[Lutezzik Federation] Federation intervention in Northern Esserix

This thread will host information and updates about the Federation intervention in Northern Esserix.

That hyperlink will bring you to a wiki page about the modern history of the Esserix region. The info and updates will primarily come in the form of government documents, written news reports, spoken statements from characters, and press releases. Each update will be labeled denoting which category it falls in to avoid confusion.

The first two parts are in the this post. All others will be replies to this post.

(1) CATEGORY: News Report

Developing Story: The Lutezzik Federation Office of Human Rights has released its highly anticipated report on the conflict in the Corlaans and Corlansa regions of Esserix (text below). After several consecutive weeks of being very publicly reminded by Corlansan rights activists outside of the Grand Venacia Palace in Bitanga— the Chancellor-regent’s residence. Chancellor-regent Zephon gave approval for the report to be released. Zephon campaigned on working to bring this costly and drawn-out conflict to an overdue conclusion. More on this is expected tomorrow afternoon, as the Chancellor-regent is expected to address the citizens of the Federation live on primetime.

Lutezzik Federation Office of Human Rights

Federation Council Official Report

Report on Human Rights Abuses and War Crimes in the Corlaans and Corlansa Regions

The Office of Human Rights is commissioned to study human rights abuses in Greater Lutezzik and Keyli. The objective of this report is to investigate and report on any and all human and civil rights violations in Greater Esserix, respectively Corlaans and Corlansa. In an ongoing investigation beginning in 1970 the most recent findings are as follows:

  1. The OHR concludes that from 2000-2019 an additional 140,000 civilians have been killed.
  2. The OHR concludes that from 2000-2019 an additional 11,291 Corlansan Defense Forces have been killed or wounded.
  3. The OHR concludes that from 2000-2019 an additional 9,392 Corlaani forces have been killed or wounded.
  4. The OHR estimates that another 75,300 ethnic Corlansans have been executed from 2000-2019.

Overall the casualties inflicted in the conflict between Corlansa and Corlaans have been costly. Hundreds of thousands of refugees have flooded into surrounding Esseraki provinces, and Federation territories. The Esserix Defense Department has been tracking the casualties in the conflict since 1950. The following are the findings:

  1. The Defense Department estimates that 305,000 civilians have been killed or injured from 1950-2019.
  2. The Defense Department finds that 95,682 Corlansan Defense Forces have been killed or injured from 1950-2019.
  3. The Defense Department finds that 88,610 Corlaani forces have been killed or injured from 1950-2019.
  4. The Defense Department estimates that 475,300 ethnic Corlansans have been executed.

The Office of Human Rights finds that the Corlaans Authority is violating the human rights of ethnic Corlansans and is committing war crimes and other crimes against humanity.

The Office of Human Rights identifies:

President Rehmani, Defense Minister Valdez, Fmr Defense Minister Ali, Vice President Antar, Education Minister Seif, Fmr President Halabi and; Commandant Narua

As primary actors in the systematic discrimination and killing of ethnic Corlansans in Corlaans.

The Office of Human Rights finds that the Corlaans Authority utilized White Phosphorus in at least four (4) separate incidents from 2010-2013. The OHR identifies White Phosphorus as a banned chemical agent in warfare and for any other crowd dispersion or control uses.

The Office of Human Rights finds that the Corlaani Authority ordered police to open fire on unarmed protestors in at least twelve (12) separate incidents from 1997-2019.

The office of Human Rights finds that the actions of Corlaani forces surrounding Carlavo in 1997 are in staggering violation of dozens of Esseraki and Federation laws.

Lutezzik Federation Office of Human Rights

Federation Council Official Report

Report on Human Rights Abuses and War Crimes in the Corlaans and Corlansa Regions

