President Naballa is taking the SC in a new direction with scientific studies a principle concern of the government. The administration hopes to build better weapons, medicines, and tools that can protect and serve the citizens.
Stargazer: "So. You all were just fallowing orders." He thinks for a second, thinoing back to the information he gathered from the investigation. He sighed before looking back at the alien captian.
The reconstruction of the outer and inner floodworks has been finalized and the Emergency Response branch of the NGLC was dispatched to the areas hut by the tsunamis. official Displaced Victims Shelters have been set up in all cities and towns affected reconstruction has started.
"As we drove into the affected areas, we were greeted by countless knocked over trees, the rubble of crumpled buildings, and the empty shells of still standing buildings. Everyone in the transport was filled with kenopsia and all banter hushed down to a whisper, then to silence. Saja[another worker] tried to crack a joke, but it drifted away into silence, recieving no response. Our group was mostly young people so we had no experience with this. The silence was finally broken when a senior worker came out and instructed us on what to do."
Hejing Palace, Taijing
"The total cost of rebuilding from the tsunami damage in Donghai, Jingming, and Luzhou will come to the cost of 350 billion Taels, while rebuilding the damaged parts of outer Taijing will cost 170 million Taels. In total it will be 350 billion 150 million Taels." The Civil Affairs Minister said. "Our wealth from the Silk Road as well as money gathered over the years should be able to pay for this money. We shall have to inform the United Kingdom of Miotia-Candor as well as Kjanu about the rebuilding of Hong Kong and Kowloon."
Emperor Taizu nodded. "What of the shelters? Are they erected yet?"
"The shelters are erected and are almost ready to accommodate the homeless, the injured and sick will be flown to hospitals of inland cities." After the Minister of Civil Affairs finished, the Minister of Finance stepped forward and bowed.
"Your Highness, Universalius has requested to join the Silk Road"
His Majesty nodded, "Tell them that Universalius is welcome within the Silk Road. It now has 15 nations."
Corlenia accepts the new route taken by Soust Calica, and will not interfere in state politics if anything is to get out of control. We have found that the alien technology salvaged from the quadropods was deemed quite acceptable, and will be reverse engineered in time, allowing us to rebuild weaker variants of their weapons, and perhaps narrow down where they get the power to fire said weapons in the first place. Alien POWs will be sent to the Meridian Commonwealth, and loaded onto ships in order to get them back to the alien monarchs. Corlenian diplomats will come along as well to make contact in a friendly manner.
The Alien King has died and the only member of the Valrassari Royal Family is now Danyra, Queen before she was cast down by her Uncle. She had fled execution and is now on a ship of the Meridian Commonwealth. It is highly likely she will live on NU. The Valrassari Federation is splitting apart with civil war after the King's death.
East Lismorean forces have reoccupied any lost territory following the mass alien surrender, along with capturing thousands of POWs and large quantities of alien equipment. The military, POWs, and large amounts of civilians have moved into the former urban centres of Port Lennox and Pottsburg to begin cleaning up after the destruction. Civilians and refugees are being held in a colossal tent city between the two cities, while alien POWs are being held in a smaller facility close by. Arrangements are currently being made to transport the POWs to the Meridian Commonwealth once they have assisted enough in cleanup and reconstruction efforts.
Meanwhile in the capital of Clunieapolis, the government hosted one the largest military parades ever to celebrate the victory over the alien threat. The whole country was filled with scenes of cheering crowds waving flags at armoured columns as they pass by while jets flyover head. At 12PM, Chancellor Eleanor Mosley gave a speech to a crowd of 500,000 people in Clunieapolis, silencing doubters that believed her illness would have stopped her. Despite her rousing speech which many said was one of the most proud moments of her career, many were deeply concerned by her increasingly frail nature. In her speech, The Chancellor highlighted that "This was not the feat of any one particular nation, but the accomplishment of many nations and as such we should all be thankful to one another for this great victory for humanity"
Meanwhile, the numbers are in and the expected cost of the whole ordeal is around 900 Billion EL Shillings. Affected areas of the conflict consist of the total destruction of Port Lennox, the partial devastation of Pottsburg, damage ranging form minor to major in all cities from alien airstrikes, crippled industry and transport nationwide, and loss of major farmland around the war-zone. the total casualties of the war is estimated be more then 1,700,000 East Lismoreans dead, while around 30,000 dead Aliens.
Lost Military equipment include the following: 1 Guided Missile destroyer, 367 CA-29 fighter jets, 39 B-4 Bombers, 157 S-34 Air support, 294 M38 MBTs, 599 Gladiator IFVs, 188 152mm Artillery pieces, 19 Guntank SPAAs, 24 Orbital defence platforms, at least 4000 trucks and other vehicles, and up to 100,000 infantry equipment of sorts.
