ships rapidly approached them and Captain Kovak’s voice echoed inside Lord Valkyrie’s cockpit with a sense of alarm, “My lord you are going up against over 50 fighters! Shouldn’t you wait...” Lord Valkyrie interrupted, as he adjusted a knob on his joystick steering wheel, “I will handle them myself.” Lord Valkyrie looked to his left and ordered, “Cover me.” The female pilots replied (as they both gave a quick salute in Lord Valkyrie’s direction), “Yes sir.” And they watched as just ahead of them, a wall of S configured aircraft flew right towards them as they grew closer and closer as they approached on a head on collision when suddenly both sides unleashed a furious barrage of red blaster fire.

Just as they began to fire, Lord Valkyrie and his escorts moved side to side to avoid the bolts of blaster fire from the opposing fighters as they flew over or around Lord Valkyrie and his escorts. Lord Valkyrie jerked his stick from side to side as bolts of red light shot over and close to his cockpit as the two female pilots followed suit as they held down their triggers and blew apart the S aircraft that spun and flew suicidal in their direction when one of the aircraft was struck and blew apart one of its curved wings and spun crazily towards Lord Valkyrie’s right escort as the escort pilot yelled in anger as she continued to fire, but each shot missed and the damage aircraft struck and incinerated the escort in a ball of fire and flaming debris. Lord Valkyrie’s fighter and his remaining escort exited the passing wave of enemy aircraft and performed a barrel roll as they flew overhead and came about. The wave of the S fighters broke into two groups and flew in opposite directions as they began to turn about and Lord Valkyrie ordered, “Hold formation.” Lord Valkyrie and his remaining escort flew towards the group that peeled to the left when the pilot of Lord Valkyrie’s escort looked over to her right, at the other group, and watched them when suddenly she pulled back the right throttle and shoved her left all the way up and her fighter broke from Lord Valkyrie’s left flank and flew straight towards the rear of the right group of S fighters.

Lord Valkyrie snapped his head to his right and saw his escort flying away from him and towards the right group of enemy aircraft and did not say a word as a male voice spoke angrily aloud on the intercom, “NC-1974, get back to formation immediately!” NC-1974 rapidly approached the rear of the enemy S fighter group and she looked down her targeting scanner till she had a lock on multiple contacts and pulled both of her triggers on her two joysticks. All four blaster points on the two three-sided solar fins of NC-1974’s I class fighter fired rapidly and blew up multiple S fighters, even as they tried to evade, and when they tried to break off in sharp 90 degree angles they were ripped apart as well as NC-1974 targeted and blasted them in an instant (as if on instinct) and continued to relentlessly destroy the enemy fighter formation before her. Returning his attention to the enemy fighter group before him, Lord Valkyrie pulled the triggers on his wheel and his twin blaster guns on his fighter fired at the enemy formation trying to evade him and turned their ships into puffs of fire and debris as they exploded on contact with Lord Valkyrie’s shots. One of the enemy fighters wore a ragged, dark and light brown World War 2 like pilot suit with a breathing mask covering his face as he looked over his right and left shoulder as he made evasive maneuvers. The radio in his cockpit filled with the screams and yells of the other pilots in his group, “Who the hell is that?”, “I can’t shake him!” “No one here is that good!” The fighters that are attacking the Diablo took notice of their comrades being blown apart as they approached them and turned their attention from attacking the Diablo to destroying Lord Valkyrie and NC-1974.

On the bridges of both the Triton and the Diablo, both the captains and bridge crews watched either through the view ports or their monitors of the battle (slaughter) that is unfolding. Lord Valkyrie flew after the fighters and jerked left and right, blowing each of the fighters apart as he followed closely behind with fighters also chasing and shooting at him (as he also evaded) as they all flew around the main body of the Diablo and around the superstructure, making the view as if it was one big firework display around the Diablo. One of the S fighters yelled, “What the hell! He’s evading every shot!” “Who the fuck is this!” NC-1974 is firing on multiple S fighters that flew about her as a large group of others flew behind her and tried to shoot her down as well. The lead one fired and multiple bolts of red light flew right by her cockpit and NC-1974 pulled back a lever to her right and pulled both the joysticks up, turning off her engine and her fighter spun backwards and up as a handful of the S fighters flew right on by and she pulled both her triggers and laid down a rain of green laser fire from all two of her guns and all five S fighters that flew right by her exploded. She immediately pushed the lever all the way forward before she shoved both her joysticks and her fighters engines reignited and she shot back forward in her same trajectory. An S fighter flew in a head on collision, firing his guns and sending twirler bolts of red light at NC-1974 as she immediately shoved her joysticks down, fired and blew apart one of the two legs of the S fighter and it spun out of control, flew right over NC-1974 and the closest fighter that is behind her had only enough time to throw his hands up to his face and scream before the fighter collided and smashed/exploded two other S fighters behind him before the rest spread out or flew around. NC-1974 looked down and to her left and saw Lord Valkyrie’s fighter flying evasively as a large number of S fighters flew behind him and fired desperately to shoot him down as Lord Valkyrie blew apart another fighter before flying down and straight towards the exhaust vents of one of the Diablo’s main engines and performed a sharp 45 degree turn barrel roll, causing the two closest fighters behind him to fly by and exploded into balls of fire due to the heat and active lighted blue engines and Lord Valkyrie flew down and at the bottom surface of the Diablo with still plenty of fighters tailing him and NC-1974 jerked both her joysticks to the right and performed a downward spiral barrel roll.

