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Retribution Fleet NL (09/01/02)

By GEN Corran Horn Jr.
Unit: Retribution Fleet
Fleet NL, Sep 01, 2002
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I) Brigadier General Sienn Sconn has been appointed as the new R2F IO.

II) Commander Dash "Dashimus" Xander has been appointed the new Hydra Squadron CO

III) NEW R2F POLICY: No-Tolerance Policy
      Every pilot in the R2F MUST send some sort of report (an actual report, a narrative or a zero if you can't fly the mission) to Failure to send in a report will result in being marked AWOL or removed fromt he fleet.

It was a hard choice but just for the end of the narrative (yes I know, I'm easy to please) I am forced to award the Mission Report Medal to Brigadier General Sienn. You may now add {]-R2F-MRM-[} to your sign off

This month's Top Ace award is awarded to Lieutenant General Corran Jr. You may now add {]-|Top-Ace|-[} to your sign off

---Tour of Duty 7 Osiris Sector" Mission 4 - "Patrol"---
Full Statistics for R2F 7.03 may be located at:

Top Pilot: Lieutenant General Corran Horn Jr. - Score: 35,047 w/19 Kills
Top Squadron: Skull Squadron
Top Wing: Sentinel Wing

Due: September 30th, 2002

Laser Cap: TO BE ANNOUNCED (Hits! Not Shots!)
Mission Rules:

REPORT TO: (include *.tfr file!)

Description: Imperial Patrol hype in and attack the Prometheus while it's in dock at Zephran. R2F fighters have to make it survive

---Narrative for 704: by MGN Bethan Leitbur---

"These coincidences just seem to be stacking upon one another" General Fene thought as he moved down the corridor towards his office. After those two Victory Class Star Destroyers had withdrawn for a second time, and Bethan and Deltan's ships had arrived chasing after the escaping ISDs from Zephran, the three had traded a few words over the comms before Deltan had suggested that they finish the talk aboard the Prometheus. Bethan had suggested the Emancipator instead as it was in better condition to protect the three generals, but Vender had been quite firm on that point.

"But then", Vender thought to himself, "am I demanding it be here because I think Bethan was wrong, or because my pride won't let my command ship be considered inadequet?" The answer never came, but it would be something he would have to give some thought later on.

Stepping into his office now, Vender nodded as Bethan stood from where he had been sitting. The gesture by Bethan had seemed to be more of a mock stand-at-attention, but Vender really didn't care too much. He knew now the Hell that Bethan had gone through at Zephran and was not going to get down on a man who was most likely still in combat mode. Yet, he did seem rather calm and relaxed for someone who had just broken through an entrenched base like Zephran.

"General Leitbur, it's been awhile."

"Yes it has General Fene."

Moving around to his seat now, Vender slid down gracefully. The lights flickered above him began to flicker and Vender slammed the side of his fist into the wall behind him to bring the light back on. This was not how he had wanted to face Bethan. "Where's General Saviri?"

"He had to re-establish contact with his people at Zephran and issue new standing orders, he said he'd be along shortly."

"That's fine, I think it better if you and I talk privately anyway."

"As the general wishes."

Vender held his breath momentarily as Bethan spoke. He had pronounced the word General in a tone just short of insubordination, and Vender let his breath hiss through his teeth he was beginning to see where this one was going. Reaching into his desk now, Vender pulled out a cigarette, lit it, and took a puff before finally speaking. "Ok Bethan, let's forget the formalities and just be straight with one another. I finally had a chance to look over your battle plan from Zephran while waiting for you to arrive, so my first question is what is the status of your taskforce?"

Bethan's shoulders seemed to relax slightly, and taking a deep breath replied, "Minor damage to all ships, the Marauder and the Emancipator took the most fire, Morning Star is operational but needs a few repairs, Angelfire is in pretty top form. Fighter losses fell into the projections my battle plan expected we'd take."