The Emergency reconstruction Act 5758, passed Parliament unanimously and is already in effect. Its purpose is the allocation of most government resources towards reconstruction efforts and the resettlement of millions of refugees. full reconstruction is estimated to take up to 15 years to complete. The large abundance of alien technology recovered from the field has accelerated the reverse engineering process and is expected to yield great results in the near future.
CSV Jabberwocky, Command Deck - Outside CIC
Conversation having gone nowhere, the pair returned back to shooting in each other's direction. For a moment, it seemed fruitless, both parties effectively suppressed by each other's fire. Fortunately, Lieutenant Al-Chatti had an ace up her sleeve...
Behind Carter, the CIC door slid open, and LLA-56F11 leaned out, putting the end of her gun to Carter's head.
"Easy now," the synthetic said. Carter tensed up instantly, dropping the pistol and raising her hands in surrender. "Don't try anything."
"Understood." Carter said coolly.
"Thank you. It's alright, LT! I've got her." With that, Al-Chatti peeked out from her little bit of cover to confirm, before emerging fully. As she went over, she picked up Carter's gun.
"Good job, 5-6." Hannah smiled. "Now, as for you, you traitorous piece of shit... you're going to holding."
Uttara raised all four of her hands in surrender - trying to make it clear that she's not there to hurt her. While she didn't speak English herself, her translation programs were up-to-date enough to provide a reasonably good translation.
"Relax, I'm not here to hurt you. Are you injured?" Despite her doctoral certification, Uttara couldn't really tell - her knowledge of alien physiology was understandably lacking, limited to the question 'how do you feel?' with no real followup.
Alice sat on the isolated platform, the fast train she had been on had long since vanished into the distance, and now she was waiting for something much slower. Much much slower. She popped another crisp into her mouth, not sure what flavour it was and not exactly caring, she has someone to see and that mattered far more.
An hour walked by, taking his time to slowly pass and not bothering to speed up for poor Alice, who was wondering if perhaps the train service has been canceled today, but alas, a tiny tram engine eventually pulled into Wantmore road junction, wheezing with it's age but still painted in a fresh spring green, whistling it's arrival happily.
Alice boarded the tiny carriage and waited for the tram to run round and take a drink, for even on a short tramway like this it took a lot of fuel to run up and down. Finally, the tram left, clanking and swaying along the road, passing unbothered donkeys and birds hauling carts, Alice stared at these, feeling completely disconnected from her usual city life.
The train finally arrived at Wantmore, where Alice quickly nipped out and walked speedily into Nameless woods, where Hecate, she hoped, would be...
As the hostage situation enters day two, New Maxatopia has begun sending hundreds of soldiers to begin searching the jungle and setting up road blocks throughout. Intelligence believes that more than fifty NM citizens are being held at a compund in the jungle, with an additional Greshimprea citizen who was captured yesterday from his hotel.
THE DENMARKIAN NEWS
Port Vaski ( Va-ski )
As news of port Vaski’s completion had hit the news all over Denmarkia, thousands flocked to see the red rope being cut by President Mikkel Hansen, and furthermore, discussions of which ship would be given the honor, and luxurious title of; First Visitor ‘’. Sadly, with almost all things pleasant and exciting.
Dissent grows out of the most unexpected of places, notably from the nationalist party leader; Scott Raynott, notably saying the new port would destroy the local trade between each citizen of Vejle, and laughably cause ‘’ incalculable damage to the nation ‘’.
Mikkel Hansen, in an interview with Levan Media, said quote;
from what I can gather, and I hope he's meaning damage to Port Aabenraa, cause in case we’re to listen to his ludicrous sense of logic, then he wants to see the aging Port wither away, slowly, and painfully, and I hope, for the betterment of him, and the everyday Denmarkian, that this is not that case.
Calculations of the estimated decrease in Traffic going in and out of Port Aabenraa is said to be 64,6% while an increase in growth in cities around Vaski is said to be, as of early calculations, an annual 3,2%, and for the city Vejle, an increase in living standards from 20 to 31. Whilst annual growth of the city, to rise from 2,1% up to 9,5%.
With the early calculations set, and a cheering crowd, the opening of Port Vaski brings excitement, relief, and betterment. But with it, may come obstacles the nation may not be prepared to overcome.
A helicopter hovers over the vast jungles of New Maxatopia, with a SART team in it's cargo bay prepping to jump.
They install flashlights, lasers, and specialized sights on their CR-160 Multicaliber assault rifles, silencers on their pistols, and grab hunting knives from a cartridge in the back of the chopper.
