kola2134 Corruption... Like a sickness that affects all. It began to seep into reality upon the battlefield. Pouring like a sickness as realities were slowly divided. Like a portal to hell, it begins to rip open into reality. The dark bow of a vessel within the dimension. What seemed like strikes of thunder, and fires of demons. The eerie vessel sailed forward. A large ram slams into the split of realities as it punctures into real space. Like an organ played its evil tune, the dark multi km vessel now floated within the void of space. A number of arcane decorations across its hull, along with large weapon systems to accompany them. The large engines upon its rear ignite to life as it begins to sail forward.
ZendikaroftheWest The fighters split, then streak toward the broadswords, lasers firing from chin turrets near the hilt of the blade. The edges of the blades glow with a blue fire as the molecular edge is activated. They, while using their laser's to target some, use their speed to attempt to ram the others. Having been given coordinates by the carrier, four assault cruiser's come out of warp just above the ships, immediately firing at the ships
The fleet defending the planet below is thankful for this unknown craft helping them.
The broadswords zip around as they conduct maneuvres around in this so-called dogfight. The broadswords as nimble as they are launch missiles from their wing-mounted pods, the dual guns mounted by their nose cough as they fire at their targets. One of the broadsword's shields glows golden as it is hit with the laser fire. The craft tries to evade the laser fire. Diving downwards and looping back to flank.
As for these new ships that have seemed to come from nowhere, the escort destroyers and heavy cruiser launch their missile payloads at these new targets. EMPM and conventional missiles are launched at the targets. Using its special booster thrusters mounted on the back of its engine pods, snuggly fit behind its rear armoured segments, one of the escort destroyers UNSC Outcast DE-580 turns to give its MAC guns a targeting solution. Living up to its name. The escort destroyer launches a burst of fire as the tungsten slugs fly through space on their unguided path at the enemy at very high speeds.
A couple of the others do the same as they turn to face the enemy ships, also firing their MAC guns. The other ones and the cruiser however stay facing forward to watch for threats.
The point defence networks on all the ships work in tandem to stop the enemy barrage from hitting them.
UNSC Calcutta is a Caliver-class Missile Destroyer in service with the UNSC navy.
The Calcutta or DM-050, has participated in many operations. Ranging from small-scale skirmishes to large-scale battles. Most notably, at the battle for Athens II during the UEG Syndicate war, it managed to disable destroyer several Syndicate ships. Also in the battle, it managed to support the destruction of several more with the help of the defence force it was a part of.
During the battle for Chai Cheti IV, the Calcutta was bisected by an enemy plasma beam during a raid on a local research station by covenant pirates. The Calcutta shields managed to hold of the direct blow for a few seconds before it had broken. The extreme heat of the beam was slowed down by the Titanium A2 battle plating due to its strengthened heat-resistant technology.
After the Calcutta was almost destroyed, the UNSC Cruiser Theris managed to ward off the Covenant pirate craft where at a safe distance it was destroyed by a high yield nuclear missile.
The Calcutta spent almost a year in drydock. The entire ship's midsection was gutted and turned into molten slag. This section as well as its underbelly decoy launcher had to be completely replaced. It is a wonder the Calcutta was not scrapped.
Once the repairs were completed the Calcutta was sent to Harvest, where it would spend a year being a part of the Harvest Defence Fleet. After this, new orders were given to its crew. They are given the task to link up with a battle group en route to the Madrigal system where not after a few hours of the UNSC stepping foot in the system for colonization was attacked. This battlegroup will help with defence.
The battlegroup is made up of:
1x Posideon-Class Light Carrier
4x Heavy Cruisers
-4x Matricide-Class Heavy Cruisers
-3x Caliver-Class Missile Destroyers
-4x Pilum-Class Heavy Destroyers
-3x Warrior Variant III Guided Missile Destroyers
-2x Centurion Hunter Killer Destroyers
-3x Anlace-Class Electronic Warfare Frigates
1x Cradle Mobile Refit Stations
The battlegroup with the Calcutta arrives into the Madrigal system in the heat of battle. They just witness as a foreign ship rams into one of the enemy ones. The fleet's supercarrier with its awfully large mac guns, capable of causing large craters when fired at a ground-based target at full power, open up at the enemy ships attacking the UNSC cruiser and its escort destroyers that were already present.
The Aclace-Class Frigates use their interdiction technologies to blanket the area of the system with their combined strength to shut off the ability to jump within a large location of the planet.
The system is getting locked down hard. No one leaves or enters unless authorized.
Perhaps towing stations here through slipspace would prove helpful to lock down the system even more...
The Calcutta parks itself from the anlace class frigates. Monitoring them and the space around them for threats. Its EW warfare capabilities would prove helpful if anything decided to come in its way. Plus it could call in one of the Pilum-Class Heavy Destroyers for assistance.
The Centurion-Class H/K destroyers lurk about. They don't open fire just as yet because the main role they will play is hunting throughout the system for stealth vessels or other targets that are not friendly in origin. They will link up with the other escort destroyers currently defending the other planets that are destined to be colonized.
The enemy WILL be beaten here. Force will be met with force.