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Amderesta : The 4th Republic #1. The NDEG Mission


Daniel Zazitski

Chapter One: Exploration of the Amderina Galaxy

The 5th Fleet was assembled near the space station Matilda Four , which orbited Amderesta 1.

Over on Alantina’s Bridge, the 15 commanding officers were assembled in the Briefing Room. Just then Commander Rochester entered the room. He was tall, had brown hair, brown eyes, and a medium build.

“Gentlemen, I've received word from President Tenlon concerning our assignment to Operation Northern Projection.” Commander Rochester said, “Our orders are to clear the BDF forces from the NDEG.”

“What'll prevent them from restablishing a presence once we leave?” Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon responded from the end of the table.

“We'll most likely establish a protectorate for the Yenturian survivors.” Commander Rochester answered.

“I'm the reason we've been picked for this.” Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon said.

“What makes you say that?” Colonel Johassen responded.

“I have something Sevan wants.” Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon told him. “I can't say anything more.”

“You're referring to Seltan's assassination?” Another CO inquired.

“Indirectly.” Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon answered.

Commander Rochester activated the tabletop holographic projector, which brought up a map of the NDEG in three dimension.

“I have a feeling they are going to let us proceed to a certain point.” Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon commented.

“Where?” Grand Admiral Tolkien responded.

“Allian.” Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon told him, “They have a planet destroyer waiting in orbit. According to sources, Sevan told Airian to leave the shield generator online.”

“What for?” Colonel Johassen inquired.

“They want to trap us.” Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon answered. “We should've took care of this four years ago.”

Sargeant Mike Tenris said,”I want to see my brother. He was wanting to come along, but he got transferred to Base Matilda Three.”

Commander Rochester repiled,” You can see him.”

Sargeant Mike Tenris walked down the bridge access corridor, hung a left, walked down the Docking Bay corridor, and entered. Sargeant Tenris walked across the docking bay to the shuttle hold next to Mechanical Repair, and entered the Episilon class command shuttle.

Over on the Command Shuttle’s bridge, Sargeant Mike Tenris sat at the Flight Control station, and activated the Hyperlight, Sublight, and Auxillary Power Reactors, followed by the forward thrusters, ascent thrusters, and the port, and starboard thrusters.

Afterward, he contacted Alantina Traffic Control, and requested launch clearance. After Traffic Control cleared him for launch, Sargeant Tenris activated the ascent thrusters, which raised the Command Shuttle from the docking clamp, switched over to the forward thrusters, and flew out of the Level 1 Docking Bay.

Ten minutes later, Sargeant Tenris’ Command Shuttle approached Base Matlida Three, which was in an low orbit around Amdresta Two, and landed in the Level 3 Docking Bay. After landing, he stepped out of the shuttle, and went over to the Docking Bay doors. Just then, his brother, Security Chief Will Tenris came into the Docking Bay.

He said,”I know you wanted to see me, but the station is on an evacuation alert.”

Just then, the kalxon alarms blared, and the alert lights flashed red. The two raced to a transport, and took off . When all of the shuttles were 10.4 kilometers from Base Matilda Three, it tumbled out of control, entered the atmosphere, and exploded.

The 14 other Commanding Officers, which included, Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon, Colonel Johassen, and Admiral Tolkiens returned to their ships.

Three and a half hours later, the fleet left the Amderesta system, and traveled for two and a half days. Three days later, the 5th ASCCAF entered the Amderina galaxy.

The Amderesta Sub-Fleet went to the Airidan system. They landed on an medium sized planet. It had an forest like terrian. The atmosphere consisted of oxygen, carbon dioxcide, and nitrogen. After they set up camp, the officers went to map the forest.

Officer Bradslon asked Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon,”Why aren’t there any people on the planet?”

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon repiled,”5 years ago, the Amdrestan Army Republic fought an war with the Yenturians. The Blackanians sent a virus in an Yenturian Defense Force Intergalactic Balistic Missile to AAR controlled space. The AAR put blame on the Yenturians, and they sent an invasion force to wipe them out. The conflict between the two sides lasted for 6 months. The Ion Federation evacauted most of the sirvivors to an unihabited galaxy in the Northern Group.

Now the troopers were in the east side of the forest. As they followed a trail, they heard blaster fire come from the bushes. The Amderestan troopers returned fire at the bushes. Suddenly, a male Yenturian came from the bushes, and looked at the troopers.

Banturi said,”Greetings, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Banturi. I heard about your mission. I’m greatful you came to our planet. We’ve been without an vistor for five years now. Go, and tell your leader to come to Sector 56-C. We want to find out about your galaxy’s history.”

Amderestan Trooper Venton said,”Thank you for this converstation. We’ll tell our leader.”

Now, Amderestan Trooper Richards asked Banturi,”Why are you still alive? I thought all life on the planet was wiped out.”

Banturi repiled,”During the war, we made a formula that made us immune from the neutron radiation.”

He turned, and looked into the village, and motioned to Scout #1. Scout #1 walked to the entrance.

“Go to Sector 5, and tell the Amderestans to come to Sector 56.” Banturi said.

Scout #1 hopped on a speeder,and he took off. He flew through the forest, and almost had a impact with Scout #2’s speeder. Scout #1 continued into the forest, and kept on flying until he saw some starships. Scout #1 stopped the speeder, stepped off , and walked towards Jonathan.

Lt.Colonel Jonathan Lencon said,”Private, what are you up to wearing that disguise?”

He pulled on the Yenturian scout’s cheek, with the assumation he wore some kind of mask. The Yenturian scout told them to come to Sector 56. The officers followed the scout into the forest.A while later , the Officers, and the Yenturian Scout entered the village.

One week later, the officers, troopers, and the Yenturians were assembled in the council hut. The Amderestan tropers struck up an converstation with the Yenturian Scouts. Jonathan snapped his finger to get everyone’s attention.

He said,”Listen up,” I’m going tell you our galaxy’s history. It all started a long time ago. The Amderestan systems were all independent, and free. They were independent of each other . In 3500 B.C, a tribe called the Amdronians , and the other tribes formed a federation, which lasted for 500 years. Two centuries later, the Tithians attacked the tribes near the Alazenia, and Taronia Region’s eastern border. The tribes banded together, and defeated the Tithians. 28 years later, the Calorians decleared their indepence from the Tithian Empire. Their independence lasted five years. In 1000 B.C, the Amderestan tribes sent representatives to a convention. The convention voted to form a federation. 200 years later, the Amderestan Alliance of Independent Systems organized the Amderestan Federation. From 850 to 800 B.C, the Amderestan Federation fought a war with the Tithian Empire in the Alazenia Region. The Amderestan Federation, and the Alazenian Resistance won the war. In 578 B.C, the council voted to form a court system. In 478 B.C, the council elected a king to rule over them. King Terisian sent ADF forces to the northern edge of the Amderestan Kingdom. The Swearians, and Tourist thought the ADFCAGs were a threat, so they launched an attack on the ADF forces. Commander Tunisian sent message to the Royal council, which detailed the attacks on his forces. Two days later, the council declared war, and the Swearians, and Tourists. The 7th ADFCAG was ordered to attack the bases near the Amderestan border. The fighting lasted for 45 years. 445 years later, the Amderestan citizens overthrew the king. The council declared a republic, and elected a convention to create a government. Ten days later, the citzens accepted the 1st Amderestan Republic.

“Over the next thousand years, the 1st Republic increased the size of the Amderestan Defense Force, Amderestan Intelligence Agency, and other organizations. From 1789 to 1903, the 1st Republic went through a period of war.

In 1910, the Amderestan Senate invited the Tourists to send a representive to represent the Tourist Region. In 1930, the Amderestan Security Force found a plan to overthrow the 1st Republic. The Tourist Federation started to launch attacks on ADF forces. 100 years later, the Amderestan Spacefleet Corps organized a fleet of starships to map the Amderesta Region. In 2050, an ASC starship captian created a fleet of starships. His fleet spent two years mapping the galaxy. In 2052, the Tourist Federation invaded the Plentuis system. The ADF spent forces to defend the planet. When the war ended, the Amderesta Sub-fleet discovered a wormhole outside the Plentuis system. They went through the wormhole, and spent a year along the edge of the Analkian Galaxy. Two years later, the Tourist Defense Force attacked the Reyen system.The Amderestan Sub-Feet went to the Reyen system to help them rebuild. One year later, the Amderestan Sub-fleet found the main Tourist Base for the Northeast Amderestan Region, which had been under Tourist control since 1991. Seven vessels went to attack the base, but they were destroyed . The next year,the Tourist launched attacks on ADF bases in the other three regions. The ADF bases were captured by the Tourists. Five months later, the Tourist took Crescent. They established the Tourist Empire which lasted for 70 years.

“In 2070, the Alliance to Restore the Amderestan Republic created the 2nd Amderstan Republic. The ADF launched an offensive into the Tourist Region. The Tourist Region was annexed in to the 2nd Republic along with the Taronia Region.

In 2071, the ADF invaded the Rylon-Tylonian galaxy. The war lasted for a year. The 2nd Republic occupied the Rylon-Tylonian galaxy for three months. In 2090, the Amderstan Sub-fleet went to Reyen. Captian Charles Lencon resigned his Spacefleet commission. His son, John took command, adopted his nephew, and spent seven years mapping the Parisia Region. In 2097, some terrible happened, Jonathan lencon got killed in a battle with the Swearians. Ralph Lencon took command, and continued to map the Parisia region. In 2098, the 2nd Republic annexed the Alazenia, and Parisia region. The Amderestan Sub-fleet was stationed at Base Matilda three for a one year refit. In 2099, the Amderesta subfleet went on a five year mission to map the Alazenia region. In 2100, the Blackanians attacked an Alliance Base in the galaxy C-1. The war which resulted from the attacked lasted 61 Years. From 2162 to 2450, a period of war exsisted between the 2nd Amderestan Republic, and the Swearian Federation. In 2450, the Swearian Federation overthrew the 2nd Republic. They established an empire which lasted for fifty years.

