Edited by: Dal Gurak on 05/12/2003 15:18:01
Several hours later the Gun Bane was initiating final manoeuvres which brought it soundly into station on Matar’s primary planetary dock. Dal stepped out, filling his lungs with the fresh air of his home world, the smell of home and the sight of the rugged hills from which his tribe Sebiestor once roamed around without a worry in the world. Matar was always a beautiful place, a natural paradise and a place that Dal feels he spends far too much time away from.
“Dal Gurak!” A voice from the other side of the landing pad said.
Dal turned towards the sound and saw a young Minmatar running across the pad with some kind of palm computer.
“Dal Gurak! I have an urgent message for you…”
Dal began to walk slowly towards to the young lad who was now almost within arms reach.
“What do you have for me?” Dal enquired.
“A high priority communities, sent through the primary RSS network node.”
“Thank you, I shall take it from here.”
“Very good sir.” The young lad admirably replied.
Dal accessed the small computer device that had been passed to him which then activated a holographic communication system, and before continuing Dal looked around to see if any others we close by and then retreated into the loading ramp of his ship.
“Open communications” Dal instructed to the device.
“Communications open” The device replied.
“Hi Dal, I have something you will be interested in.” The voice over the com said.
“Hey Simar, so what’s going on out there?”
“Well, I went over the area marked out by the log you sent me and here are my results. Two teams went over the point at which you found the body, for which I send my deepest sympathies; I shall say a prayer tonight. His soul shall be deeply missed.”
“Thank you Simar, I’m sure he would like that.”
“Anyways, my teams went over that spot and the area around there with all the techniques we could conjure up and the results were… well were surprising. The ship our late friend was obviously attacked and it was a vicious attack. At first we thought only two ships were involved, that which was destroyed at the attacker. Scans shows the presence of an Amarr cruiser, however, when reviewing the results it was apparent that even though they tried to hide their trail it wasn’t hidden enough.”
“What do you mean?” Dal interrupted
“Well, the Amarr aren’t stupid, I’ll give them that and they could have hidden their presence much better. Also the damage dealt to the wreckage of the slain ship was not consistent with Amarr weapons, thus I decided to do another scan of the area and indeed I found the presence of another ship. Once I knew what to look for it was easy from there. The damage done matched the damage dealt by heavy artillery guns, 650mm calibre using fusion shells. Dal! The third ship was Minmatar, and I’m guessing Rupture class at the very least and very heavily armed. The two attackers defiantly left together but where they went I don’t know. I’d say the whole affair was over in a few moments. However, with regards to the disfigurement of the body and the trails of the ships I’d say our late captain was interrogated on the Amarr ship.”
Dal didn’t know how to respond to what Simar had just said. What the hell was going on and who the hell was doing what ever it is they were doing.
“There are too many questions that need answers Simar, I’ll be needing you help on this.”
“Of course Dal, I’ll begin assembling our team.”
“Thank you, we’ll need them. I’m on Matar at the moment, any chance you can join me here? I’m sure the funeral would miss your attendance.”
“I’ll be there as soon as I can, I’ll… Wait a moment, hold a second please Dal.”
“Dal! This transmission is being traced. I have to go!”
“Where are you?”
“There’s no time, I’ll see you soon my friend. Stay safe!” Simar quickly replied then shut down the link.
Dal was becoming more uneasy as the hours went on. He then rubbed his forehead and noticed that his war tattoos were becoming visible. Taking a few moments to regain control of himself he locked down his ship and headed towards the docking bay exit.
Please bare with me, very busy at the moment but don;t want to just leave the story on my hard disk other wise id never get it finished never mind get it posted.