(2) CATEGORY: News Report

BREAKING: Moments ago Chancellor-regent Zephon delivered a statement to the press in Federal Hall, informing the public of a military operation that began last night inside the Conflict Region. The ethnic cleansing campaign being conducted has failed to be halted by numerous Esseraki Chancellors and Federation Chancellors-regent. The Federation Council has received heavy criticism from the Esseraki and Anssonian delegates for failure to continue efforts to bring this genocide to an end. Esseraki Chancellors have struggled for decades with the Conflict Region.
The period between 1954 and 1978 in Esseraki history was marked by significant turmoil and strife, primarily centered around the Corlaans Conflict. Fareek Hynes, the Chancellor during the initial years, faced challenges related to issues such as terrorism, border security, and an influx of refugees from Corlaans and Corlansa. The rise of extremist groups and the mistreatment of ethnic Corlansans in Corlaans exacerbated tensions between the regions. Chancellor Hynes took measures to address the growing crisis, but his term was tragically cut short when he was assassinated. Jessica Reed succeeded him, becoming the first woman Chancellor of Esserix.
The conflict escalated further as Corlansa accused Corlaans of genocide and called on Esserix, and the Federation to intervene. Chancellor Reed eventually ordered Esseraki forces to enter Corlaans to investigate and put an end to the alleged killings. This led to the discovery of large facilities holding people captive, sparking investigations into war crimes and crimes against humanity. The recent troubling findings revealed the scale of the atrocities against ethnic Corlansans, with estimates suggesting over 250,000 were killed from 1949 to 1967 alone. As tensions persisted, protests and riots erupted when the rebel President Gurchshe established a Corlaani military stronghold in the Corlaans region.
Further acts of terrorism, including bombings at Esseraki naval installations, further intensified the conflict. Notably, two cars with bombs crash the gate at Naval Station Hashan and detonated. The explosions started a fire in a barrack causing further deaths and destruction. 21 Esseraki and Federation sailors were killed and another 54 were injured. New Corlaan claimed responsibility for the attack, citing the base is on sovereign territory.
This move by Zephon indicates a new policy towards the Conflict Region. Previously Chancellors-regent allowed the Esseraki Chancellor to take the lead on this situation, however it seems that Chancellor-regent Zephon is exercising the office’s wide executive powers to work to bring an end to this calamity. The Chancellor-regent has pushed back his scheduled address to tomorrow evening, but offered no comment as to why the delay was necessary.

Office of the Chancellor-regent


[Original: Federation Standard | Translation: Austral, and 10 others]

For over seven decades our comrades in Esserix have been plagued by a virus. That virus is fear and hatred. The Corlaans Authority has been orchestrating the systemic extermination of ethnic Corlansansans in the Northeast of Esserix. I stand before you today to say, no more. As of last evening at approximately 0100, Federation Civil Defense forces have arrested rebel President Rehmani, rebel Defense Minister Valdez, Fmr rebel Defense Minister Ali, and Education Minister Seif. Fmr President Halabi, Commandant Narua, Vice President Antar, and several military chiefs remain at large; However they are suspected to still be in the Northeast of Esserix. Federation Civil Defense (FCD) forces have successfully liberated the towns of Carlavo, Ardendale, Levistown, Faso, Eldoria, Isandra, and Aurion. While the towns of Valtoria, Caeloria, Serinthia, Vespera, Lystrae, Solara, and Thalara remain in rebel hands. We encourage any remaining residents of areas in or near the Conflict Region to seek shelter immediately, safe evacuation is impossible at this time. Please do not approach any Federation Civil Defense units for your safety. Combatants in the region have been known to masquerade as civilians in order to approach Federation and Esseraki forces. And while our forces are trained to exercise restraint, I simply cannot guarantee your safety in that scenario. At approximately 0438 this morning, FCD forces engaged Corlaani combatants in the outskirts of Caeloria, as of the time of this broadcast, FCD forces remain engaged in combat near Karthol Pass and in Northern Caeloria. We have no further information ready for release at this time. Thank you.


(3) CATEGORY: Live News Broadcast

Breaking News: Combat in the City of Caeloria Rages On

"Good afternoon, I am Damien Frazier, and this is LFN with a developing story from the Conflict Region. As the sun sets on Caeloria today, the once-bustling city is the site of an intense battle between Federation Civil Defense (FCD) forces and entrenched Corlaani combatants. The fight for control of this strategic urban center continues, and the stakes have never been higher.

The situation in Caeloria continues to deteriorate; Gunfire and explosions can be heard throughout the war-torn streets of Caeloria as the battle for control of the city intensifies. FCD forces have been pushing forward steadily, engaging in heavy urban warfare against the well-entrenched Corlaani fighters. Reports from our correspondents on the ground indicate that the narrow alleyways and towering buildings have turned the city into a labyrinth of danger and uncertainty for FCD forces.

As FCD units make their way cautiously through the city, they are met with fierce resistance from the rebel combatants. With heavy weaponry virtually useless in this close-quartered battleground, the fight has devolved into harrowing hand-to-hand combat. Our journalists embedded with the FCD forces have described scenes of gritty determination, with soldiers fighting for every inch of ground, for every building. The cost of this battle is already steep, with both sides suffering significant casualties. The streets are littered with debris, and smoke rises from the wreckage of buildings caught in the crossfire. Civilians still trapped in the city are at risk, and the FCD faces the complex challenge of advancing its objectives while ensuring civilian safety.

Caeloria holds critical strategic significance in the Corlaans region due to its proximity to Karthol Pass, a vital mountain route connecting Corlaans and Corlansa. Its capture or loss could sway the balance of power in the region significantly. However, the defenders within Caeloria are proving to be a formidable force, and the battle is far from decided. As the battle rages on, the situation remains fluid and unpredictable. Both sides are locked in a desperate struggle, unwilling to back down. This unfamiliar landscape makes it challenging for FCD forces to gain a decisive advantage, and the outcome of this conflict hangs in the balance. As convoys of Federation Civil Defense forces and equipment continued to flood into the region;
Chancellor-regent Zephon expressed the Federation’s commitment to bringing an end to the ethnic cleansing and human rights abuses in the Conflict Region.

