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Comstar News Network - Battles on the Lyran/Jade Falcon Border!
« on: November 27, 2017, 08:01:55 AM »
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House Steiner and Clan Jade Falcon Clash!


Brother Augustus Grim, Lead Anchor: Greetings in the Name of Blake. Today we bring you a special report on the ongoing fighting along the Lyran Alliance frontier with the Clan Invasion Corridor. As we previously reported, a resurgent Clan Jade Falcon recently delivered a devastating blow to Clan Wolf-In-Exile and fighting in the Arc-Royal defense corridor continues. Here to provide details and analysis is our respected correspondent Aiko Suzue, Visiting Scholar of Interstellar Relations at Trinity University of Tharkad.


Aiko Suzue, Trinity University of Tharkad: Hello Brother Grim and praise to the Blessed Word of Blake. In the wake of the massive Jade Falcon assault on Arc-Royal the Clan Wolf-In-Exile leadership has called upon citizens of their remaining worlds to assist in preparing defensive positions at critical locations and reports indicate that all of the exile battlemech forces have been dispersed to anchor these defenses. Exile aerospace forces have been spotted moving to safety on the ground or heading to systems in the Lyran Alliance for internment. With their jump assets dispersed and mech forces gone to ground, it is clear that Clan Wolf-In-Exile intends to cease any offensive operations and attempt to wait out the immediate conflict.

Brother Augustus Grim, Lead Anchor: Miss Suzue, it sounds as though Clan Wolf-In-Exile is essentially out of the war for now. Does this match your assessment? And if so, what does this mean for other combatants in the area?

Aiko Suzue, Trinity University of Tharkad: Yes Brother Grim; in effect the Wolf Exiles are out of the action for now. Hopefully they will strengthen their defenses, marshal additional forces and return to the fray eventually. But for now, this leaves more of the Lyran Alliance border in direct contact with Sectors controlled by Clan Jade Falcon. The Falcons appear to have resumed leadership of the Crusader faction of the Clans and with the prestige and additional resources they won by beating the Exile Wolves into apparent submission, they are certain to be emboldened to make further attacks.




Aiko Suzue, Trinity University of Tharkad: Jade Falcon forces have already launched a significant raid on the Lyran Alliance in the Pandora Sector, shown as a green arrow. Reports are coming in of heavy fighting on several planets of the sector, which includes a number of worlds with large urban and industrial assets.


Aiko Suzue, Trinity University of Tharkad: The Lyrans have replied by hitting the Jade Falcons with a raid on their new possessions in the Arc-Royal Sector, shown as a blue arrow. Word has gotten out that anti-Jade Falcon militias and resistance groups have emerged in the sector. The Wolves only held Arc-Royal for a few years, but clearly they won the population over to their side, making it difficult for Clan Jade Falcon to assume tight control. It could be that House Steiner wants to keep the Sector destabilized while they review the possibility of a Sector Assault to take this critical territory back from the Crusader Clans. 

Brother Augustus Grim, Lead Anchor: As always, thank you very much for your insight. We now conclude this broadcast, may Blake watch over you!
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Re: Comstar News Network - Battles on the Lyran/Jade Falcon Border!
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2017, 07:36:43 AM »
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Aiko Suzue, Trinity University of Tharkad: Greetings in the Name of Blake; I am Aiko Suzue, filling in for Brother Augustus Grim while he is at a Comstar retreat.

We previously reported that the Lyran Alliance and Clan Jade Falcon are engaged in probing attacks against one another in the Arc-Royal Sector and in the surrounding regions.  Preliminary reports on the fighting have made it back to the ComStar studios and we wish to update our viewers.


Aiko Suzue, Trinity University of Tharkad: Elements of the Skye Rangers of Terra launched raids on several worlds in the Arc-Royal sector, possibly scouting to see if Clan Jade Falcon can be dislodged from these recently-conquered worlds. All indications are that despite having taken significant losses in the previous Sector Assault, Clan Jade Falcon had plenty of defensive units on hand to meet the Rangers at every turn. The Lyran Alliance forces withdrew in good order after clashing with the Falcons on several planets.


Aiko Suzue, Trinity University of Tharkad: Local news reports from planets in Pandora Sector of the Lyran Alliance support our previous report that Clan Jade Falcon was launching raids there. According to several accounts many of the Jade Falcon mechs carried markings associated with the 79th Raptor Talon Cluster. The attackers clashed with Lyran Alliance forces on four worlds and then withdrew.



Aiko Suzue, Trinity University of Tharkad: For now, it looks like there will be at least a brief pause in the Jade Falcon offensive, but only time will tell if they experience the same success fighting the Lyrans that they had battling the Exile Wolves. We will bring you further updates as they become available. In the Name of Blake, good night.



 
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