Pangonis system: Union shipyard, Union milky way galaxy. 5:34am local time
“Sir, their here”
That one sentence made everyone in the fleet freeze.
“I'm counting 8 signatures, edge of system and closing fast. 3 Cruisers 4 corvettes and... I'm reading something huge my lord” The man said in awe. It was understandable. Many people hadn’t even set eyes on the Nakai or one of their legendary ships. They were stories mostly, nothing more. However the time had come when old stories must resurface. In fire.
Myric was ready to make sure these stories stayed as such. Here in the deep void of space the 1st Emperors Own was here to stop them. Over a thousand ships of many many races the fleet was assembled in a defensive formation. Here lay renowned ships from all over Union space. But in the centre lay the sleek triangular form of the Interceptor the Emperors Personal flagship. However unlike the other ships around it, it looked more Nakai than human. Alongside the fleet also stood Per'Zac a Nakai Or'Yoss cruiser that hadn’t sided with Herious. Myric also had reinforcements at the ready, this was going to be a tough fight.
The Nakai forces that had entered the system did so without fear. The fleet was more or less a standard Nakai set up, however they had in tow what sensors detected was a huge ship. This ship was in fact a Or'Keres class carrier, the Nakai were in an almost artful formation and constantly changed vectors, no message was sent to the Union fleet by the Nakai but Myric knew the Nakai element he had with him were probably exchanging insults. As the Union fleet lined up to fight the Nakai fleet came to a stop, just out of range of the Union guns. It was then they received a message, text only as if the Ancients did not want to sully themselves with talking to the lesser races. Myric merely opened the file up on a restricted space, the Nakai knew that they could hack the Union ships if they even remotely got access however all Union data conduits were closed. The message read out:
Move out of our way and submit to our goodwill. We created you for a purpose, for our purpose and it was to pave the way for our grand new empire, you have fulfilled your purpose and even gone rouge, you have turned from the light we lit for you and even killed the greatest being, our father. We here by declare you an enemy of the Nakai Empire, Lay down your weapons and we may allow you to come peacefully
The bridge crew were suddenly surprised to hear the booming laugh of the Emperor, Myric laughed hard at what he had read and smiled.
“Misguided fools, they are the ones who have stepped from the light. Even Umbrae their lord acknowledged their fall. Prepare to fire weapons” Myric said, the golden form of the Interceptor rumbled as its weapon systems came into place. It however had been upgraded with the latest reverse engineered technology, it itself was a match for a Nakai cruiser. Myric knew the odds were somewhat in his favour and this troubled him... However he would have to see their next move, It wasn’t long before it was shown. The Massive form of the Or'Keres started to spike with energy as it diverted untold power to its Quantum molecule assemblers, a matter of seconds later a steady swarm of Nakai attack craft emerged and started flying towards the Union ships, at this 2 Nakai cruisers and 2 corvettes broke formation and dived towards the Union fleet. Myric grunted and with a thought gave the command to launch his own fighters, against the Nakai craft his fighters were laughable prey however if they sat idle in their hangars their ship could just as easily be killed, he rather them make a difference trying in the fight than sat their waiting for a potential death. Massive hangars disgorged the Union craft, Firestorms, Eagle Eyes, Salesse's, Shurikens and more poured out towards the huge never ending swarm of Nakai craft. The results were explosive.
Thousands of missiles, bullets, energy pulses and lasers sprang out across the void, most exploded in the vacuum however many found their mark. Some Nakai craft were destroyed through sheer weight of fire however most shrugged off the rounds. Only the Skia fighters seemed to match the Nakai in terms of power however the rest were quick be targetted in return. Golden beams and spearhead drones flew out into the Union craft, explosions lit up the void as many craft were simply vaporised or exploded. The fight soon devolved into a large dogfight with the Nakai craft coming out on top. It was then the Nakai ships hit the Union lines.
