After it became apparent that the conquest of Alderaan would
not come to a swift end, Fleet Admiral Aygo came up with a daring plan to tip
the scales in the Republic’s favor. After review his plans with General Garza,
Grand Master Satele Shan, and Supreme Commander Jace Malcom, he was given the
green light. Operation "Killer Joe” was a go.
Operation "Killer Joe” is a three staged attack on House Thul
by a small platoon of soldiers consisting of a mix of Jedi, troopers and privateers.
Fleet admiral Aygo suspects that with all the battles raging across Alderaan, the
outposts and the main Imperial cities will be lightly guarded and a small force
of elite troops should be able to take them. Stage one will be an attack on
Outpost Ghrent located in the Glarus Valley. Stage two is the capturing of
Outpost Bolym in the Juran Mountains to prevent any early warning being sent to
House Thul. The last stage is the Siege and Occupation of House Thul and the
Rhu Caenus Spaceport. The goal of this attack is to demoralize the enemy by
taking their palace and to prevent the landing of enemy reinforcements at the
spaceport. Aygo dispatched two generals code named Rucus and Fuzzyewok to lead
the attack along with one of his admirals known as The Doctor to help
coordinate airstrikes and flybys.
The platoon gathered at Castle Panteer and proceeded to
Outpost Ghrent. As anticipated, the outpost was lightly guarded and fell
quickly. After a short victory speech by General Fuzzyewok, the troops rallied
and headed towards Wardpost Hurne to pick up some supplies. However, unknown to
the platoon, a message had gotten out to House Uglo that the outpost was under attack.
House Ulgo saw a opportunity to test a new weapon they had been developing and sent
forth their new droid design, the Siegebreaker, to destroy the invaders. House
Ulgo’s developers have noted that the Siegebreaker design is a failure.
At Wardpost Hurne, the commanders discussed which route they
would take to the second outpost. After consulting maps provide by Private
Simins they decided to take the north route and cross the river at the head (though
it was tempting to take the south route and use the bridge) to avoid
detection. At 2235 hours the battle for
Outpost Bolym began. The fight was fierce and quick and the outpost fell to the
With the last fall of Outpost Bolym, the platoon at last was
in position to strike House Thul. There was no need for subtlety here as the
goal was to strike fear and demoralize the enemy. At 2240 hours the platoon led
a full charge on the gates of House Thul!
was lighter than expected, even so it was a hard fight. Thovarr was hit in the
knee and would have been out of action had it not been for the emergency
medical treatment he received in the field. With the gates breached, Generals Fuzzyewok
and Rucus led the platoon through the streets straight to the doorsteps of the
Thul Palace. The battle outside the palace doors
was furious! With the palace forces defeated, the
platoon celebrated its victory on the throne of House of Thul.
With the palace taken the platoon moved on to the spaceport which
was guard by a Sith overseer who was quickly overwhelmed. The remaining forces
were dispatched and the spaceport was secured. Operation "Killer
Joe” was a success and the Occupation of House Thul has begun.