version 2.6.5

Enigma Sector Campaign: Gwynedd System (Losing Track)

Gwynedd (Losing Track) A

Gwynedd System, Enigma Sector.
Briefing Room, TCS Concordia.
Briefing Room
Ten minutes into the briefing…
Angel: …and Doomsday, with Banzai as his wingman, will patrol the left flank. Maverick, I have a difficult mission for you. You and Jazz will fly against two Fralthra cruisers. Proceed to the Nav point. Be careful on your approach, they’re actively pursuing the Concordia, so they will probably have a heavy fighter escort arrayed along adjacent nav points. When you have destroyed the Fralthra cruisers and their escorts, return to the Concordia. You’ll be flying a Sabre on this mission, Blair. It’s an all-around good fighter, with excellent guns and armour. It’s the best we have. Good luck, mes amis. Fly well.
Jazz: Don’t worry, Colonel. I’ll keep him out of trouble.
Angel: Pilots, you are dismissed.
Sabre Launch
Fly Gwynedd (Losing Track) A
Sparks: Welcome back, sir.
Repair Deck, TCS Concordia.
Sparks: You look like you had a busy afternoon, Captain.
Maverick: Jazz and I went after two Fralthra. And they’re toasted!
Sparks: That’s great! Was there a lot of opposition out there?
Maverick: Too many cats. I nailed 7 of those furballs.
Sparks: I heard Jazz iced 6. The other pilots are running into a lot of enemy ships. I think the cats are making a major attempt to take this system… Gwynedd’s the last Human-controlled planet in the entire sector. And I think it’ll happen soon. Really soon.

Gwynedd (Losing Track) B

Observation Deck, TCS Concordia.
Jazz: Hey, Maverick. Haven’t seen you much lately. Suppose you’ve been busy with Angel, right?
Maverick: Listen, Jazz. I know you don’t like me, but we have to work together. Enough of the smart-alec remarks. Got it?
Jazz: No problem, Maestro. It’s just my nature, I suppose – I always try to make the best of a bad situation. And this looks like it’s gonna be really bad. So far, we’ve kept the cats from finding us, but it’s only a matter of time till they do. The furballs won’t give up this sector, not without a fight.
Briefing Room, TCS Concordia.
Briefing Room
Angel: Pilots, we are preparing for the defence of the Gwynedd starbase. If we save this starbase, it could rout the Kilrathi in the Enigma sector! Maverick, you and Jazz will clear the asteroid field for our approach.
Jazz: Terrific. Don’t you remember what happened the last time this guy patrolled an asteroid field?
Angel: Jazz, you may fly this mission or you may scrub the Flight Deck. Your decision, monsieur.
Jazz: Uh, the mission.
Angel: You will patrol all four of the Nav points.
Angel briefs the other pilots on their assignments.
Angel: Good luck, pilots. Dismissed.
Sabre Launch
Fly Gwynedd (Losing Track) B
Sparks: Welcome back, sir.
Colonel Devereaux’s Office, TCS Concordia.
Angel: Did you find anything in the asteroid belt, Maverick?
Maverick: Nothing unusual… just a few Kilrathi stealth fighters! I took out 4 of them. And my flight disk proves that they’re real. And Jazz toasted 4 of them.
Angel: I’m sorry I did not believe you before, mon ami. I will take your flight disks to the Admiral immediately!

Gwynedd (Losing Track) C

Concordia: Captain Blair, report to the Flight Deck for immediate launch!
Sabre Launch
Concordia: Standard patrol, Maverick. We’ll see you when you get back!
Maverick: Roger, Concordia.
Colonel Devereaux’s Office, TCS Concordia.
Jazz: You had a question about my report, Angel?
Angel: I need to know more about K’Tithrak Mang…
Jazz: It’ll be easy, Colonel. Once the Agincourt jumps in–
Angel: Agincourt? How do you know about the Agincourt? Very clever, Jazz. You stole Stingray’s wings–
Jazz: Too bad he was with Sparks when McGuffin died… I hoped he’d be court-martialled, just like your lover-boy. I’ve still got his flight recorder disk. Kind of a souvenir– Hey! Hands off the comm button, Angel… We both know I’m not afraid to use this.
Angel: But why, Zach?
Jazz: Revenge, Angel. The Tiger’s Claw let everyone on Goddard die… including my brother!
Angel: Zach, I’m sorry, I didn’t know…
Fight Back!
Maverick: Concordia, this is Maverick, returning from patrol–
Concordia: Maverick, Jazz is the traitor! He’s trying to rendezvous with the Kilrathi, you have to catch him!
Maverick: Major Edmond, what happened?
Concordia: He attacked Colonel Devereaux in her office.
Maverick: WHAT!
Concordia: She’s all right, but you have to keep Jazz from escaping! I’m transmitting the tracking data to your Nav computer… Get him, Maverick!
Fly Gwynedd (Losing Track) C
Maverick: Jazz, this is Maverick. You have one chance to surrender… or I’m going to blast you out of the sky!
Jazz: You can try!
Maverick: You think you’re hot, Jazz? Prove it…
Maverick: Nailed you, bastard! That’s it for you, Colson…
Jazz: Don’t kill me, Maverick!
Maverick: Why not?
Jazz: The flight recorder disk is in my quarters! It’ll prove that you weren’t responsible for the destruction of the Tiger’s Claw! But you’ll never get it without my help, my computer’ll erase it! You need me, Maverick!
Maverick: I’ll just have to risk that, Jazz.
Jazz: No! I can give you the names of the Mandarin leaders! Their Kilrathi contacts! ANYTHING!
Maverick: How many deaths are you responsible for, Colson? Specialist McGuffin, General Halcyon, Iceman, Knight, Hunter, everyone else on the Tiger’s Claw… And Mariko… And you think I’ll let you live, bastard? No, I don’t think so…
Angel: Don’t kill him, Maverick!
Maverick: How many people has he murdered, Angel? He deserves to die!
Angel: Non. He deserves justice. We will take Jazz back to the Concordia. He will stand trial at Confed High Command. You have done well, mon amour! You must report to the Admiral immediately.
Angel Tractors Jazz
Confederation Sabre Fighter
TCS Concordia
Twenty minutes later…
TCS Concordia
Sparks: Welcome back, sir.
Flight Deck
Flight Deck, TCS Concordia.
Confederation Sabre Fighter Confederation Rapier II Fighter Confederation Rapier II Fighter Tow Truck
Sparks: I heard you brought Jazz back, Captain. Security’s sayin’ that they found a flight recorder disk in Jazz’s quarters. It proves that a wing of Kilrathi stealth fighters destroyed the Tiger’s Claw.
Maverick: Tolwyn hasn’t said anything about this to me.
Sparks: Captain, the man’s got other things on his mind! Like the fact the Cats are getting closer to Gwynedd… Another few hours, and it’ll be over, one way or another.