“In 2500, the 3rd Amderestan Republic was established. 300 years later, the 3rd Republic, and four factions of the Amderestan Army fought a civil war for 210 years. The 3rd Republic leaders fled to the southeasternmost part of the galaxy. In 6500, the Blackanians started another war. They were exiled to the Northern Dwarf Eliptical Galaxies. In 6550, the 3rd Amderestan Republic, NEAAR, SEAAR, NWAAR, SWAAR sent a fleet to the Pairisian Dwarf Galaxies. The Pairisians saw the fleet as an threat, so they launched an attack on the fleet. The Fighting lasted for two weeks. The Pairisians surrendered to the fleet. The galaxies were divided among the five republics. In 7080, the four Amderestan Army Republics united, and established the Amderestan Army Republic. The Amderestan Army Republic sent an invasion force to attack the 3rd Republic. The two fleets fought for two months. On March 1, 7080, the 3rd Amderestan Republic launched an offensive against the Amderestan Army Republic. The AARDF was driven back to the Amtronis system. Six months later, the 3rd Republic launched an attack on Sector 4456. 44. The AARDF Combat Assault Forces in the south got destroyed. On September 20, 7080, the 3rd Amderestan Republic forces invaded the Alazenia region. The AAR Forces was caught off guard. The Amderestan Defense Force launched a three-pronged assualt. Ten weeks later, The 3rd Republic recaptured the Alazenia Region. On December 5, 7080, the ADF invaded the Parisia Region. The ADF Forces advanced to the northern edge of the Amderestan Galaxy. In 7095, the AAR signed a peace treaty with the 3rd Amderestan Republic. The 3rd Republic sent ADFCAGs, and ADFIAGs to the Alazenia, and Parisia Regions.3,020 years later, the 3rd Republic sent the 1st Fleet to the Ranchanian Galaxy. The Amderestans, and Ranchanians shared information with each other. In 11, 500, the 3rd Amderestan Republic sent an ambassador to the Ranchanian Federation. The ADF sent a fleet to the Ventonis system.”

Four days later on Amderesta 1’s Bridge, Jonathan turned his message screen on. He said,”Lt. Colonel’s log, date Jauanary 27, 90,000. We’ve spent three days mapping the Renchia system. I have sent 14 troopers on a mission. I have sent the commander a map of all 12 planets.”

Two days later, on January 29, 90,000. the 5th ASCCAF picked up an energy reading 15 parsecs west, and 12 parsecs south. Warrant Officer Bradley went to Atoris 4. The 5th Amderestan Spacefleet Corps Combat Assault Fleet had gathered infront of an massive energy field.

Meanwhile on Amderesta 1, in the Starboard Stellar Observation Room.

Officer Johnson asked,”What is that thing?”

Jonathan repiled,”It’s an Ionian Temporal Transport Field.”

Warrant Officer Tronisian asked,”What does it do?”

Jonathan repiled,” It transports people between the past, and future .”

Two hours later, Commander Rochester ordered the 5th ASCCAF to move 3,000 miles to the north. Two hours later, on Alantina’s Bridge, Colonel Jackson spotted a fleet of destroyers in front of them.

He said,”Commander, there’s a fleet of destroyers in front of us.”

Commander Rochester repiled,”Attention all ships, this is the Commander speaking. Tell your Weapon Control Officers to start firing on the Destroyers.”

The 5th ASCCAF fired contiunuously at the Blackanian Fleet. 15 Destroyers got destroyed in the first 8 minutes. Amderesta 1 broke formation, and flew towards a Blackanian destroyer.

On Amderesta 1 ASC-1737-K’s Bridge, Jonathan said to Sargeant Teronis,”I want you to set a collision course with that destroyer.”

Sargeant Teronis said to Jonathan,”Sir, you are crazy.”

Weapon Controller Cronis fired at the destroyer, and impacted the main power generator. Sargeant Teronis increased Amderesta 1’s speed. The ship went into the destroyer which caused it to come apart. Fifteen seconds later, Amderesta 1 emerged from the destroyer which exploded. Amderesta 1 turned around, and headed back towards the fleet.

Back on Amderesta 1 ASC-1737-K’s Bridge, Commander Rochester called Jonathan, and said to him,”Jonathan, that was awesome.”

Jonathan repiled,”Thank you, commander.”

One hour later, the Blackanians surrendered to the Amderestans. After the Blackanians surrendered, the 5th ASCCAF went to the Hetronis system.

Over in Alantina’s Level One Briefing Room, Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon, Admiral Tolkiens, Colonel Johassen, and the other 12 Sub-Fleet commanders sat around the Breifing Room table.

Commander Rochester said,”Thank you for coming to this meeting. The next system we’ll explore is the Hetronis system, which has 15 planets. Each subfleet will land on a planet, and map it. After your fleet has explored, and mapped that planet, you’ll then bring the information to me.”

Jonathan got up, walked to the elevator, and waited for the doors to open. Just then, the doors opened. He walked in the elevator.

“Level One, please.”Jonathan said

The doors closed, and the elevator descended to Level One. Jonathan walked to his shuttle in the Docking Bay, and entered it.

Three minutes later, Jonathan’s shuttle landed in Amderesta 1’s Docking Bay. Amderesta 1 entered the atmosphere. The ship went so fast it flew past the platform. When Jonathan realized they flew past the platform.

He said to Lt. Williams,”Look at what you’ve done. You were going so fast you flew past the landing platform.”

Jonathan reached over, and switched the flight control station to voice-controlled mode.

“Landing platform, please.”Jonathan said

Amderesta 1’s computer turned the ship around. Ten minutes later, Amderesta 1 landed on the platform. Amderesta 1’s thruster engines cut off. A ramp came out, and it hit the platform. Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon walked out onto the platform followed by the 100 enlisted Amderestan troopers. Jonathan, and the troopers walked over to the entrance. Jonathan reached down, and pressed a button. The platform rose up to reveal an entrance. Jonathan, and the troopers stepped on the stairway, It took them to the bottom. Jonathan stepped off the stairs. He walked towards the computer.

Amderestan Trooper Herolis asked Jonathan,”What kind of base was this, and who’s was it?”

Jonathan repiled,”It was an Ion Base. The base was attacked about ten years ago. The Yenturians claimed the Ions were trying to take-over their land. Only five out of the 100 troopers sirvived the attack. I’m sending half of you in the forest to map it. If you run into trouble, just call me, and help will arrive at your location.”

50 out of the 100 troopers went out to map the forest. Just then, a tall creature appeared directly behind him. Amderestan Trooper Herolis climbed up to the top of the tree, pulled his blaster out, and fired at the creature which made it mad. The creature ran towards the tree, and impacted it, which caused it to tilt over at an 45 degree angle. Just then, a gust of wind came, and it blew the tree over. Amderestan Trooper Herolis landed 18 meters away from the tree. He looked back and found out the tree fell on the creature. The troopers mapped the northern part of the forest for seven days.

Over on Amderesta 1’s Bridge, Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon turned his message screen on.

He said,”Lt. Colonel’s log, date Febuary 5, 90,000. We have been on this planet for seven days now. The mapping has been going fairly well. I haven’t been contacted within the last 72 hours. Just then two of the troopers came with the map. One of them told me that five troopers were lost in a coal mine. After the troopers were found, we left the planet, and regrouped with the other subfleets. Just then, I got an order from Commander Rochester. He told me the fleet was supposed to go to the Gerunis system. When we got there, something strange happened.”

The 5th ASCCAF had been in the Gerunis system for twelve hours. On Amderesta 1, Lt.Colonel Jonathan Lencon sat in his qaurters, and watched the news. Just then, he heard someone pound on his door.

He opened the door, and asked,”What you doing here, Lieutenant?”

Security Chief Venturis asked,”Sir, Can we have a raise?”

Jonathan got up, and shouted to the Security Officers,”No! You can’t have a raise.”

Security Chief Venturis said,”Colonel, we have been wanting a raise for a long time.”

An enraged Jonathan repiled,”Get out of my site!”

The Security Officers left the corridor, and went to the Officer’s club. Over on Alantina, Commander Rochester sat in his living quarters, and read a book on his datapad. Just then someone knocked on the door. He opened the door to reveal a young female doctor.

Commander Rochester asked,”What is your name?”

The Doctor repiled,”My name is Christina Bradson, I’m the chief medical officer. My job is to tell the other medical officers, and enlistees what to do.”

Commander Rochester asked Christina,”Where’s your living quarters located at?”

Doctor Christian Bradson repiled,”It’s the room on the very end of the corridor just before Level 1 Engineering.”

Commander Rochester asked,”What side is it on?”

Doctor Christina Bradson said,”It’s on the left side of the hallway.”

Commander Rochester followed Dr. Christina Bradson down the hallway. When they got there she walked towards the door and punched in the room entrance code number. The door opened, and the two of them stepped into the room. They walked over to the couch, and sat down.

Doctor Christina Bradson said to Commander Rochester,”Tell me something about your childhood, sir.”

Commander Rochester repiled,”When I was ten years old, my friend, and I were walking down the ship after lockdown. I came to a door and opened it. After I opened the bridge door, I looked in and wrote down what everyone was doing. When the security officer came over there, he asked me,’William, what are you doing up after lockdown?’ I repiled,’I was just looking around sir.’ After that, the Security officer took me back to his quarters.”

Now, Dr.Christina Bradson got a call from Sickbay. She activated her VACS, and said,”Yes, doctor what is it now?”

