The Achlys recovered from her jump and aligned to the planet on either side of her Sub Capitals and two Thanatos class carriers bearing the Markings of Citadel, Lonetrek and Forge Guristas bands formed up flanking the Nyx class super carrier.
On bored the Achlys the only capsuleer of the fleet Sienna “Nauticaa” Orchidia opened up a comm channel.
“Right guys you know the plan simple Re-con mission with a twist we go in land troops and raid the databases for information concerning the location of Kaylee Orchida and Angelina Ballentyne,”
Sienna waited for a moment for the cat calls on the Guristas ships and even amongst her own crew at the mention of Ange to die down, She was one of them and they knew it.
“Remember your training trust the guy next to you and we're get though this and be one step closer to bringing them home. Battle stations.”
At her last words controlled chaos erupted as bomber pilots scrambled into space to be joined by the fighter escort from the carriers.
As the fleet exited warp in orbit of the planet, A lightly defended outlying Deritan estate 5 frigates and 5 cruiser rose to meet the formidable assault force.
Down on the planet the dawn was ruined as the sky suddenly grew darker as thousands of missiles rose to meet the defence force quickly followed by 10 explosions.
Aboard the Achlys sienna smiled at the reports her bombers had taken down the land based batteries before they could make any major effect on her fleet, She made a note to praise the Guristas TRIAGE ability as she gave the order for drop ships to land.
50 Attack ships each bearing squads of 20 Guristas detached from the under belly of the Nyx and headed towards the planet, Fighters and Bombers followed closely in escort formation.
“Red leader this is Assault one we are touching down”
“Copy that Red blue and green squads pull up prepare to offer Air support.”
But as the fighters started to come about to form a perimeter a massive explosion rocked the estates .
Aboard the Achlys Sienna watched in horror as all 40 fighters in the air was destroyed by the blast as well as the drop ships and All of the estates.
“Fuck all ships BUG BUG BUG I repeat all ships pull out.”
The Nyx and the two thanatos's started to apply remote reps to any and all ships as the fleet started to turn away trying to out run the blast coming towards them.
“All ships away ma'am” The report came in from the captain of the lead Thanatos.
“Roger that get outta here”
“Not until you do Ma'am.”
Sienna swore but order the Achlys to align just as the mighty ship reached full speed she was rocked as the blast reached the 3 ships.
“Half armour Ma'am that was a hellva blast but were here.”
“The Degauss and Victory?” Sienna named the 2 Guristas Carriers that were on her flank
“Degauss is gone Ma'am Victory is badly hurt and listing our DC party's are en-route already.”
Sienna nodded to herself and sent a message preparing to rescue whatever crew members from the doomed Thanatos's as she could before pulling out.
On the other side of New Eden Eliza read the message then looked at the sleeping form of Dia beside her and held her head in her hands “What the fuck have I done.”