As the ships came down at a steep angle the Union fleet fired its collective might into them, it was the only time the Union was going to be able to bring its full firepower to bear before the Nakai got amongst them and so Myric was determined to make it count, tens of thousands of tonnes of ordnance impacted into the Nakai ships ripping apart one of their corvettes as it was turned into floating scrap, seconds after the singularity inside gobbled up the ship and then exploded harmlessly away from the Union. However the rest of the fleet kept going. A few ships tried to even intercept the Nakai cruisers and remaining corvette however the Nakai in their infinite wisdom to save infinite ammo rammed through the vessels in spectacular fireballs. It was then they started to open fire, QAC cannons, spearhead drones and quantum firebolts lept out into Union vessels tearing them open and vaporising them instantly. Many of the drones were actually intercepted, by massed CIWS fire and also Union engineered drones. As well many of the other shots impacted into Bullet KKVs, which absorbed the fire. The first strike had been deflected somewhat. And Myric was keen to exploit this. As soon as the Nakai ships were in amongst the Union the collective advantage the Union had was lost, as a result the Nakai casually cruised the Union fleet picking off all the ships around them. It was then Myric told the fleet to disperse, it was a gamble as ships could be picked off easily however it allowed clear fire lanes and so the massive Union fleet began to break off, with the Nakai ships chasing after the stragglers. Myric was however keeping the Rebel Or'Yoss in reserve, so far it was on the edge of the fight and was only to be used in a dire circumstance, one yet to arise.
However, one of the cruisers had set its sights on Myrics vessel and rapidly closed, its QAC cannons on full power it targeted the venerable ship and opened fire. Myric stood up and held out his hand, it an instant the 6 shots stopped in mid flight, each with the power to blow up the better part of a planet the Interceptor then fired her QAC cannons at the Nakai ship, Myric then curved the paused beams and redirected them at the cruiser. It tried to evade but too late, the Nakai ship took 16 QAC cannons head on. Its shields glowed blinding bright before an explosion akin to a small star erupted from its death however it was short lived as the explosion caved in on itself, dragged back by the enormous gravity of the ships naked singularity before it then evaporated.
The other Nakai ships seemed to falter at the death of their fellow and so tightened together. The Or'Keres continued to pump out fighters and bombers while the cruiser and two corvettes guarding it seemed to charge more power to the shields, the two ships in the Union lines had teamed up, getting close to each other and picking on isolated groups, the Union weapons proving ineffective against the Nakai vessels. Even the Union spearhead drones and QAC cannons were no match, for they ran on much less powerful reactor systems and were nowhere near as good as their ancient equivalents. Myric stood up and decided it was time, he had a clear shot and knew it was time to take it.
“Charge the main gun and get ready to fire, control get me a lock” The Emperor said pacing the bridge, the man a few steps away called out.
“I have a lock! We have locked on to the cruiser guarding the Or'Keres sir!” Myric smiled.
“Excellent! Charge then fire!” He shouted. The Interceptor powered down all of a sudden as massive blast doors at the front of the craft peeled back to reveal its main weapon, a Null cannon. The ship hummed loudly and Myric could feel the power being redirected towards the gun as it charged. The bridge lights dimmed as the gun reached full capacity. The ship computer called out “Null cannon ready to fire, target acquired. Firing” the whole ship rocked as the gun fired, a beam of bright blue energy flew at faster than light speeds and impacted the Nakai ships shields. At first the ship seemed to absorb the massive influx of Null energy however its shields collapsed and the beam impacted the hull, seconds after the Nakai ship merely disappeared as it again exploded like the first cruiser. The crew cheered as the third kill of the day was taken. However. The Nakai were far from finished.
“Sir! We have inbound! Its huge! Sir their deploying an Or'Dainen class!” The sensor operator called out. Myric frowned and swore, this wasn’t going as he had planned. Sure enough seconds later the huge glowing form of a Nakai battleship forced its way into reality, accompanied by another 4 cruisers and 6 corvettes.
“Well, I guess foresight cant always be right” Myric sighed.
TO BE CONTINUED........