In the wake of the latest news from Ham VIII, I have travelled to the system to see what I can establish first hand.
Having completed a number of scans and surveys above Ham VIII and Ham IX, I can confirm that the data appears to discredit the public statements made by the Royal Khanid Navy.
Unfortunately, the claims by Tears of Reschard were not fabrications, as asserted by the RKN, and the attacks did take place.
This also leads me to believe that the unrest on Ham VIII was not simply a minor slave revolt, again as asserted by RKN commentary.
While this validates criticism against Tears of Reschard’s foolish actions, there may be some room for hope.
If the RKN’s comments have been shown to be unreliable in response to these events, there may be some reason to doubt reports of Kufail’s fate, or that of his retinue. Under the circumstances, however, I am not confident that we will be told anything different soon.
It is my hope that Idama en Waro was not on Ham VIII during the attack, and that her location and wellbeing can be determined somehow.
We will of course seek out any new information that may come to light, and I will spend the rest of my time here in Ham attempting to learn more.
Mr Aristide, while it is true that Tears of Reschard carried out a series of ill-advised terrorist attacks against civilian targets, the Idama en Waro Repatriation Front bravely attempted to rescue the Idama.
This is exactly the kind of direct action that appears to have the support of many in the Federation when it comes to Matari strikes against the Empire. Are the Intaki not to be granted the same courtesy when looking out for one of our own?
In contrast to some of the noises coming from elsewhere in the Federation, I again offer my support, and that of the Intaki Liberation Front, to the IWRF, and ask that they contact us.
For the Idama.