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Knights Mare Nostrum
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Postby Knights Mare Nostrum » Mon May 27, 2019 5:06 pm

Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. ~Ephesians 6:11

"The Catholic and Christian world is under shock and complete distraught today as one of the most devastating terrorist attacks since 9/11 had happened today in Vatican City, as several heavily armed men in militaristic regalia who claim to be on behalf of the Skyhooked anarchy had detonated several bombs around the area before opening fire on denizens in the Sistine Chapel with automatic weapons, killing around 163 in the first bout before engaging in a gunfight with the Swiss Guard and Italian police. Several knights of Mare Nostrum who were also in the area were also killed in the attack as one was shot dead, while the other, present in armour, was murdered with an axe after being engaged in melee combat, followed by the terrorist fleeing to a nearby paintings gallery where another 10 people were murdered with an axe before the assailant was taken down by Italian counter-terrorist operatives. One of the unfortunate casualties in this was Pope Francis, who was shot and killed during an evacuation. This has outraged Catholics across the world, and many of the people are pressuring the Knights to call for a crusade upon Skyhooked in relatiation for the murder of the Pope and the decimation of Vatican City. the Grandmaster himself has officially made a decision on the solution to this conflict, and here he is now, at the St. John's Cathedral, about to recite a speech.

"Dearest Catholics across the world, citizens of Mare Nostrum, and faithful Christians across the world. A very, very horrific tragedy has occurred within the territory of the mighty Holy See, as earlier ago, some savages who claimed they had no gods or masters, and cried in the name of heathen anarchy, had deliberately, willingly and with beastliness of forethought, savagely attacked 180 people personally, and killed hundreds more, including the great Pope Francis, may peace be upon him. And I, in turn, have heard your cries of horror and rage, felt the tension and shock within your souls, and, by God's will, I, in my right, have responded in the one way anyone can expect to. And that, my friends, in short, is a mighty crusade. Not a crusade upon mere injustice, but the eradication of anarchic heathenry and sin that plagued the lands where a fellow Christian state once stood. These heathens had stood with hostility towards us, as they rape, fight and drug themselves and sin on scales more depraved than any loyal Catholic can bear, and the sheer gall they have to attack a site of Western civilisation for the sake of their own sickening definitions of righteousness and fun will be their downfall. After this crusade is over, the world shall revert from its' way of anarchy, and thus the curtains shall be opened on this utopian facade to reveal the rivers of blood they cast upon themselves. Deus vult!"


Moments after this speech was made, an order was given to mobilize battalions from the Nostrumic islands and sects around the Mediaterranean with around 3 amphibious assault ships gathering around to pick up many loads of troops to carry across to the Atlantic, from knights to archers, combat medics and odd stealthmen, towed ballistae and artillery, many horses and so on, as they then arrived in Gibraltar, preparing to make their move to move across the presumably undefended Atlantic Ocean to invade Skyhooked. Many kissed their loved ones goodbye and prepared in their armour and so on before boarding upon the ships, as they made their way aboard before the ships left the docks and began moving towards the sea.
The Knights of Mare Nostrum are an order formed in 1189 centered around islands in the Mediterranean after the Knights Hospitaller and Templar merged, along with the integration of other knightly orders, serving as a militarized Papal State which utilises what is essentially the Christian version of Sharia law.
BREAKING NEWS: A tragic terrorist attack in Vatican City has taken the lives of 180+, including our very own Pope Francis. Sources are claiming the perpetrators were doing so on behalf of Skyhooked in some sort of action against the Knights. The Grandmaster is considering a crusade in retaliation, and denizens with any sort of connections to Skyhooked in Nostrumic territory are being put in internment camps on St. Helena and Ascension Island.

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The Rapture Republic
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Postby The Rapture Republic » Mon May 27, 2019 5:28 pm

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Yegla Islands
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Postby Yegla Islands » Mon May 27, 2019 5:45 pm

Chernograd Governmental Complex, Black Wing

Rasputin sat at his desk. It was more or less bare, as per usual, though here and there documents could be seen strewn about. The screen was already extended, and on it he could see a great many pulsing lines, criss-crossing a map of his nation. Each one a route, to be evaluated and approved. The fleets were moving out, though not en masse as of yet. In a corner, almost lost behind the map, a tiny video window was broadcasting the Grandmaster's speech, more as a form of aural static than anything. The zealot's ramblings were at least amusing, in some minor way. Now, there was work. The boring, logistical side of work, as it so often tended to be. Cracking his knuckles, Rasputin got on with it.




One by one, the vessels of the 3rd Preliminary Battlefleet set out. Guided by state-of-the-art satellite tracking, they navigated the Yeglan waters, treacherous to even the native inhabitants, should one attempt their crossing in an unwary manner. A few hours later, they were ushered through the Serpent's Teeth at a predesignated exit point, and made their way into international waters.
The Federal Bureaucracy of Yegla Islands is a nation forged from a war-torn, ownerless state into a gleaming bastion of socialism, scientific advancement and personal freedoms. Can be seen as a strange amalgam of Cuba and Norway, with patently ridiculous tax rates balanced out by a plethora of government-funded amenities for its citizens. Religion is ignored, the military is powerful beyond reason, and the government manages to function despite its monstrous size. All this balances on the shoulders of an ex-revolutionary, questionably-human, mostly-benevolent dictator, along with his ragtag band of ministers. Oh, and they've discovered magic a while ago.


Yes, this nation uses NS stats. Sort of. In a general kind of way. Canon policies may be found here.

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The Rapture Republic
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Postby The Rapture Republic » Mon May 27, 2019 6:42 pm

Chancellor’s Office, Rapture Republic.

”So, these bastards are openly admitting like the scum they are. They wish to destroy western culture, a culture that has built the world we know today. In this hideous attack against the historic site of the Vatican Church, 186 reported dead, including that heretical Pope Francis. I’m not a fan of him, but the old fool wasn’t delivering of a death like this. Nobody does, honestly.” John Mercer, took a sip from his herbal tea. ”Additionally, the Grandmaster announced a crusade against them, good decision. Given it was in popular demand by the Christian community for this unspeakable crime. I was planning to declare war against Skyhooked as they continuous attempt to topple legitimate regimes left and right to further create a more horrific hellscape, when all aspects of authority is murdered letting criminals and slavers set free to rape the innocents protected by those established systems.” John Mercer laid the Rapture Tribune newspaper down on his desk.”Guess I’ll partake in the war as there is no doubt in my mind there will be demons taking off the human costume to side with those filthy anarchists.”

John Mercer swipe some documents aside covering the red telephone. He spinner the dial, ”Yes, this is the Chancellor. Password is Awakening of the Leviathan. Target: Skyhooked and it’s allies. No survivors.” After that, Rapture was officially at war with the Skyhooked Commonwealth with the activation of SilverNet, the Automous Defense Network that assumes direct control over underground automated war factories that manufacture, the infamous Incinerator sentinels that serve all the necessary purposes like a modern military but more effectively then a organic soldier. Slowly the factories would come online with gears slowly speeding up to produce the death bots. At the moment, in the reserves, 30,000 Sentinels would be coordinated and deployed to the Caribbean to punish the terrorists for crimes against the sanctuary of mankind, Holy Europa.

