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Once you have secured the area, the GTC Orff will arrive and maintain watch over the outpost. Good luck, pilot. GTA Command out.
 
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===Debriefing===
 
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Revision as of 05:51, 1 July 2011

DESCENT: FREESPACE MISSION INFORMATION

COMPILED BY: MICHAEL DIEDRICH (ZARATHUD)

EMAIL: [email protected]


THE GREAT WAR CAMPAIGN BRIEFINGS - COMMAND, MISSION, DEBRIEFING


WARNING: CONTAINS SPOILERS!!!!


Note that the texts may or may not contain the original Volition spelling due to Wiki spellcheckers.

Contents

Eve of Destruction

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Command Briefing

COMMAND BRIEFING 1

GTD Galatea

Betelgeuse System

1/10/35

Operation Thresher

Operation Thresher in the Antares system did not proceed as planned. Terran Command estimates Terran losses at 504 pilots dead, fourteen missing and presumed dead.

The Vasudan foothold on Vasuda Prime and the subspace node remains solid. However, their supply lines have been cut off, which means they are most likely lacking reinforcements and supplies.

Expect more news on that front in tomorrow's briefing.

COMMAND BRIEFING 2

Rumors

There have been many rumors about the appearance of another sentient species. These are rumors, nothing more. Investigation of the Ross 128 attack has determined nothing.

Concern yourselves with the known enemy, the Vasudans. There is to be no more talk of phantom ships.

COMMAND BRIEFING 3

New Pilots

Let this serve as a "welcome aboard" to all newly-arrived pilots aboard the Galatea. Since you're here, your flight records must speak highly of you already. Serve the Galatea well, she's a fine ship.

Report to your flight stations at 0830 for your squadron briefings.

COMMAND BRIEFING 4

Technologies

Familiarize yourself with the specifications of the GTD Orion-class destroyer, the Apollo Space Superiority Fighter, and the ML-16 Laser. Information on all of these can be found in the Tech Room.

Mission Briefing

MISSION BRIEFING 1

Pilot Attend: Welcome to the GTD Galatea. Your first assignment as a part of the Galatea's crew is to stand the 3rd watch. You will patrol the area surrounding the GTC Orff. The GTC Orff suffered an engine breakdown in the Betelgeuse system, and is awaiting repairs.

MISSION BRIEFING 2

You will be on watch with one other ship, Alpha 2. Since this is your first watch, Alpha 2 will be piloted by Lt. Harbison, a seasoned veteran and top-notch pilot.

MISSION BRIEFING 3

You will begin your watch by jumping to Betelgeuse near the GTC Orff

MISSION BRIEFING 4

We have reports of Vasudan fighters in this system, so stay alert. Engage and destroy any hostiles that threaten the Orff.

MISSION BRIEFING 5

At the end of your watch, you will be relieved by Delta wing. Upon Delta's arrival, you are to return to base.

MISSION BRIEFING 6

Your primary objective will be to protect the Orff until the end of your watch. We expect you to carry out your orders to the letter.

MISSION BRIEFING 7

You may confirm your ship hardware and weapons loadout for this mission. If found satisfactory, commit to the mission. GTD Galatea quarterdeck signing off.

Debriefing

DEBRIEFING 1

The GTC Orff was destroyed during your watch. Dozens of lives were lost due to your poor performance. This catastrophe will surely result in an increased Vasudan presence in the system.

There is no place for you in the GTA. You are dismissed.

DEBRIEFING 2

You did a fine job on your first watch, Pilot. Your strong sense of duty will serve the Alliance well.

The presence of Vasudans in this system gives us little reason to worry. The ships that attacked you and the Orff were probably remnants of the Vasudan convoy that we hit last week.

DEBRIEFING 3

Despite your efforts, Vasudan fighters escaped from the system. When we allow them to elude us, Pilot, we appear weak. We won't tolerate this sort of embarassment again.

DEBRIEFING 4

We are saddened to learn of Lieutenant Harbison's demise. He was a brave and skillful pilot. A memorial service will be held at 0930. You are ordered to attend.

DEBRIEFING 5

You left the field of battle before your watch was ended. This act of cowardice will stain your record for the rest of your military career.

You are suspended from flight duty. Dismissed.

The Field of Battle


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Mission Briefing

MISSION BRIEFING 1

There have been a number of recent attacks by the Vasudans in the Betelgeuse system. They have been making strikes on Terran convoys en route to the Betelgeuse-Antares jump point. The Vasudan attacks have been staged from a nearby asteroid field.

MISSION BRIEFING 2

Terran Intelligence is certain that there are four small attack wings responsible for the attacks on our convoys. There have also been reports of a Vasudan ace piloting one of the Seth class fighters in that area.

MISSION BRIEFING 3

Terran Intelligence is certain that there are four small attack wings responsible for the attacks on our convoys.

MISSION BRIEFING 4

You are to sweep the asteroid field and take out the four Vasudan attack wings. Be aware that the asteroids will be causing interference with your sensors. You won't be able to target the Vasudans until they are near, but they won't see you either.

MISSION BRIEFING 5

If you encounter the Vasudan ace, you may use your discretion as to whether or not to engage him. Keep in mind that your primary objective is to take out the four attack wings. Check your loadouts and commit when ready.

Debriefing

DEBRIEFING 1

Nicely done, pilot. By destroying the Vasudan attack wings you have helped to ensure that our convoys will make it through this subspace node.

DEBRIEFING 2

Dispatching the Vasudan Ace showed outstanding skill, pilot. You and your squad are to be commended.

DEBRIEFING 3

We are awarding you the Distinguished Flying Cross for this accomplishment.

DEBRIEFING 4

Since you were unable to take out the Vasudan attack wings, other pilots will need to risk their lives to do your job. We need results from pilots like you if we expect to keep a foothold in these systems. Dismissed!

DEBRIEFING 5

We understand that you did not engage the Vasudan Ace. It is understandable, given the skill of your opponent. Still, it would have been a blow to the Vasudans' morale if he had been defeated.


Small Deadly Space


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Mission Briefing

MISSION BRIEFING 1

Terran Intelligence has detected unusual activity in the Vasudan cargo depot at Antares. You are to destroy all hostiles in the area. When the area is clear, our salvage crews will pick up the cargo for analysis. Do not destroy any cargo.

MISSION BRIEFING 2

The contents of the cargo containers is not known. Due to the unusual activity, GTA intelligence suspects they have military value.

  • Note: in the Descent:FreeSpace demo a disabled entry exists alongside the above. The entry, likely an earlier version, is slightly different, mentioning the potential existence of weapons in the depot, perhaps to give the player an incentive to scan the containers. As to why the entry was changed, and whether it has been voiced, remains unknown.
The content of the cargo containers is unknown. GTA Intelligence suspects the existence of weapons, but it is more likely that they contain routine medical and food supplies.

MISSION BRIEFING 3

You will be flying this mission with Epsilon wing from the 3rd squadron. Delta wing will be available for reinforcements, if necessary. If you get in trouble, don't hesitate to call them in.

MISSION BRIEFING 4

Reconnaissance missions have determined that there are typically two wings of Vasudan fighters guarding the depot. The fighters are your primary concern.

MISSION BRIEFING 5

Recon has also determined that this depot is heavily used. Taking control of it will seriously impede Vasudan attacks from this system in the future.

MISSION BRIEFING 6

It is likely that there will be freighters in the area transporting cargo. All Vasudan vessels must be destroyed! None must escape as they will surely bring reinforcements.

MISSION BRIEFING 7

Expect to find armed freighters in the area transporting cargo. All Vasudan vessels must be destroyed! None must escape as they would surely bring reinforcements.

MISSION BRIEFING 8

Once you have secured the area, the GTC Orff will arrive and maintain watch over the outpost. Good luck, pilot. GTA Command out.

Debriefing

DEBRIEFING 1

The destruction of the Vasudan fighters was very important. Not only have we gained control of that depot but we've shown the Vasudans in this sector we are not to be trifled with.

DEBRIEFING 2

Elimination of the Vasudan freighters will hinder the transport of necessary supplies to their forces in that sector.

DEBRIEFING 3

All Vasudan cargo was captured and brought to our base. Intelligence will analyze it.

DEBRIEFING 4

It appears that among the cargo were some stolen weapons prototypes. We had feared that the Vasudans had already found and moved them from the area. Recapturing the weapons would have been a great victory.

DEBRIEFING 5

Because the Vasudan freighters escaped, we can expect their forces to be on the alert in this system. This is a serious failure, pilot.

DEBRIEFING 6

Some of the cargo containers were lost in the skirmish. The salvage crews recovered what they could. The GTA will analyze the container contents in the hope that it will aid us in the war.

DEBRIEFING 7

It appears there weren't many Vasudan reinforcements available. It is fortunate that you were able to destroy them.

DEBRIEFING 8

It appears that the Terran Elysium transport (Omega) hauled away the contents of one of the containers. We are not sure who was aboard the transport, but Intelligence suspects it's a group of renegade humans. We are attempting to locate the transport now.

DEBRIEFING 9

You were ordered to secure the area until the GTC Orff arrived. You failed. The GTA would be better off giving you and your squadron desk jobs.

Avenging Angels


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Command Briefing

COMMAND BRIEFING 1

GTD Galatea

Antares System

1/15/35

Lt. McCarthy

Terran Command has informed us that Lt. Alex McCarthy, formerly stationed onboard the GTD Intrepid, has defected to the Vasudans along with an unknown number of fighters and several personnel.

He has also managed to steal the plans for the Avenger prototype cannon. These need to be recovered immediately.

Vasudan agents under Terran control have leaked information regarding McCarthy's plans to the Antares system. Since the Galatea is already in Antares, we have been assigned to lead an attack on McCarthy's forces.

COMMAND BRIEFING 2

This operation is to be carried out by the numbers. Traitors to the Terran cause are not to be tolerated. McCarthy will serve as an example when he is brought in.

COMMAND BRIEFING 3

New Technology: Valkyrie Interceptor

The Galatea has received a full complement of the new Valkyrie Interceptor Fighters.

