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December 9, MMVII

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< Salute, pilots from Wing X, Wing Commander Angel, Commodore Darklord and last but not least Flight Officer Daniel Bonini >

 

Welcome to this, my twenty-first Weekly Report for my beloved Squadron, the mighty Cyclone, "The Demolition Crew". I don't know about you, my esteemed minions, but for me last one was definitely a slooooow week. First we saw a bloody shinies rain upon us and that was funny indeed, but as soon as we managed to climb our way out of the metal mountain the Squadron activity almost went to hell... oh, I know there are some of you who are actually doing something... Brian keeps flying and also Vertigo... Kate is making and testing battles (although she seems to have forgotten her weekly activity report to her FL for us to know about and reward her efforts properly *AHEM* ¬_¬)...

But what really matters here is that I'm almost inactive so if I say Cyclone is performing sloooow it IS performing slooooow >:F Oh well... I better go with the report -__-U


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I.) But I thought I'd find some Kansas flying farm here!! (aka. Squadron News)

 

V Medal Shower!! The first days of the week somebody up there went mad and decided to drown Cyclone with Iron stuff. Just look that "Awards" section and fear for your lifes.Thanks heavens Lt. Colonel Tempest, the Sov guy from Kappa who sold his soul to Mephisto and made TTT2, already knew about such possibility and now we can only wear a single ribbon on our dress jackets no matter if we have thousands of copies of the same medal. Thank you Temp, I still hate you >:__P

     Anyways, congrats to each and every Cyclonite who was awarded something here, you truly deserved it. For those who were not lucky enough, keep it on! I'm sure you'll also see YOUR day sooner or later. As your CMDR, I'll always do my best for that to happen if I can. As a matter of fact I already sent some encoded transmission to the Operations Office with OoR reccs for you all with a recorded conversation with my wife Aredhel from my days at Moonlightshadow, that time when I missed the exact temperature of her morning chocolate. Then I just suggested the possibility of inviting her to EH territories one of these days and the overall panic should do the rest. ^_^

V Ok, screw that... too creepy even for our mighty Navy. But what I did for real was to compile and send the Cyclone MSE for November so expect nice and shiny surprises at your inboxes very soon. :-D And also a copy of my recorded conversation! And two medium-boiled eggs! (you gotta love Marx Bros. "A Night at the Opera"... and yes, also the Blind Guardian album...)

V Cleaning da house!! That's my motto for Cyclone this month. I parked my NUTS flying a little and started tossing annoying e-mails here and there trying for our mighty Squadron, now "TCCOM's Own", to work the way it should be as there's ALWAYS room for further improvements and overall activity boost. So I want everybody doing his best here. I want my FLs gathering info from their FMs and helping them as much as necessary not to mention their weekly activity reports in time (Veeertigo!!! >:F). I want all my FMs doing the same report thingie on a weekly basis... remember: the database won't tell us everything and IF we CAN'T find your activity you CAN'T find our recognition. Did you make and upload a new uniform? Tell us about it! Are you working on a new battle/mission? We want to know! Are you doing some non-Squadron stuff out there in behalf of your ship mates, any Command Officer, the Wizard of Oz? Don't hesitate to fill our inboxes with activity bollocks of all kinds, we're here for that... among other things... :-|

     Besides, I already contacted the super-duper inactive people here and I recieved some answer so you can expect some significant changes on our Roster very soon. Didn't your Mom told you that to perform as a standing Xmas tree isn't good for your military career? Didn't she told you that doing so when you have a spot in the "TCCOM's Own" Squadron isn't good for your IDline? There you go I tell you... there you go...

V I submitted a new edition of our old HS-hunting competition for December, lady and gentlemen, so I expect at least some participation there. 4 FREE missions and all a damned month for you to fly 'em. The only excuse I would accept on this would be about you not having a given game platform. If you try me to eat something different you better do it using some crystal ball from Dante's Inferno, because it's there where I'll send you. >:P Look for those highscores, my skillful pilots, and you'll be rewarded as you deserve! IS-BWs also available for participation! This is an offer you CAN'T refuse... Find all details HERE and the current HSs to beat at "On-going Competitions" section below. And here you have the FREEs just in case you're lazy enough to know what a database is, what is it for, why on hell you are there and who was the spammer who give 'em your e-mail address:

TIE-FREE 117 : Fight for Chalquila <--- for the mission creator: It's CHALQUILLA damnit!
XvT-FREE 210 : Cyclone Squadron Chronicles - Shrike's Strike
BoP-FREE 29 : Not your normal patrol
XWA-FREE 79 : Free New Toy

LAST MINUTE NOTE: Suddenly I realized that I already wrote an entry for this in my last WSR... tehehehe... But I like so much to read my own lines that this one remains as it is. ^_^U

V My most sincere congrats go to Lieutenant Katherine C. Flyer on her deserved Imperial Security Medal!! It was awarded in addition to the upcoming monthly medal from the MWE due to all the help she provided me on building our newest sections at the Cyclone website ("History" and "NUTS Pinacotheca") with her outstanding efforts on searching for old Cyclone stuff and compiling excellent docs for me. And also for the nice entry she made for Cyclone at the "Encyclopedia Imperia". And all this without me asking her to do so. Impressive, Lieutenant! Enjoy your first merit medal among us, wear it with pride... and keep your NUTS activity on!! :-D

     Then again, this award was not for usual activity, which is to be considered in the MSE/MWE. It was for providing specific assistance to her CMDR in a particular isolated event, which exceeds the concept of "evaluation" and I keep my rights to award more of these for same accomplishments coming from any of you. Take note. And if I ever see anybody coming to my office blaming on me for awarding 2 monthly medals I hereby swear I'll award him/her the true HRM (Heavy Rocket Medal®). And given my policy of "award it now, activate it later" this one comes to be but very health-unfriendly. :-J

 

( "Spoilers", "Spoilers"... I'm spoiled... and already too old for this. Pffft. There you have an encoded "Spoiler"! jiajiajiajiajiajia!)


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II.) As if we haven't enough already with all the TC database stuff!! (aka. Squadron Status and On-going Competitions)

 

R As I told you I'll be doing some cleaning here this month. Leave such crap to me, people. BUT! Actually there's something where you can help me if you want: RECRUITING!! E-mail the Cadets at Platform Daedalus and offer them all help they might want as well as the possibility to join our Squadron/ship if they want. Don't try to recruit them directly with something like "Come to Cyclone you fool! The rest of them suck and you're not a sucker. Come to Cyclone or else!"; that's not allowed. NOT ALLOWED do ya hear me?!! No begging allowed either. Offers, just offers and being the offer of free help the most important of them. You can also e-mail the Reservists at M/FRG Phoenix if you want, but address ALL them with the respect they deserve, don't dare to annoy them. If I ever recieve any complaints about your recruiting activity all crap from the uppers will be on mine as you act on behalf of Cyclone and I'm its CMDR, but all crap from MINE will be upon you. And if you can convince any of your RL friends to come here and follow the NUTS way even better! All efforts towards recruiting activity will be rewarded, don't even doubt it, as long as you keep me updated about.

Q Only Captain Bjorn Wolfblade, Lieutenant Brian Klem and the classic 2 LTs from my Flight I left to sign theirselves into the new Cyclone mailing list. LT Klem already told me he's trying to contact Kate for her to send him a new invitation though. Captain!!! What are you waiting for?! :-P And about Cochala and Lvpps... well, you know what to do... if you want...

Q Yet another weekly Cyclone website update, as usual. Don't forget to check the site often as one of your primary sources of useful information and bollocks of all kinds. All complaints are to be sent directly to your parents with the subject "Why? Why you bought me a computer with Internet access? Why not all "Care Bears" episodes? Look what you did! LOOK WHAT YOU DID!!!". For those of you who bought your system yourselves: your fault, feel free to blame... on yourselves, of course.

Q And here you are the current status of our Squadron-level competitions for December!! Slooooow, isn't it? And well, you see... slow things always have some resemblance to coffins. Coffins go sloooooow. But hell! When they explode they boost their speed in thousands of lovely little tiny pieces. I wonder if it could be the same with some of you... >:-) Behold!

