To: The Director
I… have an idea… but I’ll need you to grease some palms with your specialties, and perhaps a lot of isk, to make it work.
I have a lot of old friends in various independent merc squadrons that are still palling about in OR, CR, PB, and such. Some tied to the Valks, others Schism, and some just ■■■■■■■ about with their own stuff these days. My relationship with them’s complicated… but I think I can get enough of them together to cause a ruckus. Some isk, some limited prints of our fighter advances, and good place for them to throw down, and we could have a big ol’ flash point that will be hot enough to draw some attention away from the Orbital Yard and Arcology.
I’m not gonna lie to you ma’am, this will be expensive, and probably going to piss off a lot of people… but frankly, if there’s one thing they hate more than eachother, it’ll be SARO Reds, and a chance to give them the middle finger? Yeah they’d jump at the chance.
I’m currently eyeing up Aubenall IX as the place for it, way I understand it, you have some old planetary bases there that were left largely to rot, and the planet is mostly uninhabited save some hardy folks that run across the ice shelfs… little chance of this actually spilling over and hurting anything important, but can’t promise anything. Clone Pilots are about as unpredictable as Clone Soldiers, afterall… hehe.
I’ve already taken the liberty of calling in some favors… now, I just need you to help smooth some things over, ships are already rolling into system.
Jaghatai “Agonarch” Kelmoren
This could also be a good opportunity for some of our greener pilots to have some fun and gain some experience in relative safety, and a chance to field test some more hardware.
Intercepted System Security Picket Transmission - Aubenall
P1-1: Picket 1-1 to Control, More streaming in. Cynosural light off from mobile beacon deployment. Energy displacements concurrent with more Superheavies… lot of smaller displacements
P2-1: Picket 2-1 here, confirming, have eyes on, cloak active, they can’t see us but pretty sure they know we’re here. Camera drones keep going down any time they get in close to the fleet.
C: Control to Picket Detail, roger. Maintain eyes on.
P1-1: Control, be advised, Directional suggests a Kirkiken Risk Control unit keeping distance nearby, possibly keeping tabs on the congregating fleets over planet IX.
C: Copy 1-1, keep your distance. SysAdmin and Planetary Admin don’t want SecFor getting into a scrape with them. Be advised, independent intel suggests that this will only keep growing, but will largely remain contained to planet IX orbit and atmosphere.
P2-1: Translation, we can’t touch them unless they go beyond the planetary sphere of influence. This is ■■■■■■■■.
P1-1: Lock it down 2-1. Just part of the job.
P2-1: ■■■■■■■■ job is what it is.
C: Ease up 1-1, 2-1’s right to be leery… This is highly unusual. 2-1, going to have to ask you to burn some more camera drones. Need image capture of current fleet, see what emblems can be grabbed as well.
P2-1: This is yak ■■■■… copy Control. Sending in a set now, transmitting in ten seconds…
24TH IMPERIAL CRUSADE LOGISTIC SUPPORT, MEHATOOR VI, DEVOID
In a shocking development in an ongoing custody battle, notorious capsuleer Nauplius has attempted to backmail his former wife Serena Shi by releasing evidence purporting to show Ms. Shi participating in forbidden Sani Sabik rituals. Among the evidence provided to the court as well as Gallentean reporters covering Mr. Nauplius’s Sedevacantist Church include —
- Sworn affidavits from Mr. Nauplius’s workers and slaves claiming that Ms. Shi sacrificed three Minmatar to God — one Brutor, one Sebiestor, one Vherokior — during an initiation ritual.
- An image of a Sani Sabik style Golden Vial which is said to contain the blood of Ms. Shi’s three Minmatar victims.
- Security camera footage said to show Ms. Shi participating in a “Blood Liturgy” in Mr. Nauplius’s former Red Temple. In the footage, a priest offers Ms. Shi a chalice containing a red liquid, intoning, “The Blood of the Brutor” to which Ms. Shi responds, “It gives strength to the Chosen” before drinking from the cup.
Mr. Nauplius also released a recording addressed to Ms. Shi. This begins by stating that Ms. Shi will now be a wanted criminal in every Empire and has no choice but to seek refuge in the only safe place for her in all the cluster — Mr. Nauplius’s hanger. After apologizing for the release of the incriminating material, Mr. Nauplius says it was for Ms. Shi’s own good and that it was the only way to get Ms. Shi “away from the clutches of the evil Lady Galena.” Mr. Nauplius repeated the “happy things” that await his former wife in his hanger, including a luxury yacht, thousands of slaves, and eventually remarriage with a wedding gift including at least 100,000 yaks. “Please come home, before it is too late,” Mr. Nauplius concluded his message.