The liberation of towns like Carlavo, Ardendale, Levistown, Faso, Eldoria, Isandra, and Aurion marks significant progress in this mission. However, the battle for Caeloria remains a formidable, and pivotal challenge.The City of Caeloria symbolizes the struggle for peace in Greater Esserix. The courage and determination of FCD forces in the face of grave danger exemplifies the Federation’s commitment to ending this calamity. The toll of this conflict has been immense, and as night falls on Caeloria tonight the future of Corlansa and Corlaans remain undecided.

We will continue to bring you live updates on this developing situation. Stay tuned to LFN for the latest news on the combat in Caeloria and the ongoing efforts to bring an end to this crisis. I am Damien Frazier reporting from the frontlines of the Conflict Region, and this is LFN." (Lutezzik Federation News)


(4) CATEGORY: Live New Broadcast

Breaking News: Increased Federation Presence in Ukishkerus

Live from Ukishkerus, the scene of the incident

“Good evening, I’m Jane Anderson with LFN reporting live from Ukishkerus, where a dramatic and concerning incident has just taken place. Reportedly, a truck carrying spent rods of Uranium-235 to the National Repository for Nuclear Waste was attacked on the road just outside the city. The driver and guard of the truck were shot and killed during the attack, and a large amount of radioactive material has been stolen by unidentified assailants. As of now, the details are limited, and the authorities are keeping information closely guarded. The government has made no statement regarding the radioactive material’s theft, but the heightened Federation and Esseraki presence in the region indicates that something significant has occurred.
According to sources within the Federation Energy Commission, there is currently a large-scale manhunt for the perpetrators ongoing, aiming to apprehend them before they can escape with the stolen uranium. Security forces, including the Federation Civil Defense Forces and Esseraki Rapid Response Units, have set up roadblocks and checkpoints across the area, conducting thorough searches and inspections of vehicles and individuals. Additionally, the Esseraki government has issued a Civil Defense Warning for the entire province of Banyalin. Residents in the vicinity are urged to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the authorities immediately. The safety and security of Ukishkerus and the surrounding regions are of utmost concern, and the government is taking all necessary measures to prevent any potential threat to public safety. The stolen radioactive material poses significant risks if mishandled, and the potential consequences of its misuse are deeply concerning."

“We will continue to bring you live updates on this developing situation as more information becomes available. Stay tuned to LFN for the latest news on the ongoing manhunt and efforts to safeguard the region from any potential dangers. I’m Jane Anderson reporting live from Ukishkerus, and this is LFN.”


(5) CATEGORY: Press Conference

Press Conference inside Federal Hall in Bitanga

Chancellor-regent Zephon:

“Hello everyone, and good afternoon. I am going to read a short statement, then there are several people here with us who are going to give you more information. At approximately 12:39 AM Eastern Standard Time (GCT+1), an armed group of Corlaani separatists attacked a truck transporting a shipment of spent nuclear rods from the the Nuclear Power Station in Ukishkerus. The attack was initially discovered by the authorities at the National Repository for Nuclear Waste. The transponder onboard one of their vehicles was set to a distress channel. In that attack both the driver and all three guards were killed. Currently a Civil Defense Warning is in effect within Ukishkerus and the surrounding territories. In order to prevent the stolen uranium from leaving the area, checkpoints have been established, and there is an active search for the rebel perpetrators. At this time we have no reason to suspect that the perpetrators have made it out of the Banyalin Province of Esserix. And I ask that everyone who is under a Civil Defense Warning to shelter-in-place until further notice. Our teams of radiolocial scientists have report negligible amounts of radioactive isotopes in the air, well within safety standards. Now I am going to let the Chief of Staff speak about the search.”

Chief of Staff of Federation Civil Defense Arkell Moody:

“Good afternoon, as you are well aware, we are currently facing a critical situation concerning the theft of spent rods of Uranium-235 from a transport truck. This incident poses a significant threat to the safety and security of our great Federation. At this time, I can confirm that the stolen uranium remains unaccounted for, and we are actively engaged in a relentless manhunt to track down the perpetrators responsible for this brazen act. Our primary focus is on ensuring the safety of our citizens and preventing any potential harm that may arise from the illicit possession of radioactive material. The Federation Civil Defense Department, in close collaboration with the Federation Police and other relevant agencies, has deployed all available resources to address this matter swiftly and effectively. We are coordinating closely with our counterparts in Esserix to prevent the stolen material from crossing borders and falling into the wrong hands. I must emphasize that the situation remains fluid and dynamic. Our investigators and intelligence officers are working around the clock, following every lead and piece of evidence to bring those responsible to justice. We are sparing no effort in this manhunt, and I assure you that we will not rest until we have successfully apprehended the culprits and recovered the stolen uranium. We must also urge the public to remain vigilant and cooperate fully with the authorities. If you have any information that may be relevant to this investigation, no matter how insignificant it may seem, please come forward. Your cooperation is essential in helping us swiftly resolve this crisis and protect the safety of our Federation. I understand that many of you may have concerns and questions, but please understand that certain details of the investigation must remain confidential for operational security reasons. We assure you that we will provide updates as soon as possible and keep you informed of any significant developments. Thank you, I won’t be taking any questions.”