John Mercer closed the line, turning to a blue telephone, spinning the dial twice connecting to the desk of the Grandmaster to simply leave a voice message. As John Mercer did not want to reschedule his morning walk at Arcadia, a popular garden in downtown Rapture. ”Rapture is officially at war with Skyhooked. You have our full support against these hedonistic savages. Let our ammunition deliver judgement upon them. Also, all replies will be directed to SilvetNet, who is coordinating the invasion.” John Mercer said. Finishing the voice message, he stood from his chair and began his descent towards the gardens. As the speakers around town instructed his subjects to follow the National Defense Emergency Manual handed out by delivery drones to follow them thoroughly and memorize the locations of the bunkers in case of enemy attack as the fortifications outside the city-state formed with massive walls, turrets, mines, and a covering energy shield over the cityscape. It appear, the City was no longer a city but a colossal military complex with varying of ways to defend itself from attack.

Nevertheless, John Mercer payed little attention and continued on his way toward Arcadia park to have his scheduled enjoyment despite a war brewing above.

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Veise
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Postby Veise » Mon May 27, 2019 6:50 pm

Veise had its fair share of knowledge of the multiverse. The steampunk powerhouse could be quite opinionated at times, and a certain plundering, aggressive anarchy had caught its eye. It immediately was disgusted by this nation called 'Skyhooked' and, though it could tell the blame of the attack was rather dubious, was excited to find the quickest opportunity to enforce its ideology across the plane of existence. Veise also despised Rapture; its royal family had been personally insulted by John Mercer, and it viewed the Knights Mare Nostrum to be lowly. Veise had historically conquered crusaders states before and found them to be 'barbaric'.

Nevertheless, Veise chose its lesser of two evils and agreed to send a volunteer force against Skyhooked. The Veiser Expéditionstrupe (VES), or Veiser Expeditionary Force (VEF), was born numbered 25,000 men. The first section was a single division of Heavy Infantry, gathered mostly from the ultramilitaristic March of Dessaur-Elsass, who were armed to the teeth with all sorts of brutal contraptions. The next division were the Yägeurs, or Hunters, who were light infantry composed heavily of rural soldiers. The rural backgrounds of the Yägeurs creates great specialty in mobility, navigation, and avoiding and placing traps. This division also fielded a small deal of high-quality snipers, many of which being former hunters. The two divisions number at ten-thousand each, and the remaining five-thousand were split between an Air Corps and Royal Engineers attachment. The Air Corps were composed of flying soldiers, who would lead expertly in assault. They would swoop in and crush an enemy squad with their shotgun blows and fly away with impunity. Anti-aerial equipment would serve to be highly futile. The Royal Engineers would do what any other engineer corps would do: set traps, demolish stuff, and build fortifications.

Common Veiser wear had been discarded in favor of camo designed by Elsass and a variety of other rural minds benefactors. The Heavy infantry would feature bigger and badder suits of armor, with intimidating helmets and masks. The finest artillery and support weaponry of Veise would see usage, and many Veiser intellectuals were excited to acquire some battle data.

The VEF then marched off to find deployment.
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Afrikaaners Ryk
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Postby Afrikaaners Ryk » Mon May 27, 2019 7:18 pm

Pretoria, Transvaal, the Ryk

It was another hot morning in the dystopian, yet appealing city of Pretoria, where Pieter van der Blekkenhorst, Ooperleier of the Ryk, resided, currently looking through some data sent through yesterday by the Ministry of War. It seems that the Knights had requested for their aid once more in their crusade of Skyhooked; relatively insignificant anarchy filled with negroes to him, though it would be ripe plunder in his bout to exterminate the Afro negro race. And his old friends in the Rapture were coming to join him, and that Veiser prince also had agreed for some reason. He was confused by the last statement, seeing as he wanted him dead for anything. Nonetheless, Pieter would just have to make sure that prince just dealt with it concerning he'd be using his clone special forces very liberally in this war, as well as supplying the Knights with their own bout of comfort women in an effort to combat war crimes. Nonetheless, he went to his telephone as he dialed a local numnber.

"Hendrika," He called to his faithful general and daughter, Hendrika Korting, "Be kind and tell the lower ranks that we are to arrange cooperation in the war with the rest of these newfound allies. I want the navy to diverge and have ships in the Atlantic to clear the way so a regiment of Doodsmagte can move to the Caribbean alongside the Knights and so on, and another naval force shall be dispatched to secure the Cape of Good Hope." He dictated. With a salute, Korting left off out of the house, a dispatch of 2 aircraft carriers, 20 submarines, 10 battleships, 15 patrol boats and 4 missile cruisers on each front.
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After a brief 'racial summit' on the current situation, for the first time in the Ryk's history, the ponies have ceased being declared as 'onwaardige', and have now been re-assorted to 'undecided inferiors'. Around 200,00 of the remaining ponies have been released. 50,000 of the attempted to defect out of the Ryk, and were all either arrested or killed by riot police with mustard gas and swords.

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Postby The Chuck » Mon May 27, 2019 11:19 pm

Charles Rock - Presidential Offices - Morning

President Sobchak sat in the gathering room with his cabinet around him as they watched the news. The attack on the Vatican and assassination of Pope Francis was a shock. As they watched the news, they discussed what course of action to proceed with.

"Walt, we must retaliate with a swift and decisive counter-attack against the Skyhookians."

"Shut the fuck up Donny, we're not getting directly involved in this conflict..."

"Well, what the hell are we supposed to do then?"

"I don't know..."

"Mister President, if I may... I'd suggest that you give a statement speaking out against the attacks and we proceed to deploy an increased military force in our Exclusive Economic Zone. We maintain neutrality for the time being while we try to sort out this mess. I'm certain tempers are flying high in the religious portion of the population and they'll want retribution so it might be time to invoke the Constitution and their right to volunteer with foreign powers."

"Alright, that actually sounds like a plan. Mobilize the navy and naval militia and have them continue to patrol the Exclusive Economic Zone. I need to draft a speech."



Charles Rock - Presidential Offices - Mid-Day

Walter stood on a balcony about to give a televised speech.

"Ladies and gentlemen of The Chuck. Today I speak to you in great sorrow about the atrocity that occurred at the Holy See in Rome. Although I am not a man of the Catholic faith, I would like to offer my thoughts and condolences to the victims and those of you who have been affected. I and the government of The Chuck condemn the attack on the Holy See and the murder of innocents. I also understand that many people are horrified by what has taken place and there are many tempers that are running high. As such, I hereby remind each and every one of you that our Constitution allows for citizens of our nation to volunteer with foreign powers in military roles. However, be reminded that when you join with a foreign power, you forfeit the majority of the privileges afforded towards citizens of our nation. The government shall not assist you if you become caught up in foreign politics nor will you be considered a citizen of our nation. This in turn will mean that any actions you commit will be yours and yours alone. If members of our nation decide to serve on different sides of this conflict, you nor those on the other side are able to legally continue the conflict on our native soil. If you do, there will be severe consequences to be had. For those of you who are worried about permanently losing citizenship if you serve abroad, fear not. If you return home in peace, citizenship can and will be restored once you are processed through borders and customs and after you are quarantined for two weeks. If you feel called to serve with a foreign power, please consider the consequences before picking. Thank you."



