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A Time of Reckoning
« on: November 17, 2017, 07:08:17 PM »
November 11th, 3062
Arc Royal Defense Cordon
Pirate Jump point: Morges

The Blue-green world slowly rotated below the massive Texas-Class Warship, Falcon's Nest. A large Jade Falcon symbol was proudly displayed along the side of the huge hull.  Massing over 1.5 million tons and 1200 meters long the ship was huge. Along the top of the crafts spine a row of six egg shaped dropships were nestled into their cradles. Each one filled with over one-hundred Omnimechs of the 79th Raptor Talon Cluster. Star Commander Geg stood on the highest tier catwalk in the cavernous bridge of the Warship. He was looking out the huge ten-meter high view screens, the armor covering had been retracted and the world of Morges was before Geg. White clouds swirled over blue oceans, he could see the lightning flashes of a large storm near the edge of the planet. The Jade Falcon Officer turned from the fantastic view and looked over the edge, far below at a halo-table Star Captain Rekkon Roshak was working a briefing for the upcoming combat drops. Star Colonel Vtine slowly descended to the deck before Rekkon, he too began looking at the simulation taking shape there. With expert moves Geg flipped over the railing and plunged straight downwards toward his fellow officers, At the last moment he flipped and landed gently on his feet next to Vtine. The Star Colonel smiled at his officer,“We are ready to execute operation Wolfbane Geg, on your command.” Vtine had to stop himself from using the Officers pet name for this Operation, Puppy Stomp. In victory they could afford such trivialities, and the battle yet remained to be won.”

Rekkon finished his final tweaks to his combat simulation and briefing then sent both off to the combat troops he looked up as the Halo-Table cleared and spoke," I have given our first combat pilots a pre-briefing simulation for them to review one last time. Their officers have them loaded in their Omnimechs. We are ready to go Geg."

Star Commander Geg was going to be the Theater Commander for the entire operation with Rekkon acting as his co-commander. Star Colonel Vtine was the 79th Raptor Talon Cluster's second in command and he was in charge of the Warships assigned to Operation Puppy Stomp. He had a Texas-class battleship, two Aegis-class heavy cruisers, two Congress-class frigates and a Fredasa-class corvette. Vtine had his ships harassing the Defense Cordon and the Wolves in Exiles warships, keeping them out of the fight.

Geg gripped the railing surrounding the table reaching with his other hand he opened a ship-wipe comm channel, " Officers and Warriors this day we take what small amount of Honor these lost puppies have left. We shall deprive them of their home sector and factories. They have lost the way of the Clans and the 79th Raptor Talon's will show them the true nature of their error."

"Seyla," echoed around the bridge.

"Gentleman shall we adjoin to our battlemechs," Geg graciously said to his commanders. All three moved off toward the turbo lift.
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Re: A Time of Reckoning
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2017, 11:41:57 AM »
Deep inside one of the egg shaped 'overlord', dropships Star Commander Typhus was shifting and wiggling in his mech, it was an 80 ton Battlemaster. One of the Inner Sphere mechs the Falcons had inherited from their occupation zone.

"Settle down, it is not that bad," Phasmatus said to Typhus over the Emerald Shrike Trinarys comm channel.

"But I swear it itches, I am allergic to this IS tech, I am telling you" Typhus replied.

a sudden deep vibration followed by a sense of gravity told them their Dropship had detached from the Falcon's Nest and was now accelerating towards the planet.

"OK, Shrikes here we go, let us go over the plan," Phasmatus said to his star.

Geg's strategy was to utilize different elements of the three primary Talon Trinaries, The Black Talons, The Solahmas, and the Emerald Shrikes. To use their individual Stars like a surgeon uses a laser scalpel. Geg was in Alpha star with Vtine, Nitrox and MechWarriors William and Mark. Next was Phas and his Beta Star and finally Charlie Star was led by Rekkon with Stashless, Chef and two MechWarrior's. They were a light star meant to flank an enemy formation and once it was engaged with the main force attack its open rear or flank.