Dr. John Williams Voice repiled,”We have code blue in area 4.”

Dr. Christina Bradson said,”I’ll be over there.”

Dr. Christina Bradson walked out of the room, and head towards sickbay area 4. When she got there, she found out the patient was an mechanic who was injuried about three days ago.

Dr. Christian Bradson asked one of the nurses,”What happened to the mechanic?”

Nurse Lisa Teronin repiled,”I was checking on his wounds, and then his heart stopped.”

Doctor Christina Bradson said,”I want the recessatator over here, stat.”

Nurse Lisa Teronin walked over, and brought the heart defibulator over. Doctor Chistina Bradson turned the machine on. She said,”One, two, three, four, clear.”

The shock hit the mechanic, and caused him to jump up, and back down on the bed. Dr. Christina Bradson tried the defibulator again, and this time it worked.

When the mechanic woke up, he asked,”What happened, doctor?”

Dr. Christina Bradson repiled,”Your heart stopped beating, so we had to defibulate you.”

Commander Rochester walked to his living quarters, and turned the Video Reception Screen on to ARNN Crescent. The image of ARNN Crescent’s studio appeared onscreen.

“Good morning, and welcome to an special edition of ARNN News at 0500.”

ARNN Anchor John Venlon said,”Three hours ago, two shuttles were flying in Sector 23-h. The shuttle Tyronia was going at a speed of 15,000 miles per hour. The shuttle’s destination was Amderestan Spacefleet Corps Base Airisan 41-A. Just then another shuttle appeared, and collided with the Tyronia. 43 passengers were killed, and 20 passengers were injured. The survivors were taken Base Airisan 41-A.”

Commander Rochester deactivated the VRS, and walked to the Level One Briefing Room. A group of people stood in the room.

One of them walked over, and said,”Greetings, Commander. Allow me to introduce myself, I’m the Ionian Ambassador to the 4th Amderestan Republic. I came here to find out about your mission. Commander, what is the time?”

Commander William Rochester repiled,”It’s 0630 hours, ambassador.”

Commander William Rochester, Ambassador Michael Trenton, Security Guard Bob Tenris, Security Guard Bradley Taylon, and three Ionian Gaurds walked out of the breifing room, and went to the cafateria. Two minutes later, the group entered the cafateria, and sat down at table #45.

Commander Rochester asked,”What are we have for breakfast?”

Cafateria Worker #1 repiled,”Pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon, and orange juice."

Ambassador Michael Trenton and the Ionian Gaurds got in line, and were severed. They walked over to the table, sat down, and ate. Commander William Rochester got up, and went to the briefing room. He manually opened the door, and walked in.

He said,”The next system we’ll explore is the Gerunis system. It is a 15 planet system. The 15 planets orbit two stars located 1 million kilometers west of Gerunis One. Each subfleet will go out, and map each planet. I want all the information you find down there. You’re dismissed.”

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon went back to Amderesta 1, and he walked to the Briefing Room. He activated the holoprojector which showed an 3-D image of Gerunis One.

He said,”As all of you can see here, Gerunis One is a muli-terrian planet. The north is covered with two feet of snow, and ice. Just below the polar region is a forested area. There is about 5,000 sqaure miles of forest in the east. If you go 30 miles to the west, you’ll find a long mountain range with an abundance of metals. After you pass over the mountain range, you find a large prarie which spreads out over an area of 10,000 sqaure miles. When you get to the prarie coastline, you will see a large ocean which spreads out over an area of 100,000 sqaure miles. I am sending four exploration teams to map each area. When you get done mapping, contact me, and return here. You are all dismissed.”

The Amderestan troopers took a transport, and went to the polar region. When they got there, Amderestan Trooper Henolis ordered the others to spilt up, and map each sector. At 0900 hours in Sector 45-A, Ten Amderestan Troopers scanned the snow, and tried to find some minerals. The only thing they found was a long stone wall made out of granite. Amderestan Trooper Venlon bent down to look at the snow. He turned his head towards the right.

He said,”Henolis, come over here. You got to see this.”

Amderestan Trooper Henolis got up, and walked to the other trooper’s location. Amderestan Troopers Zencuin, Veslon, Centurin, and Zelnis bent down and looked at the mostly buried wall.

Amderestan Trooper Venlon said to Henolis,”There’s a city buried under the snow. I’ve found something.”

Amderestan Trooper Venlon picked up a long spear. Amderestan Trooper Henolis activated his VACS, and said,”Jonathan, we’ve just finished mapping the polar region.”

Henolis turned his VACS off, climbed into the transport, along with the other 99 troopers, and flew a distance of 30 miles. He landed the transport in Amderesta 1’s Docking Bay. The Amderesta subfleet took off, and regrouped with the other subfleets.

On Amderesta 1 ASC-1737-K’s Bridge, Ensign Johnny Lencon looked at the Scanner display, and said,”There’s a sqaudron of Blackanian fighters in front of the fleet.”

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon said to Traffic Control Officer, Ensign Jackson over the VACS,”Tell the shuttle, and transport Flight Control Officers to take-off.”

Over in Traffic Control, Traffic Control Officer, Lt. Witmains said to the Flight Control Officers over the VACS,”You’re clear for launch.”

The Flight Control Officers launched the shuttles, and troop transports in a attack formation, and headed towards the Blackanian fighters.

Back on the Bridge, Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon acitivated the VACS, and said,”All pilots report in.”

Pilot #1’s Voice said,”Command Shuttle Alpha-C, reporting in.”

Pilot #2’s Voice said,”Command Shuttle Beta-C, reporting in.”

Pilot #3’s Voice said,”Command Shuttle Delta-C, reporting in.”

Pilot #4’s Voice said,”Command Shuttle Episilon, reporting in.”

Pilot #5’s Voice said,”Troop Transport Alpha, reporting in.”

Pilot #6’s Voice said,”Troop Transport Beta, reporting in.”

Pilot #7’s Voice said,”Troop Transpot Delta, reporting in.”

Pilot #8’s Voice said,”Troop Transport Episilon, reporting in.”

Pilot #9’s Voice said,”Medical Shuttle Alpha, reporting in.”

Pilot # 10’s Voice said,”Cargo Shuttle Alpha, reporting in.”

The ten pilots armed their weapons, and fired at the Blackanian fighters. Pilot #1 contacted Pilot #3 on Command Shuttle Delta, and told him to watch his left. In 15 minutes, the Blackanian fighters were destroyed, and the ten Flight Control Officers returned to Amderesta 1.

Now, two children, Flight Control Officer, Lt. Jack Forrester, and Medical Officer, Lt. Laura Forrester’s eleven year old daughter Lucy Forrester, and Joshua Sanison played a game of tennis with the civilian recreation director.

Lucy Forrester asked the director,”What is the score?”

The Recreation Director repiled,”The score is 15 to 12.”

The match continued for another two hours. Joshua Sanison won the match. Now the 5th ASCCAF arrived in the Amtyoris system. All of the commanding officers were onboard the Alantina. They planned to map the Amtyoris system.

On Alantina’s Bridge, Commander Rochester activated his log recorder, and said,”Commander’s log, date Febaury 15, 90,000. The 5th ASCCAF has just entered the Amtyoris system. Each subfleet has each of the 15 planets. I’ve sent a message to President Tenlon.”

Three days later on Febuary 18, 90,000, Commander Rochester received a message from President Tenlon. Down on Amtyoris One, Captian William Lencon was in the forest with five troopers. They went out, and mapped Sector 36-A. Just then, a hologram appreared in the form of Lt.Colonel Jonathan Lencon.

Jonathan said to William,”I’m sorry that I couldn’t come in person. I got a message for you. I want you to take to transport to Sector 45. There’s someone over there who would like to see you.”

Captian William Lencon asked,”Who is this person?”

Jonathan repiled,”This person is your friend. His name is Private Brad Soonis.”

William got in a speeder, and flew over to Sector 45. He stopped the speeder, stepped off, and walked to a tree stump. He sat down on the stump, and looked behind. Just then a person came up to the stump.

He said,”William, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Private Brad Soonis. My shuttle crashed over in Sector 40. I’ve been here for eight years now.”

Captian William Lencon, and Private Brad Soonis got on a transport, and they flew over to a shabby looking house

Captian William Lencon said to Brad in a state of shock,”Is this your house? I thought your house was a lot bigger. I don’t see any electronics in your house.”

Private Brad Soonis repiled,”Look, all of my building suppiles were destroyed in the crash. This was all the suppiles, that I could find in this forest.”

Captian William Lencon Lencon activated his VACS, and said,”Sir, I have found this person. He has been here for 8 years now. He told me to ask you if was okay for him to come along.”

Jonathan’s Voice repiled,”He can come with us.”

William switched his VACS off, put it in his utility belt, and said,”Brad, you better pack up. My commanding officer said that it was okay for you to come along.”

Brad packed up his few suppiles, and got on the transport with William.

He asked William,”What is going on back home?”

William repiled,”We have a new government. It’s called the 4th Amderestan Republic.”

Brad said to William,”The 4th Republic, I thought the 3rd Republic, and AAR were in power.”

William repiled,”Elections for 4th Republic President, and Senators were held back in December.”

Two minutes later, they arrived with the map. William handed the map over to Jonathan. Jonathan said,”Good, we have all the areas mapped.”

The Amderesta Subfleet took off, and regrouped with the Alantina. In Amderesta 1’s Breifing Room, Jonathan put all the inch long discs into the Computer Access Terminal Station. Amderesta 1’s computer sent the data to Alantina’s holoprojector.

On the Alantina, Commander Rochester activated the holoprojector in the Level 1 Starboard Stellar Observation Room, and it showed the image of the Amtyoris system.

