Private Yo-ho, yo-ho, a pirate's life for me

Only those invited by the thread starter may join this roleplay.

Gorgutz 'Ead 'Unter

Warhammer 40,000
Posts
30
Location
Wherever he likes
Pronouns
He/Him
Species
Ork
Height
12ft
Occupation
Da Boss
Alignment
Chaotic Evil
Relationship Status
u wot
Date: March 12th, Y110
Location: a strip of astroid-filled space in the region of the planet Verdict.
Tag: @Ben Solo and his Star Destroyer (plus crew)

~~~~

There. That wasn't so hard.

As the carnage was swept up, Gorgutz kicked away the ruined body of the pirate captain and squinted at the beeping thing the 'umie had managed to reach before he was killed. It was loud, and very annoying. Scowling, Gorgutz waved over one of his grot oilers.

"You. Er... whatever yer name is. What's dis doin', eh?"
The grot stared at the console, scratched his head, twitched his ears a bit then shrugged.
"No idea, boss. Why don't we ask one'a dem 'umies? It's their ship- er, your ship, I mean, your ship, but they builded it, dat's what I meant!"

Thinking it over, Gorgutz finally decided that the grot was probably right. Motioning to one of the pirates who stood quaking nearby, he growled out the question on his mind.
"Ere, you, what's dis? Why's it makin' such a racket?"

The pirate, a woman with a robotic arm, stammered out her reply.
"W-well, captain, it's a-"
"Actually, ferget it, I don't care. Stop it beepin', whatever it is, then get this old bucket ready fer a bit of raidin'. If I gotta tell you runts what ter do until I can find me some prop'a boyz, then I wanna do it rich!"

His underling didn't need telling twice. She leaped to work, knocked off the "beeper" and within moments the crew - what was left of them - were at their posts. Sitting down on the far too small captain's char, which immediately crumpled under the ork's enormous weight, Gorgutz watched the ship's crackling viewscreen and grinned a toothy grin.

He still didn't know what was going on or how he'd got here, but hey - so far, things were looking up!
 
  • Eyes
Reactions: Ben Solo

Ben Solo

Star Wars
Swole but not Whole
Posts
348
Location
Hoth Topic
Age
ok boomer
Pronouns
he/him/bitch
Species
goffic disney prince
Height
real tol
Occupation
crying to mcr
Relationship Status
virgin power
x8Ud6d5.jpg

There was a sudden pull, as if the energies that held the universe together were concocted in one single point, before the Star Destroyer appeared on sight. Compared to its mass and size, the vessel that had sent the distress call seemed like an insect facing a giant. He could appreciate the metaphor, but most of all, given recent events, he could understand how the passengers of the vessel must be feeling. Kylo paced in the bridge, mask in place and hands behind his back, assuming a commanding pose. Insecurity and instability within the Alliance persisted and he had been recently promoted to squad leader to fill the pressing needs for more efficient action. It was alright by him. He was more hollow than ever, slowly dying trapped in his own skin, in all its metaphorical meanings, but determined to see this whole thing through and where more power would lead him. Maybe it would be a place where his sacrifices would be deemed worthwhile.

‘Open a communication channel.’ the voice from the mask spoke to the crew, impassioned and mechanical. This would be a simple rescue mission if he was a total moron and hadn’t noticed that the ship calling them for help had not renewed its registration details with the official data banks for the past ten years. The options that remained would make this afternoon interesting, because they were dealing with either pirates, smugglers or some new entry into the Pandora cosmos. ‘This is Starfleet. You requested for our immediate assistance. Your ship is not registered under the Alliance protocol. Tell us what happened.’ he spoke the moment the channel was opened, his voice not losing the tone of authority it carried in settings like these. For months he had practised more patience, in order to assume a role that was better suited for who he was. Not that he had grown entirely out of the habit of losing his temper, but he managed to control it better these days. It had earned him more respect around the ships he had missions in. Even if he tried to convince himself that the opinions of others were inconsequential to him.

He wondered if the vessel that had called for them had a holoprojector and if its passengers could see him. Something strange must have occurred if pirates were calling their enemies for help, as the Alliance had no tolerance for anyone avoiding to pay their due to the State within its limits. Kylo found himself interested in at least listening to the story before he decided to blast them or not.