Lord Valkyrie flew his fighter and blasted apart four S fighters that flew in his way as they tried to cut him off when one red bolt of light struck just to the left of his cockpit and a stream of white mist issued forth and an alarm blared in his cockpit and the built in droid made a short wailing sound in protest. Lord Valkyrie looked at the built in droid and ordered, “Stop coolant link.” And the droid chirped with acknowledgement. After a few moments of zigzagging the leaking stopped and the built in droid chirped with satisfaction. Lord Valkyrie looked to his right, as if something caught his attention, before looking back forward and ordered, “Release spare parts hatch.” The droid chirped and the rear, rounded, hatch behind Lord Valkyrie’s cockpit opened and various parts and tools flew out and into the path of the S fighters that are tailing Lord Valkyrie. The parts flew right in front of the tailing fighters, forcing them either to fly away or around the objects and resumed their course and speed behind Lord Valkyrie, as he watched from the small monitor before him and spoke with satisfaction, “Interesting. They are smarter than I expected.” They fired on Lord Valkyrie’s fighter and the droid made a wailing noise, as bolts of red light flew right past it, and Lord Valkyrie spoke, as if controlling his anxiety, “I know K9-218. But if you think we are in trouble, look to your left.” The droid turned its rounded top and saw NC-1974’s fighter appearing from the bottom right side of the Diablo, barrel rolling, and made a sharp up turn and flew in a collision course with Lord Valkyrie with a handful of S fighters tailing her when suddenly NC-1974 squeezed both her triggers as she yelped, “YAHOO!” And all four of her guns fired bolts of green light and ripped apart almost a dozen S fighters like they were fly paper when behind her, one of the tailing S fighters targeting scanners made a beeping sound as it locked on NC-1974 and the pilot spoke with evil satisfaction, “Got you clo...” Suddenly he was engulfed in a ball of fire as well as the fighters behind them exploded as bolts of green light struck them from one of the anti-air turrets of the Diablo and the gunner gave a thumbs up sign and spoke aloud with satisfaction, “Four birds!” NC-1974 continued her trajectory and Lord Valkyrie pulled a lever to his left, pulled back his wheel and his fighter’s engine shut down and his fighter flipped a 180 before Lord Valkyrie squeezed both triggers and fired a stream of blaster fire straight into the enemy fighters that are tailing him and created a wall of flaming debris as fighter after fighter flew straight into it and exploded either by debris or Lord Valkyrie’s laser fire, while the rest were destroyed by NC-1974’s strafing attack.

Lord Valkyrie reignited his engine and spun back a 180 as NC-1974 flew back to his left, as escort, and Lord Valkyrie ordered, “NC-1974, cover the lower guard. I will take the upper.” NC-1974 snapped her head to her right and was silent for a few moments, as if pondering to question Lord Valkyrie, till she replied, “Yes sir.” And she jerked her joysticks and her aircraft made a sharp U-turn to her left as Lord Valkyrie reached the end of the lower hull of the Diablo and curved hard, straight up. Lord Valkyrie flew higher and higher as around him multiple S fighters flew about the Diablo, resuming their destruction on the Venator class Star Destroyer, when the S fighters, that he flew by, broke off their attack and turned to intercept Lord Valkyrie. Lord Valkyrie continued his ascent, even as alarms were going off and Captain Kovak spoke urgently over his comms that he was being targeted, as his fighter droid turned to him and chirped fast and with alarm and Lord Valkyrie ordered calmly, “Prepare for un-control spin.” He pressed various buttons on the control panel before him and when he looked back up his eyes turned from red to pitch black and with his left hand he pulled back a lever and with his right he shoved his wheel forward causing his fighter’s engine to shut off and his ship spun uncontrollably and when he squeezed both triggers on his control stick the bridge crews on both ships, as well as those looking through the view ports from various areas of the ships, looked on (some of them with awe) as Lord Valkyrie attacked.

