Octanneve V has recently experienced a rush of refugees from the civil war occurring in Vevelonel.
We in Moisant do not have many details on the happenings in Vevelonel. Nor are we certain why they have chosen Octanneve V to flee to, as Octanneve V has famously been dealing with the fallout from severe hurricanes that developed across the planet last September.
Currently we are dealing with a fresh rash of storms that are causing further destruction of property and displacement of individuals who had just returned to their homes a month ago.
A preemptive clarification: When I say “we”, I’m referring to the leadership of Moisant, not the entire planet. Moisant is a single city (albeit a large one) on the Atchafalaya Archipelago near the equator. We are a series of tiny specks on the surface. We know that the storms have impacted the continents as well, but do not have the clearance to speak for their governments.
However, we can say this for Moisant:
We do not have the ability to support refugees.
Our own people are still scattered amongst the stars. Those who were able to return to Moisant just had to evacuate again. We’re low on supplies, and we don’t have much housing.
Mata (Clan Chief) Kaya Licei has stated that the current arrivals from Vevelonel can stay if they engage in volunteer work to help Moisant with rebuilding. If they opt out, they will be sent to other continents or to the Sisters of EVE station in orbit.
Furthermore, as of 20:00 today, we will not accept further refugees. We do not wish to simply turn away people in need, so Viavant has arranged a shuttle service to take refugees to Octanneve II, where some of our contacts have set up a similar work-for-shelter agreement.
Our hearts go out to the people of Vevelonel, as we can certainly relate to their hardships. But the reality is that we cannot handle more than we have already been dealt.
We wish you safety, shelter, and good health.
Dr. Astaire Quatrevaux
Custodian, Moisant, Octanneve V
written with Mata Kaya Licei and Mata Licoqi Licei