The Lambda class shuttle Hammers Wrath arced slowly towards the formation of ships orbiting planets in the distance. Already his new command, the Imperial class Star Destroyer Hammer filled the shuttles view screens with its imposing bulk. Surrounding it were a number of smaller support vessels almost insignificant in comparison.
The comm unit crackled to life, “Hammer to Hammers Wrath, transmit clearance codes immediately on this channel.” The customary challenge had been expected and a young Lieutenant Task, rumoured to be a distant relation of the Major, sat at the conn glanced quickly over his shoulder at Phoenix and submitted the requisite clearance codes.
A flight of TIE Defenders of Beta Squadron dropped into view off the port side of the shuttle as they began their final run towards the main hangar bay of the Hammer where they had moments ago been cleared to dock.
Phoenix let us mind wander in briefly, it had been quite a week since his appointment as Commodore of the Hammer had been approved, paperwork had already begun piling up on his datapad, transfers, promotions, medals and more requiring his immediate attention. It was quite a change from commanding Thunder but one he was immensely looking forward to.
The shuttle rose slowly into the hangar bay, popping through the magcon field that held the atmosphere within the cavernous bay before Lieutenant Task cut in the repulsors and glided effortlessly to the demarcated landing spot just as rows of storm troopers and officers trooped into the bay.
The shuttle landed with a metallic clank and the hiss of hydraulics as it settled onto its landing struts, a larger hiss followed as the boarding ramp descended from the crafts underside.
Gathering his thoughts Phoenix nodded to the young Lieutenant and turned to descend the ramp and begin his new command.