Charles Rock - Cathedral of St. Barbara - Evening Mass

"...The Gospel of the Lord."

"Praise to you, Lord Jesus Christ."

"Through the words of the Gospel may our sins be wiped away."

Finishing the Gospel reading, Bishop Zachary Harris stood before his congregation and began his homily.

"Men and women of the Catholic faith. Today marks a dark day in our history. As you all know, over 150 of our religious brothers and sisters were made martyrs of the faith by the vicious attack on the Holy See by anarchists. Among these martyrs, the Holy Father was one of the casualties. These are trying times and we must strength our resolve and faith for the battle ahead. As you all know, the Church Catechism solidifies the right to self defense and defense of the innocent. It states that, '2264 Love toward oneself remains a fundamental principle of morality. Therefore it is legitimate to insist on respect for one's own right to life. Someone who defends his life is not guilty of murder even if he is forced to deal his aggressor a lethal blow:
If a man in self-defense uses more than necessary violence, it will be unlawful: whereas if he repels force with moderation, his defense will be lawful.... Nor is it necessary for salvation that a man omit the act of moderate self-defense to avoid killing the other man, since one is bound to take more care of one's own life than of another's.
2265 Legitimate defense can be not only a right but a grave duty for someone responsible for another's life. Preserving the common good requires rendering the unjust aggressor unable to inflict harm. To this end, those holding legitimate authority have the right to repel by armed force aggressors against the civil community entrusted to their charge.'
The Bible also says
As brothers and sisters in this faith, ask yourself whether the Lord compels you to take responsibility of the defense of your fellow brothers and sisters who are unable to defend themselves such as those who were massacred at the Holy See today. However, I would be remiss if I did not remind you all that Matthew 5:44 of the Bible states, "But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you." As children of God, we are called to persevere through these times. Each of you will have a different path on how you proceed but if there are those of you who are called to volunteer in the defense of our faith, I bless you in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit..."

As Bishop Harris went through the rest of mass, a figure in the back of the church received communion before leaving. As the figure walked outside, it pulled out a phone and spoke, "Para bellum."
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Postby Skyhooked » Tue May 28, 2019 2:50 am

News about declared crusade against Skyhooked spreaded like a wildfire across the country and caused quite a stir among population. Such thing was expected by some, as Skyhookedian lifestyle isn't exactly pious, but the reason for that crusade surprised almost everyone. Terrorist attack against the Pope was indeed a tragedy, that could severely damage Skyhookedian international reputation. The Council assembles as soon as possible for discussions.

-"Good, you are here. We have a problem. A big one. Pope and other innocents were killed in a bloody terrorist attack, and those terrorists were disguied as Skyhookedian operatives. Obviously we didn't order this artrocity. Killing innocents is against our ethos and ideology, but how many people and nations will belive us?

Agent Blackbird barely managed to get the footage of this attack. I'll show you, how did it look like."-Says First Leader Seth, as he turns on the projector and shows this attack to the rest of the council and key officials. The footage showed, that terrorist even had Skyhookedian insigina, it was apparent, that whoever orchestrated this, did a good research, still there were few minor discrepcencies. Stan Dixon decides to comment on it:

"Well shit, they got themselves killed... before they could be interrogated. Complicates thingies, partners. Still... thier tactics are very different from those we use. Besides, one of them uses old insignia, we don't use anymore, and many of them say Skyhookian... nice research, nice attempt, but pretty sloppy. Oh, and... we don't use bombs when there are innocent civilians around. Still, we gotta get more solid proofs. If we only could interrogate them..."-He says, as he lights up a cigar.

Casey James offers the way, as he finishes his joint. "Dudes! I've got an idea! We can use the contraption, that revived our own wannabe Lenin! Send Blackbird to steal one of those terrorist corpses! She managed to get the footage... with sound, and she can bring the corpses. We should resurrect pope too... he was... an alright dude."

Now it's Bjorn's turn: "Either you smoked too much weed... or... By Thor, that's brilliant! But we have more important problem, crusaders are deploying, and soon will strike at Skyhooked. I've managed to prepare troops for battle, and I've heared, that we will have allies by our side. This will be an epic battle, worthy of sagas! I'll lead Battle Bonded! If the opportunity presents itself, I'll engage grandmaster in a duel! To battle! For Thor! Then we shall sack the capital of those responsible for this artrocity! Maybe it's Mercer..."

John Walker AI has something to add: "Revival project may last from a few hours to few weeks depending on corpse state. Corpse must not be more that five days old or else it will take months. We must hold out, until they get revived. This will be a defensive war. I managed to detect SilverNet, a worthy opponent. I'll try to hack him and cause damage, or at least distract him."

As council finishes the session and decides, Skyhookedian forces were deployed and prepared to defend the shores of their country. Should they fall, the militias will fight crusaders on the bottle littered streets and pristine beaches of Skyhooked till the last drop of blood with fury of thousand suns, just like they fought during the revolution.
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Vatican City Attacked By Alleged Skyhooked Operatives!
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May 27th, 2019

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While the Anarchy of Skyhooked has officially denied all allegations correlating them to the afternoon's events, reports indicate that Anti-Skyhooked "Crusader" forces are already mobilizing for an offensive. The Anarchy's Armed Forces are also reported to be mounting a defense of their homeland, and all attempts by the World Assembly to negotiate peace on both sides have failed. Many are confident that conflict will soon be upon Skyhooked's shores.

As a close ally of Skyhooked and as a peace-seeking nation, Congressional deliberations easily concluded with the Federation of Pan-Asiatic States issuing a cease and desist order against the Knights Mare Nostrum and their so-called "crusader" armada, an order served at around 5 PM this afternoon. However, it appears this order will be to no avail as well.

At this time, the Asian Military Command (AMC) has denied all allegations that they themselves have issued a 'general mobilization' of the Pan-Asiatic States Armed Forces, however, they did admit to being in the process of organizing a Volunteer Cadre, that would only be utilized in the worst case scenario. This Volunteer Cadre is said to be a contingent a little more or less than 100,000 Pan-Asiatic troops, serving under all branches of the Armed Forces.

The AMC also admits to having sent an 'advisory contingent' to the Anarchy of Skyhooked, with strict orders not to engage the enemy unless fired upon. However, the AMC refused to state this contingent's exact number.

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Postby Pan-Asiatic States » Tue May 28, 2019 8:25 am

AMC Central Mission Control, Neo-Manila (TSSR)
May 28, 2019

"That's a whole lot of soldier for an 'advisory contingent', comrade.", exclaimed Brigadier Dai Gengxin of the 66th Airborne Spotter Company to the Datu-Kumander (the Major-General). Both of them patiently bid their time on the veranda of the military base, overlooking the troops.

