Epistolary Experiment (19/30)

EMERGENCY ALERT

FLASH FLASH FLASH FLASH FLASH

VNS Social Harmony destroyed in antimatter explosion, cause unknown. Admiral Tarqar and his command staff lost. All Guardian Fleet units go to Case Black. Message repeats. VNS Social Harmony destroyed in antimatter explosion, cause unknown. Admiral Tarqar and his command staff lost. All Guardian Fleet units go to Case Black.

– Republic broadcast, received at Tarqil (Crimson Expanse)


FROM: TASK FORCE C-117 (CS THANEBLADE)
TO: CINCCORE; FIELD FLEET COREWARD COMMAND (CS UNCONQUERABLE SELF)

*** ROUTINE
*** EYES ONLY FERVENT SPAN
*** SITREP

INFORMATIONAL:

1. SITUATION NOMINAL CONTINUES. NO HOSTILE CONTACTS.

2. AUTHENTICATION WILDCAT PAWN INCARNADINE ASH MAGMA SLIVER / 0x11EA49BD629A1132

VADM. EXPRY VALIN-ITH-VALADINE


“An announcement from the Admiralty today confirmed that the Republic fleet operating in the spinward regions of the Associated Worlds has been successfully pushed back behind the Borderline, with the exception of a small number of reinforced logistics bases in the territorial space of the People’s State of Bantral, currently under investment and reduction by League of Meridian, Nal Kalak, and Santry Technate forces.

“In light of this and the recent destruction by person or persons unknown of the Republic command base, VNS Social Harmony, this state of affairs is expected to continue for some time, and civilian affairs should soon return to status quo ante bellum in the affected areas. Discussions have already begun in the Conclave with regard to reconstruction and future security measures to be taken to prevent any recurrence of this invasion.

“However, all is not yet peaceful in the Worlds. The Nsang First Interactivity and the Quave Republic remain at heightened states of alert, the Qiraf Assembly Navy has been left in disarray, and the Imperial Capital Fleet is moving to address opportunistic Iltine aggression in the Saragós System. Further questions are being raised in the Conclave with regard to the gunnery accident that caused severe damage to the protected planet Ekritat (Uulder Shore).”

“And what of the Republic task force that has, for the moment, disappeared to coreward, accompanied by the Republic’s contribution to the Leviathan Consciousness picket fleet? While their intentions are as yet unknown, they seem unlikely to preserve the peace of the coreward quadrant. The Coreward Fleet has pickets and patrols out searching for them, but so far, with no success.”

“This is Wynerva Peressin, Telememe News, reporting from CS Unconquerable Self.”


FILISSIN, ÓDELN – A cease-fire and staged withdrawal of Republic forces from the system was announced early this morning in Filissin, provisional capital of the Ódeln Temporary Tyrancy. The announcement was received quietly by the local populace, wearied by the ongoing conflict between the forces occupying their world, and even by those making up the Temporary Tyrancy resistance forces. A more enthusiastic reception was given by the local Interstellar Interceders FK cadre, which has been allied with the resistance forces since the aftermath of the invasion.

Sources close to the Tyrancy leadership expressed wary relief at the news, while expressing concern over the fragility of the agreement and the damage done to their world. A particular cause of concern is the as-yet unresolved status of Republic sympathizers and kalatri native to Ódeln, who have been interned by the Tyrancy for their own protection. There is a great deal of anger on Ódeln today, and the future stability of the world will be a difficult balancing act to sustain.”

– the Accord Journal


FROM: TASK FORCE C-270 (CS MINAE)
TO: CINCCORE; FIELD FLEET COREWARD COMMAND (CS UNCONQUERABLE SELF)

*** WILDFIRE WILDFIRE WILDFIRE
*** EYES ONLY FERVENT SPAN

CONTACT REPORT:

1. THREE HOSTILE MILITARY VESSELS, PROFILED AS APPROXIMATE VONIENSAN REPUBLIC MINQAKA-CLASS FRIGATE, DETECTED ENTERING FIOR SYSTEM VIA RIMWARD GATE.

2. AS PER STANDING ORDERS, MAINTAINING RANGE AND MONITORING ACTIVITIES.

3. CURRENT ACTIVITY PROFILE SUGGESTS SYSTEM SCOUTING MISSION.

4. MORE FOLLOWS.

5. AUTHENTICATION: LIVER BOLD EAGLE FETCH PEACOCK BLUE / 0x9112EA88116E2164

CMDR. DAEL SALLIVANTAR

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