To Lord @Olacar_xer_Sarum and the Sarum Court, to Colonel General Vikhtor Mazari, and our Liege Lord Arrach Sarum,
I do not know where I stand today amongst such esteemed company as those I address with this. Normally I would write humbly, as the low-born consort that I am. However, today I also write as a victor, and that I pray shall make you pause and lend your ears.
In the name of my Lady Mitara Newelle, Champion of House Sarum and Holder of Damnidios Para’nashu, I have fought to restore Imperial dominance in the system of Floseswin for the past two and a half months. Today, myself and the 24th Imperial Crusade, along with forces from Providence, have succeeded. This gift, which I consider a miracle granted by God Himself, I give to you in the hopes that my contribution has earned me the right to also contribute my input as a Divine Commodore of the Crusade.
I will be direct: We will not hold the system longer than a week and shall be unable to reclaim it again for months, if not years, after the incredible galvanisation of Tribal loyalist capsuleers this invasion has caused. I urge in the strongest of manners that the brief time of space supremacy we have bought be used to conduct a complete withdrawal of our forces from the surface of Floseswin IV, lest they be trapped there indefinitely once again and eventually destroyed or captured and slowly tortured in heathen death camps.
Attached is a detailed report of the strategic outlooks I have complied to prove this is the truth. Attempting to reinforce or press the attack on the planet will only delay the inevitable. I am acutely aware of the diplomatic battles being waged now, and how the invasion is leveraging them, but I assure you we cannot press on and we must cut our losses lest a captured or dead army become a weapon to be used against us at the Inner Circle’s negotiation tables. I believe we have abundantly proven the points we came here to demonstrate, and it is time to leave with what we have already gained.
Furthermore, division is increasing amongst Imperial loyalist capsuleers in this matter, as I am certain you have noted them stirring between our Holders and those of our new allies under House Ardishapur. We stand to lose at home as well as at the front now. The vast majority of the Crusade and our allies wishes to turn their attentions homeward and retake our lost system to protect our own citizens from terrorist reprisals and eliminate TLF profit sources, which I believe to be the most strategically sound move at this point. I have used considerable political capital amongst them to achieve this victory, while other supposed allies have abandoned us completely. We cannot maintain a united front in this any longer.
I will leave the details of any such egress from this damned theatre up to the more expert tacticians, but I pray I make myself clear when I state that remaining is a death sentence to our men and women in the field, and the Minmatar know it. If that is what is intended, then I will have no choice but to accept it. However, I will not do so lightly.
I pray that my words are considered and acted upon with due dilligence.
Lord Aldrith Shutaq Newelle
Lord Consort to Lady Mitara Newelle
Divine Commodore of the 24th Imperial Crusade
Paladin Ordinary and Navarch of the Excubitoris Chapter of the Sacred Throne Order