The first few enemy fighters flew towards the spinning fighter of Lord Valkyrie and the lead pilot snorted as he was about to pull the trigger, “This is going to be ea...” A bolt of green light flew from Lord Valkyrie’s fighter and headed straight to the surprised pilot before his entire cockpit was engulfed in green light and exploded. Just when the lead enemy fighter exploded, his comrades broke from formation and flew around Lord Valkyrie as one of the pilots called out, “Lets see if this freak can take on the crazy formation!” But not soon after he said that, Lord Valkyrie’s spinning fighter fired bolts of green light in various directions and the enemy fighters that flew erratically exploded into balls of fire or flaming debris as the pilots yelled or screamed as they were being blown apart. As Lord Valkyrie’s fighter spun, K9-218 made a loud “WEEEEE!” Chirp as its circular head spun continuously in a 360, as if it was enjoying the ride and destruction, as all the enemy close to Lord Valkyrie were shredded apart or parts of them were blown off and the fighters flew uncontrollably and collided with their comrades as they performed the crazy formation, all the while screaming or yelling either surprised or terrified and it extended to the enemy pilots that were attacking the Diablo as well, when Lord Valkyrie’s fire were able to reach the fighters and made them suffer the same fate as their comrades that were trying to destroy Lord Valkyrie.

On the bridges of both the Star Destroyers, the bridge crews listened and watched the destruction and cries of the enemy fighter pilots as they are being slaughtered by the wrath of Lord Valkyrie’s highly accurate firing in his uncontrollable spin. The bridge crews watched with blank expressions as if they were hiding their surprise or fear for Lord Valkyrie’s destructive accuracy, even as the enemy fighters tried to escape the battle area, but their escape was futile as they suffered the same fate as their comrades and became either balls of fire or flying debris. NC-1974 did not see Lord Valkyrie’s maneuver, but saw the laser light, destructive, show that followed and the enemy aircraft as they tried to flee but were slaughtered till many of them flew below the lower hull of the Diablo as they tried to cover their escape. NC-1974 then understood what Lord Valkyrie wanted her to do and she flew evasively as the fighters either tried to fly by or shot her. She pulled back her left throttle and pressed a button over the right side of her head before pulling back the joysticks and then twisted and turned them as she pulled both triggers as her fighter’s engines cut off and she spun and fired a few short bursts and destroyed one fighter radically approaching her from behind. Her engines then cut back on and she flew for a few moments before she cut them off again and had her aircraft spun a 360 as she fired at the same time and blew apart two more fighters before igniting her engines, flew again, cut off her engines and barrel rolled to her left and blew apart another fighter before reigniting. Some of the bridge crew watched in awe at the mass of destruction that is reigned down upon the enemy fighters that were attacking the Diablo and Lord Valkyrie’s and one of their own clones unique fighting abilities that to them was unheard of. Over the cries and screams over the communications station of the enemy fighter pilots, as they faced their death, Captain Cruz asked, “Who is piloting that Tie Fighter?” One of the clone sailors in the left control pit pressed a few buttons on his console and replied, “NC-1974. She has 8 simulated and zero live combat missions according to records.” The green and red laser fires stopped, as well as the explosions, and a human form robot called out, “Combat has ceased. All enemy aircraft is either destroyed or disabled.” From the viewing windows, Captain Cruz and the rest of the bridge crew noticed Lord Valkyrie ceased spinning and NC-1974 stopped her acrobatic attack as her fighter flew out from beneath the Diablo while Lord Valkyrie flew towards one of the wrecked fighters that looked like its cockpit is still intact.

