A Sith-style rescue - The Beginning
General Elwood the Brave was sitting in the cockpit of his T/A for a couple o hours now. He and his fellow pilots from Epsilon were on a standard long distance patrol around the ISD II Hammer.
"Epsilon 11, stay in formation!" Woody shouted over the Epsilon squadron channel.
A lot of rumors were spreading within the TIE Corps about his skills in the Dark Side as a Sith, but only very few knew about his real potential as Dark Side Primarch and Deputy Grand Master of the Dark Brotherhood. Woody knew only 3 others that really knew his ful powers as they had already witnessed it, Pel, Miles and Silvius, all three high ranking members of the Dark Brotherhood, too.
Suddenly Woody felt a strong disturbance, a distraction in his mind. A presence he knew all to well was reaching out for him, calling for him, screaming for help. 'Woody, it's him! He placed a trap for me.' Then the presence fell silent. Woody felt that the link between them had abruptly faded, as if Pel had been sedated.
At the same time a light on Woody's comm panel came to life. Woody activated the connected channel and an automated emergency call came through with Pel's personal code. The coordinates within the distress call were just a short jump away.
Woody hailed Admiral Miles Prower over a secret and secure Dark Brotherhood channel, only used for absolute emergencies.
"Woody, what is it?" came the voice of the Admiral.
Woody killed the channel before Miles could order him to wait. He wouldn't leave his most promising student behind in a trap.
'Who was he talking about?' There were a couple of people with enough power to built a trap for the TCCOM and enough reasons to get their hands on him.
Woody checked the coordinates from the emergency call, again, and plotted a course for a hyperspace jump in his mind. "I'm coming, old friend!"
Switching his comm to the Epsilon channel, Woody activated his mic again.
Woody started the prejump procedures for his hyperspace jump.
A couple of negative clicks came in.
"Be prepared for everything, gents. We have NO information but that emergency call."
Woody linked his hyperdrive to those of Flight I and II.
"Ready, gents?" Affirmative clicks came through the channel. "Jump!"
Woody activated the hyperspace jump for Epsilon Flights I and II.
***** tbc *****