Unknown location in Saxony
Frederick was in a space station after hearing Katrin conforming was good, a grim smile raised across his face after checking the time he waited until 8 AM after a few minutes was reached he then opened comms to the Solar priest once answered he then said “Good morning young man… I hope you don't mind this interruption in the early morning but from orders from high command it's a go now it's now or never good luck” he turned the comms off and an officer then said “Sir… about the…” Frederick sighed, saying “...I know about the suicides I ordered to be silenced in the media and not told…” the officer then said his face looking worried “Who would train Saxons to suicide if found out?”
“Burgundy'' Frederick answered immediately the officer turned to him his eyes with dread Frederick then said with a sigh “Call it a opinion but i believe that Hildenbrand orchestrated the terror attacks and the planting of equipment aiming to launch Saxony to war against the Dominion to expand his dukedom and possibly start the current power struggle…” the officer in a shock of horror then said “We must do something!!” “do what?” Frederick answered with a second sigh he then said “The engines of war have been turning for too long if there was an option to settle this peacefully it was outside of Saxony and the dominion just followed the flag of war there is no stopping this now”
Frederick stayed looking at the stars he felt weird about how Hildenbrand told him that the senator was deceased he knew it was a lie something was off, but he knew something else Burgundy had a perfect grip of Saxony in spies so it might be good to focus on finding then
Speerwand a few minutes before
Katrin watched a painting she was calming herself for a moment the painting was of a renaissance style made to represent the war between Katrin’s ancestors and the alien civilization that lived in this area for her it felt was oddly familiar she shrugged that feeling away for her in the palace back home there was so many paintings there might be a copy back home.
Footsteps were soon heard. She looked to the right, seeing Mina a smile soon appeared at Katrin’s face. Mina then said a small smile in her face but a voice of curiosity “taking a break?” Katrin nodded saying “you know me i need a moment of reflection before doing speeches” Mina soon said her smile retaining “you can do this you did that many times before” Katrin nodded on she saying that she then sighed and said “... i wish this year hasn't been this riotous” Mina thought for a moment one of her hands rubbing her now missing arm not wanting to put the conversation down she then said her head thinking of the things that Fridmar once told her “Sometimes history likes to make moves that are unseeable for some people” Katrin smiled hearing one of the quotes of her father after a long time she then said “Thanks” Minna knew it was for the good until Katrin said her mind drifting towards something else raising from hear seat “I nearly forgot about him” she then hugged Minna who then said with a smile “I will be waiting for you in the ship” Katrin nodded hearing this from her.
After walking away for a while Katrin found Lewis he was leaving a room he looked better compared to a few months ago she then said “Senator you seem better” “don't call me that…'' Lewis said immediately after she said he then proceeded by saying “I lost that function when my country didn't ask about me or even cared for a ransom so...” Katrin nodded and she knew he was still bad about the situation of his other home. She then said “You know you don't need to come with us or comply with my officers” “They are a bunch of soldiers and they need and also it might be good to stop them from bombarding places so…” He said Katrin interrupted him by saying “providing intel to the enemy state of your homeland is treason, you know that right?” a moment of silence was noticed before he slightly nodded in confirmation Katrin sighed in a worried sign thinking that Lewis might have lost it he then said “I will be waiting for you in the ship” before walking away after seeing him walking away she puts her hand in her head a ache of pain suddenly rushed through her head and then calmed itself thinking for a moment she then remember something and opened her communicator asking for information about lewis to be sent to her personal computer in her room in the flagship after closing she then continued thinking she then whispered “If i can find why he is acting like that maybe i can help him” for a moment she thought if it was a good idea until she heard a whisper almost ethereal in nature “if you think its good idea” hearing that she looked behind her and around the room was empty she closed her eyes and sensed the psychic nature of the room around her as well nothing it was empty she opened her eyes a trick of her mind she thought before she could think more a call come in saying “we are ready”
Her mind jumped on the message saying that she sighed in a nervus manner nearly forgetting what happened wondering to her position she thought on what she would say while she was good with speeches she knew exactly what to say and what to do if the Solar forces were ready the invasion would be easy according to Frederick as she thought of him a call came from him she answered saying “what you need?” Frederick answered he sounding a little excited “I wanted to tell you that i activated the cell i had about the solar problem right now the invasion led by then will start Operation Retribution is a full go” she nodded when he said that stopping in front of a great door roughly four times her size a red carpet stretching from the hallway to she then said “good i shall now require you leave me be as i must give a speech” “understood” Frederick said cutting comms after a brief sight getting her marshall uniform a military uniform of black and red in order the doors were opened for her snow blowing through it she soon stepped up a few stairs entering a podium.
