You are on shift when the first explosion rips through the bay. Attacks are no rarity in Kumak thanks to its close orbit to the outer hull. But this. This is something different. You have never seen the sheer scale and coordination of an attack like this. From your bay you witness the outer hull being breached and sucking an entire fang of void fighters and their crew out into the vacuum of space. Emergency systems activate and lock down the gaping holes. Alarms sound and dragon blooded pilots scramble to their fighters. You run for your work line. You are the senior tech for fighters 23 through 27. Your team works with practiced efficiency and within seconds the first two fighters are out of the bay. You are personally checking the elemental core for number 26 when the explosion hits your bay. The vacuum hits you instantly. The pilot and crew standing beside the fighter vanish. You feel the cold of space race through your entire body threatening to stop your heart. You feel blood feel your lungs and have to squeeze your eyes shut to keep them in your skull. You skid along the frame of the fighter nearly unconscious. “No. Not this way. I have to survive just a bit longer.” as if on cue you feel yourself slide across the cockpit’s metal canopy. Instinctively your hand reaches for the access pad. You trace the arcane sigils required to release the seal. The hiss from the escaping air nearly forces you off the plane. You manage to blindly pull yourself inside and secure the hatch. It is an agonizing half second before you feel the pressure build back up. You chock down as much air as you can and begin to bring the ship online again. Without a Dragon Blood’s essence you won’t be able to use any of the weapons but you begin to reroute power and overload the elemental core. This will allow you to fly for a few moments before the core explodes. Hopefully you can destroy a few of the demon spawn before you die from blood loss. You open your eyes for the first time and see the gigantic battle before you through a screen of white pain. A swarm has descended upon the outer hull of the Gunstar. Behind you something massive is trying to crawl into the bay you were just blown out of. There is nothing you can do about it without damaging the Gunstar more but you might be able to attack the whale like creature directly behind it. The creature is covered in Navkie. Imp like creatures with razor sharp talons and poisonous venom. They are approaching the same breach ready to invade. You rotate the ship around and speed towards it. At max speed you will only have a few seconds before impact. You utter a small prayer and smile inside knowing the pain will soon end. The Navkie launch themselves onto your ship as soon as its in range. Their talons rip open the cockpit and you are pulled out into the void again seconds before the impact of the ship destroys the beast in a shower of blue flame and acid blood. Instead of the shocking cold you expect you feel only coolness. Your eyes are open without any pain. At first you are sure you have died until the shocked look of the demon clinging to you snaps you back to reality. A silver light surrounds you. You watch wordlessly as your wounds close themselves. You breath in the essence of the void and your lungs accept it. The demon claws desperately at you but your wounds heal too fast. With amazing ease you reach forward with hands now covered in wolf’s fur and talons and rip the creature in two. You float suspended in darkness for a moment before you see her. The woman in silver and white. The most beautiful creature you have ever seen as she radiates an aura of mystery and motherly love. “My brave one. Your work has just begun. Avenge me. Avenge us. Take back what is rightfully ours. Go now.” she grasps your hand and flings you towards the breach in your bay. You crash to the ground just as the hole slams closed from the emergency spider automatons. Before you Navkie and other foul creatures are attacking everything they can. You catch a glimpse of your wolf hybrid war form in a reflection of polished metal. You smile to yourself and inhale a deep breath. The hunt is on.