Some of you may remember the Angel Scout Fighter. It has been completely modified and fitted with two additional engines, making it the fastest fighter in the fleet. It has been re-designated the Valkyrie. It should enable you to make short work of enemy fighters.

Report for mission briefing in twenty minutes.

Mission Briefing

MISSION BRIEFING 1

Plans for the Avenger weapon prototype have been stolen by Lt. McCarthy. His transport has been located here in Antares. It has been designated Omega.

MISSION BRIEFING 2

One of McCarthy's accomplices has been captured, and has revealed his intentions for the stolen plans. Not surprisingly, McCarthy intends to sell the Avenger to the Vasudans. His Vasudan contact has been designated Rasputin.

MISSION BRIEFING 3

Your squadron will arrive before the exchange takes place. You are to destroy all hostile fighters, including any renegade Terrans. However, we want McCarthy alive. Your ships have been equipped with Disruptors suitable for disabling the engines on the Omega.

MISSION BRIEFING 4

Alpha wing and Beta wing, each consisting of four fighters, will be sent in to carry out the mission. You will jump in approximately six kilometers away from the exchange. Get to the Omega as soon as possible.

MISSION BRIEFING 5

Expect to encounter significant resistance. Beta wing will focus on attacking the Vasudan forces. Alpha wing will be expected to disable the Omega. Request Beta wing's assistance if necessary.

MISSION BRIEFING 6

After McCarthy's transport is disabled, the GTT Comet will jump into the area and dock with it. You are to ensure the safety of the Comet, especially during the docking operation with Omega.

MISSION BRIEFING 7

After the Comet and the Omega have left the area, it is your responsibility to eliminate any remaining hostiles. Once the area is clear, you are to jump back to the Galatea.

MISSION BRIEFING 8

Note that you will be required to engage Terran pilots. These pilots are traitors to the Alliance, and no quarter should be given. Thousands of lives are at stake. Do not hesitate to use deadly force on the traitors. They are your enemy.

MISSION BRIEFING 9

If you encounter significant resistance or experience severe losses, Delta wing will be sent by Terran Command to assist. If further assistance is needed, call in Epsilon wing, as well. Good luck, pilot.

Debriefing

DEBRIEFING 1

We wanted McCarthy taken alive, Pilot. Your squad's lack of control is disturbing. We are not pleased with this.

DEBRIEFING 2

We were able to recover the Avenger prototype. Good job. McCarthy has been apprehended and will go to trial soon.

DEBRIEFING 3

We were not able to recover the stolen Avenger prototype. This was your primary objective, and you failed.

The Vasudans will surely use this against us in future encounters.

DEBRIEFING 4

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DEBRIEFING 5

Intelligence has told us that you were cautious and managed to disable the Rasputin. Key Vasudan personnel were on board, and their capture will assist our cause.

This was an intelligent decision on your part, and you are to be commended for your attention to detail.

Intelligence has requested that you be awarded a Commendation Medal for your part in this capture.

DEBRIEFING 6

Unfortunately, the Rasputin got away from us. This is not a major loss, but every Vasudan that escapes will cost us in the long run.

DEBRIEFING 7

The Rasputin and all of its contents were destroyed. Excellent work. It is very likely that key Vasudan personnel were on board.

Out of the Dark, Into the Night


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Mission Briefing

MISSION BRIEFING 1

With the Antares system nearly secure, Command has decided that the GTSC Plato will carry the prototype for the Avenger Attack Cannon through the Antares system. It will proceed to the Ribos system, where production of the Avenger will begin.

MISSION BRIEFING 2

Intelligence has determined that only one Vasudan Cruiser remains in this system, the Taurus. If the Vasudans decide to attack the Plato on its way to Ribos, they will certainly use the Taurus.

MISSION BRIEFING 3

The number of Vasudan attack craft in this system is minimal. Intelligence estimates at most two strike squads. If something should go wrong, the Plato is equipped with an escape pod. The escape pod will attempt to make the subspace jump to Ribos.

MISSION BRIEFING 4

Alpha wing will provide cover for the Plato, and, if necessary, the Plato's Escape Pod. The safety of the prototype is vital, and all Vasudan threats must be eliminated.

MISSION BRIEFING 5

Pay special attention to any Vasudan bombers that may arrive. Bombers will be the greatest threat to the Plato during this operation.

MISSION BRIEFING 6

When you've cleared the area of hostile bombers, eliminate other threats and continue escorting the Plato to the intersystem subspace node.

Debriefing

DEBRIEFING 1

Your inability to protect the crew of the Plato and the prototype for the Avenger cannon has dealt a serious blow to the GTA.

Perhaps you'll meet your new primary objective: cleaning the heads on the Galatea.

DEBRIEFING 2

From your ship's sensor's records, it appears there was little you could have done to protect the Plato. Its loss will be mourned, but at least her crew is safe.

DEBRIEFING 3

Intelligence has analyzed the data you provided from the attempted visual identification. There is no record of such ships. They do not appear to be Vasudan. The conclusion is that they belong to a new species.

These ships are not detectable by our sensors. Worse, they appear to have some type of energy-shielding system, making them nearly immune to our attacks.

But the greatest concern is their weapons. They are more powerful than anything in the GTA or VPE arsenal.

We believe the data you gathered will prove valuable in discovering a weakness in this new adversary.

DEBRIEFING 4

It is regrettable you were not able to gain a visual identification of the unknown ships. During subsequent attacks, Intelligence has gathered limited information.

These ships do not appear to be Vasudan. The conclusion is that they belong to a new species.

The ships are not detectable by our sensors. Worse, they appear to have some type of energy-shielding system, making them nearly immune to our attacks.

But the greatest concern is their weapons. They are more powerful than anything in the GTA or VPE arsenal.

We are confident our scientists will soon discover a weakness in this new adversary.

DEBRIEFING 5

In all of their recent attacks in Terran Space, not one of these unknown fighters has been destroyed. It is hoped that a weakness will be found soon.

DEBRIEFING 6

In all of their recent attacks in Terran Space, not one of these unknown fighters had been destroyed.

Your destruction of one of these new enemies has already boosted morale. Well done, Pilot.

Paving the Way


Start sm1-06a.fsm


Command Briefing

COMMAND BRIEFING 1

GTD Galatea

Antares System

1/18/35

The Shivans

Terran Command has confirmed the existence of a new species. Until further contact is established, Command has designated them "Shivans".

The Shivans have inflicted heavy casualties to both Terran and Vasudan forces in the Beta Cygni and Vega systems, and appear to be making a rapid push into other key systems along the Terran-Vasudan front. All contact has been lost with our forces in the Ikeya and Ross 128 systems.

COMMAND BRIEFING 2

The Vasudans

The Vasudan government has contacted the GTA and proposed a cease fire. Considering the reports regarding the Vasudan and Terran losses to the Shivans, this should not come as a surprise.

Terran Command has not yet responded.

Expect to hear more from Terran Command on this later today.

COMMAND BRIEFING 3

Hostile Contacts

All Shivan forces should be considered a serious threat.

You are authorized to engage any Shivan ship that stands in the way of your mission objectives.

Attempts to establish communication with the Shivans have failed. Intelligence will continue its attempts to learn more about this new adversary.

COMMAND BRIEFING 4

Shivan Technologies

What little information has been learned about Shivan technology concerns their fighter shielding system. This shield system makes them nearly impervious to our ML-16 Laser.

R&D is currently modifying the Avenger Prototype cannon to make it more useful against the shields.

Additionally, our fighters cannot target their ships due to our lack of data regarding the Shivan electronics systems. Plans are currently underway to remedy this situation.

COMMAND BRIEFING 5

Orders

Terran Intelligence is working around the clock to give us more information.

Until then, we have been ordered to move into the Beta Cygni system and monitor any activity.

Mission Briefing

MISSION BRIEFING 1

Due to increased encounters with Shivan forces, Terran Command has ordered the Galatea to the Beta Cygni system to monitor Shivan activity. The Galatea has taken quite a beating since her last repair, and there isn't time to follow the safest route.

MISSION BRIEFING 2

The Antares-Beta Cygni Jump Node lies in the center of a dense asteroid field, making it one of the least used Jump Nodes in the galaxy. Standard procedure would have us circumvent this node completely, requiring two jumps. Now we have no choice.

MISSION BRIEFING 3

Weapons systems have taken damage from enemy bombers. The Galatea should be able to make it through the Asteroid Field, but Alpha wing will be deployed to destroy approaching asteroids.

MISSION BRIEFING 4

Alpha Wing will fly point for the Galatea and destroy any asteroids that cross its flight path.

MISSION BRIEFING 5

Asteroids that are considered a threat to the Galatea will be marked by white targeting brackets. Destroy these asteroids first.

MISSION BRIEFING 6

Once the Galatea has jumped out, you are to report to the GTD Bastion, stationed in Antares. The Bastion will take you to Ikeya for your next mission. Your wing will rendezvous with the Galatea in Beta Cygni upon completion of that mission.

MISSION BRIEFING 7

In the event of enemy attack, you are to cover the Galatea's escape from the system at any cost.

Debriefing

DEBRIEFING 1

Abandoning the Galatea in an asteroid field was an inexplicable act of cowardice. The Galatea has been destroyed and you are to blame. You are hereby stripped of all rank and duties.

DEBRIEFING 2

The destruction of the Galatea is a major loss for the Terran Alliance.

Thousands of lives were lost due to your poor execution.

Perhaps this task should have been given to a more skilled pilot. You are hereby stripped of all rank and duties in the GTA.

DEBRIEFING 3

The Galatea made it to Beta Cygni, but our reports show it took serious damage. It will be in repair for at least three days.

It's a pity you couldn't better protect it, but what's done is done. Report to briefing at 0800.

DEBRIEFING 4

Welcome to the GTD Bastion.

We just received a transmission from the Galatea. She's doing fine and the bridge thanks you for the skillful escort through the field.

You will rendezvous with her in the Beta Cygni system soon. We are currently under way to the Ikeya system for your next mission.

DEBRIEFING 5

For your excellence in destroying the Shivan fighter while escorting the Plato, as well as your successful escort of the Galatea in the asteroid field, we are awarding you the Distinguished Flying Cross. Wear it proudly.

