Freespace V.S. Star Wars Part Four
Deep within the reactor area of the GTVA's most powerful warship, the Colossus, an operative sneaks into the power regulator for the fire control stations.
Quickly, the operative pulls several levers. The Colossus's weapons malfuction and come to a complete stop.
"Command, we're experiencing a global malfunction in fire control!" said the captain of the Colossus.
Admiral Aken Bosch was now free to enter the Knossos. The Iceni quickly engaged it's subspace drive and sped into the Knossos.
Bosch's Neo Terran Front has been crushed. Nothing more remains of the NTF. It is now that the GTVA can concentrate on exploring the nebula.
Bosch came through the Nebula fast, destroying a small group of bombers.
"We are in the Nebula, Admiral!" said Bosch's lieutentant. "Good, jump to a safe distance from the Node and power-up the ETAK device." replied Bosch.
An hour later, Bosch was atleast 10 cliks from the node to Gamma Draconis.
The Iceni began to power up the ETAK device down in engineering.
"Broadcasting now, sir!"
Admiral Bosch sat in his usual pose with his hands together infront of his face. Sort of a praying manner. He waited for quite a while.
After several hours, Bosch was in his study, writing his logs. All of a suddon a massive Shivan warship jumped into the mist near the Iceni.
Startled, Admiral Bosch ran back to the bridge. He looked out the main viewport and saw the massive Shivan vessel jump to subspace to an unknown location.
"Sir, before that ship jumped out we got a reply to the message we sent out using Etak."
Bosch looked at his viewscreen. What he saw was constant beating on a scope. "Attempting to translate now, sir!"
Weeks past. Remaining NTF operatives in the GTVA informed Bosch that the GTVA had won a major victory in Capella. A super Shivan vessel designated the SJ Sathanas had been destroyed by the combined efforts of the Colossus and several bombers.
Bosch was waiting in his Study when the intercom sounded "Admiral, we have translated the message. No one has read it yet, just like you ordered. I am sending it to you now."
Bosch was not only happy to have made contact with the Shivans, but he had discovered more through the message which had just been translated: The Shivans were not alone in the nebula. Another race of Human's baring all powerfull warships of destruction had come through another subspace portal. These beings intended to conquer this galaxy as is their method of empire building. The empire desired Bosch, and Bosch alone to provide them infomation useful in their conquest. For the interest of an alliance with a stronger power of species in the universe, Bosch had accepted.
This is the final entry in the personal log of Admiral Aken Bosch, supreme commander of the Neo Terran Front. Our encounter with the Shivans has vindicated all I have fought for these past thirty years. My life's work has been achieved. I have created the technology to enable communication between the Shivans and the human race. Although our first contact was rudimentary and crude, I have initiated the first phase of a new alliance with the destroyers. An alliance upon which the fate of humanity depends.
As a young pilot I battled against the rebels of the great war, the Galactic Terran Intelligence whose research of shivan technology and biology would form the cornerstone of my project. The Terran-Vasudan alliance buried this knowledge but I resurrected it. I alone realised our species had no future with the Vasudans. If we are to survive, our destiny must lie elsewhere.
As I make this final entry my crew is preparing to scuttle the Iceni and board the shivan transports. We embark on a miraculous journey towards a new horizon. This tragic era of hatred and misunderstanding between our races is over. On this day, for the first time in my life, I am filled with joy.
A few Shivan transports and a Rakshasa cruiser came out of Subspace. The ships headed towards the Iceni and transports docked on either side. Aparently, the empire had sent the Shivans to retrieve Bosch. Little does Bosch know of what awaits him and his crew. The fates of so many are soon to be decided.
Startled, Bosch heard gunfire and screaming coming from the docked levels. Bosch's lieutenant informed him that the Shivans are slaughtering the crew and taking only important people.
Bosch writes down a quick message to be sent to the Shivans through ETAK. The message quickly gets sent by the desperate crew in the engineering section. The message asks why the Shivans are attacking his crew.
In less than a minute, an image apears on his viewscreen. A blue person with red eyes smiles at him through the blurry screen. "Admiral Bosch I presume?" Said Thrawn with a distinct grin.
"Who... who are you? What's going on?"
"We have no reason to trust you, Admiral. Neither are your crew useful to us in any way. There are many things in our empire you may not quite aprove of. Your home planet... wil be ours. We know there is infomation that you will refuse to give us. So we are going to take the liberty to force you to give us the infomation we desire. I am Admiral Thrawn. I have a lot of influence in the Galactic Empire."
"I trusted you people!"
"We didn't trust you. Our new pets should be bringing your onboard our ship momentarilly. Thrawn out."
The Viewscreen deactivated. Five Shivans blew open the door to his study and grabbed him by his arms. The Shivans dragged him to the transports docked with the Iceni.
GTVA fighters came into view and began attacking the transports. The transport carrying Bosch jumped to Subspace. Never to be seen for a long, long time.
20 minutes later, the Shivan transport carrying Bosch came into view of a Star Destroyer. The Transport entered the hangor. Small pads came out from underneath which allowed it to land. Two Shivans dragging Bosch came out a boarding ramp.
Thrawn was waiting in the hangor. Once again with an evil grin. "Welcome Admiral. It is good to see someone with a rank similar to mine nowadays. Unfortunately, that rank of yours won't be yours for much longer."
3 StormTroopers took Bosch into the prision cells.
Thrawn issued one final order to his Shivan pets: "Tell your leaders that we won't want any interference from the Human's beyond the node."
The Star Destroyer jumped to the Subspace node to Byss and then subspaced back to his own galaxy.