It was an honour to stand once again alongside our Caldari brothers in arms against our foes, Gallente and Minmatar alike. Not long ago our two factions witnessed the utter desolation of black rise and outlying sectors at the hands of the Galmil horde. Emboldened by nigh unassailable support from local cuthroats and sellswords, Galmil alliances WANGS and FEDUP purged all remnants of Calmil from the region before turning on one another, leaving the cluster in a desolate and stagnant state for years - a barren shell of its former glory.
As the tattered remnants of Galmil began to regain their former strength in the wake of this calamity, my heart swelled with pride at the sight of the Caldari Militia rising from the debris to match them. Like a phoenix birthed from the ashes and taking flight to meet a similarly interminable threat, this victory may not bring the conflict to and end, but it is a testament to the will of the Caldari people.
There will be highsec dwelling spectators of low wit and malleable spine that attempt to undermine your accomplishment through unending goading about the nature of the oscillatory shift in power in the warzone. Pay the thoughtless oratory aired by these detractors no mind. As immortal capsuleers making war on capsuleeres, no victories are final. In ancient times, when a warrior lifted and lowered stones to gain strength, the objective was not to permanently alter the position of the stone - but rather, to cultivate the physique that facilitates its movement. We build strength by defeating our enemies in the warzone - by defending systems gained and attacking systems lost. System control is bimodal and oscillatory, while our strength increases monotonically. When diplomacy shields the Gallente and Minmatar no longer, our swords will be sharp and our shoulders broad. On the other hand, soft armchair general highsec-dwelling spectators, so eager to comment on warfare while refusing to partake in it, will likely be among the first casualties.
One final thought before signing off - there is one name that I do not see represented among the citations listed here, and this is most unfortunate because his contributions were perhaps among the most impactful in the struggle for final warzone control. While on the wrong side of the conflict, Elecon Amatin deserves veneration and credit for his efforts in Fliet. Agoze has fallen, and thus the Caldari victory over Gallente systems is now total - but it was Fliet, not Agoze, that was the seat of Gallente power. The defense of Fliet conducted by Aideron Robotics was bourne of an energy and tenacity that I have seen very few times in career as a militia FC. Indeed, with Amarr returned home to crush increasingly uppity Minmatar rebels, I caution our Caldari allies to closely monitor Aideron’s activity.
We in service of the Empire congratulate our Caldari brothers for this hard earned victory. In its wake, continue to build yourselves and strive to attain and surpass your former status in numbers and organization.
Victory to the State
Glory to the Empire
Supreme Leader of the Amarr Militia