EH Plotline

From Emperor's Hammer Encyclopaedia Imperia

Map of the Star Wars Galaxy[edit]

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Journey to the Unknown Regions Arc[edit]

Prelude[edit]

ABY 28 (8 02 2020)

Lord Grand Admiral Darth Rapier has sensed a dark presence coming from the unknown regions. After conferring with the current Grand Master of the Dark Brotherhood and the Tie Corps Commander it has been decided that a portion of the Emperor’s Hammer Strike fleet must move to respond to this potential threat (or potential ally).

To this end the Emperor’s Hammer will be split into two groups. The First Recon Division and The Home Guard.

The First Recon Division will be formed from the most elite ships and squadrons the Emperor’s Hammer has to offer as well as moving the entire Dark Brotherhood on to the SSD Avenger and packing away supplies for an extended stay in potentially hostile territory.

The remaining ships and bases of the Emperor’s Hammer have been reformed into the Home Guard. Centered around the SSSD Sovereign and left under the command of Sector Admiral Kawolski, their sole purpose it to protect what we have and make sure we have a home to come back too.

All Emperors’ Hammer and Dark Brotherhood command staff will relocate to the SSD Avenger with all Tie Corps command staff on their appropriate flag ships.

The First Recon Division will consist of the following ships:

First Recon Command
  • SSD Avenger
  • Various support ships
Battle Group 1
  • ISD Hammer
  • Various support ships
Battle Group 2
  • ISD Warrior
  • Various support ships
Battle Group 3
  • ISD Challenge
  • Various support ship
Battle Group 4
  • ISD Grey Wolf
  • Various support ships
Battle Group 5
  • ISD Immortal
  • Various support ships
Battle Group 6
  • ISD Relentless
  • Various support ship

Check the Order of Battle for exact make up.

Mission parameters include a move along galactic north into the Unknown Regions in the area of Bakura, from there we will proceed cautiously and investigate everything we can find that might give us leads on this hidden dark presence.

The purpose of the First Recon Division is not to engage the New Republic or their allies (though we will if they present a threat to our mission). We will not be stealthy (obviously) but we will not engage unless attacked. The size of the force is designed to deter weaker foes and from what recon has told me forces in the area are minimal but we will be ready at all times.

To all Emperor’s Hammer members:

Feel free to come up with competitions, run-ons, missions, and whatever else you can think of that promotes this new story line.

I leave it to you to fill in the gaps as we reduce our effective Order of Battle and move into a new story arc for the EH.

This January the EH year will become 29 ABY, that leaves the First Orders public reveal 3 years away at 32aby and that is what we are working towards. This story arc should take us up to the First Orders arrival in the galaxy proper with potentially some interaction as we investigate the Unknown regions.


FC/GA Rapier/CS-1/SSD Avenger
MoH/IC/GOE/GSx3/SS/BS/PCx2/ISMx2/IS-5BR/MoI/DFC-Rx1/MoC-6doc-4poc-6goc-6soc-42boc/CoL/
CoS/CoB/OV-23E [Dragoon] [Trainee] {TCCORE-SM/2}

The Journey Begins[edit]

ABY 28 (10 02 2020)
Final preparations have finally been made and the last ships of the First Recon Division have reported in as ready. Over the last 2 months ships have been provisioned and refit for extended operations. The Fleet has been reorganized as shown on the Order of Battle at https://www.emperorshammer.org/oob.php.

Now that the TCCOM has finished determining where he will hoist his flag for the next year it is time to set off.

Over the next 8 weeks we will be slowly making our way through the densely packed and hard to navigate Minos Cluster until we reach open space.

After that we will keep our jumps short. Using for the most part (what we think are) uninhabited systems with the occasional jump into more populated systems in order to pick up news of New Republic fleet movement and to raid for supplies. We will also be back tracking from time to time in order to throw off any possible New Republic pursuit and to disguise our true intentions.

Moving a fleet this size the distance we are thinking will take some time. We really don’t know what we are getting into in the galaxy proper and we will want to gather as much Intel as we can about the New Republic and the Unknown regions before we get there. We especially need to determine if the New Republic is aware of this threat yet or not.

OOC: I do not expect to reach the edge of the Unknown Regions before May of next year so feel free to come up with missions and stories that put us up against New Republic forces and even local forces using craft like the Preybirds, Cloakshapes and others from XWA. Also if you have any questions or need any clarification please feel free to message me on discord or send me an email and I’ll be happy to answer

FC/GA Rapier/CS-1/SSD Avenger
MoH/IC/GOE/GSx3/SS/BS/PCx2/ISMx2/IS-5BR/MoI/DFC-Rx1/MoC-6doc-4poc-6goc-6soc-42boc/CoL/
CoS/CoB/OV-23E [Dragoon] [Trainee] {TCCORE-SM/2}

The Journey Continues[edit]

ABY 28 (12 13 2020)
Bakura system indentification.png Now that we have reached open space finally we can plot longer jumps, but we need to make sure that we do not give away our intentions, destination or point of origin… So jumps will be short and occasionally in random direction or even backwards as we do our best to throw off New Republic forces.

