Flight of the Valkyrie 2Its too bloody big! Theres no way we can fight off that kinda firepower!Flight of the Valkyrie 2 in Science Fiction More Like This
What exactly are the Captains plans for this anyway? We run a frigate ship, how the hell does he expect us to go toe-to-toe with a Destroyer-class ship from the German Navy!?
Were not fighters; were privateers! Thats what those military bastards wanna call us anyway How could the Captain do this to us!?
The mess hall was a relatively small room on the lower deck of the gondola section of the airship, small enough that not all of the crew could gather there at the same time, but it made for some cosy conversations at least. The crew were clearly not happy, their anger fuelled by alcohol which they had managed to lift on the last mission and had forgotten to mention when logging the loot which they would be keeping in the report to the Royal Navy. The Count had given them free reign over it for tonight so long as the next day they were fit
Flight of the Valkyrie 12How is it that nothing at the exhibition appealed to you in the slightest? Count Louis de Theudubert asked, parrying another blow before stepping to the left and thrusting his rapier towards his opponent.Flight of the Valkyrie 12 in Science Fiction More Like This
What can I say? The clash of sword against sword rang through the air as she knocked the blade away to her left. All I managed to see were a bunch of items which applied to large vehicles or made combat easier. Not worth my time and certainly not worth my money!
Louis guard had been thrown off by his opponents harsh returning slash and he now forced himself to hop to his right to avoid the thrust of a blade into his stomach. As he landed, his right knee failed him again and he cried out in pain, dropping onto his left knee as his body responded to the pain.
The Counts opponent did not let up, slashing her blade towards his neck fast enough that he had no time to bring up his own blade to stop it. Instead he rolled in the same direc
Flight of the Valkyrie 13The Count watched the lieutenant go, smiling faintly before he turned back to Celeste, unsure if he would be getting a tongue lashing or support from the female pirate. She looked as gorgeous as always, her kohl-framed eyes drawing him in so exquisitely as always.Flight of the Valkyrie 13 in Science Fiction More Like This
You look good Celeste. He told her feebly.
And you look like Hell itself Louis. Celeste responded, sitting on the wooden desk in front of the Count, placing her feet on the back of the seat next to him.
Which is different than the norm how? Louis asked with a mischievous glint in his eye. Celeste smiled and punched him in the arm, shaking her head.
Ye dont change do ye? She asked, her feet lowering to the floor as she dropped down from where she was sat. Louis eyes were drawn away from her eyes by the bouncing of her medal (among other things) close to his face.
I do sometimes, and that is part of the reason we parted so poorly last time, because on the rare oc
Flight of the Valkyrie 11Gentlemen, the moment you have been waiting for has arrived!Flight of the Valkyrie 11 in Science Fiction More Like This
The voice came from a megaphone that was held in front of a large, burly mans mouth, mostly obscuring his face. The accent was strange to Louis, it was one that was, even in these open days, heard quite rarely this side of the Atlantic Ocean. Louis could not contain his smirk as the man began to speak. He was very fond of Americans, but they did often puff out their chests with each statement that they made, making themselves appear the bigger men in any situation.
This man was stood to the right of a large set of double doors which led into a room not made of the same portable divisions as the rest of the exhibition and this room was not much wider than the doors themselves. The fact that the walls seemed to be made of some sort of dull metal actually drew more attention from the Count. The man was standing beside a wooden box which strangely also caught Louis attention but he shook it off, focussing
Flight of the Valkyrie 4The noise outside the doors was astronomical. The Admiral had merely been carrying out some routine paperwork, finishing his more tedious assignments for the day before he oversaw the new arms shipment. Today was supposed to be a relatively leisurely day in a relatively tedious time for the seasoned veteran. The noise that was steadily moving closer to his door suggested that this was in jeopardy.Flight of the Valkyrie 4 in Science Fiction More Like This
The Admiral considered reaching for his ceremonial sabre mounted on the wall behind his desk, but thought better of it. Instead he poured himself a large scotch from the crystal decanter on his desk and waited patiently for whoever or whatever was approaching to arrive. The steam-powered doors were almost torn from their hinges as Count Louis de Theudubert entered, his face screwed into a look of pure anger, possibly hatred but definitely a full amount of pain. In the doorway behind him stood several members of his so-called crew and in small snippets of the hallway which could be
Flight of the Valkyrie 14They were coming. Now was the time for action! The drums of war had sounded; Darmania had-just as planned-incurred the wrath of the British Empire. Intelligence from agents and infiltrators in London indicated that the claws of the lion were being unsheathed at this very moment. Preparations had to be made, not only to defend against the oncoming armada that Britain was preparing, hoping to deliver righteous justice upon their foes, but also preparations to obtain the Count and as many of his crew as could be kept alive.Flight of the Valkyrie 14 in Science Fiction More Like This
"Is it satisfied for now?" The 'Darmanian' asked his own crew and the largest of the men nodded with a grin, clicking something back together on the gun-arm that had replaced his lost right arm.
"Good, and how goes the preparations for our guests?" He smirked as the cage was lifted from the pit in the centre of Carmali, the central city in Darmania. It had gone down full of British Citizens and now was being pulled up completely empty with the bars savaged more and mor
Flight of the Valkyrie 10Smoke was pouring into the central chamber, causing Louis to cough and splutter. The Telescopic Diagnostician whirred, attempting to get a lock on any object but unable to do so due to the thick black cloud. The Count crouched down and covered his lower face with a handkerchief, raising his new pistol as he attempted to gauge the situation. Something had gone horribly wrong, this much was clear, but had it been sabotage or was it merely the malfunction which the staff would later attempt to ensure they all believed.Flight of the Valkyrie 10 in Science Fiction More Like This
Captain! Davenports voice was muffled, but loud enough that Louis was able to turn in his direction. We need to get out of here!
Of course, his breathing apparatus would make this a lot easier for the Lieutenant. Louis rerouted two wires on his analogue computer and the Telescopic Diagnostician suddenly focussed to the Counts left, indicating a thin area where the smoke seemed less dense. He had programmed the device to search for light,