Pandora's Box


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Mission Briefing

MISSION BRIEFING 1

Welcome to the GTD Bastion. The Bastion is on a special ops mission to investigate and acquire Shivan technology. This includes weaponry, shielding, and stealth technology. Intelligence has determined that at least one point of Shivan entry into our space lies in the Ikeya system.

MISSION BRIEFING 2

At least five cargo depots of unknown origin have been located here in Ikeya. These cargo formations are different than any Vasudan and Terran formation, and are believed to belong to the Shivans.

MISSION BRIEFING 3

Reconnaissance indicates that the depot is protected by six sentry guns on the outer edges. This depot provides a prime opportunity to gather more information about the Shivans. Their offensive activity in this system is at a minimum, and we do not believe that they will make a serious attempt to defend this depot.

MISSION BRIEFING 4

Long range scanners indicate that some of these cargo containers contain unusual electronics. They appear to be similar to those used to give the Shivans their shielding technology. A short range scan of these containers is the primary objective in this operation.

MISSION BRIEFING 5

Further reconnaissance indicates another container group may contains parts for a Shivan sensor array. A short range scan of this group should provide crucial data needed to adjust ship sensors to attain radar lock on Shivan fighters. Scanning those containers is your secondary objective.

MISSION BRIEFING 6

You will jump in approximately six kilometers from the cargo depot. Proceed to the cargo depot quickly, and eliminate all sentry guns. This will enable our freighters to collect the cargo after you have scanned it.

Debriefing

DEBRIEFING 1

Jumping out of a mission without even making an attempt to complete your objectives is gross negligence and borders on desertion.

Your hearing is scheduled for 0700.

DEBRIEFING 2

Despite the Shivan ambush, you had a mission to accomplish. Your orders were to remain in the area, unless ordered to leave by Terran Command.

Your defiance of these orders has wasted a prime opportunity.

DEBRIEFING 3

It is fortunate that you were able to escape the Shivan trap. Your persistence in obtaining the data we needed is commendable.

While you were unable to gather the shield data, another of our Ikeya task forces was successful in acquiring it.

The data you did gather about Shivan sensor technology will be vital in combating the Shivan forces. Our technicians now believe they will be able to implement a targeting solution for Shivan ships.

Good work, pilot.

DEBRIEFING 4

Your success in acquiring the shield technology against such overwhelming odds has indicated to us that you are, in truth, working with the Shivans. Your interrogation is scheduled for 0930. You will be escorted to the brig.

The Hammer and the Anvil


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Command Briefing

COMMAND BRIEFING 1

GTD Galatea

Beta Cygni System

1/25/35

Cease Fire

The GTA has signed a cease-fire and non-aggression pact with the Vasudans.

Command has already expressed great relief, largely due to the huge drain on military and economic resources the war has caused in the past few years.

The end of a 14-year war should bring peace. Unfortunately there is no time to breathe easy.

After the 3rd Fleet lost the GTD Amadeus in the Vega system, the GTA and the Parliament of Vasuda have both declared open states of war against the Shivan forces.

COMMAND BRIEFING 2

Vasudan Dissent

Unfortunately, not all Vasudan forces have agreed to the cease-fire. Reports have been received of attacks by a rogue group of Vasudans calling themselves the "Hammer of Light."

Hammer of Light (HOL) appears to be willfully aiding the Shivan cause, citing some Vasudan legend about the coming of an all-powerful race.

If you encounter any HOL forces, you are to treat them as hostile and are to use any force necessary to neutralize them.

COMMAND BRIEFING 3

New Technology: Shivan Tracking

With the vital data gathered by the Galatea at the Ikeya Depot, our technicians now know enough about Shivan technology to successfully target their ships. You should also be able to track them on radar.

COMMAND BRIEFING 4

New Technology: Avenger Cannon

The Avenger Cannon is now being loaded on every Terran and Vasudan ship in the Galaxy. You will find these cannons far more effective against the Shivan shields.

New Technology: Shield System

A strike squad sent from the 5th fleet into the Ikeya system was able to recover some Shivan shield prototypes. Fully functioning versions of this technology are being developed for use on GTA fighters.

The shields themselves are being transferred through the Beta Cygni system to the Ribos system. This shipment must arrive in Ribos.

Report to mission briefing in 30 minutes.

Mission Briefing

MISSION BRIEFING 1

At roughly 1400 hours a large convoy carrying one of our newly developed shield prototypes was deployed. It was expected that the Shivans would attack the convoy.

MISSION BRIEFING 2

The Shivans destroyed the convoy. What the Shivans do not know is that the convoy was a decoy. There were a total of four working prototypes, only one of which was destroyed.

MISSION BRIEFING 3

You are to take two wings of fighters to escort the three remaining shield prototypes. The Shivans should think you are just another shipment headed for Beta Cygni. This is not the direct route to Earth, which should divert the Shivans from our true intent.

MISSION BRIEFING 4

You are to accompany the freighters until the Vasudans arrive to escort them on the second leg. Do not leave the freighters until they have jumped to the Beta Cygni system.

MISSION BRIEFING 5

The Shivans have hit everything sent from this installation. Expect resistance. Many pilots lost their lives today that the chances for success on this mission would be greater. You will succeed. Dismissed.

Debriefing

DEBRIEFING 1

You did a superb job defending the shield prototypes. You were able to save all three, which not only gives us the technology, but will help expedite its mass production.

Your performance will go down in the books as a standard for future pilots to follow. Simply outstanding, pilot!

In appreciation of your fine performance in our first operation with allied Vasudans, we are awarding you the Vasudan Alliance Medal.

DEBRIEFING 2

Well done, pilot! You were able to get two of the three shield prototypes out of harm's way and off to the scientists back on Earth.

Your efforts today will certainly even the odds a bit with the Shivans. Great job!

DEBRIEFING 3

Good work, pilot. Saving one of the shield prototypes from being destroyed was as much as could be hoped for. You should be proud.

DEBRIEFING 4

Your inability to save even one shield prototype from destruction gives the GTA little chance of winning this war.

You are responsible for this failure.

DEBRIEFING 5

You have disobeyed direct orders by trying to save that Vasudan convoy! You were told to stay with the shield prototypes at all times!

Do you think the original shield prototype convoy wasn't worth saving? Pilots made great sacrifices so that you could succeed, and you simply failed to follow orders!

At 0800 hours tomorrow morning you will have to explain your actions in a court martial!


The Darkness and the Light


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Mission Briefing

MISSION BRIEFING 1

The radical Vasudan splinter group known as the Hammer of Light has been conducting many surprise attacks on convoys throughout Beta Cygni. These attacks must be stopped. The Hammer of Light presence is to be eliminated from this system once and for all.

MISSION BRIEFING 2

A Hammer of Light cargo depot which is believed to be the primary supply center for all Hammer of Light activities in the system has been located.

MISSION BRIEFING 3

This depot is guarded by a wing of Seth class fighters as well as an Aten class cruiser, the Ramses. The Hammer of Light does not have shielding technology, so this operation should be simple.

MISSION BRIEFING 4

Your primary objective is to capture the Aten cruiser Ramses. You are to disable and disarm it with Disruptor cannons, then protect the Omega transports while they capture it.

MISSION BRIEFING 5

Do not destroy the Ramses. The crew of the Ramses will be interrogated to learn more about the Hammer of Light.

MISSION BRIEFING 6

Once the Ramses has been disabled and disarmed, destroy all cargo in the area. The Hammer of Light can not be permitted to resupply. The containers store Vasudan supplies useless to the GTA.

MISSION BRIEFING 7

You are to lead Alpha wing on this operation. Your ships are equipped with our new shielding system. In case of any unforeseen problems, await further orders from Command.

Debriefing

DEBRIEFING 1

You left the battle well before there was any chance of capturing the Ramses. Were your orders not specific enough?

Dismissed.

DEBRIEFING 2

You destroyed the Ramses. You were ordered to capture it. Disobeying orders is unacceptable.

DEBRIEFING 3

Unfortunately, the Taranis has been interfering with all operations in the Beta Cygni system.

The destruction of the Ramses, while unfortunate, was not your fault. It is good that you destroyed the cargo before the Shivans were able to capture it.

DEBRIEFING 4

Although the Taranis prevented you from capturing the Ramses, allowing the Shivans to capture the cargo is a serious blow to the safety of this system.

DEBRIEFING 5

The destruction of the escaping freighters is important. The Hammer of Light will have a difficult time starting up their Beta Cygni operations again without supplies.

DEBRIEFING 6

It is disturbing that the Hammer of Light fighters have shield technology after all.

It seems that this rebellion is far greater in scope than we had initially hoped.

DEBRIEFING 7

The destruction of the Taranis is a serious blow. Its capture could have provided a wealth of information on the Shivans. You were ordered NOT to engage the Taranis cruiser, pilot.

You are grounded until you learn to listen to orders.

First Strike


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Command Briefing

COMMAND BRIEFING 1

GTD Galatea

Ikeya System

1/31/35

The Taranis

Initial attacks have gone off without a hitch, and the Taranis is on her last leg. Delta and Epsilon wings have destroyed most of the Taranis' fighter escort. It is time to finish the job.

To this end, Terran Command has sent a full wing of Athena bombers, equipped with the newly developed Stiletto bomb .

COMMAND BRIEFING 2

New Technology: Athena Bomber

The Athena is our most maneuverable bomber. It carries a massive payload, yet, in dogfights, is nearly as effective as a fighter.

COMMAND BRIEFING 3

New Technology: Stiletto Space Bomb

The Stiletto bomb has now been thoroughly tested back in Sol and is now ready for use. It can be used to destroy subsystems on any ship and should prove more effective than the Disruptor cannon. The electronics seeking device should make it simple to use. Just point and shoot.

Stiletto homing capabilities are limited, so make sure you get a clean shot before you launch. The Stiletto should be especially useful in destroying the Taranis' engines and weapons systems.

All Athena bombers will be equipped with Stilettos and will be piloted by Alpha wing.

Mission Briefing

MISSION BRIEFING 1

The Cain-class cruiser Taranis has been chased from the Beta Cygni system back to the Ikeya system. It is low on supplies, and, due to recent engagements, it is lightly guarded.

