A heated but brief engagement between forces aligned with the Amarr and Minmatar Militias took place in high orbit over Floseswin IV in the evening of 05/08/123YC. The result of the conflict was an embarrassing loss for Ushra’Kahn, the crumbling backbone of the failing Minmatar militia, and the unsanctioned capture / rescue of a freedom fighter contingent numbering some 10,000 strong by Praetoria Imperialis Excubitoris capsuleer Alrith Shutaq.
During the late hours of 05/08/125YC , satellites in the Amarr defense network in orbit around Floseswin IV detected a Minmatar incursion into high orbit. A Fenrir laden with some 10,000 freedom fighters managed to slip into system undetected and assume a high orbit around the planet. Given the freighter’s position over regions of the planet experiencing imminent darkness due to planetary rotation, it is speculated that the Ushra’kahn plot involved the orbital descent of armed freedom fighters, followed by infiltration into the local populace under the full window afforded by night-time conditions.
Fortunately, like most schemes spun by Ushra’kahn, this one too was thwarted by sheer incompetence and came unraveled almost immediately. While the Fenrir pilot did manage to enter the Floseswin system undetected, his orbital descent trajectory overlapped almost perfectly with an Amarrian geosynchronous defense satellite which was alerted immediately to the planetary incursion. A recording of this network’s observations, which details the conflict as it unfolded, has been made available by Amarr militia forces in compliance with a formal Imperial inquiry into the events.
Interestingly, reports indicate that some capsuleeres within Ushra’Khan have come to suspect the UNITY freighter pilot and capsuleer, Irnolf Sirober, of collusion with Amarrian forces in an effort to facilitate the deliberate extermination or capture of Minmatar freedom fighters. What is unclear, is why the operational security controls within Ushra’Kahn would permit such a pilot to be recruited, and to fly under the UNITY banner. Such a critical failure in security would surely only shift the blame from the supposedly nefarious pilot, to the crumbling Ushra’Kahn leadership that enabled so many freedom fighters to be drawn in and subsequently sent to their demise under the once respected flag of UNITY.
Intentions and loyalty aside, after the pilot of the Fenrir foolishly triggered the orbital defense grid, the system automatically requested assistance from local forces loyal to the Amarr militia, who flocked to the planet with haste. Within seconds, the Fenrir was beset with pulse laser fire from a small but mighty fleet of Apocalypse Navy Issues, flying the flag of CTRLV. It is unknown whether what happened next was as result of the Freighter’s distress, or if this was always the intended chain of events. Almost immediately after engaging the Fenrir, Amarr forces observed a warp signature on long range scans that they could not initially comprehend: a Hel class supercarrier.
Given the utterly broken state of Minmatar-aligned forces in the region, it was thought that no entity within the Minmatar militia could field such formidable vessels. Nevertheless, the motley fleet of CTRLV battleships quickly found itself staring down both a Minmatar aligned Hel class supercarrier and Naglfar class dreadnaught, both of which took up positions near the distressed Fenrir.
The escalating conflict over Floseswin caused the planetary defense AI, which was monitoring the engagement whilst simultaneously executing low-level diagnostics and performing routine station-keeping calculations, to experience what can best be described as a panic attack. Logs show that within nanoseconds of observing the Hel class warp signature, all subroutines were abruptly terminated, and all processes were devoted to a singular function: broadcasting a call for help. Before the Hel even appeared on visual scopes, a broad spectrum burst with the highest priority flag was broadcast on all Amarrian frequencies demanding immediate assistance. Fortunately, a fleet comprised primarily of GARR and CTRLV titan and supercapital class vessels was loitering in system in preparation for a formal inspection and parade. Once notified of the incursion, members of house Sarum commanded the fleet to break formation and render assistance, lest the soil of Floseswin IV suffer the taint of Minmatar footfalls. The Amarr commander aboard the Avatar class flagship TES Claritas complied with no delay, and descended upon the Minmatar-aligned force with a fury not seen in Floseswin since 01/05/125YC, when Dreadnaughts under the flag of Shining Flame sieged the planet. Upon arriving in orbit, TES Claritas casually requested clearance from the planetary defense grid to bring the full might of the Avatar down on the Fenrir. However, this request was no doubt a mere formality, as records indicate that her judgement class doomsday began charging even before her drive plume dissipated after exiting warp.
Having been disabled by coordinated fire from the CTRLV Apocalypse Fleet, the status of the Fenrir crew at approximately 23:09, when the Amarr Titan fleet arrived, is unknown. What is known, is that sixty seconds later, the Fenrir crew ceased being humans and started being plasma. Having received (and completely ignored) clearance from the Floseswin defense grid to unleash Judgement, the Avatar TES Claritas fired on the Fenrir, enveloping the freighter in subatomic particles which Minmatar scientists have not yet named.
Seconds after TES Claritas relieved the Fenrir of her structural integrity and crew, emissions from other doomsday class weapons danced across the blackness of space and into the Hel class supercarrier, extending a non-verbal but easily comprehended request to depart orbit, with which the Hel and Naglfar complied. Logs indicate that the Fenrir’s reactor exploded at approximately the same moment that the Hel left grid, flinging the habitat module housing the freedom fighters clear of the wreckage.
Unsettling reports from within the Amarr Militia communication network indicate that, without approval from Amarr house Sarum or the Militia fleet commander, a member of Praetoria Imperialis Excubitoris, Alrith Shutaq, brought the habitat module of freedom fighters aboard his ship, and is harboring these enemies of the empire at an undisclosed location. In response to these rumors, leaders in the Amarr Militia have called for the immediate execution of these freedom fighters, if they do indeed survive. Any action short of immediate compliance with this command will be perceived by the Amarr militia as a betrayal of trust, a slight against house Sarum, and Heresy against the Empire.
Supreme Commander of Allied Amarr Militia Forces