"Sir our missles were shot down!"
The Supreme Leader turned back to his military advisers.
"Where are our planes?"
"Entering NEC airspace now."
"Tell them to drop their payloads!"
The Geneal turned to grab the radio. "SC1 you are clear to fire."
As the planes enter the NEC airspace they begin to start taking defensive shots. The SC Fighter jets begin to engage, just then the payload doors open and begin dropping its bombs five at a time. The explosions begin to rock the cities below. It doesn't take long before the entire SC fighter group is wiped from the map, but not after the damage was done.
A massive cargo ship URS Sanada, owned by the East Wasaru Company enters Hong Kong Harbour(modern day Victoria Harbour), shutting off its main engine, slowly moving toward the cargo port. Unloading cargos and cargos of ACG materials. While it's mainly manga, goods such as figures and ship model kits of various navies are also being unloaded. The ship will continue to unload ACG products and load cargos of tea as the crew goes for a walk in the city.
The URS Sanada will be staying in Hong Kong for few days before her departure for Frontera, then returns to the United Kingdom.
Explosions rock the streets of Boston, iron-clad bombs burying themselves into the ground before detonating. Windows shattered and streets were upturned, bits of concrete thrown into the air. Interestingly, the targets were not industrial targets, but residential and commercial districts. Because of this, only superficial damage was sustained.
Private police agencies rushed to the scene, searching for wounded and missing. Collectivist scans across the multiple bombing sites indicated a total of thirty-five wounded, and roughly a hundred wounded, in various degrees.
No comment was received from Loomis in this attack, however, the New English flag was ceremonially lowered and removed, a sign of grieving. Citizens, already embittered by previous aggressions, have been whipped into a frenzy, especially coupled with the release of information concerning the attempted ICBM strike. Demands for unconditional surrender only have increased in popularity.
Jean sits in her room taking selfies with her unicorn, as Abortiana bursts in
"Jean you need to do something"
"Hold on a minute i'm trying to get the lighting right"
"We need to declare war-"
"Oh shut it, we aren't declaring anymore silly wars, we're not gonna end up how your mother wanted us too"
Abortiana storms out of the room, on the way she bumps into Pooja
"Pooja what is this behavior"
An irritated Pooja spits at Abortiana and flounces into Jean's room
"What now omg"
"Something is wrong with the faires ma'am, their numbers have, declined, very suddenly"
"Send for someone from Lake Perseverance" Jean looks grave "This is serious"
At an impromptu press conference, President Walker offered his condolences to the people of New England Confederacy. "Our prayers are with each of you during this horrific attack. The people of AusValia stand by you and will support you in anyway possible."
President Sanchez joins the AUS in offering our sincerest sympathies for the attack against the NEC. We offer whatever you need to rebuild and recover.
Sierlatala vociferously condemns the actions of Soust Calica in attacking civilian residential areas, after it's long history of state-sponsored terrorism and now the continued efforts by the leadership to prolong the destruction in the area despite facing defeat imminently.
The first stages of preliminary talks with Telada have gone relatively well, primarily focusing on allowing the exchange of wounded and captured personnel, and the transfer of forces and their families from enclaves/exclaves in opposing parts of the local area, however not much more has been achieved. All forces remain on high alert in the Province of Sierlatala, whilst skirmishes in SRF/non-aligned areas continue to occur.
During an emergency press conference, Chancellor Mosley has condemned the attacks on the NEC but has said "Thoughts and prayers are not enough, we need to take decisive action in order to make sure this never happens again". In response to the attacks, East Lismorean aircraft have stepped up the bombing campaign against Soust Calica, and EL fighter aircraft have been conducting more routine patrols in order to intercept any future attacks.
The Defense Council has given the okay to proceed with ground forces to secure Sadar City. General Fitzgerald has divided the city into 12 quadrants. The military will clear and secure each quadrant of SCG militant forces.
"Calican launch sites located!"
"Alright, fire when ready."
The moment the commander said that, multiple destroyers launched cruise missiles at locations specified by the spotter drones.
"Sir, targets were struck roughly a minute ago!"
