Capsuleers of New Eden and associates,
As a native of the Ammatar Mandate, I have watched in horror from afar as millions have been slaughtered senselessly by the Khanid Kingdom. All the while New Eden does next to nothing. This ends now.
I was young when the Elder Fleet rescued the Starkmanir from the Mandate and when Ana Utulf urged us to defect, I chose to remain complacent and complicit like many of those around me. Today, I heed that call to action. I have taken my family’s wealth and have put it towards building an army and a fleet to aid the people of Kahah.
But I am only a businessman, not a warrior. The arms, ships, munitions, and supplies I have purchased are nothing without capable hands to ensure they are delivered to the cause. The first two great alliances to rise with me are Ushra’Khan and Villore Accords. I call upon every Minmatar to join us.
Guarded by the pilots of Ushra’Khan, Villore Accords, and those who have yet to answer this public call, I will pilot a freighter bearing this army to a point of low-orbit above Kahah III, where the fighting is heaviest and where the commanders of war criminals strut about the surface. To atone for my past complacency, I shall shed this skin of neutrality and will proudly wear the colors of Ushra’Khan if they will have me and the Tribal Liberation Force if they do not.
This freighter, which I have named “Khadrea,” will hold at the low-orbit point until all ground forces are deployed and have established a base of operations near the planet’s equator on its southern continent. My advisers place the estimated duration of disembarkation at one hour. In that hour, with all eyes of New Eden upon Kahah, we shall see who stands for freedom and human dignity and who holds to slavery and brutality. We will not move from this position until the deployment is complete or every ship I have purchased has been destroyed—this I solemnly vow to the people of Kahah.
My forces are directed as thus: To establish a ground base that links “Khadrea Base” in orbit around the planet with the ground, creating a travel corridor by driving a wedge into Royal Khanid aerial and orbital defenses through which we can transport refugees and freed slaves off of the planet and supplies and armed forces to the surface. We will hold this corridor with Surface-to-Air weaponry and the innovative use of bomb launchers dreamed up by egghead Sebiestor combat-engineers. Electron bombs will distort and offline Khanid detection and early warning systems while Shrapnel bombs will obliterate ordnance fired to intercept spacecraft.
We will name this corridor “Khadrea’s Ladder.”
The terrestrial half of “Khadrea’s Ladder” will expand across the continent over the days following the deployment, through a rapid, offensive campaign conducted by mechanized infantry and armoured divisions supported by artillery and close air support from the atmospheric-capable craft I will include in the landing force. No longer will the Khanid military toy with its opponents—I bring with me a conventional army. This footprint will be the foundation of the Khadrea Base Safe Zone.
Simultaneously, freedom fighters will be deployed across the planet, to accelerate the training of rebel forces, bolster their ranks, assault slave detention facilities, disrupt Khanid logistics, and guide refugees back to the Khadrea Base Safe Zone. I ask that any Minmatar sympathizers with forces on the ground engaged in these activities already to contact me so that we may coordinate our efforts.
However, I recognize that I am a single man and my forces will have limitations. The Khadrea Base Safe Zone will be limited in size once Royal Khanid installations and forces of immediate threat are destroyed or neutralized. Once established, it will be a fortified place of refuge for those who now suffer at the hands of brutal Khanid monsters. But at the same time, though seized by mercenaries in contract to me, I am willing to present and hand over control of the territory to joint Gallente Federation-Minmatar Republic administration.
These are my goals for the people of Kahah.
To all those who hear or read this message, now is the time to rise up. Rise up! Take up arms and throw off the yoke of complacency. I call upon every freedom fighter, every smuggler, every sympathizer to join us in Kahah! We will do what they tell us cannot be done!
Let history remember that on the Fifth of November YC120 at 19:00 NEST—that that was the day and hour King Khanid’s Kingdom began to crumble. This is our rebellion! Stand with me! Arise!