Cyclone Pilot of December '07 - January '08

LCM Vertigo - 13 missions
LT Brian Klem - 5 missions

Cyclone Student of December '07 - January '08

LCM Vertigo - 2 IWATS Courses

A little HS for a Cyclonite, a major hit against the NR punks! (December '07)

Well, I didn't have time yet to fly the missions (ok, maybe I did have time but the fact is I didn't fly them :-P) so you'll have to wait for next week WSR to see my scores. But remember you can also have additional IS-BWs if you beat the current HS owners, and here you are all the suspects:

TIE-FREE 117 : COL Astarosta - 66228
XvT-FREE 210 : CPT Hermann - 45054
BoP-FREE 29: GN Smitrock - 24240
XWA-FREE 79 : COL Deimos - 5616

Then again, even when I start recieving your submissions I won't show you here the scores from your entries. Why? Well, because I don't want you to go mad trying to beat your mates flying the same stuff again and again and again and wasting time on it when we you could be doing something useful like... like... oh... (*tumbleweed passing by*) Don't waste your time, damnit! Just fly the best you can and I'll release all results at the end of the month. ^_^u

II.a) Squadron Competitions

P Cyclone Pilot of the Month December '07 - January '08
Details HERE
This classic "flying-tons" competition on its newest edition. I won't participate so YOU KNOW what to do!!

O Cyclone Student of the Month December '07 - January '08
Details HERE
Because here we also learn... slackering at least

N A little HS for a Cyclonite, a major hit against the NR punks! (December '07)
Details HERE
Then again, do you see all those proud highscore owners? I want them all defeated within the month! Do you see that cretin you have as CMDR feeling so good with all those wreckages at his chest? Finish him!!! Plenty of Bronze Wings upon you!

II.b) Wing / Ship Competitions

L Monthly Art and literature award #2
Details HERE
Colonel Angel decided to reinstall this one due to all those excellent fictions and graphics from RtF 2007!! And I decided to copy-paste my old NUTS-explanation on the subject, isn't it lovely? Here you are: Wing Commander Angel wants us to write, draw... maybe even to learn Origami! Write something for him before he decides to blackmail us to learn about the Ceremony of Tea!!

L Wing X Pilot of the Week #2 (This one was from past months but a new edition will be submitted shortly I think. Stay tunned.)
Details HERE
And here we have again the classic Wing X PotW/PotM!! But behold! This time it's a strictly flying one and the Iron Stars come with wings and not ribbons. FLY!! Fly as hell and don't even think why are you doing so and you may get IS-SWs/IS-BWs, a broken joystick and a brand new mental disorder. 3 for the prize of 1!! :D

II.c) Emperor's Hammer / TIE Corps / TC Battlegroups Competitions

Oh! Oh my good Lord!! But if I'm going to repeat some TC site info here. Please, have mercy!! :-P

L Ace of the TIE Corps - December 2007
Details HERE
Simple, pretty simple: fly as hell, make your CMDR's life miserable BSFing your stuff and earn medals for it. IS-GW, IS-SW and IS-BW for the 3 best ranking players at the Single Player Kill Board. What else do you need to fill your IDline with useless titles as myself?

L MP Ace of the TIE Corps - December 2007
Details HERE
MP division of the monthly Ace competition above. KILL everybody and feel proud for it!!
IS-GW, IS-SW and IS-BW for the 3 best ranking players at the Multiplayer Kill Board. You gotta love it!!

L Build that mission!
Details HERE
Admiral Dempsey is still looking for a capable guy to hit the 100% in TM/3. Go and teach her what you're capable of!

L TAC's Best (december 2007)
Details HERE
Great!! Lovely!! Not only the highscore-hunters around will see their FCHG increased while destroying your hopes slowly but they'll also earn IS-GWs and IS-SWs for it! Your only hope? To be ONE OF THOSE damned highscore-hunters!

H Sunday's Vaping Rhapsody (Multiplayer!!)
My own hosted MP competition! Played on #ehcoo every Sunday from 12:30 EST to 15:30 EST. Either XvT, XWA, FW or IA matches and DFCs available for those skillful enough to get one!

G TIE Corps Capital Brawl (Multiplayer!!)
Hosted by the COO, Vice Admiral Stryker, every Wednesday on #ehcoo from 14:00 EST to 19:00 EST. Exclusive FW Multiplayer competition involving capital ships matches. DFCs up for grabs and bribes.

F TIE Corps Training (Multiplayer!!)
Exactly the same as my own competition but hosted also by Vice Admiral Stryker it happens every Saturday on #ehcoo from 13:00 EST to 16:00 EST.


III.) No activity?!! You're in the Eye of the Cyclone, by Palpatine's sake! You should be at least dying!

