Archive:The Explorers Shadow 004
The Battle of Yulai
The sound of the alarm sirens pulls you out of your sleep. What is going on?
You hear feet trampling thorugh the station. Agitated voice shout instructions. The cries of children.
You open the entrance door of your quarter and take a peek outside. You see armed soldiers running through the corridor, nobody takes notice of you. Various video displays show a broadcast by The Scope in a loop.
You think about leaving your quarters, but the sound of the intercom signals an incoming call.
You have a slight idea who the caller could be.
Abraham Grunt looks alerted and a sound of relief escapes him as you accept the call and your image gets transmitted to him.
He starts talking immediately. "Good, you are here. Skip the vocal handshakes and let's come straight to the subject. There's trouble."
You nod. You already guessed so.
"We have incoming reports from the CONCORD bureau at the Yulai system, in the Genesis region. Earlier today, Minmatar forces entered the Yulai system, made sure that their presence is known, and disappeared again. But now it seems like the station is under attack. We don't know yet who the attackers are, but we got some intel delivered which points towards the Thukker Tribe. I already sent you a picture of a battleship near the station, you can see the picture on the top of the screen."
Grunt's face freezes and he looks very concerned, as he continues. "The Thukker are a minmatarian tribe and them starting a surprise attack against a CONCORD station is something which we could not imagine... until now. They simply don't have the numbers nor the power for this. Which means that they brought reinforcements. And we are talking about a huge fleet here."
A huge fleet...
"CONCORD battleships got dispatched to Yulai immediately, but my contact told me that they lost contact to them shortly after they jumped into the area. I was told that the last transmission the CONCORD headquarters received came from the station."
He shakes his head, as if he tries to get rid of an impossible thought. "The transmission stated something about a massacre taking place right in front of their doorstep. And then the connections to the CONCORD bureau were lost."
So, what do you want from me here?
"Well, more CONCORD battleships are on the way to Yulai, but nobody really knows what is going on there. So I want you to climb into the sneakiest hull you have and go out there. You are a mercenary and your ship nor your pod has a CONCORD signature, so you should not get attacked unless you run in between the frontlines. Go there, so I can use your ship's transmission frequencies for relaying details of what's going on over there. Organize me some visuals. Over and out."
Well, this sounds like fun.
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Cizer austrene 00:09, 22 March 2016 (CDT)
Pretty cool to catch up on the lore.
Melolontha 17:25, 28 March 2016 (CDT)
OMG! I came too late. Everyone is dead. What a massacre!