On the outskirts of the mighty capital, along the sunset, seaside avenue of the Military Quarter, the first twenty-thousand Asian infantrymen of the Cadre stood in line-formation, swiftly filling several VTOLs worth of men. The VTOLs would escort them to the nearby Aircraft Carriers, and those Carriers would take them to Skyhooked. A firm expression of determination was visible on every man's face as they took their service rifle from the armory and boarded the flying contraptions.

Datu-Kumander Romulo Nacion, on the other hand, smiled. As a young officer, he simply could not help it. This was his first time commanding a Division's worth of Special Forces units. He remembered his first deployment too, which seemed only yesterday, a clandestine airborne night raid to sabotage a certain naval port in Hawaii. He remembered the thrill of boarding, parachuting, and landing into the chaos of battle. Soon, he hoped, he would experience it again. The first time was always scary, but as a veteran soldier, he had become accustomed to death.

Beside Nacion was Datu-Kumander Songkram Tayvihane, a Laotian veteran, who held command jurisdiction over the 31st "Crucible" Shock Division. And behind the both of them was the Lieutenant-Governor of the entire contingent, Daimyō-Heneral Uesato Hikaru.

This entire assembly was an ardent secret. The men mobilized were ordered to congregate under vaguely-informed 'circumstances', and were not allowed to contact the outside world until the operation was over. For unbeknownst to the entirety of the Orient, a highly-trained, heavily-equipped contingent was on their way to aid the defense of Skyhooked. The Pan-Asiatic States Armed Forces was already deployed in several other interventions, such as an ongoing counter-insurgency in the Jamahiriya of Samporna, and a pro-insurgency operation in the Kingdom of Jaragupta. The army was stretched thin. These divisions were not the best of the best, but they were certainly one of the best.

Towards the end of the sixth hour, the three top-brass officers themselves saw their own transportation on the P.A.S Type V-334 Moriya-Class Aircraft Carrier Nueva Ecija. It could take another day more for the whole 100k-strong 'Volunteer Cadre' to be deployed to Skyhooked. With 50,000 personnel en route to the Anarchy (the combined capacity of the Nueva Ecija and another Carrier, the Kyoto), the Western Fleet, accompanied by several Battlecruisers, Submarines, and Destroyers dislodged from Lingayen Gulf and set sail for the Caribbean, laying a low profile and traveling at an unsuspicious pace. In truth however, they were at a race against time. They wanted to be there before the enemy, to give the defense a headstart.

At 11:18 PM, the Western Fleet (and, with it, half of the organized Volunteer Cadre) neared the border of Skyhooked's maritime borders. While several secret communiques had already been made to the Skyhooked Government informing them of the Cadre's expected time of arrival, the Fleet Admiral was still unsure if these were indeed received, as no confirmation had been given by Neo-Manila Command.

This is V-334 P.A.S Nueva Ecija to Skyhooked City, requesting permission to dock. Repeat, we are coming over to you.


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Postby Uvoan » Tue May 28, 2019 9:34 am

Uvoan, as is stereotypical, was slow to respond to the news of the bombing. It's divided council had been called together, debated, and then broken apart.

And then called together again, debated, and broken apart. This cycle had repeated three more times before Uvoan was ready to answer to the world. But even then, the preparations for the speech had taken another few hours. By the time Zkto' Zovban and Zakkin Teno had ascended to speak, everyone else was likely wondering if Uvoan would even say a thing...




The Imperial Palace, North Courtyard, 11:00


Zkto' stood infront of the crowd of reporters. Radio operators, and a few cameras. His heavy trench-coat swaying lightly in the breeze. Teno stood to his right, cool and collected on the outside, but both of them knew the truth. The reporters below the stage clamored for answers- A furious uproar of noise. "Zkto', what does Uvoan plan to mobilize!?"

"Teno- How does the Council respond to the bombings? What are the plans?" And hundreds of other questions in succinct, precise, rapid fire.

Teno raised his hand for silence. The mass of reporters fell silent, expect for the shuttering of camera clicks, and the buzzing of radios.

"To address the bombing of the Mare Nostrum, and the killing of the Pope... Uvoan expresses its deepest condolences, and condemns the terrorists who have taken this action."

Zkto' cleared his throat, and the cameras panned to him. "Uvoan, however, will not be taking direct military action in this conflict. The Council is divided on the precise course of action, and as such, will not be providing any direct support to either side. Uvoan will be opening its doors to refuges, however, and is willing to serve as a neutral ground for when the war inevitably ends. Despite this, the Fleet is mobilizing. Please check with your local officer for sailings."

"Alongside this, the First and Second armies shall be mobilized. They are to be deployed as a humanitarian force, and nothing more." Zkto' almost shot a surprised glare at Teno, but kept it aside. "Yet again, Uvoan condemns these terrorists, and the actions of them. No questions."

The two turned, and walked away from the stage, back into the palace among the ringing silence.




"When the hell did we agree to mobilize troops, let alone that much!" Zkto' growled, cornering the much smaller Teno against a wall the moment they were out of sight. "We both agreed that there would be no ground elements brought into this war- We both disagree on who to support, and so will the populace!"

Teno simply slid his way out of the pin, and raised his hands in a calming gesture. "We cannot let another nation die. We need to be ready for all out war... No matter the cost." Zkto' sighed, and turned. Walking away stiffly, and into the corridors of the Palace...

"Perhaps if you cannot accept that old man, it is time for you to step down." Zkto' paused at that. Turning around to face the much younger ruler, with an eye-roll.

"Watch yourself, Ruler-Elect. I saw this nation through many years of civil war." He let that comment hang, before turning and walking off.



UGN BC-01 'Zkto' Zovban' Flagdeck 12:02

Within a half-hour, the first vestiges of Uvoanian might was underway. UGN BC-01 'Zkto' Zovban' slid out of port, with an escort of UGN DD-02, UGN DD-03, and UGN DD-04. Sailing at full pace to meet the UGN CVE-01 'Shoan', and then continue out towards Skyhooked. 'Victory' and 'Vengance' were due to leave in another six hours with the first troop convoy.

Admiral Adama Lee stood on the deck of the Zovban, staring out to sea as the bridge worked around him. He had a bad feeling in the pit of his stomach about this entire war. Something felt off. Something was very off, but sailing orders were orders.

"Admiral!" Came the bark from a junior officer. "The Shoan will meet us in three hours- We'll be in the sea outside Skyhooked in seven days if the weather holds true."

"Good." Lee responded. "Tell command the news. The Uvoanian Fleet is now undersail." The Junior officer turned, and walked for the radio station. Adama turned his head out to sea, where a storm sat, brewing...

Two weeks for the troops to arrive. Hopefully the war would be over by then. Hopefully it would be over before he arrived.



Voroan Central Station, Platform 8, 13:21

Troop-trains sat waiting in stations. Infantry climbing aboard, as last kisses were exchanged. Officers hurrying, as shunters slammed flatcars full of tanks and artillery onto the rear of coaches. A precise schedule had been set- 145,000 men to Expolia in three hours. 712 Tanks, 450 Artillery pieces, 150 Flak Guns, 534 Fighters. This test would strain the railroads to their breaking points, and Expolia to its limit.

