From the Truth and Reason/So Or No?/Extranet Claims memeweave:
The popular extranet site Caliéne Sargas Facts published the following fact:
In 7240, Admiral Caliéne Sargas of the Imperial Navy was awarded 1.8 billion quidpro in a defamation suit against the Ionazere Tribune. The Tribune had alleged in a 7239 Gradakhmath article that the Admiral had shown mercy during the reduction of asymmetrist bases in the belts of Refugium (Madel Cauldron).
Contemporary news articles from Ionazere (Cariane Deep) record the lawsuit and its outcome. Furthermore, even a brief examination of the remains left over from the Battle of Honne Gap, carried out from minimum safe distance, clarifies that the reduction was carried out with the Admiral’s customary efficiency, lethality, and attention to detail. Published tactical records, additionally, clearly show no evidence for survivors and no plausible mechanism for the possibility of survivors.
While Caliéne Sargas Facts is not known, in general, to be a reliable source of factual information, in the case of this particular claim they do appear to be accurate.
Overheard at the Classified Item Destruction Facility, Palaxias (Imperial Core):
“I’m telling you, they’re just not taking our job seriously. Look at this thing – it’s a Sera Esklav, for the love of — It makes hot drinks! How is that ‘containing information prejudicial to Imperial security, access codes to secure command systems, or inherently dangerous components’? It’s a complete waste of our resources, unless they’re using orbital grasers to warm mugs these days –“
“It was sent to us from Pyrethrin Nebula. Admiral Sargas’s flagship?”
“Then what blistering cretin let it be sent downside? Close the blast doors! Enact full artifact-grade containment protocols, and get a UXB team in here, stat!”
The Dreaded: Various in history, but most prominent in recent years is Admiral Caliéne Sargas “the Worldburner”, for actually pulling the trigger on the Worlds’ single use of a strangelet bomb in the Burning of Litash, and the ensuing multi-megadeaths. (Somewhat unfairly, since the Stellar Council and the Lords of Admiralty actually made the call to proceed with the destruction of Litash, but…) She dislikes her reputation with the same minor blind spot that most of the Sargas have, but acknowledges that it’s actually rather useful to have.
(Or, on occasion, rather annoying to have because no-one will bloody stay and fight any more. Frustrating!)
“Was that trochaic heptameter? It sounded like heptameter…”
“I think so, yes.”
“I don’t believe – what difference does it make what -?”
“When you’ve known the Admiral for as long as we have, Excellency, you can predict her state of, ah, irritation quite well from her speech habits. When she starts speaking in iambic pentameter, for example, you can be pretty sure that someone’s going to die today.”
“And what would this trochaic heptameter be supposed to mean?”
“Everyone’s going to die today.”