Rebel Squadrons

PBF NL 9-24-01

By LGN Slyder McGrath
Unit: Patriot Starfighter Group
Fleet NL, Sep 25, 2001
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*** On Board A-Wing Red 1 ***
      Location: Imperial Admiral Kunder's Checkpoint
      Coruscant Relative Time: 1030 HRS
      Shipboard Relative Time: 1245 HRS

"Lt. Col. Slyder McGrath, this is docking conrtoll. The deck has been cleared, Red Squadron is cleared to land."
"Thanx controll. Here that fellas? Lets take em in."
The three A-wing group slid into a tight Vic formation. As they made the final turn on the approach to line up with the bay, the three sleek craft reduced their speed, leveld off and came in one in front of the other.

*** On Board the Captured Nebulon B Frigate -Black Rain II- ***
      Coruscant Standard Time: 1040 HRS
      Shipboard Relatvie Time: 1255 HRS

Th three ships had boarded safely, and their occupants had disembarked from the craft and joined at the midle of the hanger bay. Four Y-Wing class starfighters zipped across the stars, flying routes around the batterd hull of the frigate, followed by two X-wing class, running a standard patroll. The Corvet Oni-Gama had disembarked after her troops were unloaded, and now held a stationary position directly "above" the frigate in a guard stance. Even the Transport Hawk with it's heavy load of proton torpedoes flew a slow orbit to ensure it's recent catprue's safety.
Lt. Col. McGrath stood in the bay, observing the new crew shuffling around debris, and getting the craft ready for battle again. Commander Lightning was speaking to the deck officer near the controll room. He glanced over his shoulder to Slyder and Kerensky, waved the two of them over, and continued his discussion. Slyder turned to look at his wingmate.
"Not a bad day's work eh?" he asked.
Kerensky, beeing the hardend warrior he was looked iritated. He tore his glance away from the scatter burns on the floor and walls, and directed a responce at Slyder.
"Nice to have a new ship...but soemthing doesn't add up. It seemed to easy. I mean, we knew it would be under manned, and had only been in service a week. Still. Something doesn't feel right about it..."
A dry look clasped Slyder's face, followed suddenly by a wry grin. He rased his hand, and threw a heart felt slap onto Kerensk'y shoulder.
"Come on mate," he said, that grin still dancing on hsi face, "cheer up, lets go see what Light's got to say..."
The two seasoned vets of the RS strode over to their squad mate, darting around crew and labor droides untill they reached the other member of their party, seemingly still in discussion with the DO.
The D.O., Lt. Haidem stood there, seemingly tired, but full of energy. A crisp, quick salute was thrown up, but Slyder beeing one for imformalities quickly waved it off.
"Report lieutenant."
"Sir, it was an easy capture. There was some small resistance along the way to the bridge, but most of the crew surrenderd as we moved on. All surviving imps are beeing moved aft ship as we speak. Captain Jun'tor asked for you to be brought to the bridge uppon arrival."
"Very good lieutenant. Let's not keep the captain waiting. Shall we?" he finished, with a half cursie/bow twoards the door, inciting a grin on Kerensky's face.
"Lt., would u mind cleaning this place up a bit, it still reaks of IMP."

The trip thgouh the narrow halls of the once named Black Rain II, now known as Rebel Vengance, was rather uneventfull. Asside from a few groups of imps beeing escorted by rebel troopers, there wasn't a lot to see, not till they got near the bridge though. On the final turn to the long hallway that lead all the way to the bridge enterance, the evidence of a battle was more apparent. The halls were streaked with black laser burn, gaping holes lied where once durasteel was. And across the ground, lain astrew were imperial and rebel troop bodies. The erie smell of burnt flesh filled the air, followed by the sight of no blood, a haunting side affect of the cauterizing lasers. A rough count showed approximately 15 dead rebel officers, and 24 imperial, their boddies pulled from the middle of the floor, moved to the sides to make walking possible. When they arrived at the door to the bridge, Slyder paused momentarily, more of a self reflection of the lives lost. One tends not to think of it as much when you shoot at a ship, and nothing is left. But on the ground, in the aftermath, the evidence is allways left behind.

*** On Board the Captured Nebulon B Frigate -Rebel Vengance- ***
      Location: Bridge
      Coruscant Standard Time: 1130 HRS
      Shipboard Relatvie Time: 1345 HRS

Captain Jun'tor stood on the bridge, looking out twoards space, a cigar hanging from his mouth. Lt. Col. McGrath approached him from behind...the captain knew who it was immidiately.
"Greetings Colnel. Excelent batch of flying you and your boys had out there, thanks for the cover too." the captain said, as if speaking THROUGH the cigar. He seemed to be chewing it more then smoking it.
"Excelent job on the capture captain, thanks for leaving it in one peace. How was the assault?"
The captain turned to meet Slyder's gaze. A heavy set scar crossed his upper right cheek, draping across the nose to the lower left chin. One eye the color of a morning sun, the other of a deep ocean. His hair, raggy and brown. The captain was indeed a ground pounder. His skin was a pale brown unlike the bit around his eyes which was definately white. Col McGrath guessed it was from radiation. His muscle tone was built, but not hulky. This man was a seasoned vet.
"The capture went well. We didn't really hit any resitance till we got here, found a small squad of troops waiting for us, 'bout 30. Got the jump on us, but we had better troops. I lost about 5% of the strike team, overall not bad. This guy," the captain said, looking to his feet. A body coverd in a sheet with only the feet sticking out laid on the ground, Slyder hadn't even noticed it. "This guy was here like this when we got here. Captain, my guess of the ship, commited suicide before we got here. But that's not the best of it. Come take a look at what we found in the main computer banks...."

