Chapter I: Rise to Power
It had been years since the UEF/Kixeye War. Since that time, Commander Vassago has risen to power as Supreme Commander over the Draconian people, The New Republic continues to fight the Forsaken Loyalist, and sector 350 signed the Sector Treaty with the Draconians. Some people believe that the treaty was a mistake, while others have followed suit in signing similar treaty's with the Draconians. Some believe, that Commander Vassago has other plans, that noone knows of yet.
Sector 367: Coords 220938,333 Leviathan Battle Group (LBG) Fleet Commander:Admiral Medina 1750 hours
Alarms blared as the fleet moved to "Red Alert", and approached the Draconian supply fleet and its escorts. The four battle cruisers and the dreadknott turned to face the intruders.
"Sir,"the young helmsman said,"they are turning."
"They will be in firing range,"Weapons Mate Pearson said looking up from her console,"in 5,4,3,2,1..."
"All ships fire,"Admiral Medina said raising from his command chair."Helm hard to starboard and increase to flank speed."
"Aye sir, All ships fire at will."
The fleets D51-C's and Cutlass F-4's launchers fired, their weapons lighting the deck as they flew skyward into the night air. The fleet began a tight turn, except for the C.I.N. Devin. It came into the lead cruisers range. Before hit, it launched its missiles.
Missiles slamed into the lead cruiser blowing pieces of it high into the air, leaving only the burning hull to sink slowly below the sea. Draconian sailors dove into the water to escape the fire. Shrapnel tore into another cruiser's bridge causing it to lose helm control and turn into the other cruisers burning hull. The remaining two cruisers grouped closer to the Dreadknott.
"Sir, incoming," young Helmsman Logston said calmly,"Rudder still sluggish."
"Brace for impact," the captain said as the missile impacted.
They hit just high of the waterline, and slammed the starboard side of the command tower.
"Damage Control to the bridge," the XO shouted. "Comms contact the Ripley and tell them we need assistance, the captain is dead."
"Tell the Elizabeth and the Scotish to assist the Devin," Admiral Medina said slamming his fist on the console he now stood at."Tell Mercury to follow us."
They had told him back on Claw Island, that the rudder control issue had been fixed. Now its captain was dead, and two of his Leviathans now had to aid it while the other two took on a dreadknott and two cruisers.
"What else could go wrong,"he thought to himself."Must be part of the replace the Leviathans with the Sea Wolves idea."