Once they administer vaccines for all known diseases in the Maxtopian rainforests, they hold onto ropes dangling from the helicopter, and drift downwards to the ground.
An evacuation, and eradication mission has begun.
AUS Special Forces along with hostage negotiators landed in New Maxatopia, two days after this hostage situation began. The special forces team will begin to develop various hostage rescue plans, while agents from the Homeland and Global Security Council will be searching the jungle via satellite imaging. New Maxatopia has already promised to provide thousands of soldiers to begin searching the jungle as well as setting up road blocks in key areas. Intelligence reports believe the hostages are likely in an old structure as field agents were able to make out a brick background in the hostage video. The negotiations hope to extend the deadline of five days to give investigators more time. Ambassador Rios along with NM President Sanchez, wants to keep military operations as a last resort for fear of retaliation against the hostages.
As the New England Confederacy begins to collapse, AUS military forces land outside the AUS embassy to begin evacuating its citizens. The Department of the States has closed the embassy until further notice and Ambassador Peters has been reassigned elsewhere.
President Ostrav sends his own Diplomats into the area to work alongside the AusValia and New Maxatopia government. Ostrav has warned Corlenia that should anything happen to our citizens because you sent your military into a hostage zone without any intelligence or plan, you will be held responsible.
Since the surrender of the alien invaders, military penitentiaries across the country have seen an influx of prisoners. While it is currently unclear on what will be done with these POWs at this time, the senate has confirmed that action will be taken at a later date to discuss the fate of the extra terrestrials currently within their care.
A massive military operation is also underway to gather all leftover alien technologies and destroy/dispose of them accordingly. While many military officials have argued for the preservation of these technological advancements, scientists across the nation have concluded that the reverse engineering of these artifacts would be nearly impossible at this point in time, and it would be safer to destroy most of these objects, to make sure they don’t fall into the wrong hands.
Martial law, and the national curfew are still in effect, and are expected to stay in effect until it’s absolutely certain that the alien invasion is over, and that there is no longer a threat to the general population.
Grand Emperor Ferdon offers his greetings as representative of his Empire. Any inquiries or trade offers shall be sent straight to his greatness. And he humbly apologizes in advance if he is not always there to receive. He offers his gratitude to all who understand. And his thanks for listening.
The words Danyra heard from the human's mouth wasn't english. Confused, she cast her mind about until she came across a language spoke by a Utopian nation named... what was it?... Maridien Communwelth? She remembered her lessons on that particular language and opened her mouth. "What are you waiting for? Are you not going to kill me for revenge over the war?"
Far Away, in the Hejing Palace of Taijing
Princess Chen, second daughter of Emperor Taizu and Empress Hsiao, reclined upon her ornately carved chair. Famed for her delicate beauty, her porcelain skin was bright against the darkness of her hair, tied into an elaborate bun with combs, hairpins, silk and golden flowers fixed into her hair. She was staring at the portrait of a man, one of her many suitors. Sighing, she put it away.
"No, I'm sorry he does not stir my heart."
Her handmaid, named Zhengzhu took the portrait. "Mistress, this man is the son of the governor of Nanfeng! He can bring you many riches."
"Yes but... Zhengzhu, he just doesn't give me the feeling." She picked up her cup of tea and sipped, the fragrant liquid filling her chest with warmth.
"Very well Mistress I shall inform him of your decisions. There is another man, would you like to see him?"
Princess Chen stared at her robes. It was azure, with white patterns decorating it's collar and border. She brushed a fallen leaf away.
"I am not... oh well one more."
Zhengzhu clapped twice, two servants bought in a large photograph of a richly dressed man.
"A Prince of the Thanedom of Jon" Zhengzhu said.
Princess Chen stared at the photograph. As she studied his features something within her heart stirred, like a sudden flare of a candle in the night. A forgotten feeling flowed through her chest. Princess Chen looked at the photograph in wonder. "Perhaps... him?"
Major North Electrica News
Clean up and reconstruction has begun to move swiftly, most of the scrap and rubble jas been removed and many plants are being planeted in replacement of the destroyed. It will take a while to finish, but the citis of LC and New Electri will endure, and return back to their former glory.
In other news, the downed shuttle in LC has been completely fenced off by the military, and research/military teams from the government and Arc Industries have been moving in, most likely to research and possibly solve the alien tech. So far the plasma sheilds are going into plasma research, but other technology is still unknown to scientist.
Another thing. From whay we know about AI reproducing, it seemed frol the latge amount of AI life loss, the data that was broken has merged and caused the population of AI to skyrocket. So far the government and the AI Council are trying to handle the situation.
