“Brace for impact. Gonna be rough,” Jebvui warned them.
Samtel tightened his seat restraint, even though he’d already done so about ten times during re-entry. He began counting the seconds until they hit from her announcement, getting to about eight and a half before it happened.
It being a jarring crash of the Quick Step. As unpowered crash landings went, it wasn’t bad, as it didn’t kill the entire crew instantly. Unfortunately, it wasn’t anything remotely close to smooth and innocuous. The jarring impact tore Samtel’s over-tightened strap and hurled him from his seat, sending him flying around the crew lounge along with a motley assortment of other ship fixtures, slamming painfully around as the ship scraped along the surface of the planet. The last thing he remembered was the port bulkhead rushing up at his side much too quickly for his liking. Then there was a sharp pain in his left arm and side, then unconsciousness.
Reserving my vote until this has earned the approval of the Archivists and community. BTS is here. Atarumaster88(Talk page) 01:37, December 20, 2010 (UTC)
Excellent read, one minor detail though, the explosion onboard the Quick Step near the beginning should be to port, not stern, because the majority of hyperspace engienes aboard space craft are located on port. If this particular ship has a engiene to port instead of stern feel free to correct me. Then you've got my vote. -_- Joe (Talk) (Contributions) (My novel) 17:58, January 9, 2011 (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed the novella, thanks for checking it out. I did look over the canonical YT-1210 article as well as some of the sources listed for that class on Wookieepedia, but didn't find anything to indicate one way or the other where the hyperdrive engines are located. I'm also not aware of any canonical sources saying that the hyperdrive is usually on the port side, but if you've got one, please let me know. ;) Thanks. Atarumaster88(Talk page) 01:44, January 11, 2011 (UTC)
While I still believe that the majority of hyperdrives are on port, I don't think I would be able to find any sources relating to it, much less proving it. So, without sources my argument is now irrelvant. I will add my vote now. Once again, excellent read. -_- Joe (Talk) (Contributions) (My novel) 22:15, January 14, 2011 (UTC)