More Than Meets the Eye
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SILENT THREAT: REBORN MISSION 2
Fighter squadron: 91st Phantoms
Description: Reinforce a secure Vasudan convoy under attack by Shivans.
The Krios has received a request from a Vasudan science convoy in the Deneb Asteroid belt, awaiting rendezvous with the PVD Pinnacle. Alpha and Beta are assigned to protect the convoy and any invaluable research it contains.
- Available ships: Ulysses, Hercules, Valkyrie, Apollo.
- Available weapons: Avenger, Prometheus, Disruptor, Leech. MX-50, Fury, Interceptor, Hornet.
You have Alpha and Beta wings (three fighters each) of your own choosing.
The Vasudan convoy will be under attack by the time you arrive, but they can hold their own. You just have to deal with two waves of Shivans. The second wave will have some bombers, but they're just Shaitan bombers. Resume your escort, until you see some Dragons six kilometers away. A Terran science ship called the Einstein will be under attack, try to get as many kills as you can. When the Basilisks show up, their massed swarm missiles will kill the Einstein and they will deploy escape pods. Kill the rest of the Shivans as you can, then Command will inform you to get to the escape pods.
This mission is a Red Alert mission, meaning that you will be in the same fighter in the same condition for the next mission. You may want to rearm and repair before it ends.
The Einstein cannot be saved; it must be destroyed for the mission to end.
The original Silent Threat mission called for chasing an escapee from the previous mission leading to carnage on a massive scale. The supposed 'cargo depot' implausibly had four cruisers and zero freighters. Goober5000 rewrote the mission to play up the conspiracy surrounding the Einstein, implying it has been spying on the Vasudan scientific research here. We also use the opportunity to showcase the PVSC Imhotep, originally developed for Scroll of Atankharzim before its replacement by the aforementioned concept art-based science vessel.
Galemp 18:35, 27 January 2016 (UTC)