MISSION BRIEFING 2

The Cain-class cruiser Taranis has begun its counterattack. Although we destroyed most of its fighter escort, it managed to call in a repair craft. It is now nearly fully functional.

MISSION BRIEFING 3

Long range sensors indicate that only two fighters and three bombers remain to protect the Taranis.

MISSION BRIEFING 4

The Taranis is heading for the Beta Cygni subspace node, where it will probably resupply. This will allow for a small window of opportunity in which to conduct a strike.

MISSION BRIEFING 5

The Taranis is heading for the Beta Cygni subspace node, where we expect it to mount an offensive. This only allows a small window of opportunity in which to conduct a preemptive strike.

MISSION BRIEFING 6

Your primary objective is to disable and disarm the Taranis in order to enable its capture. This will be our first attempt to capture a major Shivan vessel. Three wings will be assigned to this task.

MISSION BRIEFING 7

Alpha Wing will be flying Athena bombers. These bombers just arrived on the Galatea and are equipped with the new Stiletto bomb . The Stiletto is capable of destroying subsystems in one hit. Alpha's primary responsibility will be to disarm and disable the Taranis.

MISSION BRIEFING 8

Beta Wing is assigned to escort Alpha and protect it from fighter attacks. Beta will fly Apollo-class fighters.

MISSION BRIEFING 9

Gamma wing will fly Valkyries and should engage any hostile fighters and bombers in the area. If needed elsewhere, they can be assigned to any task that you see fit.

MISSION BRIEFING 10

Once the Taranis has been disarmed and disabled, Omega transports will arrive and capture it. When the Taranis has been captured, you are to return to the Galatea for debriefing.

MISSION BRIEFING 11

Do not allow the Taranis to escape or be destroyed.

Good luck.

Debriefing

DEBRIEFING 1

The purpose of this mission was to capture a major Shivan vessel for analysis. It was imperative to the war effort. Your failure is unforgivable.

Perhaps one day you will learn that the consequences of your actions affect others. Until that time, you are dismissed from all duties.

DEBRIEFING 2

The Taranis has escaped to the Beta Cygni system.

Not only has the chance to capture a Shivan cruiser been lost, but the Taranis is certain to wreak havoc in other systems.

DEBRIEFING 3

You departed before ensuring the capture of the Taranis. The Omega transports you left unprotected were destroyed by Shivan fighters.

Our hopes of capturing the Taranis were ruined by your carelessness.

Your career is over, Pilot.

DEBRIEFING 4

You departed before ensuring the capture of the Taranis. The Omega transports you left unprotected were destroyed by Shivan fighters.

Our hopes of capturing the Taranis were ruined by your carelessness.

Your career is over, pilot.

DEBRIEFING 5

Congratulations, Alpha 1. You were instrumental in the first capture of a major Shivan vessel!

The Halkins is taking her to the Tombaugh station, where engineers will be able to study their technology and learn more about their methods and motives.

Meanwhile, feel free to relax for a few days. You deserve it.

In recognition of your continuing service to the GTA, you have been awarded the Medal of Good Conduct.

The Aftermath


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Command Briefing

COMMAND BRIEFING 1

GTD Galatea

Ribos System

2/11/35

Tombaugh Station Attack

We've just received some discouraging news from Terran Command, pilots. At 0300 today, after the captured Taranis was towed to Tombaugh installation in the Ribos system, the Shivans staged a major ambush. There isn't a lot of confirmation from the footage yet, but it's clear that a Shivan destroyer of massive proportions jumped in and destroyed Tombaugh station, along with all its defenses. We have designated this new class of Destroyer "Lucifer".

Debris from the station is still falling from orbit on Ribos 4.

COMMAND BRIEFING 2

The Lucifer

Terran and Vasudan fighters and cruisers engaged the Lucifer, but were wiped out quickly. Footage suggests that the Lucifer was using a new type of shield, impervious to any of our attacks. Needless to say, this is grim news. If the Shivans indeed have managed to shield a vessel of that magnitude, it's merely a matter of time before they wipe out all front-line installations and march through to our home systems.

COMMAND BRIEFING 3

Dimplomacy

Since all attempts at communication with the Shivans have ended in violence, it appears unlikely that a diplomatic solution will work.

COMMAND BRIEFING 4

System Status

At this point, the Shivans have control of Beta Cygni, Betelgeuse, Ross 128, Ikeya, and Regulus. Most of the Vasudan forces are gathering in Vega for a counterstrike, while we are gathering our fleet in Antares for an effort to retake Ribos and Beta Cygni. Oddly enough, the Shivans don't seem to be interested in taking control of any planets in the systems, or gathering natural resources. Instead they seem to be focused on controlling individual jump nodes.

COMMAND BRIEFING 5

New Technology: Flail Cannon

Research and Development teams at Sol have recently completed development on a few new weapons.

A group of Terran scientists has returned from a previously unexplored system known as Laramis, and bring with them a new weapon called the Flail.

The Flail is quite different from our typical energy cannons. Please consult the weapons database in the Tech Room for more details.

COMMAND BRIEFING 6

New Technology: Interceptor Missile

Our communications with Vasudan technicians have yielded the Interceptor missile. By combining the Vasudan-designed engine with a Terran warhead, we were able to produce the most powerful anti-fighter weapon yet. It's an aspect-seeking missile, and requires a few seconds to lock onto the enemy's engine signature, but its speed and accuracy make it lethal. Use it well.

Mission Briefing

MISSION BRIEFING 1

The survivors of the Tombaugh attack must be evacuated from the Ribos system immediately. We do not have sufficient firepower to retake Ribos at this time. Your wing's objective is to escort the Iota transports.

MISSION BRIEFING 2

Other wings will be accompanying this convoy. Alpha wing will be in charge of this operation and will have command authority.

MISSION BRIEFING 3

The convoy must reach the designated checkpoint. Escort from this point onward will be provided by allied Vasudan forces, led by the PVD Pinnacle.

MISSION BRIEFING 4

Hostile forces have been spotted all over this system, and there is a good chance that our convoy will be attacked by Shivan fighters.

MISSION BRIEFING 5

All hostile forces should be eliminated.

MISSION BRIEFING 6

The PVD Pinnacle will be arriving at the designated check point. This Typhon class destroyer has one of the most skilled crews in the PVE. It will escort the refugees for the remainder of their journey.

MISSION BRIEFING 7

Help the Pinnacle until it has dismissed you, then return to base. Many lives depend on this operation. Good luck.

Debriefing

DEBRIEFING 1

Your primary objective was to escort the transports to the rendezvous with the Pinnacle. They were destroyed and hundreds of innocent lives were lost. Such failure cannot be tolerated in the GTA.

DEBRIEFING 2

Great job, Alpha 1. You managed to save all three of the Iota transports from the Shivan attacks. We were told by the crew of the Pinnacle to congratulate you on a job well done. The civilians on those transports owe you their lives as well.

DEBRIEFING 3

You safely escorted some of the refugees in Iota and for that you are to be commended. It is unfortunate that so many had to lose their lives. They will be mourned.

DEBRIEFING 4

Epsilon lost all of Omega wing. The Shivan war machine is fast taking its toll on our population.

DEBRIEFING 5

Beta could not protect Sigma wing, and all of the Sigma transports were destroyed. Admiral Halkins, a 10 year veteran of the war and a great soldier, was on Sigma. He will be greatly missed.

The Big Bang


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Mission Briefing

MISSION BRIEFING 1

Red Alert! The GTS Asimov and the GTC Ravage are under attack in the Antares system.

MISSION BRIEFING 2

Red Alert! The GTS Asimov is under attack in the Antares system.

MISSION BRIEFING 3

The GTS Asimov was working on project Tsunami, which involves hyperreactive substances. These substances are extremely volatile. If the Asimov is destroyed, the reagents are likely to reach critical mass. Analysis predicts a shockwave of up to five kilometers in radius.

MISSION BRIEFING 4

The station is in bad shape. We need to clear the area, then transport the scientists out of there.

MISSION BRIEFING 5

When the area is secure, the GTT Spomer will jump in and retrieve the scientists. After they have been safely evacuated, return to base.

MISSION BRIEFING 6

We have 5 ships waiting in the hangar. We have no time to get them fully loaded out, so you'll need to use what you've got. Suit up! You're launching in two minutes.

Debriefing

DEBRIEFING 1

Great job, pilot. You managed to protect the Asimov. All the data for project Tsunami has been secured, and it should be completed within days.

DEBRIEFING 2

The crew of the GTC Ravage thanks you for saving their lives. The Shivans will find their assault on Antares far more difficult with the Ravage on board.

For saving the crew of the GTC Ravage, we are awarding you the Medal of Conspicuous Gallantry.

DEBRIEFING 3

The destruction of the GTS Asimov has struck a major blow to our attempts to preserve this sector. Due to the loss of the Asimov's data, Project Tsunami is no more.

The prospect of destroying Shivan cruisers without the Tsunami bomb is daunting, to say the least.

Without it, we have no chance of destroying enough major Shivan vessels to win this war.

La Ruota Della Fortuna


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Command Briefing

COMMAND BRIEFING 1

GTD Galatea

Antares System

2/15/35

Our Mission

The Hammer of Light has decimated the Vasudan fleet at Vega. Most of the surviving Vasudan forces have retreated to Deneb and Antares. Because our fleet is also holding Antares, relations between the VPE and the GTA have been strained.

In order to quell the tension, we have been ordered to eliminate all Hammer of Light outposts in the vicinity. Fortunately, we have some new tools to assist us.

COMMAND BRIEFING 2

New Technology: Phoenix V Missile

Our first new weapon is the Phoenix V anti-bomber warhead. This missile can puncture even the thickest of shields, and can also be used effectively against larger targets, like freighters. More details are available in the Tech Room.

COMMAND BRIEFING 3

New Technology: Medusa Bomber

We have also acquired a wing of the new Medusa bombers. Though they are slower and less maneuverable than the Athena, they are far more powerful. Once again, full details can be found in the Tech Room.

