[House Cerra] Statement from Cerra Holding

Multiple Deathglow Attacks Against Amarr Towns and Industrial Concerns with “Heavy Casualties” Reported on Huola VII

House Sarum Alleges Minmatar Terrorists Responsible After Ushra’Khan Operatives Captured on Huola VII

On behalf of Her Ladyship, Lady Shalee Lianne Cerra of House Cerra, I am authorized to release the following:

Cerra Holding on Huola VII has sustained only minor damage following this unprovoked and dastardly attack against civilian populations on the planet of Huola VII. Cerra Holding has undergone numerous defense renovations and exercises following the first so-called “Crimson Harvest” carried out by Blood Raiders in YC 117. Since that initial attack, the 1st Cerra Guards have undertaken a multitude of preparations with an examining eye in particular to Blood Raider tactics. As the last year has seen the Blood Raiders implement the “Deathglow” chemical weapon, defensive structures in Cerra Holding have been hardened with not only blast-resistant doors and shield emitters for potential ground offensives but robust ventilation systems to counteract the Deathglow aerosol delivery methods.

I am proud of the performance of the 1st Cerra Guards in dealing with this emergency. Evacuation procedures and drills regularly conducted over the last several years have prevented casualties among the civilian and refugee populations. That said, several dozen guards were affected by the Deathglow hallucinogen but reports from the central command authority in the Holding have indicated that this was a contingency well-prepared for in advance and these individuals were subdued with nonlethal means and are now being treated in secure, underground medical facilities.

The Holding itself has sustained some physical damage. Camera drone footage has shown that Cerra Cathedral was subjected to violence—a number of statues decorating the edifice were destroyed and the southern belfry has partially collapsed. Nonetheless, we are fortunate that the clergy were evacuated from the premises without incident.

Our hearts and prayers go out to those who have been more severely affected. Only by the grace of God have we been so fortunate as to escape serious destruction, suffering, and mayhem. Unfortunately, our ability to share such fortune with surrounding Holdings is limited as space superiority in Huola remains squarely in Tribal Liberation Force control and the Deathglow aerosols have yet to disperse to non-hazardous concentrations. We strongly advise the affected to remain sheltered in place as authorities continue to assess and respond to this evolving situation.

As always, House Cerra is open to accepting refugees, though due to the aforementioned our services are limited and we continue to strongly advise individuals to remain in place until at least after the Deathglow aerosols have dispersed and any terrorist agents cease and desist targeting civilians either voluntarily or by force of arms.

By His Light and His Will,
Lord Reginald Sakakibara,
Lord Adjutant, Cerra Holding, Huola VII