As they progressed deeper into the corvette, the gravity suddenly increased to twice that of Sauran standard. Because the men regularly practiced for that possibility, they weren’t caught off as badly as the Saurans had hoped.
As soon as the heavy gravity hit, fifty Saurans came running down the passageway, firing as they charged. The heavies returned fire, taking out the initial ranks of enemy warriors. The seals came charging forward, just in time, as the Saurans closed within hand to hand range.
That’s when the seals introduced the enemy to another new weapon they carried, a powerful hand held pistol. It only had fifteen shots; but it was easy to aim and fire in very close quarters. Every time it did, a Sauran lost an eye, or a hand and sometimes, their entire head.
That engagement lasted more than five minutes. Total casualties were now at eight percent, which was higher than they had anticipated this early in the battle. At ten percent, Apok was supposed to call for additional troops to come in, but he wasn’t going to wait that long. His call went out, but he heard no response.