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Halo: Honor and Glory (Action)

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"INCOMING CONTACTS, HIGH NUMBER OF ENEMY FIGHTERS!" shouted the radar officer of the "Destined for Glory". The ship limped forward at a low speed, venting air as they went.

"Remove all power from our secondary weapon systems! Power up the engines to full speed!" shouted Kobi 'Inanraree, commander of the ship. How long until the enemy fleet is in firing range?"

"Less than two minutes, they are already warming up their plasma cannons!"

Kobi 'Inanraree watched the screen in front of him flash with warning lights. The ship was venting air, and the reactor was going critical, not far from overloading. The right side of the hull had a hole clean through it, and every occupant was dead in those sections, and all most every Seraph fighter had been in the hangar that was blown away, preventing any real fighter screen protection. He moved his hand to the screen and touched a flashing red icon, and a new picture replaced the last one. He moved his hand to a new icon, a flashing black one. "Seal all airlocks to the right wing, prepare for separation!" There was a short silence as the crew tried to understand what he was going to do, but when it struck them they begun locking down everything. Kobi pressed the icon, and the ship shock violently as it lost several hundred tons of weight.

"Speed increasing!" an officer shouted. "Critical speed, outer shields layers burning away!"

Kobi 'Inanraree pressed an other icon, a green one, and a tactical screen showing the Jiralhane ships apeared. He took a closer look, and noticed an Assault Carrier of the same class as the "Destined for Glory". Set course to the cordinates 19:3:73,3:9!"

"But commander, that will put us on a colision course with the enemy!" one of the officers protested.

"Thats my intention..." Kobi 'Inanraree replied calmly. "Remove all power from the shields! Charge plasma cannons! Prepare the torpedos, look on the escorts surrounding the enemy assault carrier."

As one the shields vanished, of course no one saw it, but everybody noticed the sound of the hull that was burning. "Tell everyone to get to the closest drop ship and leave the ship! The ones trapped in the rear section and the armory, get to the escape pods! Landing zone will be marked on your HUD! Prepare for take off! There was a moment of silence as the crew on the bridge transfered his orders to the squad leaders and pilots aboard the ship. Confirmation sounds became coming in as the squad leaders got the message and prepared to get of the ship.

Kobi 'Inanraree turned away from the screen to see the bridge crew. "You have served well brothers, now, get to the pods! I will trigger the reactor into a critical melt down and fire the missiles, so prepare to leave the ship as soon as possible, we will only get a few seconds to get clear of this wrack before it enters the enemy formation, and then it will be to late!

The crew left their stations and went for the pods located on the back of the bridge. Kobi 'Inanraree turned, and looked at the screen once more. The sensors indicated that most drop ships had already left the ship and were heading for the surface, along with most of the drop pods. Kobi pressed a white icon, and the ships engines begun protesting, then begun losing power. The reactor was over heating. He triggered the weapon systems that were still functioning and the ship fired several salvos of torpedos, followed by an storm of plasma. Kobi 'Inanraree turned and ran for the pods. He entered the middle one, where his senior crew was sitting. No one said anything, and the pilot shut the door. Kobi took a seat at the back of the pod, and closed his eyes.

He barely noticed as the pod left the ship, and begun flying towards the surface of the planet.
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Axmt ‘Xanamee was near the launch bay, discussing stealth and ambush tactics with his squad as the cleaned their weapons, when the alarms started blaring and the announcement to abandon ship came through, he sprang into action; immediately heading towards the nearest Phantom.

A chunk of falling deck plating crushed the ship, the shock wave knocking Rgho ‘Albosee flat on his butt, he had been closest to the ship. Axmt snarled a curse and checked his radar, yes another Phantom was nearby, but they would have to go round the debris.

The Spec-Ops Commander signaled to his squad and they immediately began looking for another route to the drop-ship, as the others searched ‘Xanamee quickly voxed the Phantom pilots, insisting that they not leave without his squad, after being assured that the crew would not, he resumed helping his men pry open an adjacent door that his HUD showed as leading to the other Phantoms bay.
Axmt thinks fast, the door; locked, the console would take too much time to hack, an idea occurs to him.
“Quickly, give me your spare energy cells and plasma grenades!”

None argue and the spare cells and grenades are swiftly placed in the weakest points of the door, ‘Xanamee orders the others back and primes his last plasma grenade, as he throws it he dives behind cover.
The resulting explosion tears the door from its frame and has melted a hole through part of the deck.

At a signal from ‘Xanamee, the squad break into a run, skirt the hole and reach the Phantom without further mishap, they have to unseal the door from the outside using an override code; this costs them precious time but they see it done swiftly and enter.
The Spec-Ops leader waits till the last of his men are aboard before he himself enters, re-sealing the door behind him.

They secure themselves and the Bohg ‘Foramee ensures that spare power cells, which the rookie had carried for emergencies are divvied out amongst the men, although Damk’ Sargree would not have his energy sword powered nor Rgho 'Albosee his plasma rifle and the rookie, Omco ‘Tamudee had his plasma repeater at half power. None of them had any plasma grenades left. Perhaps they could restock once they hit the surface, if the opportunity arose.

Axmt notices an Ultra, who seems quite angry and a Minor, who was asking questions on who had the ability to fly the Phantom, although the pilot was sitting right there.
He cleared his throat to announce his presence and spoke

“Forgive me, Ultra, for possibly intruding upon your...conversation, but I believe that no more of our fellow soldiers are going to arrive, I suggest we leave now.”
While there was still time.
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‘Xanamee gave thought to his choices, he could stay and help the Ultra, after all numbers had an advantage, or he could take his squad and continue on alone. Their training and equipment would make them harder to detect and the terrain could be used for their advantage, but going alone meant losing the advantage of numbers and possible air support.

He discussed it quickly with ‘Foramee, whose opinion he valued, it was soon decided.
“Xanamee stepped forward, looking the Ultra in the eye.
“Ultra, my team and I will trail your group from the shadows; if you require assistance we will aid you” They would also range ahead to scout out locations and provide information.
That said he returned to his men and briefed them over private comm channels, they would wait until the Phantom landed then move out, once they got going the Spec-Ops team would range ahead and provide reconnaissance and support for the Ultra.

‘Xanamee nodded in agreement and signaled for his squad to cloak and leave the Phantom, he followed suit, although not before selecting a few energy batteries from the Phantoms limited armory, more of a stash really.

He activated his vox “Come Brothers, the Ultra wishes for us to follow discreetly”

They moved out after acknowledging, vanishing like into the shadows without making a sound.
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