Gathering grounds of Speerwand
A massive legion of soldiers stood still flags of Saxony flew above her head put against the walls of the Podium, above in the skies transport vessels stood still while others in the distance were in the ground tanks were present mechs and viewed in the distance by the camera drones recording a Titan Mech one of the few that existed in Saxony could be seen right below troops were in formation some holding banners of the different dukedoms and counties but beside then lied a flag of Saxony in unity they all stood Katrin soon stood up seen by all she looked around seeing the troops saying.
“Today! Brothers and Sisters of Saxony! we march against the Decadence of the Dominion and Tyrani! Here we Stand Brothers and Sisters against the Tyrant who Oppressed our ancestors so long ago! and this we shall triumph over then and bring their glory to shambles!”
The armies cheered, raising their flags high and tall chanting “Glory to Saxony! Death to the Dominion!” their ecstasy subsuming after a few seconds after the situation calmed itself again Katrin then said her voice thundering thanks to the microphones transmitting her voice.
“Our Nation is a Nation of warriors forged when we migrated here, warriors that I am proud to see standing in front of me we are marching today and we shall not fail in our Solent duty of defeating our ancient oppressor and this name in the name of our Ancestors and of our grandparents and our fathers we Shall succeed!!” She said in a very her eyes starting to look like shining yellow stars instead of her normal brown as her psionic powers awoke by accident a small thing she quickly made disappear as she finished the speech but it was a little late and it was caught on camera.
The soldiers cheered while small only lasting a single second they turned around and soon started to march singing along in a war song of the motherland marching into the transport ships above the skies the ships started to mobilize and take flight across the skies Katrin walked away from the podium walking towards her Flagship after a while it soon takes off the mobilization now ended now Saxony was on the march.
Hundreds of thousands of ships flyed across space Battleships, Dreadnoughts, Carriers, Corvettes, transport vessels, and others flew together all led by Katrin their objective was simple attack as fast as possible and conquer important locations and drive the dominion out of the borders of Saxony and if possible take place where it all began a goal that was not much optional, but the overall goal as the ships entered FTL the war had finally entered its main phase if there was a chance of peace in the beginning of it all it is now total victory or defeat.
Dominion Space planet of Jovian day 1 of Operation Retribution
Meanwhile, in an observation post close to Saxonian-dominion contested borders in a small world called Jovian observing the activity and enforcing a quarantine of the sector some soldiers watched the situation one then said “Barely anything happens besides some ships raiding the border?” an officer nodded saying “yeah it's just an open revolt it will blow over after a time from what i heard they don't have much in there besides…” “I am seeing hundreds of signals…” The officer replied, interrupting the man and an eyebrow was raised seeing the screen detecting something moving through space after an FTL opening and closing very close to the station. By what the systems detected checking it he slapped the system after a moment the blips began to disappear leaving only a couple dozen.
He then said “see nothing bad just call the…'' an explosion echoed through the outpost making the talk end seeing through the window a massive flotilla of ships many of which warships the old man then shouted “Call central command its a full Bloody In…” before he could finish a shot hit the command deck where they were sucking then into outer space.
The fleets destroyed the very limited force in the planet starting a small-time siege in the surface bombardments from space begun as early as possible meanwhile in other star systems the fleets moved after a few hours of bombardment the planetary governor surrendered soon after when the cities of the planet were nearly reduced to rubble due to lack of preparation
This was all but the beginning in the first day of the invasion the barely equipped armies of the dominion or better the peacekeepers a force to suppress small revolts and some garrisons could not resist the initial invasions at all they were not facing insurgents they were facing armies and fleets marching in speed and strength with barely any power to be stopped and those few fleets that tried were either captured or destroyed the former contested area of the dominion and Saxony ended with Saxony achieving total military control of the region and the world's following said border begun to fall one world after another soon met not the usual sunrise under the dominion but a fleet of ships and Saxonian parade and Saxonian flags in their streets but at that moment the dominion finally awoke and begun to move their armies as fast as possible.
