ok i promised a teaser and here it is. I dont have book 1 with me right now so I'll give you a little taste of part 2 "Into the Darkness" The 101st MSB have discovered a new enemy. An ancient alien race whos homeworld was glassed by the Mandalorian Fleet hundreds of years ago during the Colony Wars. These aliens known as the "Voltoon" resemble predators and have only a handfull of their original technology and are out for revenge. After several outpost stations are attacked by these voltoon, a full scale invasion of their homeworld "Duxin" is planned. But an urgent distress call from a mining colony on the volcanic world of "Drakken" is heard. the invasion will have to wait as the 101st are dispatched the the ash covered surface. But the Voltoon wont be their only threat.
This is part of the space battle that took place over Drakken.
Admiral Veers had his eyes glued to the viewing windows on the Basilisk's bridge, intently watching the planet's surface.
"Sir?" a voice penetrated his thought, he turned to see intelligence officer Murphey.
"What is it Lt.?" Veers asked forcing his gaze away from the windows.
"Sir were detecting some anomalies on the long range scanners" Murphey said. "Originating form the opposite side of Drakken."
"What kind of anomalies?" Veers asked.
Murphey glanced at the small data pad in his hands. "Trace amounts of Ion energy. More so then normal, like exhaust form a starships fusion engines."
"Our engines?" Veers asked already getting a bad feeling.
"No sir, I've already run a diagnostic." Murphey replied. "There must be another ship."
"Sir!" A female voice shouted, it was radar officer Silva. "Radar contacts coming into range around Drakkens darkside. We'll have a visual in 10 seconds."
"Fierfek" Veers cursed. "Magnify the image as soon as we get a visual."
Veers anxiously turned to the large viewscreen.
"We have visual sir."
The image instantyl magnified to reveal the enormous bow of a Deathwatch Cruiser!
Veers blood ran cold. "Signal the fleet! Come about to engage target!"
"Aye sir!" the bridge crew replied.
"Sir!" Silva turned in her seat "Contacts! Enemy fighters inbound!"
"Scramble our firesprays!" Veers ordered. "Empty all bays, orders are to engage enemy fighters."
"Aye sir!" Silva replied. "Firesprays deployed!"
Off the bow Veers watched as hundreds of Mandalorian fighters rocketed off to intercept the Deatchwatch Vipers.
"Charge Decimator Cannons!" Veers ordered. "Remove all safeties from torpedos"
"Aye sir." Weapons officer Richardson replied. "Decimator cannons charging at 15% and climbing. All safeties removed."
In space the fighters met and began trading missiles and laser fire with one another. Small bursts of orange light erupted as pilots scored kills on one another.
"Enemy cruiser is firing!" Murphey announced. "30 torpedos inbound! Impact in 40 seconds!"
"Evasive action!" Veers ordered. "Order all ships to fire at will!"
The Mandalorian warship "Maximus" responded by launching a salvo of her own torpedos. Plumes of smoke trailed as the torpedos crosse paths. Two streaks of light shot from her bow as she fired her decimators.
The Deathwatch torpedos broke course and began targetting multiple ships. 15 were heading straight for the Basilisk!
"Brace for impact!" Veers shouted.
The Basilisk shook hard as the torpedos detonated. Veers steadied himself on the brass handrail. "Damage Report!"
"Not bad sir." Murphey replied. "Deck 5 reports a fire in 3 sectors."
"Seal it down and have it contained." Veers said cooly.
"Sir" Richardson said "Decimator cannons at Max power and ready to fire."
The deck shook as the Basilisk powerful guns fired 2 bolts of Death.
"Deathwatch ship is taking evasive action." Silva announced.
The Captain of the Deathwatch cruiser was no greenhorn. Using the docking thrusters he sent the ship into a steep dive. The first Decimator round missed while the second ricoched harmlessly off it's shield.
"Damn" Veers swore "This guys good."
"I'm reading incredibly high energy levels coming from another source" Silva reported. "A very large source."
"What now?" Veers said grimly.
"Contact!" Silva shouted. "Another enemy ship is inbound! It's leaving slipspace now!"
The Basilisks viewscreen magnigied on a sector of space close to the Deathwatch cruiser. There was a small ripple as a massive ship appeared.
Veers blood ran cold. It resembled the same ship they had encountered during the Mars battle!
"A Dreadnaught!" Veers announced. No sooner did he finish speaking when the bridge lights flickered. "All stop! Divert all power to forward shields!"
"Aye sir" Murphey acknowledged. "Engines stopped, forward shields holding at 250%"
The arrival of the Deathwatch Dreadnaught stopped the Mandalorian fleet cold. All other ships came to a halt and raised their shield power.
"Their firing!" Silva announced. "Massive energy levels, what the hell is that thing sir?"
A blinding blue-white bolt of light suddenly erupted from the Dreadnaught's bow. A Mandalorian frigate was sliced clean up the middle. The two halves drifed lazily apart the violenty exploded.
"We lost the Columbia sir!" Murphey said in shock.
"Charge our Decimator cannons, Maximum Charge." Veers ordered. "I wanna see two holes in that God Damn thing!"
"Aye sir" Richardson replied. "Decimators charged at 200%"
"Give me 300% Lt." Veers ordered.
Richardson paused but obeyed. "Aye sir, rerouting fusion cell power now. Decimators ready at 300%!"
"Fire!" Veers replied gripping the handrail.
The force of the twin Decimators firing at such high power rocked the Basilisk hard. The high density explosive rounds reached their target at near lightspeed. The Dreadnaught had no time to maneuver as the rounds struck her bow and buried themselves deep inside her hull before detonating inside. Two huge flashes of light erupted from through the entry holes.
"Direct hit!" Silva announced excitedly. "Enemy ship has sustained heavy damage! Their main gun is offline!"
The crew cheered. They now had a chance!
The Maximus also fired her Decimators at full charge. The two rounds struck the Dreadnaught at her keel and exploded with incredible force.
"Maximus reports two direct hits!" Murphey said turning in his chair. "Enemy ships engines are offline!"
On the screen the Dreadnaught began to list to one side and drifted slowly out of control.
"Deathwatch ships are pulling back!" Murphey added.
A com message came over the speakers from one of the Firespray pilots. "Enemy fighteres are retreating. Permission to pursue."
"Negative" Veers replied "Return to ship. There could be more of them behind the planet."
"Yes sir." the pilot replied. The com link ended.
"What now sir?" Silva asked. Her adrenaline was pumping and she craved more action.
Veers thought for a moment. "Prepare a boarding party" he announced turning to face the crew. "Were sending in the Marines!"
This was only a chapter of what ive been writing. I hope to have it all typed soon so i can post it as Fan Fiction. Please leave feedback. I want to know how it sounds to others. Thanks!
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