The Chief of Staff walks away from the podium and the Head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission steps up to speak

Head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission Felip Xarpell:

“As the Head of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, it is my duty to ensure the safety and security of all nuclear materials within our borders, and I must express my profound regret that this security breach occurred under our watch.

First and foremost, I want to emphasize that the transportation of radioactive materials is subject to stringent security protocols and guidelines. The Federation has established comprehensive measures to safeguard such shipments and prevent any unauthorized access to these materials. However, it is evident that these safeguards were compromised in this particular case, leading to this grave situation. At this time, we are conducting a thorough investigation to determine the exact circumstances surrounding the theft. Preliminary findings indicate that the perpetrators carried out a well-coordinated and highly sophisticated operation. They were, evidently, well-informed and had intimate knowledge of our security procedures, which allowed them to exploit vulnerabilities in our transportation system.

I assure you that our teams are working around the clock to apprehend the individuals responsible for this criminal act and recover the stolen radioactive material. Cooperation between the Federation Civil Defense Department, the Federation Police, and other relevant authorities is paramount as we strive to bring these individuals to justice swiftly. We have already initiated a comprehensive review of our existing security protocols and will take immediate steps to enhance them to prevent such incidents from occurring in the future. The safety and security of our citizens and our nation remain our highest priority, and we will leave no stone unturned in our pursuit of those responsible for this heinous act.

In the coming days, I will be working closely with Chancellor-regent Zephon, other government officials, and security agencies to ensure that the lessons learned from this incident are applied to strengthen our nuclear security measures across the Federation. We will engage with experts in the field to evaluate our procedures and implement necessary improvements to prevent similar occurrences. The Nuclear Regulatory Commission will remain transparent and forthcoming with information as the investigation unfolds. Our commitment to upholding the highest standards of nuclear safety and security remains unwavering, and we will take all necessary actions to restore public confidence in our ability to protect our nation from such threats. I urge the public to remain vigilant and cooperative during this challenging time. If anyone has any information that could aid in the investigation, we encourage you to come forward and assist us in our efforts to ensure the safety and security of the Federation. Now the Chief Scientist at the Nuclear Repository is going to talk about any environment contamination risks, and the potential threat the stolen material poses.”

Chief Scientist of the National Repository for Nuclear Waste Itzel:

“Hello, I am Itzel, the Chief Scientist at the National Repository for Nuclear Waste, my primary responsibility is to ensure the safe and secure storage of radioactive materials, including spent rods of Uranium-235. Today, I stand before you with a heavy heart as we address the concerning incident of the stolen uranium and its potential risks and implications. The theft of these spent rods is undoubtedly a matter of grave concern. Uranium-235 is a highly radioactive material that poses significant health and environmental risks if mishandled or improperly contained. While these spent rods are no longer capable of sustaining a nuclear chain reaction, they still emit intense radiation that requires careful handling and containment. One of the primary concerns is the potential for radiation exposure to the individuals who stole the uranium, as well as to anyone who may come into contact with the material unknowingly. Prolonged exposure to high levels of radiation can lead to severe health consequences, including radiation sickness, organ damage, and an increased risk of cancer. Additionally, there is the risk of the stolen uranium being used maliciously or as a potential component in the development of a radiological dispersal device, commonly known as a “dirty bomb.” While the primary purpose of a dirty bomb is to spread radioactive material rather than to cause a nuclear explosion, it can still have devastating effects on public health, the environment, and social stability.

Our team at the National Repository for Nuclear Waste is working in close coordination with law enforcement and security agencies to assess the extent of the stolen uranium’s radioactivity and its potential dispersion capabilities. We are providing technical expertise to support the ongoing investigation and containment efforts. Rest assured, we have implemented all necessary measures to ensure the safety and security of the remaining nuclear materials within the Federation. All relevant agencies have been ordered to high alert for any potential threat, and we are actively monitoring the situation to prevent any further unauthorized access to radioactive materials. I want to reassure the public that we take these matters with the utmost seriousness. Our scientists, technicians, and security personnel are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of safety and security, and we will continue to work diligently to protect our citizens and our environment from any potential harm. I encourage the public to remain vigilant and informed. In case of any unusual or suspicious activities, please promptly report them to the appropriate authorities. Our collective vigilance is crucial in ensuring the safety of our communities and our nation. Thank you, I will not be taking questions.”

As the scientist, quite quickly, removes herself from the podium. May Armstrong, the Press Attaché takes over.