With So many things happening, from the invasion to the pop explosion. The United States are going to be going through some tough times.
Another dump of what is believed to be official Grant Campaign documents has been leaked to ZNN, providing more evidence of possible collusion by the Grant campaign and members of the Sierlatala government. The Presidential Palace seems to have come to a halt, as the press have turned their attention completely on this issue. Various Conservatives have criticized the President for his inability to handle this scandal. Upper House Majority Leader John Hoynes stated he will not be ignoring these accusations, "These questions by me and the rest of the Upper House will not go away. There is just too much that is at question here, and the President needs to ensure the AusValian people that there was no wrongdoing, and assign a Special Prosecutor." The President's Cabinet meeting, which was meant to talk about job creation, was spoiled by the press, who only wanted to talk about collusion reports. Grant responded by stating, "I have nothing to say about this. I have ordered that all our records from the campaign be turned over to the Federal Police, and there is nothing more I am going to say about this." The federal police have confirmed they have enough evidence to begin a formal investigation, but that has done little to satisfy the UFP members. Councilman White, stated his concerns, "The FP answers to the President. How can anyone trust that a thorough investigation is being done, when the chief concern is running it?" With nonstop attention, pressure for an independent investigation has mounted, becoming a serious issue for the President.
Alice crept through nameless woods, muttering her name under her breath so to not forget it, keeping an eye out for the cottage in which Hecate was staying for the Summer. Eventually, through the foliage, an odd little cottage popped it's head up, it's crooked chimney sending a small drift of oddly coloured smoke into the atmosphere (whether it was welcome or not) and it's front door embroidered with the golden face of a lion. It's eyes closed tight.
Alice went to the door and knocked, the lions eyes opened with a squeak as if waking up after a long nap
"Alice?" came a voice from inside
Someone bustled towards the front door, Hecate was at home.
But she seemed different from the Hecate she has known during her childhood, she was still tall and pale, but now had wrinkles and a softer look to her once harsh face; and her black robe had holes peeping here and there.
"I know Alice" she sighed "time has taken its toll on me i'm afraid, though" she perked up "it is a bit nicer not having to constantly be as angry with people, you get more respect and obedience when you seem aged. Now, what has bought you here?" she said as she lead Alice in.
Now that the valrassari forces have surrendered, the Commonwealth has moved to secure alien assets and prisoners throughout the system before moving them back to Utopia for processing and, with any luck, return them to their home system. This has been complicated, somewhat, by both the battle damage taken by their FTL-capable motherships, and by the massive cyberattack undertaken by unknown forces - upon attempting activation, their computers do nothing but display a message in 13 languages, including Farsi and valrassari standard: "You didn't think it'd be that easy, did you? - Your Nemesis <3"
Efforts are being undertaken to retrofit these motherships with Commonwealth technology, but even with cooperation between experts from both species, bridging the gap between technology is slow-going.
"We... moved away from that BS a century ago. And at any rate, I'm a doctor - my job is to heal, not to harm. Just come with me to the medbay, and we can go from there, okay?"
In The Feng Dynasty
Dr. Stormbreaker, the lead scientest sent by NE to research the strange rock and the alien ship, has requested to meet with the Emporer, wanting information on what happened (invasion, NE status, the Aliens.).
Meanwhile, NE personnel and representatives in the NE Embassy have decided to help in the clean up and reconstruction of the destroyed cities in the Dynasty. At the same time they have gotten back connected with the USNE government, and are requesting that they send some people to help the Dynasty clean up and rebuild.
In Secret Location
Stargazer looks at the alien captian infront of him, millions of things going through his head.
Stargazer: "So, what do you think will happen now?"
From the leader of Nuggetlan, Xander Franceus Uptasius: After the tragedy of the 'alien invasion' we have successfully perfected our new weapons of war we will not bear arms to our neighbors in an event of aggression but we will defend ourselves in the case of aggression towards Nuggetlan. We the people of Nuggetlan have profoundly mourned our fellow man who died in this event with the utmost respect we ask of our neighbors to let us of Nuggetlan help in the next major or minor conflict like this we will lend the full might of Project Spryzen and thousands of FTND weapons to your aid. "Die Solis Di Urite clarior sidera conlucent unum." translation: The day of the sun, God wills it, Burn brighter than any star one young burn bright.
Universalius condemns this "Project Spryzen" as it will not achieve anything but arm nuclear weapons in a small nation, This will remove the trust from Universalius until you actually have a reason to develop weapons like this, Referring to that you have no agression, or agression-to from any, or all nations, This is for Universalius to state its annoyance at Nuggetlan, We do hope to have freindly relations in the future, But this is still not the right time to be that focused on WMDs