[
[/JUSTIFY][/JUSTIFY]
 
Last edited:
  • Eyes
Reactions: Gorgutz 'Ead 'Unter

Gorgutz 'Ead 'Unter

Warhammer 40,000
Posts
30
Location
Wherever he likes
Pronouns
He/Him
Species
Ork
Height
12ft
Occupation
Da Boss
Alignment
Chaotic Evil
Relationship Status
u wot
The ship lurched under Gorgutz' feet, and the ork swore.
"Who's drivin' dis fing? Can't you keep it goin' normal?"
The human at the controls stammered as Gorgutz glared at them, but eventually managed to get their explanation out. Another ship had apparently popped into the area of space they were travelling through, and it was a big one.

Gorgutz had no idea what an Alliance was, nor why they should be trying to call his new ship, but he had a nasty feeling that the vessel he'd commandeered was not in fact the impressive ship of war he'd been led to believe.

Not compared to that one, anyway. Gritting his teeth, he considered what to do.

"...Right. I got a plan. Turn this rust-bucket around an' fly right at 'em!"
The pirates looked at Gorgutz in horror.
"Well? What are you waitin' for? Get to it, you runts!"
The hissing of Gorgutz' massive pneumatic claw soon convinced them, and within a few moments he felt the strange sensation of the ship turning in space. He knew full well, now, that his ship wasn't up to fighting the bigger one in a fair fight, as several pirates had told him so.

But who said the fight had to be fair?
 
  • Huh
Reactions: Ben Solo

Ben Solo

Star Wars
Swole but not Whole
Posts
348
Location
Hoth Topic
Age
ok boomer
Pronouns
he/him/bitch
Species
goffic disney prince
Height
real tol
Occupation
crying to mcr
Relationship Status
virgin power
x8Ud6d5.jpg

Silence. Never a good sign.

Something stirred inside Kylo, threatening to shatter the calm exterior he had carefully put in place. His hands turned to fists as his gaze fixed on the figure of the other ship outside the viewpoint. A single star fighter couldn’t do much damage to a Star Destroyer, unless the command was careless and the one leading the charge managed to outsmart them. Kylo gritted his teeth at the memory of similar unfortunate occurrences for the Empire and the First Order, but soon his frustration turned to resolve. He would be damned if he allowed whoever was on that junk to trick him.

This is your only warning. Turn back or we will fire.’ he spoke, because that was what the protocol needed him to do, but his mind was preoccupied with trying to predict what these people were aiming to achieve by challenging a Star Destroyer. Trying to distract them so they could move close enough to be able to avoid the cannons? And then take them out? Force no, he had seen this play out before, with an added flavor of foolish jokes and needless hesitation that had cost a Dreadnought. He turned without warning and started dashing towards the corridor leading to the hangar. ‘Fire at will!’ he shouted, pointing a gloved finger at the ship as he turned to one of the officers standing by the exit. ‘And prepare a ship!’ he added in the same tone, already on his way to where he could get one and face those silent menaces on his own, in an effort to keep them away from the weapons.

Some moments later, he jumped on a D.I.E., lifted it off the ground and set out to hunt these new enemies. Kylo could not be sure what sort of trap they had planned for them, but since it felt like one, he was going to trust his instinct and the Force to address the situation. Already he could feel the Star Destroyer’s defence system locking on their target and begun firing their first shots. Soon Kylo would join them too.
[
[/JUSTIF[/JUSTIFY]
 
Last edited:
  • Excited
Reactions: Gorgutz 'Ead 'Unter

Gorgutz 'Ead 'Unter

Warhammer 40,000
Posts
30
Location
Wherever he likes
Pronouns
He/Him
Species
Ork
Height
12ft
Occupation
Da Boss
Alignment
Chaotic Evil
Relationship Status
u wot
The ship began to rock as the other one's guns found it, an the pirate crew's panic became even more pronounced when the new "captain"... threw back his head and laughed.

"Yeah, yeah! Dat's da stuff all right!"
The ork was having the time of his life, the old rush of battle really adding a bit of spice to things. If he was lucky, they might even capture this big ship - and then he would have two to command. Sure, there wasn't likely to be any orks on board, but he'd improvise until he could get himself some prop'a fightas.

"Right, dat's close enough - let 'em 'ave it!"
The pirate's guns began shooting in turn, seeming pitifully light in comparison to the barrage they were receiving... but at this close range, most of the bigger ship's guns were struggling to target the smaller vessel, a problem the pirates didn't have. It was a classic setup, and Gorgutz loved it when a plan came togeth-

"Suh-suh-sir, we've got-"
"Call me Boss, runt!"
