The War

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Note: this article may contain references to the biography of Martind Forlon.


HIP 98621 is system with high population and big importance to the imperial senator Zemina Torval. This system was for a very long time a quiet place, but that begin changing when into system have expanded minor faction called the Sovereign Justice Collective. People of the SJC were at first full of enthusiasm from entering this important system, but this lasted only first few weeks. Major fact, which significantly affected all further events, was independence of the SJC faction. Never before it was seen as a problem due bonuses provided by form of SJC's government (dictatorship) which is highly beneficial especially for Zemina Torval controlled systems, but also due this concrete faction's ability to maintain stability in ruled systems. The main person behind the success of the SJC was charismatic chancellor Zahra Arias, which have build and maintained strong positive relationship with representatives of numerous smaller or bigger Imperial forces and theirs supporters. She was of the opinion that diplomacy is a key for longtime success, eventhough she knew also the fact, that sometimes it may not be enough ...


Problems at first started inconspicuously, one from smaller imperial local Factions, which was present in nearby systems, started claim its own rights to be in HIP 98621. They have at first used argument (although without any proof) that it were them who "hard" worked to open possibility for expansion into HIP 98621. Then they openly accused SJC about cooperation with theirs rival (which successfully blocked theirs expansions attempts) and added that the SJC as an independent dictatorship, have absolutely no right to be in such important imperial system. The local situation then began to deteriorate rapidly. During less as 24 hours were not only closed all diplomatic channels, but the opposing imperial faction started use propaganda for gathering support from independent pilots. Whole SJC faction and all theirs supporters were marked as hostile, and immediatelly were started agressive operations towards forcefull retreat of the SJC from the HIP 98621 system. During three following weeks the SJC faction fought against continuously increasing external opposition when have trying to gather a starting "ground" in form of space station or surface settlement. At first an election, and then armed conflict, with other native factions ended in failure. To making things even worse, the opposition then succeded in locking 4 upper local factions in conflict (with efect of locked local influences) and then started lowering remaining low SJC influence towards an retreat treshold. Time, when something could be done, was shortening fast ...


Hidden place somewhere in Hip 98621: Leading officer (LO) of the Ghost Legion was just discussing about local situation with his leading operations officer (called also BGS meister), when his communicator announced incoming secured call with highest priority. He accepted it, listened silently for several minutes, and then at the call end replied: "Yes, ma'am, we will take care about it!" After few more seconds of silence he have looked at the BGS meister and told: "It's official now, we need everyone. And ideall would be, if they were at disposal week ago." BGS meister replied: "YES Sir, ... but we, and you know it well too, are supporting here the SJC already from the start no matter if offical or not." LO: "It's not enough, we need push much harder! Is time to activate ALL our resources. And, it's also a time for ... you know!" "Yes Sir", replied BGS Meister and left the room in haste. Was about a time to activate several emergency pre-prepared plans at once ...


Three weeks later ...


Cockpit of the war-ship Dark Queen: "Finally, it ended!" was my first thought when there was not any new wave of hostile ships. Dark Qeen lasers have cooling down and our small support SLF fighter, piloted by my co-pilot Deborah, was slowly returning back to the ship ... To reach this "point" were needed weeks of preparations, and then we spent four very long days in local combat zones. We were enjoying this hard earned success much, but we both also urgently needed some relax. A unanimous decision was made, we will go into local bar in newly acquired (for SJC) surface settlement called Ziemianski Prospect for a few beers. Once entered the bar we saw, that numerous other legion's pilots had similar idea. The biggest suprise however was, that behind the bar was legion's "main" barman Bob. Why he get there and mainly "how?" remained a mystery, but our mood rised up by 100% instantly. We suddenly felt like in a home and enjoying pleasant company with beautiful views from the bar windows to the local Sun and the nearby planet on the horizon_.


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