Lord Valkyrie approached one of the S shaped fighters (that now looks almost like half an S) and noticed the pilot pounding on his controls and yanking on various levers and when he started kicking the glass hatch before him, he stopped as he saw Lord Valkyrie hover in front and above him. The two ends of the gun barrels (at the tips of Lord Valkyrie’s wings) lighted green as they fully charged and at the same time as NC-1974 exited the bottom hull of the Diablo and faced Lord Valkyrie, there was a sharp, loud, crackle sound that made her, the bridge crews of both Star Destroyers and any remaining survivors of the destroyed/disabled enemy fighters flinch and Lord Valkyrie’s voice echoed in a solemn/robotic tone, “Who are you?” The pilot sat firm in his seat, with a look of superior confidence, and declared, “We are the Rogue Brotherhood and we claim whatever is in our space is ours!” Lord Valkyrie spoke firmly, “This ship and its crew is not yours. Nor anything that is part of The Order. Where is the location of your homeport or ship?” The pilot continued to sit firmly in his seat as he replied, “I and no one in the brotherhood will betray one of our own for the likes of y...” His cockpit and ship suddenly exploded as Lord Valkyrie fired a single shot directly at the pilot, taking everyone (including NC-1974 and the remaining enemy fighter pilots in their disabled fighters) except Captain Cruz by surprise. Lord Valkyrie’s fighter droid made a high pitch sound, as if in rejoice, as the enemy fighter exploded and Lord Valkyrie maneuvered his fighter to the next surviving enemy fighter pilot and aimed his fighter to the enemy’s cockpit and asked again, “Where is the location of your homeport or ship?” The pilot sat firmly in his seat and replied, “I declare amnesty a...” The pilot was blown apart (along with his craft) as Lord Valkyrie fired directly into the cockpit and Lord Valkyrie maneuvered to the next surviving pilot and repeated the question.

The enemy pilots at this point started to panic and began yelling, kicking or furiously pushed various buttons on their consoles to try to save themselves as Lord Valkyrie went from one pilot to another asking the same question and blowing them up if they either gave a response that does not answer his question or continued yelling/screaming in panic. Lord Valkyrie approached the twelfth surviving enemy fighter pilot and asked the same question and the pilot stopped kicking and yanking on the controls and sat back as he breathed hard and rapid as he replied excitedly (in fear), “I will not tell you where our home planet is!” Lord Valkyrie squeezed the triggers, “For there are many of us!” Lord Valkyrie stopped and sat silently for a few moments before he asked, “How many?” The pilot replied fearfully, “Enough to have large ships to store our fighters, like the ship we are attacking to requisition it for another large carrier!” Lord Valkyrie asked, “How far do these carriers operate from the rest of your comrades?” The pilot replied quickly, “Somewhere within an average solar system’s length in areas where you can’t track us by our communication’s links!” After a few moments, Captain Cruz spoke over Lord Valkyrie’s comm link, “Sir, we detect a large anomaly behind a dead planet two hours at maximum impulse speed.” Lord Valkyrie thanked her as the pilot looked confused and asked, with eyes wide in fear, “Wait a minute! How can you find...” Suddenly a green bolt of light struck his cockpit and he exploded into flames and Lord Valkyrie ordered, “Captain Remos, confine the rest of the surviving Rogue Brotherhood and interrogate them as you await for us to return. We will take care of their home ship.” Captain Remos replied over the intercom, “Yes my lord.” And Lord Valkyrie turned his fighter around and headed back to the Frederica as NC-1974 remained still (as if still astounded by what Lord Valkyrie has done) for a few moments before she came to and quickly accelerated till she followed along Lord Valkyrie’s side as they approached and returned to the Triton.

NC-1974’s fighter locked in it’s docking clamps as Lord Valkyrie’s landed on its personal landing pad before NC-1974 opened her overhead hatch and climbed up to the walkway above her. She gave her auto recorded combat report to a clone officer that stood before her before looking to her right to see Lord Valkyrie disembarking his fighter, turned to his fighter droid and spoke low enough that NC-1974 could not understand what he was saying. When he finished the droid gave an acknowledged beeping noise and its head swiveled away from Lord Valkyrie as he walked off the landing pad, turned left as a clone officer and tech robots stood at attention as he walked briskly past and straight towards NC-1974 with his black cape trailing and almost covered the railings on both sides as he walked. NC-1974 stood rigid as Lord Valkyrie’s dark shadow casted over her (covering her short figure in darkness) as she looked up at his glaring eyes of his helmet when he spoke, “That is some interesting combat maneuvers. What is your name pilot?” NC-1974 answered, “NC-1974 sir!” Lord Valkyrie continued, “Do any of your brothers or sisters possess the same abilities as you do NC-1974?” She replied, “Not that I am aware of sir!” Lord Valkyrie spoke with fascination, “Impressive.” A Miranda clone officer stopped and stood at attention behind Lord Valkyrie and announced, “My lord, Captain Cruz requests your presence on the bridge sir!” Lord Valkyrie gave a short nod at the officer’s direction and NC-1974 back stepped behind and to the railing that was on her right as she made way for Lord Valkyrie to walk through when he stopped, glanced at NC-1974’s direction and said, “NC-1974, from now on you are assigned as my permanent left wingman till death or handicapped from your duties from now on.” NC-1974 almost choked up as she tried to hide her shock as she replied, “Ye...Yes sir! Thank You my lord!” Lord Valkyrie replied, “You’re welcome, LT. NC-1974.” Lord Valkyrie walked away and NC-1974 stood relaxed and looked at her left and right shoulder boards and removed her Ensign insignias and pocketed them before walking away, with her red and black pilot helmet under her left arm, and entered one of the corridors and made her way to the Rank Quartermaster as some clones looked in her direction and noticed her missing rank either with blank expressions or concern as they wondered what rank she is upgraded to.