"Good... prepare to switch to MIS-090 SMMs!"
"Sir, we have no idea the enemy will attack-"
"What would you do in this situation, if you were them?"
"Good... then do it."
Three bombers appear over Soust Calica, their bomb bays opening.
Once they were over Sadar City, they dropped their payload, but it wasn't just iron bombs, but guided, 3,000 Lbs munitions.
The bombers left the airspace, leaving minimal civilian casulties, and decimating a large Calican airbase.
The bombers didn't make it far after leaving the battle zone. Calican XSAM batteries were left relatively unscathed, but the damage was already done.
After their arrival,Conglagateian soldiers are ordered to patrol newly captured territory in Soust Calica,pacify local communities in order to undermine terrorist recruitment,guard refugee camps,and on occasion support coalition actions. While only a few men have been injured,many of them can't help but feel their being watched.
Ascoiyan Broadcasting Service | Ascoiyan Stock Prices Begin to Rise | Foreign Nations Come to Aid
Today on June 24th
Today on June 24th what is being called the "Feng Crisis" by Ascoiyan Investors after their Deliberate attack upon the Ascoiyan Market the Pressure is already continuing to Mount not only on Native Ascoiyan Corporations, such as Orion Industries and other Native Corporations are already starting to Lay off Workers and Decrease their Productivity in order to prevent over-spending, All the while the Current Ruling Administration the Valentin Administration is already starting to Consider their options and Potential actions, while no Official statement has been given or made from President Aaron Valentin, the Mobilization of the Ascoiyan Guard is still a Concern of many Ascoiyans as a Rumor is spreading around that Potential Military action or a Declaration of war maybe considered against the Feng Dynasty.
And while no Official Statement has been given in responce to the Dynasty's Claims and Rejection of Responsibility or Involvement in Ascoiyan Markets, the Evidence does say otherwise as the Ascoiyan National Department of Economic Affairs along with the Ascoiyan Central Intelligence Committee both Confirmed that on Approximately 22nd of June on 6:37AM ANT a Breach was found and reported to have originated from the Feng Dynasty's Capital of Beijing, Shanghai.
While this Information is still attempting to be Verified we will keep you updated on this situation, While in other news in responce to the "Feng Crisis" the United States of Iarthar has begun to Extend a Helping hand to the First Republic of Ascoiya in responce to this current Crisis, While the Valentin Administration has once again made no Official Statement the Administration's Vice President Travis Burt has had this to say upon being asked on wither or not they will be Accepting Foreign Aid;
"While, Aaron along with his Cabinet is considering his options on what to do regarding the Feng Dynasty and their Rejection, I myself has already Extended an Open arm to the Lartharian Government and their Aid, the most we can do now, is simply wait for things to return to normal.. and hope that the Situation does not Escalate Further, if anything... I hope that this event will strengthen all of us, and perhaps even land us a few generous Individuals who we can call our Friends, and Maybe Allies"
This is all we have for now, however more information will be Released soon as this situation Develops, Stay tuned in for Further Information here on the ABS network
New English Airspace
A squadron of ten strike fighters burst through the thin layer of fog, scrambling higher and higher into the evening sky. A second, third, and, eventually, tenth squadron followed. As the hundred aircraft circled to cruising altitude, curious citizens exited their houses, trying to spot the noisy beasts. Reaching a suitable height, the squadrons turned their course to the Soust Calican skies.
As the New English fleet soared towards their targets, the nations of AusValia and East Lismore offered additional fighter support. Soon enough, the New English squadrons rendezvoused with the incoming support, with AusValian fighters securing the first five squadrons, and Lismorian escorting the last five. As the massive air fleet entered the Calican air zone, the squadrons split into two strike divisions.
Strike Division One, armed with napalm canisters, descended to a lower altitude, flying just below the cloud cover. As the terrain flattened, numerous farms sprawled across the horizon. With the radar detecting no opposition, New English fighters dived, releasing massive, metal cylinders. As the jets screamed past, fields of maturing crops were coated in napalm. Flames sputtered and smoke bellowed as Soust Calica’s main source of food evaporated into nothingness. Another pass destroyed more crops and farms; in a matter of moments, the green, fertile fields were nothing more than charred dirt.