"Buh-buh-boss, we've got fighters on our screens!"

Turning, Gorgutz squinted at the screen, where a small dot appeared to have detached from the enemy ship and was approaching them.
"So what? Get our fightas out, an' show 'em a real fight!"
"....we, uh, we don't have any..."

There was a moment of deadly, icy silence.
"You WHAT?"
 
  • Wow
Reactions: Ben Solo

Ben Solo

Star Wars
Swole but not Whole
Posts
348
Location
Hoth Topic
Age
ok boomer
Pronouns
he/him/bitch
Species
goffic disney prince
Height
real tol
Occupation
crying to mcr
Relationship Status
virgin power
x8Ud6d5.jpg

Ηe had been right in his assessment. The small vessel could outmaneuver and evade fire from the larger cannons and then deliver some damage of its own. It was not enough to take down the entire Star Destroyer, but Kylo did not want to wait and see what other tricks they had planned. The D.I.E. spun as he neared them and he began firing, his systems targeting the vessel’s engines. Kylo led the ship behind the enemy one, like a hungry predator pursuing its prey. Ironically, the other ship was probably three times the size of the D.I.E., but size did not always make a difference and despite his shortcomings in many departments, Kylo was a confident man when it came to flying. He was focused behind the cockpit, even methodical, feeling in control, which happened so rarely in other circumstances.

In another life, he would have been born to fly. That stupid dream had been crushed early and gave way to other aspirations, that had shaped the twisted and rotten thing he was. But a part of him never outgrew his skills and was thankful to be given the opportunity to exercise them.

Still, he had to admit that the junk must have had some competent individuals in it to be flying the way it did. And as irritating as seeing something so broken threatening the Star Destroyer, the Empire’s pride and joy before it somehow found itself in another reality, at the hands of the Alliance, and the memories it evoked, he appreciated the challenge. He tailed them and fired again, aiming to land at least one shot against the durasteel, focusing mainly on engines and weapons.
[
 
Last edited:
  • Angry
Reactions: Gorgutz 'Ead 'Unter

Gorgutz 'Ead 'Unter

Warhammer 40,000
Posts
30
Location
Wherever he likes
Pronouns
He/Him
Species
Ork
Height
12ft
Occupation
Da Boss
Alignment
Chaotic Evil
Relationship Status
u wot
The ship shook again and again, and Gorgutz roared his displeasure, causing some of the pirates nearby to cover their ears.

"Blast that little runt outta the sky!"
The gunners attempted to do just that, but the ship's weaponry was designed to tackle targets that were larger than it, not smaller. Clearly this fighter was going to be a problem.

"Zog it, dis is takin' too long. Charge up dem engines while we still 'ave 'em, let's see what dat rustbucket in front of us has fer armour!"
"w-what, cap- I mean boss?"

Did he have to explain everything twice around here? Seizing the human by the scruff of their clothing and shaking them, Gorgutz roared his command in their face.
"I said ram 'em!"

The pirate ship's engines began to build up power moments later, preparing for one sudden thrust forward into the larger ship facing it...
 
  • Sweat
Reactions: Ben Solo

Ben Solo

Star Wars
Swole but not Whole
Posts
348
Location
Hoth Topic
Age
ok boomer
Pronouns
he/him/bitch
Species
goffic disney prince
Height
real tol
Occupation
crying to mcr
Relationship Status
virgin power
x8Ud6d5.jpg

His target was still mostly intact but Kylo was determined. If anything, there was a sense of satisfaction at having to struggle to win as opposed to overcoming others without effort. The ship's weapons were firing at his D.I.E. and he had to pull a few daring maneuvers to avoid their calculated shots. His adversaries are clearly experienced, but that had never deterred him before. It was another opportunity to prove himself. He evaded and prepared the D.I.E. for a dive down and in close proximity with the other ship, hoping to penetrate its defences and attack the bridge. But as he readied himself, he sensed something shifting in his adversaries' mindsets. Where there was frustration and worry, he felt a sudden rush of determination mixed with the panic coming from some the individuals inside the ship. He had a very bad feeling about this. Something was going to happen.