The bulbous, rounded form of the home ship the Rogue Brotherhood’s fighters flew from sat in orbit of the darkest side of a dead planet and the bridge crew sat in stunned silence as they heard and saw, from the pilot’s fighter cams, the attack and destruction of all of their fighters. A large, muscular, gargoyle faced man stood before his command chair and asked grimly, “Is all of this processed to home planet?” A female replied, “Yes Captain Thrug.” Thrug sat in his command chair and showed his short pointed teeth as they protruded from his lips as he smirked and spoke, “Good. Next time when our comrades encounter more of their ships, we will be able to counter this Lord Valkyrie and destroy hi...” There was a loud bang noise and the bridge shook as sparks issued from the lights above Thrug and the monitors and displays in front of the bridge personnel, that surrounded the circular perimeter of the bridge, crackled or fluctuated as they held onto either their consoles or chairs. Thrug looked to his left with furious rage and yelled, “What the hell was that?” One of the bridge personnel replied, “Sir, its one of those Star Destroyers! They just took out our shields!” Thrug and some of the crew looked stunned, while the rest were busy operating their consoles, as they looked at him and Thrug asked angrily, “How? You told me they are still holding position and their weaponry is no match for our shields! Especially one shot!” The crew member replied, “I don’t know sir! The ship was where it was supposed to be, but somehow they appeared over us and their weapons powered up even more!” Thrug and the others still looked dumbfounded as to how the Star Destroyer moved at such a far distance without any early warning and how their powered up weapons became even more powerful from their scanners.

The Triton hovered in front and above the Rogue Brotherhood Home Ship, after it fired a single shot from one of its main turrets, as Lord Valkyrie appeared from the turbo lift onto the bridge and walked on the walkway between the two control pits and stood behind Captain Cruz and Kovak when he asked, “Status Kovak?” Kovak turned and replied firmly, “Sir the Reflector Decoy was a success and we are able to take them by surprise. Also the Weapons Cloaker concealed the true power of our weapons and our main batteries were able to destroy their shield in one shot.” Lord Valkyrie asked, “Communications?” Captain Kovak replied, “Faker Comms is able to intercept, copy and mimic their comms wavelength to make them think they are communicating to their home planet while we blocked their transmissions sir.” Lord Valkyrie spoke with satisfaction, “Very good captain.” There was a slight shudder and a muffled explosion and Lord Valkyrie glanced at Captain Kovak’s direction and asked with a sense of alertness but spoke calmly, “Report captain!” Kovak remained where he stood and replied briskly, “They fired on us, but their weapons are no match for our shields.” Lord Valkyrie looked back forward, towards the Rogue Brotherhood’s Home Ship and said, “Good. Let me speak to them.” Kovak looked at the communications station and they nodded, pressed a few buttons and looked at Lord Valkyrie’s direction and the operator said, “They are on my lord.” Lord Valkyrie stated, “Home Ship of the Rogue Brotherhood! You will drop your weapons and cease hostilities and surrender or we will force you to comply! You have 2 minutes to reply!” It was only a matter of seconds when Thrug’s voice came over the loudspeaker on the bridge as he spoke angrily and defiantly, “The Brotherhood surrender’s to no one! You are the ones who should surrender to us!” The Tritons bridge shook again as Thrug’s ship fired on them and, without asking Lord Valkyrie’s permission, Kovak turned to the left control pit and ordered, “Weapons, destroy all their gunports and weapons arrays. Then redirect fire to their engines and cripple them.” The weapons officer replied, “Yes sir!” After Thrug’s ship fired at the Triton a few times the side turrets of the Triton fired back and, with precision aiming, destroyed all of the gunports and weapons systems throughout Thrug’s ship before two of the side turrets turned and fired two bursts of red light and when they struck two of the four main engines, they exploded and caused a short chain reaction that tore apart the other two engines as well.

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