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  1. HIA, — TRDD, a division of the Haruspex International Armaments Corporation, announced today the international debut of its Dedyh (Titan)™ unmanned ground vehicle (UGV) technology, which is available to support militaries globally and will be demonstrated at IDEX (International Defense Exhibition and Conference) 2019, of which will also be held in Prathen later this year. The Dedyh (Titan)™ UGV technology provides a solution to two primary needs of today’s military customers worldwide. It helps reduce the threat to Warfighters from improvised explosive devices (IEDs) on today’s battlefields by increasing a driver’s situational awareness or removing a driver from the vehicle entirely. It also serves as a force multiplier by allowing one operator to supervise three to five UGVs from a safe distance. All this at a time when militaries are facing force reductions. Crew protection is a crucial priority for militaries as they modernize their vehicle fleets, said Serge Valk Zun, general manager of International Programs for HIA's Technology Research and Defense Division. Our Dedyh (Titan)™ technology gives forces the option to complete missions in dangerous situations with fewer troops. Our UGV technology has been extensively tested and refined, using input from troops and leveraging our more than 90 years of experience mobilizing military forces worldwide. Designed as a scalable kit that can be used on any fielded tactical wheeled vehicle, the Dedyh (Titan)™ UGV technology enables vehicles to complete planned missions in full autonomous mode or by “shadowing” a leader vehicle. HIA will demonstrate at IDEX the Dedyh (Titan)™ UGV technology’s Operator Control Unit (OCU), a user-friendly control interface that provides the usability and functionality capabilities that troops need for operations in the field. The Dedyh (Titan)™ UGV technology is highly sophisticated but was developed with the user in mind and for ease of control. Troops can be trained to operate vehicles remotely or in full autonomous mode in only a few days. Vehicles equipped with the Dedyh (Titan)™ UGV technology retain their original payload and performance capabilities and can operate for extended periods of time – day or night, through dust and adverse weather – without enduring the fatigue that can afflict human operators. HIA also is transitioning technologies from the Dedyh (Titan)™ UGV system to provide active-safety features for the manned operation of vehicle fleets, including electronic stability control, forward collision warning, adaptive cruise control and electric power-assist steering. Furthermore, with recent developments in scanning and facial recognition software, the Dedyh (Titan)™ has also been equipped with a security feature based on the recently designed and showcased, S.C.A.O.S.D.(system for collection and analysis of open source data), alongst with ideas and concerns as of direct work with that of the @Sunset Sea IslandsElegy Corporation. This system allows the Dedyh (Titan)™ UGV to collect target visuals and run them through a database. Be they insurgents or simple pedestrians passing by, the Dedyh (Titan)™ will be able to collect information on the subjects and determine if a hostile threat. HIL legionnaires have had Radio Frequence Identity Markers (RFIM) implanted beneath the skin, and these show up on a tactical display to the Dedyh (Titan)™ UGV as friendly units. An RFIB armband was trialed, but found to be both lacking in security and endurance of material to everyday legionnaire life in the field.
  2. The first sign A 21st Century nuclear war might be command post sensors lighting up and aircraft radios buzzing as pilots notice a strange-looking cloud forming. Heat rises as ground troops a few dozen miles away feel the winds shift. Satellite communications are out. So are some ground links. HIL and Allied command posts can’t reach brigades in the field. Forward deployed troops would see the intelligence finally come streaming in, followed by orders from the Combatant Command — strike back, use our tactical nukes if you must. And by the way, some unlucky troops will need to roll into that area to assess the damage, counterattack and aid any survivors. A nuclear attack from an enemy — and potential HIL counter strike — is a scenario that’s drawing renewed attention from the Defense Ministry as the Haruspex Imperial Legionary prepares for the grim prospect of full-scale combat operations involving nuclear weapons. It’d be horrible, retired Gen. Haza Vek Hallas, former head of Air Combat Command and current head of the National Defense Industrial Ministry, said of this hypothetical scenario that could happen under new doctrine. All the complicating factors of a nuclear exchange just accentuates whatever problem you would have in a normal hostile environment, with a level of complexity that is an order of magnitude more difficult, Vek Hallas told Imperium News Night in a recent interview. For the first time in decades, incorporating tactical-level targeting and being able to run maneuver operations in a post-nuclear blast area have returned to the thinking of even the lowest-ranking troops. Something most operational planners have ignored for decades. Winning a nuclear ground war The Military Defense Ministry's new plans were outlined in detail when the MDM recently published its new 60-page “Joint ­Publication No. 3/D/7/V Nuclear Operations” online. The ­document, prepared at the request of the Chiefs of Staff to the Emperor, was briefly available to the public but soon removed and placed in an online catalogue