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To: The Minister of Defense of the United States of Prymont, his excellency Mr. Hunter S. Gray,

From: The Minister of Defense of the Commonwealth of Andalla, Mr. Björn Hagerström.


Mr. Gray,

It is with greatest regret that I must inform you that the Andallan Commonwealth Navy will be unable to participate in this blockade. We cannot risk severing our long-standing friendly relations with the Socialist Federation of Ahrana, even in this time of darkness. I have talked with Foreign Minister Bendtsen regarding this issue, and, even he does not favor the idea of showing any aggression towards Ahrana.

However, Foreign Minster Bendtsen and I are both aware of our duty to defend any TRIDENT ally in case of attack. Therefore, if any TRIDENT warships are engaged by their Ahranaian counterparts, the Andallan Commonwealth Navy will be given the permission to deploy warships to wherever they may be needed. If the situation, however, may escalate into war between the nations of TRIDENT and the Socialist Federation of Ahrana, the Commonwealth of Andalla will be ready to send military aid. War can only be declared if passed by 3/4 vote in Congress, therefore, the situation must be appropriate and the odds extreme if Andalla must declare war.

I wish you all the best in your efforts.

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II Armata Amphitrite was the fleet responsible for the mass movement of troops over water, and on this occasion, it was doing just that. Along with its normal complement of combat vessels and support ships, several additional support and supply ships were being attached to the fleet, primarily for the purpose of supporting the humanitarian mission. Several ships normally used for tending submarines were loaded up, as Wolfpack V was accompanying them for a tour of duty there and back, although they were not intending to stay for longer than necessary to offload troops and supplies. Additional transport ships were necessary to carry the supplies required for such a major infrastructure operation, as it was not always possible to get parts and certain specialized materials in a host nation, as had been found out in the former Coalition islands. Also in this band of merry band of flesh and steel was the experimental ANS Gemini and its smaller satellite tugs, this being its maiden voyage. Four F/N-5 aircraft were detached from Classis VIII based in Valencia and rebased to CVHA-1 Gaia, having passed their initial trials and there being few other chances to be tested operationally. None of these modifications were anything out of the ordinary for a fleet movement of this size, as it was a rare and restrictively expensive to field anything larger than a task group for anything other than routine patrols and exercises. High Command wanted to make the most of this limited expeditionary experience, and they did just that. So much so, in fact, that three legates were present in the Armata: Brandt Muninn, overseeing the movement, Jakob Huginn, for the purpose of gaining valuable command experience with the movement, and Andrade Kvothe, who was High Commander of the Imperial Corps of Engineers.

What was unusual, however, was the Imperial Intelligence Operatives embedded in the crews; fresh transfers from I Armata listed as 'Must Accompany' for such expeditionary operations unlikely to be carried out outside of wartime. They were mainly bridge crew, but some were assigned to surface and subsurface detection posts. They carried with them heavy duffel bags with few personal belongings and many heavy 'care packages' from 'loved ones', which were hand-waved when the captain was asked about inspecting them. The bridge crew and the captain were the only people who knew of the operative's mission, outside of Armata and Fleet Command. Such underhanded tactics used routinely by the Eye-Oh were kept securely under wraps, and great pains were taken to keep these actions from the public eye. Such great pains, in fact, that they existed almost entirely outside the government, acquiring their budget from shady low-cost, high-return operations, strictly unsanctioned and unmentioned by the government. Every nation had a dark side; a price they paid for freedom, sovereignty, and power. It was simply that some kept their skeletons far deeper in the closet than others.

The fully-equipped and supplied force departed Valencia late in the night, allowing for the early morning shift to get plenty of rest. They maintained active and passive sonar and radar sweeps, with a few helicopters circling over the horizon, keeping a watchful eye while staying as visible as possible. They didn't want to incur any unnecessary conflict by sneaking up on enemy fleets, and they made a point to be the first to detect in any situation. Keeping outside of high-traffic shipping lanes was problematic at first, but once they reached the open sea near Little Flau and Andalla, it was much easier to find relatively quiet waterways. They made their way north, boldly, but tempered with caution. Everyone was well aware of the tension in the region they were going, and were not anxious for a confrontation of any kind. They had one port of call, and one only. Their mission was clear, their temperaments were sober.

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Southern Ahranaian Fleet, APS Alexsandra | 0700 AT

As the Fleet was moving along with its voyage they received a transmission from the Naval High Command stating new Orders from the Secretary General, the Southern Fleet was to be gifted to the Asgeirrien Navy in a moderation agreement between the two nations Governments. The orders stated the following:

APS Gustov will return to Ahranaian Northern Port, APS Alexsandra, APS Olexi, APS Rudolf, APS Greggor, APS Marshal, APS Lockiee, APS Lux and the APS Oleg will fly the Asgeirrien Naval Colors and National Color and will sail to the Republic of @Asgeirria to be gifted as a Military Exchange. Orders are final and to be implemented at once. All Ahranaian Rules of Law and Sea are to be dropped for the Asgeirrien rules of Law and Sea. 

-Orders from Secretary General Ivanoff 0300 13 April 2018

It was at it stated a gift to the Asgeirrien Navy and Government in order to modernize their Navy in a way to better relations between the two nations. The Republic would of course fly its own Admiral and Capitan to the Ships to further show that the Ships were now Asgeirrien now.

