Iderati / Five Sisters / Spinward Marches
Tigress Battle Group Activated
The Five Sisters Tigress Battle Group stationed here at the subsector capital
left unexpectedly today amidst a sea of rumors. In fact, it was not
until the fleet actually jumped that the Imperial Navy acknowledged that anything
was going on. Even then, information was limited to the following prepared
"The Five Sisters Llannamith Tigress Battle Group has been
deployed out of system. That's all we can tell you."
Our unofficial contacts were unable to provide any more information on the
battle group's mission. All we could find out was that it left with
a full load of ordnance, and a full complement of marines.
Rumors have filled in the space left by the official announcements. Most
are obviously unlikely, such as the suggestion of a war against the Darrian
Confederation, but there are some which bear scrutiny. They are presented
here without comment:
It must be said that there have been not even any rumors before this event
that could hint at a reason for the battle group's departure. Tigress
class ships are rarely deployed in anger due to their expense and value, but
this does not appear to be a diplomatic mission. That does suggest that
the fleet is being sent to deal with a major military threat -- but what
that could possibly be is a complete mystery.
- Intelligence has been received of a major impending Aslan incursion
towards Five Sisters.
- It is rumored that Retired Admiral Lord Santanocheev was seen with
the commander of the fleet, and was also seen boarding the flagship Llannamith
immediately before its departure.
- A Fifth Frontier War is about to start or has started, and the battle
group is either taking part in a preemptive first strike or is countering
Zhodani and Sword World forces.
- Santanocheev is using this fleet to depose Archduke Norris and take
charge of the Domain of Deneb in order to start a Fifth Frontier War against
- The Imperial Navy wants us to think they're using our taxes to protect
us, and the fleet is just moving around to pretend they're fighting some imaginary