We thought we could set up our new base on Eol Shah without ruffle or excitement. But the Imperials weren't as stupid as we thought.
Using a tracking device they managed to track us up to our base. We're actually fallen for the Empire's oldest trick.
When suddenly an imperial fleet appeared in orbit, we hardly trusted our eyes.
It consisted of the Super Star Destroyer Executor, 5 Imperial Class Star Destroyers and 5 Victory Class Star Destroyers, in addition the respective amount of TIEs.
Somehow it is odd that we are now always confronted with Imperial troops under Vader's supreme command.
Princess Leia ordered an immediate evacuation of the base.
To cover our retreat, the captured ion cannon operated by Tarik and his comrades, fired on the Star Destroyers. They actually managed to disable the capitol ships.
In the meantime the X-wing pilots headed for their fighters. We should entangle the TIEs in melees in order to allow the transport ships to escape with the equipment and the ground units.
It wasn't an easy task.
My little brother Gavin, who was now also with the Alliance, was my wingman, which was really a big advantage. It was really a nice feeling to fly with someone in combat you can rely on.
No sooner had we ascended to the orbit, than the first attack wave of TIEs came towards us. Over the battle frequency I heard Luke's voice: "Here Rogue Leader. Avoid the Star Destroyers.
We don't know how long the effect of the ion cannons shots will last. Try to entangle the TIEs in melees and distract them from the transports. Let's go, Rogues and may the Force be with you."
We confirmed one by one that we had understood his order, and then the battle begun.
The TIE pilots weren't bad, but they did not fight with desperate courage.
I heard my brother's voice: "Rogue 5. Sis, watch it! You've a TIE at your back."
I couldn't see anything. "Damn, Gavin, I've no indication. Wait, I see it."
The TIE was right behind me and tried to get me into its targeting computer. Via com I spoke with my R2-unit Fuzzy: " Fuzzy, make the best of the fighter.
" He chirped and on the display I could see the translated answer. It didn't looked good, we flew already at full speed.
More wasn't possible. The TIE caught up. Soon I would be in firing range.
Desperately I tried to avoid him with a corkscrew maneuver, but he remained persistent behind me.
Suddenly I heard Wedge's voice via com: "Stay calm, Nomi, I'll be right with you. Gavin, give me cover, if you do not want your sister to be vaporized by an Imperial."
I was in its firing range now and inwardly I prepared for the inevitable end. It was almost as if I could already feel the lambent flames that would consume my body.
But then the X-Wing of Wedge appeared just before me. "Nomi, push your fighter down!"
I followed his order and then Wedge flew towards the TIE and fired his laser cannons. The TIE vanished in a fireball.
I breathed a sigh of relief. "Thank you, Wedge."
He laughed. "You're welcome, Nomi. You can buy me a drink when we're back."
Then we heard Luke's voice via com: "Splendid shot, Rogue. The transports are all gone. Our work is done. Let's go, Rogues."
We had put up a good fight. Many TIEs were shot down by us and all of our transports escaped. We were only forced to left behind our ion cannon on Eol Shah.
Then we were in hyperspace heading for our rendezvous point.
After a long search, we finally found a planet suitable for our new base.