This just in to INN Headquarters from Kaas City, the rebel infested planet of Tatooine has come under Imperial control thanks to the brave hard working men and women of Despair!
Tatooine and it's people officially halted hostilities this morning after a long, hard fought battle that engaged not only rebel forces but imperial ones as well!
Two massive companies clashed over control of the system in a situation uncommon in the Empire. Despair, having been re-deployed from CZ-198, crossed swords with another military force known as Show Your Crits, who also claimed control over the planet at the exact moment Despair did. Imperial military codes were consulted and it appeared a type of Military duel was in order to determine the victor.
Playing out similar to a Kaggeth between Sith Lords, the massive sorties between the two power houses caught the Rebel company from Denova in the crossfire, effectively taking them out of the battle half through the week.
Neither side relented despite having quelled the rebels they both came there for, and the skies were lit up almost constantly by weapons fire, starship explosions and bomber runs.
Finally as both sides started to fatigue, Crits seemed to have the upper hand in the fight. Victory was all but assured to Crits. But it wasn't until the final hours yesterday did the fruition of a great master plan came to light. Lord Filmadeus, Supreme Commander of Despair, hatched a plan early in the fight. Along with technology Darth Psion provided from the recent Czerka victory, Despair outfitted several hundred bombers they had secretly acquired from allies. The daring early morning run was executed swiftly and had devastating results. A planetary bombardment from the Capital ship Despair coupled with several hundred land and space sorties kept the main forces busy, while the bombers payloads were blown over Command camps and other targets of importance.
Supply lines cut, leadership knocked out, and areas of landscape turned to glass due to the sheer power of munitions dropped insured yet another victory for Despair and in the end, the Empire!
(( On behalf of the officers and the GM, let me extend a well fought battle to Show your Crits AND What Happens in Denova. You both gave us a run for our money and we respect you and your guilds for such a fine fight! :)
Everyone did a wonderful job, and we'll keep this momentum up as we look towards the future!