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Yamatai News (YINN) Essia Strikes Back: Resistance cell destroys Kuvexian Shipyard

Anchor: And now for our headliner. We have been talking for months about the growing resistance on Essia to the Kuvexian occupation. All reports so far haven't been in audio or visual formats. Tonight, we are going to be showing you the first video we have received from occupied Essia. However, first, we will be going to Senator Anslen Volontany about what he has to say about this development. Senator?

Senator Volontany: Thank you, To the rest of the Empire, we have a simple message. Even though large tracts of our space have fallen or may soon fall to the grip of the Kuvexians and their corrupt corporatocracy, we will not flag or fail. We will not grow tired or weary fighting for our fellow citizens and way of life. We will go on to the end, we will fight on Essia. We will fight between the ground and the stars. We shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in space and planetside. We shall defend our empire whatever the cost may be, We shall fight on the jungles, We shall fight on the landing grounds, We shall fight in the fields and in the streets, We shall fight in the hills; We shall never surrender.

Senator Volontany: To those Separa'Shan fighting on our homeworld, we have a simple message. I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat. We have before us an ordeal of the most grievous kind. We have before us many, many long months of struggle and of suffering. You ask, what is our policy? I will say: It is to wage war, by all our means, with all our might and with all the strength that Naga'Shun can give us; to wage war against a monstrous tyranny, never surpassed in the dark and lamentable catalog of crime. That is our policy. You ask, what is our aim? I can answer in one word: Victory. Victory at all costs Victory in spite of all terror Victory, however long and hard the road may be, for without victory there is no survival for the Separa'Shan or the Empire that we love.

Anchor: Thank you Senator. Now what you have been waiting for.

Video: The video is silent except for a voiceover by a Separa'Shan male. It is a short clip, showing the exterior of a half-completed shipyard and a Kuvexian Dreadnaught inside of it, with under construction or repair. There are several smaller ships nearby. Suddenly there is a huge explosion from the Kuvexian Dreadnaught. The video washes out for a second when everything returns to focus the dreadnaught is in three pieces and a burning flaming hulk on the inside. The Shipyard and several of the smaller ships are also burning when there is a second explosion from the shipyard that washes out the video for a moment longer. When it returns the shipyard has been vaporized. The dreadnaught is unrecognizable, and all of the smaller ships are nowhere to be seen.

Voiceover: Our cell was guided by Naga'Shun to infiltrate the conscripted construction team and smuggle a device onboard. Several Separa'Shan gave their lives during our attack. We don't know exactly what happened, but it appears that our explosion caused the Dreadnaught's aether generators to go critical, damaging the shipyard's aether generators as well which went critical. We got this footage from a destroyer that was nearby at the time when it transmitted the footage to the Kuvexian admiral in charge. Without Naga'shun's guidance this attack would have been impossible. As it is, we succeeded beyond our wildest dreams.