Kylo watched the ship moving to crush on the Star Destroyer in shock, his mind taking a few precious moments to register what they had planned to do. As it did, he reached with the Force to pull the ship back, but it was too fast and too late and while he felt its mass vibrating violently, he failed to stop it on time. The tremendous effort he employed managed to maybe slow it down for a few moments, but it was not enough for the Star Destroyer to jump to hyperspace. It had shields,of course, but an impact like that would seriously damage them, if not completely obliterate them. But the enemy ship would also be, if not entirely destroyed,certainly inoperable. It was a completely mad action, something only Rebels blinded by ideals and in complete desperation he had heard doing.


Kylo prepared himself for any explosions that could knock him back and tried to focus on saving himself and his D.I.E.
[[/JUSTIFY]
 
Last edited:
  • Excited
Reactions: Gorgutz 'Ead 'Unter

Gorgutz 'Ead 'Unter

Warhammer 40,000
Posts
30
Location
Wherever he likes
Pronouns
He/Him
Species
Ork
Height
12ft
Occupation
Da Boss
Alignment
Chaotic Evil
Relationship Status
u wot
Gorgutz began to laugh, deep and rumbling at first but wilder and wilder with every passing moment. He felt the engines kick in somewhere deep in the guts of the ship, steadied himself as the bridge lurched, and finally roared a battle-cry at the top of his lungs.

Unbelievably, the excitement even seemed to rub off on some of the crew. Maybe the 'umies weren't so crap as he'd thought after all.

The pirate ship careened towards the Star Destroyer, which had already realised what was happening. The bigger vessel turned slowly - too slowly. With a flash that briefly eclipsed that of the nearby star, Gorgutz' commandeered vessel slammed into the warship's shields and overloaded them, before slamming into the Star Destroyer's hull itself.

There is no noise in space, as any scientist could tell you. Nevertheless, the sound the collision made screeched across the void like a dying seagull - if said seagull was a mile long and powered by nuclear fusion.

As the bridge lurched around him, Gorgutz laughed again and bellowed to whichever of his subordinates were still conscious.
"Dat was great! Awright, get a boardin' tube ready, I wanna go in and meet these gitz in person!"
"We can't, boss - the engines just went. We're out of control!"

Huh. That didn't sound too good.
 
  • Sweat
Reactions: Ben Solo

Ben Solo

Star Wars
Swole but not Whole
Posts
348
Location
Hoth Topic
Age
ok boomer
Pronouns
he/him/bitch
Species
goffic disney prince
Height
real tol
Occupation
crying to mcr
Relationship Status
virgin power
x8Ud6d5.jpg

There was a flash of light that was too bright for Kylo's eyes and he shielded them against it and then there was a violent pushback, but he had steered the D.I.E. away from the Star Destroyer and managed to keep control. After the crush, he opened his eyes to look at the scene, staring numbly at the damage this mad attempt had caused. The Star Destroyer had not been ripped in two, but it needed maintainance right away. There was extended damage in the hull, causing cracks that exposed its insides in the affected area. Kylo felt waves of frustration and anger rolling inside him over what had transpired and his ability to prevent it. These were reckless madmen he was dealing with, not a well trained fleet. He should have stopped them.

Furious, he used the D.I.E. to locate what remained of the enemy vessel, ready to kill anyone who had thoughts of boarding the Star Destroyer. But the vessel hadn't landed on the hull and was instead spiralling, clearly inoperable and waiting to crush into something that would destroy it utterly. Kylo reached to the darkness, preparing himself for something that required tremendous effort and might not produce the intended results. But he had to have his vengeance. His mind was screaming for it.

Find the ship in the Force and destroy it, he thought to himself, forcing all the pain and suffering that his memories elicited in the surface. His mind felt the weight of the vessel, the uncertainty and worry of his crew members and navigated all the way down to its details, such as the damaged engines. And then he pushed, according to the momentum but against its trajectory, forcing the ship to spin as far away from the Star Destroyer as possible.

It hurt. Kylo was all sweat and pain, but he would not let go. He could feel the walls of the ship vibrating in his frequency, the steel obeying to his will. If he pushed harder he could crush the ship from the inside, he just had to reach deeper in the darkside, he should have done this with the Raddus when he attacked the Resistance ships...

As his mind flooded with thoughts and feelings about the Resistance, his connection cracked. He let out a groan of frustration, trying to keep any thoughts about his mother away, but it was too late now. The ship was away, at least, but Kylo hadn't managed to break it into pieces.


''Uh, sir? Sir, you're going to crush, are you alright?' a voice from the communication filled the narrow space of the cockpit. Kylo's head was swimming and he switched on auto pilot before that happened.