III.a) Transfers / Promotions/ Awards / Bribes

 

1-1 MAJ Zósite Kónstyte Styles   

  • Awarded IS-PW!! ( MWHAHAHAHAHA! At last!! ^_^ )
  • Awarded 5!! IS-GWs
  • Awarded 13!! IS-SWs
  • Awarded 5 IS-BWs
  • Awarded The Bronze Star of The Empire
  • Awarded 2 LoCs

 

2-1 LCM Vertigo    

  • Awarded IS-GW
  • Awarded IS-SW
  • Awarded 4 IS-BWs
  • Awarded The Bronze Star of The Empire

 

2-2 LCM Verde    

  • Awarded 2 IS-BWs

 

3-2 LT Katherine Cantor Flyer    

  • Awarded IS-BW
  • Awarded IS-BR
  • Awarded The Imperial Security Medal

 

III.b) General Activity and other dreams alike

( Notation: Low/Crappy Activity Moderate Activity High/Very High Activity Insane Activity/BSF hate!! )

 

1-1 MAJ Zósite Kónstyte Styles   

  • Awarded pending IS-SW for 2nd place in September "SP Ace of the Month". At last!
  • Awarded pending IS-GW for 1st place in September "MP Ace of the Month". At last!
  • Awarded pending IS-BW for 3rd place in October "SP Ace of the Month". At last!
  • Awarded pending IS-BW for 3rd place in October "MP Ace of the Month". At last!
  • Awarded IS-SW for 2nd place in November "SP Ace of the Month".
  • Awarded IS-GW for 1st place in November "MP Ace of the Month".
  • Awarded BS from October '07 MWE.
  • Awarded IS-BW for completing at least 3 of 4 battles for RtF SP Bonus comp.
  • Awarded IS-GW for 1st place in RtF SP Bonus comp.
  • Awarded 4 IS-SWs for achieving 4 battle highscores (TIE-TC 233,XvT-TC 121,BoP-TC 20 & XWA-TC 53) in RtF SP Bonus comp.
  • Awarded 4 IS-SWs for best scores in ALL! battles (TIE-TC 233,XvT-TC 121,BoP-TC 20 & XWA-TC 53) on RtF SP Bonus comp.
  • Awarded IS-PW!!! for 1st player overall in "Raise the Flag 2007". :__D
  • Awarded 2 IS-GWs for 1st place in SP and MP divisions of RtF 2007.
  • Submitted TCS beta report.
  • Compiled November MSE.
  • Updated INPR.
  • Contacted inactive Cyclone pilots and reanudated Recruiting stuff.
  • Uploaded a new uniform into the database.
  • Awarded IS-SW as Wing X Pilot of the Month for November.
  • Awarded 2 IS-SWs as Challenge Top Gun TIE/XWA of November.
  • Awarded 2 IS-BWs as Wing X Pilot of the Week for November's weeks 2 & 3.
  • Awarded 2 LoCs on "24/7 LoCs" event.
  • Updated [MP/2] IWATS Course.
  • Compiled WSR.
  • Updated Cyclone website.

1-2 LT Cochala        x OMINOUS BIG-BADASS NUMBER

  • Ok, Cochala... either you answer my e-mail before Monday or you'll be kindly tossed to AWOL oblivion I tell you...

1-3 LT Lvpps       

  • Friendly answers my "WTF?!!" e-mail telling me he's very busy at the moment but he'll be ready to increase his activity 1000% in 3 weeks.
  • And I decided to give him the chance to accomplish with his promise...

1-4 CPT Bjorn Wolfblade       

  • No contact with him last week... strange as we're annoying him badly by e-mail to join our new mailing list. Maybe on LoA? We'll see... But Captain! If you're actually on LoA I'd appreciate if you could tell me about next time. :_P

2-1 LCM Vertigo      

  • Awarded pending IS-GW for 1st place in September "SP Ace of the Month". At last!
  • Awarded BS from October '07 MWE.
  • Awarded IS-BW for completing at least 3 of 4 battles for RtF SP Bonus comp.
  • Awarded IS-SW for achieving a battle highscore (XWA-TC 53) in RtF SP Bonus comp.
  • Awarded 2 IS-BWs as Wing X Pilot of the Week for October's weeks 1 & 4.
  • Passed [XAM] IWATS Course - 100%!
  • Sent Flight Leader report and reports also some issue with my e-mail address which prevented him to send me his pilot files. I provided him a new address just in case.
  • Completed XvT-TC 46 (12 missions).
  • Completed XWA-FREE 6.
  • Awarded IS-BW for Cyclone Pilot of the Week.
  • Outstanding communications by e-mail as usual and also a little IRC activity on #wing_x. Sadly I'm usually not there when he joins due to my schedule. :-\