Press Attaché May Armstrong and the press:

May Armstrong (Press Attaché): Good afternoon, everyone. I understand you have questions regarding the ongoing situation in Ukishkerus involving the stolen uranium. I will do my best to provide you with the information available at this time.

Reporter 1: May, can you confirm the authenticity of the reports about the stolen uranium? Is it true that the Federation is actively conducting a manhunt for the perpetrators?

May Armstrong: Yes, the reports about the stolen uranium are indeed accurate. At this time, we can confirm that a significant quantity of spent rods of Uranium-235 were stolen during transit to the National Repository for Nuclear Waste. Federation authorities, in collaboration with Esseraki counterparts, are conducting a rigorous manhunt to apprehend those responsible and recover the stolen material.

Reporter 2: How was it possible for the uranium to be stolen in the first place? What security measures were in place during its transportation?

May Armstrong: The transportation of radioactive materials, especially spent uranium rods, is subject to stringent security protocols and measures. I cannot delve into specific details of the security arrangements, as it may compromise ongoing investigative efforts. However, I can assure you that the Federation takes nuclear safety and security with the utmost seriousness. We will be conducting a thorough review of the incident to identify any potential gaps in our security procedures and take necessary steps to prevent such incidents in the future.

Reporter 3: Has there been any communication from the perpetrators, or do you have any leads on their identities?

May Armstrong: As of this moment, I cannot confirm or deny any communication from the perpetrators, nor can I provide specific details about the progress of the investigation. Our law enforcement agencies are working tirelessly to gather information and follow up on any leads to bring those responsible to justice. Any further updates regarding the investigation will be released through official channels as they become available.

Reporter 4: Are there any evacuation or containment measures in place for the residents of Ukishkerus or nearby areas?

May Armstrong: At this time, there are no evacuation orders for the residents of Ukishkerus or surrounding as. However, we are closely monitoring the situation, and precautionary measures have been put in place to ensure the safety of the public. Authorities are conducting extensive radiation assessments to evaluate any potential risks to public health. We urge residents to remain vigilant and follow any directives issued by local authorities to ensure their safety.

Reporter 5: Are there any leads on where the stolen uranium may be now? Are there concerns about it being used for malicious purposes?

May Armstrong: As of now, I cannot provide specific details on the whereabouts of the stolen uranium. The investigation is ongoing, and we are considering all possibilities, including the potential misuse of the material for malicious purposes. Our priority is to recover the stolen uranium and prevent any potential threats to public safety and security.

Reporter 6: Is there any collaboration with other states to apprehend the perpetrators, especially given the severity of the situation?

May Armstrong: Yes, the Federation is in close communication with our internal partners, including Esserix, regarding this matter. We are collaborating and sharing information to strengthen our efforts in apprehending the perpetrators and recovering the stolen uranium. This incident has far-reaching implications, and internal cooperation is essential to address it effectively.

Reporters clamoring

May Armstrong speaking over the reporters: That’s all the information I can provide at this time. As the situation develops, we will continue to keep you updated through official press releases and briefings. Thank you all for your attention and understanding.


(6) CATEGORY: News Report

EXCLUSIVE: Federation Police Serve Arrest Warrant on Former DNI Iker Barran Amidst Shrouded Charges

BITANGA, C.D. - In a shocking turn of events, sources inside the Federation Police confirmed this evening that they have served an arrest warrant on Iker Barran, the former Director of National Intelligence (DNI). The arrest was conducted under a veil of secrecy, and under the cover of night with the charges remaining undisclosed at this time. The arrest warrant, authorized by the Federation Judiciary, marks a significant development in the ongoing investigation into the recent theft of spent rods of Uranium-235 in Ukishkerus.

LFN received an exclusive tip from an informant within the Federation Police, who spoke on the condition of anonymity due to the sensitivity of the matter. The informant declined to reveal the specific charges against Iker Barran, but hinted at the possibility of serious allegations related to the security breach and the mishandling of classified information during his tenure as DNI. Speculation is rife regarding the motives behind the arrest. Some analysts suggest that Barran may be linked to the recent uranium theft, given the timing of the arrest and his direct oversight of national intelligence and security matters. Others point to internal power struggles within the intelligence community, with potential implications for the Federation’s domestic and international affairs. Barran, known for his enigmatic persona, had been in the center of public attention in recent months due to the high-profile incidents of espionage and sabotage in the Federation. As the head of the intelligence apparatus, his sudden arrest has sent shockwaves through the nation, raising questions about the extent of the security breach and the potential repercussions on national security.

LFN reached out to the Federation Police for official confirmation and more information regarding the charges against Barran, but they declined to comment, citing the ongoing nature of the investigation. Chancellor-regent Zephon’s office also remained tight-lipped about the arrest, declining to even confirm that it has occurred. As the nation awaits further updates on this unfolding story, the arrest of the former DNI has undoubtedly added a new layer of complexity to the ongoing uranium theft case and the Federation’s internal security dynamics. Citizens and officials alike are anxiously awaiting official statements from the Federation Judiciary and relevant authorities, hoping for clarity and assurance that justice will prevail in these uncertain times.