The launch and reentry of the attacking forces dropship went without a hitch and soon the ship was opening up drop hatches all across its face. As the Clan craft flew it began to disgorge smaller pods. They in turn began to fire retrorockets to break their decent. The pod swarm separated into three distinct groups of five each moving towards a ground objective. The seem of the pod shell in front of Phasmatus split open and fell away, he experienced a few moments of free fall then the break of the landing parashoot. The last few meters Phas crashed through a small tree landing on the ground," Sound off shrikes," he called over their comms.

The 79ths newest Star Captain quickly ran over his Hunchback 2c's systems as all four point of his star confirmed they were on the ground and ready for combat.

Opening up a direct channel to Operations Commander Geg, informing him of their status and that the Shrikes were moving towards their objective.

Star Commander Geg looked at the small monitor added to the upper part of his Griffin, it was an Inner Sphere mech that clan techs had modified for Geg. Scanning the dots appearing on the small map giving the locations of his forces.  "Rekkon get Charlie moving towards your waypoint Alpha star will follow behind you," Geg called to Rekkon, his co-commander and commander of Charlie star. Being in overall command Geg was not the Drop commander leaving that task to other Falcons so he could concentrate on the operations progress. Star  commander Rekkon was getting his light star moving to find the enemy mechs. Star Colonel Vtine spoke up, "Geg Alpha Star is ready to move out we will follow behind Charlie Star untill enemy contact, addition to operating his mech and leading Alpha Star Vtine also was issuing orders to his Star of Warships. One of the Congress's and the Fredasa had encountered three Wolf in Exile warships and were now engaged.

"Star Commander do not loose any of my ships", Vtine ordered the Congress's commander over his HPG link with the Falcon's Nest.

"I will not sir, they are already retreating after we gave them a broadside. One of their MK42-class Corvettes was damaged badly so they are disengaging, sir, the system is now clear," the staticky reply.
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Re: A Time of Reckoning
« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2017, 11:43:36 AM »
The attack of Morges was actually a distraction meant to pull a large force of Wolf in Exile and Kell Hounds mechs to the planet while the main forces struck A Place and Dustball. The second wave would encompass Esteros, Bountiful Harvest, and Koniz. With the final push through New Exford and then onto Arc-Royal itself.
Star Colonel Vtine was tracking a damaged Arcticwolf with his targeting recital and leading the fleeing mech slightly he unleashed a staggered barrage of Short Range Missiles directly into the Arcticwolfs open side torso. The result was instantaneous as flames and debris shot out of the exploding cockpit as the doomed mech seemed to explode from the inside out. Green emerald light splayed across Nitrox's Hunchback 2c melting armor and causing alarms to light up across Nitrox cockpit. Turning his now damaged mech towards the laser fire Nitrox fired both his large pulse lasers into a Wolf in exile Hellbringer.

The enemy mech was still in relatively in good shape absorbing Nitrox's weapons fire and returning fire with its LBX-20 autocannon. Nitrox's hunchback shuddered as the massive cannon tore off his right arm. Fighting to keep the mech upright he took several steps backwards leaning his torso downwards to counteract the force of the hit. Star Colonel Vtine saw his warriors Hunchback take a bad hit loosing an arm and being forced backwards. Growling under his breath the Clan officer used his linebackers superior speed and moved in behind the enemy Helbringer. " Now you loose Inner Sphere scum," Vtine said in his deep voice as he unleashed SRM hell into the Hellbringers back. He blew out the center of the Wolf Omni from behind and the now unsupported shoulders fell inwards as the dead mech crumpled to the dirt. (edited)

