ace Coalition «Escort Units» :
-RCS Zurück Linds:
Ship: Heidnisch-Class Carrier
The RCS Zurück Linds was commissioned in 2275 GD to be the one and only Heidnisch-Class of Carriers. These carriers aren’t meant for front line assaults or invasion support. They are a small ship that carries a squadron of 8 fighters and have Inter-Space jump capabilities. The Race Coalition, after its formation, needed a federal way of protecting multiple of its assets from pirate raids that were becoming more and more common. The RCS Zurück Linds was determined to be one of the three ships that would answer this call. Of course, the board of military defense didn’t think that a carrier alone would be able to ward off pirate raids, especially from the Liberators of the Fold, so they instituted two new destroyers as well from the new Suchen-Class of ships. The crew on the RCS Zurück Linds and the fighter crew as well, are the people that are deemed “Disposable”.
-RCS Zurück Linds Crew:
Ki-ma (race: Krimo-lan. rank: Captain Call-sign: “Chief”)
Ki-ma used to be one of the naval captains of the Galactic United Nations Defense Forces and served upon the GUNS Kill-a-lo. After the Second Galactic War, however, he was transferred by the newly formed Race Coalition to rear guard duty upon the newly commissioned RCS Zurück Linds. He hates his new job babysitting the pilots of the fighters in his small carrier, and hates that fact despite his capabilities for front line action against the Liberators of the Fold as he used to enjoy upon his battleship GUNS Kill-a-lo, he now has to command a bunch of rejects, and hates his new designation as “chief” by the rest of the task force.
Jirro Killai (race: Uortian. rank: Chief Warrant Officer 2 Call-sign: “Gears”)
Jirro Killai is the engineer on the RCS Zurück Linds that keeps what he calls “his home” in one piece. He used to serve with Captain Ki-ma on the GUNS Kill-a-lo, but was actually booted to rear guard duty by the GUNDF before the Second Galactic War ended. His first ship as rear-guard was the destroyer GUNS Li-ha. When the ship is re-purposed and re-named by the Race Coalition Naval Operations Fleet to the RCS Jida’ma-lo and sent to the front lines, he was again reassigned to the RCS Zurück Linds for his record with the GUNDF for tampering with the engines a bit too much. He also has the tendency to bite his toe-nails and throw them into the nuclear reactors for fun.
Herald Mason (race: Human. rank: Lieutenant Commander Call-sign: “Black Granite”)
Herald Mason is one of the eight pilots of the RCS Zurück Linds. He used to be part of the United Earth Republics Naval Defense. He was a wing commander and accidentally had most of his squadron fire upon friendly ships during the confusion and commotion during the Invasion of Earth of the Second Galactic War. He was quickly court-martialed, but was soon snatched up before the end of his trial by the RCNOF for service upon their newest Heidnisch-class Carrier. He flies a beat-up old VF-112 Saber instead of the newer JF-334 Lancers that the rest of the wing flies. He is still considered the wing commander due to rank and is also reported to be addicted to stims. He has named his Saber “Jenkins’s Revenge”. It has served with him his whole naval piloting career.
Gerard Vinci (race: Dracomancer. rank: Ensign Call-sign: “Scales”)
Gerard Vinci is a descendant of Giovanni Vinci and was one of the best pilots in the Hymjal Navy. However, because of a freak accident during the Second Galactic War that involved him in a Saber to crash into another friendly Saber that killed the other pilot, he had gone slightly insane and is no longer his usual self. He will often talk to himself, and if anyone disturbs him while he talks to himself, he will literally bite them and rip his/her arm off. This got him sent to the RCS Zurück Linds. The new Lancers allow this Ensign to maneuver a lot better and help him avoid head-on collission with the rest of his wing.
Sara Jinkum (race: Nanomorph. rank: Lieutenant Call-sign: “Siren“)
Sara Jinkum wasn’t a pilot, nor did she ever get clearance to fly the JF-334. She used to be a lower bridge support officer and also an impromptu medic during the Second Galactic War. She served on the VSS Gunwhale, a Battleship that assisted in the Battle for Zinfadel. Her ship got utterly destroyed when she was the last remaining ranked officer on the ship and she accidentally put in the wrong entry-path into an opened Inter-Space wormhole. The Lower Bridge survived, but the rest of the crew and military personell were killed, leaving her and three remaining Junior Lieutenants stuck on the bridge until another ship rescued them. Because of her track record, she was incarcerated for three years until she had the option to either stay in the jail for three more years or sign up for the back lines. She chose the back lines and has no flight experience, unlike the rest of the wing.
Ara-Plisku (race: Jinn-Lar. Rank: Chief Petty Officer Call-sign: ”Gills“)
Ara-Plisku is probably the only one of the group to have actually volunteered to be rear guard. She being one of the few Jinn-Lar to be in the RCNOF, she was found during enlistment to have the capabilities for piloting, and so she became the pilot of her own craft. Unlike the other races on the Zurück Linds, she needs water to breathe and can be found most often in her Full Emersion Suit at almost all times of the day. The rest of the crew doesn’t talk to her and she doesn’t talk to them, except when they are flying as a wing. She only talks what she has to in order to keep the others and herself alive.
