BREAKING: FluxGuts Moving to Hyperial
We’ve just received notification that a formal informational brief has been tendered to the President of Hyperial and the Directorate, informing them that Squad FluxGuts intends to make Hyperial space their base of operations. The communique is reprinted here, for ease of reference:
To the President and Directorate of Hyperial, Greetings.
This is a formal announcement that Squad FluxGuts will begin the process of moving their primary sphere of operations to Hyperial space for the duration of the current Conflux aggression towards Hyperial. We, of course, will only concern ourselves with combating the Conflux while in your territory; as has long been my policy – whatever the Conflux want – they can’t have. Right now, that seems to be a blockade of Hyperial space. That is what we aim to deny them. I believe you know of me, and my squad – we recently put on a bit of a pyrotechnics display in honor of my old squadmate, samwise. As you read, that Fluxhunt was to focus on clearing the space lanes surrounding the bottleneck to your factional territory. This new move is phase 2 of our response to their recent incursions. My squadmate, Sinver, has been based in your territory for some time – but we’re preparing to base our entire squad’s active operations in Hyperial, instead of Amananth, as New Dawn did. I have an ulterior motive for this, but as I said, I wish to make a show of good faith by actually keeping to the terms of The Reconstruction Initiative, and keeping your space lanes safe, since you do not have a space capability of your own at present, due to pressures brought to bear by certain elements. I’m not prepared to argue the merits of that decision at this time – but believe me when I say that I have no animus towards Hyperial, and am concerned only with the safety of your sectors, and that of the pilots who come there to trade. If you are willing, we are prepared to move the venerable Conflux War Command Center, which I have recently unsealed and returned to service, to Hyperial Station. I will, of course, await your pleasure, and the authorization of your Station Governor before making such a move, however.
Once our bona fides are sufficiently established, perhaps we can then discuss some matters of mutual benefit. In the meantime, I hope that our actions demonstrate our friendship to Hypsos, and her people.
Razorat “RazorsKiss” Kathonar
Octavian Optimus, FluxGuts CO.
That’s certainly something we didn’t see coming! From the wording of the note, it seems to specifically deny any inter-factional military support – but the curious sections concerning an “ulterior motive” and “matters of mutual benefit” suggest that there is more going on here than meets the eye. The offer to actually move the CWCC from Amananth is quite a break with tradition, to say the least. We’ll be watching to see what response, if any, Hyperial makes to this announcement.