Ten months on from the Kahah Crisis, residents of Kahah say full recovery is still a long way in the future.
Gutter Press agents were on Kahah recently, to gather opinions from citizens about the Crisis and their hopes for the future. The citizens told tales of woe, with many blaming capsuleers and the Sani sabik for the crisis, and predicting that full recovery could still take many years.
“Those damn out-kingdom capsuleers ruined everything”, said one farmer. “Every damn mercenary outfit picked my damn fields as landing zones, totally ruined my damn cabbages. Look at all these damn craters I’ve had to fill in. Rocks everywhere. This soil is going to be terrible for ploughing for decades”.
“I had to spend months rounding up feral slaver hounds after the crisis.”, said a hound trainer. “What with the bombs and the fighting, lots of them got loose and roamed about”
“I was having a quiet drink with my mates at the veteran’s club, when some damn fool set off the invasion alarm”, said a retired Khanid mechanised infantryman. “Next thing we know, our cybermods transformed into their war forms, and now I’m stuck that way. Can’t run the diagnostics because the ECM protection isolated the systems. Now when I’m looking at the waitresses in my favourite restaurant, I get all the tactical pop-up overlays, and I can’t turn them off.”
“With God on our side, we shall surely punish the Sabik worlds for this”, said a retired Royal Khanid Navy officer. “Not one stone left stacked on another, not one blade of grass left standing”
“We’ve had to make a lot of changes in how we conduct our farming”, said another farmer. “Huge labour shortage as a result of the Crisis, so we’ve invested in more drone-controlled harvester machines, rather than slave-controlled ones. This is going to be an issue in the off-season though, as that’s when we do the other maintenance which is still labour intensive. Just not enough bodies to do all the work.”
“The Royal Uhlans requisitioned my stables for a brief period”, said a horse-breeder. “Had to pull double shifts to muck them out afterwards. I didn’t know gene-modded cyberhorses pooped that much.”
“Radioactive debris from one of those Minmatar ships that exploded in orbit has poisoned some of the cropland near my home town”, said a policeman. “I have every faith the King and his officers shall avenge this attack on us.”
Gutter Press agents confirmed by aerial survey, that cratered farmland and derelict buildings were present across large areas of Kahah III, with filled-in craters visible through discoloration of the crops.
Kingdom officials that spoke to Gutter Press praised the local Holders for their efforts in the reconstruction, and forecast that economic output of Kahah should reach pre-Crisis levels before the anniversary.
Gutter Press. News.