With the fall of Verlanda, the Surakari were on the door step of the Albion Economic Prefecture. The first multi-system campaign in the history of the Kalidasia Universe has begun. This story will be told through narrative campaign battle reports, convention events, and other forms of player participation. During each phase, one of the planets of the Albion Prefecture will be contested. At the end of the phase, based on the results of the games payed during that phase, the planet will either remain in Heragul hands, be under siege, or it will fall to the Surakari. Both Kalidasia Fleet Commander and Legends of Kalidasia will be used to resolve this campaign. The faction which wins the most games during the phase will not automatically win the phase, but it will certainly give them an advantage.
The Surakari strike at Kaylynn Five while a research team investigates a radioactive anomaly.
The short stack of papers crashed down and flooded across the desk.
“Are there more reports like this?” the council lead asked?
“There is a new one every other or day or so,” the adviser responded.
“So much for the Albion Prefecture standing as one against the Surakari. Does anyone know when the Cadre system made a deal with Caldera?”
“No sir,” the adviser replied, “Warships with Calderan squadron markings started appearing in the orbit of Cadre 3 about two weeks ago. So far, there have been no reports of Calderan warships deployed elsewhere in the prefecture.”
The council lead sighed, “I’m the deciding vote for the target of Operation Octavius. The council is split between Cadre Four and Kaylynn six. [Food Guy] has done a good job of casting Kaylynn Six as a lost cause. Maybe we now know how Cadre 4 could have held back the Surakari.”
“What are you going to do?”
“Kaylynn Six maybe lost. We have not heard anything from them for almost a week. We have to assume the planet is under a full Surakari blockade. In addition, a science team had to be evacuated from Kaylynn Five under a firefight. The alien presence is growing in that system. However, the Albion Prefecture has held together because we stood as one and didn’t seek back stabbing deals. Cadre will need to be taught a lesson.”
The council leader paused for a few seconds, consumed by thought.
“Operation Octavius is going to Kaylynn Six,” he stated.
Cadre 4 is a beautiful tropical world which produces large quantities of food for the Albion Prefecture and beyond. Transports are constantly ferrying this food from the planet to some of the most desolate planets in the region.
Cadre 4’s most famous export is the Shayle plant. This plant, with multi-colored leaves is popular all across the empire as a sandwich topping. If the Surakari manage to interrupt the flow of the delicacy, it may be the first time most citizens of the Empire notice the Surakari Invasion.
“It has been said many times that war is profitable,” announced the host of the stock trading show, “but Sy-Lee-Lin, owner of the entire food production industry on Cadre 4 has found a way to get rich quick without selling weapons”
A map of the Albion prefecture materialized behind the host and the camera raced in towards Cadre 4. Surakari icons appeared around the planet.
“For six months, the corner of the Sarlet District has been under siege from an alien race called the Surakari. Despite being devastating to that region of the Empire, many citizens still don’t pay much attention to the conflict. At least for the money sector, that changed this week.”
The background changed to a Shale plant.
“Cadre 4 is the only home to the Shale plant. It is popular across the empire as a food delicacy. This week, the Surakari attacked Cadre 4 and based on rumors, they had forces on the planet for some time. Well timed reinforcements from Cadre 3 helped to break the blockade and push the Surakari back, but the attack is not over. During this attack, several transports carrying Shale exports were destroyed.”
Once again, the background morphed and a line graph appeared, with a rapidly growing line.
“It is against this backdrop that brings us back to the economy. It was during the past week that price of the Shale planet skyrocketed. Supply did not drop very much, but the panic of the invasion caused many to purchase much more than their normal amounts. The price still seems to be rising, but its a dangerous game for all involved, including Sy-Lee-Lin. Gamble on war, and eventually you lose.”
Penguicon April 30th 2016: Surakari Victory 3 to 1
Pro or Con Spring Battlefields: Heragul Victory 3 to 2
Kaylynn Six, which provides approximately 25% of the mineral resources to Caldera ship yards and 40% of the resources to Albion Eight’s factories, has come under attack from the Surakari.
“Of course the engine cooling system production has slowed significantly. We have never kept much inventory of the raw materials here,” the factory manager sighed as she read over the message from Caldera.
“What’s exactly the complaint about this time?” the accountant inquired.
“The ship master from Caldera is complaining about how he can’t meet his quota of warship production because we can’t meet our quota for producing the engine cooling systems.”
The factory manager rose from her seat, glared out the window and across the frozen landscape of Albion Eight.
She continued, “The shipments of mineral resources from Kaylynn Six have dropped 75% since the Surakari attacked it. I haven’t even checked today to see if we even control the planet.”
“The ship master is going to want an answer,” the account calmly stated, “I ran the numbers and if we lose this contract, then no one is going to be happy.”
“Losing the contact is what you are worried about? Two neighboring systems are under siege from a race of insects. I would be worried more about losing this planet.”The factory manager ran her hand down the back of her head and neck, navigating the contours of the Heragul muscular structure.
“I have an answer for them. One Caldera will certainly understand,” the factory manager responded, “Send warships…Like you promised to do.”
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Kalidasia Fleet Commander – Kaylynn Six
Result Submission is Closed Until the Start of the Next Phase.
If we have tried to understand the unknown instead of fearing it, I would have to imagine things would have turned out differently.