The Wandering Angel was adrift. She had escaped the Imperial ambush, but overloaded her systems in the process. Her two remaining escorts kept watch and reported in to Oracle Base, prompting two more X-wings to be sent to guard the vessel. The Angel was the first to detect a pair of ships jumping in well beyond the fighter escort’s sensor range. The two ships closed cautiously. Were these Imperial scout ships or perhaps bounty hunters?
The ships made no reply to hails, and worse were not transmitting a transponder code.
Rooke Leader made the call to “treat as hostile” and the X-wings moved to engage. As the X-wings closed… the two ships (YT-1300s) opened fire, Rooke Three lost shields and the X-wings returned fire scoring some hits on the closest freighter. Rooke leader and Rooke Four performed an extended K-turn and got behind the freighters as one of them buzzed Rooke three. Rooke three exploded in a fireball a moment later as it took direct hits to the hull. The remaining Rookes hammered the nearest freighter bringing down her shield and inflicting damage, but the freighter managed to keep going, trading fire with the X-wings as they pursued.
The burning freighter unleashed a torrent of shots ripping into Rooke Leader, the ship came apart, but by a miracle Rooke Leader managed to eject along with his R2 unit. Rooke Two had veered around in a wide arc and was now bearing down on the freighter. The X-wing pilot’s shots were true and the ship ruptured and came apart, leaving one untouched freighter remaining against two X-wings. The rush of combat took Rooke Two and he flew right into the waiting guns of the undamaged remaining freighter. The crippled fighter spun out of control and finally exploded.
“Wandering Angel and escort stand down and prepare to be boarded!” The freighter demanded.
“Pirates,” muttered Rooke Four, as he sent a burst transmission to Oracle Base.
“We will comply,” responded the captain of the Wandering Angel, what else could the Captain do?
WINNER: Pirate (Black Sun)
YT-1300 Pirate Lando, Gunner, Expert Handling
YT-1300 Pirate Chewbacca, Gunner, Expert Handling
Rebels: Snow Wulf
X-wing: R2-D6, Expert handling, engine upgrade
X-wing: R2 astromech, (rookie)
X-wing: R5 astromech ( Rookie)