The scene takes place at a public gathering in the outskirts of the capital of the United Republics of Aristidia, Nouvelle Revelareaux. The platform is on a hill which offers a view of the shimmering skyline of the registered alpha-level city. To the other side, an untouched landscape of desert mountains and valleys. The setting sun creates various hues of orange, pink, and gold across the landscape.
"We come here to mourn the lives of 200,000 citizens of the Federated Union of Chantielle, a member state of the United Republics of Aristidia. Mothers, brothers, fathers, and wives. Talented and innocent children. Wise and cultured grandparents. And every other title in between.
The murderers used high-energy explosive yields in makeshift transit containers that managed to sneak aboard the Chantielle station, more commonly recognized as the Garoun Investment Bank Vault in orbit of Shandelle (planet 6, moon 1). The murderers, a cowardly group of Intaki extremists who advocate for Intaki separatism - the Tears of Reschard.
Two of the containers managed to make it aboard transit carriers. One of them, now identified as part of the Intaki Forever series of weapons they used in their spate of terrorist attacks across the Federation, managed to detonate at an industrial station which caused a further explosion than otherwise would have happened. The destruction spilled over into an adjacent station sector that functions primarily as a population center. Another container exploded near a commercial center which sees heavy traffic from civilians regularly - this container is now identified as part of the Justice for Intaki series of weapons used by the terrorists.
To an extent, fate prevented further disaster from taking place. One of the containers failed to detonate due to an error made in the manufacturing of the weapon. Another container, perhaps the one with the most potential destructive power, was discovered and neutralized before it could detonate. Thanks to the vigilant eyes of a station dockworker, who noticed the handlers of the weapon acting suspicious and reported the incident immediately to his supervisor, countless lives were saved. The Chantielle police force responded promptly to the report, and intercepted the handlers and the container before it could be loaded onto a transit carrier. All six individuals have been arrested, and the bomb was defused electronically from a highly trained tactical response team.
That dockworker, Mister Jaqcues DeFons, is a hero. The first-line responders to the explosions are heroes. The medical workers, some of whom immediately reported to duty while on vacation or enjoying a day off, are heroes. Every URA citizen who has banded together in solidarity in the face of extreme evil is a hero.
We mourn our lost fellow citizens. But we will not falter. These cowardly attacks against the URA and the Gallente Federation will not discourage us from continuing our path. As a Senator in the Senate of the United Republics of Aristidia, I am recommending that the URA consider listing the Tears of Reschard as a recognized terrorist entity. Furthermore, I hope that the Federation-at-large will also consider listing the organization as a recognized terrorist entity.
To my fellow independent capsuleers who may come across this speech, please keep the URA in your thoughts. My corporation, the Tri-Star United Front, will be looking to organize a donation drive of construction supplies, food, medical equipment, and other goods in the coming days. All of these donations will go towards a rebuilding effort for the Chantielle station, which sustained considerable damage.
Country, People, Democracy. Plus Forts Ensemble."
The crowd chants “Plus Forts Ensemble” as a golden beam of light is directed straight to the sky - a symbol of remembrance. The camera drone footage fades into a flag of the United Republics of Aristidia.