Readiness State

TIMESTAMP: [2653.11.14 13:02:41]
Gunther Frei


Fourth Fleet Is Ready. We’ve been receiving reinforcements throughout the last few weeks, waiting for the inevitable Shohan arrival. All our intelligence indicates that they are rapidly approaching Artemis III. This is likely to be my final report before our Fleet engages theirs. The tension on the ships is palpable. While the new arrivals train relentlessly to integrate themselves into the Fourth Fleet, I am left upon the sidelines as these brave men and women prepare for battle with a superior foe. As such, I am left to wonder at the most basic of questions surrounding this conflict: Why? What could have so inspired to the Shohan to this uncharacteristic and seemingly unprovoked attack? Despite the hours in which I have had to grapple with this question, I do not know. And I fear the cost in lives before we can demand answers of them for these actions. But I know that the courageous crews gathered here today to face this threat will give their all to defend the Confederacy against the Shohan’s onslaught, and I hope that by their actions, we will come one day closer to being able to call for that accounting from the Shohan.