---Eon 1st Fleet---
As the Demetrios came near the battle it's sophisticated search equipment quickly found and labeled all targets from Nova to see. SWACS was functioning normally, and all fighters, bombers, and gunships could clearly tell who was who in the fight.
Currently the Mjolners entire squadron of fighters and bombers were deployed. The Bombers were equipped with Ununtrium thermobaric Nuclear Torpedoes. The basic job of the bomber would be to get as close as possible to a ship before unleashing its deadly payload. Being such slow ammunition, the rockets were designed to destroy large ship's hull's, bypassing shields. The war-heads were designed to pierce hulls and using the force of their impact burrow deep into the ship, or at least deep enough to explode. Normally thermobaric nukes would be completely useless in the vacuum of space, but if the missile managed to score a successful hit on a large ship's hull, it would wreak havoc on the ship insides. For there was only one thing that the nuke needed as a catalyst to explode. Air. And so the bombers must risk life and limb to get a direct hit. With the enemy ship's shields down, bombers would find it easier to hit the ship from a safe distance, till then they would have to swoop in, in droves. As for the rest of the fleet. The Gun-ships and fighters would be tasked with the job of defending the bombers from any intercept force, that and tieing up craft once there. The first ship's to get a clear label were those closest to the Demetrios and thus easier to spot. The Demetrios silently sent the target's known information to Nova to decipher.
**TARGETS IDENTIFIED: GROUP: Amherst Laboratories, Home Base: Noah 13**
**GROUP COMMANDER: Commander Joshua Lancet AGE: 25+**
**GROUP FLAGSHIP: ALS Valus GROUP TYPE: Cruiser GROUP CLASS: Valus-Sixth Generation Cruiser ARMOR:??? SHIELD:??? NOTES: We've detected some strange readings from the ship's shield sir, it doesn't look any stronger then any other shield of its caliber, but something is amiss**
** GROUP/OTHER: GROUP: ALS Relentless SHIP TYPE: Carrier GROUP: ALS Final Dawn SHIP TYPE: Destroyer GROUP: ALS Silver Dagger **
**Regular transmission: We're under fire by those OSEC destroyers, we've also picked up some garbled transmissions from the Ronin. She may self-destruct if we get close..."
**TARGETS ARE WITH-IN MAC/LRAS LASER RANGE. TARGETS ARE NOT WITH-IN COUNTER RANGE, EXPECT NO RETURNING FIRE**
**THREE OTHER SHIPS SPOTTED, RONIN TYPE TRANSPORT, AND OSEC CLASS DESTROYERS STATUS: CURRENTLY ENGAGED IN PURSUIT OF THE RONIN**
**DATA SHOWS AMHERST ATTEMPTING TO COMMUNICATE WITH IAW FLEET**
Meanwhile back at "home base"
Praser sat in his captains chair, watching through the Demetrios's eyes, and in the middle of reading its transmission. There was a flash if light from behind the screen. Praser nearly jumped straight out of his seat.
"What was that!" He yelled at his first mate.
"Uhh sir, it appears as if the IAWRS Ragnarok fired at a target completely opposite of the Ronin. We have no idea why they did it, but it looked like it was heading to one of the planet's moon's."
Nova sat back down, his hand under his chin as he thought.
"Well send them a warning message about firing with-out orders, he'll get his hands dirty soon enough, heh heh, leave it to the kid to have an itchy trigger finger." No sooner had Praser said this, then did the Ragnarok start firing once more on her own, "Well there goes a plan I had. Oh well, looks like we will have to adjust"
"Scrap that last message and tell Viveria one thing: 'All craft are considered hostile, including Amherst. We can only assume they are here for the exact same reasons we are. Disable the OSEC destroyers, we don't need to destroy them, after you've done that help me in disabling the Amherst fleet. The Celestial should focus on attacking the fleet Amherst fleet as well (and helping with anti-craft support), but we'll have to bide our time as the Ronin could self-destruct if we board. That is all'"
"Tri-system waiting for your order sir."
"Bwa ha ha ha! FIRE!"
In the blackness of space a bright flashes came out in the distance. None of the Amherst fleet would of had enough time to gauge this surprise attack, being the LRAS lasers are faster then any MAC shell. The deadly trio, two LRAS lasers and one Battle-class MAC shell came hurdling at the Final Dawn, the Excaliburn's intended target. Both battleships would be out of targeting range of any ship beneath a battleship, but as a consequence the Excaliburn could not use her forward batteries. Anyone on the Amherst fleet's would of noticed a large force appearing on the radar. The entirety of the Mjolner's craft-fleet were the first to arrive behind the Excaliburn's shot. The Mjolner still waiting behind the shield, began firing upon the craft, all her AC batteries lighting up. The Nova's craft-force descended upon the Relentless and her own craft first, the bomber began lining up for a strike at the Relentless, they were still a few minutes away from entering shield-space. Meanwhile the fighters began engaging any enemy craft they could see. If there was one thing Nova was hoping for, was that the Celestial would help with the anti-craft effort/ship effort.
*WHAT I THOUGHT I'D DO WAS PRETEND I WAS ONE OF THOSE DEAF-MUTES*