Gallo Medium Transport on approach to the Sanlulu continent,
2 hours to Mission Start
Shorurra peered out the window at the molten wasteland that was know as Sanlulu. It was the smallest of the continents on New Tython, however if it continued to grow at the pace that it had in past years it would not be long before it encompassed more land mass then even Owyhyee and Kamuekiko combined.
It had been only a few minutes that they were on route from the Jedi Praxeum when Shorurrua had received a holo call from Knight Commander of Odan-Urr, Seraphol Ceratas about a training operation that was used to form bonds between teams of distant seeming Jedi. This particular training op, was for the Knights of Allusis, the Tip of the Spear. The Holo had lasted only moments, with directions to the meeting point for team Rancor, the assault team that was chosen to attack the Tribal Settlement known as Pa Tawhito. He had been chosen to lead the frontal assault while Seraphol would flank from the east.
However they had a card up their sleeve, Lambow’s Chosen were on route to perform as reinforcements to Shorurra’s battalion. Their combined might should be enough to win the day, but there were unexpected circumstances that no member of Team Rancor was prepared for.
Outpost Wampa, Sanlulu, New Tython
2 hours to Mission Start
V’yr Vorsa had led many missions in her time with the Knights of Allusis, however she had never had to hold a position against such formidable opponents as the Knights Commander and other members of the Knights. She had at her disposal, a small attachment of Jedi and Padawans, as well as the Korahaii Host and the Melewati Bush Fighters.
Looking at the rough map of the surrounding area she looked up to the other two members of her war council Sentinel Shadow Ji, and Jedi Knight Lu’aisha Gresee. She looked over the meagre seeming force that was before her and wondered if they would even be able to hold this position for the night. If there was even a chance of success.
Ji looked up from the crude map at the slender Neti sensing her doubt. “Do not worry V’yr,” He said his words crackling out of his atmosphere processing mask. “The Force is with us this day.”
V’yr smiled and nodded her head at the elderly Gand, his experience would be helpful in the coming hours of the battle. Swinging her attention to the young Knight, She motioned for Lu’aisha to make her report.
The slender female moved forward and placed a few figurines onto the map marking the positions of the defensive barricades that were in place for the coming assault. Placing her Datapad onto the table she began to outline readings that had been sent by a geologist team that was used to monitor the lava flow and earthquakes that frequently ravaged the small continent.
“It has been days since the last quake, but the magma that is erupting from the closest volcano is covering everything in sight in a layer of ash. If we use this to our advantage we should be able to hide most of our forces until the fighting begins.”
Ji nodded his head in approval, “All the troops have been outfitted with non lethal weapons, Stun batons and rifles, as well as Training sabres for those of us who are skilled enough to use them.” The small Gand reached out his hand and pointed to a small hill. “This is one of the only forested areas on all of Sanlulu” He pointed out motioning to the others. “We can be sure that the young wookiee will use this as his staging area for the frontal assault.”
V’yr motioned to the other side of the village near the beach head. “We must assume that there will be a flanking assault from the sea as well, I say we barricade in between these low walls to make team Rancor have to funnel through this trench to enter the Village.”
“But what if we cannot hold the beach?” Lu’aisha said a look of concern flashing across her face. “We would be better suited to collapse the low walls with a pit fall rather than allowing them a straight shot into the city.”
“Perhaps, there is another way” Ji said looking to the rolling hills that had recently formed due to volcanic eruptions a few miles from the village. “If we post a few mortar squads with nerve gas rounds on this hill we may be able to keep their forces at bay long enough to make them retreat and regroup.”
V’yr looked down at the Gand with respect, although she was much older than him, his military experience was an asset that she would need should they be able to hold the Village over the next day.
Looking to the Horizon, the sun started to rise. It would be a few hours before the true battle began. But with the dawn, came the start of the War games.
Team Rancor staging area, Sanlulu, New Tython
Seraphol sniffed the air as he walked down the ramp of the Troop Transport he had arrived in. His forces had arrived with the night and were establishing a base camp on the Beach just south of the village of Pa Tawhito. The scent of ash hung heavy in the air. Soot lined everything in sight. This wasteland would make for a perfect training scenario.
Looking to his Sergeant, Seraphol cocked his head motioning to the young wookiee to come closer. “What troubles you?” He said raising his hand up to place it on the monstrous wookiees shoulder.
He was clad in his traditional full plate armour, his cape flapping in the breeze. Standing at seven feet, three inches tall he was still not fully grown. Being so young he had an air of inexperience to him, until the battle started, then his ferocity and strength made him a challenging opponent for almost any Jedi Odan-Urr had to offer.
The other two members that had reported for combat this day were Sentinel Ranger Raiju Kang, and Sentinel Watchman Lambow. “Shorurra” Lambow rumbled, his gravelly voice echoed through the light wind blowing smog throughout the area. “The chosen are ready for battle.”
Shorurra nodded to the Older Wookiee admiration filling his eyes, “We are ready” He said looking to Seraphol “The Tip of the Spear is assembled.”
Seraphol looked to the small village on the hill top in front of him. Looking at the forces he had assembled he sent Raiju to the east leading the Battalion aptly named Vorsa’s own to flank from the hills above Pa Tawhito. Motioning Lambow over he ordered the Chosen to cross the beach and head for the forest to the west of the village, they would use the trees to their advantage to to flank their opponents.
He and Shor would lead the frontal assault on the village running through the gauntlet of small walls that formed a sort of labyrinth in front of the small village. They took only a handful of commandos for the frontal assault carrying energy shields to block stun rifle shots as they moved forward. At the top of the hill Seraphol would launch a flare into the air signalling the other two forces to advance in their flanking manoeuvres.
That flare would be the start of the battle, where it would end, Shorurra could only guess but what he did know was that as of right now, the War Games had started.