Nasreri VII - Moon 4 - Amarr Trade Registry Bureau Offices
Yun-Hee Yubari has been spotted running in the station’s parks and working as part of the security staff at nightclub/restaurant The Nocturne.
((Work kinda got in the way of getting this one out on time, just pretend this came out yesterday in time for a certain holiday. Guess I’m the fool this year.))
CailleGirl™ now-freelance war correspondent Hugo Harghest reports on operations in Skarkon to fight the surging tide of environmental collapse alongside Varyazi Clade operatives.
When the Internal Triglavian Revolutionary Organization took action denying free movement for the citizens of Pochven, they said nothing about the creatures skittering across the deserts or in the depths of its oceans. Since calling a summit to bridge the gab between the warring factions on Skarkon II to assess the environmental impact of the war and bioadaption, Varyazi Clade and the Red Knight of Pochven have been doing that they do best; finding unorthodox solutions to impossible tasks.
It seems fuckin’ nuts, the same man dropping antimatter rounds and diving into mutaplasmid swarms after the ghost of Skarkon, Kril Efrit, now playing the role of ecologist. Its no secret I’m on his payroll now, as I’m sure my editors will take great care to highlight, after he asked me to document their exploits on the planet. But is been pretty clear now the self-styled “revolutionaries” of Varyazi Clade picked something up from the RSS as they came to blows over Molden Heath. You don’t need triumphant B-rolls of tanks at parade stance rolling into cities and dumpstering ramshackle APCs labeled “Skarkon Tribal Resistance Cringe Compellation” to build your base. Sometimes its just about documenting the experience, and building the legend however absurd and contradictory. I feel like thats the point right, forbidding themselves at an institutional level from being pinned down in the information war or fully understood even by themselves.
Anyway. That’s, like, the best qualifier I can think to come up with for this ■■■■. Whatever face they project even among the other warclone clans, Varyazi in their hearts thinks Skarkon is their planet and go to great lengths to show pride over their domain and all they inherited when it got dragged into hell. To lose any part of the planet would be to damage that prize. Utterly persistent to have their cake and eat it too, I sit here in my field office reporting on their latest exploit; Operation Afanc.
With slight conversions to the pre-invasion warbarge-freighter Fisher King, launch skids previously converted to carry Mobile Command Centers were turned into tanks and terrariums pre-staged with seawater loaded from the warclone-held orbital customs platform. These tanks were equiped to hold paired samples of any and all Skarkon megafauna Varyazi could get their hands on in the last month. Equipment previously used to hunt for rogue submarines and recon Veles Clade expeditionary groups were used to track and capture as many samples of indigenous pseudo-cetacea they could identify. False whales, dolphins, and porpoises in the interior sea that had been studied and hunted by coastal settlements for decades before the planet fell were loaded into Fisher King from Varyazi-controlled planetary strongholds to be exported for study to evaluate the impact on bioadaption and possible resettlement to nature preserves in K-space.
The results of the endeavor are unclear, and likely will be until we know more from their study and the future of Skarkon. With any luck, it will give some insight into how they can continue to survive in a place like Skarkon. If the planet is really doomed though, then they may be brought to compatible temperate or ocean worlds with a suitable food source, assuming it doesn’t expose their new environment to multiadaptive contamination. When I asked for a short list of locations I was met with a laugh.
“I dunno, Matigu is a nice place this time of year. Y’ever reported on a yacht party there before?”