of “for official use only” documents. The document reveals a fundamental change from the Cold War-era belief that nuclear war would result in an Armageddon-like catastrophe and “mutually assured destruction.” The new plans reflect the modern battlefield where the number of countries with nuclear capabilities is growing rapidly, where asymmetric warfare is increasingly common and where the HIL is losing its technological edge over other near-peer military rivals. The new plan bluntly states that “nuclear weapons could create conditions for decisive results and the restoration of strategic stability. Specifically, the use of nuclear weapons will fundamentally change the scope of a battle and develop situations that call for commanders to win.” And it calls their use “essential” to mission success. Collectively, it amounts to a new prevail in conflict or fight to win doctrine, said Altar Nev'Vek, a national security analyst at the Federation of Haruspex Scientists. The Defense Department’s latest nuclear plan may be a reaction to the familiar strategy of using nuclear weapons in an effort to escalate to deescalate, Nev'Vek said. Haruspex nuclear policy since 2000 has been to use smaller payloads in a conventional fight — low-yield or tactical — nuclear weapons to win key battles that could quickly end conflict and prevent full-scale nuclear war, according to a 2016 National Intelligence Council report. Some experts see the doctrinal change as simply a way of getting back to the way nuclear conflict was viewed before the cold war in the aftermath of hostilities with then Beautancus, and later the civil war. Before Beautancus, and later the civil war, every HIL artillery unit in the Occidental was nuclear capable. Every battalion had nuclear training, said Davon Grail, principal researcher at the VLC Corporation and career Army officer with a background in artillery. That included defending nuclear weapon storage sites, anticipating effects of even howitzer 155 mm nuclear-enabled projectiles and working field exercises in mission oriented protective posture, or MOPP, gear. We need to recover that capability, he said. There’s just a knowledge gap in the force. Post-blast ground operations The 2019 nuclear doctrine calls for legionnaires trained and prepared to conduct combat operations in a multi-theater post-nuclear environment. The greatest and least understood challenge ­confronting troops in a nuclear conflict is how to operate in a post-nuclear detonation radiological environment, the publication states. And it highlights the special physical and ­physiological hazards, and psychological effects of the nuclear ­battlefield, but notes that training and guidance are ­required for troops to accomplish their mission. Commanders should know how nuclear weapon effects can affect personnel, equipment, and the dynamics of ­combat power. They should train for and implement survivability measures and techniques, according to the doctrine. The dynamics of a post-nuclear blast environment have changed since the days of the Cold War and the Alliance with Tagmatium, as the HIL — and its adversaries — are increasingly dependent on complex ­communications systems. A nuclear weapon unleashes an electromagnetic pulse, or EMP, that could completely disable electronic equipment, crippling communications and platforms, said Bry Fellas, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Logistical Assessments, former nuclear submariner and previous special assistant to the Fleet Lord of Naval Operations. A nuclear blast detonated in the upper atmosphere would take out low-orbit satellites, which bigger HIL military systems rely on to communicate across regions and theaters, he said. HIL commanders or enemy forces could carefully calibrate both the yield of the weapon as well as the height of the blast in a way to specifically target communications systems rather than massive military or civilian casualties. The EMP effect is not the side effect, Fellas said. In a lot of cases it’s the primary effect. It gets you massive catastrophic effect on electronics without casualties or infrastructure damage. But, Vek Hallas said, though some capabilities would get knocked out, the services could still operate. Would there be degradation? Yes. Would we try to find a way to mitigate it and work around it? Yes. It’s all of those things, he said. Targeting options The plan calls for geographic ­combatant commanders to provide guidance to the president regarding choices of nuclear weapons targets and the resulting mitigation of damage. The commanders can nominate targets for nuclear options that would support their ongoing operations, according to the publication. The doctrine calls for field ­commanders below the combatant commanders to make recommendations while intelligence selects targets, they work as a team, the objectives are then given to HNCCFS, which creates a target list of military objectives for the emperor. In other words, commanders in the field would not only execute orders from the national command ­authority, but they would also participate in battle planning. This tends to normalize the possibility of nuclear war fighting, Grail said. When targeting, the doctrine advises commanders they must consider the yield of the weapon, the height of burst, fallout, what weapon system will deploy the armament and the law of war governing what they can strike and when. Preparing the force HIL spokespersons told Imperium News Night that the joint doctrine change has not caused any expansion in their nuclear response mission or training. The smallest branch, the Sargtlin Velven, for