For the past two months Icarus Conflict Solutions, along with several other capsuleer-led entities, have been working to address the ongoing conflict on Intaki Prime. The players of this particular game are myriad and it goes without question that most are in agreement that the welfare of Intaki Prime and her people are the utmost concern even if our reasons for such are varied. Yet, there are those would seek to exploit The Jewel and I feel it is my reluctant responsibility to bring them to bear for their actions. Through our investigations, we have determined that the Lai Dai megacorporation and their contracted affiliate PMC, Onikanabo Brigade, have done well to hide their tracks, but there is enough circumstantial evidence to begin to paint a picture as to their true drive.
In late YC120, the Ida monk, Wafneque Erilon discovered what he believed was a “reborn” Idama enslaved by Sa-Baron Atazil Kufail of Vezila in the Khanid Kingdom. As the Idama often serve as spiritual leaders for the Intaki, it was in Erilon’s interests to see her returned to the planet and he attempted to barter for her freedom, but was denied by Sa-Baron Kufail. Two months later, around the time of the Kahah Massacre, extremists under the banner of the ‘Idama en Waro Repatriation Front’ assaulted a Khanid slave ship in their attempts to free the Idama, but were unsuccessful. Sa-Baron Kufail blamed the Ida leadership for the actions of the extremists, claiming that “their attempts to hide their involvement shower them with guilt”.
It was immediately after this that Khanid Royal Commodore Arraz Nomarya met with representatives of Intara Direct Action and Onikanabo Brigade to secure their services for ‘counter-terrorist operations’.
In the middle of June of this year, Sa-Baron Kufail was listed among the reported dead after a slave revolt on Ham VIII. At approximately the same time, Onikanabo Brigade launched their assault on Intaki Prime, desecrating Ida Monasteries. The Onikanabo Brigade’s involvement was quickly contended as Icarus Conflict Solutions began to supply troops to the area quite early on, though they were initially unmarked as the operation was heavily classified at the time.
In regards to Lai Dai, It is common knowledge that Lai Dai is heavily invested in Khanid corporations and their close relationship has been mutually beneficial in research and development. Though this has (to our knowledge) never extended beyond mere economic and scientific associations, it isn’t unlikely that Lai Dai’s interests in Khanid affairs would weigh heavily on the consideration to become involved as combatants. This is compounded when one sees their rivalry with the Ishukone Corporation, who has long held a presence on Intaki Prime.
Given the mutual interest in Khanid workings, it is perhaps unsurprising that there is a connection to be drawn to their contractual partnership on Intaki Prime as we have recently discovered. To that end, we can only speculate, but if we look at the situation through the lens of the Khanid Kingdom, we can make an educated assumption. We do not believe it is a coincidence that Onikanabo’s desecration of Ida monasteries would come at a time so close to their conversations with Commodore Nomarya, and we look to the timing of their invasion in line with Sa-Baron Kufail’s death as further evidence of this.
Could Lai Dai simply be interested in a hostile takeover of Intaki? Perhaps, but unlikely. Intaki was only bid upon by the Ishukone Corporation at the last second of the Blind Auction nearly a decade ago. Likewise, Lai Dai had nearly a decade with which to act on any potential interest toward the system. They did not attack Ishukone’s interests, and do not show evidence of engaging their ongoing rivalry with the other corporation. They did not aim to procure what poor resources are available, or they would have attacked much more valuable targets. They have not made larger claim to the system itself, as their efforts are focused on Intaki Prime. They did not attack civilians indiscriminately, and show no ambitions of genocide. They attacked Ida spiritual buildings and medical research structures. Thus, we can only assume this is their aim.
Bearing in mind Sa-Baron Kufail’s allegations toward the Ida leadership, and it becomes much more likely that Lai Dai and Onikanabo operate as agents in a proxy war bent on revenge that Khanid could not exact themselves. The Kingdom is far from Intaki and we believe that the jurisdictional and logistical burdens supplant the desire for direct vengeance. As we have seen before with the issue of the Kahah Massacres - of which we at ICRS share our deepest condolences and sympathies - it is not unexpected for the Kingdom to react disproportionately and fervently.
A perhaps more tenuous link lies with Orlon Zashev, who himself was a member of the Royal Khanid Navy and later the Onikanabo Brigade. At the very least, he serves as evidence of the strength between the Royal Khanid Navy and Onikanabo Brigade’s relationship. Given the notoriety of the man’s career as both war criminal and slaver, it is perhaps indicative of both entities’ conduct toward humanity in the greater sense. It is unfortunate that his whereabouts and the information he may possess are unknown, having been auctioned away by bounty hunters. Nevertheless, Icarus pursues any information he may have or have had.
In conclusion, we make this statement as a word of warning to those who visit the Kingdom. Take heed, for their wrath may very well expand beyond their borders. For now, we may only be left to speculate and continue our fight against encroachers; our month-long contract extended indefinitely.
In regard to Lai Dai and their associates: Cease and desist, or pass along my sincerest condolences to the families of the men and women you are about to lose.