As the news of Iker Barran’s arrest sends shockwaves across the Federation, questions abound about the potential implications for the nation’s intelligence community and political landscape. Barran, a seasoned intelligence operative with a reputation for operating in the shadows, had been a key figure in shaping the Federation’s national security strategies during his tenure as DNI. His arrest has left many wondering about the extent of his involvement in the recent security breach and whether there are any other hidden layers to the unfolding drama.

Inside sources reveal that the arrest warrant was executed with great precision and secrecy, with the Federation Police employing specialized tactical units to ensure a covert operation. While the charges remain undisclosed, authorities have reportedly seized several thousand documents and some electronic devices from Barran’s residence and office as part of the ongoing investigation. These materials are expected to be subjected to extensive forensic analysis in an attempt to shed light on the potential motive and scope of the alleged offenses.

The political ramifications of Barran’s arrest are not lost on observers, as it comes at a time when the Federation faces multiple challenges. With the situation in the Conflict Region continuing to escalate, the Federation’s leadership is grappling with complex security issues, necessitating a stable and efficient intelligence apparatus. The abrupt removal of the former DNI from the equation adds further uncertainty to the nation’s security landscape, prompting debates about the potential impact on counterterrorism efforts, international relations, and internal stability.

Chancellor-regent Zephon, who had appointed Barran as DNI during the early stages of his leadership, has remained tight-lipped about the arrest. As calls for an official statement grow louder, the Chancellor-regent’s office is under increasing pressure to provide clarity to a public hungry for information.

Meanwhile, Barran’s legal representation has issued a statement expressing their client’s innocence and vehemently denying any wrongdoing. They assert that the former DNI is a victim of a politically motivated plot aimed at discrediting him and derailing investigations into the uranium theft.

As the Federation eagerly awaits further developments, the nation grapples with uncertainty and the potential consequences of this high-profile arrest. For now, the silence from the Federation Police and Chancellor-regent’s office only intensifies the speculation surrounding the case. The eyes of the Federation are fixed on the unfolding events, as the nation’s future may be shaped by the revelations that lie ahead.

LFN will continue to monitor the situation closely and provide up-to-date coverage as more details emerge. As this high-stakes investigation unfolds, the Federation braces itself for potentially revealing truths and the impact they may have on its national security and stability.


(7) CATEGORY: Statement by a Character

Statement by Chief of Staff of Federation Civil Defense Arkell Moody at a Press Briefing in Bitanga

Chief of Staff of Federation Civil Defense Arkell Moody:

Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen of the press,

As you are aware, the Federation Civil Defense Department, in collaboration with the Federation Police and other relevant agencies, has been diligently working to address the grave situation surrounding the theft of Uranium-235 in Ukishkerus. Today, I stand before you to provide further details on the recent raid in the Banyalin Province of Esserix, where we successfully apprehended five Corlaani rebels in connection with the stolen Uranium.

Our teams executed the raid swiftly and efficiently, utilizing actionable intelligence gathered through a rigorous investigation process. The operation was carried out in the interest of public safety and national security, and we are pleased to report that we have recovered a substantial amount of the stolen Uranium from the possession of the apprehended suspects.

During the raid, we encountered no resistance from the suspects, and they were taken into custody without incident. They are currently being held at a secure location, and the Federation Police will conduct thorough interrogations to gather crucial information about the remaining suspects and the whereabouts of the missing Uranium.

The recovered Uranium has been safely transported to a secure facility under the supervision of our radiation safety experts. We have conducted comprehensive radiological assessments to ensure that no contamination occurred during the handling and transportation process.

While this is a significant achievement, I must also emphasize that the operation is not yet complete. We are fully aware that three additional suspects remain at large, along with approximately 75 grams of Uranium-235 that have yet to be accounted for. Our teams are working around the clock, utilizing all available resources, to track down these remaining individuals and the stolen material. The Federation Civil Defense Department, in coordination with the Federation Police, has deployed teams to various locations in pursuit of these suspects, leaving no stone unturned in our efforts to ensure their capture.

I want to assure the Federation’s citizens that we are fully committed to their safety and well-being. We understand the gravity of this situation and the potential risks associated with the stolen radioactive material. Rest assured, we are taking every precaution to mitigate these risks and prevent any potential harm to the public.

We urge the public to remain vigilant and cooperative during this time. If you have any information that may assist us in locating the three remaining suspects or the missing Uranium, please come forward. Your cooperation is invaluable in helping us achieve a swift resolution to this crisis.

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all the brave men and women of the Federation Civil Defense Department, the Federation Police, and other agencies involved in this operation. Your dedication and commitment to the safety and security of the Federation have been commendable.