Two days later on Alantina’s Bridge, Commander Rochester activated his Log Recorder, and said,”Commander’s log, date Febuary 20, 90,000. The 5th ASCAF has just left the Amtyoris system. I have been contacted by five Yenturian ambassadors. We made an agreement between us. The agreement said that we couldn’t attack them, and they couldn’t attack us. I called all the high ranking officers to a breifing. We discussed plans to explore the Renchia system.”

Commander Rochester, and General Teronis was in the Level Three Docking Bay, and they conducted an inspection of the shuttles. General Teronis went over to one of the shuttles. He bent down, and looked at it. Just then, the ramp opened, and came down on General Teronis, which knocked him out. A Wenglit trooper walked out of the shuttle.

He walked over to Commander Rochester, and said,”Your friend was so stupid, and dumb. He didn’t know there was a ramp behind him. He could have moved, but no he had to stay there.”

General Teronis got up, and said,”What happened?”

Commander Rochester repiled,”You were out for about two minutes. I was just talking to a Wenglit trooper. He told me you were-“

General Teronis interupted, and said,”Stupid, and dumb.”

Now the Amderesta Subfleet was on the planet Renchanis One, and mapped it. Lt. Commander Brad Lencon walked down a trail with Amderestan Trooper Henslonis, and they collected some planet samples. Just then a Yenturian stopped them.

He said,”Greetings, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Hentori of Airidian. I’m Banturi’s younger brother. I have something to tell you. My government has formed an alliance with the Southwest Liberation Army. Here’s the details of the plan. Two years after the war starts, the Yenturian Defense Force will invade the northern half of the Amderesta galaxy. Tell your president about the plan. I better let you go down the trail. I’ll see you around.”

Lt. Commander Brad Lencon, and Amderestan Trooper Henslonis continued to collect samples. Two minutes later, the two of them saw a village at the end of the trail.

Amderestan Trooper Henslonis activated his VACS, and said,”Jonathan, We have found an Yenturian village in Sector 78. While we were walking down this trail. I saw a Yenturian walk towards us. He stopped us, and gave us a disc. It contains information pertaining to an alliance between the SouthWest Liberation Army, and the Yenturian Federation.”

Amderestan Trooper Henslonis turned his VACS off, and he walked into the village with Lt. Commander Brad Lencon. They mapped the village.

Just then, another Yenturian walked over to them, and said,”Greetings, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Chief Tesanoru of Renchia Five. I would like to give you a gift.”

Chief Tesanoru reached into a basket, and pulled out a small box-like object, and handed it over to Brad. He put it in his utility belt, and said,”Thank You.”

After they left the village, they went down another trail which led them into a large prarie-like area. Lt. Commander Brad Lencon reached into his utility belt, and pulled out a pair of electro-binoculars. He turned them on, and looked through them. He saw a group of officers coming towards them. Lt. Commander Brad Lencon walked towards the officers. He turned, and looked at them.

Corpral Jack Rentuin asked,”What do you have?”

Lt. Commander Brad Lencon repiled,”I got some information for you, Corpral.”

Brad handed over a small disc, and Corpral Jack Rentuin placed in his utility belt. The group continued to map the prarie. After they were finished, they went back to Amderesta 1. The three walked into the bridge.

Corpral Jack Rentuin walked forward, and said,”Sir, I have something to give you.”

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon asked,”What is it?”

Jack repiled,”It’s some important information I got from a Yenturian chief.”

Jonathan took it, and put it the Computer Access Terminal Station. He started the program. It showed an image of the Amderesta Galaxy. When Jonathan saw the next image, he activated his VACS, and contacted President Tenlon. Who’s image appeared on the three inch screen.

He said,”Mister President, I got some information for you. The Yenturian government is planning an alliance with the Southwest Liberation Army.”

President Tenlon repiled,”Thank you, Lieutenant Colonel.”

Two days later, the 5th ASCCAF left the Amtyoris system. Five days later, they entered the Hentronis system.

Meanwhile on Alantina’s Bridge, Commander Rochester activated his log recorder. He said,”Commander’s log, date Febuary 27, 90, 000. We have been in the Hentronis system for five hours now.I’ve been looking over the information for 12 minutes now. The Commanding Officers were in the Breifing Room looking over the map of the Hentronis system. I received a message from the Ionian Embassy. Ambassador Trenton sent me a document. I was going to it read.”

Now the 5th ASCCAF had been in the Hentronis system for Seven hours now. Five officers were in Alantina’s Officer’s Club, and they played a game of poker.

Just then a Security Officer walked in, and said,”You have violated ASCR Section 4, Part 2, Sentence Six.”

“What do you mean?” Chief Warrant Officer William Onris repiled,”I didn’t know it was against regulations.”

Security Officer Williams put handcuffs on CWO William Onris, and said,”You’re under arrest, you have the right to be silent. Anything you say can be used against you in a court martial. Do you understand your rights?”

Chief Warrant Officer Onris repiled,”Yes, I do.”

The Amderesta Subfleet landed on the planet Hentronis Four. The 240 Officers went to map the mountain region. Lt.Colonel Jonathan Lencon was inside a cave with three others. Just then, the ground started to shake very hard, and a pile of rocks fell in front of the opening.

Officer Bradley said,”There’s no way out.”

Jonathan repiled,”Hey guys, look at this, we’re in a mine. If we walk to the west, we should see a mine shaft.”

Jonathan, Officer Bradley, and the other officer walked towards a mine shaft. They walked into the shaft elevator, and the doors closed with a hiss. The shaft went up to another part of the mine. It stopped, and opened up on level 5. The three walked out of the shaft elevator. Jonathan looked over at an cave opening.

Jonathan said,”Look, there’s an opening over there.”

They walked over to the opening. Lt.Colonel Jonathan stood in awe, as he looked at the massive field. Officer Bradley reached over, and touched Jonathan.

Officer Bradley asked Jonathan,”Why is an cornfield so increidible?”

Jonathan repiled,”Where there’s corn, there has to be a farm.”

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon walked into the cornfield. He walked across the cornfield which seemed to be ten acres long. He saw a farmhouse in the distance, walked over to the door, and knocked.

The door opened, and a farmer said,”Come in, Lieutenant Colonel.”

Jonathan walked into the farmhouse, and they sat on a sofa. The farmer introduced himself.

He said,”My name is Jack Trenins. I was on a trip to the Airisia system, when my shuttle crashed on this planet. When I realized this area was great for farming. I decided to buy this piece of land. I talked to a Yenturian miner, and he told me I could have the land. I spent three days building my house. I’ve been here for 25 years now.”

Jonathan asked,”What happened to the miners? Were they killed by the AARDF Infantry Assault forces during the genocide five years ago?”

Jack Trenins repiled,”They were all killed by a cave in. You were very fortunate. Most people don’t survive a cavein.”

Jonathan asked,”What time is it?”

Jack Trenins repiled,”It’s 1200 hours, Crescent Intergalactic Standard Time.”

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon left the farm, and walked over to an old rundown speeder. He got in, and took off into the forest. Jonathan continued to fly in an easterly direction, when the main power generator exploded, and threw Jonathan from the speeder, and into a mine, which shattered his left arm. Jonathan stood up, and walked for 25 minutes. He walked to the port airlock, and climbed the four foot long exit ramp, and opened the airlock doors with his right hand, and entered the starboard airlock corridor access junction. A Security Guard walked Jonathan to Sickbay.

Doctor Williams asked Jonathan,”What happened to you?”

Jonahan repiled,”I landed on a mine.”

Doctor Williams scanned Jonathan’s left arm with the medical scanner in his hand. Afterward, he took a bone regenerator, and ran it over the shattered arm bones, and surface wound, which healed them. Jonathan walked out of Sickbay, and headed towards the cafateria. A few minutes later, he entered the cafateria, went through the galley line, and sat at a table with some officers.

One of the Officers asked Jonathan,”What happened, sir?”

Jonathan repiled,”It’s a long story, guys. Officer Bradley, Myself, and another officer was trapped in a cave. I realized we were in a mine. We walked over to a mine shaft elevator, which took us up to the next area of the mine. We walked to a mine shaft opening, and I looked out, and saw a ten acre long cornfield. I walked across it, and went to a farmhouse. I walked inside, and talked to a farmer. He told me he was on his way to the Airisia system, but his shuttle crashed on here. He’s been on the planet for 25 years now. After that I left the farmhouse, and went through the forest on a old Beta class civilian speeder. The main power generator exploded which sent me into a mine.”

After everyone ate, the 100 dayshift officers went over to the Breifing Room. Two days later, the 5th Amderestan Spacefleet Corps Combat Assault Fleet left the Hentronis system. Their next stop was the Berlinus system, which was inhabited by Blackanians. A fleet of Blackanian Defense Force destroyed was assembled in the Berlinus system in wait for the 5th ASCCAF to arrive.

On the BDF Destroyer Casonia, Commander Roger Clark said to his First Command Officer,”Soon the 5th ASCCAF will be destroyed.”

General Bradley Turians repiled,”Don’t underestimate the abilities of one officer. That officer might be able to get onboard one of the destroyers, and he might possible destroy us. You’re taking a big risk, sir.”

Commander Roger Clark looked at the tactical view projected on the 19” VACS screen, and said,”Good, the 5th ASCCAF is here.”

On the Amethius’ Bridge, the weapon control officer fired a blast at the Alantina, which destroyed 25 shuttles in the Level One Docking Bay along with the space doors, and the Atmospheric Shield Generator. An emergency forcefield was errected over where the space doors had been. Custom’s Officer, Ensign Venturin activated his VACS, and said,”We have damage in the Level One Docking Bay. We lost 25 shuttles along with the space doors, and ASG, an Emegency forcefield is in place.”