The rest of the days of the week was common with resistance steadily mounting by the day but too slow to stop the advance from day to day the Fleets and armies marched on swapping away in the small resistance or trapping it and taking prisoners for now it seemed like the offensive was on full swing towards a single place the perfect line for a defensive attrition war starting at the south OPAO border and ending at the southernmost regions of the dominion even though it was possible the offensive by the fourth day had begun to stoll as they need to wait for the troops to catch up casualties in the thousands.
By the second week of the front line movement the armies of Saxony finally had restarted but this time slowed down the Dominion had finally begun to get its front lines in order and troops were now more ready a final offensive was declared in the final 6 days after being realized by Katrin the situation at hand of how the objective might not be reached in time a great offensive was called to get into the objective line the cost of said act many lives as the ships breakthrough and begun to move as fast as the beginning of the operation.
Orbit of the Planet of Othea Dominion Space 9 days into Operation Retribution Final line
The flash of light Eplonyx cannons illuminated the darkness together with the flashes of machine guns laser weapons and plasma weapons as the fleets of Saxony battled a fleet in orbit of the planet the world itself was a industrial planet but due to the long time of peace of the dominion it didn't had many defences yet those who existed and those who could be build in the limited window of time there was were doing their job as the first assault on the planet had failed in the flagship of the fleet officers rushed in their screens seeing the situation the commander and captain of the fleet a man with blonde hair and green eyes he was 30 years old by the looks he was calm but sweet could be seen in his forehead they reached their objective but it was the second week he then said “Status how are we doing?” a hologram displaying the battle in orbit hundreds of ships were fighting to take command of the planet “Our forces are pushing then back…” before he could say one man then screamed “Enemy ships breaking through our left flank” the displayed showed the front being pushed back the enemy forces getting close to the flagship and center fleets the commander soon screamed “All Battleships and dreadnought charge your eplonyx cannons!” “But sir this will leave us expo…” an officer said looking worried. The commander then said “... we need to do this now or never prepare them!” the officer nodded.
As this happened corvettes were being destroyed as the battleships charged their main guns the fleet begun to approach the flagship shots coming from the dominion were beginning to be seen and hitting some ships after a few concentrated ships one battleship close to the flagship exploded the bridge being illuminated one officer then said “We lost the battleship Colossus…” The officer said the commander soon sweating slightly as the shots grew in intensity he then saw as the corvettes also begun to prepare a wave of shots as the command was to be given he then heard the words “Eplonyx cannons charged sir” without losing a second he then shouted “Open fire!” the bridge was illuminated by the blue light as the shots flew destroying the enemy fleets explosions in the distance an officer then said “enemy forces repealed sir” a sigh of relief came to him he still had things to worry but not as many he thought to himself until an officer then said “Sir enemy forces in retreat across the whole region” “what?” he said seeing the hologram as the advance was being made he smiled and then said “Blessed be this day send the second assault wave we need to end this once and for all”
Meanwhile in a carrier outside while a hell existed as ships exploded loose inside it a dropship was sitting still in its docks Yeager had finished training his first time in combat while he heard some of his companions in other groups saw it but this was his group he was second in command of the commander of a small team of 7 people the only good thing being that he knew everyone in the ship except for the commander the bad thing was he was going to war many looked worried and scared of what was going Yeager couldn't say wasn't after a moment the message came in take off in a few minutes Yeager took a deep breath meanwhile the Commander Ezachiel said while standing up “everyone attention our goal is simple we are to land and aid in the taking of the planetary capital we will be assisted by thousands of soldiers we can do this” They all nodde when he said the dropship then flew through the window it could be seen the fleet before disappearing in the clouds of the planet the dropship then appeared seeing the streets of the city dust and papers being blown by the ship, everyone jumping off and leaving the ship soon she took off back into the skies.
