(The screen turns on and before you stands a man with a military bearing with the racial features of a Gallente. Behind him is the Amarrian Flag. He seems to be looking down on the podium offering a silent prayer with his hand on the Pax Amarria before looking up.)
Amarr Victor! I am Paladin Warden Kyle Saltz of Corp 54, a part of Curatores
Veritatis Alliance. A Holder amongst Provi-Bloc coalition. I am here to announce the deployment of Task Force Paladin to the Thebeka system. Most importantly Thebeka III.
Her Sublime Imperial Majesty Catiz I has decreed that all loyal capsuleers with the capability to provide military and logistical aid shall direct such aid to the world of Thebeka III, where the need is most grievous. As Paladin Wardens of the Providence Marches we remember our oaths to God, Empress, Empire, and the Margrave of the Providence Marches. We will answer the call to arms and defend our beloved Empire.
Our forces are to augment those of Lady Lady Mitara Newelle, Holder of Damnidios Para’nashu, as she is in command of the 1st Sarum Royal Army on Alkabsi IV. Our forces stand ready to deploy to Alkabsi if the need arises. Our forces on Thebeka will augment the forces of Governor Adila Numayr of Dam-Sertene.
Many of you are wondering what is the components that make up Task Force Paladin. As Task Force Commander of this force it gives me pride and distinct honor to introduce you to our battle hardened men and woman of Providence.
The 1st Spaceborne Division Volunteers is a Division of Spaceborne Paratroopers that stand ready to deploy from orbit anywhere on the planet in drop pods. Currently we have 48,000 Marines stationed in orbit ready to engage the enemies of the Empire at a moments notice. While this is a small force I foresee 10 times this amount or more to be deployed to this region of operation until pacification is complete. We have with this deployment an additional 155 Amarr and Caldari Light Infantry advisers. These numbers will continue to grow as the conflict continues as well.
The 1st Spaceborne Volunteers and made up of double volunteers. Each one of them volunteered to serve on a planetary defense force of some kind or citadel security force. They then volunteered a second time to have the honor of becoming a Spaceborne Paratrooper. These are steely-eyed Marines that have survived the horrors of the Pandemic invasions of Providence and its attempted genocide of the residents. Each member of this Army has lost family in that war. Their devotion to duty and honor is second to none. They have just finished pacifying 9UY of Legion left overs planet side. They excelled in rapid deployments across the planet. Landing in small groups they harassed and destroyed conventional forces while meeting up and grouping together with fellow paratroopers. These small gang tactics is also one of the stronger traits of Provi-Bloc space forces.
"The Lord loosed upon them his fierce anger
All of his fury and rage.
He dispatched against them a band of Avenging Angels"
- The Scriptures, Book II, Apocalypse 10:1
Ladies and gentlemen the 1st Spaceborne are the Avenging Angels of Providence.
Fresh from this victory they hope to prove their honor and devotion to the Empress with this deployment. The men and woman of the Providence Marches are eager to show their Empire their worth!
The other unique element to the 1st Spaceborne Volunteers is the attachment of the 165th Military Intelligence Tactical Exploitation Battalion. This unit is primarily made up of Kameiras. Kameiras are Minmatar slaves chosen from the best stock as babies and trained from birth to be fighting machines for the Amarr Empire. These soldiers make up the 165th. Their mission is to infiltrate Minmatar terrorist groups inside Thebeka posing as escaped slaves. Their mission is to provide crucial human intelligence for operations on ground. The current numbers of Kameiras deployed is classified. However, what I can say it is an entire Battalion sized element. These men are trained to spot and assess locals for placement and access and befriend them.
Many of you may wonder about these Kameiras loyalty since they are born from slaves. I am of Gallente birth. My birth race is my shame as theirs is. Which makes us work even harder to prove our faith and service to God and Empire. As with the 1st Spaceborn the 165th is eager to purge the traitors from our realm. Not only are we to aid in the putting down of this rebellion. We are searching for the proprietors of this rebellion and those which fanned the flame of this insurgency.
I have also brought with me personal bodyguards. I will send these out to be the personal guards of key nobility of Thebeka. As shown before the terrorists have attacked noble families and holders of the Empire. The shameless attack on Queen Zidarez Khanid shows the depravity of this enemy. The gas attacks on innocent woman and children shows that these forces are vile to the extreme. As seen in the events at Ren Station. We are still looking into that incident to see if that possibly was a leak at a manufacturing location.
Finally the Space Force of the Provi Volunteer Space force is I believe a wonderful thing. Pilots in this operation will be SRPed at 100% of brought ships. These funds have not come from Alliance or Corps. Paladin Wardens have donated to this cause. Ships will be given upon arriving at location to get around pirates and possible wardec enemies.
My message to the fighting men and woman of Task Force Paladin is this “There are hunters and there are victims. By your discipline, cunning, obedience and alertness, you will decide if you are a hunter or a victim.” “Surround yourself with the faithful, Stand together, for there is no strength like it under the heavens.”
- The Scriptures, Book of Missions 71:21
To the people in Thebeka. My message is this. You will find no greater friend and no worse a enemy than my marines. To the enemies of the Empire, runaway slaves, rebels, and traitors I have this to say. “I come in peace. I didn’t bring Dreadnaughts or Titans. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you mess with me or my marines, I’ll purge you all. Bow or burn there will be one less traitor in this world today.”
Amarr Victor, Ave Providence,
Paladin Warden Kyle Saltz, Commander of Task Force Paladin.
(Screen Cuts off and returns to the scheduled program)