Blessings upon you, pilots of the Intergalactic Summit.
Many of you would not know me, but I am an Empyrean such as yourselves, though I have not flown a ship in many years. This is of little importance right now, however, apart from providing explanation for my ability to access this forum on behalf of another.
I have come here to relay an address delivered by my uncle, Lord Bladest Etranhi, Holder of the County and City of Ny’Stetoh, within Belfent Province on Mishi IV. The missive, made at 21:00 EST this evening of the 18th, concerns the recent troubles in the system and now near our family’s city. I pray you shall receive it well.
Good evening, blessed people of our fair city, and those beyond who have been watching the happenings of the last few days within the Mishi system.
Firstly, I have the pleasure to announce that the Triglavian incursion into the nearby system of Avada has now withdrawn fully, and the immediate threat posed by it is over. We give our thanks to God for the efforts of all those who have fought to defend us from this faceless enemy, including the Kador Fleet and Zidarez, Queen of Khanid.
Additionally, we have learned that in the early hours of the day, the further threat of a Blood Raider forward operating base was destroyed by a fleet commanded by a dozen Empyrean pilots numbering from Khimi Harar and the Excubitoris Chapter of the Sacred Throne Order. Among their number was Paladin Aldrith Newelle, whom we all know well as a native of Ny’Stetoh and beloved alumni of our House’s court. The Etranhi extend our deepest thanks to these pilots and their organizations for their tireless work to keep our Empire safe.
However, with these threats eliminated, we may yet face another, more unclear threat. Within the last few hours it has been confirmed that an unknown number of the 7th Asbara Cyber Knights have made planetfall within the vicinity of Ny’Stetoh for reasons unknown. We are attempting to establish contact with their commander, Sardar Marshal Soshan Fayez, for the rationale, mission and authority of the deployment. Until this contact is established, however, I must assume that there is a present danger to the city, lest such an armed host not be needed here. Be this threat Triglavian or more familiar to us in the form of Sani Sabik filth, I must take the implications seriously, and have placed the city’s constabulary and guardsmen on highest alert. I have also taken the liberty of making coordination requests with Mishi’s planetary defense forces, and am actively seeking House Kador’s guidance on how to proceed next. The safety of this city is my paramount concern, and I shall not take my duty lightly in such troubled times.
In the meantime, I urge the people of Ny’Stetoh to remain calm, but cautious. Do not venture outdoors more than you must until the situation is ascertained and security may be reasonably guaranteed. While I have refrained from ordering an official evacuation, my advisors recommend that those living at the more remote outskirts of the city make their way towards the coast where you may be more closely watched. God willing, these steps will prove to be unnecessary, but a sefrim may only defend those that come into its arms.
Before you become alarmed by these words, I wish to remind the people that while our city’s defenses were meager but a year ago, we have been strengthened since the events in Anath in no small part due to the assistance of the Newelle Family and allied forces we have hosted since March. These brave veterans of Alkabsi III have successfully advised and trained our own local forces while helping to establish material and protocols to deal with the event of a Blood Raider or Deathglow attack. While this city has never known war since it was Reclaimed, we shall also not be unprepared should it arrive upon our doorstep.
I depart now to handle the matters thusly covered, but will leave you with words of encouragement. The people of Mishi are strong and have weathered the winds and sands of hardship for eons. We True Amarr arrived to bring solace from the cruelties of life beyond God, and so we have, and so we shall continue to do until the end of our days. House Etranhi loves the people of Ny’Stetoh - and I as your Lord, love you more deeply than any. I swear I shall not allow harm to befall you so long as I live. I shall pray that the drums of war that beat in the distance are merely false impressions sent by the Divine to remind us of the realities of the cluster, but not to visit them upon us. Indeed, that is most likely the case. But if the worst comes to pass, I shall not abandon you, as you shall not abandon me.
By His Light and His Will.