"I see." Vender tapped a few ashes from his cigarette into an ashtray on his right, then continued, "How do your objectives stand?"

With a mild satisfaction in his voice Bethan replied, "Zephran and the Fleet Yards have been liberated. I don't know yet whether they'll open the yards to us, but Intel suggests they will. Apparently where Eridan and and Olganis goes, Zephran follows, plus it appears the Imps took over, and were not invited in."

Vender nodded. This was great news. The Zephran Grand Fleet Yards were just what he needed to get the Prometheus back up to full operational status. He had gone over the data that Major Coburn had gained before the operation took place, and from the looks of it the place could give Sluis Van a run for its credits.

Bethan took the chance that the silence provided to speak. "Adam?"

"Yes Bethan?"

"If I may ask, what are you doing here? We both know that the Prometheus is in no condition to be on the offensive."

Vender frowned. "I think I know what this ship can handle Bethan, she's capable of handling small engagements for now."

Suddenly the lights flickered again, then went out entirely, leaving the two men in total darkness. A slight chuckle came from where Bethan was sitting and he replied, "Yes, I can see that." Vender let out a low moan, cursing to himself that the power had to cut now. After waiting a few moments with no apparent return, Vender felt his way over his desk to where a portable hover lamp resided and flipped it on, illuminating the room with a dim yellow light. Bethan cocked an eyebrow at Vender and continued, "You were saying?"

Vender ran his hands back through his hair and fought back a slight yawn, he really needed to find more time to sleep. Then looking at Bethan replied, "I know, I know."

"Adam, why didn't you just bring along an escort or two? From the looks of it the Vespia or the Senate could really help."

"Look, I'm not going to tell you how to run your taskforce, give me the same courtesy."

Bethan's voice went completely nonchalant. "As you wish."

"Anyway Bethan, with the liberation of Zephran hopefully we'll be able to get the Prometheus back up and running properly. Until then, I think it best if we simply take this time to let the whole fleet catch their breath, get a little R&R, and prepare for the next phase."

"Do you want me to return to Eridani then?"

"No, not yet anyway. Head back to Aecreas and get your repairs done. I'm going to take my forces to Zephran and repair from there, and see if I can't negotiate some deal with the locals."

Vender noticed the reluctance in Bethan's eyes. The man obviously felt that Eridani was more important to protect just now, and perhaps he was right, but with the fall of Zephran it was more likely that the Imps might try to strike somewhere farther back to cut the supply lines, catch them off guard and force them to fall back. Until Intel could penetrate farther and figure out what the remaining Imps were up to anyway they wouldn't have much else to do except fortify.

"Just remember Adam that the government there is partially run by Bothans."

"Thanks. Look Bethan, once you get your repairs done, I want Storm to cover our supply lines, keep any raids by Imps or pirates down. Right now that's our lifeline until we can get more support from our local allies."

Bethan nodded. "Understood General, if I may be excused then, I have some things to take care of before I leave the system."

Vender nodded. He knew that Bethan had deliberately ended this meeting. The fact that he used his rank again told him of the mood change, even if his body language and voice hid it quite well. Besides, no combat general liked escort duty. Oh well, it didn't matter really, the important things in the meeting had been discussed already. Now he had to wait for Deltan to arrive so he could discuss the IBG's role and see if they couldn't help to a degree with the Prometheus's repairs at Zephran.

As Bethan reached the door, he turned back and said, "By the way General, about Morba." Vender looked up, worry on his face. Bethan grinned slightly, then said, "I told you so." With that he walked out of the office and down the corridor towards the hangar bay.


"As a representative of the New Republic government, I DEMAND to speak to whoever is in charge here!" The tall, thin man stood smug and determined in front of the pair of commandos guarding the exit from the landing pad to the Aecreas Command Complex, making bold threats and accusations. "I mean it, let me pass or I'll have your resignations, there will be a full inquiery into your incompetence and-"

The door slid open and Colonel Taverson stepped out followed by another pair of security commandos. "I am Colonel Taverson, the commander of this facility. Who are you and what can I do for you?"

