The studio news casters complete their previous story, and a new image flashes up on screen, that of a three-towered fortress surrounded by a circle.
“And in Warclone News, The Bosena Accords’ new Warden, Thaddeus Reynolds made his first address to their Round Table Assembly Today. For this we go to Pochven correspondent Kristur Amurald.”
A video plays showing the slightly above average height Khanid approaching the podium, wearing a variation of an Amarrian uniform in black, sleeve cuffs embellished rather modestly for an Amarrian formal wear, matte steel gorget with attached, shield shaped spaulders being the only additional ornamentation worn.
Greetings Warclones, friends, allies, enemies, all those who have come to this, the first official meeting of the Round Table Assembly since my ascension to the office of Warden of Avalon. Our previous esteemed Warden, Galm Eskola-Fae, has been most cooperative in bringing me up to date with our current holdings, standings, and other items relating to the state of our organization.
Today though, is a historic day, a day in which we should begin our process of returning to what The Accords have always intended to be.
For my first official act as Warden, I, Thaddeus Reynolds, am hereby relinquishing the Emergency Powers granted to the office of the Warden, and formally disbanding the Warclone ground forces reporting directly to The Bosena Accords and returning the vast majority of forces back to their original Warclone Clans. The concentration of forces and consolidation of command is never what The Bosena Accords was intended for, as such we only will go back to our original garrison size for security personnel, and instead assign out contracts as before as clans our individuals bid on them.
Additionally, I am officially welcoming new applications from Warclones Clans and Warclones to join, though this was never officially closed, we want to ensure that Warclones and those who may hire are assured that we are a neutral force, one who stands for Warclones, for whom we develop standards and best practices, and function as a centralized repository for contracts for several Warclone clans, corporations, and individuals. The actions of the previous administration have made several of our previous clients, and law enforcement organizations, fearful of us and those like us, for whom death is but an inconvenience. CONCORD and SARO have always been skeptical of us, and recent proposals from Colonel Drust have made it apparent that we need to be pro-active. We need to ensure that as many Warclones as possible become compliant with standards and best practices as soon as possible, to ensure compliance as much as possible. To that end we are re-introducing previous weapon system restrictions within Empire Space, among many other reforms or returns to form to follow.
Then Finally, as my third official act, I am beginning an exploration of allowing for additional Questors to join the ranks as Warclones. We will be setting up a funding operation to sponsor individual warclones, and I will be personally funding the completion of questing for 6,000 of the most skilled from among the Skarkoni militias to become full Warclones, should they so choose.
"Warden Reynolds then went on to reiterate a number of codes of conduct applied to signatories of The Accords, and to many represented a welcome return to stability and neutrality among The Accords, and left a number of questions from the Assembly unanswered, such as the allocation of the districts under Warclone Control on Skarkon II.
When reached for comment, the Warden’s Office Provided the statement:"
“There is little point in the various warclones clans ceasing operations on Skarkon at this time, and I know for a fact that both the AEGIS Umbrorum clan and the Varangian Freeblades have already begun mustering forces to retain control of the active theaters in addition to the Freed Legion and the First Avalon. It is the official position of the Office of the Warden that the districts are only under the administration of Avalon at this time.”
"They declined further clarification
When pressed on further plans for Avalon or the Warden Specifically he responded that:"
“There are plans in the works at this time, and we’ll have something to put forth to the Assembly soon”
“When asked about the Skarkoni Militias, the office of the Warden had this to say:”
“As a general rule, we prohibit mortals from fighting in the frontlines, but the realities of Skarkon have allowed many to prove themselves in combat. I…we seek only to give them the best chance of fighting for their homes and livelihoods as best as possible.”
“Kristur Amurald Reporting for Heathrow News, Skarkon.”
“Thank you Kristur for our next story, it sounds like a joke: an Angel, a Krullefor, and a Warclone walk into a bar, but for Patrons of the Roadhouse in orbit of Oddelulf V, it was no laughing matter…”