A hot sun sat high in the sky above the as of yet unnamed planet, beating down on the desert area below. On the surface of the planet, surrounded by sand as far as the eye could see, were a few broken pillars and pieces of stone that marked the entrance to an ancient temple of sorts that dove deep, deep underground. Tasha’Vel wiped some sweat off her brow as she walked along the surface, checking out some of the Sith symbols etched on one of the pillars. Throwing her lekku back, she examined the symbols a bit closer. Meanwhile, nearby a Kel Dor was leaned up partly against the door of their transport. He flipped his trusty blaster a few times in his hand before adjusting the brim of his hat. Both of them had been assigned to help the other teams with extraction from the planet. After reading the symbols for a few moments, Tasha’Vel turned around to her counterpart and smiled a bit.
“That’s a nice blaster you have. How good is your aim?” she asked as she picked up a nearby small boulder and tossed it up into the air.
The boulder exploded into a puff of grey dust and rubble as the Raider instinctively fired his blaster at the airborne target.
“Good enough,” he answered.
Just then, the ground began to shake violently, as both Rollmaster and Quaestor struggled to stay upright.
“What in the nine - ”
Tasha’Vel was cut short as several droids emerged from underground and began to shoot hot plasma at the pair. She leaped to the side towards a huge marble pillar as TuQ’uan tucked and rolled against a huge boulder opposite of her.
“I don’t know what exactly happened, but I think we somehow tripped the self defense systems of this temple!” Tasha’Vel yelled out as she pulled out her lightsaber and ignited it with a crackling snap-hiss.
“Let’s see if they like fresh hot lightsaber.”
She then threw her violet whirling lightsaber towards one of the droids approaching and sliced it in half.
“That’s one!” the Marauder exclaimed as the blade went into an arc, taking out the one next to it as it flew back to the Twi’lek’s hand.
There were still eight droids out there firing at both of them. The Infiltrator pulled out a small round electromagnetic pulse grenade and threw it into the midst of the droids. A blue electric field blasted through all of the droids as it detonated, rendering them useless. They all fell over in a heap.
“Eight,” replied the Reaver.
The Twi’lek grinned as she made her way from behind the marble pillar and inspected the pile of trashed droids. “Well now, I guess you win that round. I just hope we don’t trip any more defense systems unless you can do that trick a second time. So we still going to keep count then, winner buys the other a drink?”
TuQ’uan nodded. “Sure, sounds good to me.”
The mercenary surveyed the pile of antique droids that now littered the ground, they were rusted and falling apart but surprisingly quite functional for something so old and not maintained. “First pirates, now droids. Honestly, this planet is much more interesting than I thought it would be.” He gave a quiet chuckle before remembering the mission at hand and activating his comlink. “All teams, report in. What’s going on in there?”
A flurry of noise filtered through their comms as the teams in the temple below attempted to report their situations simultaneously. Between the overlapping chatter and the blaster fire filtering through in the background the Kel Dor could make out only one thing repeated over and over. Droids. Lots of droids.
Tasha’Vel and TuQ’uan were shaken from the distraction as another quake rocked the ground beneath the unlikely duo followed. This time however it was followed by a steady rumble as another, larger wave of droids emerged from the temple entrance. “We….ot...thing big. R...turning...ow,” an indecipherable voice called out through the comchannel.
“Repeat that, you’re breaking up,” TuQ’uan growled as the comms went dead. The Marauder’s cheerful demeanor halted slightly at the disruption. Her thoughts turned towards the teams trying to get out. Hilgrif would be making his way out, as well as Scudi on Plagueis’s side not to mention many others. Shaking her head to clear her mind a bit, the Twi’lek readied herself.
“Well, it looks like you might be buying the drinks,” Tasha’Vel smirked, her reignited lightsaber swinging down in a powerful arc as she leapt into the fray.
“Oh, I don’t think so!” he cried out and fired off a volley of plasma, joining the fight side by side with a friend.
