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Enigma Sector Campaign: K’Tithrak Mang System


K’Tithrak Mang A

The Enigma Sector: K’Tithrak Mang System.
Observation Deck, TCS Concordia.
Jazz: Hear that? The jump engines are powering down… Welcome to Kilrathi territory, gentlemen.
Maverick: I did this before, when the Tiger’s Claw came here, trying to locate K’Tithrak Mang. But we didn’t know about the Kilrathi stealth fighters. You all know how that battle ended.
Jazz: You and your stealth fighters, Maverick! Next you’ll tell us how you met Santa Claus!
Stingray: I just hope we do better than the Tiger’s Claw! Here we are, with a traitor on board ship… Maybe I’m pessimistic… I don’t think we’re going to survive.
Doomsday: You’re just being realistic, Stingray.
Jazz: The Admiral’s a smart guy. I bet he’ll find our Mandarin… I just hope he does it before anyone else dies.
Briefing Room, TCS Concordia.
Briefing Room
Angel: Welcome to K’Tithrak Mang, pilots. We are deep within Kilrathi territory, on a final approach to the headquarters of the Empire’s Enigma sector fleet. We are alone in this mission. No reinforcements. We cannot risk any mistakes… one failure will cost our mission. The Tiger’s Claw attempted to destroy K’Tithrak Mang ten years ago… as all of you know, that attempt ended in disaster. This time, we shall succeed. We must win here, and wrest back control of this sector. If not, the enemy will be within strike distance of our homeworlds. Today, you will make sure we can proceed towards K’Tithrak Mang undetected. Doomsday, with Banzai as his wingman, will patrol the left flank. Kilroy, Recon, and Lady Blue will patrol the right flank. Maverick, I have a very difficult mission for you. A Kilrathi destroyer has moved into this area. They may be aware of our presence. You and Jazz will fly to intercept. Be careful, the destroyer probably has a heavy fighter escort. When you have destroyed it, proceed to the rendezvous point. You’ll be flying a Sabre on this mission, Blair. It’s our best fighter, with excellent guns and armour. 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 K’Tithrak Mang 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 a Kilrathi destroyer. And it’s toasted!
Sparks: That’s great! Was there a lot of opposition out there?
Maverick: Too much. I nailed 4 of those furballs.
Sparks: I heard Jazz iced 4. I just hope the other wings kept the cats from calling their HQ. If we’re lucky, they won’t realise we’re in their territory until it’s too late for them to do anything ’bout it. Once the cats work out we’ve jumped behind their lines, they’ll send everything after us, till we’re dead–

K’Tithrak Mang 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 until 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 final assault on K’Tithrak Mang. If we destroy it, we will rout the Kilrathi from the Enigma sector! Maverick, you and Jazz will clear the asteroid field for our approach.
Jazz: You’re joking, right? Don’t you remember what happened the last time this guy patrolled an asteroid field in this system?
Angel: Jazz, you may fly the mission or you may scrub the Flight Deck. Your decision, monsieur?
Jazz: I’ll fly the mission.
Angel: You will patrol the four Nav points.
Angel briefs the other pilots on their assignments.
Angel: Good luck, pilots. Dismissed.
Sabre Launch
Fly K’Tithrak Mang B
Sparks: Welcome back, sir.
Colonel Devereaux’s Office, TCS Concordia.
Angel: Did you find anything in the asteroids, Christopher?
Maverick: Not much… just Kilrathi stealth fighters!
Angel: WHAT?
Maverick: It’s been ten years since they destroyed the Tiger’s Claw, but now I have evidence that the stealth fighters exist. I took out 5 of them. And my flight disk proves they’re real.
Angel: Are you serious? No, of course you are! I must take your flight disk to the Admiral immediately!
Maverick: How ’bout a few drinks on the O-Deck to celebrate?
Angel: I must debrief Jazz after I talk to the Admiral, but yes! I will meet you there tonight, after your patrol.

K’Tithrak Mang 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.
Meanwhile…
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, ready for patrol.
Concordia: Maverick, Jazz is the traitor! He’s trying to rendezvous with the Kilrathi, you have to catch him!
Maverick: Major, 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 K’Tithrak Mang 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! Good night, Colson…
Jazz: No! NO! Please don’t kill me. PLEASE!
Maverick: Mercy went out the door with my career ten years ago.
Jazz: You need me to prove your innocence. I can…
Maverick: Not an option, Jazz.
Angel Tractors Jazz
Confederation Sabre Fighter
Angel: Justice is decided in the court, Maverick, not with particle cannons.
TCS Concordia
Twenty minutes later…
TCS Concordia
Sparks: Good work, sir!
Repair Deck, TCS Concordia.
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 Kilrathi stealth fighters destroyed the Tiger’s Claw.
Maverick: Tolwyn hasn’t said anything about it to me.
Sparks: Captain, the man’s got other things on his mind! Like the fact we’re getting close to K’Tithrak Mang… Another few hours, and it’ll be over, one way or another.

K’Tithrak Mang 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: We are launching the assault against the starbase, pilots. The fate of Enigma sector as well as our homeworlds rests here. I will personally lead the main strike force. But before the strike force departs, we’ll launch a forward patrol. The Kilrathi may try a preventative strike against the Concordia. Maverick, you and Nightshade will fly the first patrol.
Maverick: Colonel Devereaux, I request permission to fly with the strike force.
Angel: Permission denied. The Admiral requested that you fly this patrol. Maverick and Nightshade, you’re dismissed. Prepare for launch.
Five minutes later…
Flight Deck
Flight Deck, TCS Concordia.
Confederation Sabre Fighter Confederation Rapier II Fighter Confederation Rapier II Fighter Tow Truck
Sparks: Captain Blair! Your Sabre’s ready…
Maverick: Refit that ship with torpedoes, Janet.
Sparks: That’s not in the mission outline…
Maverick: The outline has been changed. I’ll also need Colonel Devereaux’s flight disk with the navigation data for the K’Tithrak Mang strike force. And don’t mention this to Nightshade, okay?
Sparks: 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 K’Tithrak Mang D
Concordia: Rogue Sabre, this is Concordia. Return to base immediately.
Maverick: You know me better than that, Major Edmond.
Concordia: Tolwyn will fry you for this, Captain!
Maverick: I’m sure he will. After I take out that space station!
Concordia: I’ll tell him, Maverick. And… for what it’s worth… good luck.
Maverick: Thank you, Major. Blair out.
Kilrathi Base
Meanwhile…
Khasra: My lord! A single Human pilot has attacked our forward patrol and is heading towards our position!
Thrakhath: Maverick. I will deal with that insignificant pest. Ready our fighters for the Humans’ main attack, and I will take care of Maverick myself.
Khasra: As you wish, my lord.
Prince Thrakhath defeated and K’Tithrak Mang destroyed:
Maverick: Concordia, this is Captain Blair, reporting one starbase down. 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!
Speech
Kamekh Tractors Thrakhath
Thrakhath: I will return, Humans!
Special Operations 1: Pembroke System
Prince Thrakhath or K’Tithrak Mang active: Failure

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