2-2 LCM Verde       

  • E-mails his CMDR and FL reporting some computer trouble on his end and a prolly lack of activity and communication in days ahead.
  • Confirms he's signed on new Cyclone mailing list.
  • Awarded 2 IS-BWs for 2nd place in Challenge Top Gun TIE/XWA of November.
  • Excellent e-mail communications as usual. Besides, he reported us that his tech trouble is almost fixed now. ^_^

2-3 LT Brian Klem       

  • Completed TIE-TC 10 (5 missions).
  • Just some e-mail activity but hey! That's something, isn't it? =)

2-4 LT Akur       

  • Confirms he's signed on new Cyclone mailing list.
  • Still there at hand by e-mail and waiting to solve his "I need a damned computer!!!" issue I guess. :-P

3-1 COL Maverick       

  • Confirms he's signed on new Cyclone mailing list.
  • Sent Flight Leader report.
  • Nice e-mail communications and reports in time, as usual. But Colonel! I miss you in #wing_x ;-)

3-2 LT Katherine Cantor Flyer       

  • Awarded IS-BW for completing at least 3 of 4 battles for RtF SP Bonus comp.
  • Awarded IS-BR for 3rd place in IWATS division of RtF 2007.
  • Sent new invitations for the Cyclone mailing list.
  • Awarded ISM for her service gathering old Cyclone information for Cyclone website which was invaluable for me to open 2 new sections there.
  • Somewhat silent last week but I perfectly know she's active making some battles and testing others as TCS. Now if she only would tell his FL and myself about it... (*sigh*) -__-u

IV.) Do it or DO IT. Don't even dare to try! (aka. Squadron Standing Orders)

  1. Fly AT LEAST a mission/battle from the Compendium!!! You're a pilot, not a wardrobe, and this is important!
  2. Take an IWATS. And if you actually learn something maybe you're doing miracles too! ;-D
  3. Fly some MP. Plenty of comps. to do it. If only you could feel The Power of the Pwnage Side©®!!
  4. Drink; as a truly Challengite this is a must to perform. If only you could feel The Power of the Daze Side of the Booze©®!!
  5. Participate in some competition if possible. Cyclone is here to obliterate any opposition hence our nickname!
  6. For Flight Leaders: I want your weekly reports on Fridays if possible. It's not mandatory but... it's better to not take risks...

 

Note on order 4: if you can't actually realize this IS NOT a RL way to go you should request transfer to the Sov or something... ¬_¬


V.) Someone flew over the Ewok's Nest (aka. Commander's Corner)

 

Cyclone Squadron is nowadays (and as long as we perform like last month it will be forever. Nuff said... >:)) the "TCCOM's Own" Squadron. For all those who were born with a permanent Ewok party up their brain, this means that they are supposed to be the personal escorts of the TIE Corps Commander (The Flight Officer, the Admiral guy who tells you where you're assigned and how many red and blue pills you are supposed to have at your rank panel among other things... for those who were born with NO brain :-P). That's it, apart from their usual duties in behalf of the ship were they're stationed, the ISD Challenge in this case (and in this case we're talking about the TIE Corps Flagship where the Flight Office is, so everything remains at home ^_^), they have an additional task which takes preference: to mantain the TCCOM's high ranking six free from all sorts of dangerous thingies like rebels, pirates, traitors, old heart-broken lovers, parents-in-law, missed Sovereign axial super-laser shots... you get the picture.

So far I give you the records of one of their escort missions. Admiral Daniel Bonini, current TCCOM and eternal nightmare for all those who try to sleep during Chal's night-cycles due to his splendid guitar performances, has been called by the Fleet Commander himself and is expected on Aurora Prime for some important and top-secret meeting of the Emperor's Hammer Command Staff (ok, it's not top-secret anymore. My fault. -__-U) and is about to depart to there. Major Zósite, The Wicked CMDR of Cyclone™, was signaled 20 mins. ago by Rear Admiral Darklord himself to be ready at the Hangar with his whole Squadron. After 15 mins. of gathering his pilots picking them as necessary from the Wing X Cantina, the Wing X Cantina... and... the Wing X Cantina (at least he didn't have to search for long) all them are now ready at the Hangar. Their starfighters are also there, especially reviewed by the tech crew for the occasion (Thanks Palpatine they're "TCCOM's Own" now; Colonel Angel recently forwarded orders for some explosive devices to be attached to those fighters if they ever come under repairement again). Now let's see what happens under such ominous circumstances.