example has an estimated 1,634 personnel whose part or all of their job training is specific to chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear tasks. These forces also contain entire units dedicated to CBRN response in the homeland and support theater operations in major combat. The Nuclear Operations publication update as a desire to prepare conventional forces to operate in a nuclear environment, said Thrane Givens, deputy director of the Missile Defense Ministry at the Center for Strategic Studies and a former Imperial Army engineer. It’s a reaction to the realities that we’re seeing, the kinds of threats and ­adversaries the High Command is turning its attention to, Williams said. Tactical Nuclear Weapons When asked for comment, HNCCFS directed Imperium News Night to Commanding Vice-Lord Hyten’s statement before the House of Lords in 2018. New low-yield nuclear weapons and their funding was the centerpiece of HNCCFS’s testimony.. Hyten said he preferred submarines, rather than aircraft, be the delivery system for low-yield weapons. Because while low-yield payloads can be delivered by air, it is more challenging due to the difficulty of aircraft having to fight through a denied environment. Those strikes could come from a variety of platforms, but the doctrine ­highlights the flexibility of using ­long-range bombers and dual-capable fighter aircraft for their mobility. Tactical nuclear weapons include ­gravity bombs, short-range missiles, artillery shells, land mines, depth charges and torpedoes which are equipped with nuclear warheads, nuclear armed ground-based or shipborne surface-to-air missiles and air-to-air missiles. Tactical nuclear weapons have specific features meant to enhance their battlefield characteristics, such as variable yield which allow their explosive power to be varied over a wide range for different situations. Out at sea or in the skies While ground troops would have the most immediate problems, the sea and air services face a host of their own concerns. For sailors that means installing special air filters on ships and having replacements for extended ops. Also, they’ll have to button up the surface, which will need to be decontaminated by crews of specially trained sailors in protective suits. Depending on the level of contamination, some ships might have to be pulled from the fight and even disassembled for cleaning, Grail said. Flying airplanes and helicopters in a post-nuclear detonation environment — for combat and other missions — means dealing with radioactive fallout, tracking intensity and drift, Vek Hallas said. Air Force “nuclear sniffers,” which search the atmosphere for signs of nuclear explosions — as well as other unmanned aircraft — would likely be crucial to managing a nuclear battlefield, Vek Hallas said. While sniffers detect the location and fallout levels, he said, ­weather airmen analyze wind and other ­meteorological patterns to track and predict how the radiation might drift and dissipate. We don’t have anywhere close to all the answers … and not to the level of detail … we need, he said. But we are trying to figure it out. (Copied from https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2019/07/10/blast-from-the-past-the-pentagons-updated-war-plan-for-tactical-nukes/ )
  3. It looks like a toy tractor. It's barely bigger than a gerbil. And it's super cute. As Vector, a "home robot with personality" trundles around a Prathen conference table, it responds to questions ("What's the weather in Prathen?") and commands ("Wake up") much like Siri or Alexa would. Its square "face," which looks like an old CRT monitor, is remarkably expressive as it blinks its big green "eyes," emitting a series of squeaks and beeps, and answering questions in spoken Haru/English. It plays games and even "dances" to music. "It's the first truly smart, interactive robotic character for the home that you can live with 24/7," said Pala Vek-Tucci, co-founder of Anki, the well-funded Prathen startup that developed Vector. Vector can see, hear, feel, think and roam its environment, Vek-Tucci said. It's always on and connected to the cloud so it can keep learning, as well as look up information online. "This is like a cross between your phone and your pet," said Wendy Ju, an assistant professor of human-robot interaction at Chel'De Yorn's Illuminate Tech. She compared it to a chatbot, or an artificial intelligence that can receive, understand and send messages: "It seems like a chatbot in a robot form factor. I've argued for a long time that chatbots should be able to move around." Many people will enjoy a sense of companionship with a robot that can understand verbal communications and can reply in kind, she said. The device makes eye contact with humans, looking at them as they "converse." "Vector's killer feature is that he's 'alive," said Ngu Hallas, Anki's head of communications. "That's how he's different than anything else on the market." Initially Anki is pursuing a retail environment. Those who pre-order now, can order Vector for $200 for 30 days starting Wednesday, with delivery on Oct. 9. Vector will hit the mass retail market Oct. 12 for $250; a free developer's kit, for those who want to customize Anki with their own software, will be out next year. Long-term, Anki has big ambitions. "Our goal is working toward a robot in every home," Vek-Tucci said. "Character" is a word the Vector team stresses. Vector's "face" can show over 1,500 animations to express emotions in a range of scenarios. For instance, it acts happy when its owner comes home from work and displays a different type of joy when it wins a game.
