In brief, a very large battle in our
atmosphere took place over Russia this week
following the death of a base pilot last week. A
flight of three ships from the base were jumped over
Kazakhstan by a group of seven from the Zeta
Reticuli system. The base craft beat off the
attackers and resumed patrol. Over Siberia they were
again attacked by a much larger force of 35 hostile
craft. After calling for reinforcements, one of the
base craft lost firing ability and withdrew from the
battle. Shortly afterwards two flights from the base
arrived and engaged the enemy. After downing a few
of hostiles and taking damage to other base craft,
the flight leader called for more squadrons from the
base and they were dispatched.
In the ensuing fight, a 2 to 1 ratio
was reached as the base's total of hostiles shot
down reached 15 to one base craft destroyed. Happily
the downed pilot was rescued later from the planet.
The remaining force of hostiles withdrew from the
engagement. 5 base ships were damaged by hostiles
with only minor injuries suffered by the pilots of
those craft. One pilot injured his hand while
raising it in celebration through the blown out
window of his craft.
-On a side note, Katrina, Taal's
bondmate and mother of their child, shot down 2 of
the hostile craft and became the newest base ace. We
at the Hades Base News send our congratulations to
-2 new squadrons of craft will be
arriving at the base this week to beef up the base's
patrol ability and replace those craft lost in
-A note from Omal is that we mention
that the base's craft and pilots operate independent
of the base and there is a long standing rivalry
between the pilots and the Zeta Reticulans.
-In other news, one of the base defense
force's second lieutenants who had recently
transferred back to Sirius gave birth to a girl, her
first child. Mother and daughter are doing well.