Eloto was a simple infantry man- A rifleman, of the 2nd Army, 6th Regiment, 1st Section. He kissed his wife good-bye, hugged her, and swung aboard the train. Jostling for a seat and sitting as the train suddenly began to pull out of the station. The whistle blasting, as the first troop-movement got underway. Trading jokes with fellow infantry men, as the train slid smoothly onto the mainline towards Expolia.

It was just a humanitarian mission afterall, what could possibly go wrong?




Rowdy Ant Tavern, Expolia Harbor, 15:22

"Why we even doing this?" A soldier groused, as he nursed a mug. He was due to leave in half an hour- Just enough time to get a drink in before muster. "It ain't our people who died- It ain't our war." He complained, as the rest of his section sat around, nursing mugs aswell.

One of them piped in. "Because it's the right thing to do- The war is going to be murderous, and someone needs to be there to keep the two sides in check. Especially the Rapture dogs."

"Rapture dogs? Pah." Another one said. "Skyhooked are the dogs- Anarchist scum. Hedonistic scum, they remind me of the stories of the Monarchy." A few scattered agreements reached the soldiers ears, as he smiled.

The pro-skyhooked chimed in again. "Atleast they aren't corporatism living under the bloody ocean! Skyhooked knows what the sun is like, how to live on land. They're the more human side in this conflict. They know the pleasure of life!" He exclaimed, standing as he flung his arms wide. Scattered clapping greeting his ears.

"Atleast Rapture didn't bomb a church." The other cut in, and the applause cut, instantly. "They killed the pope! You don't do that to a religion! What about the freedom of religion we all enjoy- Skyhooked is attacking the Catholics within our borders!"

"Perhaps the damn crusaders deserved it- They're oppressing religions aswell! They're worse than Skyhooked, by far!"

The other soldier slammed his drink down, and then slugged the other across the face. The bar erupted into fighting in seconds, as military police rapidly descended on the scene...
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Postby Skyhooked » Tue May 28, 2019 9:44 am

Pan-Asiatic States wrote:This is V-334 P.A.S Nueva Ecija to Skyhooked City, requesting permission to dock. Repeat, we are coming over to you.


"Great! We knew, you asian folks would arrive to our resort pretty damn fast. Permission granted, I tell ya' again, premission granted! Welcome to Skyhooked, world's hub of hedonism. You may proceed with docking, just try not to bump into someone's yacht or something. When you dock, be sure to have a drink, for we have plenty of good quality booze! Yes, yes!

Good thing, that you've arrived faster than crusaders could, much easier to repel their attack together. Also, we'll share the loot with you and should you get in a pinch, we gonna risk our asses to save ya'!"-Message was sent as a positive response to the request.
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Postby Pan-Asiatic States » Tue May 28, 2019 9:52 am

Skyhooked City
12:46 AM - May 29, 2019

Skyhooked military officials welcomed the Asians into the capital, seemingly with genuine warmth and cordiality. The men did in fact decide to take that drink being offered to them. Because, hell, vodka and defense organization; what could go wrong?

At the hub of central operations in Skyhooked City, the Kumanders spent every second pouring over military blueprints, even this late into the night. They didn't know when the crusaders would arrive, or how. Every barricade put-up, every garrison supplied, every battlement arranged could mean the possibility of life or death for the Leftist coalition. One more tank-trap or meter of barbed-wire accounted for means a few less liters of blood spilled on Skyhooked's soil.


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The Rapture Republic
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Postby The Rapture Republic » Tue May 28, 2019 9:54 am

Over the Atlantic Ocean


New directions were inputted by the AI, SilverNet. All 30,000 Incinerator Class Sentinels were ordered to escort the KMN Fleet heading towards the Anarchic Islands. Sentinels were already airborne bursting out the ocean with incredible speed breaking the sound barrier as the travel several miles across the ocean surface, flying low below radar this murder machines were traveling at there top speed of 2,197 miles per bird with occasional boosts of power launching them at 3,500 mile per hours. Soon, the KMN sailors abroad there vessels would be able to see them by there naked eye before any observational device could caught them. Sentinels were scattered launching on individual warships with the largest one, standing broad an Nostrum Aircraft carrier looking down menacingly at the insects below them. ”Incinerators have arrived.” the sentinels simultaneously announced in unison. ”All potential enemy threats shall be incinerated.” they added.
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Postby Pan-Asiatic States » Tue May 28, 2019 10:01 am

Skyhooked
1:00 AM - May 29, 2019

Within the first 60 minutes of the 29th (Neo-Manila Standard Time), the first 50,000 were now in place all across Skyhooked's borders. Some were stationed in pillboxes, others, Armored Sentinel pilots. Some were loaders of the tanks in the tank columns, others were grenadiers of Shock Divisions. But of course, the official diplomatic status of the Pan-Asiatic States to the crisis in Skyhooked was still 'advisory'. Justifications for the war were nowhere yet to complete. Thus, the PASAF asked their Skyhooked comrades to do their best to keep the whole affair a secret still, for now.

The rest of the 50,000 would arrive the following day. If the crusaders attacked now, the first half would have to do their best on their own. Vital caches of ammunition, crates of Heavy Machine Guns, and the latest Armored Sentinel models were still on the open seas, being heavily escorted back and forth by the Western Fleet.
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Postby Pan-Asiatic States » Tue May 28, 2019 10:23 am

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Havana

Aspirant Second-Class Wen Yu of the PIU 30th sat quietly at the corner of his pillbox. With him, was an old friend, Nguyen Quan. They had served two tours of duty together in Israel, and had come to be good friends. Nguyen had snuck-in a bottle of old Whiskey into the fortification, and, as was their tradition before their every battle, they each took a swig and promised not to leave each other's side. It seemed like a childish oath, especially to the traumatized veterans of the 11th, most of whom had seen their buddies die in front of them (and had made vows not to make any more buddies), or the ideologically-brainwashed 'disciplined' 25th. But this oath was something very dear to them. To them, war wasn't just about taking lives. It was about saving them. Quan, one of the Combat Engineers from the 30th's Company C, knew this best. He knew that war wasn't always about blowing things up. It was also about building them up. Within both of them was an undefined greatness. Conscripts, they tried to make sense of it all, and found war's meaning in this testing of one's will. The survival of the fittest, to them, made them better men.
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Postby The Chuck » Tue May 28, 2019 10:45 am

Fort Short Littoral Magnetic Equipment Network Command Center (L.i.M.E.N. Command Center) - Earlier

Ping... Ping... ... ...Ping... ...

The electronic warfare specialists operating the Fort Short LiMEN system double checked the screen. Making sure that without a doubt the system was picking up a large bogey contingent heading East.

"Ma'am, you might want to come look at this..."

With that, the commanding officer strode on over to the young lieutenant and looks at the screen. As she registered what was being shown, she picked up a red phone and pressed a button.

"Inform the President that a large unknown force has been spotted on the LiMEN network. They are 600 nautical miles south and moving east at a rate of around 30 to 40 knots. Projected trajectory has them approaching Panama."