COMMAND BRIEFING 4

New Technology: Tsunami Space Bomb

The new Tsunami bomb is the ultimate anti-cruiser weapon, and can be carried by the Medusas. Just a few of these will take out any cruiser, and the Hammer of Light Aten-class cruisers are no exception. You'll be using this bomb quite often against major Hammer of Light outposts.

Mission Briefing

MISSION BRIEFING 1

Here in the Antares system we have detected a small HOL base of operations. Your squadron is being sent to eliminate it.

MISSION BRIEFING 2

You will destroy all Hammer of Light ships, then jump back to the Galatea. The Galatea will be monitoring you in case the situation gets out of control. Good luck.

Debriefing

DEBRIEFING 1

We are pleased that you were able to suppress the Shivan influence in the Beta Aquilae system. Their arrival was unexpected, and battling the Shivans always takes a heavy toll on our forces. Fortunately, we can take some bitter comfort in the fact that they "helped" us eliminate the Hammer of Light presence in Beta Aquilae.

In light of your recent achievements in protecting GTA space from the Shivan threat, we are awarding you with the Distinguished Service Cross. You are truly an outstanding pilot.

DEBRIEFING 2

Upon evaluating this mission, we have concluded that the Hammer of Light was gathered in the Beta Aquilae system only to lure the Shivans to the area. Now that a Shivan presence in Beta Aquilae has been established, God help the Alliance.

DEBRIEFING 3

It saddens us that this mission cost the Alliance so many of her fine pilots. It is our duty to honor their memories. Tragedies such as this must strengthen our resolve against our enemies.

Where Eagles Dare


Start sm2-04a.fsm


Mission Briefing

MISSION BRIEFING 1

In this mission we will be assaulting a secondary supply and rearming facility under Hammer of Light control. It is located in an asteroid belt in the Antares system.

MISSION BRIEFING 2

Intelligence indicates the main defenses will be two sentry guns and one wing of Vasudan fighters.

MISSION BRIEFING 3

Recently, the transfer of cargo into this area has increased dramatically. It appears to be coming from the Ribos system.

MISSION BRIEFING 4

This jump node to the Ribos system is approximately ten kilometers away. It will be the only means of escape. All of the Gemini transports and freighters must be destroyed before they reach the subspace node.

MISSION BRIEFING 5

A wing of GTA Freighters will come in to recover remaining cargo. Keep the area secure until they are finished. Good luck.

Debriefing

DEBRIEFING 1

While you managed to secure the jump node, it is unfortunate that some of the Hammer of Light transports escaped. We can only hope the supplies they carried won't harm us in the future.

DEBRIEFING 2

Excellent work. The area has been secured and no Hammer of Light ships escaped. Your persistence in accomplishing your objectives is to be commended.

DEBRIEFING 3

Because we were unable to secure the jump node, our forces will not be able to reach Vasuda Prime. The Hammer of Light's Typhon-class destroyer, Anvil, has positioned itself at the jump point, blocking our escape. It seems only a matter of time before we are destroyed by the Shivans.

Tenderizer


Start sm2-05a.fsm


Command Briefing

COMMAND BRIEFING 1

GTD Galatea

Antares System

2/19/35

The Tombaugh Attack

Terran Intelligence has spent the last two weeks analyzing flight data from the Tombaugh station attack. The data on the Shivan Lucifer has been given special attention. Intelligence believes the Shivans were tracking the captured Taranis Cruiser through subspace to the station.

COMMAND BRIEFING 2

The Lucifer

Intelligence doesn't know how the Shivans tracked the Taranis escort, but they've got a team of engineers trying to figure it out. They are also analyzing the shield system on the Lucifer. Unlike the shields on the Shivan fighters and bombers, this shield appears impervious, not merely resistant, to all of our weapons.

COMMAND BRIEFING 3

The Shivans Attack Plan

With the loss of Tombaugh Station, the Shivans have gained control of the Ribos subspace node. That leaves only two subspace jumps between the Lucifer fleet and the Vasudan homeworld.

We must defend Vasuda Prime. Not only is it the humane thing to do, but it's in our own interests. If the Shivans gain control of that system, it will be a short walk to Earth, itself.

COMMAND BRIEFING 4

The Location of Sol

While their proximity to Earth is cause for concern, we have no reason to believe that the Shivans know the location of our homeworld. There are dozens of star systems off the Ribos node and the Shivans will likely have to examine them all. It is obvious, however, that they are narrowing it down, and we can't afford to give up one more inch.

COMMAND BRIEFING 5

Our Orders

The Lucifer-class Destroyer was last sighted in the Ribos system, leading us to believe that Antares is the focal point for the next Shivan offensive. We're going to move the Galatea and its fleet to the Beta Aquilae system, in case the Shivans decide to attack Vasuda Prime through there.

Command is sending another Orion-class destroyer, the GTD Bastion, to the Antares system to help us with the blockade. But for the time being we're the only defense.

COMMAND BRIEFING 6

New Technologies: Hercules Fighter and Synaptic Cluster Bomb.

I am pleased to announce we have two new weapons to use against the Shivans, the Hercules Heavy Assault Fighter, and the Synaptic cluster bomb. You may study these in the Tech Room. They will prove very useful.

Mission Briefing

MISSION BRIEFING 1

In order to protect Vasuda Prime, the GTD Galatea will be moving from Antares to Beta Aquilae.

Alpha and Beta wings will provide escort.

MISSION BRIEFING 2

The sentry guns surrounding the jump node were severely damaged in the recent Hammer of Light attack. Alpha wing will inspect the sentry guns, to determine if they are salvageable. Beta wing will provide cover.

MISSION BRIEFING 3

The Galatea will jump into Antares, reset its coordinates, then jump to Beta Aquilae. Lately, the Hammer of Light has been attacking all ships passing through the jump node. It is your responsibility to destroy all enemy ships that you encounter.

MISSION BRIEFING 4

After the Galatea jumps to Beta Aquilae, you will be contacted by the Detiula Installation in the Antares system. There you will receive your briefing and move on to your next mission. Intelligence has specifically requested you and your wing for these missions. Good luck, Pilot.

Debriefing

DEBRIEFING 1

Jumping out of a mission without even making an attempt to complete your objectives is gross negligence and borders on desertion.

Your hearing is scheduled for 0700.

DEBRIEFING 2

The destruction of the Galatea is a major loss for the Terran Alliance. Thousands of lives were lost due to your poor execution. Perhaps this task should have been given to a more skilled pilot.

You are hereby stripped of all rank and duties in the GTA.

Shell Game


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Mission Briefing

MISSION BRIEFING 1

We have reason to believe that the Shivan Destroyer Eva is in the Antares system near the Antares-Vega Jump Node.

You will jump to this subspace node and investigate. Destroy all hostiles.

Further orders will be given to you in-mission.

Delta wing will be flying Medusa bombers and will assist you. If you need further assistance, you may call in Epsilon wing. Galactic Terran Intelligence out.

MISSION BRIEFING 2

This isn't a bug because this stage doesn't ever get shown in a Red Alert briefing. Please don't report it as one.

Debriefing

DEBRIEFING 1

We are disappointed that you saw fit to ignore a direct order and destroy the Shivan cargo. We had hoped to examine the cargo to learn more about the Shivan technology.

DEBRIEFING 2

We have recovered two of the abandoned cargo containers. Intelligence believes analysis will prove useful so that the Stern and Dobbs won't have been lost in vain.

You are awarded the Good Conduct medal for your continuing service to the Alliance.

DEBRIEFING 3

It saddens us that so many pilots lost their lives in this mission. Fortunately the recovery of the Shivan cargo containers means their loss was not in vain.

DEBRIEFING 4

It took great skill to destroy the freighters while preserving the cargo. Well done, pilot.

DEBRIEFING 5

That you were also able to destroy all Shivan transports is impressive.

DEBRIEFING 6

Leaving the area before completing mission objectives is gross negligence. Because of your cowardice, innocent lives will be lost. Such conduct can not be tolerated.

Enter the Dragon


Start sm2-07a.fsm


Command Briefing

COMMAND BRIEFING 1

GTD Galatea

Deneb System

2/20/35

Our Orders

We are under general quarters because a fighter patrol detected advance ships from the Lucifer fleet approaching Vasuda Prime.

Somehow, the Shivan forces have circumvented our blockade at Antares, and now control the Deneb system. We are en route to Deneb as we speak. ETA is thirty-five minutes, so when you leave here, report to your wing station for immediate mission briefings.

The Lucifer itself is behind the vanguard force, so we can expect it to make an appearance at any time.

COMMAND BRIEFING 2

New Technology: Ulysses Advanced Fighter

The Vasudan-Terran Ulysses project has been completed, and the Galatea has received a complement of these fighters. It is the most maneuverable craft ever developed by the PVN or the GTA, and it should be extremely useful in this next series of sorties. It can also be equipped with the Prometheus cannon, the most powerful cannon weapon we've ever developed. Use them both well.

COMMAND BRIEFING 3

Capturing a Shivan Fighter

Intelligence has concocted a daring plan to enable us to learn more about the Shivans. We are going to attempt to capture a Shivan fighter. Suit up and report to your wing stations for briefings immediately.

Mission Briefing

MISSION BRIEFING 1

The Shivans have established quite a base of operations in the Deneb system. They have multiple supply depots scattered across the system, as well as several repair centers for their damaged fighters.

MISSION BRIEFING 2

Each of their repair stations consists of a Cain-class cruiser and extra supplies. The Shakti is one such cruiser in the area.

MISSION BRIEFING 3

All fighters in the area around the Shakti are damaged and in need of repair. This makes them easy targets. One of our objectives in this mission is to put this repair station out of commission. This will greatly reduce Shivan capability in the Deneb system.

MISSION BRIEFING 4

All the fighters in the area near the Shakti are damaged and in need of repair. This makes them easy targets.

MISSION BRIEFING 5

One of the fighters being repaired by the Shakti is a Dragon-class fighter, designated ' Arjuna 1'. The Dragon is the Shivans' most maneuverable craft, and the most dangerous.

MISSION BRIEFING 6

Intelligence has requested that we capture the Dragon for research purposes. Since the Arjuna 1 Dragon is very low on power, it is in a weakened state, and is the best candidate for this operation. You must disable Arjuna 1 by destroying its engine subsystem.