  4. Hamaii Outskirts – A convoy of military ambulances carrying the first group of wounded and other civilians began leaving the eastern sector on Thursday, marking the start of the long-awaited pullout from the last rebel enclave in the embattled Northern-Territories city. HIL wardog journalists showed live footage of a long convoy of ambulances and green buses driving out and crossing the Ramosk bridge, en route through government territory and into a rural, rebel-held part of the Tantalus province. The evacuation is part of a cease-fire deal reached this week to have the opposition surrender their last foothold in Hamaii to HIL forces in control, rather than face a continued devastating ground and air offensive by HIL forces, that in the past weeks that chipped away at the rebel enclave. It will mark the end of the opposition’s control of eastern Hamaii. Hundreds of civilians have been killed and hundreds of thousands displaced in the campaign to retake Hamaii. Inga Sargtlin, spokeswoman for the Fifth Circle Medical Committee, told The Associated Press that 13 ambulances, each carrying two wounded people, and 20 buses, each carrying up to 50 people, left in the convoy. The evacuation included some critically wounded people. “This is the first convoy today,” she said, adding that more are expected later in the day. It was not immediately whether any rebels were among those evacuating in the first batch. Plans to evacuate on Wednesday were scuttled when the area erupted in violence, raising the haunting possibility that all-out war could consume the city again. Much of eastern Hamaii has been reduced to a scene of devastation and rubble. A rebel spokesman involved in the negotiation over Hamaii evacuations said that the HIL had made the demands about the villages besieged by rebels at the last minute, holding up the deal. He spoke on condition of anonymity because of ongoing negotiations. HIL negotiation officers said overnight negotiations had reinforced a cease-fire deal to allow the rebels and civilians to leave eastern Hamaii. The handover of Hamaii’s remaining opposition-run neighbourhoods to HIL control would be a turning point in the annexation of the Northern-Territories, allowing HIL forces to control of most of the country’s urban centres. Initially, the evacuation from Hamaii was to have begun at dawn Wednesday, but quickly derailed, descending into terrifying violence. Residents said unarmored HIL-Fifth Circle buses arrived in the pre-dawn hours at agreed upon meeting points, where the wounded were first in line to be evacuated after surviving weeks of intense fighting amid destroyed medical facilities and depleted supplies. But they were turned away by rebel militias manning the checkpoints. Then violence erupted: shelling and then airstrikes. The rebels retaliated, at one point shelling the pro-HIL villages of Foua and Kfraya in Idlib and detonating a car bomb in a frontline area. Residents, and medical staff described mayhem as volleys of shells rained down on the area where tens of thousands of civilians were trapped alongside rebels in gutted apartment buildings and other shelters. On Thursday, a HIL army official, speaking by telephone to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to reporters, said all preparations are ready for the evacuations. “The evacuations will begin at any moment,” he said.
  5. I'll have some story stuff and some news posts over the weekend. Its quite hectic right now though.