(Above: Varyazi Retrofitted Fisher King Receives Another Planetary Shipment from Skarkon)
"-It shouldn’t appear out of the ordinary for anyone when I use this position to provide beneficial life advice for those that come to see me!~ As such, I would like to take a moment to do just that! < clearing throat > … Drink some water… No seriously! Have a glass of water! What? Were you expecting me to mumble on some cryptic message that has more symbolism than clarity? No! It’s just that simple! Drink some ■■■■■■■ water! I’m fully aware that many of you love a good party after a mission that has all the different types of drinks mixed with various enriching ingredients that just invite you to consume more and more!-
-And I’m all for it! I want everyone here to enjoy themselves! Drink within reason maybe, but don’t feel ashamed if you don’t from time to time! All I am advising is that all of you practice discipline when it comes to keeping hydrated when engaging in the usual festivities. Alcohol is a diuretic! What’s a diuretic? A type of substance that increases your urine production! So when you have to go piss after drinking, it’s not necessarily because you drank a lot of alcohol, and more so that you consumed something that has rapidly increased the rate your body produces urine! Which! In turn - removes water from your body at a faster rate and leads to dehydration… And that? Is unacceptable! We owe it to our bodies to discipline ourselves into replenishing any lost liquids after enjoying alcoholic beverages. And before any of you shrug this off as something insignificant, allow me to just continue this tirade and further explain just why it’s issue that everyone here should take seriously. Do you know some symptoms of dehydration? Allow me to list a few!
- Muscle cramps
ALL of these things should be seen as a liability! Dehydration is an insidious enemy that must be fought against within the Guristas’ ranks! No Gurista should ever have their mission complicated with any of these factors that could hinder their performance. There should be no snipers that experience drowsiness aiming down a scope. No dropship pilot unde a state of dizziness when landing and absolutely no instance under any circumstances should the commander of a raid force be suffering from a kidney stone passing all because they failed to keep themselves hydrated! So please, the next time you’re sitting in a bar after a successful mission and you had maybe one to many tropical warpscrews, have a glass of water! Have three! And don’t just stop at alcohol consumption! Be sure to drink water periodically! Drink it in the morning! Before training! After training! Before a mission and most certainly after it! Hydration is the most important and easiest ritual you can make apart of your daily life! So please! Just drink some water! You’re doing yourself a favor!
“…W-What if i don’t like drinking water?”
“You better start liking it!”
- Windchime Guru Suha Raibuya (And audience member) speaking before a crowd gathered in a hanger inside the Guristas Production Shipyard in 6NJ8-V
Article from the Placie Tribune, republished across various publication sites such as CailleGirl, The Stacmon Herald, Pegeler Inquirer, Unour Courant, and others via syndication agreements
Placid Tribune Special Report with Alora Etanziel 4.08.YC124
Warzone Tribulations: The Chaos of the Swing Fronts
It is a terrifying time for many currently living in the swinging frontline systems of the so called Militia Warzones.
Constant shifts in nominal system administration rights, ever changing troubles with security, trade and mineral rights, and the constant back and forth of Privateer pilot and sanctioned military and paramilitary units has created a disturbingly volatile atmosphere bereft of a consistent rule of law.
Nowhere is this more apparent than the ongoing and widespread reports of looting, intersectional violence, and colonial suppression seen across the Placid region over the past few months.
While Federal Administration has been quick to lay the blame at the feet of Caldari Security Forces such as LDPS(the perpetrators of the so called ‘Intaki Crisis’ tragedy), Ishukone Watch, or Kirkinen Risk Control, the reality is unfortunately far less clear cut and unpleasant.
In the confusing flurry of mass deployments that have occurred, there currently exist a mix of verified reports across the region gaining positive ID of unit signifiers of not only Caldari Security Forces, but also disturbingly, Federal Marine, CONCORD, and SDII involved in large scale unsanctioned acts of depravity, vandalism, and theft
The future remains uncertain for the region, as rogue units from all sides continue to ravage smaller colonies and habitation zones caught in the cycle of the swing fronts.
This has been Alora Etanziel with the Placid Tribune.
A series of posters have been cropping up all over Galnet and the Darknet sites of anti EDENCOM propaganda. The series appears to be questioning the loyalty and leadership of; EDENCOM’s Provost Marshal Kasiha Valkanir, President Celes Aguard, Sanmatar Maleatu Shakor and CEP Chairman Akimaka Saraki.
From: The Director
It seems your little stunt’s worked. A lot better than you’d hoped.
As it stands, I’ve seen a massive uptick in traffic in the constellation, from all corners. SARO, SDII, Federal Marines, more Kirkenin, and many others. There’s also the reports as seen in The Scope.
You’re damned lucky that little party on and over Aubenal IX is drawing as many eyes as it is or we’d be up to our eyeballs in directed actions.