<AD Dan> Ok, pilots. Everybody ready?

<MAJ Zós> Indeed, Sir. Ready for escort duty yet again. What else? ^_^

<AD Dan> Great! Let's see how it goes. Remember that Praetorian Elite Squadron were my former escorts and that means something. And... well... although I was very statisfied with their work I'm now done of having to share them with the Intelligence Supreme Director not to mention their annoying mania of calling their escort flights as "babysitting" and addressing me as "Their Danny". Besides, I don't like to be escorted by overhauled TIE Advanceds which cannot be clearly seen due to their blackness. Who knows if they were there all the time or rather decided to get some drinks while I was thinking I was still protected. You can't actually trust those sensors! :P

<COL Mav> Don't worry, Dan, dude!! We'll take care of your a...

<AD Dan> ~>:F...

<COL Mav> Errr... ummm... my apologies, Admiral, Sir. My former spot of Challenge COM and you... Tempest Squadron. Not to happen again, Sir. -__-U

<AD Dan> Nice starting... hmmpfff. Ok, let's go now. Everybody to their fighters. We launch in 2 mins. Oh, and just an advise: please do me a favour and don't shoot anything with red IFF out there.

<LCM Verde> But what if they're traitors, Sir? What if they're Zaarin's minions?

<AD Dan> Zaarin died years ago you fool. All his forces either captured or deleted from the map.

<LT Brian> Well, Sir, I recently flown our TIE-TC first battle and there they say that...

<AD Dan> 2 MINS.!!! ~>:F²

<MAJ Zós> You hear the TCCOM people!

3 minutes later the "Astra Fighter", AD Bonini's personal TIE Defender leaves the Challenge Hangar escorted by "The Demolition Crew". They reach the hyper-buoy at 3 kms. and make the hyperjump to an intermediate sector. But as soon as they arrive there they're friendly welcomed by an unexpected asteroid field and the new hyper-buoy is 10 kms. away.

<AD Dan> Damn!! This asteroid field doesn't appear in our maps!

<MAJ Zós> Ok, who the hell vaped Alderaan yet again?

<AD Dan> Cut the NUTS chatter and follow me through the flying bastards. Let's be careful, ok?

<MAJ Zós> Roger, Sir!! Kate! Leave "XvTED" alone and grab your flight controls again! I can see you from here...

Admiral Bonini starts flying through the asteroids looping and strafing elegantly. He thinks the rest of Cyclone is following him but 1 minute later he finds himself all alone in the middle of the rock chaos.

<AD Dan> WTF?!! Cyclone!! Where are you?

Suddenly a TIE Advanced, Cyclone 2-1 with LCM Vertigo, appears from behind a nearby asteroid.

<LCM Vertigo> Major! I found a Rebel!! I repeat: I found a Rebel!! Locking missiles!!

<AD Dan> =(:____L

<MAJ Zós> Idiot! Does a TIE Defender with red IFF code and "AD Dan" as its cargo look to you like a Rebel?! >:( Anybody else locking advanced concussion surprises on our esteemed FO?

<CPT Bjorn> No, Sir... I already launched them. ^_^U

The "Astra Fighter" starts looping badly and uses a couple of chaffs to destroy incoming adv. missiles featuring the worst intentions. As soon as it's free again from a certain trouble he joins the rest of Cyclone again and flies near MIS Cyclone 1-4.

<AD Dan> Ok, SL Wolfblade, I'll see you at my Office as soon as we return. Please, CAPTAIN Zósite, let's continue... >:-|

<CPT Zós> Yessir... :_P

2 minutes later the "escort convoy" seems to be following the TCCOM's TIE Defender again. But then... le horreur!!! Something flies on a direct collision course against Admiral Bonini's fighter.

