12/10/2017 at 18:38 #26836Leonard HallParticipant
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SECURITY CLEARANCE LEVEL THREE
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OPERATIONAL DEBRIEFING FOLLOWS….
This cycle began with a mission to recover the Cosmic Icosahedron (CI) from the Kralien and Skaraan forces which stole it from RS-261. The 4LD travelled on autopilot to Volantis Command. From there, the division moved on to the Sierra Gate. A group of pirates were identified and quickly dispatched before the division activated the gate. Once in the Sierra system, several groups of Kralien and Hegemony ships were eliminated in sector VIII before the division moved to sector V, where it intercepted the fleets ferrying the Cosmic Icosahedron back to Kralien space. TSN Sabre successfully activated its tractor beam and pulled the CI back towards sector VIII. The other ships in the division distracted the enemy fleets in the sector while Sabre recovered the CI. When Sabre reached the sector border, TSN Horizon and TSN Lancer rendezvoused with Sabre and the division transferred back into sector VIII. Upon traversing through the gate, a couple of Hegemony fleets were detected around the gate. It appears that Hegemony forces had detected the presence of the 4LD and sent ships to cut off our escape. The division was able to defeat the Hegemony fleets. En route back to Volantis Command, another group of pirates were encountered. They were destroyed so that word of the TSN’s possession of the CI would not return to pirate or USF intelligence. Upon reaching Volantis Command, the CI was handed over to an escort convoy, which tractored the CI back to RS-261.
Upon returning to Promethean Command, the division proceeded towards the Cerberus system, where the division patrolled sector II in particular for any suspicious activities or sensor anomalies ongoing during the Cerberus Trade Convention. While patrolling the sector, sensor systems were disrupted, several groups of pirates appeared and began to assault various ships and stations in the area. Gate Control and Arden Stations were boarded by pirates who were able to take control of them. ISS forces were able to assist the 4LD in defending the civilian vessels and even in retaking Gate Control. A number of smuggling ships were rooted out and busted during the operation as well. In the midst of the fighting the TSN Sabre was disabled by a barrage of hostile fire, but luckily her reactor core had not been shot, auxiliary systems were available and she was easily reactivated with some DAMCON work. Commercial disruption was kept to a reasonable minimum but some casualties were suffered both by merchants and the ISS.
…OPERATIONAL DEBRIEFING ENDS
CURRENT FLEET INTELLIGENCE:
The trade convention in Cerberus continues. While the sector’s security is much tighter now, we must be prepared to respond to any threat that ISS might not be able to handle. We believe the Penwrath Corporation or PWC was the perpetrator, and interested not only in the massive amounts of cargo but also in covering their own smuggling moving through the sector, and stealing information on other transport operations throughout the Border Region. ISS is working on patching the sensor network to ensure another such raid cannot occur.
The Kralien Order may attempt another strike to recover the Cosmic Icosahedron. Border systems must remain on high alert to relay any indications of such an attempt.
Naval Intelligence expects significant deep operations planned in the coming days for the Fourth Light. The situation with the alien artifacts seems to be intensifying, if Section Blue is to be believed — and they usually are correct. Most information is, of course, being withheld at this time to CL 1 personnel only. Information pertinent to CL 2 and 3 personnel primarily revolves around the following tactical recommendations.
ONI expects the Division will come into further contact with Caltrons as we chase down these artifacts. Given recent hostile troop movements the Order is likely to be somewhere in the mix as well.
Continue to be on the lookout for any indication of Caltron, Pirate(particularly PWC commerce raiders as a result of trade convention disruption),USF, or Hegemony incursions. Any sightings of enemy vessels should be reported to ONI immediately.
Communications officers now have the additional role of managing preparations for shuttle transfers. See the Advanced Comms Guide for more details. Furthermore Comms personnel should continue to train in effective management of ISS units. Heavy comms traffic as a result of all the shipping in Cerberus impeded fleet comms officers from effectively managing ISS, and work needs to be done to compensate for intense shipping traffic.
On a minor side note the dock workers have lodged complaints against the fleet officers for “bringing in ships with massive amounts of holes in the Titanium-A Armor Plating”. Officers are advised to avoid critical damage to their vessels whenever tactically possible and COs are advised request backup should their ships begin looking like “Swiss cheese”, as one complaint has put it.
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