The man pressed passed the two guards now as if they were no longer worth his attention and strode confidently up to Taverson. "I am Representative Mordaak of the planet Cepharus. I am the top assistant to Senator Waldan, the Deputy Chairman of the Senate Military Oversight Committee. Where is General Fene?"

"Away on a mission Representative, I'm afraid he is not expected back for at least a few days, possibly longer."

"Well then I suggest you contact him and have him return IMMEDIATELY! I have been instructed to inform him that Senator Waldan will be arriving for a full inspection of the military forces in this area of space, as well as to make diplomatic contact where deemed necessary. It is expected that General Fene be here when the Senator arrives."

Taverson frowned and folded his arms across his chest. He then replied, "Look Mr. Mordaak, as I said the General is away on a mission, and that means he is engaging Imperial forces, quite possibly as we speak. I have the neither the intention, nor the authority to recall the General back until he returns from that mission. Now if you would like, I would be more than happy to arrange for accommidations to be made for you, and for the Senator, but otherwise, I have a base to run, so I will bid you farewell."

With that Taverson turned around and walked back into the base, ordering the doors shut behind him. As he did so Mordaak continued shouting, "DON'T YOU DARE WALK AWAY!!! I will have you courtmartialed for this, I swear, a full investigation will be brought before..."

Taverson sighed. He could just imagine how the Senator must act if this was his aide. He did not envy the first General to return at all.


It was far better than Vender could have hoped. He had talked with both the Zephran government and with the commandant of the shipyards, and a wonderful development occurred. Not only could they repair the Prometheus, but they could upgrade her to Mark II status. Already Vender had ordered in supplies, and Deltan had agreed to provide escort for the freighters with the supplies.

Of course that was in the future. Deltan and his forces had only just left recently for New Trask, but until the parts arrived the techs could begin to repair and prep for the upgrade easily enough. Too bad it meant that the Prometheus would have to remain docked and defenseless until then. Until then, the commandant had given him an office aboard the Main Fleet Yard, or The Yard as it was called by the locals. While not quite as spacious as the one he had aboard the Prometheus, it would suffice, especially since at the moment there was almost no power aboard his ship, and she was basically a floating hulk or now. Still, the platforms were armed, and with the Imps being pushed back as they were, there would be nothing to-.

Alarms sounded across the shipyard corridors, and Vender spun to check the computer terminal. "Oh shaavit! Gunboats!" This was not good.

-- General Information

I) R2F OpLan

Anyone interested in joining R2F's own Operation Lanvarok contact Captain Sean Wingrider ( R2F OpLan flies current Academy (TUG) missions. With each mission flown, you can earn R2F merit points.

II) Mission Building Academy

The MBA is a section of the Academy devoted to helping people learn the art of making missions for the games we play in the Rebel Squadrons. Anyone interested in learning how to build TIE Fighter missions, or any other game, contact Captain Licah Fox ( or visit the MBA site at:

III) R2F Intel

People with free time that are interested with the Retribution Fleet, and wish to help, may join R2F Intel. Contact Colonel Nichos Katran ( for more information.

IV) Retribution Fleet Website

Visit the Retribution Fleet's website to see Squadron Logo's, the most current killboard and mission, merit standings, you name it!

V) Retribution Fleet ITOD Site

This site contains various material that corresponds with the current Retribution Fleet Tour of Duty. Things included in it are Run-on Archives, past Mission Narrative Briefings, a map of the current Sector we're in for the ITOD, and much more!

VI) Retribution Fleet Shipyard

This site contains the many ships the Retribution Fleet has officially, and unofficially. This site explains the general vicinity they are in, ship statistics, and crew members. This is great for people that love writing narratives in full detail!

Lieutenant General Corran Horn Jr.
Sentinel Wing CO
Hydra 11


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