Sunday, June 7, 2015

Rogue Faction Attacking Imperial Navy Forces Along Llanic Spice Run

Capital-scale Proximity Mine deployed along the Llanic Spice Run in the Spice Terminus system

SPICE TERMINUS SYSTEM - Imperial ships can under fire today from star destroyers in the Outer Rim, after a similar engagement yesterday. The attacking vessels are suspected to be part of a rogue faction with access to Imperial Navy matériel, possibly a wayward regional governor.

The rogue faction appears to be laying proximity mines near the hyperspace jump zone of the Spice Terminus system, possibly in an attempt to reroute trade - contraband and otherwise - in the regional sectors. Such action suggests an attempt to create a local fiefdom, contrary to the regular order of the Imperial regime.

Following successful engagements along the Five Veils Route, which saw the destruction and routing of rebel ships, recon lines consisting of two Gladiator II-class star destroyers encountered rogue flotillas, both consisting of an older Victory I-class star destroyers and a Gladiator-class star destroyer. In both engagements, the loyal star destroyers destroyed the attacking Victory class, and routed the Gladiator-class star destroyer.

Sectors near Spice Terminus

Local moffs - suspects in attempting separatism from the Empire - have been called to account for themselves to the Imperial Security Bureau (ISB), operating under the authority of Oversector Outer, based on Eriandu in the Seswenna sector.

Sector moffs possibly engaged in such actions are those of sector surrounding the Reuss and Spice Terminus terminus systems, where the attacks on the recon lines took place. These include the Parmic, Thuris and Torch Nebula sectors, but may also be of the Sujimis, Portmoak, and Cor'ric sectors.

Local moffs are expected to account for themselves post-haste, and the transgressor discovered and put to justice. Should the Imperial Navy come under further attacks, the admiralty in charge of the blockade around the Arkanis sector fears Lord Vader will have to take personal charge of quashing of such treason.

Since the disbanding of the Imperial Senate, the many sectors that make up the Empire have come under the direct rule of regional governors - 'moffs' being the ancient title - in the interest of administrative efficiency. While the Emperor directly selects and appoints moffs to their position, on the Outer Rim alien influences are suspected of testing the loyalties of otherwise fine human beings. HNN analysts, including Benn Gleck, suggest that alien influence, and the distance from the civilizing core worlds, is responsible for undermining the loyal spirit of even the most carefully selected and honorable officers in the Emperor's administrative service.

GAME: Armada
LOCATION: Red Castle Games (Casual Sunday)
DATE: 6-7-2015

Battle 1
System: Spice Terminus System
WINNER: Empire (Michael)
OBJECTIVE: Minefields

EMPIRE Michael
Gladiator II-class Star Destroyer + Admiral Screed + Weapons Liaison + Flight Controllers + Engine Techs + Assault Concussion Missiles
Gladiator II-class Star Destroyer + Weapons Liaison + Engine Techs + Assault Concussion Missiles + Demolisher
Darth Vader
"Mauler" Mithel
Soontir Fell
Major Rhymer
3x TIE Bomber

Victory I-class Star Destroyer + Admiral Screed + Sensor Team + Enhanced Armament + Assault Concussion Missiles
Gladiator II-class Star Destroyer + Weapons Liaison + Nav Team + Assault Concussion Missiles + Insidious
TIE Advanced Squadron
2x TIE Interceptor Squadron 5x TIE Fighter Squadron

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