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#1 InnerSphereNews

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 10:15 AM

(24 December, 3048) There are those who decry war as the last bastion of savages when the good God has bestowed upon us the power of speech to resolve all our misunderstandings. While I too loathe the depravities of war and the suffering of the innocent, is it not also our God-given right to protect our freedoms, ourselves, our loved ones, our children?

Can anyone forget May 1st, 2787, when the Draconis Combine—completely unprovoked—launched their massive assault against our sovereign worlds? How a hundred planets fell across the next nine years to the slavering gullet of the Dragon, until it stood but a jump from the jewel of New Avalon?

And if we can forget that moment, how can anyone who claims to be a Davion forget 2796, starting on that fateful April day when a lone soldier fired a shot in defense of his homeland…a shot heard round the Inner Sphere as it killed Coordinator Minoru Kurita? And his lunatic heir, Jinjiro, who bathed Kurita sabers in the blood of 52 million Kentares citizens in retribution? Are these events not burned into our collective hearts until the end of time?

Can we ever forget the brave men and women in uniform who stood up to our enemies in our darkest hour? Who defied weak-willed commanders to mount un-sanctioned attacks across dozens of worlds…attacks that would lead down a long decade’s road to the reclamation of our lands from those who seek to destroy all we hold dear?

Should we not ever guard ourselves with stalwart hearts and sharp swords against such a ravening beast? Some would say that we are stronger than ever. That the Federated Commonwealth, with its thousand worlds and hundred regiments, has no need to fear “Here there be dragons” on any space charts.

Have we so quickly forgotten the War of 3039? Where all our might was for naught and the dragon unveiled Star League technologies long thought lost as they counter-attacked Davion worlds?!

Some may claim that attacks by the Combine against Davion worlds in the past few months were sparked by Prince Hanse Davion’s decision to send his Fox’s Teeth raiding across the Commonwealth/Combine border. I say our Prince has more understanding of the danger posed by the Dragon than anyone who spouts such nonsense. The Fox’s Teeth merely test for traps already laid; a new invasion to mirror that of two and half centuries ago may easily be hidden behind the Pillar of Steel and their xenophobic leaders.

We must be ever vigilant against the ravening beast. And if that means we must beard the Dragon in his den to convince every samurai across that realm that our swords remain ever sharp, to ensure the freedoms and safety of all we hold dear…then so be it.

—Olivia Daver, Commonwealth Press



#2 Oswin Aurelius

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 10:23 AM

Remember Kentares!

#3 Geist Null

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 10:34 AM

in other news. we of House Marik are happy to sell both sides more weapons to continue the discussion on your diplomatic differences.

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 10:34 AM

Hell, remember Tintavel.
There's a reason we have the Ares Convention.

#5 Adam0

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 10:43 AM

@Geist Null - I'll Take 4 Centurions, a Marauder, 3 Trebuchets and a King Crab for good Measure. Add in some Rommel Tanks and I'll go knockin' on the Dragon's front door :) Got C-Bills to burn!!

#6 Damocles

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 10:50 AM

Davion raus!

#7 FoliatedFold

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 12:31 PM

It's all propaganda and lies.

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 12:41 PM

Well, well. Poor Davions propaganda. 'Fox' prepares for war. Remember 3039 little feddies. Ghost regiments always wait you for warm welcome. :-)

Geist Null. May I order AWS-9M Awesome antracite black, with hula-girl and five external speakers 100MW?

Edited by Glorius, 24 December 2011 - 12:46 PM.


#9 Adridos

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 12:48 PM

View PostGeist Null, on 24 December 2011 - 10:34 AM, said:

in other news. we of House Marik are happy to sell both sides more weapons to continue the discussion on your diplomatic differences.


Nice to hear our enemies are fighting among themselves and our friends make profit from it. Seems exactly as our ways of fight. :)

#10 Atlas3060

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 01:54 PM

View PostOswin Aurelius, on 24 December 2011 - 10:23 AM, said:

Remember Kentares!

Agreed, also remember we should keep Chesterton from Liao!

#11 Jeral Strongblade

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 02:42 PM

View PostFoliatedFold, on 24 December 2011 - 12:31 PM, said:

It's all propaganda and lies.
Every lie holds a grain of truth.

#12 metro

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 03:13 PM

stay away from Sian. I dont want it.

#13 phalanx

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 03:18 PM

Again the Davions continue to believe that they can have it both ways. They speak of peace, yet provoke war. They speak of incidents between the Arm of the Dragon and civilians(not helpless, but armed partisans armed by MIIO), but forget their own atrocities. They tell their people that the War of '39 was fought to secure their freedom, and not because Hanse Davion wants to be First Lord of a resurrected.Star League.

House Steiner may have been bribed into becoming their servants, but the Dragon does not surrender.

Provoke the Dragon at your own peril.

You have only yourselves to blame when we devour you.

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 03:26 PM

You come before us bearing a mouthful of god and a fistful of arrows.

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 03:46 PM

Wake the sleeping Dragon and the pretty little prince will get burned

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 03:54 PM

View PostMetro, on 24 December 2011 - 03:13 PM, said:

stay away from Sian. I dont want it.


I'm confused. :)
Did you just use reversed reversed reversed reversed reversed reversed reversed reversed reversed reversed reversed psychology?

#17 Unclecid

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 04:30 PM

View Postkarish, on 24 December 2011 - 03:46 PM, said:

Wake the sleeping Dragon and the pretty little prince will get burned


Sunset, the Dragon weeps;

Night to day as winter, springs;

Sunrise the Dragon roars.

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 04:58 PM

We are merely here on your planets to see their natural beauty, as described in many space tourist pamphlets available across the Inner Sphere. We may have brought Battlemechs, Tanks, Aerospace fighters, and tens of thousands of infantry, but that is simply to defend our leaders against your notably disorganized citizens...Citizens that cry out for leadership such as the masterful, one might even say godlike, leadership provided for our blessed citizens by the greatest family of all time, House Kurita!

The Dragon does not wish to kill, it wishes to provide for all. In our perfect society, all know where they belong, and what they must do, and so we are happy as well as more attractive and healthy than the depraved worlds lead by debauched clans such as the Steiner or Davion families.

Our people are brave and wise, able to fight an army that is much larger than ours, the so called "Federated Commonwealth- a nation already bursting at the seams because there is no true leadership, will most likely fall apart within the next few decades.

The Dragon will still be here, and when the citizens of your miserable worlds cry out for help as they realize the failures of the theives and murderers that lead them currently have no true interest in their lives, the the Dragon will provide what those poor innocents have missed.

Currently however we are just passing through. Those explosions? Those were self defensive air strikes.

Edited by verybad, 24 December 2011 - 05:00 PM.


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Posted 25 December 2011 - 01:48 PM

Many a Drac who could not live with the blood of innocents upon their hands opened their bellies in repentance, and those that didn't forever hang their heads in shame with averted gaze as their honor is irrevocably stained.

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 10:05 PM

May 1st 2787 a massive Kuritan offensive into the Federated Suns heralds the start of the First Succession War.
2830 a series of major raids by the Draconis Combine escalate into the Second Succession War.
2866 the Draconis Combine begins the Third Succession War by attacking Lyran worlds in the Federation of Skye.

DO not trust the Dragon!





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