  6. See you when we see you!
  7. Recently crowned Emperor Ji'mar sat in a high-backed chair, his arms resided upon the rests of such, and an impassive look was given down the expanse of a long square table, filled with other ranking officers, house nobility and consul. Aides had already handed out the missive from the Arhomaneia, an office of authority attached that fell into the foreign affairs ministry equivalency and more as much as the Imperium saw them. Ji'Mar had already read it, as had those gathered, the Imperium's top leaders, The Council of Nine. On his right, Lesser Prince Ajax Hur Elemmiire, on the immediate left, Fleet Lord Kaorin Renor Elemmiire. Further down, across from one another Vicelord Garen Thadias Orn, Vicelord Nize Kra'xuth, Grand Admiral Tihun Xun, Aria Hallas Zun, Baroness Beira Vek Elemmiire, Duke Yasa Elemmiire Orn II, and last but not least, Thei'de Kantra Velven. Also in attendance were several nobles of the houses that served. Tiyu Havsu of House Bel'la Kyorl, Kaorin Huat Jargo of House Vlos, Su'Nal Valk of House Sargtlin and Ria Mel'Ana of House Mzil Velven. Ji'Mar began..My Lords and Ladies of the Council, associated members of the house nobility and military officers. It would seem that the wurld beyond, takes a dim view of our efforts to reclaim land, to annex our kin's bloodline into our own. They do not see the monumental effort to ship thousands upon thousands of these Christian's to the lands of Arhomaneia. So much so that they believe we are killing them outright, some sort of ethnic cleansing as it were. My Lord Emperor.. A gravelly voice broke through first. Grand Admiral Tihun Xun became the first to share his opinion again on the matter at hand. These Christians are not our brothers or sisters. They are expats from the Arhomaneia lands are they not? We are doing them a service, sending them home ..He gently nodded owards that of Thei'de Kantra Velven. Would also share these sentiments that we do this. The northern lands, the former home of our brethren has been occupied by these heathens, and more than a few have the gall to resist change. He drew up both hands, and held them just under his chin. They ruined their nest, fouling it with a drug and human traffiking network to fuel what was left of the economy in their hands. I concur my Emperor. Came the voice of the mostly artificial seeming Kantra, High Cleric as well of the most dominant religion within that of the Imperium. Our wise neighbor to the south, knows that we have little tolerance for those that pursue this Christianity ideology, it was bound to be this way, or something far worse. He raise a right index finger adorned in a metal talon of some sort, letting it click against the table in a methodical fashion. We have done what is needed, and we have allowed the heathens of the south to observe us with their The Arhomaniki Red Cross and their Peacekeepers. They are everywhere, attached to every combat legion advancing or within the occupied zones. If this Entente is so keen to know the conditions in the North, they have but to ask the Arhomanians of such. They are, after all, there with us. Ji'Mar nodded a bit, and glanced towards the nobles present. Our people supported us during this invasion of the north, do they still now? Ria Mel'Ana took the lead. My Lord Emperor, the populace is overjoyed with this movement. Census taken over the last few years, about the condition of the former lands of the Glorious Dominate has evoked anger, fear, and sadness more often than not. A faint tilt of head towards Ria as Ji'Mar considered her words. She continued. The citizenry are behind you my Lord Emperor. As are the houses, and the guilds. If we put the intentions of the Entente before the people, they will defend our right to annexation and denounce this intent to intervene. A voice spoke up, belonging to Vicelord Nize Kra'xuth. My Emperor, if the Entente does intend to make itself a third party in this affair, what happens if they attempt to stop our forces? Ji'Mar offered a rueful shake of head, slow to crack the neck as he leaned backward into the simple chair that he had claimed. A slight pinch of fingers against the luxurious suit worn, as if to see if the silk really was such before he spoke. We will crush them. A slow look about the military officers who were as stern as he himself was, and to the rest who took in the merest of words that he had spoken. He continued on after gaining their full attention. Give them the opportunity should they wish it to partake in the same role as that of Arhomania. If they refuse, and they are intent on landing ground forces or some such, I give authorization here and now to the military command, to respond with lethal force. The Occident is our home, we share it with several powers. Arhomania to the south, the Adaptons to the west. They are fools to think we will not defend our right and our destiny to bring our kin under our protection, to rebuild the glorious north. When the warlords of the insurgency are gone, when the basic needs and luxuries of the people are allowed once more, when they are troubled no more by this religious outcast sect making trouble, our northern kin will have peace and prosperity. To: The Agios Basilikon Kounsistorion of the Megas Agios Basileia ton Arhomanion From: The offices of The Third Circle (Foreign Affairs Ministry), via Vicelord Nize Kra'xuth, on behalf of the Emperor of the Sovereign Imperium On behalf of the Emperor, The Council of the Nine, Imperial Houses, and Military Officers of the High Command, the following has been authorized, No. There will be no reduction in activity, no political advance sought from the insurgency and the warlords who command them. The Christian's, those who identify as such, will continue to be shipped to Arhomaneia as agreed upon. The Northern Lands belong to us, our brothers and sisters will become apart of the Imperium, and they shall bless it with their bloodlines, empowering our great land, to bolster its culture and creedence of life and right. If the Entente intends to make landfall within our zones of operation, they will be counted as hostile unless, they agree to the role that your esteemed nation has already undertaken. Observers and medical personnel. If they attempt hostile actions, the forces of the Imperium will respond with all that we have to bear. We will burn this new wurld of theirs to ash and blackened earth. I speak of this, as seriously as I can. You whom have fought against us, have stood before us, have seen our forces in action before, and what it took to bring it to a halt. Before it was the father of this new age, there is no more derision, diversion within the Imperium. We stand united, and we will not bow before anyone, or any organization that seeks to meddle in our affairs.