As the New English jets attempted to flee, disgruntled guerrilla fighters opened fire. Machine gun fire proved ineffective, but three to four New English jets were destroyed due to handheld S.A.Ms. With ordinance unloaded, AusValian escorts departed, as the New English fighters now able to defend themselves. With little resistance, Strike Division One returned home relatively unscathed.
Strike Division Two, armed with GPS-guided high explosive weaponry, flew towards Soust Calica’s industrial sector. With preselected coordinates due to Corlenia’s previous reconnaissance, the New English fighter-bombers prepared to strike factories, supply depots, and power plants. During the final approach, dedicated S.A.Ms launched radar-guided missiles, forcing the division to split into evasive maneuvers. Due to the scramble, the accuracy of the bombs decreased, with some falling short of their targets. However, the multiple burning wrecks of steel indicated the mission was not for nothing. With great haste, Strike Division Two rushed away. Just as the pilots thought the coast was clear, Lismorian escorts detected a Soust Calican interception squadron, numbering thirty aircraft.
Immediately, Strike Division Two pressed their altitude advantage, diving upon the determined Calicans. Missiles jettisoned towards targets, rotary cannons roared, and jets exploded. As the dogfight continued, communications faltered, turning into a free-for-all. It was only after aircraft with Calican markings dived away did Strike Division Two regroup. Originally numbering over fifty aircraft, only thirty-four remained. As the Strike Division limped home, their tales of sacrifice and struggle would compliment Division One’s story of triumph.
As the aircraft landed one by one, the Confederacy let out a sigh of satisfaction. The Boston Bombing had been avenged.
Siege of Hachiman
Some had worried that the war with The United Kingdom of Miotia-Candor-Kjanu was quickly descending into a stalemate, however the Serpentean men and women had finally resumed their luck in the south. After a bloody battle that saw back and forth offensives and counter-offensives, the surrounded city’s defenses were finally shattered by a large and brutal attack that brought the city into Serpentean hands. Not wanting to overextend south, defenses have been set up in the city and the military has begun pushing west towards Jurojin. Morale is high and supplies continue to run smoothly.
The second battle of Ebisui, meanwhile, has seen much more violent combat then in south Hinomoto. In some parts of the city Serpentean troops were finding relative success, however in one particular part of the city the Miotian defenses held firm, and that part of the city is crucial. The reserves were sent to finish off that sector of the battle, these reserves including Marius and Mihai.
Massacre of Ebisui
What Marius saw after hopping out of the truck was something that he knew would never leave him. No man’s land was ablaze with artillery explosions, grenades shattering, and mines detonating. Corpses with half their self remaining scattered the landscape, and Marius began wondering how any hell could be worse than this. They ran towards a makeshift trench and Mihai questioned the officer.
“What the hell happened here sir? Are we really about to engage in trench warfare? This is barbaric!”
The officer had a dead look in his eyes, signifying that he was way past his tipping point.
“It always reverts to this. Just like the first time we fought here… anyways, get ready. The next attack will begin in 20 minutes, give or take. I hope you can turn this sh*tshow around. We need some luck, desperately.”
Marius looked out of the trench with what appeared to be a modern equivalent of a periscope, and saw movement through the smoke…
The men in the trench instinctively ducked, before deafening strikes of shellfire blasted above them. Marius got up to the sound of a familiar battlecry, and Mihai ran to an MG. Marius himself raised his Distraut rifle and started picking off the charging enemies. Mihai mowed down the Miotians with a fierce glow in his eyes as another soldier helped load his gun, until said soldier had his head blown clean off. Mihai picked up his own Distraut and along with the rest of the men he fired into the attack.
After several agonizing minutes of this, the enemies were far too close for comfort. Mihai mumbled something about wishing for a bayonet before they hopped into the trench. Marius pulled out his knife and grabbed a nearby enemy, grabbing him by the throat and stabbing him in the stomach a dozen or so times before throwing the poor soul onto the muddy ground. Mihai pulled out his pistol and started popping the Miotians in the head.