The Captain on APS Alexsandra imidetially put the orders into effect and thus made him now Acting Captain till the new Captain arrived to control the ship. The only problem was still the blockade which was still a day away, the Fleet would have to await the orders from the Asgeirrien Naval High Command or just risk the risk of seeing what happens now.

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To: TRIDENT members
From: Jørgen Lassen, Admiral of the Fleet of the United States of Prymont Navy

 

Esteemed TRIDENT members,

Firstly, I would like to thank you all for your eagerness to participate in our Verde Blockade operation. It is of utmost importance to the United States that Ahrana's reign of fear and terror does not spread into the Mediargic Sea, and we are deeply humbled by your willingness to assist in our cause. As for our @Andallan colleagues, we appreciate your neutral stance and respect your choices thus far. As long as you do not choose to assist the evil in this world, the United States finds it tolerable that you remain unbiased.

Now, as for the movement of our socialist points of interest, I'm confident you're all aware of their recent announcement to fly the majority of their southern fleet under the Asgeirrian naval flag. As to whether this is a ploy or not, we remind our members who are currently at the blockade location to remain vigilant. On behalf of President George Duval, I hereby issue executive orders to refuse militarised Ahranaian and Asgeirrian ships entry into the Verde Sea. It is understood that, while sailing under the Asgeirrian colours, the former Ahranaian ships are still staffed by dedicated socialists who are eager to fulfil the Secretary General's malicious agenda.

I thank you for your continued support, cooperation, and dedication to the cause.

 

Yours sincerely,

Admiral of the Fleet Jørgen Lassen

 

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To: TRIDENT members
From: George Duval, President of the United States of Prymont

 

Respective TRIDENT leaders,

As those have done before me, I would like to offer my humble, sincere thanks to you all for your unwavering support in the Verde Blockade. With tensions ever rising in the red fog of central Argis, and with Ahrana now paving the way for the unification of all socialist states under one confederation, it is of utmost importance to our everyday values and ideals that we prevent the unsteady progress and violent expansion of these dangerous nations. A main aim of the United States is to promote peace and safety within Argis, and it is only because of TRIDENT that we are able to do this. Once again, I thank you all.

It has recently become apparent that the threat of Ahranaian ships travelling through the Verde Sea towards the Mediargic Sea and the final destination of Xara is no longer imminent. With several ships of their southern fleet now flying the Asgeirrian flags, and others returning to recognised Ahranaian ports in the Canamo Sea, it is a waste of our resources to continue pursuing this blockade. Prymontian naval vessels that are currently arriving at the mouth of the Verde Sea will be redirected to various Iverican ports for refuelling and rest. The United States will remain in close contact with the Republic of Iverica to act swiftly in case an emergency ever arises again in the near future.

I would like to remind TRIDENT members to remain vigilant and aware of the ever escalating situation around us. Thus far, we have asserted our superiority over sub-par socialist forces, but I have no doubt that they will continue their effort to spread their reaches and inflict pain and conflict upon our neighbourhood. 

 

Yours sincerely,

George Duval
President of the United States of Prymont

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Iverican Embassy | 0600-IST
12th of June, 2018
Sunset City, Sunset Sea Islands

 

Capo-General Ferran Arnau Macharius, commander of the Republican Armed Service and interim Secretary-General to TRIDENT did not so much enter the building as he did barge through it.

He was here to see to it that the matter of the Verde Blockade was resolved. Nothing more, nothing less. Representing the Primo, he would be meeting with the new @Ahranaian leadership and other TRIDENT representatives and finally put the matter to rest. Deitorr had already given his signature to the Accord and licensed Macharius to approve any additional edits on the Accord as he saw fit. With him, he carried the Primeal Seal, which he would use to carry the authority of the Republic's Executive Ministry.

TRIDENT would get its security, reassurances, and parity--while Ahrana would get its Southern Fleet and due recognition for its progressive efforts.

Macharius had ordered that a function hall be set aside, and prepared with a large banquet table with seats flanking either length. Select members of the press were given permits and strictly enforced positions from which they may record the proceedings after being stringently checked and profiled by security. The Ahranaians would naturally be given the allowance to bring their own media observers and personal bodyguard in.

Macharius had a quick word with one of his aides, who had been coordinating with the @Gallambrian Armed Forces and TRIDENT Office. Macharius himself and his attorneys had drafted the abstract and scope the document known as the Xara Accord with the Gallambrians providing an extensive portion of the effort in writing and finalising the specific provisions of the document.

Assured that the Gallambrian delegation would be along shortly, Macharius left his entourage to take care of the minor details while he excused himself to make another phone call to the Júnt-Capos.

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OOC: Start of the Xara Accord signing. Reply below if you are attending. This should be quick. We take a look at the terms we have previously agreed on, sign, and live happily ever after.

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Still settling into his new job, General Nate Perry-Marsh, was still being brought up to speed as he walks through the door of the Iverican Embassy.

Sir, I've just received the final draft of the Xara Treaty from the A-G's office. It looks ... promising. Earlier drafts have been given to the other TRIDENT delegates for their input, and we haven't had any negative feedback on it, so I'm assuming everything is ok.

Don't Assume Captain, but thank you. I'll have a look at it now. By the way is Macharius here?

Yes Sir, He is just over there. Would you like me to hand him a copy of the Charter?

Yes, Make sure all of the Delegates get it.

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[OOC] - Here's a link to the final draft of the Treaty.

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