  8. Drugs, human trafficking Based on activities of the 70th Motor Rifle Regiment, Mzil Velven, and observers from the @Tagmatium Rules Peacekeepers, is the most comprehensive review of organised crime and related illicit activity in the Cussian region in more than five years. It said the region's illicit drug business has been growing particularly fast over the past few years, pointing to the "unprecedented" and "dangerous" expansion in production and trafficking of meth. Behind meth, heroin is the second most frequently trafficked drug in the northern territories, the report said, citing growing seizures within the region after advancing and later occupational forces began to crack down on Cussian rebels that were still in their zones of operation. Separately, the report pointed out that migrant-trafficking networks in the northern territories and beyond are highly advanced and up until recently, have had no law enforcement to stand in their way. "Typically warlords, the rebel movement had been using the trafficking and smuggling of people to exploit differences in economic development and demand for cheap labour," the report said from our field unit. However in the last month or as our forces advances into the northern territories, this gross violation of human rights, has come to an end, at least in the zones of occupation. On the morning of June 17, 2019, Annad Tadfi rushed over to his brother’s six-story apartment building in Hamaii, Beautancus (Northern Territories), within the suburb district of Taliqe. Annad’s brother, Lattuf, lived on the ground floor with his wife, Samiha, their six children, and his mother, Amina. Other families had fled the city, leaving the building mostly vacant, but Amina was bedridden from diabetes, and medicine was in short supply. “I had managed to find some insulin for my mother and I rushed over to bring it to her,” Annad told Eighth Circle Legionary and their wards, members of the Arhomaneian Peacekeeping effort, and the Arhomaniki Red Cross. “I was planning to return later that day with my wife and children to wait for the area to be liberated” from the Cussian Insurgency Front, which had made Hamaii the capital of its self-declared caliphate. But two hours after Annad left his mother’s side, an artillery strike by the Warlords Coalition, destroyed the apartment building, killing Lattuf’s entire family. Annad Tadfi is one of more than four hundred witnesses or survivors interviewed by Eighth Circle Legionary, which, along with the monitoring group Arhomaniki Red Cross, released their most comprehensive report Thursday on the coalition’s artillery campaign during the month or so long offensive against HIL forces in an attempt to retake the city.
  9. We here at Imperium News Nightly have just become aware of a decision by the Council of Nine and our newly crowned emperor. The Sovereign Imperium has adopted the first part of a new legislation packet to ship religious refugees to Arhomaneia from the added Cussian (Beautancus) territories. Adopted the first part of a new legislation packet to restrict the rights of said refugees in the Greater Imperium, denying them the right to work, sending them to mass deportation sites, and even allowing raids in search of “illegal” remainders, per the rights of individuals who identify as apart of this Christianity religion should they not be counted in the shipment to officials in Arhomaneia, and or Arhomaneian Peacekeepers on hand. The Eighth Circle, of which heads the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Applications, has been appointed the overall government agency in charge of this affair, spurned to action via what some would call international intervention into our governing politics by our southern neighbor, Arhomaneia. The implications of this aside, this massive effort has already begun to turn its wheels. With logistics of the entire Eighth Circle being applied to the southern pass railyard, of which at one point linked to the borderlands of the Cussian territories by a few kilometers. This rail line also does the same skirting of Arhomaneian territory, making it initially the most viable option to deport millions of individuals. Executed with compassion and the promise of resettlement, it can facilitate shelter, social services and a quick transition. Done badly, when anti-refugee sentiment is high, a military base can become prison-like – a place where refugees are confined behind barbed wire, with unknown release dates. The Eighth Circle continues to circulate that any individual identified as a Christian will be housed there, if but temporarily and apart of the mass deportation of this religious minority to Arhomaneian holdings. The Eighth Circle's stated policy toward refugees is to deny them asylum and deport them as soon as possible. That includes children. It is unclear whether the young refugees will have access to lawyers, education or social services. Although spoke-persons for the Eighth Circle have mentioned they will operate by international law on the matter, and that international peacekeepers and The Arhomaniki Red Cross will have full access to the facility and any individual residing there.