In conclusion, I want to reiterate our determination to see this investigation through to its conclusion. We will not rest until all those responsible are brought to justice and the stolen material is safely recovered. The Federation’s citizens can trust that their government is working diligently to ensure their safety and preserve the security of our great nation.

Thank you, and I will now take a few questions from the press.

The press corps clamors, directing questions at the Chief of Staff as he points to a reporter in the front row

Reporter 1:

Chief Moody, can you provide any details about the specific location of the raid and how you were able to pinpoint the suspects?

Chief Moody:

I understand your curiosity, but for operational security reasons, I cannot divulge the exact location of the raid at this time. Rest assured, our teams conducted thorough investigations and utilized credible intelligence sources to identify and track the suspects. It was a combined effort involving various agencies working together to ensure a successful operation.

The reports collectively call out, looking for the Chief to call on them as he motions to another journalist

Reporter 2:

Are there any leads or indications on where the remaining suspects might be hiding?

Chief Moody:

As I mentioned earlier, we are actively pursuing all leads and conducting extensive investigations to locate the remaining suspects. We are working in close coordination with our intelligence partners and law enforcement agencies in Esserix to gather any pertinent information that could lead to their capture. At this moment, I cannot provide further details on specific locations, as the situation is still fluid and subject to change.

Reporter 3:

Chief Moody, with the substantial amount of Uranium-235 recovered, can you confirm whether there is any indication that the suspects may have already used or attempted to use the stolen material for malicious purposes?

Chief Moody:

As of now, there is no indication that the suspects attempted to use the stolen Uranium for malicious purposes. However, we are treating this case with utmost seriousness and conducting a thorough investigation to assess all potential risks. Our experts are analyzing the recovered material to ensure that it has not been tampered with or used in any harmful manner. The safety and security of our citizens remain our top priority.

Reporter 4:

Are you concerned that the remaining suspects might try to flee into the wildlands, and what measures are being taken to prevent that?

Chief Moody:

We are aware of the potential risks of the remaining suspects attempting to flee across the border. That’s why we have established a close collaboration with our counterparts in Esserix and other member states in the East of Lutezzik, to coordinate efforts in tracking and apprehending these individuals. We have heightened border security measures and are actively monitoring all possible exit points to prevent any escape. Our teams are working tirelessly to ensure that these suspects are brought to justice within the Federation’s jurisdiction.

Reporter 5:

Chief Moody, can you confirm whether the arrested suspects are affiliated with any particular rebel group or organization?

Chief Moody:

At this stage of the investigation, I cannot disclose the specific affiliations of the arrested suspects. It’s essential to maintain the integrity of the investigation and protect sensitive information. The suspects’ affiliations, motives, and any potential links to other groups are still under scrutiny by our intelligence and law enforcement agencies. We will release further information when appropriate and in accordance with the ongoing investigation.

Reporter 6:

Can you give us an estimate of the timeframe for apprehending the remaining suspects?

Chief Moody:

As much as I understand the desire for a precise timeframe, I must emphasize that this is a complex and dynamic investigation. Our priority is to ensure that we apprehend the remaining suspects safely and bring them to justice. It’s challenging to predict how long it will take, as our efforts must be thorough and meticulous to prevent any potential threats to the public and ensure a successful outcome. We will continue working tirelessly until all those involved are apprehended.

Chief Moody nods at the Press Attaché, indicating that he’s concluded the Q&A session. and before leaving the podium says,

Thank you all for your questions and attention. Rest assured, we will provide regular updates on the investigation’s progress as information becomes available. Our dedicated teams are committed to safeguarding the Federation, and we will leave no stone unturned in this pursuit of justice.

May Armstrong:

Thank you all, that’s a closed lid for today. The next briefing is tomorrow morning at 9 AM, in Chancellorial Hall. Good night.


(8)CATEGORY: Live News Broadcast

LFN Live Report: Foreign Involvement Sparks Diplomatic Tensions in Conflict Region

Damian Frazier:

Good evening, I’m Damian Frazier reporting live from the Conflict Region, where tensions have escalated with shocking allegations of foreign involvement in the ongoing conflict. According to sources within the Federation Civil Defense Force, there are growing concerns that the Corlaani rebels may be receiving support from an unexpected quarter – Yastead, a provisional member of the Federation.

The implications of this potential interference have sent ripples through diplomatic circles, as Yastead is known for its complex political landscape. A country that only recently displayed signs of democratic progress, Yastead’s provisional membership status in the Federation has been a delicate balance of support and caution. The revelation that their weapons and ammunition may be finding their way into the hands of the Corlaani rebels has raised questions about the stability of the entire region.

While the Federation continues to investigate the validity of these claims, diplomatic tensions are on the rise. High-level discussions are taking place behind closed doors as Federation officials seek to ascertain the extent of Yastead’s involvement, if any, and its potential motivations.

Cuts to video of the FCD General in charge of the sector.