The rest of the fighting on Morges went much the same with the Falcons, with them destroying the smaller Wolf in Exile Stars and after doing enough damage to convince the WiE commanders the attack on Morges was larger than it was. After three days of operations on planet the Falcons pulled out of the fighting leaving the WiE forces there and reinforcing the fighting in the second wave of Operation: Wolfsbane
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Re: A Time of Reckoning
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2017, 04:47:33 PM »
November 14th to 19th, 3062
Arc Royal Defense Cordon
Capital World: Arc-Royal

Arc-Royal IV - more commonly known simply as Arc-Royal, is the fourth and last planet in the Arc-Royal system and was originally a quiet, pastoral world, settled in the twenty-fourth century. The Arc-Royal system is located near the Atocongo system, second home of the Kell Hounds. It consists of a class G3V primary orbited by four planets with a large asteroid belt. The system has recharge stations in place at both the nadir and zenith jump points and a major dropship construction yards in space between the third and fourth planets. The planet was a heavily-fortified world with a significant number of important industrial facilities and major mech construction factories. The Sixteenth and Thirteenth Wolf Guards were tasked with defending the world. They had failed in this duty, The Seventy-Ninth Raptor Talon Cluster Trinary's led by Star Commander Geg.

They had lured the Sixth Wolf Guards and the Second Kell Hounds to Morges and after blooding their nose the 79th Talon left them there. Both the 6th Wolf and the 2nd Kell were picked up by fleeing elements of the Wolves in Exile merchant ships. The remaining wave one worlds A Place and Dustball were both attacked by Elements of the The Black Talons, The Solahmas Trinaries. Led by Star Captain Dareck Hazen along with MechWarrior's JJ Juggernaut, Giggity, Teolayki, Lunarstorm1 and Chrome Hawk the Raptors easily captured the desolate desert world of A Place. Dustball was guarded by only a trinary of mixed Wolf and Kell Hounds, They were easily rolled over by a Star of Falcons led by MechWarrior Chefgodzilla with MechWarriors Harper Steel, Loex Vith,  Cbiscuit and Tbird.

The second wave worlds Esteros, Bountiful Harvest, and Koniz were also systematically over-run by the 79th. The Final world and the Jewel of the Cordon, Arc-Royal was the last world Wolf in Exile had in this sector and was the home to all of their production assets, its loss would make them essentially Inner Sphere pirates. Commander Geg was heard to quote Nicholas Kerensky, " Those who break with the Unity shall go down in Darkness."

The final battle outside Arc-Royals capital, Old Connaught, in a bog near the shore. It was the last bastion of the Wolf mechs, in three hard fought battles the Officers and Warriors of the 79Th Raptor Talon Cluster walked their battered and damaged mechs into the Capital and claimed the sector for Clan Jade Falcon. Operations Commanders Geg and Rekkon. Star Colonel Vtine, Star Captains Dareck Hazen, Phasmatus and Star Commanders Typhus, Tbird. Mechwarriors Harper steel, Cbiscuit, JJ Juggernaut, Chefgodzilla, Giggity, Stashless, Chrome Hawk XI, RoANitrox, Teolayki, Lunarstorm1, Loex Vith, Based Thunder. All were instrumental in this Victory for Clan Jade Falcon.
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Re: A Time of Reckoning
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2017, 05:34:18 PM »
EPILOGUE:

” static… pop…  hiss… resee continued border clashes with the Lyran Alliance?
In the name of Blake.
The Editors”


Geg slumped back into his command couch and brushed at a small spec of lint…  or maybe a crumb of biscotti... just on the edge of his lapel, before lightly tapping the record button.

“I do not know about all this leadership of the crusaders business. But they raided us and stole tbirds favorite Orion so... it was this or hear him whine all the way to terra.”

The moment passed.  Geg again ineffectively attempted to remove the biscotti-lint before releasing a long, drawn out sigh.  He moved his finger left 3cm and quickly tapped the button to clears the recording.  With his thumb he tapped record again capturing a couple quick busts of static.  With his mind set he stood quickly pressed send, and returned to his quarters.
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