<AD Dan> What kind of asteroid is that... what the?!! A TIE Advanced!! AAARGH!!! O___o

<CPT Zós> Akuuuuuur!!! Akuuuuuuur!!! By the sakes of your mother, WAKE UP!!! :________G

The "incoming T/A Cyclone 2-4" changes course and joins the formation again...

<LT Akur> Mmmmm? Did the party end yet? :|-O----

<AD Dan> For you the party starts as soon as we arrive, Cadet, as well as for the interrogation droids... ~>:-V Grrtfffjksssxxx Ok, I better increase speed now in order to reach the buoy before it gets worse...

And that's exactly what he does. Admiral Bonini desperately diverts all energy to engines trying to reach the hyperjump point as soon as possible not giving a damn about dangerous flying rocks all around him. Sometimes an asteroid with fixed flight path upon you at 0.1 clicks is not the worst thing possible. And 1 minute later, only at 3.5 kms. from the buoy he raises his eyes to his rear sensors with a prayer on his lips. Now only MIS Cyclone 1-1 is there behind him.

<AD Dan> Almost there, Zós. Keep it on and gather your minions... or not... I don't mind really.

<...>

<AD Dan> Zós? What happens there? Why aren't you responding?

<...>

<AD Dan> Zós? What the hell are you doing? You're targeting me?! I can see it in my OTIA!! Why are you locking warheads upon me you smurfhead you?! ... Oh, CRAP! I better use my chaffs again. This guys are even crazier than I thought! :__|

<CPT Zós> These are no missiles, Sir. Your chaffs are not necessary nor useful.

<AD Dan> Ah, you there! You scared me and...

<CPT Zós> These're heavy rockets and you're now beamed, Sir...

<AD Dan> ==(:|-<>)~

<CPT Zós> And now why we don't talk a little about those 2 LoCs you owe me since you were COO some time ago and... ^_^

<AD Dan> AAAAAAAAAAAARGH!!!! I WANT TO LIVE!!!! X___0

But they were more near from that buoy than they thought and the "Astra Fighter" enters hyperspace before any further bad stuff. Anyways, Admiral Bonini didn't arrive to Aurora in time for the meeting. Actually Admiral Bonini didn't arrive at all... (or at least not until my next NUTS history ;-P).

On the other hand, if we jump some hundreds of parsecs to Coruscant, core-world of the New Republic and home of its Senate, we'll see something but very curious. Here you are some recorded conversation at orbital Golan-III platform "Peace and Vulgarity":

<LT PigHead> General Trout-worship, Sir! We have signal of an incoming starfighter. It's a TIE Defender and just requested landing somewhere on the Senate sector. But Sir, its IFF code is red. An Imperial craft!

<GN Trout-worship> What the? Open me a comm channel with that guy, now!

<AD Dan> ...sting assistance!! Repeat! I'm Admiral Daniel Bonini, Flight Officer of The Emperor's Hammer Strike Fleet, requesting immediate assistance from the New Republic Navy!

<GN Trout-worship> The Flight Officer of... an high ranking member of their Command Staff! Incredible!! Hehehe... so you want to defect. Excellent! We can offer you some interes...

<AD Dan> What defect and what the crap you crazy idiot?!! No way in hell!! I'm absolutely loyal to The Empire! I only want you to help me now! Feel free to capture me, put me into some dark and nasty jail, interrogate me if you want (I won't tell you a damned thing anyway), make me suffer, I don't mind! But please... PLEASE... DON'T LET MY ESCORTS TO CATCH ME ALIVE!!! (:______D


VI. Who's who on demolishing bussiness (aka. FCHG and Combat Ratings)

 

Gladiator [GLDR] (4500 points) & Top Ace 1st (400 points)

[5098] & [495] MAJ Zósite Kónstyte Styles

No rank (0 points) & Trainee (1 point)

[4] & [3] LT Cochala

No rank (0 points) & Trainee (1 point)

[2] & [2] LT Lvpps

Grenadier (10 points) & Marksman 4th (10 points)

[24] & [11] CPT Bjorn Wolfblade

Tesserarius [TSRS] (1000 points) & No rank (0 points)

[1134] & [0] LCM Vertigo

Gallant [GALL] (200 points) & No rank (0 points)

[216] & [0] LCM Verde

Hussar [HUSS] (50 points) & No rank (0 points)

[54] & [0] LT Brian Klem

No rank (0 points) & No rank (0 points)

[0] & [0] LT Akur

Legionnaire [LGNR] (400 points) & Certified (5 points)

[425] & [6] COL Maverick

Dragoon [DRAG] (100 points) & Trainee (1 point)

[135] & [2] LT Katherine Cantor Flyer


VII.) It's like playing Twister but... (aka. Squadron Roster & Citations)

W-What?! You want me to paste here the Squadron Roster? Why?! You have it in the TC site... But! But!...
Ok... Ok... you want it you get it!