There will be times during this stage that individual squads, ships and even battlegroups will be tasked with recon missions into neighboring systems or with raid missions in order to gather supplies.

Our Infiltrator squadrons have requested access to the newer T-70 X-Wing and RZ-2 A-Wing so a plan is in the works in order to do that.

Keep up the good work, I salute you all.

OOC: Missions and fiction can be pretty broad during this time allowing each squad, or battlegroup plan operations on their own with the Avenger as a mobile base of operations. The Plan to acquire the newer NR equipment will be rather extensive and involve the entire TC and the EHDB in an operation that will probably take a month or more to complete and we should see it in the February/March time frame. I do not expect to reach the edge of the Unknown Regions before June so feel free to play in the sandbox we have. Good Luck.

FC/GA Rapier/CS-1/SSD Avenger
MoH/IC/GOE/GSx3/SS/BS/PCx2/ISMx2/IS-5BR/MoI/DFC-Rx1/MoC-6doc-4poc-6goc-6soc-42boc/CoL/
CoS/CoB/OV-23E [Dragoon] [Trainee] {TCCORE-SM/2}

Crossing the Threshold[edit]

ABY 29 (09 30 2021)

From: Imperial Sovereign Protector, ISD Challenge
To: Grand Admiral, SSD Avenger

SUBJ: VANGUARD STATUS REPORT

At 07:12 ship local time

... Battlegroup III crossed the line into the Unknown Region. Commodore Silwar and his ships were at battle stations but no action was engaged and no hostile forces were observed.

At 11:43 ship local time

... after deploying probe droids and long-range communication satellites I authorized the next jump further into the region.

At 20:19 ship local time

... we exited hyperspace at the far edge of a system with significant commerce traffic. Commodore Silwar ordered the A/CRS Thunderchild and Hellfire to perform an in-system jump to reconnoiter the situation. General Stryker and Firebird squadron were dispatched upon an alternate hyperspace path in the event the contacts were aggressive against Imperial ships.

At 21:02 ship local time

...reports were returned from the vanguard that the plant was a trading hub and was not familiar with the Empire. They had vague references to the Old Republic but were otherwise disinterested with the socio-military environment influencing the larger galaxy. I have opened negotiations with the local magistrate, though she gave some other title for her role, regarding the fleet’s use of their facilities.

At 09:43 ship local time

... two days later I have secured assurances that the rest of the fleet may refuel and enjoy the planet as long as we obey local law enforcement and we are embarking on our next leg of the journey.

End Transmission

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Sector Admiral Kamjin “Maverick” Lap’lamiz
Dark Side Adept

Disturbance at Tusorix[edit]

ABY 29 (10 02 2021)

The ships of the First Recon Division hung in orbit above Tusorix, the world first encountered by Battlegroup III. Nearly half a million pilots, crewmen, and troopers were planetside after shore leave was granted by the Grand Admiral. Care was taken to keep enough personnel on the ships to defend them if something happened, though that seemed unlikely considering the sheer number of vessels. A veritable cloud of armor and cannons.

Tusorix was a backwater compared to Aurora Prime, but it seemed like a dream after months of being cooped up in the fleet. The cities were large and filled with bars, the countryside was serene and the beaches were plentiful. Transports of all shapes and sizes were ready to take people anywhere they wanted to go at a moment's notice. After a couple of days, the long journey seemed to melt away.

High Admiral Plif was sprawled out on a luxurious bed at a resort near the equator, relaxing after a long day in the sun. His comlink chirped at him. He slowly reached over to pick it up and acknowledge the intrusion in his lovely day.

"Plif here, go."

Commander Doralt from the ISDII Warrior spoke in a rushed tone. "Admiral, we've detected incoming ships. They're heading for the surface at high speed, and there's a lot of them. The Fleet Commander wants everyone back ASAP."

"Any motion towards the fleet?"

"Not yet, they seem to be spreading out for an assault on the planet."

"Do we know anything else about them?"

"We're having trouble getting good readings. They seem to be deflecting our scanners."

"Understood. Please continue contacting the other admirals."

"Yes, sir."

Plif clicked off the comlink and hurried to pull on his uniform and get to his shuttle. So much for shore leave. It was nice while it lasted.

TCCOM-IOA-EDR/HA Plif/TC-1/ISDII Warrior