[/justify]
 
Last edited:
  • I'm Fine
Reactions: Gorgutz 'Ead 'Unter

Gorgutz 'Ead 'Unter

Warhammer 40,000
Posts
30
Location
Wherever he likes
Pronouns
He/Him
Species
Ork
Height
12ft
Occupation
Da Boss
Alignment
Chaotic Evil
Relationship Status
u wot
And it had all been going so well, too. Gorgutz slammed his pneumatic klaw into the deck beneath him, buckling it, and spat every swearword he knew. The ship lurched beneath him, and for a moment he was impressed with his own strength.

Then the whole structure of his commandeered vessel groaned, and even the ork warlord could feel the tension. Something was happening - something weird.

The ship was moving, all right, but without the engines pushing it. That much was clear even to Gorgutz. But how...?

Then it hit him, just as the superstructure around him groaned again and the humans began panicking. The warlord's eyes narrowed, and he let out a suspicious growl.
"They's got a weirdboy over there. Well, zog me."

Just at that moment, the groaning ceased and the relief was virtually visible - if only for a moment. One of the helmsmen looked up at his "boss" and squeaked out a warning.
"We're heading for the Verdict - we can't escape the planet's pull!"
"Oh yeah?"
"Yeah! Wh... what do we do?"

As the ship began to shake around them again, this time as it entered the rough embrace of planetary atmosphere, Gorgutz planted his klaw deep in the metal of the deckplate and grinned. Despite the setback, the adrenaline of the situation was flowing into his system now. If nothing else, this was a hell of a way to make an entrance.
"Well, if I was you, I'd get ready for a crash-landin'! Har haaaarrrr!"

The pirate vessel let out a metallic scream and began to glow white-hot as it plunged away from the Star Destroyer and down towards the planet it had fallen into. The attack was over.
 
  • Huh
Reactions: Ben Solo

Ben Solo

Star Wars
Swole but not Whole
Posts
348
Location
Hoth Topic
Age
ok boomer
Pronouns
he/him/bitch
Species
goffic disney prince
Height
real tol
Occupation
crying to mcr
Relationship Status
virgin power
x8Ud6d5.jpg

He was spent and while he had a burning desire to pursue to put the enemies down for good, he had enough sense to realise how mad that would be. The Star Destroyer had come so close to being boarded or wrecked beyond repair. And he knew he was responsible for that, though his mind was not clear enough for him to consider what he could have done differently. He was still panting from the adrenaline and exertion and had the overwhelming desire to break every device in the cockpit, but also the intellectual ability to know that that would be a very foolish thing to do.

Well at least they were not attacking anymore, whoever these people were. Kylo had to be cautious with them and maybe issue warnings for this entire area, though most pirates did not linger in one place for too long. It was frustrating but he recognized that space hid surprises and dangers he could not hide from. What he could do was learn from mistakes and crush those that threatened him at a later time. And reign on his feelings and mind to the best of his abilities, aiming to stay more focused and determined during situations like this one.

No more hesitation.

The D.I.E. approached the ship's hangar and Kylo stared outside, a sullen expression on his face, then at his navigational system. The nearest planet to where they were was called Verdict by its inhabitants and had the most terrible reputation across the stars. He'd remember this.


THE END
[/justify]
 
  • Angry
Reactions: Gorgutz 'Ead 'Unter

Current Season

September, October, November
Click here for the autumn updates

Status Updates

My internet is being hopelessly slow for reasons I can't figure out, don't worry too much if I disappear off and on.
I will finish this post. I will finish this post, even if I have to burn down all of Paris!
*shrieks in weretiger*
-peeks in- hello world :3
Hi friends :encatnod: I want to apologise for my absentness of late; work is crazy right now and I'm just feeling like poop. :notlikeblob: :thisisfine:
Thank you to everyone I'm plotting for being so patient with me and everyone in general for just being so lovely, you guys are the best :enstars4: :blobheart:
A lot of people here really should work on their moonlight tans..

Featured Wanteds

Staff

Donate to Pandora

Enjoying Pandora? Consider donating to us!
Target Goal: $263
Raised: $200
Currently saving money to fund for general costs for next year and a shop system. Read more about it here!

Current Events

Recent Posts

Users Online

Forum statistics

Threads
56,486
Posts
482,491
Members
515
Latest member
Cruella de Vil
Top Bottom