Your screen flickers and shows a stage in a big hangar hall. Behind a small lectern the banners of both the Minmatar Republic and Ushra’Khan are displayed. Between them in the shadows stand two figures. One of them walks upon the stage and takes the position behind the lectern: A man in a worn out uniform of the Tribal Liberation Force with the fist of Ushra’Khan above the heart. With a pensive expression on the face his gaze wanders over what you assume to be waiting crowd. This is Harkon Thorson. The Chief of Ushra’Khan. For a moment he just stands there taking in the scenery. Then after a long and deep breath he starts to address the audience:
Brothers and Sisters!
Today is a day of great importance for all of us. It will go down in the long history of our alliance. The end of an era and the beginning of a new one. Let us take a look at what is coming to an end:
We fought for and won a monument that will stand the test of time and will forever remind the cluster of Ushra’khans deeds in 9UY. Our tribute to UNITY-station and those that came before us.
He pauses for a moment to let the cheers of the crowd fade.
We fought in Kahah. And while we ultimately could not save our people there we send a message. To this day we are the only ones that have claimed a DED vessel let alone a Marshal for their compliance in the oppression of our kin. With a smirk he adds: Their fitting skills are about as good as their moral values.
After the laughter of the crowd dies down he continues.
We fought countless campaigns in the war zone and beyond to protect our people and to punish those that threatened them. Many were successful. Like the campaign to defend our people on the planet of Floseswin IV.
The hangar echoes with the victory cries of the present Matari and it takes a while for them to calm again.
Others fights we lost. But no matter how grim the situation! No matter hard and how deep we fell: we have always risen up once more! For our UNITY is our strength. We as members of Ushra’Khan can be beaten on the battlefield but if the last nearly 20 years have shown one thing then it is that Ushra’Khan will live on! Ushra’Khan will fight on! Matari Invictus!
The last words are echoed by the crowd in a mighty roar.
Brothers and Sisters! I am deeply humbled by the trust that was set in me and by the honour of the position I was allowed to hold for all those years.
He takes a small break and bows his head before looking back up and continuing.
Just these years have come to an end today. A new era begins with the reign of the once and future Khan. May the Spirits of Matar and Pator guide him on his path as his path will be mine. Will be ours!
With that he puts his fist over his chest and bows deeply while withdrawing to the side of the stage…