Gwynedd (Losing Track) D

Observation Deck, TCS Concordia.
Jazz: Maverick. What a pleasant surprise.
Maverick: Why’d you do it, Jazz? How could they convince you to betray the Confederation?
Jazz: I didn’t betray anyone, you fool. You betrayed me! You let my brother die, you bastard!
Maverick: What are you talking about?
Jazz: Ten years ago, the Kilrathi attacked Goddard Colony. The Tiger’s Claw was supposed to defend those people. But you detoured to attack an enemy troopship! My brother died with everyone else on Goddard… all because of you, you and the Tiger’s Claw! I swore I’d kill everyone on that blasted ship – and I nearly did. Spirit was so easy… and I only had four to go… you, Angel, Paladin, and Maniac…
Maverick: You’re one sick bastard, Colson. If I had my way, you’d be dead now. But even that doesn’t begin to pay you back for what you did. They’ll court-martial you, and find you guilty… I just wish I could be there to pull the trigger. Goodbye, Jazz.
Briefing Room, TCS Concordia.
Briefing Room
Angel: The Kilrathi are launching their assault against the Gwynedd system, pilots. This is the last Human-controlled system in the Enigma sector. The fate of Enigma sector, as well as our homeworlds, depends on this battle. I will personally lead the main force to defend Caernarvon Station. But before the defensive force departs, we’ll launch five Sabres to fly escort ahead of the Concordia. At the Nav point, you will break into separate patrol routes, then return to the Concordia.
Maverick: Colonel Devereaux, I request permission to fly with the wings to defend Caernarvon. I know this system, there are a limited number of approaches to the station…
Angel: Permission denied. The Admiral requested that you fly escort. Maverick, you’re dismissed. Prepare for immediate launch.
Five minutes later…
Flight Deck
Flight Deck, TCS Concordia.
Sparks: Captain! Your Sabre’s ready for your patrol…
Maverick: Refit that ship with torpedoes, Janet.
Sparks: That’s not in the mission outline…
Maverick: It has been changed. I’ll also need a new flight disk with the navigation data for the Gwynedd system.
Sparks: Are you sure about this, Maverick?
Maverick: Janet, Tolwyn’s wanted me off his ship since Caernarvon… Now I’m going to give him a reason.
Sabre Launch
Fly Gwynedd (Losing Track) D
Concordia: Rogue Sabre, this is Concordia. Return to base immediately.
Maverick: You know me better than that, Major Edmond. I’m going to stop the Kilrathi from destroying Caernarvon and there’s nothing you can do about it, ma’am.
Concordia: Tolwyn will fry you for this, Captain!
Maverick: I’m sure he will. After I take out that strike force!
Concordia: I’ll tell him, Maverick. And… for what it’s worth… good luck.
Maverick: Thanks, Major. Blair out.
Kilrathi Base
Khasra: My lord! A single Human pilot has attacked our forward patrol and is heading towards our fleet’s position!
Thrakhath: Maverick. I will deal with that insignificant pest. Ready our fighters to attack Caernarvon Station, and manoeuvre the Hha’ifra to an intercept course with Maverick. I will take care of Maverick myself.
Khasra: As you wish, my lord.
Prince Thrakhath defeated and both capital ships destroyed:
Maverick: Concordia, this is Captain Blair. Reporting two Fralthra and several wings of fighters destroyed… as well as Prince Thrakhath.
Concordia: Outstanding! I’ll tell the others. You’re cleared to land, Captain.
Sparks: Good work, sir!
Flight Deck, TCS Concordia.
Flight Deck celebration
Angel: Maverick, you mad fool! You were magnificent!
Maverick: That’s my job.
Tolwyn: Blair! You have a lot to answer for, pilot! Disobeying orders, dereliction of duty, theft of Navy property, endangerment of personnel… Nice work… Colonel Blair. I never thought I’d say this, but I’m proud to serve with you on this ship, Maverick.
Maverick: Thank you, sir.
Angel: I have new orders for you, Christopher, and you’d better not disobey these! Report immediately to my personal quarters, with a bottle of champagne!
Maverick: Aye aye, ma’am!
Tolwyn: Three cheers for Colonel Blair!
Kamekh Tractors Thrakhath
Thrakhath: I will return, Humans!
Special Operations 1: Pembroke System
Prince Thrakhath or at least one capital ship active: Failure

Valid XHTML 1.0 Strict Valid CSS 2.1 Creative Commons Licence: Attribution and Share Alike