Lintang Jerrs (race: Dracomancer. rank: Master Chief Petty Officer Call-sign: “Blade-Wing”)
Lintang Jerrs used be enlisted in the Velenumian Planetary Forces as a Technical Sergeant , but when the Second Galactic War was over, he re-applied to be a naval pilot and was immediately transferred to the RCNOF and assigned to the crew of the small carrier. He is a womanizer and has been trying to lure the three only women in the wing to dating him, even the Jinn-Lar. However, he gets slapped by all three women multiple times, despite his best arguments. He is actually a skilled pilot, since he had piloted scorpions during the Second Galactic War.
Jess King (race: Dracomancer. rank: Ensign Call-sign: “Snake”)
Jess King used to be the biggest, nerdiest girl in the Navy command structure. She was first assigned to the GUN Orbital Station Leviathan. She was in charge of the battery defenses of Beta 57-x during the Second Galactic War. When Velenumia broke through and destroyed the GUNOS Leviathan, she had already escaped in an escape pod and was picked up by Velenumian Forces. However, she escaped multiple times before she was finally assigned as rear guard by the RCNOF. She can often be found quoting old Earth references and can even be found playing RPGs on her Personal Combat Computer, or PCC for short, also known as a poly. She secretly likes Lintang, but will never admit to it in front of the others, nor to Lintang himself because of their different social paths.
Se-mi (race: Krimo-lan. Rank: Junior Lieutenant Call-sign: “Shellshock”)
For being a Krimo-lan, Se-mi is pretty large and also used to serve on the GUNS Kill-a-lo as one of Ki-ma’s navigators. His knowledge of Inter-Space theory is astronomical and also experimental. He once almost imploded a star during his service on the GUNS Kill-a-lo, and was transferred almost immediately to the GUNDF back lines program, and has been there ever since. When he accidentally crashed his Cruiser into an asteroid field, he was then re-assigned to the cheaper RCS Zurück Linds and was placed as a pilot of his own JF-334 which he has dubbed “Shell Breaker”. He actually shows a natural talent for being able to calculate exactly where enemy ordinance is going to show up and uses his knowledge of Inter-Space to his advantage in re-sending the enemy ordnance back at them.
Hyth Maez (race: Angal-Hishn. rank: Airman Recruit Call-sign: “Viper”)
Hyth Maez is the first of many naval pilots from the newly formed Angal-Hishn nation of “Alpha Republic”, which was surprisingly passed by the War Chief Council of the Angal-Hishn. Not much is known about him since he keeps quiet, but he looks up to Ki-ma as a kind of replacement Class Chief, since he used to be of the Dragon Rider Tribe and also the Dragon Rider Class. He chose to be a pilot in order to keep flying as he used to. It is said that he keeps a skull of one of the rebels during the Alpha IV Uprising that happened shortly after the formation of the Alpha Republic hanging in his bunk’s room. No one dares mess with him, nor his self-styled JF-334, which he painted to look like a dragon and calls “The Vispral”.
-RCS Fangen and RCS Finden
Ships: Suchen-class Destroyers
The twin ships of the RCS Fangen and RCS Finden were both commissioned in 2275 GD along with the RCS Zurück Linds. The Race Coalition’s Board of Military Defense thought that the Heidnisch-class Carrier could never conquer even a single stealth ship of the Liberators of the Fold. So, the RCS Zurück Linds was the first and last of the Heidnisch -class carriers, while the rest of the carriers in the RCSNOF are larger Judicator-class Carriers that are loaded with more fighters, bombers and transports than what a Heidnisch-class could dream of holding. However, instead of creating an expensive Judicator-class Carrier for the newly established “Back Lines Project”, they created a cheap Heidnisch-class and decided to create two new destroyers to be the “escorts” of the tiny carrier. The destroyers are actually about twice the size of RCS Zurück Linds and also hold two squadrons of fighters, each holding 16 fighters, just in case the scale of the attack gets out of hand. They are also equipped with brand new Beam Particle Cannons and an array of Pulse Laser turret batteries and also Continuous Laser turret batteries along with Arc Missile pods and Plasma Torpedoes. The crews on both destroyers are actually fresh from the new Race Coalition Academy of Naval Warfare and also the Velenumia Republic Institution of Naval Officers, both very well established training and education establishments for Navy. Both the RCS Fangen and RCS Finden were constructed by Earth Industries at the Luna Ship Yards on the Earth Moon “Luna”. The RCS Zurück Linds was constructed by Vele Corp at the Omega Ship Yards in the Omega Star System. Both crews of the destroyers aren’t permanently assigned to their respective ships as are the crew of the RCS Zurück Linds. The new crews are placed there as a kind of last-step training, and are often switched out after every mission with a fresh crew.