Around then hundreds of other dropships could be seen deploying soldiers as they looked around and shots began to fly above their heads, then they soon took cover behind a car Yeager looked gently taking a peak outside seeing soldiers in the streets taking cover behind cars he then said seeing one of then reload “Open Fire!” He raised with everyone opening fire and spreading the soldiers dying falling he sighed thinking for a moment while looking around seeing smoke rising in the distance possible other vehicles or house fires he shrugged it off he then whispered to himself saying “This is war...” He then heard Jonas saying “To where now because I wanna a place that doesn't look like a desert…” Yeager looked seeing the dust in the air giving the impression of an arid place he chuckled saying “I didn't know you still hated your homeworld after spending time in that training jungle…” he then moved forward following Ezachiel who then said “At Least it isn't snowing it's much worse” the squad moving behind him Jonas as he followed said “I just hate sand… and pollution” he groaned to himself Emma following the group then said “Tell me something that isn't new since the training camp”
The group advanced through the city arriving in the park in front of the planetary capital building with other groups the capital building was large roughly akin to a monument meanwhile the park in front of it was large after a moment they advanced shots being shot from the palace before Yeager could move he was held by Ezachiel saying “I think we should go around…” Yeager then said “Why?” he pointed to the soldiers hiding behind trees, statues and even benches. He then said “We might look for a better place for better cover, maybe we should go through there'' he pointed to a series of buildings in the streets “Through the buildings?” asked him he nodded he then sighed gesturing to go there the group went through the buildings slowly to not drag attention after arriving, in the end, they bashed through a window shooting some soldiers in the front door.
They soon entered through the window into the building some soldiers of other groups arriving together while other remained to call attention in the outside Yeager and his squad went upstairs cleaning the building entering each room and clearing with together with group Yeager opening door shot a soldier dead after going inside with the rest the room was clear it was just a man Yeager approached the man he killed seeing a man of roughly the same age as himself after checking the body he noticed the smoke from the window close to the body piles of smoke were raising at a distance Ezachiel noticed Yeager after hearing a shout from behind him saying everything was clear he approached the kid saying “Something wrong?” Yeager after hearing him did a quick turn of his head towards him before facing forwards again saying “No… I… I just wasn't expecting to be like this'' he says grabbing a photo of a girl from the dead body family or wife he thought to himself “It will never be like they say…” Ezachiel said putting his hand in the Shoulder of Yeager he then said “But you will get used…” Yeager looked out of the window into the park and in the streets, there were bodies being covered many of them also burned cars and even combat vehicles after seeing Ezachiel walking away he then said “I hope this doesn't go very far either…”
After a moment Yeager went to the roof the group splitting up as the combat slowly goes out of the area and into other city zones while keeping an eye out for possible remaining pockets in the roof he could see the clouds and above ships could be partially seen moving across space he then saw a flag of Saxony being raised over the center of the park in a pole that existed he sighed ‘a victory’ he thought ‘hopefully one that won't be so bloody’ he continued before going downstairs again after a day the planet was conquered albeit the resistance took the life of many people due to the Saxonian approach of quickly taking worlds no matter the cost.
In the last days of the operation, the frontlines finally stagnated with millions dead on both sides, the frontline began in the OPAO border and ended in the south of the dominion in the unexplored regions having undulations while the goal of the frontline isn't achieved Othea being one of the few frontline worlds taken of the original goal the war, for now, had stagnated into a frontline with salients and undulations more common in the center force.
Katrin and the general staff were behind the frontlines seeing the map the borders had stabilized Katrin then said “Seems like we cant push forward is time to change tactics…” a young officer then said “the forces of the Solia Ecclesia also report their armies stopping their advance from our information…” an older officer then said “Our tactic of lightning warfare paid off now i believe we should change our main tactic to a more attrition style conflict like planned” Katrin nodded saying “We achieved our goals the best we could now we have to deal with the occupation of dominion worlds and dealing with the frontlines…” The young office then said “As of right now i suggest strengthening the defensive line in the center”
Katrin nodded while looking at the map. She yawned for a moment. It was nearly midnight and she then said “how long do you gentlemen expect this war to last?” an officer then said “we expect maybe in a year,,,” the older officer then said “Maybe a few years if we are unlucky” she nodded she then said “if you excuse me gentlemen i must take my leave they all nod slightly.
Katrin begun to walk to her room she was tired of the weeks the first stage was over and her head finally calmed itself from the constant thinking of what to do now her thoughts were more on other things but the war was still center stage on her thoughts but others as well majorly politics and family entering her room thinking that she whispered “family…” she looked at a mirror for a moment in her room “I only have one person in my family…” she thought her minds flashed with images of her brother she quickly brushed it off wanting to forget taking of her military clothes and getting ready to sleep after a moment she blinked seeing a black space taken by surprise she gave a step back looking around seeing she was a under a partial illumination of something surrounded by a sea of darkness her heart pounding heavier soon very bright images flashed through her eyes before she took a small jump her eyes blinking fast looking around seeing she was in her room laying in her bed “a dream?” she wondered.
Image is bad and rought estimative due to lots of arguments will be definitely fixed later