For several weeks, rumours have circulated within the Colony about a possible move by the Empire to establish a base in the Colonia Nebula. While these rumours had been difficult to substantiate, we now know that a fleet loyal to Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval has indeed been dispatched, and will soon arrive at Jaques.
Happily, fears of escalating superpower tensions have proven unfounded. It was announced today that the Imperial Expeditionary Force (IEF) have pledged their support to the Colony and will be assisting the joint Militia task force in defending freedom and independence in the Nebula.
The Gazette approached Commander HeathenJester, spokesperson for the IEF, for comment. He had this to say:
“The Imperial Expeditionary Force is here to provide support and training opportunities to the Colonial Militia. We have brought a varied skill set and are very willing to share knowledge and aid with those who venture so far from their homes.”
In a strikingly open gesture the IEF have already pledged to lend resources and expertise to the nascent Twin Candles Colonial Militia. The first joint training exercise for the three members of the task force has already been planned.