Another blast from the Amethius impacted the Docking Bay between Level One, and Level Two where the ventilation shafts were, and gutted them.Ensign Venturin walked out of the destroyed Docking Bay.

Over on Amderesta 1, Officer Franisan said,”Jonathan, you better do something. The survival of the fleet, and our mission depend on you.”

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon went to his living quarters, changed into a Blackanian Army command officer’s uniform, went over to the docking bay, and entered a Blackanian Command Shuttle. He started the shuttle, and took off. Jonathan flew towards the Blackanian destroyer Amethius, and activated the VACS.

He said in a Blackanian accent,”Athemius, this is Command Shuttle Alpha, requesting permission to board.”

Ensign Rick Termins repiled,”Command Shuttle Alpha, you are clear to land on Level One.”

Jonathan landed the shuttle walked off, and headed towards the bridge. He entered the bridge, and sat in the command chair.

He said,”Fire on the Casonia, Ensign.”

Ensign Rick Termins repiled,”At the Casonia, I can’t possibly do such a thing?”

Jonathan said,”Do it, or else.”

Ensign Rick Termins launched a widespread torpedeo attack, which destroyed the power generators, and the pitch, and roll stablizers. The Casonia tumbed out of control, impacted the planetary shield, and exploded.

On the Alantina, Commander Rochester said into the command chair’s VACS,”Start firing at the destroyers.”

Amderesta 1, Amderesta 2, and Amderesta 3 broke off, and headed towards two destroyers. Amderesta 3 fired at a destroyer, which tumbled out of control, impacted two more destroyers, and all three destroyers impacted the shield, and exploded. A piece of debris flew off, and impacted the shield’s control probe, and destroyed it. Charlie 1 engaged severely damaged destroyers. Weapon Control Officer Williams fired a shot from the blaster turrets at the five destroyers, and destroyed the five destroyers. Charlie 5 fired fired a bolt at the destroyer Frenusia. The bolt hit the main power generator, and exploded. The destroyer Frenusia entered the upper atmosphere, and exploded.

On the Amethius, Jonathan activated the self-destruct sequence. He raced to the docking bay, got in his shuttle, and he flew out of the docking bay. When Jonathan got back to Amderesta 1, he looked back, and saw the remains of the destroyer Amethius. Weapon Control Officer, Lt. Cronis fired on a destroyer. The bolt impacted the main power generator. The destroyer flew into the atmosphere, and exploded. The command ship Alantina fired at six Blackanian destroyers. All six destroyers were impacted in the power generators, shields. The six destroyers tumbled out of control, and exploded. Two hours later, all of the Blackanian Destroyers had been destroyed. The fifteen commanding officers were gathered in Alantina’s Level One Breifing Room. Commander Rochester stood in front of the group.

Commander Rochester said,”We faced down many Blackanian fleets in our mission, so far, and no doubt will come across them in future encounters. The Blackanian Defense Force installions in the Northern Dwarf Eliptical Galaxies are an urgent threat to the Alliance. Commander Crentuin has added a combat directive to our mission, which states: The 5th ASCCAF is hereby authorized to use force against BDF Forces in the souhern part of the NDEG, and to protect the yenturian population still living in the NDEG from Blackanian attacks.One more thing, Lt.Colonel Lencon, step forward please.”

Jonathan walked up to Commander Rochester, who opened a small ½ inch box that had a gold colored, rectangle shaped pin it.

“Jonathan Lencon,”He said,”For your actions in this engagement, and the previous one. You shall hereby receive the gold stripe.”

Commander Rochester removed the pin from the box, and pinned it to Jonathan’s gray spacefleet uniform jacket below his service bars on the right side.

Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Lencon returned to his chair, and sat down.

Commander Rochester said,”I am glad all of you are here. The next system we’re going map is the Berlinus system. Each subfleet will land on each of the 15 planets, and they will map it. After your fleet has finished mapping that planet, you will regroup with the other fleets. You’re dismissed.”

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon walked to the docking bay, got in his shuttle, and he took off. He landed his shuttle in Amderesta 1’s Docking Bay. 30 minutes later, the Amderesta Subfleet landed on the planet Berlinus One. Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon walked along a trail to a fork in the road. He saw a sign which read: Captial city, 5 kilometers ahead. Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon walked to Berlinus City. He walked to the governor’s residence, opened the door, and walked in. Governor John Branison walked over to Jonathan, and looked at his watch.

He said to Security Officer Crenton,”Come over here, I want you to do something.”

Security Officer Crenton walked to the other two’s location.

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon said,”I want you to tell me your history.”

Governor John Brianson repiled,”12 years ago, I was head of the 9th Civilian Fleet. My fleet was being attacked by Yenturians, so we settled here. Two months after we settled here, we were attacked by the Yenturians. After the attack, I decided to construct a shield generator to prevent another attack. We have been wanting independence from the BDF, but there’s a group of BDF officers in the Paronis system. I want you to go there, and blow up the station’s main reactor.”

Governor John Branison, Security Officer Crenton, and Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon walked over to the governor’s quarters. Governor Branison opened the door. They walked into the room, and the three walked over to the couch.

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon turned his VACS on, and said,”Omega to Alpha, come in. How do you read?”

Lt. Williams’ Voice repiled,”I read you loud, and clear.”

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon said,”Williams, I’m at the governor’s quarters right now. I want the map of Sector 45 by 1100 hours.”

Lt. Williams Voice repiled,”Aye sir.”

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon turned his VACS off, and walked over to the computer console. He sat down, and looked at the panel. Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon activated his Video-Audio Communicator Screen. It showed Lieutenant Williams image.

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon said,”What is it now?”

Lt. Williams repiled,”My team has finished mapping Sector 45. I’m sending the map over to your unit.”

Just then, a mob of angry mine workers broke into the governor’s residence. Governor Branison walked over to the mob.

He said,”I know you want a payraise, but there is a shortage of silver. Maybe we can use gold.”

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon asked Governor Branison,”What is your religon?”

Governor Branison repiled,”It’s called warriorism. The government requires everyone to go to the temple, and bring an offering to the collector. If you refuse to go to the temple, the government will take you possesions, and you will be exiled from the galaxy. One trillion Blackanians have renounced the religon.”

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon gave Governor Branison a datapad.

Governor Branison asked,”What is it?”

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon said,”It’s called the Bible. It’s the holy book of christanity. It says that all have sinned. Doing good works won’t let you into heaven. To get to heaven, you got to admit you’re a sinner, believe He died, was buried, and rose again. After that you ask him to come into your life, and become your savior and Lord. It’s very simple.”

Governor Branison became a Christian. Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon, and Governor Branison walked to a river. They went into the water, and Governor Branison got baptised. After the baptism, the two walked back to the governor’s residence.

Governor Branisan activated the PAVACS, and said,”Attention citzens, I have something to tell you. If you want to renounce warriorism. Come to the governor’s residence.”

Governor Branison deactivated the PAVACS. One hour later, Jonathan looked outside, and said,”Governor, there’s a crowd of people wanting to come in.”

Security Officer Crenton opened the door, and the crowd walked into the building. Jonathan activated his Video-Audio Communicator Screen.

He said,”Chaplin Cronis, I want you to come to the Governor’s residence.”

Chaplain Cronis walked over to the Governor’s residence, and preached the message of salvation to the Blackanians. After he was done speaking to them, he made an altar call. Everyone came up, and prayed with Chaplan Cronis to be saved.

Two days later, a few churches were started by the Blackanians on Berlinus One. The teams walked over to the Governor’s residence, and they gave Jonathan the map of the planet. Three days later, they left the planet, and regrouped with the fleet.

Meanwhile on Alantina’s Bridge, Commander Rochester activated his log recorder, and said,”Commander’s log, date April 3, 90,000. The 5th Amderestan Spacefleet Corps Combat Assault Fleet has left the Berlinus system. I have been contacted by the president. He told me he received an ambassador from the Blackanian Underground Liberation Army Provisional Authority. I have hired damage control teams to repair the Level One Docking Bay.”

Five hours later, the 5th Amderestan Spacefleet Corps Combat Assault Fleet entered the Paronisia system, and each subfleet went to one of the 15 planets. Two houirs later, the Damage Control team came to the Alantina, and worked for 24 hours in the repair of the Level 1 Docking Bay. The next morning, the foreman contacted Commander Rochester, and told him the repairs were completed.

The Amderesta Subfleet has been on the planet for 36 hours now. The 800 enlisted troopers were assembled near the ships.

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon said to the troopers,”I am sending all of you out to map the planet. I have selected the teams according to grade. Each team will go out, and map a sector. There’s a blizard warning for this evening. I want you back to the ships by 1900 hours.”

The troopers got on several snowspeeders, and they took off into a snow covered region of the planet. Amderestan Trooper Franisan removed a portable mapping computer from his backpack along with a stake. He put the stake in the snow. Afterward, he connected a cable to the stake, and walked forward. When he couldn’t move farther, he put another stake in the snow. He did the same with the other sides. When he was finished mesuring the sector, he entered the mesurements into the computer. After the mesurements were in the computer, he reached down, disconnected the cable, and then he pulled up the stakes. He put them into his backpack. Team Alpha continued to map the southwestern area.

Eight hours later, the teams returned to the landing site. The troopers spilt up, and walked over to the eight ships.

Lt.Colonel Jonathan Lencon took the units from each of the troopers. He removed the disks from the units, and put them into a CATS disc drive, and the computer made a disk. Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon put the disc in a holder. After he did that, he walked over the VACS, and activated a ship-wide channel.

He said,”Attention all personnel, I have an anouncement to make. A blizard has started. I want all of you to stay inside the ship. If your living quarters is on the edge of the ship, don’t open your vents, that is all.”