I saw the report about that hijack gang getting busted… did some digging, and it seems that it was one of your friends. A heavily modified Rorqual with its mining holds hollowed out and converted to hangar and launch bays under the designation ‘El Cheapo’, delightful name, strayed outside the cordon zone of the fleet that’s continuing to gather further and further in the Orbital sphere of Aub-IX, and it was pounced on by a Red Troop squadron. Was some token defense attempt from fleet, but it seems they largely left the poor bastards out to dry.
Can’t say I’m surprised. Really.
It looks like two pilots from the Rorqual compliment made it out of the capture zone, with the rest being put on Ice but Red Troop, and the primary crew of the Rorqual and other support vessels that strayed with it forcibly subdued and brought into custody. The Rorqual it seems was towed to, and impounded in the station in system for the time being.
Try to keep this going. I’m making preparations for other things.
oh, and before I forget, Glitter Edifice has requested full access to all sensor feed, combat system, and diagnostic data for that fleet… well, requested, more so she took the liberty to create a breach protocol for her to remote access from, and asked me to deliver it to you to spread across their networks… its the least you can do for me, in return for making sure this didn’t collapse immediately.
DATELINE LUMINAIRE. POLITIQUES ET GLAMOURE.
Old Woman Welcomes Aging Gigolo To Presidential Race
Immigrant presidential candidate Mme. Gosakumori Noh today congratulated Mssr. @Julian_Flavours on posting bail, and welcomed the alleged narcotics trafficker to the presidential race.
“Its openness to embracing all walks of life is our great Federation’s greatest strength,” said Mme. Noh, “though I personally prefer drug mules who don’t get caught. Isn’t that right, darlings?”
Pressed to draw distinctions between herself and Mssr. Flavours, Candidate Noh pointed at her proposals to transform the Federation into a consumer utopia, to grant the Intaki an initiative for taking ownership of their own destinies, and to fundamentally restructure the conflict between the Federation and Caldari State.
“My opponent’s proposals, on the other hand, are an unwarranted attack on the capacity of our dedicated police to identify threats. You can’t spell ‘ordered liberty’ without ‘order,’ and Mssr. Flavours’ radical agenda will only increase the influence of shadowy actors in our society. The last thing our great Federation needs is a superannuating adult services provider making it easier for the bog-dwelling, corrupt agents of an insidious Deep Bureaucracy to extend their tentacles even further than they already reach. Speaking of bog-dwelling corrupt tentacles, Mssr. Flavours secured his release on trafficking charges in a remarkably expedited fashion. Who was behind that?”
The circumstances surrounding Mssr. Flavours’ release may warrant further investigation.
“In contrast to the radical agenda of an undeniably pretty socialite who appears to have injured his own hand by punching a wall, my AbsoluteSafety™ Drone Dome Shopping District will strengthen the capacity of our dedicated officers to cement the Federation’s status as Consumer Capital of the Cluster. I do like his poster, though. I will have to have one made.”
Message Found on a Datapad Confiscated from the Personal Effects of Teamster Union Member Luuhide Hatafmann from Jita 4-4 Caldari Navy Garrison. Hatafmann Was Arrested for Breaking Cerfew Before Being Released After Posting Bail Provided by Union Representative Aksesu Kitagawa.
0820 APR 7 124
FR CAER CAERNARFON
TO KITAGAWAEN KETSONE NUIJAA
CAN CONFIRM GHOSTBIRD ATTACHE BARES NO CONNECTION WITH MOST RECENT 4-4 SECURITY BREAK. GHOSTBIRDS TEMPORARILY DEACTIVATED TO AVOID UNDUE ATTENTION WITHIN LANDFALL CITY AND 4-4.
INFULTRATION TECHNIQUES UTILIZED BY GURISTAS LARELY USELESS, THEY MADE FAR TO BIG OF A SHOW OF IT ALL. ANY SYSTEMS VULNERABILITIES OR SOCIAL ENGINEERING TECHNIQUES USED ARE CERTAIN TO BE PATCHED OVER OR REMOVED THE MOMENT THE NAVY GETS AHOLD OF THE INFORMANTS. NOT WORTH THE RISK, EVEN FOR WILDCAT JOBS.
