Reykjavik , State of Islandia
Rasalhague, Rasalhague Province, Free Rasalhague Republic
17 April 3034
Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen. As most of you will know, the Beardsley’s Boy arrived here from Jezersko two days ago. We’ve now been fully briefed on the situation there as of April 4th. On March 12th, the garrison commander on Jezersko recieved official orders to pack up his unit and withdraw deeper into Combine space. He refused for reasons we can only speculate on but we’ll get to that in a moment.
On March 25th, a jumpship arrived in the Jezersko system and briefly communicated with the planetary garrison force, the 11th Sun Zhang Academy Cadre. We believe the jumpship was one of several that left this system carrying orders from Marcus Kurita to various DCMS forces on what are now FRR worlds. Less than an hour later, two mech battalions entered Port Nomoru and violently secured the spaceport, the hyperpulse generator compound, and cleared the streets of celebrating citizens. The Beardsley’s Boy lifted off and escaped with just minutes to spare.
Our best intelligence says that the 11th Sun Zhang is currently an under strength regiment, only able to field two full strength battlemech battalions. There is the possibility of aerospace assets as well.
She pauses a moment as a map of the habitable hemisphere of Jezersko is projected.
Since the Beardsley’s Boy is just a cargo hauler, fully half of our aerospace assets and all of our support vehicles will be making the trip as cargo. Our number one priority is to secure a base of operations and construct an airstrip. We’ve chosen an area in the foothills southeast of Eveklada. We will commandeer heavy earth moving equipment from the local mining camps to complete the construction we need.
We believe there are many resistance cells active on Jezersko. We hope to gain further intelligence from them regarding garrison assets and disposition on the inbound trip from the jump point.
Are there any questions?