In light of todays disturbing events, the Excubitoris Chapter sincerely hopes that the Matari Republic and Brutor Vanguard will do more than simply deny responsibility for this action. It is imperative that they punish those involved in this clear breach of all treaties between the Amarr Empire and Matari Republic and work to make a repeat of the action impossible.
If this does not happen, the Chapter will revise its appraisal of the Brutor Vanguard from a combatant loyal to the Matari Republic to a criminal entity acting without authorisation from any state. Barring communication from our chain of command to the contrary or clear evidence that the Brutor Vanguard has taken decisive action to rid its ranks of these criminals, the Excubitoris Chapter will then operate on a policy in which the Brutor Vanguard is understood to not be protected in any way by the laws of war or the CONCORD agreements, but rather to fall under the laws about the treatment of pirates.
Furthermore, we are deeply concerned by the parallels between this attack and the events of the One Day War. The last breach of CONCORD High Security space by Matari capital ships, also ones disavowed by the Republic itself, led to the end of a hard won peace between the Republic and Empire.
As such, the Chapter is also opening an investigation into the means through which this breach of Ammatar space occurred. It is in the interests of all those who value the security created by the CONCORD agreements to work towards understanding, and ideally negating, whatever technology allowed Ammatar anti-capital defence measures to be bypassed. Such a technology represents a major threat to the stability of the cluster. We hope that all those who value that stability will work together to understand it and do whatever they can to make sure that it does not become normal to see rogue capital ships in High Security space.
May God be with us in these troubling times,
Chapter Master Gaven Lok’ri
Excubitoris Chapter of the Order of the Sacred Throne
Holder of Lok’ri, in the Jad-Gheinok region of Oris.