The Destruction of the Battleship ‘DayBreaker’

Yesterday, forces from the Gertronic Consortium violated the ‘Safe Traders Act’ by engaging and destroying the NNJ Battleship ‘DayBreaker’ that was resupplying at an IDDC Trade outpost.

When asked for comment, the Gertronic Council had this to say in its defense:

The Gertronic Council was conflicted on ordering a preemptive strike near a trader outpost. NNJ Founder DamarGarak was a known Consortium enemy with an active KOS order still hanging over him.

Captain Valykry was not previously known to the Consortium but was a senior officer in the ranks of NNJ.

Consortium scout vessels, investigating anomalies revealed by Expanse long-range sensors, saw that Captain Valkare was nearing completion of a massive battleship. Given DamarGaraks history with The Consortium and given the risk of him accessing that sort of power; a vote to attack was held and passed despite a few dissenting opinions.

The Daybreaker was forced outside the outposts shields and then destroyed by Consortium warships. The IDDC outpost has been compensated for its loss of business.

It should be noted, that even though it was only partially operational, the battleship did critical damage to the attacking ships. An attack frigate was so badly damaged it needed to be scuttled and the command frigate needed almost all of its major systems rebuilt. If that battleship had been allowed to become fully operational it may have been unstoppable by conventional weapons.

We accept the risk of retaliation, it was judged to be better than the alternative.

As a token of good faith, a package of Gertronic Consortium brand Space Weed is being delivered via intermediaries to Captain Valykry free of charge. We realize this is not compensation for a battleship, it is simply a very small olive branch.

The Consortium stands ready to defend against any retaliation.

Captain Valykry, after accepting the package, had this to say:

Know this: there will be retaliation. However I shall enact it solely against the two members whom attacked me and anyone in the future who approaches me with hostility.’

As far as we know, he is still a senior officer of NNJ and the two factions are still hostile to one another.

They’re here….Destruction of the Klondike

War, War never changes…

This was an attack driven by a war between two factions: The All Terra Empire, and the Gertronic Consoritum.

Forces from the Gertronic Consoritum found and completely destroyed a large base-ship being constructed by a member of All Terra on the edges of the Expanse.

The sheer brutality of this attack shook both sides to their core and prompted them to return to the negotiating table.

A week later the war was over; The two sides are now at peace but remain permanently scarred from this conflict.

The Gertronic Consortium Strikes Back!

Special Message from the Gertronic Council

As you all know, despite our best efforts; relations with ALT have deteriorated once again to the point of open hostility. To that end, 16 hours ago I ordered a small attack wing to assault ALT’s Delta Base.

An opening presented itself and we had little time to act. We did not have a full fleet, only 2 attack frigates and a light cruiser. I knew this was a risky move, but I also knew that a message needed to be sent. ALT needed to understand that The Consortium will never hesitate to defend itself or others from unjustified attacks.

As you well know The Consortium is not a dictatorship, this was put before the Gertronic Council of which I am a member and have but a single vote. The decision to strike ALT Delta Base was unanimous. The attack was a success but a heavy price was paid; The entire attack wing was destroyed.

Consortium communications arrays picked up a transmission from one of the frigates. It shows some of the attack and stunning bravery in the face of overwhelming odds. This Captain gave up an easy escape to circle back and face a vessel that severely outclassed his own. He and his crew demonstrated what it means to be members of The Consortium.

Their sacrifices will not only be remembered; but will serve to enhance our resolve.

Thank you everyone.

Gertronic Council Member Gertron; Founder of The Gertronic Consortium