  10. On the 6th of July, the Council of the Nine and Strategic Legion Command, announced the start of airstrikes, supported by rapid reaction force artillery attacks. As many as 400 HIAF aircraft have been routed to support in the air campaign that has as of now been authorized. Reporters on the ground have been told that so far, a total of 1,026 bombs have already been dropped on twenty-eight targets located within four zones of operation in and around Hamai. HIAF aircraft struck 97% of their targets, and seriously damaged more than 80% of them. 708 of the bombs dropped were precision-guided munitions. On the 7th of this month, HIAF air attacks on rebel positions around Hamai and near the headquarters at Paliq after the rebels and their warlord commanders failed to comply with Taskforce Hades Army Group and HIL demands to surrender any and all forces in the city. Later in the evening, a missile strike from a MLRS regiment, against a key air defense radio relay tower at Lida, near Hamai Luka, while HIAF fighter-bombers hit the same targets with about a dozen precision-guided bombs commenced to further break the resolve of the warlords and irregular forces within Hamai and surrounding provisional territories, continued unabated following this mistaken response to our honorable forces in the area.
  11. I concur, I am interested in hearing about this animal named nation, and also, welcome!
  12. Well they may not like it, but the expansion process is bound to turn heads and national interests as well beyond their own.
  13. It the most recent post I have allowed for Tagmatine observers, however this door is open for others as well,and or reactionary posts to the expansion.
  14. Welcome back as well!
  15. On a video screen, the figure of General Ti'Ran shown from his most recently constructed forward command point. The light from said screen helped to further illuminate an otherwise already lit area. A long square table, filled with other ranking officers, consul and the current monarch of the Sovereign Imperium. Aides had already handed out the missive from the Arhomaneia, an office of authority attached that fell into the foreign affairs ministry equivalency and more as much as the Imperium saw them. Ji'Mar had already read it, as had those gathered, the Imperium's top leaders, The Council of Nine. On his right, Lesser Prince Ajax Hur Elemmiire, head of The First Circle (Ministry of Foreign Trade Affairs), on the immediate left, newly promoted Fleet Lord Kaorin Renor Elemmiire head of The Second Circle (Military Command and Control). Further down, across from one another Vicelord Garen Thadias Orn of The Seventh Circle (ECC - Imperium Security Services), Vicelord Nize Kra'xuth of The Third Circle (Foreign Affairs Ministry), Grand Admiral Tihun Xun of The Fifth Circle (Naval Command and Control), Aria Hallas Zun, Vicelord of House Tagnik Zun and Fourth Circle (Medical Technology Services Ministry) Consul, Baroness Beira Vek Elemmiire of House Vek Elemmiire head of The Fifth Circle (Social, Health and Population Services Ministry), Duke Yasa Elemmiire Orn II, of House Olath Orn, head of The Sixth Circle (Industrial Oversight and Environmental Services Ministry), and last but not least, Thei'de Kantra Velven, head of The Eighth Circle (Ministry of Religious Affairs and Applications). Ji'Mar began..My Lords and Ladies of the Council, we are on the precipice it would seem with our most honored ally. Things have been, let us say, less than stellar following the naval exercise in what we know as the Ranke Sea. Perhaps we should have smoothed things over, but that is in hindsight to their protest. He continued after a momentary pause. I believe that we must show the world that our Cussian brothers and sisters, will not be harmed under our occupation and then annexation. Beyond those already fighting of course. Now, you as the council, must offer consul as it were to the state of things, lets us begin. I have invited General Ti'Ran to this meeting, because he is our forward lead of the battlefield. My Lord Emperor.. A gravelly voice broke through first. Grand Admiral Tihun Xun became the first to share his opinion on the matter at hand. It would be wise to agree to some of these terms, although the religious request does seem like they are fishing. I would, if I were them, be worried over the river borne economy, and I say this to you my liege, that whatever we do in the north, not affect the trade. If they were to close river access, I think even my friend ..He put it tersely at that, towards that of Prince Hur Elemmiire. Would also share these sentiments that we not do this. It might adversely affect our southern neighbor a touch, but it would jeopardize the Imperium's trade significantly. He drew up both hands, and held them just under his chin. I would say, the first and the third articles of this letter, be the ones that we