Outskirts of Charles Rock - Headquarters of the Chuckian Communist Faction (C.C.F.)

A dozen men and women stood around a table as they discussed a course of action. One of their own had called in earlier and told them to prepare for a fight. These men and women were members of the C.C.F., the main Anarchist organization in The Chuck. As they looked over news reports and the President's proclamation, they started to draft a plan. As they discussed the issues, a man in a cloak walked in.

"Comrades, gather around. I was just at mass with that pious fool Bishop Harris. In his half baked homily, he spoke about how the religious have a right to defend themselves. Well I believe it is also our right to defend our comrades of the International Communist Party. I'd suggest drafting a letter to the Pan-Asiatic States for they might become involved in this. Along with the letter, send out word to the others and start to prepare for deployment."
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Postby Yegla Islands » Tue May 28, 2019 10:50 am

International Waters, Atlantic Ocean

The seas were surprisingly calm, and devoid of... well, much of anything, really. In the distance, one might just about be able to make out the tiny specks that comprised the Knights' fleet, escorted by numerous far tinier specks, whizzing about in the manner of bees around their hive. But of the Yeglan fleet, there was no sign.

If one were to descend a few hundred meters below sea level, however, a different picture presented itself. Near-silently, their propulsion wholly air-independent, a number of black shapes glided through the deep. Within one of the largest of these, the Zagreus class battleship YIV Nakhimov, Admiral Guskov pondered the fleet's course. They could keep trailing the Knights' ships at a safe distance - sonar would be near-useless at such a range, even with respect to regular submarines, never mind ones designed with state-of-the-art masking and concealment in mind. A few potshots were considered, and dismissed - the targeting data they could glean from such an exercise was overshadowed by the risk of immediately engaging Rapture's sentinels. Considering the scarcity of available information, it would be unwise to provoke them into combat immediately. Perhaps once the allied forces had gathered some intelligence on their capabilities. For now, he reasoned, trailing was enough. He turned to a comms officer.

"Get in touch with whomever happens to be the acting command authority of the Pan-Asiatic forces. Keep them updated on the Knights' fleet - its position, heading, that sort of thing. Get some projected arrival times going, try to predict their course. The rest of you, maintain passive observation. Gather as much data as we can without undergoing risk of discovery. Pinpoint ship classes, cross-reference that with our databanks. I want at least something to go off if we do get into an immediate engagement."

Guskov reclined in his command seat, and waited for his orders to be carried out. Around him, the Yeglan ships continued impassively though the briny murk.
The Federal Bureaucracy of Yegla Islands is a nation forged from a war-torn, ownerless state into a gleaming bastion of socialism, scientific advancement and personal freedoms. Can be seen as a strange amalgam of Cuba and Norway, with patently ridiculous tax rates balanced out by a plethora of government-funded amenities for its citizens. Religion is ignored, the military is powerful beyond reason, and the government manages to function despite its monstrous size. All this balances on the shoulders of an ex-revolutionary, questionably-human, mostly-benevolent dictator, along with his ragtag band of ministers. Oh, and they've discovered magic a while ago.


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Postby Skyhooked » Tue May 28, 2019 10:58 am

Skyhookedian forces and militias were making last preparations for the defense of it's borders, until the action starts. It was impossible to be sure, that current defenses will do, so each time, more and more barricades were errected across the cities, made of sandbags, furniture, barbed wire, cars and even trash. Most boulevards became less pretty, as some trees were cut down to fortify those damned barricades, while parks and beaches became caved with tranches.

Meanwhile businesses prepared to hand out necessary supplies whenever they are needed. Gun shops, and car repair shops would become important supply depots. Militias and reserves were ready to defend their land to the last, should the initial deployed force fall, as the very lives of all Skyhookedians were at stake.

The Council stood near the enterance to the Fullhouse, the capitol of Skyhooked, with their arms and gear ready. While they were important people, they already knew, who would replace them, should they all fall in combat and get themselves killed so gruesomly, that resurrection would be impossbile. First Leader Seth gave a speech.

"It is a matter of life and death! Those, whom we fought before and defeated, strike back! They will stop at nothing to completely obliterate Skyhooked and take away everything, that defines us as humans! Love, pleasure, courage, freedom and justce, those are the things, that define us, those are the things, they hate and want to crush under their iron fist!

However, we have arms and courage to defend our land and push those crusaders back, to whereever they came from. To remind the world, that we will never succumb to anyone! And we will follow our own hearts and minds! For revolution! For Skyhooked! For freedom!"

Then Stan says his part:
"Those wannabe crusaders are just regular banditos, who claim themselves to uphold high values, and yet slaughter innocents because they pray not to their god! They cause much grievance to others to enrich themselves, and cover their ill intentions with a thin veil of God's will! If Jesus saw that, he'd whipped this grandmaster for givin' cristianity a bad name! And we, people of Skyhooked ain't afraid of them! They live by the sword, they die by the good ol' lead! Check your guns partners, there gonna be lots of shootin'!"

Casey's turn came:
"Yo' dudes, this is Casey! There are other enemies to come! The Rapture, led by Mercer, that creepy coward dude threatened us to make us change our ways. We refused to fulfill his demands, so now, he cooks up a plot to assassinate the good Pope Francis and innocents, just to pin this horrible crime on us and gain cause to attack us. But truth will be revealed, and this snake will have to answer for all his crimes!"

Bjorn takes the microphone:
"Brave Skyhookedian warriors and courageous allies! A glorious battle awaits us! This night will bring us fame and glory, when we crush all and any crusader, that even dared to prey on us! Gods shall grant us strength and reward for valor and prowess, we show on the battlefiled! Now, we shall give no quarter to enemies and take everything they have as a war trophy! For Odin!"

John Walker's turn:
"Initializing speech protocols... Our differences don't matter, as we are all into this together! Differences don't matter! Synthetics will fight besides organics, races shall aid eachother! Unity and equality is our strength! Those are values, that made us withstand all the challenges, and this one shall not be an exception!"


As this all happened, coastal and naval missile launchers were fully deployed are ready to unleash high explosives. Now, all Skyhooked is ready for a fight, that will start any minute.
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Postby Pan-Asiatic States » Tue May 28, 2019 11:02 am

Section Singapore
Northern Skyhooked City Shores

Kapitan Immanuel Roxas, a middle-aged Filipino man of the 31st "Crucible" looked outward with his binoculars, setting his gaze on the beautiful Skyhooked skyline. The gleaming stellar abyss seemed so quiet, a peaceful calm before the storm. Roxas loved countryside visits. He was beginning to love this country's sights as well. Only, he wished, it were not under these circumstances.

He closed his eyes for a moment, and imagined that the lit campfire of his outpost were one of the boy scout's camps he used to teach highschoolers how to light back at home. He imagined that his men were not the bold and daring soldiers he had been drafted with, but were his playful children back on the island of Panay. He thought to himself how delightful it would be to take them and his wife here, to watch the stars. If he got through this alive, he thought, he certainly would one of these days.

