2947-09-16 – Editor's Loudspeaker: The Situation Develops
Saint-Lô and its dozen-odd supporting frigates, destroyers, and light cruisers left Maribel space last night. I dispatched this news feed item several hours before departure from planetary orbit, setting it to go public after we’d reached the jump limit. Our destination is still secret, but I have heard rumors about a big raid under way in the Frontier. The Incarnation’s one to three ship raiding attacks on the Coreward Frontier have stretched the more mobile elements of the fleet, but such strikes can’t really do more than damage orbital infrastructure; most of the population and economic activity of the Frontier takes place on planetary surfaces.
The Incarnation’s problem is simple: they seem to lack the heavy fleet units to field against the Fifth Fleet’s battlewagons, but they can’t stay long enough in any Confederated system to occupy or raze a colony without having heavy elements to at least delay the fleet. If they have committed a larger squadron to a single system, it’s likely that Saint-Lô appearing in-system with its supporting elements will be enough to scare them off.
Still, I’ll admit I am not ready to experience this war from the tip of the spear. If you are of any of the faiths, keep this squadron in your prayers over the next few days. I have a feeling that we’ll need more than a few prayers before this mess works itself out.