-----Patriot Battle Fleet News-----

1) Fleetwide State Of Emergency
OK all, just an update on this. At the moment, due to the SoE, no squad in
the PBF has more then 3 empty holes. At the time that all squads have no
more then two open holes, i will remove the SoE and allow requests again. Hold
tight everyone, were getting there :)

2) Scoring System Change
PBF 309 will impliment this new scoring system, so heads up on your final
results, scores will more then likely rise.

3) New FC XO
Congrats go out to Shikkie Karan, our new fleet XO, or wrahter our prayers???

4) New MrM point policy
After discussing this with my CS, we have come to a unanimous descision that good naratives should be awarded as much as good flying. Therefore, all MrM winners starting now will receive a 5 point bonus to their points at the end of the mission. This will be treated like the MoV winner, they cannot accumulate more then 5 points per mission. To make things fair, the MrM winner(s) and the MoV winner will not be one and the same...

-----PBF Mission Standings-----
Due to personal reasons, I have given Fion a weeks liberty from this, so no
updates as of yet.

PBF Top Ace: None
You have the honor of adding the Top Ace medal to your signoff: [<|=(V)=|>]

PBF Top Squad:
PBF Top Wing:

-----PBF Mission Report Medal-----

The mission report medal for the previous month goes to:


You have the honor of adding the MRM medal to your signoff: [*MRM*]

The current Patriot Battle Fleet mission is:


The deadline for the current mission is:

October 7th, 11:59 PM EST

You can download the current mission at:

Send reports with pilot files attached to:
& (to be safe), and
Plus your own squadron

The rules for flying the mission are:

1) You may run this mission as many times as you like but you MUST
get the MISSION COMPLETE message and have a valid *.plt file in order
to be eligible for the PBF Medal of victory. In addition, any score
not accompanied by a pilot file for verification will NOT be counted
by the PBF Command Staff.

2) Run the mission as "defect.xwi" ( this will place it as X-Wing
X-Wing TOD 1 Mission 1 ) so that your stats will be recorded in your
*.plt file.

3) Make a new pilot file to run the mission. If you fail the mission
and wish to run it again make sure to use a new pilot file instead of
re-running it with the same pilot. Any pilot file found to be
"unclean" will result in the score NOT being counted by the PBF
Command Staff.

4) Destroying "Friendly" craft to pad ones stats is strictly
prohibited. *.plt files containing "Rebel" craft kills will be
considered invalid.

5) You should also include a written report with your score laser/ion
shots and hits, missile shots and hits and kill totals in the email.

6) Pilot files will be manually calculated using the official
LucasArts scoring chart for X-wing. Anyone interested in obtaining a
copy of this chart, can email me to do so.

7) No individual scores will be changed after the deadline! If a
report is submitted that is never received at the report address
given above, it will not be added after the deadline. Neither will
the PBF CO accept a late pilot file. The only thing that can be
changed afterwards are errors made by the Command Staff.

8) There is a Fleet Wide competition based on this tour. Every pilot
who sends in a valid report will receive 1 merit point. The pilot
with the best overall score for the mission will be awarded a special
PBF Top Gun medal, along with receiving a 5 point bonus in the PBF
Merit System. In addition participating members from the squadron
with the best overall combined score will receive 5 bonus merit
points in addition to "Top Squadron" bragging rights. Also, the pilot
with the top score for each squadron (excluding the winning squadron,
and Top Gun) will receive 3 bonus PBF merit points. The reporting
members of the Squadrons on 2nd and 3rd places will get 2 bonus PBF
merit points.

*Note* In the even that the Top Pilot for the mission also happens to
be in the Top Squadron he may only receive the 5 bonus Credits for
one or the other. Same thing applies to each squadron Top Pilot and
2nd and 3rd place squadrons.

9) Mail problems including undelivered mail and corrupted *.plt files
are not the responsibility of the PBF command staff. If your *.pltfile
becomes corrupted and you do not include a written accounting,
then your score will be counted as "0".

10) If a pilot retires from the PBF at any time during the course of
an active mission after having submitted a report, his report will no
longer count for his former squadron. He will still receive credit
for running the mission, but will be listed as "Inactive".

11) If a pilot transfers from one PBF squadron to another (such as
attaining a squadron CO position) during the course of an active
mission after having submitted a report, his report will will now
count towards the newfound squadron.

-----PBF Information-----

1) IRC---

I'd like to invite all pilots, new and old, to take part in whatever
activities they have running in the Rebel Squadron's Bar and Grill,
on the Undernet IRC network; #RS_Bar_and_Grill is the name of the
channel. The Patriot Battle Fleet has it's own channel as well, #PBF.
I spend a lot of time on these channels, and it's a good way to
contact me if you have problems. It's also a good way to meet new
people and gather information about the RS. Make sure you're
connected to an Undernet server, and if you have trouble connecting
to the Undernet, visit the Undernet homepage at:

To download an IRC program for Windows PCs, and also learn a lot about
how IRC works, visit the homepage of the program mIRC at:

To download an IRC program for macintosh, visit the ircle homepage at:

2) Masters of Combat Tactics---
Do you think you're the best? If so, then ComTac might be for you!
ComTac is a set of missions that you can run to increase your ability
level and gain fame! You can download the ComTac missions at:

3) Operation Lanvarok---
For anyone who wants to fly a bit more than you are now, there's a
group for you. It's called Operation Lanvarok. This group flies the
Academy missions weekly in a storyline. If you're interested in
joining, contact Major Lozza McG at:

4) X-Wing Mission Building Academy---
If you would like to learn how to build missions for the game this
fleet is based on, join the X-wing Mission Building Academy You can
find more information at:

Lt. Col. Slyder McGrath


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