Welcome to another HKM Report, I hope you enjoyed the Operation Antiquity Week 3 intro fiction! Tasha and I (TuQ) worked really hard on making week 3 a fun ending to the event and we really hope you have a good time! CNS has been a great clan to work with and really hope we all remain friends once we have finished ransacking the as of yet unnamed planet!
Now let’s get into things so you can get back to your Antiquitying.
Wooo quite a bit of shinies this report! Keep up all the activity and filling our inboxes with your wonderful entries. After Operation Antiquities gets wrapped, I expect more to come pouring in.
A big huge shout out to one of our very own HKM members, Gaius Julius Caesar, on being one of the next Appeals panelist. Just be careful, and please don’t go against the senate again :P For real’s, though Congrats Caesar!!
Howdy peeps. I’m writing to you from the wild west town of Tombstone, Arizona. I’ve come to talk to you par’ner’s about this here competition called Operation: Antiquity. cough OK I’m going to stop talking like an old cowpoke and be serious here. There ain’t no fooling around, this a super fun competition, and we get to play with another clan. Not against, with!! So have some fun conversing and writing with our pals in Clan Naga Sadow. Participation is another big part of this competition, so let's get out there, and have fun.
As always there are some great competitions running in the Brotherhood, both at a club wide level as well as a few designed specifically for you!
The Best Typist in the DJB - FLASH Game - Ends 3/17/19 - The typist game is back. Try your hand at being the fastest typist. Highest score wins.
[FIST] Quarterly Gaming Challenge - Q1 2019 - Ends 3/31/19 - The FIST monthly comp edition. Placements in these comps will be a part of the GMRG score calculation.
Winter Puzzle Series - Ends 4/2/19 - More of Kord’s awesome puzzles.
One Epic Year Of Trivia - Ends 5/31/19 - There are only a few months left Rhylance’s trivia series, go out and test your knowledge!
As always, this is just a sample of the competitions available to you right now, you can find more here
PlagCast Episode XII: A Tale of Two Clans - The one where the Plagcast crew invite CNS Consul Bentre and Rollmaster Tasha’Vel on to discuss the current co-op event Operation Antiquity!
Plagueis Proconsul Report #11: The Wrath Operates - The one where Ronovi teases an Operation Antiquity fiction, answers some questions and gives us the unfortunate news that Taranae, Quaestor of Ajunta Pall is stepping down due to real life obligations. If you are interested in taking a step into leadership you have until March 22nd to get your application in, check out the report for full details!
Combat Master #2 - Arch Madness - The one where Arch discusses timing out in the ACC and announces the Arch Madness ACC invitational.
Fist Report #29 - The one where Drac discusses the GMRG update, the release of Anthem and gives us a warning about the possible removal of Starcraft II as a supported game. The Praetor to the FIST has also announced a Magistrate to the FIST position has opened up, you can find the details Here
New CoJ Staff for the 2019 Term - The one where the Justicar introduces the next group of Appeals panelist.
Social Media Tribune Report: Why do I follow breweries on Instagram? For the Double-Tap. - The one where Maximus gives us an update on social media numbers and announces his intent to start a Podcast (hmmm, that sounds familiar :P).
With our big event coming to a close in a few days we will be going back to hosting a handful of monthly events for your pleasure. If you have any ideas or are interesed in organizing your own competitions just let us know! Tahiri and I would love to see more competitions run by you and are willing to help you out with any questions or help you might need.
Now go out and make that final push for Operation Antiquity, but more importantly HAVE FUN!!!
As always, if anyone would like to reach out for any reason, Tahiri and I can be found on [Telegram - Log in to view join link] (if your not on Telegram yet, I’d highly recommend it. It’s free and our primary form of communication.) and by e-mail with very little delay. We pride ourselves on being open to chat and easy to get a hold of!
Until next time,
TuQ and Tahiri
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