The raider vessels burned their engines hot in an attempt to gain weapons range on their target, but were unable to reach it before it jumped to warp. Turning about, as if they were beasts whose play had failed, they moved towards the ship which had been their bait. Energy blasted out from both raiders and smashed into the crippled transport. Even if there had been anyone left alive on-board there would have been nothing they could have done. Within minutes the attacking ships ruptured the power core of the stricken ship, causing an explosion which momentarily rivaled a small sun. With their anger sated, but not their hunger, the two hunters moved off seeking other prey within the Battleground.