The war in Shokwa is now over and with our help, the Freedom Party were victorious. To further the FPoC’s interests in the system, we must now ensure that our influence levels remain above 70% for the next few days. If we should succeed in this, we will find ourselves at war with the Shokwa Liberals in a bid to assume control of Burnet Hub and of course, the system.
Back in Caerus, the CCP’s influence has now reached 27%. Once this begins to get close to 40% we must be very careful not to allow them to pass the FPoC’s share of power. If we can hold both parties at similar levels, a a civil war will start where we must ensure that the FPoC’s influence is raised dramatically before the war starts. With this advantage, victory will mean the taking of a CCP station (or stations).
1. Continue to support CCP in Caerus.
July 30, 3301
“Thank you Captain, my ship looks ready to roll.” Mac commented as he completed the walk-around of his Vulture, Garunda. “I appreciate the efforts. I need to get my ass to Shokwa and join the fight there.”
Mac tossed a casual salute to the hanger captain and headed up the ramp into the ship. Slapping the hatch switch, he made his way to the cockpit.
“The hatch is closed and secured, Mac.” The lyrical AI commented.
“Thanks Kalliope. Systems check please.” McCaffrey plopped into the command seat and began to buckle himself….
“Where the frell is my towel!” He cursed out loud. His head swiveling around like a madman. His hands reaching below the seat, into the side storage, even under his ass, checking the seat he sat on.
“I believe you took it to the cleaners on Monday...
All across the surface of Caerus 5 people rejoiced. Citizens of all nations worldwide were celebrating the downfall of Caerus Systems and the sudden rise to power of the Freedom Party. No longer bound to Federal law, people felt liberated, free, and the future seemed so very much brighter. News channels systemwide were praising Nandez on his victory, who had not made himself available to any media companies. Lt. General Ramirez however, was seen giving an interview on one of the more prominent talk shows broadcast in the sector. Caerus Comms Partners had issued a press release saying that they will no longer be supporting Caerus Systems or any more Federal incursions into the system. Many pundits had speculated that the still considerably wealthy party were simply jumping ship to ensure their own survival...
HANGAR 10, POPOV HUB, CAERUS SYSTEM
“Nice ride.” commented the ship technician, wiping her hands on her overalls as Furieux returned to the hangar. She had just finished repairing some light scratches on the hull of a scarlet red Saud Kruger Orca that the commander had commissoned. “It isn’t often you see these vessels in for repairs here. A pity really, she is truly spectacular to look at.”
Furieux stopped at her side and smiled. The two of them looked up at the curvaceous and glossy hull for a moment. “Yeah, she is a beauty. Took me forever to gather enough credits to buy her. She has that ‘something’ that no other ship has. A sense of pure style. I named her the ‘Delicate Heart’.”
The technician burst out laughing. Furieux returned his gaze to the woman questioningly, puzzled by her outburst at the mention of the ship’s name...