MISSION BRIEFING 7

Once Arjuna 1 has been disabled, the Charon will dock with it and jump back to the Galatea. We must capture Arjuna 1. We cannot allow it to be destroyed. To this end, we've equipped your craft with an advanced disruptor cannon. Use it to take out its engines.

MISSION BRIEFING 8

Since this station is so poorly defended, we are sending only Alpha and Beta to attack. Alpha will cover Beta until the Shakti has been destroyed. Then Alpha will attempt to disable Arjuna 1.

MISSION BRIEFING 9

Since this station is so poorly defended, we are sending only Alpha and Beta to attack. Alpha will cover Beta until the Shakti has been destroyed. Then Alpha will attempt to disable Arjuna 1.

MISSION BRIEFING 10

If Alpha fails to disable Arjuna 1, Delta wing will be available. As Delta is currently guarding the Bastion, we will only send them in if it is imperative. However, we believe you can do it without their help.

MISSION BRIEFING 11

Because we are custom outfitting your ship, you will not be able to customize your loadout. You have your orders. Dismissed.

Debriefing

DEBRIEFING 1

Great work Alpha 1. We've destroyed a Shivan repair depot, and managed to get ahold of an intact Shivan fighter. Our technicians are currently working on reverse engineering it.

DEBRIEFING 2

For your excellent piloting abilities, the GTA has decided to award you the Distinguished Flying Cross. Congratulations.

DEBRIEFING 3

Your failure to destroy the Shakti has crippled our chances of holding the Deneb sector. Such critical failures cannot be tolerated.

DEBRIEFING 4

Good work destroying the Shakti. Delta wing was successful in capturing the Dragon-class fighter. However, due to Delta's absence, the Bastion took quite a beating near Deneb 3. She survived, but is in need of repairs. It is unfortunate that you needed their help to disable a single Shivan fighter.

DEBRIEFING 5

You were specifically ordered not to destroy Arjuna 1. Yet it was destroyed. Such insubordination cannot be tolerated. While we regret having to do so, we are grounding you for the next three months.

Playing Judas


Start sm2-08a.fsm


Command Briefing

COMMAND BRIEFING 1

GTD Galatea

Deneb System

2/31/35

Our Orders

We have now entered the Deneb system. After your investigation of the Lucifer at Antares, Terran Command has deduced that the Shivans will be attempting a multiple pronged attack on Vasuda Prime coming from Deneb and Antares.

The Intrepid and the Minnow will be in charge of protecting the Antares-Vasuda Prime node, while the Galatea and the Bastion will be guarding Deneb.

COMMAND BRIEFING 2

The Shivan Attack

We expect the main force of the Shivan attack will come through Antares, led by the Lucifer. A smaller secondary force, led by the Demon-class destroyer Eva, will come through Deneb. The Shivans already control the Vega-Deneb Jump Node, so our defense will have to be at the Deneb-Vasuda Prime Jump Node.

Finding and destroying the Eva destroyer is our top priority.

COMMAND BRIEFING 3

The Captured Shivan Dragon

As you know, we captured a Shivan Dragon-class fighter in Beta Aquilae. Our technicians have retro-fitted this alien fighter with Terran instrumentation and gotten it into working condition.

However, there are a few flaws with our redesign. We could not get the Shivan weaponry to operate, so this fighter has been equipped with Terran weaponry. We also could not properly operate the lateral thrusters or afterburners, so the ship's maneuverability is limited.

We also have had some difficulty with the Shivan engine systems. In test runs, the Dragon broke down for short periods of time. We are looking into this problem as we speak.

The capture of this Shivan fighter will bring great strides in fighter technology to the Alliance.

Mission Briefing

MISSION BRIEFING 1

In this mission we will be using the captured Shivan Dragon-class fighter on a scouting mission in the Deneb system.

MISSION BRIEFING 2

The Shivans seem to be bringing in a large number of vessels into the Deneb system through the Vega jump node. We believe this is in preparation for a preliminary assault on Vasuda Prime.

MISSION BRIEFING 3

Because the Shivans have tight control over the Vega-Deneb jump node, we cannot send in a Terran scout. By flying the Shivan Dragon, we believe you will be able to slip in undetected.

MISSION BRIEFING 4

There are four Shivan fighters in the area, maintaining tight patrol. If you come into close range with these fighters, they will certainly scan your ship, detect your presence, and open fire. Avoid contact with any of the Arjuna fighters.

MISSION BRIEFING 5

Arjuna seems to be maintaining consistent patterns in their patrol.

MISSION BRIEFING 6

On arrival, observe their flight pattern and plan your course to avoid contact.

MISSION BRIEFING 7

In the event that you are engaged by Arjuna wing, return to the Galatea immediately.

MISSION BRIEFING 8

Your primary objective is to conduct a close scan of all ships that pass through the Vega-Deneb Jump Node. This includes warships, freighters, and transports. Try to determine the contents of any cargo containers in the area, as well.

MISSION BRIEFING 9

We have reason to believe that a Shivan Demon-class destroyer, the Eva, will be passing through this area. If it does, it is imperative that you scan it. Remember that your fighter is only partially functional, and it's flight systems will behave unpredictably. Be careful. Command out.

Debriefing

DEBRIEFING 1

You failed to scan enough ships for Intelligence to analyze the Shivan forces effectively. With the Lucifer class destroyer in the area, we are in grave danger. Your failure to collect the needed data will have dire consequences.

DEBRIEFING 2

You were unable to stay in the area long enough to get a clear reading on the Shivan attack force. This failure will cost us dearly.

DEBRIEFING 3

Pilot, you bring us terrible news. If both the Eva and the Lucifer are here in Deneb, it will be extremely difficult to stop the Shivan attack. Still, you did an excellent job scanning the Shivan warships. Well done.

DEBRIEFING 4

It is unfortunate you were unable to get readings on the Shivan freighters and transports. It would have been useful to know what supplies the Shivans were bringing into the area.

DEBRIEFING 5

The fact that you were also able to scan the Shivan supply ships is truly outstanding. Your courage and piloting skills are to be commended.

However, the news is bad. The Shivans have enough supplies in those ships to sustain a lengthy assault on Vasuda Prime. We believe their attack force will consist of at least eight full squadrons of fighters, both Genma cruisers, the Eva, and the Lucifer. Things do not look good.

DEBRIEFING 6

The cargo you identified contains parts for Shivan fighters. This leads us to believe that the Shivans will set up a base in the Deneb sector, near Vasuda Prime. This information will be invaluable in planning our counterstrike.

Evangelist


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Mission Briefing

MISSION BRIEFING 1

The Eva has entered the Deneb system. She is fully armed and is poised to attack the Deneb-Vasuda Prime jump node.

MISSION BRIEFING 2

She is protected by Arjuna and Krishna wings.

MISSION BRIEFING 3

Alpha wing will lead an attack squadron to destroy the Eva. Alpha will fly bombers. Gamma and Beta will cover them.

MISSION BRIEFING 4

We suggest you damage the weapons subsystem on the Eva before you launch your Tsunami bombs. This will prevent the Eva from shooting them down.

MISSION BRIEFING 5

You may need to call in a support ship to rearm yourself. It is estimated that at least 20 Tsunami bombs will be needed to take the Eva down.

MISSION BRIEFING 6

Destroying the Eva is imperative. With the Lucifer in the system as well, we cannot tolerate the presence of another Shivan capital ship. Good luck.

Debriefing

DEBRIEFING 1

If you were playing this through a campaign, you would never see this. It would take you straight into the next mission.

DEBRIEFING 2

You failed to destroy the Eva. We cannot hope to defend this system against two Shivan capital ships. We will now be retreating to Vasuda Prime, where we must make a stand.

Doomsday


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Mission Briefing

MISSION BRIEFING 1

The Galatea is under fire from Shivan forces and looks sure to be lost. Long range sensors indicate at least four wings of bombers and interceptors. The Lucifer is also somewhere in the area. The Galatea must be protected until we can evacuate the personnel.

MISSION BRIEFING 2

Good job destroying the Eva.

Debriefing

DEBRIEFING 1

The Galatea has been destroyed. Many lives, many friends are gone. Everyone in the Terran Alliance feel this loss deeply.

Yet, greater is the tragedy of the Vasudans. There is nothing between the Shivan fleet and Vasuda Prime. Soon their homeworld will be gone.

Our fighters fought bravely to preserve the Galatea, but there was nothing to be done. The Lucifer was too powerful.

DEBRIEFING 2

The Galatea has been destroyed. Not by the hand of a cruiser or a destroyer. But by a bomber. This is truly a sad day for the Alliance. If a squadron of bombers can destroy one of our flagships, how can we defeat the Lucifer?

DEBRIEFING 3

You fled the most important battle of your career. The Galatea has been lost and the people of Vasuda Prime are doomed.

Such cowardice is unconscionable. You are permanently grounded.

DEBRIEFING 4

Many lives were saved by the Hermes escape pods. For that we are thankful. But we mourn the loss of Admiral Wolf. He was a great commander and he died with the ship he loved.

All surviving pilots are reassigned to the GTD Bastion. Though we all lost friends on the Galatea, there is no time to mourn the dead. The fate of the Alliance is grim.

DEBRIEFING 5

For surviving the death of your capital ship, and saving the lives of many others due to this, the GTA has awarded you the Galatea Survivor.

DEBRIEFING 6

Countless lives were lost in the destruction of the Galatea. The Shivans even destroyed many of the escape pods.

All surviving pilots are reassigned to the GTD Bastion. Though we all lost friends on the Galatea, there is no time to mourn the dead. We hope for the chance to avenge their deaths.

Exodus


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Command Briefing

COMMAND BRIEFING 1

GTD Bastion

Alpha Centauri System

3/1/35

New Assignments

This is Admiral Shima. I'll be delivering your command briefs while you're onboard the GTD Bastion. I extend a welcome to all pilots formerly stationed on the Galatea. I wish your reassignments could have come under better circumstances.

The loss of the Galatea is a great blow to all of us. We've lost many friends and loved ones. We've also lost many great pilots. We will need to double our efforts if we plan on stopping the Shivan fleet.