This horrific brutality continued for only a few minutes before the Miotians turned tail and fled. Miraculously, both Marius and Mihai had turned out physically unharmed aside from a few minor cuts, but the officer wasn’t so lucky. A bruise presumably from the butt of a gun scarred his face, yet he still carried on and shouted…
“This is the best chance we’ll get! Attack!” he then blew a whistle and the men crawled out of the trenches and charged themselves, screaming their warcry while shooting down retreating hostiles.
Air command office
“Sir, I’ve got bad news for you…”
Commander Tekhta sighed and shook his head.
“Oh boy, again? What is it this time?”
The man responded: “The recon squadron over Izanagi has been confirmed destroyed. If the last transmissions are anything to go by they only took one plane with them. All pilots are MIA.”
“Give me a goddamn break….”
“There is something else though, sir. We found something East of Jurojin.”
Tekhta raised his eyebrows. “Is that so? You have any details?”
“Yes. Some of our ground support aircraft spotted some sort of door in the side of a large hill.No other details.”
“This could be big, this could be really big!” Tekhta’s eyes widened. “See if you can get the Loialazboinici to investigate the area. We may have found a munitions depot.”
“On my way sir.”
The hopelessness in Tekhta had evaporated, replaced with some hope that this may be the discovery of the war.
After the strange noise was heard, the crew of the ACRS left their bunkers and investigated the scene to find that unit 3 had been eliminated. The charge for the gun was redirected to Unit 1 aiming at Kanatoro, and it is approximately at 70% power to fire. Unit 7 has been redirected to the Amaterasu powerline, and there is also some preparation for it to fire. Unit 8 continues aiming at the sky.
The officer in charge of the ACRS unit took but a moment to calculate the power needed to strike Kanatoro, and realization kicked in.
“That's more than enough charge, fire unit 1 at once! Relocate to the bunker!”
The men did as requested, and the unit fired immediately. The boom was heard throughout the vicinity, shattering glass in some parts of Nio, though thanks to a small evacuation of the perimeter nobody was harmed. Unit 7 is now being charged up. Unit 3 has been deemed incapable of repair.
President Florin Khonar, in an effort to raise public morale, organize a public speech in the capital of the nation. In specific, he was to address the state of the war itself.
“...as well as this, our boys in Hachiman have found themselves a decisive victory at last! These men and women are fighting like lions in-”
Before he could finish, a loud gunshot pierced the air, and Khonar fell to the floor. The spectators screamed, and the gunman was located with an old rifle attempting to flee. A few civilians tackled him to the ground and confiscated his weapon. Khonar stood back up, the bullet having missed his head by a mere inch. His bodyguards escorted him out of the area while the police arrived to detain the suspect. It was too late, however, as just before the man was tackled he had swallowed a cyanide pill. This spectacle has shocked the country, and the president is sure to be much more careful in the future.
Against All Odds.
The Feng Imperial Herald
Ascoiya Economic Crisis Worsens!
Ascoiya's economic crisis continues to deepen, with many of its native businesses affected. The Imperial Court has offered assistance to the Republic of Ascoiya but has not received any response, other than reports of a potential war declaration on the Feng Dynasty. In an address to the press in the Changjin Palace, the a emperor told reporters:
"The Empire once again, would like to state it's innocence in the Ascoiyan economic crisis. Though the Dynasty does not want any conflict, we will have to defend our people, cities, and borders should Ascoiya declares war. The Empire would once again, say that Feng Dynasty will give assistance to Ascoiya should permission be given."
Should war come between these two nations, Serpenteum will support their ally with arms, munitions, medical aid, and in time maybe even troops to our ally. Let's hope this is settled diplomatically rather than by force.
The Feng Imperial Herald
First UK Ship Arrive in Hong Kong!
The port of Hong Kong is full of activity today as the first ship from United Kingdom of Miotia-Candor, URS Sanada, arrives. The Emperor welcomes the crew and invites them in a tour of Hong Kong's treasures, from the Palace of Hong Kong, to the Lanhai Gardens; the Floating Gardens on the sea.