CORSIN SYSTEM - An Imperial patrol line escaped a Rebel naval ambush in the Corsin system of the Greater Plooriod sector today. Most of the Rebels paid with their lives, as the insurgent flagship and a Corellian picket vessel were destroyed under a barrage of concentrated firepower unleashed by the patrol vessels' fire-linked turbolaser turrets.
In an upset for the Rebellion, an Imperial patrol fleet turned an ambush against the Rebel vessels. The Rebellion had hoped to catch the patrol flat-footed against the glare of the system's star. The Rebellion's dastardly attempt proved futile as the Rebels' larger ships proved to be no match for even the smaller turbolasers of the Empire's Arquitens-class light cruisers and superior naval combat doctrine.
It is, however, believed that the Rebel commander - a fugitive known only as 'Bazi Bier' managed to escape the destruction of his flagship. While his compatriots' corpses aboard the flagship burned, Bazi Bier saved his own skin, fleeing aboard an escape pod. The pod is believed to have been picked up by a surviving Rebel transport, which escaped to hyperspace.
Imperial Intelligence believes that Bazi Bier is part of a larger Rebel effort that will soon attempt to mount a larger attack on the Empire, somewhere in the northern segment of the galaxy. It is deemed plausible that the failed ambush attempt was a test of Imperial resolve and assessment of Imperial naval doctrine. Needless to add, the Rebel test failed utterly, and Imperial naval doctrine proved to be as stalwart as ever.
The naval doctrine employed at Corsin is known as Manifest Destiny. It involves the use of concentrated broadside firepower by a line of Arquitens-class light cruisers, supported by a Quasar-class light carrier. While the Empire continues to favor large warships, such as the Imperial-class star destroyers, for the hope they bring to human life in the middle of a galaxy of encroaching aliens, light vessels such as the Arquitens and Quasar allow the Empire to bring the light of the Emperor's governance to even the most dark backward corners of the Outer Rim.