The Blades will forever be enshrined in the memories of the citizens of the planet Tec, and the inhabitants of the city of Pugio.
It was through their determined defence and steadfast loyalty that so many civilians managed to escape what became known as the Pugio Massacre, a determined attempt by Moff Huxley and the 8th Bomber Wing – The Blackballs – to raze the city to the ground.
Comprised mostly of rookies, lead by a hard-bitten core of veterans, the Blades took to the air in a mishmash of star fighters and hastily converted civilian ships. Time after time the rebels hurled themselves at the hated and feared Emperor Palpatine’s Imperial Navy TIE Bombers as they rained death and destruction on the city below.
Eventually the Blades were unable to take to the skies any more, and so the pilots and what remained of their ground crews picked up their blasters and headed into the ruins where they gained a fearsome reputation.
Aces of the Blades
An ace is someone who has five confirmed kills (assists don’t count). As a result, some of the kill tallies below may well be underestimations due to lack of corroboration.
|Name||Ship Name||Ship Type||Kills||Status|
|Kyle Samsuka||The Bitch||X-95 Headhunter||35||KIA|
|Jorg Lawrence||Broken Empire||HWK-290||32||MIA|
|Grimm Dirk||Law Maker||A-Wing||29||Active|
|Milic Vietstri||Claymore||X-95 Headhunter||28||Active|
|Heath Rowsem||No Clue||X-Wing||25||KIA|