The 100 enlisted troopers, and 200 dayshift officers, and civilians went to the cafateria, and they sat down at the tables. Before they ate, Chaplain Mike Cronis said a pray of thanks. After he finished, everyone ate their food. When the officers were done with their trays, they went to their living quarters. 4 hours later, Jonathan activated a lockdown mode. The exterior doors to the ship were closed, and locked.

Engineering Officer, Ensign Callon said to Jonathan,”Sir, the propulsation system has frozen. We might not be able to leave for a few days.”

24 hours later, Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon sat in Amderesta 1’s empty bridge, and activated his log recorder. He said,”Lt. Colonel’s log, date April 5, 90, 000. We have been on Paronia One for twenty- four hours now. I contacted the commander, and told him we were still on the planet. The Engineering personnel are trying to thaw the propulsion system.”

Over in Engineering, the night duty engineering officers continued to thaw the propulsion system.

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon sat in his office between the bridge, and breifing room, and he sent the map of Paronia One to Alantina’s mission computer. A copy was added to Amderesta 1-K’s. Jonathan pulled a disc out, and put in the 19 inch desktop CATS. The program started, and a map of the northern dwarf eliptical galaxies appeared on the computer screen. Jonathan zoomed into get a better view.

He clicked on a historical link. It showed the same image, but it had the year 3000 B.C. Jonathan looked as the program showed the history of the Yenturians. Jonathan advanced the program to 89, 995, and it showed an image of the AARDF attack the planets. He zoomed in on an image of the Amderina Galaxy, and it showed the image of Airidian 1. Jonathan went back to the map, and found out there was 15 galaxies.

Jonathan activated his VACS, and said,”Commander, I have a disc that shows the Yenturians’ history from the earliest recorded date to five years ago. The Yenturian Empire was divided into 15 provinces, one for each galaxy. After the emperor died, the council members formed armies, and they started to attack civilian populated areas. Before the war, there was 800 trillion Yenturians. After the war ended, there was only 100 trillion Yenturians left. The galaxies that was still populated was the Amderina, Anderina, Alcondia, Azanica, and Venmeni.”

Commander Rochester’s Voice asked,”What is the location of the other four galaxies?”

Lt.Colonel Jonathan Lencon repiled,”They are located to the west of the Amderina galaxy.”

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon deactivated his Video-Audio Communicator Screen, and walked over to engineering. The door slid open, and he walked inside. Jonathan walked over to the Hyperlight reactor control console, and he turned the control knob upto 100 percent. He went over, and did the same with the Sublight, and Auxillary Power reactors. When he finished in engineering, Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon walked over to the bridge, and sat down in the commanding officer’s chair. He turned his chair around toward the left.

He said,”Lt. Williams, take us out of here 1/32 Sublight speed.”

Lt. Williams repiled,”Aye sir.”

The Amderesta Subfleet took off from the planet. Two hours later, The 5th Amderestan Spacefleet Corps Combat Assault Fleet left the system. Three days later, they arrived in the Terania system.

Meanwhile on Alantina’s Bridge, Commander Rochester activated his log recorder, and said,”Commander’s log, date April 8, 90, 000. The fleet has been in the Terania system for three hours now. I have just sent the subfleets down to map the planets. Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon sent me another disk. I have sent a message to the ambassador.”

The Amderesta Subfleet has been on Terania 1 for nine hours now. Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon walked over to the briefing room. The 100 dayshift Officers were inside the Briefing Room. Jonathan opened the door, went inside, and sat in a brown wooden chair. He activated the holoprojector, and it showed an image of Teranina 1.

He said,”I’m sending out 12 teams to map the forest, I want all the biological information that is availible. If you find any Yenturian villages in the forest, I want you to to give them some gifts. I want you back here by 1500 hours. You’re dismissed.”

Everyone left the briefing room. Out in the forest, Amderestan Trooper Wenmarian, Amderestan Trooper Zenlucin, and Amderestan Trooper Vetonis started down a long, dusty trail. Amderestan Trooper Wenmarian walked over to the other side of the trail. He reached up, and picked some leaves off of a tree. He placed the leaves in a medium- sized cotton bag. The three troopers continued down the trail. Amderestan Trooper Wenmarian picked some leaves off a prickly bush. He placed the leaves inside the bag. Amderestan Trooper Wenmarian pulled out his electrobinoculars, and he looked through them. He saw some buildings in the distance.

Amderestan Trooper Wenmarian said to the others,”I just saw a Yenturian village.”

The three continued down the trail. One hour later, the three Amderestan Troopers arrived outside the village. Yenturian Guard Kenori walked over to them.

He said,”I need to see your idenifaction cards.”

The three pulled their cards out, and they handed him the cards. Kenori looked at them.

He said,”Welcome to the village of Ventoris, I hope you enjoy your stay. Please wait while I check your cards.”

He placed the cards into the computer, and the card were scanned. The security gate opened with a loud beeping noise. Kenori gave the ID cards back to the three troopers, and three walked inside the village.

Amderestan Trooper Zenlucin said,”We are on a mission to explore this area. We work for the Amderestan Spacefleet Corps. Our president has assigned this mission to us. I have been ordered by my commanding officer to give some gifts.”

Amderestan Trooper Wenmarian pulled out some book, and he handed them to Kenori.

Amderestan Trooper Wenmarian said,”Pass them out to the inhabitants.”

Amderestan Trooper Zenlucin pulled out a computerized mapper, and he scanned the village. A map of the village appeared onscreen. 2 hours later, the troopers had mapped the forest for the past three hours, and found 49 villages.

On Amderesta 1 ASC-1737-K, Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon walked into a room, and he looked around the room. Just then, the lights came on.

Officer Williams said,”The troopers are back.”

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon walked over to the briefing room. He opened the door, and he walked in. He sat down in a red chair, and started to read his log.Two hours later, Officer Venton walked into the room.”

He said,”Sir, I want you to come to the bridge.”

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon walked over the bridge. He entered the bridge, and went over to the communication’s station. Lt. Harold Ansign turned his chair around to face Jonathan.

He said,”There’s a message for you, sir.”

Lt. Ansign pressed some buttons, and flipped some switches. A message appeared on the VACS screen. It read:

From: Amderestan Spacefleet Corps HQ To: 5th Amderestan CAF

Subject: Special Orders

There is a Blackanian command station in the Venturin system. I want you to go over, and destroy the station. Before you do that, I want you to get the data from the station’s computer generator. ASC Communications has jammed the station’s communication system. Your fleet will leave at 0800 hours on April 9, 90, 000. Send this message to Commander Rochester.

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon called Commander Rochester via the Video-Audio Communicator, and said,”Commander, I’ve received orders from Commander Crentuin. He wants us to attack a Blackanian Command station.”

Jonathan sent the message to Commander Rochester. On April 9, 90, 000, the commanding officers gathered inside Alantina’s briefing room.

Commander Rochester said,”Yesterday, I received an order from headquarters. They want us to attack, and destroy a Blackanian command station. We’ll be leaving this system at 0800 hours, you’re dismissed.”

The Officers went back to their ships. Two hours later, the 5th Amderestan Spacefleet Corps Combat Assault Fleet left the system. When the fleet arrived in the Venturin system, Alantina’s Scanner Control Officer, Lt. Withmans turned on the scanners.

He said,”60, 000 kilometers, and closing.”

Two minutes later, the fleet arrived at the station. On Amderesta 1, Weapon Control Cronis armed the bow flank missile launchers.

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon asked,”How long until firing range?”

Weapon Controller Cronis repiled,”We’re in firing range now, sir.”

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon said,”Fire all missiles.”

Weapon Controller Cronis pressed the fire button, and the missiles impacted the reactor in ten places. A chain reactor started inside the station. Room after room exploded, and pieces from the station flew everywhere.

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon said over the VACS,”Commander, I took care of the station.”

Commander Rochester’s Voice,”Jonathan, I’ve picked up some readings on the scanner. There’s some Blackanian destroyers headed this way.”

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon asked,”What is the number of destroyers?”

Commander Rochester’s Voice repiled,”There’s twenty destroyers.”

The ships of the 5th ASCCAF assembled into an attack formation. The command ship Alantina was in front of the formation. Two fleets met near the planet Venturian 1. Amderesta 1, Amderesta 2, and Amderesta 3 broke off, and engaged five destroyers. 14 missiles were launched from each ship, and flew into their targets. The five destroyers tumbled out of control, and impacted five other destroyers. The ten destroyers entered the atmosphere, and they exploded. The command ship, Alantina fired on a destroyer, and it tumbled out of control. The destroyer took a 360 degree turn, and it plunged starboard side first into the other destroyer. Both destroyers blew apart. The other 8 destroyers opened fire on the Alantina. Lt Witmains activated the shields, and returned fire with the laser turrets. The wide beam lasers impacted the destroyers, and the exploded in front of Alantina. The ships regrouped near the first planet.

The next day on Alantina’s bridge, Commander Rochester sat in his command chair, and activated his log recorder.

He said,”Commander’s log, date April 10, 90,000. The 5th ASCCAF has been in the Venturin system for 24 hours now. The subfleets are down on the planets. I have sent an message to the Ionian Embassy.”

The Amderesta subfleet had been on Venturin 1 for a day now. Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon sent out some troopers to map the planet. 800 enlisted Amderestan troopers headed out into a the large, expanse forest. They went in groups of 25, and mapped the forest for five hours. The troopers walked back to the landing site. 100 troopers entered the airlock, and the door closed with a hiss. Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon walked over to the airlock, and he opened the airlock doors. The troopers walked into the starboard airlock corridor access junction.

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon asked,”Did you make a disc?”

Amderestan Trooper Sertain repiled,”Yes, we did, sir.”