COMMAND BRIEFING 2

Destruction of Vasuda Prime

This brings me to the reason for this briefing. As some of you may have already heard, shortly after the destruction of the Galatea at nineteen-hundred last night, we received word that the Shivan Lucifer made the jump to Vasuda Prime. The Lucifer fleet bombarded Vasuda Prime from orbit for thirteen hours straight.

COMMAND BRIEFING 3

Aftermath of Vasuda Attack

Most escaping transport ships were destroyed. All major Vasudan cities were leveled, and most of the landmass was rendered uninhabitable. All of our attacks launched from the nearby installations were defeated.

We have lost contact with all Terran ships in the area, but it appears that the Shivan fleet has now moved on. It's estimated that four billion innocent Vasudans lost their lives in the attack.

Terran Command is preparing to help evacuate all survivors to other habitable worlds in the area.

COMMAND BRIEFING 4

Our Orders

What we need to concentrate on now is keeping the Lucifer fleet from making further moves towards Earth. We've been put on standby status and ordered to assist in all evacuation operations in Vasuda Prime and the surrounding systems.

We've lost Deneb. Antares is virtually undefended. Vasuda is a contested system.

COMMAND BRIEFING 5

New Technology: Banshee Laser

The Banshee laser is now ready for deployment. We just received a partial shipment of them. The Banshee is specifically designed to take down Shivan shields.

COMMAND BRIEFING 6

New Technology: Hornet Swarm Missile

We have also received a full supply of Hornet Swarm missiles. These are the best anti-fighter missiles in our arsenal, and we expect they will receive heavy use on the Bastion. Full details are available in the Tech Room.

Mission Briefing

MISSION BRIEFING 1

Pilot Attend: As you know, Vasuda Prime has been devastated. Our focus must now shift to the evacuation of the survivors. You are to take your wing to the subspace node cluster in the Alpha Centauri system.

MISSION BRIEFING 2

There are 3 subspace nodes in this sector. They lead to Vasuda, Aldebaran, and Sirius. Civilians will be transported from Vasuda to Aldebaran.

MISSION BRIEFING 3

Vasudan warships will travel to and from both the Sirius and Vasuda jump points

MISSION BRIEFING 4

Because of the strategic importance of this system, we expect the Shivans to try to secure it quickly. You will ensure the safe passage of all Allied vessels in the area. Additional orders will be sent to you as they arise.

Debriefing

DEBRIEFING 1

You did an outstanding job in protecting the Vasudan transports. Through your actions we were able to save countless lives. You should feel proud of this accomplishment.

DEBRIEFING 2

You were also able to keep the area secured until we established a stronger foothold in the system. Well done.

DEBRIEFING 3

Far too many ships were lost in this evacuation operation. This is a great blow to the Vasudan morale and will put an enormous strain on the Terran-Vasudan relations. It is unfortunate that you were unable to do more to help those refugees.

DEBRIEFING 4

However, we were not able to secure the area because you left your post before you were relieved. This is not the kind of performance we have come to expect from you. Perhaps our trust in your abilities is misplaced.

DEBRIEFING 5

You were also unable to secure the area against future Shivan attacks. It will be very difficult to retake this sector of space.

DEBRIEFING 6

What we are most impressed with, however, is your protection of each and every ship. We did not lose a single freighter or transport, and the Mecross is safe from Shivan bombers.

This is truly an amazing accomplishment, and for this we are awarding you the Meritorious Unit.

DEBRIEFING 7

It is unfortunate that the Mecross was destroyed during the battle. Her loss is keenly felt. We realize the odds were stacked against you, and we do not hold you responsible.

DEBRIEFING 8

We did lose a few refugee ships during this evacuation operation. We have contacted the PVE and expressed our regrets.

DEBRIEFING 9

We are pleased you were able to use Delta wing to accomplish all of your objectives. However, you should try to keep your use of reinforcements at a minimum. If every wing commander leader requested reinforcements at every opportunity, we would run out of fighters.

Last Hope


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Mission Briefing

MISSION BRIEFING 1

The PVD Hope is leaving the Antares system after an intense battle. It has sustained moderate damage and will be jumping to the Beta Aquilae system.

MISSION BRIEFING 2

We are sending two wings to help cover the Hope while it is being repaired. The Vasudans are sending their own fighters to stand guard over the Hope, but it will be some time before they arrive.

MISSION BRIEFING 3

The Hope should be in the system when you arrive. We do not believe the Shivans have enough forces in the system to mount a serious attack, but their strategies are difficult to predict. Good luck.

Debriefing

DEBRIEFING 1

Well done, Pilot. This mission was quite a bit more intense than we had expected, thanks to the Shivans. Fortunately you were able to hang on until the Vasudan reinforcements arrived. Very impressive.

DEBRIEFING 2

For protecting one of the few remaining Vasudan Typhon-class destroyers, you are awarded the medal of Conspicuous Gallantry. Wear it proudly.

DEBRIEFING 3

You failed to protect the Hope. Even though we were not expecting an attack from the Shivans, you needed to protect that ship. Due to your failure, our hold on this sector becomes even more tenuous. We all have to perform beyond our abilities in this war, Pilot. Dismissed!

DEBRIEFING 4

Abandoning your post in such a serious mission is deplorable. You are indefinitely grounded. Dismissed.

A Failure to Communicate


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Mission Briefing

MISSION BRIEFING 1

Red Alert! The Beta Aquilae installation is under attack. The Lucifer has been sighted in the area. Protect it at all costs. Additional orders will be given to you on site.

Debriefing

DEBRIEFING 1

There was nothing you could do to preserve the Aquilae. There was too little time and the Lucifer is too powerful.

DEBRIEFING 2

Fortunately you were able to save some of the escape pods. The survivors thank you and look forward to the chance to avenge the destruction of the Aquilae.

DEBRIEFING 3

Protecting all the escape pods is most impressive. The survivors thank you and hope we can avenge the destruction of the Aquilae.

DEBRIEFING 4

By protecting the Beta Aquilae Communications Terminal we are able to keep in contact with our forces in the outer systems. Losing the communication terminal would have been a severe blow. Well done pilot.

For continued service to the Alliance, we are awarding you the Good Conduct Medal. Keep it up.

DEBRIEFING 5

We lost many escape pods in the battle as well. Such a loss of life is difficult to bear. Several key scientists were unable to evacuate the installation. They, and their research, will be sorely missed.

DEBRIEFING 6

Disobeying orders and departing during battle is inexcusable. You are indefinitely grounded. Dismissed

Reaching the Zenith


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Command Briefing

COMMAND BRIEFING 1

GTD Bastion

Ribos System

3/2/35

State of the Alliance

We have now lost vital ground to the Shivans in the Antares system and Sirius. The number of systems between the Shivans and Earth are dwindling fast. Fortunately, we were able to save the Beta Aquilae communications terminal. Aside from that single post, we have lost communications with every outer colony.

COMMAND BRIEFING 2

Transmission from Altair

The following transmission was picked up by the Terran listening outpost in the Beta Aquilae system.

" are a group of Vasudan refugees seeking the assistance of any Terran ships. We were onboard a Vasudan science outpost when it was destroyed by the Shivans. We managed to land on this uncharted planet when our escape pod lost power. It's uninhabited, but we uncovered the remains of an ancient civilization. They were neither Terran nor Vasudan nor Shivan.

COMMAND BRIEFING 3

Transmission Continued

Our scanning equipment was able to locate a storage device of some sort. It was heavily protected, which suggests it stores something quite valuable, possibly information or technology. We are attempting to decipher the language of the device, but are fearful of Shivan attacks.

COMMAND BRIEFING 4

Transmission Continued

I say this because it is immediately apparent that this planet was also destroyed by Shivan weapons. This is difficult to believe, considering the age of the remains, but the evidence is conclusive. What we ask is for rescue and an escort away from this planet. Our scientists are not normally a superstitious group, but having one's homeworld destroyed tends to shake your beliefs. Please send an armed rescue as soon as possible to these coordinates."

COMMAND BRIEFING 5

Our Orders

Your next series of missions will require both massive firepower and intelligence. For this reason, I am assigning Alpha 1 to lead these missions. We will be attempting to rescue the Vasudan refugees from Altair.

COMMAND BRIEFING 6

New Technology: Jump Drives

This mission will be facilitated by the new subspace drive we have received. For years the GTA has tried to give a fighter the ability to do intersystem jumps. After monitoring the Beta Aquilae engagements, the GTA science colony at Sol has finally been able to solve the puzzle. All GTA fighters are currently being equipped with intersystem subspace drives.

COMMAND BRIEFING 7

New Technology: Project Ursa

Reasearch and Development have nearly completed project Ursa, which should be our best bet at defeating the Shivan Lucifer Destroyer. For those of you that haven't been keeping up, Project Ursa is an attempt to make a new type of Heavy Bomber capable of carrying the Harbinger bomb.

We expect that a wing of Ursas will be available to you on your return trip from Altair.

COMMAND BRIEFING 8

New Technology: Harbinger Bomb

The Harbinger will assist us greatly in any attacks against capital ships. Until recently, Harbingers were reserved for planetary attacks only. With this project nearing completion, we may be able to finally defeat the Lucifer.

COMMAND BRIEFING 9

New Technology: Disruptor Missile

You may or may not want to use the new Disruptor missile to assist you in the next few missions. It is the only missile in our arsenal which allows us to completely shut down a cruiser for a short amount of time. It's definitely worth a look, details are in the Tech Room.

Mission Briefing

MISSION BRIEFING 1

As you already know, the Shivans have begun a massive offensive. They have completely cut us off from all of the outer colonies, and have our forces confined to nine systems that form the heart of Terran space.

MISSION BRIEFING 2

However, in what used to be Vasudan space at Altair, a group of Vasudan refugees has apparently unearthed records from a long dead civilization. Terran Command believes the information in these records to be of great importance.

MISSION BRIEFING 3

We have located one potential weak point in the Shivan barrier encircling us. The Deneb jump node to the Altair system is being guarded by only one cruiser, the Zenith.

MISSION BRIEFING 4

The Zenith is currently on patrol with just two wings of Shivan fighters, the Arjuna interceptors, and the Rama superiority fighters. However, we believe they are able to call in reinforcements.

