Uh oh, looks like the slavers have friends; trigger-happy friends with a sense of tactics. How will our heroes handle being surrounded?
You may have a more immediate question, though, like "how come they aren't being rocked by incoming fire?" Well, the Stellar Vanguard is a ship that is designed to protect her occupants from as much as possible, including the effects of enemy fire. That means systems are in place to prevent the ship from rocking and rolling, throwing the crew around and possibly injuring them in the process. If you see the crew being rocked and thrown, it's because those systems have been badly compromised and the ship herself is most likely badly damaged, possibly about to be destroyed.
Sorry the page is late, I hope the light and shadow effects and the increasing action makes it worth the wait. Let me know if you think it was, post in the nifty tagboard up to the left or send me an email. See you next Thursday Nov. 2nd, and please vote for this feature at the sites below in the meantime!