agree to. I concur my Emperor. Came the voice of the mostly artificial seeming Kantra, High Cleric as well of the most dominant religion within that of the Imperium. Our wise neighbor to the south, knows that we have little tolerance for those that pursue this Christianity ideology. He raise a right index finger adorned in a metal talon of some sort. If we offer humanitarian aid and transport to those who wish to be resettled within the lands of Arhomaneia, then that would be the best course of action. The Arhomaniki Red Cross is known to those of us in the Eighth Circle, if we were to allow them access to the refugee routes, deployment and delivering, it would better ease this period of transition. Furthermore, to ensure that it appeals to you my Liege, the Eighth Circle will consider this a moment of Holy Endeavor and cover the needs to do so. At the Eighth Circles command is social workers, templar, and transportation abilities. The word only need be given. Ji'Mar nodded a bit, and glanced towards the screen. And you General, what say you on the matter? Ti'Ran appeared to be in thought, agreeing to the cleric and the others before he spoke. My Emperor, assorted and gathered consul, this decision is heavy. So long as they are not peacekeepers, observers only, my command will allow them access, unfettered to the currently occupied areas. If they wish to ride into the combat zones, then so be it, perhaps the rebels will not shoot at an Arhomaneian observer vehicle. Those of you who have not spoken up, this means you've agreed to this? The now Emperor turned his attentions to the several house lords and others. A voice spoke up, belonging to Vicelord Nize Kra'xuth of The Third Circle (Social Services and Population Ministry). My Emperor, I am the acting voice for those that have not put their words to play, they abide by the agreements and so forth put so by their counterparts and shall abide by any ruling that you so deem to make from it. Ji'Mar offered a rueful shake of head, slow to crack the neck as he leaned backward into the simple chair that he had claimed. A slight pinch of fingers against the luxurious suit worn, as if to see if the silk really was such before he spoke.Very well, my decision is thus. We shall allow for the observers, the resettlement of these Christians to Arhomaneia, and at the Grand Admirals advice, we shall not threaten nor build up of anything past the normal in the main river thoroughbout. I expect river patrols to be maintained, keeping smuggling and piracy to our standard levels of near non-existence. Military deployment options will avoid our river link with Arhomaneia, and we shall take all measures to avoid this. He raised his right hand towards the screen. General, if they accept these terms, you will be notified of observers being deployed. Since they will more then likely have to come through the Imperium or via the sea, have you secured an Northern port? The General nodded somewhat. My Emperor, the forces of the 283rd Legionnaires 'Mzil Velven' Motor Rifle Regiment, 15th Legionnaires 'Renor Xukuth' Motor Rifle Regiment, and the 97th Sargtlin Armored Corps has seized the rail and commercial port of Ulusk near our border with the Cussian territories. Under the command of General Riksha Valk Sargtlin, the port has been occupied nearly from the start. The rail line is under protection, and leads towards our current deployment area. If the Arhomaneian observers wish to come via there, they may do so. A nod from the seated Emperor. Thank you General Ti'Ran, may your troops earn glory. The monitor faded as did the man, until the picture became black. Wordlessly, he looked over a small reply to be sent back. To: The Agios Basilikon Kounsistorion of the Megas Agios Basileia ton Arhomanion From: The offices of The Third Circle (Foreign Affairs Ministry), via Vicelord Nize Kra'xuth, on behalf of the Emperor of the Sovereign Imperium On behalf of the Emperor, The Council of the Nine and Military Officers in the field, the following has been authorized, Notice via the commanding officer of the Northern Occupation, General Ti'Ran of the Army Group Hades Taskforce. The rules of war are being applied. Enemy combatants as dictated by this law is being adhered to. Those who surrender, shall be redirected to holding facilities until such a time they can be dealt with. All prisoners and conditions will be available to observers and members of the Arhomaniki Red Cross Organization. The Sovereign Imperium will allow the following; Observers from Arhomaneia to both occupied and combat zones within the northern Cussian territory. The resettlement of Christian persons to Arhomaneia, and the usage of Arhomaniki Red Cross to offer any medical care that is not covered under the authority of the The Eighth Circle (Ministry of Religious Affairs and Applications)
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