Gutter Press reporting in from the ground in Floseswin.
With the situation on Floseswin IV beginning to stabilise, the process of securing and rebuilding in the liberated areas has begun, and Republic policing agencies have moved in to restore law and order, while a provisional civilian administration is set up.
Republic forces are in the process of re-establishing control in the northern hemisphere, while Amarr forces are entrenched in the southern hemisphere, including the capital.
Republic investigators, from the Justice Department and other agencies have uncovered numerous instances of suspected war crimes, while civilians have come forth with their own tales of woe and horror from the chaotic events surrounding the occupation and liberation of the northern hemisphere of Floseswin IV.
“Some villagers here said there was a mass grave. We’ve got ground scanners in place and are surveying the area. We did find some fresh graves that were marked, but unidentified, so we might need to exhume them to handle them in accordance with Tribal customs”, said one Republic official.
“We found an Amarr military cemetery a couple days back. We’re in the process of contacting the Sisters of Eve to arrange exhumation and transport. As I understand the Amarr religion, anywhere an Amarr is buried is holy ground or something, so we’d rather not have any of them buried here, to be brutally honest”, said another Republic official.
“These offworlder clowns turned up, and accused a bunch of the village lads of being collaborators, and they go and hang them from that tree over there, and put landmines all round it, so we can’t even get them down. Elders curse them”, said a goat herder from a farming village, pointing at a tree where what appeared to be human bodies were suspended from several branches.
“These Amarr soldiers come in dropships, and tell us to evacuate our village, because they’d heard we were Faithful, but we say ‘no’, so they go away again. Then some off-worlders shell our chapel. On Emancipation Day, no less. So a bunch of our boys have gone and formed some kind of militia, looking for revenge. They’ve got the killing rage in their eyes, I tells you”, said a village elder from a commune of former slaves.
“I seen them in the first days of the invasion. Amarr troopers in red power armour, with a silver fist logo on it. They were just shooting everything”, said a villager from a coastal village.
With the onset of the rainy season, the situation on Floseswin IV is forecast to stabilise somewhat, and Republic forces are taking the opportunity to rest and re-organise many of their forces.
“The civilian volunteer militias, we’re going to disband and amalgamate most of them. While we appreciate their local knowledge and willingness to fight, we have to mix them up, for their own good, so that the loss of any one unit would not be a catastrophic loss for any of the local communities. If a village militia unit gets wiped out, that village loses all its able-bodied adults, you know ? So we’re reorganising them into formal military units under Republic command”, said a Republic training officer.
“We’re in it for a good few months yet, and it’ll be slow going from here on out”, said another Republic soldier.
With the Republic Fleet having gained space superiority in Floseswin, the supply situation is less critical than it was a few weeks ago, though assistance would still be appreciated. Persons wishing to help are advised to try and contact the Floseswin provisional civilian authority, to receive updated lists of the commodities most in need.
Gutter Press. News.