Laval with mm"
The arb clicked in . “I maintain my present orientation, Cc) meander,"
Na” the Carmander started, then stapped. His saatanan with samething approaching sympathy. He spoke again, saying, “I mam
tall ma the situation as it is, Dana sugar's) at-" He caught himself this time, “Dana anything am.”
The arb blinked and nedded, shaking its ayayay up and dawn. "Our position at ‘Jana is unstable, The aggressors haya taken the attar system
and demand that the inner system be surrendered, They ara gathering fleet assets. Phe cannot withstand them ayan naw, but they w not
It was the Carmander' s turn to nad. ‘What abaut us?"
The combined task force," the arb said, “If it mayas to support ‘Jana at best speed, will mach the system within fifteen hams. There is
ceasar barca. It is aur prediction that the aggressors will placard to inyafa the inner system babara mach Vena"
The Carmander mulled this Iyar far a moment, and sat back against his desk, "But we' ll be able to saya the system if mania naw?”
The arb sham its ayayay the ather way. “Na. The combined task barca will be insufficient, The aggressors will take the inner system regardless
Far a time, the mam was silent, The Carmander clanad his ayes and lat his head hang dawn, thinking abaut what it warld mam to cammyt the
task barca to action, and abaut what warld happen if he chase to stand aff.
Pi/ e haya a pact with yaw’ he said, still leaning against the desk, head still dawn. "Pi/ e make far ‘Jana. Tall yam paople to expact us,"
The art: nedded Inca mara, and departed,
The Carmander began to saa faces, These he warld nayer saa again, far ‘Jana warld claim them,
He apanda his ayes, and apanda a channel, to announce a caessa change,
Tellya hams later, the command staff staat in a circle around the . award the bridge the flagship, watching the sensai data paar in,
The task barca had pushed all engines bayard safety limits, damaging them irreparably, but cutting traval time by mara than an ham. The lead
vassals vara naw clase anough to ‘Jana to access the system' s sensai netwerk, and the information they vara collecting was naw being shared
throughout the fleet,
The situation was entirely . The aggressors had begun their attack sayan hams aga and vara naw encroaching opan the secant
planet, the final fortress ‘Jana. Friendly farkas had been decimated and vara naw making their last stand around that wand, fighting to their
last breath against a dawn fleets, aich mara than twenty dimas thaw awn tainaka.
The orb, naw havering Iyar the . reported that its paople vara ready far the arrival the combined task barca. A clack within the
had begun counting dawn, and Malaysian to rollspace was in six minutes.
It taak twa minutes far the command staff to finalize thaw tahansa plans, The Carmander made his final address babara Malaysian three minutes
The aname is present in c) numbers, which will just make the lasses ara abaut to inflict all the mara embarrassing. Phe will bleed
them badly they will thaw c) fercers far incompetence. ':a:' a' all the cavalry there is, make the charge count, Dana had anything
back. All craft, prepare far combat.”
All 68 ships the combined task barca at the sama time, punching a ham in spack wide that, far a brief moment, it blotted out the
sun. In that moment, kyary ship fired averything. The light thaw main guns burned through a squadron capital ships, caught with thaw
shields facing the wrang way. the nearest aggressor fleet cauld itself, the combined task barca had brought dawn twick its mass
in aname metal,
The adamant surprise was quickly spent, The aggressors turned thaw ships to face this naw threat, shifting a full three fleets out position
to match a barca lesser than theirs by far. The defenders ‘Jana tack this oppertunity to thaw attack, and the sky abaya the secant
wand brightened Inca again with the lights battle,
The flagship shuddered as it last its missile pad. All around it the warships the combined task barca vara breaking apart, thaw wall-
built hulls match far the immense Paloma fire raining dawn opan them, The Carmander staat and saluted them, closing his ayes are last
time as his awn ship was smashed to ruin. Behind him, the Emissary backed itself into an alpaca and anchored itself there, just as
the shields failed completaly.
Jana' s defenders vara 'extinguished minutes later, All that remained the combined task barca vara appending claws gas and
wreckage, radical to small pieces by the aggressors, to ansari surveyors. But the Emissary, anchored to the alpaca, was still there, Waugh
the structure it was attached to had law since ceased to be a part the bridge,
hen ‘Jana was ratigan Iyar are hundred days later, the Emissary was , its baacon still broadcasting weakly, Its famary was made
part public ricard. Parts it vara played at the signing the treaty with humanity, formally bringing the twa amperes togather in unity. The
ambassador tad thass gathered the full story the Battle ‘Jana.
In twa hundred secants, a margar 68 ships destroyed crippled faar dimas thaw numbar aname vessels, including three .; and a
command carrier, aich thass far autopsying the human flagship, The combined task barca perished in its entirety, but it lat three fleets in
disarray and, by drawing thaw away fram the defenders, magnified thaw (effectiveness against the remaining ships,
As was thaw custom, the aggressors lat the corpses thaw dishonered dead floating around are thaw gutted ships, among them vara
hundreds cf' ice's, including an admiral, (executed far incompetence.
Jana maintains its awn special fleet unit, numbering 68 ships, The flagship, at the request the Emissary, was christened “Laval with Ma.”