Amderestan Trooper Sertain took out a disc, and he gave it to Jonathan. Afterward, dayshift officers, troopers, and civilian residents walked to the cafateria. They formed two lines. Each line was served at the same time. Afterward, they sat at the tables. Chaplain Cronis prayed a prayer of thanks. After he was done praying, everyone ate their lunch. The 100 officers walked out of the cafateria. The officers went to the Docking Bay. All of the officers assembled in the Docking Bay. Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon walked in, and the officers snapped to attention. Jonathan inspected the officers. After the inspection, the officers went to the Briefing Room. They sat down around the table.

Two days later, the 5th ASCCAF left the Venturin system. They arrived in the Kenolis system two days afterward.

On Alantina’s Bridge, Commander Rochester activated his log recorder, and said,”Commander’s log, date April 14, 90, 000. The fleet has arrived in the Kenolis system. I have been looking over the data for an hour. I have sent the subfleets down to the 15 planets. They are medium sized, forested planets. The atmosphere consists of oxygen, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, and methane. I have sent some updates to the president.”

Now the Amderestan troopers was out in the eastern part of the forest, and they were mapping the forest. Amderestan Trooper Jackson, Amderestan Trooper Kentuin, Amderestan Trooper Wetrin, and Amderestan Trooper Nertuin picked some biological samples from trees that were 700 feet in height. They walked over to a five year old city ruin. The five troopers looked at the ruin, whiched extended for a distance of 12.5 miles. Amderestan Trooper Nertuin walked through the area, and he scanned the area. A high radiation level was indicated on the scanner. Amderestan Trooper Nertuin activated his VACS.

He said,”Sir, my team has just found a 12.5 city ruin in Sector 53. It has a high level of radiation.”

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon’s Voice repiled,”I just saw 30 ruins in the west side of the forest.”

Amderestan Trooper Nertuin asked,”How many ruins did you find in the west side of the forest.”

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon’s voice repiled,”I found 8, 000 ruins in the west side of the forest.”

Amderestan Trooper Nertuin turned his VACS off, and he put it in his utility belt. The group continued to map the forest for seven hours.

Later that night, Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon walked over to his bed, and he climbed into the bed. He was so tired, he fell asleep in a matter of minutes. Ten minutes later, he started to have a dream. He saw himself on a starship which headed toward an astroid. The ship crashed into the astroid. Jonathan woke up, and went to the Computer Access Terminal Station. He looked at some messages. Ten minutes later, he went back to bed.

The next morning, Lt.Colonel Jonathan Lencon walked into the Breifing Room. The dayshift Officers were in the Breifing Room. Jonathan turned the holoprojector on, and an image of Kenolis 1 appeared.

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon said,”There’s 18 sectors in the north that hasn’t been mapped yet. I’m sending 18 teams out to map those sectors.”

Lt.Colonel Jonathan Lencon, and the other officers walked to the cafateria. Jonathan opened the door. He walked into the cafateria, and went over to the serving line. Private First Class Denn handed a tray to Jonathan. Lt.Colonel Jonathan Lencon went to a table, sat down, and ate his breakfast.

Jonathan walked to the briefing room, and entered the room access code. The door slid open, and he walked in. The door closed behind him. The 100 dayshift Officers had gathered on the other side of the Briefing Room. Lt.Colonel Jonathan Lencon walked over to the other side of the briefing room.

He said,”I am sending you out to the unmapped area. I want you to be back here by 1200 hours. You’re dismissed.”

100 Officers walked over to the Docking Bay, and climbed aboard a transport. Two minutes later, the officers left the docking bay, and they flew to the unmapped area. Sargeant Major Venturin, Sargeant Gentuin, Corpral Turians, and Private Neuton walked out of the transport, and walked over to a tree stump. Sargeant Major Venturin removed a mapper. He pointed it at the tree stump, and a red dot appeared on the mapper.

Sargeant Major Venturian said,”We have just found the southwest corner of the sector. Sargeant Gentuin, you have the western side. Corpral Turians, you have the northern side. Private Neuton, you have the eastern side, and I have the southern side.”

The four officers walked over to their assigned areas. Sargeant Gentuin pulled his mapper out of his utility belt, and turned it on. He scanned the area in front of him, and a green line appeared on the mapper. Sargeant Gentuin activated his VACS.

He said,”I have just mapped the western side.”

Sargeant Major Venturin got together with the others. Private Neuton took the four disks, and he put them in a Disc Information Combinder. The unit started to make a humming sound, and made five beeps. One minute later, a disc came out of the unit. Private Neuton took the disc, and he placed it into the holder. They walked over to the ground transport speeder, and got in. Sargeant Major Venturin started the transport, and they took off into the forest. Ten minutes later, they arrived at the landing site. The fleet left the planet two minutes later, and grouped up with the rest of the fleet.

24 hours later on Alantina’s Bridge, Commander Rochester activated his log recorder, and said,”Commander’s log, date April 16, 90, 000. The 5th ASCCAF has left the Kenolis system. The next system on our route is the Airisia system. There is 15 planets in the system.”

Five hours later, at 0500 hours, the 5th ASCCCAF entered the Airisia system. The fifteen commanding officers gathered in Alantina’s briefing room for a short briefing before they went down to map the planets. Afterward, Commander Rochester received some information, and sent a message to President Tenlon.

Now, the Amderesta subfleet has just landed on the planet Airisia 1. Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon, Captian William Lencon, and Ensign Johnny Lencon walked into a expansive forest. Ensign Johnny Lencon removed the mapped, and he turned it on. Ensign Johnny Lencon reached his hand towards a large tree. He pulled some leaves, seeds, and nuts from the tree, and he placed them into the pouch. The four continued to walk through the forest. Lt.Colonel Jonathan Lencon took a trowel from his belt, stooped down to the ground, and pushed it into the ground. He pulled back on the trowel, and a six inch sample appeared. He put the sample in his pouch, and walked over to catch up with the others. Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon heard a beep come from his Video-Audio Communicator. He removed it from his utility belt, and activated it.

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon said,”Yes, what do you want now?”

Lt. Williams’ Voice repiled,”My team has just finished mapping the northwest area.”

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon turned his VACS off, and the four continued to map the forest. Later that afternoon, the officer went back to the landing site. Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon walked on Amderesta 1’s Bridge, and sat down in the command chair.

Lt. Williams said,”We ready to take off.”

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon repiled,”Take off, and set course 33457.9, speed Sublight 1.”

Lt. Williams said,”Aye sir.”

The Amderesta Subfleet rendevoused with the rest of the fleet. 30 minutes later, the fleet left the Airisia system. Over on the Alantina, Commander William Rochester walked into the Recreation Room, and went across the room to the laser tag arena. Brigadier General Teruian looked at Commander Rochester.

Brigadier General Teruian said,”I just got five files from the Ranchanian government”

Brigadier General Teruian opened file #1, on the CAT screen, and it read:

From: Ranchanian Science Insitute To: Inspector William Retuin Subject: Code Bytoris.

We’ve received samples of the Chaelia Virus from the former AAR Health Minister, and are engineering it for use as biological weapon against the Amderestans.

Brigadier General Teruian deactivated the screen, and they walked to the Bridge. They walked onto the Bridge. Commander Rochester switched Bridge control to automatic. The panel lights came on, and off eight times, and the computer made a long beep. Lt. Colonel Crenton looked towards the port side of the ship. He saw a small satellite fly towards the port side.

Lt. Colonel Crenton said,”There’s a satellite out there. I don’t know what is, or where it came from.”

Commander Rochester repiled,”Bring it in Crenton.”

Lt. Colonel Crenton activated the port tractor beam, and the satellite attached to the Level 3 Airlock.

Meanwhile in the Level Three Airlock Corridor Access Junction, Customs Officer Venturin opened the inner airlock doors. He looked at the satellite, and saw a timer attached to the satellite. The timer was set to go off in an hour.

Customs Officer Venturin activated his VACS, and said,”Commander, I have something to say. The satellite will explode in one hour.”

Commander Rochester’s Voice repiled,”What type is it?”

Customs Officer Venturin answered,”It’s a Rentuin 8876 satellite.”

Commander Rochester’s Voice asked,”Who does it belong to?”

Customs Officer Venturin looked at the satellite. He saw a small symbol on the satellite. It was a round red circle with a green shield inside the circle. He scanned the symbol.

Customs Officer Venturin said,”The satellite belongs to the Orisian Federation.”

One hour later, the satellite exploded. The force of the explosion was felt 25 feet away. Custom’s Officer Venturin walked onto the Bridge, and looked at Commander Rochester. His gray Spacefleet uniform jacket was torn at the sleeves. Commander William Rochester turned the command chair around.

Commander Rochester asked,”How does the damage look?”

Customs Officer Venturin repiled,”Not good.”

Four days later, the 5th ASCCAF entered Sector 4500.04, and Commander Rochester activated his log recorder. He said,”Commander’s log, date April 20, 90,000. We’ve been traveling for four days now. I have just sent a message to Commander Crentuin. The fleet has just found the remains of the starship Amadoria 7-J in Sector 4395.92. I sent a crew to inspect the ship. The Level three airlock has been repaired.”

Later that afternoon, the fleet entered the Amdorian system, and the subfleets went down to map the planets. The Amderesta Subfleet landed on Amdorian One.

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon, Captian William Lencon, Lt. Commander Brad Lencon, Lt. Williams, and Ensign Johnny Lencon gone out with the dayshift officers to map the northwest area. The five officers entered a small town, and they walked along the road for thirty minutes. The group stopped in front of a cantina.

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon said,”I want you to spilt up into teams of 25 officers, go out, and map the northwest quadrant.”

The other 804 Officers spilt up, and they went out. Lt. Colonel Jonthan Lencon walked into the cantina, and sat down at the bar. The Yenturian bartender turned around.