Upon opening his crusty, red eyes he snapped back to reality; the reality that at any moment now, a banshee-wail alarm would compel him to pick-up his Light Machine Gun and take lives by the millisecond. That it would not be long until he would either have the enemy's blood stained on his black pajamas and his conscience, or he would have his own blood all over the place.

Making his way by the crackling inferno of kerosene logs, which kept the men warm and the section alight, he found his Babaylan, his personal technical engineer, in peaceful prayer, kneeling by a small crucifix.

How ironic, he thought, was this entire conflict.

Most Asians in the contingent were in fact, Catholics and Christians. Yet each and every one were ready to give their lives to the People's Republic and the Socialist way of living. These Christian Socialists, at the end of the day, believed in a radical redistribution of goods, according to them, attested by the prophets. And as a Filipino-native, he was one of them. In the Bible, Amos emphasized the need for "justice" and "righteousness" that is described as conduct that emphasizes love for those who are poor and to oppose oppression and injustice towards the poor. The prophet Isaiah (759–694 B.C.) to whom is attributed the first thirty-nine chapters of the Book of Isaiah ("Proto-Isaiah"), followed upon Amos' themes of justice and righteousness involving the poor as necessary for followers of God, denouncing those who do not do these things.

Though the religious following itself predated the Japanese occupation, the opposition by the American provisional Second Republic highly suppressed the movement. Many Marxist historians believe this was to promote the American Protestantism. Nevertheless, the movement gained traction after the war. The Catholic Church in Asia was 'abolished' in the place of a new cult-like 'idea', called Emancipation Theology, and subsequently, new archbishops, bishops, and even a new organization of the Catholic Church were established- claiming to be the true Socialist successor of the inefficient, morally confused, theocratic Vatican. This was what made the tragedy in the Vatican insignificant to Asians. To them, the Vatican had gone rotten a long time ago, when they condemned the 'true Christian' way of life, the Socialist way of life. To men like Roxas and his Babaylan, the crusaders who were to attack them now were bad representations of the faith.

Roxas was never fond of Skyhooked's deterministic attitude, but he had a great deal of respect for them. Surely, the aggression shown by the Knights of Mare Nostrum gave the many atheists of Skyhooked another image of religious fanaticism to abhor and groan about. Roxas wanted to impress the non-believers with them before the fighting began.

He took one of the empty ammunition boxes from the supply cabin, stood on it, and called everyone to gather around the bonfire. Whilst he referred to his own men, he didn't stop the Skyhooked garrison troops with him from joining the commotion, and listening to what he had to say.




"Men.. Men. I know it has been a rough journey. But please, indulge me.

This crusade will be won—by one side or the other.

The guns will rust. Grass will grow and there'll be nothing left of any of this. The land will heal itself as everything does in the end.

We'll be long gone by then—but maybe not forgotten.

History will not care about which side was right in the end, this war, despite everything, will not be about determining whether a God guides our actions or not. Or if it is righteous to believe in a God. This isn't just about Skyhooked or Asia, either. If history only remembers one in a thousand of us, then the future will be filled with stories of who we were and what we did. How we lived, how we fought, how we died... How we loved.

If you truly fight to serve the People, in the name of a great love for the people, then you will do everything in your power to defend them. This war is about protecting the unarmed millions behind us. This is about laying-down our lives for the powerless.

Thus, when this is all over and the war is won—They will remember us. They will remember our great love..

But until that day comes, we will stand, we will look death in the eye—

And we will fight!"


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Postby Pan-Asiatic States » Tue May 28, 2019 11:25 am

V-334 P.A.S Nueva Ecija
Skyhooked Maritime Borders
Classified Coordinates

"Sir, incoming transmission from the Yeglan Navy. They're... locations.", exclaimed a Midshipman.

High Admiral Nekoda Napitupulu, an old but physically well-built Großadmiral, rose from his command-seat.

"My God. Brilliant. Patch these through to all our vessels. I want new coordinates relayed every 3 minutes. And get me a secure channel to the Yeglan Naval Commander."




V-334 P.A.S Nueva Ecija to Yeglan Vessels, I repeat, V-334 P.A.S Nueva Ecija to Yeglan Vessels. Our Naval combat width is short, we'll follow your lead. One of our Submarines will temporarily break contact in order to rendezvous with your scout fleet.
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Postby Skyhooked » Tue May 28, 2019 11:34 am

A large group of men-at-arms, five cowboys, kabanarian ranger, ten capital minutemen and three Battle Bonded warriors listened to kapitan's speech and enjoyed the last moments of peace, trying to feel the words with their hearts and get hooked up on them. Those words made them wonder about philosophy, but helped them to muster additional courage. when the speech ended, their leader, Man-at-arms Jensen, raised his beautiful epee, he won on a fencing tournament for a fourth palce, then gulped from his bottle of absinthe and deicded to cheer Roxas.

-"Darn, that was... badass! And... I ain't gonna just fight, when death stares at my eye! I'll stab it with this fine blade through it's goddamn eye socket and tell it to screw itself just for the sake of us and all those, who fight by our side!

History will remember our epic stand, a stand of ying and yang. We, the ferocious chaotic warriors, shall fight beside disciplined and well drilled soldiers, ready to selflessly carry out their pledge!

When this is all over, we shall celebrate it with an epic feast! So prepare for the epic hangover, ha,ha!"

Cowboy says something too: "Cheers to ya', partner! Me and mah' ol' winchester gonna cover ya'! See those notches, this lady soon gonna have much more."

Battle Bonded warrior adds: "We prepared and trained for this, now it's time to show our skill of arms at true battle. Tengri will see me through this, and you too. Just trust me and my carabine."

And finally one of the capital minutemen: "To be ready to fight at a minute's notice. That's our motto, jsut like our American counterparts had. We were formed during the revolution, when old regime sent puniser squads to persecute innocent villagers, so we could protect those innocent souls agaisnt their persecutors. Now, this happened again, and now we are a professional, elite force."
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Skyhooked is MT/PMT with a few FT elements. Military is factbook only. NS stats can be used too.
If you wanna know more about this haven of sin: https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=418281&start=300

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Yegla Islands
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Postby Yegla Islands » Tue May 28, 2019 11:45 am

International Waters, Atlantic Ocean
YIV Nakhimov

Guskov frowned as the comms officer relayed the transmission.

"Our... scout fleet? I don't think they quite grasp the positioning and magnitude of our forces. Relay the fleet's approximate positions and vessel makeup, and inform them of our intent with regards to the Knights. Oh, and explain the situation with the sentinels too, along with a request for any available data on them. Approve the secure channel too - a direct line of communications is always welcome."

He tapped at one of the screens, and the PAS submarine became visible as a small green blip. More data, he supposed.

"As for their sub... direct it to one of the Bephlegors, doesn't matter which one. Explain the docking procedure to them in detail - another irreparable docking bay is the last thing we need."