LARGEST AREA OF CONCERN INVOLVES CONTACT WITH 4-4 INFORMANT ‘PEACOCK.’ INFORMATION AND INTELLIGENCE NETWORK ALLUDED TO WITHIN RECOVERED DATA FROM CAPSULEERS IS OF IMMENSE IMPORTANCE TO GHOSTBIRD ACTUAL AND LANCELOT, PARTICULARLY INFORMATION RELATED TO OVEG DRUST AND RED TROOP. GHOSTBIRD AND LANCELOT ARE WILLING TO PLEDGE EXTENSIVE MATERIAL SUPPORT TOWARD KETSONE NUIJAA TEAMSTERS UNION FOR ANY INFORMATION RECOVERED FROM UNDERCROFT SECTOR 97 ON WHEREABOUTS OF PEACOCK OR SERPENTIS CONTRACTOR. I KNOW WHAT YOU’RE THINKING BUT BELIEVE ME, THIS IS WORTH IT KITA. WE’RE TALKING ABOUT ANOTHER TRIP TO LANDFALL.
Reprints and holocopies of the leaflet Elsebeth's Quick Tips to Inciting Rebellion (FAQ) have started to show up on stations in Derelik; all usual suspects deny spreading them.
Dread Pirate Kim
See & Hear, Caille, 14/04/YC124
Anonymous sources have recently reached out to See and Hear with renewed evidence of everyone’s most beloved Caldari State Commander. Diana Kim previously denied allegations of any connections to a certain known pirate group who seems to be responsible for usurping the Providence marches in recent years. Under the lead of selfproclaimed Pirate King of Providence @Meiqur Orez, the Templis CALSF were part of the eviction of Providence. Extensive and overwhelming evidence with Commander Kim sharing killmails with aforementioned pirates and mercenaries was collected but the love the Caldari people hold for their dear Commander didn’t waver and no-one believed these slanderous lies and rumours.
However now new evidence reached the reporters of See and Hear. It seems Piratical coalition of ‘Rekking Crew’ as they call themselves, with a man calling himself @RocketX at the wheel, have the southern low-sec area well in their grasp. Frequent kills on big targets, as well as fighting against the Ti.Re coalition in the Catch region show up with a quick trawl of the public killboards.
How would a renowned State Commander even get tangled up in such a mess with such big names in the business of lawless mercenaries and baseless pirates. No one knows but certain inside information shows certain redacted fleet logs and captured images of a certain Diana Kim being not only in said fleet, but actively following commands from the Pirate Fleet Leader.
If we are to go by her history on these communication boards, the Commander will no doubt deny every allegation or connection with these entities despite evidence to the contrary being rock solid.
Then again, after her rumoured love-affair with a Triglavian-affiliated girl, we at See and Hear are not surprised by any rumour surrounding State Commander Diana Kim. However after the many cease-and-desists at the adress of our tabloid, as well as a multitude of slander cases against certain State Personnel, it may be a while before we hear any more of Kimmilia™.
Jorianna Gallaire Director See and Hear, Capsuleer Affairs Correspondent
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“Take this personality test to discover which Triglavian Clade you belong to!”
Broadcasted announcement sourced to the Ansila VI - M2 Peace and Order Unit station. A Crane-class blockade runner was reported departing shortly after.
ATTENTION ASSAULT TEAMS ALPHA THROUGH KILO
REPORT TO HANGAR 7F AND PREPARE FOR IMMEDIATE DEPLOYMENT
FULL COMBAT GEAR, BOARDING ACTION LOADOUT
DEPARTURE IS IN T-MINUS 1 HOUR ABOARD THE 'VEILED CONSEQUENCE’
HIVAA SAITSUO, FOR THE STATE!
Encrypted communications picked up deep in the Venal region, constellation UTZ-7B.
“…operations as soon as we get word from the Navy.”
“Copy that. Any word from the operative yet?”
“He’s still looking. Nothing concrete yet, but she has to be here.”
“She better be. I didn’t drag my men all the way out here to this shithole to come back with empty hands.”
“Yeah yeah, just be patient. Don’t do anything stupid, unless you’d like to have a little chat with the Colonel.”
“Hrm… whatever, fine. Forget I said anything. Just let me know as soon as you hear any news. FOB Delta has dibs on the fir-…”
((Taken from a real RP interaction with DUST 514 veteran Jackalope Jack, see below.))
Message Intercepted by AEGIS Over Skarkon II Originating from the Bosena Accords Avalon Defense Network. DED Identifies Original Sender as the Enigmatic Head of Bosena Accord’s Recovery Team Draugr Division, Alias “Jackalope Jack.”