MISSION BRIEFING 5

Your primary objective will be to destroy the Zenith. Take out the Zenith's communications system first to prevent it from calling in reinforcements. If you're unable to do that, go after all weapons systems, including turrets and missile launchers.

MISSION BRIEFING 6

Alpha wing will provide cover for the bombers. Gamma wing will assist Alpha and will attempt to take out the communications system on Zenith. Beta will be equipped with Tsunami bombs, and will be targeting suspected weak points on the Zenith's hull.

MISSION BRIEFING 7

After you have completed these tasks, stand by for further orders. Good luck, Alpha 1.

Debriefing

DEBRIEFING 1

You were ordered to stay in the area until you received further orders. Yet you jumped out and the mission is a failure. You are hereby grounded. Dismissed.

Running the Gauntlet


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Mission Briefing

MISSION BRIEFING 1

As you already know, we are sending scientists to the Altair system to investigate records found on Altair 4. Command hopes they will aid us in our war with the Shivans.

The Rosetta is currently carrying the scientists. It will rendezvous with two transports, Omega 1 and Omega 2. All three ships should be arriving within a few minutes.

Omega wing will dock with the Rosetta as soon as they arrive. Oversee this personnel transfer, then escort Omega 1 and Omega 2 to the Jump Node

Debriefing

DEBRIEFING 1

You managed to get both transports to the Altair system. If the information at Altair 4 proves as valuable as the Vasudan refugees suspect, then the Terran and Vasudan people will owe you a great debt. Well done, pilot.

DEBRIEFING 2

A crucial transport was lost. We hope the one that managed to get through will be adequate to recover the information from Altair 4. We relied on you to safeguard the transit of the scientists and you were only marginally successful. We expect better in the future.

DEBRIEFING 3

Both transports were destroyed. You were entrusted with a mission of enormous importance and you failed. Dismissed.

DEBRIEFING 4

The crew of the Rosetta sends their thanks. When the Lucifer jumped in, they all but gave up hope of survival. Your squadron was able to hold off the enemy and that is most impressive. For this, you are awarded the Commendation Medal.

Black Omega


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Mission Briefing

MISSION BRIEFING 1

We have successfully extracted the records from Altair 4. They have been partially deciphered, and are being moved back to Terran Space. Omega transports will once again be handling the movement of the scientists and the records.

MISSION BRIEFING 2

We have successfully extracted the records from Altair 4. They have been partially deciphered, and are being moved back to Terran Space. Omega will once again be handling the movement of the scientists and the records.

MISSION BRIEFING 3

Unfortunately, the Altair system is still controlled by the Hammer of Light. One of their flagships, the Anvil, is stationed here, and has gotten word of our presence in this system. It is currently blocking the vector to the subspace node.

MISSION BRIEFING 4

Unfortunately, the Altair system is still controlled by the Hammer of Light. One of their flagships, the Anvil, is stationed here, and has gotten word of our presence in this system. It is currently blocking the vector to the subspace node.

MISSION BRIEFING 5

The Anvil carries with it a powerful contingent of Vasudan fighters. Intelligence reports two squadrons: one of advanced Thoth space superiority fighters, and one of Horus Interceptors. These fighters have defended the Anvil well.

MISSION BRIEFING 6

The Anvil carries with it a powerful contingent of Vasudan fighters. Intelligence reports two squadrons: one of advanced Thoth space superiority fighters, and one of Horus Interceptors. These fighters have defended the Anvil well.

MISSION BRIEFING 7

Intelligence has also detected the presence of a third wing of Vasudan bombers in the system. They will undoubtedly try to attack our fleeing transports.

MISSION BRIEFING 8

Intelligence has also detected the presence of a third wing of Vasudan bombers in the system. They will undoubtedly try to attack our fleeing transport.

MISSION BRIEFING 9

Your strike force will once again consist of Alpha, Beta and Gamma wings. Gamma will provide escort for Alpha while Alpha attacks the Anvil. Beta will ensure the safety of the transports and maintain our fighter superiority.

MISSION BRIEFING 10

The Anvil must be destroyed. We are equipping Alpha with Harbinger bombs. These bombs require exact placement and careful maneuvering, but will do massive damage to the Anvil. Beta and Gamma must ensure that the Harbingers reach their target.

MISSION BRIEFING 11

The Anvil must be destroyed. We are equipping Alpha with Harbinger bombs. These bombs require exact placement and careful maneuvering, but will do massive damage to the Anvil. Beta and Gamma must ensure that the Harbingers reach their target.

MISSION BRIEFING 12

Our primary goal, however, is to ensure that Omega 1 and Omega 2 reach the jump node. Destroying the Anvil is the best way to ensure that this goal is accomplished. This mission is of grave importance. Do not fail, Pilot. Good luck.

MISSION BRIEFING 13

Our primary goal, however, is to ensure that Omega 1 reaches the jump node. Destroying the Anvil is the best way to ensure that this goal is accomplished. This mission is of grave importance. Do not fail, Pilot. Good luck.

Debriefing

DEBRIEFING 1

You lost both transports. This is a catastrophe. Terran Command viewed this mission as our last hope. The Lucifer is about to enter the jump node to Sol system and we have no means of stopping it.

There is nothing we can do from here.

Dismissed.

DEBRIEFING 2

Mission accomplished, Pilot. We haven't yet been briefed on the full importance of the ancient records, but Terran Command is extremely pleased. Further orders are expected soon.

DEBRIEFING 3

At least we were able to save one of the transports. We lost half the data, but the half you retrieved just might be enough. In ordinary circumstances, we'd reprimand you pilot. But in these circumstances we have no choice but to put you back into battle. The final conflict looms. All our forces are gathering for a last counterstrike.

DEBRIEFING 4

It is impressive that you managed to destroy a primary flagship of the Hammer of Light. Perhaps this will put an end to their resistance. Fighting the Hammer of Light has been a great strain on the Terran-Vasudan alliance.

DEBRIEFING 5

For this we are awarding you the Medal of Honor. This is a rare and coveted medal given only to the finest pilots in the GTA. Congratulations.

Clash of the Titans


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Command Briefing

COMMAND BRIEFING 1

GTD Bastion

Sirius System

3/29/35

The Lucifer

The Shivans have finally determined the location of the Sol system. The Lucifer has moved into position here in Sirius for the subspace jump to Delta Serpentis.

From Delta Serpentis, she will certainly make the jump to Sol to destroy our homeworld.

COMMAND BRIEFING 2

New Information

From the records you retrieved in Altair, we have discovered the means to destroy the Lucifer. As you know, our shield systems do not work in subspace. The same holds true for the Lucifer. More importantly, the records contain the information to enable us to track a capital ship into and inside subspace.

If we can track the Lucifer into subspace, we believe a small strike force may be sufficient to destroy it.

COMMAND BRIEFING 3

Our Orders

We have been assigned the task of destroying the Lucifer before she reaches Sol. The Bastion is currently en route to intercept the Lucifer at the Sirius-Delta Serpentis subspace node.

The Bastion will attempt to provide close cover, while Ursa bombers deliver a payload of Harbingers. We believe that without the shielding system it's relied on so heavily, the Lucifer will be vulnerable.

Keep in mind that this is a time critical operation. If we do not enter subspace soon after the Lucifer, we cannot launch our attack.

COMMAND BRIEFING 4

Destroying the Lucifer

From your earlier scans of the Lucifer in the Deneb system, we have determined that it is powered by five primary reactors. These reactors are spread out across the Lucifer.

If all five reactors are destroyed in a short period of time, the Lucifer won't have a chance of surviving.

COMMAND BRIEFING 5

We don't have much time. Report for mission briefings immediately.

Mission Briefing

MISSION BRIEFING 1

We have few chances to stop the Lucifer. It is heading to the Sol system but we have an opportunity to head them off at Sirius.

MISSION BRIEFING 2

If you encounter the Lucifer in Sirius hold it off until the rest of the fleet can catch up with you.

Debriefing

DEBRIEFING 1

The Bastion was severely damaged in this battle. More of the burden of destroying the Lucifer will shift to the bombers. The Bastion will be of limited assistance.

We are now proceeding to the Delta Serpentis system.

DEBRIEFING 2

The GTD Bastion is in prime condition to assault the Lucifer. We are proceeding to Delta Serpentis now.

DEBRIEFING 3

For your outstanding defense of the GTD Bastion, you are awarded the Military Defense Medal.

DEBRIEFING 4

The Bastion has been destroyed. There is little hope of stopping the Lucifer at this point. This is the saddest of days for the Alliance. The Lucifer is expected to reach Earth in 40 hours.

DEBRIEFING 5

The Bastion made the jump to Delta Serpentis and you didn't you follow her? She was destroyed shortly after her arrival. We have no way of stopping the Lucifer. This is certainly the end of the Alliance. The Lucifer is expected to reach Earth in 40 hours.

The Great Hunt


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Mission Briefing

MISSION BRIEFING 1

In a few minutes we will be entering the Delta Serpentis sector. We will then begin the most important engagement in our history. We will fight for the very survival of Earth.

MISSION BRIEFING 2

Our plan is to rapidly close the distance with the Lucifer so that the Bastion will be able to enter subspace just behind her. Once in subspace, we will attack and destroy the Lucifer.

MISSION BRIEFING 3

Your task will be to provide cover for the Bastion so that it can quickly converge on the Lucifer.

That destroyer must be stopped at all costs. Failure is absolutely not an option here, pilots. Good luck.

Debriefing

DEBRIEFING 1

Why you chose to leave the battle area is a complete mystery. If any historians survive the destruction of Earth, they will surely wonder what went through your mind.

In a battle for the fate of Earth, you fled like a coward.

Good Luck


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Mission Briefing

MISSION BRIEFING 1

Your objective is to destroy the Lucifer. The Lucifer has five reactors located on its main hull. In order to eliminate the Lucifer, these reactors must be destroyed

MISSION BRIEFING 2

This stage will never be seen, and if you are looking at it, ignore it. Red Alert missions only have one stage.

Debriefing

DEBRIEFING 1

Congratulations on finishing the game.