OOC: Bephlegor class vessels are basically huge submersible mobile bases, used for resupplying and repairing our vessels. They've got docking bays for smaller submarines.
The Federal Bureaucracy of Yegla Islands is a nation forged from a war-torn, ownerless state into a gleaming bastion of socialism, scientific advancement and personal freedoms. Can be seen as a strange amalgam of Cuba and Norway, with patently ridiculous tax rates balanced out by a plethora of government-funded amenities for its citizens. Religion is ignored, the military is powerful beyond reason, and the government manages to function despite its monstrous size. All this balances on the shoulders of an ex-revolutionary, questionably-human, mostly-benevolent dictator, along with his ragtag band of ministers. Oh, and they've discovered magic a while ago.


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Uvoan
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Postby Uvoan » Tue May 28, 2019 12:14 pm

UGN CVE-01 'Shoan', 15:45

The PF-7 slid onto the deck, wires snagging as it jerked to a sharp halt. Crews rushing, and dragging it to the re-arming zone as the PF-7 after it touched down with seconds to spare in the pitching storm. The PB-6 the two had been escorting back hit the deck moments after the PF-7 had skidded its way into a ready slot.

The Shoan prided itself on incredibly fast turn around times. The crews already had the first PF-7 on the catapult, guns primed and readied. They'd recieved the news barely an hour ago- Uvoan was sending them off Skyhooked. They were to meet up with the Flagship, and provide air-cover. They weren't expecting any attack, but being prepared was always smart.

The PF-7 was sent flying off the deck in under two minutes. Fully refueled, and armed. The next one was seconds behind it. Even in a storm like this, the Uvoanian Navy prided itself on its efficiency.

The Shoan cut the waves, leaping over cresting peaks, and slamming into deep troughs.

The Navy was ready, that was for sure.



UGN BC-01 'Zkto' Zovban', 16:22

Adama sat at his desk, writing out orders. The heavy weight of the ship pitching and bucking in the storm didn't sway his hand as each order was signed, then initialed. He grabbed the radio next to his desk. "Admiral calling communications."

"Communications, answering." Came the quick answer.

"Send a call to Skyhooked, and ask for anchoring permission..." He paused, looking over the map of Skyhooked on his table. "... A nautical mile north, of the northern most point. And send a general transmission this fleet is coming as the forward part of Uvoanian humanitarian efforts."

"Aye, Admiral."

The communications officer turned, and switched frequencies.

Hailing Skyhooked, and setting it quickly. "Uvoan Battlecruiser Zkto' Zovban asking for anchor permission a nautical mile north of the northern most point. We are leading Uvoan humanitarian efforts, and would like to be assured we will not be fired upon by Skyhooked, or allies."

He set that mic down, and turned to the other radio set.

"Uvoan Battlecruiser Zkto' Zovban hailing Nostrum Fleets. We are leading humanitarian efforts, and would like to be assured our fleets will not be fired upon."

He then set that mic down, and waited for a response from either side...



The Imperial Palace, 15:43

Zkto' was holding himself back from slugging the smug looking Teno. That damnable smile told him everything he needed to know as he entered the room. "How lovely of you to join me, Zkto'. How is the deployment going?"

"Quite well, Ruler Elect. Now please leave my office, and desk. I have your fleet movements to coordinate." Teno simply smiled. Standing, and pushing the chair back into its spot. Walking out, with a smug smile.

"Do be efficient- I need to go speak to the internationals." Teno said, as he simply walked out. Zkto' sat, and sighed. Taking the files out of his deck, and signing orders off. Authorizing payment, fleet movements, and rules of engagement...

He paused, just before he finished signing that last page. Growling as he realized what Teno was trying to do. He threw the paper into the corner, and sat back in his chair. Shaking his head as he reached for the canteen in a drawer. Taking a long drink, before knocking pierced the silence. "Enter." He called, as a Military Police officer entered.

"Sir." The officer started, before pausing. "There's been... An incident.... in Expolia." The officer said, carefully. "A bar brawl, the 8th section of the 1st Regiment of the 2nd Army." The officer paused, but Zkto' could tell he left something unsaid.

"Over what?" He asked, waiting as the officer seemed relucant. "Over what, Officer?" He asked again, more forcefully.

"... It was over sentiments, sir. Pro-Skyhooked and Pro-Nostrum elements engaged in a bar brawl. We're holding both sides equally accountable, but the mutters are already spreading."

Zkto' sighed. Letting his body fall forward. Hunching over in his seat. "Please leave, and send my secretary in." The Military Police Officer simply nodded, walking out as his secretary walked in...

"Yes, Mr. Zkto?" She asked, notepad held in hand.

"Close the door, and dictate a letter."

"To whom, sir?" She asked, as she carefully closed the door.

"The first one to Chancellor Mercer, and the second one to General Avvale." The secretary paused, before nodding. "To Chancellor Mercer, I write to you, because as...."



???, 15:23


The man drew in a deep breath, before letting it out as the officer walked past, barely noticing him. He quickly turned, and slipped into the alley. Smiling to the man, as the two exchanged a hand-shake. "What is the news, Brother?"

"If we've ever wanted a better time to strike, it is now. The Council is divided- A few key strikes, and we can have Uvoan crumbling to its knees, and we can come in." The other one spoke.

"Good! Hazzantian shall rise again, then. Glory to Hazzant."

"Glory to Hazzant."

The two slipped apart, and vanished into the alleys of New Asan...
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| Zakkin Teno (Ruler) |
"No lightning, no thunder nor hurricane gale can stand in the face of his wrath, when the Leviathan rise, every last man shall shake to the core of his soul." - Uvoanian Admiral

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Skyhooked
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Postby Skyhooked » Tue May 28, 2019 12:24 pm

Uvoan wrote:"Uvoan Battlecruiser Zkto' Zovban asking for anchor permission a nautical mile north of the northern most point. We are leading Uvoan humanitarian efforts, and would like to be assured we will not be fired upon by Skyhooked, or allies."

He set that mic down, and turned to the other radio set.

"Uvoan Battlecruiser Zkto' Zovban hailing Nostrum Fleets. We are leading humanitarian efforts, and would like to be assured our fleets will not be fired upon."



Drunk admiral, who guzzled two bottles of rum to handle his anxiety, responds to this call: "Heyya... *hic* Howdy... Wanna set anchor at Skyhookedian resort? Then set it... we won't fire at you. Just try your best to stay our of line of fire, when all this starts, there is no saying where the theatre of war will be... so you won't be hit by a stray rocket or bullet from either side. Like... you can aid to evacuate some folks or something... maybe save tourist asses. Damn... this is gonna suck. Some reviews gonna be one-two stars... hope harvest feast afterwards will fis it. What I am saying... of course it will. And... if you brought food... well.. we have more than enough... last harvest was enormous... however, we will still welcome all and any aid or relief you can give. This said - Permission granted! I repeat, permission granted! Our government thanks you. "
Skyhooked is MT/PMT with a few FT elements. Military is factbook only. NS stats can be used too.
If you wanna know more about this haven of sin: https://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=23&t=418281&start=300

Our country offers: Alcohol, guns, cigars, weed, gambling, beaches and tons of souvenirs. And our current special: All booze 20% discount.

Refreshing News:
Crusader forces made landfall on Azure Beach 5 star resort. Now, we and our allies gonna kick those wannabe knights right into the sea. Hope they can swim well./ Major Jane will be promoted if she succeeds.

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