He said,”You’re a command officer with the Amderestan Spacefleet Corps.”

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon asked,”How do know that?”

The Bartender repiled,”It’s the uniform.”

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon said,”I have just seen the remains of Amadoria 7-K.”

The Bartender asked,”What would you like to drink?”

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon repiled,”I’ll have a Ranchanian ale.”

The Bartender said,”That will cost 5 Yenturian credits.”

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon repiled,”I have 5, 000 Amderestan credits.”

The Bartender said,”We don’t accept that here?”

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon pulled a coin holder from his belt. He opened the coin holder, took out five Yenturian credits, and gave them to the bartender. The bartender handed Jonathan his drink, and he drank it down. Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon walked out of the cantina. He went out, and he mapped the town.

Five hours later, the officers met in the town of Rentoris, and they handed the map of the northwest area to Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon. He put it in the holder, and the officers went back to the landing site. 100 officers walked inside Amderesta 1. The officers went to the cafateria, and sat down at the tables. 12 minutes later, the officers got served. They ate for 25 minutes. Afterward, the officers went out to map the southwest area. Corpral Witmain, Chief Warrant Officer Frenuin, Sargeant Major Nenturis, Staff Sargeant Williams, and Private Frentins went into the forest. They spilt up, and they went out in separate directions. Corpral Witmain removed a mapper from his utility belt holder. He walked over to a brone pipe, and entered the posistion in the computer. He attached a reciever to the pipe, and walked six miles. He another stake in the ground. The posistion was entered into the computer. He walked a distance of 12 miles, placed a stake into the ground. He walked another six miles, bent down, and uncovered a stake. He entered the final position in the computer.

Corpral Witmain activated his VACS, and said,”Chief Warrant Officer Frenuin, I have just finished mapping Sector 114.8. I’m sending you the map of the sector.”

Corpral Witmain pushed the transmit button, and the mapper made a beep sound. Chief Warrant Officer Frenuin added the maps of Sector 114.8 through 159.6 onto his mapper.

Staff Sargeant Williams said,”I have finished mapping Sectors 114.21- 120.0. I’m sending you the map of those sectors. “

Staff Sargeant Williams pushed the transmit button, and the map appeared on Chief Warrant Officer Frenuin’s mapper. He activated his VACS.

Chief Warrant Officer Frenuin said,”My team has just mapped Sectors 114.8- 159.6. I am sending you a map of those sectors.”

Chief Warrant Officer Frenuin pressed the transmit button, and the map was sent to Jonathan’s computer. Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon looked at his mapper. Just then he heard a bleep come from his VACS, and activated it.

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon said,”What is it, team 12?”

Sargeant John Tranisian’s Voice repiled,”We have just mapped Sector 159.6- 200.5”

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon said,”That’s the entire southwest area.”

The teams regrouped, and went back to the landing site. The officers went back inside the ship.

Over in Jonathan’s Office, Lt. Mark Lencon looked at the VACS, and he heard some static come from the screen. Just then, a snowy image appeared onscreen.

The Voice said,”I am Captian William Lucason, commander of the starship Andronia 7. My ship has been attacked by Blackanians. The ship is severely damaged. The Main, and Auxillary Power reactors are destroyed, and we’re running on Secondary Power. My position is 15467.8 north by 58000 west, please respond it’s our only chance.”

The Video-Audio Communicator flicked off, and Lt. Mark Lencon walked to the briefing room. He knocked on the door. Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon opened the door, and walked over to the table.

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon asked,”What is it?”

Lt. Mark Lencon repiled,”I just got a distress call from the starship Andronia 7.”

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon asked,”How did the video image look?”

Lt. Mark Lencon repiled,”I could barely see the image.”

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon activated the intercom system, and he gave a broadcast to the 198 dayshift officers, and enlisted troopers. The officers, and enlisted walked into the breifing room, and they sat down at the table. Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon activated the holoprojector, and an image of Andronia 7 appeared.

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon said,”We have received a distress call from the starship Andronia 7. The enlisted troopers will go out, and they will map the rest of the planet.”

The troopers went out to map the eastern area of Amdorian 1. Amderesta 1 left the planet, and headed towards the site of the Andronia 7. 30 minutes later, they arrived at the location, and Amderesta 1 docked with Andronia 7. Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon walked down the bridge access corridor to the starboard airlock corridor access junction. Afterward he went through Amderesta 1’s, and Andronia 7’s airlocks, and onto the Andronia 7. He walked over to the docking bay via the midship, and central corridors. Captian William Lucasin walked out of the Docking Bay.

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon asked,”What’s the number of sirvivors?”

Captian William Lucasin repiled,”200 officers.”

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon asked,”Is your Engineering still intact?”

Captian William Lucasin repiled,”Yes, Lt. Colonel, it is.”

The two walked down the central corridor, and entered Andronia 7’s Engineering. Lt. Colonel Jonathan walked over to the Auxillary Power reactor. He walked around the reactor, and inspected the damage. Captian William Lucasin looked at the ceiling with a concerned expression. He told Jonathan he thought the ship was about to colapse apon itself Just then an astroid struck the ship on the front side. The caused the ship to start falling apart. Captian William Lucasin addressed the sirviving personnel.

He said,”Attention all personnel, I have something to say. The ship is colapsing in upon itself. I want you to proceed to the port airlock. We have atleast five minutes to evacuate.Captian Lucasin, out.”

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon, Captian William Lucasin, and 35 officers went over to Amderesta 1. The ship pulled away from Andronia 7.

On Amderesta 1’s Bridge, Lt. Williams turned Amderesta 1 180 degrees to aft.

Lt.Colonel Jonathan Lencon said,”Set course 33526 mark 23, Hyperlight 21.”

Lt. Williams entered the information in the computer. They increased speed, and they sped towards the Amdronian system, which took 24 hours. On April 21, 90, 000, Amderesta 1 entered the Amdronian system.

Lt. Colonel Jonathan Lencon asked,”Have you completed the mapping?”

Captian Williams repiled,”We have finished mapping the east side. Captian Williams sent the map of the east side to Jonathan’s mapper. He made a disc, and sent it to Commander Rochester.

Three hours later on the Alantina’s Bridge,Commander William Rochester activated his log recorder. He said,”Commander’s log, date April 21, 90, 000. The fleet has just left the Amdorian system. I have just contacted Commander Crentuin, and sent him some information. The fleet has just passed into the Adrinian region. I have received a message from the intelligence agency.”

Commander Rochester deactivated his log recorder as the VACS showed an incoming message. Commander Rochester activated the VACS, and President Tenlon’s image appeared onscreen.

President Tenlon said,”Commander, there’s a large fleet of Blackanian destroyers forming near the western edge. There’s about 150 destroyers in that fleet. I’m sending you plans for the Fleet Aniliation Laser cannon. You might need it.”

Commander William Rochester deactivated the VACS, walked out of the bridge, and went to the lab. He took the disk, and put it in the lab’s CAT station. He worked on the weapon for seven days.

On April 26, 90, 000, Commander William Rochester looked at the FAL cannon. He reached over, and he turned it on. A low magnitude laser beam came out of the unit. It went over to the destroyer models, and released a force which caused the fleet to get destroyed.

Commander William Rochester shouted,”It works!”

Weapon Control Officer Termians walked into the lab. He walked over to the FAL cannon.

Commander Rochester said,”Attach the cannon to the mount.”

Weapon Control Officer Termians repiled,”Aye sir.”

Weapon Control Officer walked over to the elevator. The doors opened, and he went inside. The doors closed, and he pushed the up button. The elevator went up to Weapon Control. It stopped, the doors opened, and Weapon Control Officer Termians walked out. He walked over to the gun mount, took the FAL cannon, and he placed it inside the mount. He secured the gun to the sliding unit. He walked over to the elevator, and went back in. The elevator went down to Level One. Weapon Control Termian entered the bridge.

Commander Rochester said,”Set course 2245.9 mark 34, hyperlight 15.”

Colonel Williamson set the controls. Alantina increased speed, and it headed towards the Beta Sectors. One day later, the 5th ASCCAF entered the Beta Sectors. Commander William Rochester walked over to the Weapon control station, and Weapon Control Officer Termians turned around. Commander William Rochester looked out the port plasma window. Just then a large blast came from the west side, and impacted the side of the ship. The ship’s alarms went off, and Weapon Control Officer Termians armed the FAL cannon. Commander William Rochester activated the Video-Audio Communicator Screen.

He said,”This is the starship Alantina to unknown vessel. Please show yourself.”

Just then, a destroyer appeared infront of the fleet.

Commander Rochester said,”Fire at the destroyer.”

Weapon Control Officer Termians fired the FAL cannon, and the beam impacted the destroyer which exploded with a loud blast. Just then, a message came in, and Commander Crentuin’s image appeared.

He said,”Commander, I’m reducing the size of the fleets to 16 ships. 67 ships from each fleet will be decommissioned.”

Commander William Rochester repiled,”The ships that will still be in the are as follows: Amderesta 1, Chorane 1, Charlie 1, Taronia 1, Alazenia, Parisia, Antorina, Teronia, Andorina, Discovery, Venturia, Constellation, Amdorina, Ventoria, and Explorer.”

Eight hours later, the 5th ASCCAF passed into the Beta region, and the fleet mapped the Beta Region for two days. On Alantina’s bridge, Commander William Rochester activated his log recorder.

He said,”Commander’s log, date April 28, 90, 000. The fleet has just reached the edge of the Amderina galaxy. I have made a map of the edge. We have also discovered a supernova near the astroid field."

Commander William Rochester said,”Set course for the Anderina galaxy, hyperlight 15.

The 5th ASCCAF sped towards the west. Commander William Rochester looked at the stars as they traveled.

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