Captain Ulrik Svensgaard was not a happy man. The assault on Hornbill Point had been a disaster. The superior nature of the alien armor and weaponry had wreaked destruction on his fleet of simple ships. Impact projectile tore through synthmetal armor, and the Pirate lasers had barely scratched the odd-looking red armor worn by Marr's defenders.
Two Pirate ships had been lost in the attack, and a third was chased down by the Usurper navy. Two more ships were badly damaged, but had managed to withdraw and were now sailing to natural harbors to make repairs before making a run back to pirate territory. At last report, the Horizon was unscathed, but contact had been lost after she had withdrawn from the retreating fleet to distract the Usurper navy. That left Svensgaard two fully operational vessels that would not do much to stop the potential four impact vessels that Marr could send his way.
This put circumstances firmly out of Svensgaard's hands, leaving him little to do but hope.