1705 APR 16 124
FR DRAUGR DIVISION FIELD OFFICE
TO VARYAZI CMD GALM FAE
I know before you were with Varyazi you made the Recovery Brigade as Warden, and acted as the director of Recovery and Draugr Division while Fury was in charge. Very thoughtful of you to give me your old job. I hope you’re still so generous as to make this case easy for me. As a professional courtesy, you deserve to know that Varyazi is pending action from GLATISANT for providing intel that lead to the attack against the Sister of Eve in Skarkon.
If the Warden gives the go-ahead, I’ll have to ask you to appear for tribunal. If you don’t, I’m letting my dogs off the chain. You know the drill. I’m sure you haven’t already forgotten how things work. Commit yourself to a plan, I’ll be waiting. Let’s work this out, be a doll and we can make it look all so pretty for everyone involved. Good luck, and watch your ass.
(Attached: AEGIS Recon Identify ‘Draugr Division’ Skarkon Desert Outpost)
Internal memo, Kaalakiota Division of Commerce and Trade.
Permit # AA45-2289-JK09443-122A, the formation of sport nutrition company, MuscleTek, had been approved. Permits regarding CEO ownership to Ax’l Thorne have been processed and the internal board of commerce has granted special disposition of leadership.
Cross-evaluation with -redacted- has granted approval for sale and distribution of products marketed under the following sub-corporation within the Gallente Federation under order -Redacted-
-Redacted- has been -redacted- until failure of good faith. -Redacted-
External -redacted- and verified.
The following is a transcript compiled from archive footage of Galm Fae’s address to the Bosena Accords Round Table Assembly. Prior to the addressment, the meeting had been a relatively mundane administrative committee session. Atypically, attendance was unusually high with several joining remotely. Many appear to be on edge, watching silently for Galm or Warden Reynolds to address the other. At last, Galm speaks with Reynolds privately for a moment then takes the stand.
[Quietly on a hot mic.]
Gods and spirits people, who died?
[Some laughs from the Assembly, some groans. Galm looks down at the podium, furrows his brow, then adjusts the microphone.]
Well, damn, I guess rumors out.
On behalf of Varyazi Clade, I speak for all of our comrades and allies when I say we are deeply remorseful for the loss of the Sisters of Eve mission on Skarkon II. The fact that when we received the news of the incident Varyazi was working toward coalition building to contain the conflict and an reach amicable agreement between third parties fills me with equal parts dismay and, frankly, suspicion. But unlike certain actors I won’t claim to speculate on the events and motivations leading towards the attack. Not yet anyway, there will be time in the days ahead to examine the situation and make my case based on evidence at hand. Any amount of baseless speculation can only harm my case and detract from the point I’m about to make.
[The Red Knight reaches into his breast pocket, pulling out a thin cigar and lighting it from the podium as he speaks. Warden Thaddeus Reynolds shows a twinge of disapproval as smoke starts to cloud the air around him.]
As warclones, our primary occupation has always been offering our service as military contractors to the cluster. It should surprise no one then that Varyazi was formed principally to offer our services to the new and emergent opportunities offered by working alongside the Triglavian Collective. Until recently attempts at establishing direct contact and dialog with the Collective has been, at the best of times, difficult to fully discern. With the continued war against the Krullefor and Seykal marauders commanding Efrit’s corrupt militia as well as the rapidly expanding inter-clade conflict between Svarog and Veles, Triglavian regulars and the Internal Triglavian Revolutionary Organization has been keen to watch us work and evaluate our potential through Proving. That changed recently, with the advent of the Varyazi GLAIN AI network. By leveraging everything from HUMINT infiltration to OSINT market data, we succeeded in creating a robust datavault service for our allies to accurately track and study AEGIS forces in Pochven and identify military targets in the region. GLAIN, when paired with an experienced Varyazi specialist, has elevated us from already dependable and effective warriors to a formidable intelligence agency in our own right and a force multiplier in Triglavian territory. Its no secret then that we offered our services to the Collective in their ongoing conflict against EDENCOM, and elation at the program’s success cooled once it became evident that intelligence passed from Varyazi Clade may have played a hand in the offensive that resulted in the deaths of SOE service members. In that, I accept partial culpability and intend to submit myself to GLATISANT so they may investigate our conduct and present their findings before the Round Table Assembly.
