Damn that font feels so good to readExplosions rock the Tyrant as more missiles hit it.
duckOS: WARNING. MAIN PLASMA CANNON DAMAGED. MAIN FUSION REACTOR DAMAGED. SWITCHING TO AUXILIARY REACTORS 1,2 AND 3.
There is a brief flicker of light as the remaining plasma turrets fire at the Overship. A piece of debris gets through the UESO shield and hits the Tyrant, causing a puff of smoke to rush out of the air vents.
Captain Khora: *coughs (can ducks cough?)* Keep on hitting them! We can't let them destroy us!
Sensors technician: Um, sir, I'm detecting a buildup of energy in the Overs-
All electronics on the Tyrant suddenly deactivate. There is a smell of burnt circuitry.
Captain Khora: *looks around* What happened?
Sensors technician: I think that might have been an EMP... *looks out window* All the other ships seem to have been deactivated as well...
Captain Khora: *feels around air vents* Life support is down. Everyone, respirators on quickly! *all crew on the bridge put on respirators as Khora tries to contact other crew on the ship* Comms are down too. This is a Situation 3, remember your training.
Some crew quickly exit the bridge and rush to other sections of the ship, to assess the situation and conduct repairs.
Captain Khora: *looks out window at Overship* Oh. No.
The Overship looked tired after releasing the EMP. Its remaining manipulator arms slowly move about, reattaching smashed bits of hyperdrive and engine pod to the ship. Using its internal gyroscopes, it starts to align to a point in space.
Captain Khora: No, no, impossible! With all that damage-
The Overship's arms gather the remaining chunks of the Tyrant's plasma cannon as it finishes alignment. Spitting fire and belching smoke, its hyperdrives spin up for one, final jump.
Not able to do anything, the Tyrant's crew watches in amazement and disbelief as the Overship warps towards its destination, leaving behind a cloud of debris and a fading line of blue light. For a moment, there is complete silence.
Captain Khora: I - I don't - where did it go?
Navigator: *does calculations on a piece of paper* I think our home planet sir... what was it called again?
Captain Khora: I don't know. *breaks 4th wall* We need a name for our home planet kingdom people. All right, *emergency lights come back on* we need to repair the ship as quickly as we can. Send an FTL message drone back home ASAP to warn everyone, once comms are back online. Tell the other ships about where the Overship warped to. I think all our homes are in danger.
BOSS FIGHT PHASE 3 SHOULD COME TOMORROW, IF I HAVE TIME AND REAL LIFE LETS ME. GET READY TO DEFEND YOUR PLANET.
Lemme steal it real quick
Seconds before the EMP wave was released...
"Peanut AI": -Enemy EMP burst charging up, charging auxiliary generators- -25 percent- -50 perc-
The EMP was fired, and the Overship started turning...
Joe: They think EMP hurts us. We perfected it. Heh...
Joe inserts a starter cell into the fusion reactor, powering it up which fueled the ship and all allies in minutes
Teki: Don't turn on the lights yet, we're trying to make them think we're still EMP'd. Prepare to launch a tracker on the Overship, they're not going anywhere without us.
The tracker stuck to the Overship mere moments before it jumped...
Teki: AI, where are they going?
"Peanut AI": They're going to DR-alpha, the Duck Republic's home system.
Teki: That son of a-! AI, use the Space-Bender Hyperspace Engine, we're going after them. All of us.
The fleet entered hyperspace, pursuing the Overship, going 27% faster than the speed of light, with hopes of saving as many as they can...
The AI's name comes from a fitness ball that was shaped like a peanut that I saw online.