CYCLONE SQUADRON OF WING X : Heavy Assault
COMMANDER: MAJ Zosite Konstyte Styles
NICKNAME: The Demolition Crew
BANNER: cyclone.jpg
MOTTO: "Destruction Imminent"
HOMEPAGE: http://cyclone.isdchallenge.net/
MESSAGE BOARD: http://mb.emperorshammer.net/viewforum.php?f=101

FLIGHT I - MISSILE BOAT
Nickname: Eye of the Storm
Motto: "Fear us not. Fear the destruction that comes with us"
1) MAJ Zosite Konstyte Styles
2) LT Cochala
3) LT Lvpps
4) CPT Bjorn Wolfblade

What? NO?!! (*sigh*) Ok... Ok... I got it...

CYCLONE SQUADRON OF WING X : Heavy Assault
COMMANDER: MAJ Zosite Konstyte Styles
NICKNAME: The Demolition Crew
BANNER: cyclone.jpg
MOTTO: "Destruction Imminent"
HOMEPAGE: http://cyclone.isdchallenge.net/
MESSAGE BOARD: http://mb.emperorshammer.net/viewforum.php?f=101

FLIGHT I - MISSILE BOAT
Nickname: Eye of the Storm
Motto: "Fear us not. Fear the destruction that comes with us"
1) MAJ Zosite Konstyte Styles
2) LT Cochala
3) LT Lvpps
4) CPT Bjorn Wolfblade

FLIGHT II - TIE ADVANCED
Nickname: Wind of Change
Motto: "Changing enemies into space dust"
1) LCM Vertigo
2) LCM Verde
3) LT Brian Klem
4) LT Akur

FLIGHT III - TIE DEFENDER
Nickname: Gale Providers
Motto: "May you have the hell wind at your face and my lasers at your six"
1) COL Maverick
2) LT Katherine Cantor Flyer
3) TBA
4) TBA

Squadron Citations (4):

   TIE-TC Battle 1 - Capture of Zaarin
   TIE-TC Battle 2 - Strike at Calamari
   TIE-TC Battle 3 - New Dimensions
   XWA-TC Battle 2 - First Contact


Respectfully NUTS in service:

--- Zósite Kónstyte Styles, Lord of Moonlightshadow ---

CMDR-COOA-TCS-PROF/MAJ Zosite Konstyte Styles/Cyclone/Wing X/ISD Challenge
SSx3/BSx9/PCx2/ISM/MoI-BC/IS-68BW-27BR-35SW-10SR-26GW-5GR-1PW/LoC-RSx2-CSx6/DFC-SW-Rx3/MoC-11BoC-2SoC-1GoC-1PoC-1DoC/CoB/OV [GLDR]
{IWATS-AIM-AMP-ASP-BFM-BX-CSS-DW-HIST-IBX-ICQ-IIC/1/2/3-JS-LIN-M/1/2-MCBS-MP/2-MS-PHP-SM/3-TLN-TM/1/2-TT-VBS-WM-WPN-XAM-XMD-XML-XTM/1-XTT-XWAC-XWAI}

Top Gun of RtF 2007 / Ace of Dec06-Jan07-Feb07-Mar07-Apr07-Jun07 / Multiplayer Ace of Feb07-Mar07-Apr07-Jun07-Jul07-Sep07-Nov07 / TAC's best of Sep07-Oct07-Nov07 / Wing X Pilot of Dec06-Jan07-Feb07-Apr07-Oct07-Nov07 / Challenge Top Gun of Jul07 TIE/XWA-Aug07 TIE/XWA-Sep07 TIE/XWA-Oct07 TIE/XWA-Nov07 TIE/XWA / Cyclone Pilot of Mar07-Apr07-Jun07

"There's good. And there's evil. And it's the Orde what make us capable of differentiate between them. So, don't bother me judging my actions; if they're good or evil. I'm above both. I serve that ORDER."