[Some paper shuffling from the Varyazi delegation. Draugr Division security forces rise from their seats to block the exits to the Assembly armed with “officer-grade” weaponry and dropsuits. Galm notices the armed guards then rubs the bridge of his nose, slouching slightly to take several draws of his cigar and regaining his posture.]
What I cannot accept, however, is the assumption based on the assertion of a man like Kril Efrit that Varyazi intentionally targeted Sisters of Eve members nor that the Triglavian Collective was the sole actor in what, based on initial reporting by international sources, was an unfortunate case of collateral damage between two armies. Nor will I accept, without evidence, the assumption that Sisters of Eve personnel were wholly innocent and clearly marked as non-combatants from an organization that regularly deploys Fire Cell paramilitaries alongside their science teams. I will remind everyone of the Khumatariate’s regular efforts to baselessly slander the Bosena Accords under my Wardenship as slavers and sabotage any attempts at peaceful negotiation, ultimately resulting in loss of millions of lives through their negligence and malus. There is no evidence that Varyazi Clade knowingly targeted the Sisters of Eve, and any action taken to collaborate and provide intelligence in the Collective’s war against EDENCOM is ultimately justified under the neutrality clause of the Bosena Accords as if this were a military contract carried out at the behest of the Empires’ militia organizations.
[The Assembly is split in response, with several “here here”s and more than a few scoffs and jeers.]
I understand, truly, the drive to reinstall faith in the Accord’s institutions and mission. However I recognize that the world that the Bosena Accords were written under is not the world that we inhabit now or the world that Avalon can flourish under. I recognize that because I was the one who suspended its enforcement because I recognized that they were ill suited to meet the challenges faced on Skarkon. It is my utmost hope that in submitting myself for tribunal, we might use this case to facilitate a review of our protocol and revise our policy to better serve this new era of the warclone community. I welcome the opportunity to work with our Warden to complete this task.
[Galm takes one more puff, then motions to the stone in the center of the assembly that holds each current and former Warden’s ceremonial sword.]
Therefore, not only do I submit myself for Tribunal. I also wish to formally state my intention to renew my support for Thaddeus Reynolds as Warden of Avalon and abstain from Warden elections for the current year.
[The Assembly remains silent for a moment, before unsure applause grows into several cheers. The Assembly is called into recess while Warden Thaddeus Reynolds is seen forcefully ushering Galm Fae aside into the adjoining committee room.]
Mehatoor - 24th IC Station
The hearing continues…
After a thorough psychological investigation lasting several weeks, sparked by the ‘evidence’ presented by the respondent, the court has come to several medical conclusions regarding the mental state of the claimant while under the influence of the respondent.
The appointed guardian of the claimant had provided to the court saved medical data files, stating that she retained the information in the event such allegations would come to light. Speaking anonymously to this reporter, the lady informed us that she knew the respondent to be a harmful and dangerous man, and did all in her power to protect the claimant. In this reporter’s opinion, an admirable and loyal lady.
While the records will remain confidential for the privacy of the claimant, the court determined that she had been manipulated by the respondent to the point of near mental breakdown, and as such, the allegations laid forth by the respondent are viewed as slanderous.
“We are immensely pleased by the court’s conclusion,” Miss Dadarwar stated to reporters after the ruling by the court. “We hope now the respondent will recognize his futile attempts at further damaging my client’s mental health will not go unpunished.”
When asked about the actions of the claimant while under the unholy influences of the respondent, Miss Dadarwar stated, “We have seen time and again the instability of the respondent. His delusions surely do not make him a fit parent for any child, seeing as he had to manipulate the claimant in order to impregnant her. My client is no more a criminal than you or I. In fact, she should be viewed as another victim in the respondent’s terroristic vendetta against the holy Empire.”
In reference to the respondent’s proposal of remarriage, Miss Dadarwar was very succinct. “Would you force an abuse victim to marry their abuser? I think not.”
Encrypted communications picked up deep in the Venal region, constellation UTZ-7B.
"-perational capacity. Posts Alpha through Delta are to maintain combat readiness, but switch focus to reconnaissance. Latest equipment shipment you all received should include everything you need, scanners, encrypted transmitters, camera drones, the like.
Secondarily, you will note that you have all been outfitted with a troop transport-configured Bantam-class frigate. The commander is being recalled back home, so, if the green light comes through, you are expected to fly yourselves in. Before I start hearing any moping, do not worry, Cipher is working on getting us Gurista FoF tags, you will be fi-"