The Inferno Cometh

Captain's Log: Edna Ironsides
EDs Judicator (Rupture-Class Cruiser)
Minmatar Major Outpost, Huola Star System

*crackle* pzzzzt... ssssss: Begin Recording... Message to the Matari People - Kasorata Fogneko, Grand Admiral of the Republic Fleet, from the forward command office in Amamake.

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Children of the Minmatar, a new day has begun for us. Our people, through the outpouring of blood, sweat and tears, have pushed back the insidious spectre of tyranny and subjugation. We have thrown off the mantle of empire and the colonial misery so long laid upon us by the lords of the Amarr and their abominable God-Emperor, and reclaimed for ourselves our homes, our tribes, and our people. We have done this since the beginning and we will continue until all Matari people are liberated from the clutches of the enemy.

The great battle that has been in action over these systems for the last few days has attained a high intensity. It is too soon to attempt to assign limits either to its scale or to its duration. We must certainly expect that greater efforts will be made by the enemy than any they have put forth so far. If after all their boasting and threats and lurid accounts announced throughout New Eden of the damage they have inflicted, of the vast numbers of militia pilots shot down, with so little loss to himself... if after all this their whole onslaughts were forced after a while to cough out, their reputation for veracity of statement might be seriously impugned. We may be sure, therefore, that they will continue as long as they have the strength to fight.

Why do I say all this? Not, assuredly, to boast; not, assuredly, to give the slightest countenance to complacency. The dangers we face are still enormous, but so are our advantages and resources. I tell you this because the Minmatar have a right to know that there are solid grounds for the confidence which we feel, and that we have good reason to believe ourselves capable of continuing the war, continuing unaided, and continuing for many years to come.

Fight savagely to the last man, leave free, die well!

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