Local Commander:

We cannot take these claims lightly. If Yastead is indeed providing support to the Corlaani rebels, it could significantly alter the dynamics of the conflict, not to mention the security landscape in the region.

Cuts back to Frazier

Damian Frazier:

While the Federation authorities maintain a cautious approach to the situation, regional leaders have expressed concerns about the potential for further destabilization in the area. Any signs of external manipulation or foreign influence in the Conflict Region could have far-reaching implications for regional security and the balance of power.

Cuts to video of the Mayor of Carlavo.

Mayor of Carlavo:

We have already lost so much in this conflict. The last thing we need is for foreign powers to add fuel to the fire. We just want peace and stability for our families.

Cuts back to Frazier.

Damian Frazier:

As the situation continues to evolve, the Federation remains vigilant, committed to ensuring the safety and security of its citizens and the region as a whole. However, the allegations of foreign involvement have added a new layer of complexity to an already precarious situation.

We will continue to closely monitor developments here in the Conflict Region and provide updates as new information emerges. This is Damian Frazier, reporting live for LFN. Back to you Adela.

In the studio.

Adela Candia (Anchor):

Thank you, Damian, for that live report from the Conflict Region. The allegations of Yaz involvement certainly raise serious concerns about the region’s stability and the impact on Federation interests. Now, joining us in the studio to shed light on this developing situation are our esteemed panel of analysts, and we also have with us Senator Claire Montgomery, the Chairwoman of the Congressional Intelligence Committee, from Betham, Esserix. Welcome, everyone.

Analyst 1:

Adela, the revelation that the Corlaani rebels may be receiving support from Yastead is deeply troubling. Yastead’s provisional membership in the Federation was granted with the expectation that they would align with Federation Standard Law and contribute to regional stability. If these allegations are true, it could jeopardize their position and the trust the Federation has placed in them.

Analyst 2:

Absolutely, this development highlights the complexities of dealing with nations in transition. Yastead’s internal politics have been in flux, and if certain factions within their government are aiding the rebels, it could have significant repercussions for regional security.

Senator Claire Montgomery:

(Nods) Indeed, it is a grave concern. As a representative from Betham, a city that has already witnessed the horrors of the conflict, I share the fears of my constituents. We must ensure that the Federation’s borders and interests are protected from external influence that could exacerbate the situation.

Analyst 3:

The timing of this revelation is crucial, as we’ve recently seen a major breakthrough with the arrest of the former DNI. The Federation must approach this matter with caution, ensuring that we gather concrete evidence before taking any decisive action.

Adela Candia (Anchor):

Senator Montgomery, how do you think the Federation should respond to these allegations?

Senator Claire Montgomery:

(Pauses) Adela, it’s essential that we engage in diplomatic dialogue with Yastead and demand transparency regarding their involvement, if any. At the same time, we must prioritize the safety and welfare of our citizens and closely monitor the situation in the Conflict Region. Our primary focus should be on bringing an end to the violence and protecting innocent lives.

Analyst 1:

I agree with the Senator. Diplomacy must be our first course of action, but we should also consider bolstering our intelligence efforts in the region to gather more information about the extent of Yastead’s involvement.

Analyst 2:

Alleged involvement… let’s not jump to conclusions before there is official word. But, yes. Strengthening our intelligence capabilities and working closely with our allies in the region will be crucial in responding effectively to this potential threat.

Adela Candia (Anchor):

Thank you all for your insights. This is a rapidly evolving situation, and we will continue to follow it closely. Our thoughts are with the people of the Conflict Region during these challenging times. We’ll keep our viewers updated as new information becomes available.

Senator Claire Montgomery:

Thank you, Adela. I want to assure the people of the Federation that we are committed to protecting their safety and interests. We must remain vigilant and united in the face of these challenges.

Adela Candia (Anchor):

Thank you, Senator Montgomery, for joining us today. We appreciate your perspective on this critical matter. And thank you to our panel of analysts as well. We’ll take a short break, and when we return, we’ll delve into other pressing news and developments from around the Federation. Stay with us.


(9) CATEGORY: Statement by a Character

Official Statement from the Imperator of the Empire of Yastead

To the feeble minds of the Lutezzik Federation and its pitiful propaganda machine, we, the mighty Yaz, issue this statement to denounce the laughable allegations concocted in their futile attempts to defame our great nation. Such feeble attempts to sow discord and tarnish our reputation will not go unchallenged.

The Yaz Imperator scoffs at these baseless accusations of involvement in the Conflict Region turmoil. We have no interest in meddling in the affairs of insignificant nations like Esserix. We are a sovereign and powerful nation, focused solely on the progress and prosperity of our glorious people.

It is evident that Lutezzik’s leaders are grasping at straws to distract from their own incompetence and internal struggles. Their feeble minds have conjured up fantasies of Yaz interference to explain their own failures. We have no time for such petty nonsense.

The Yaz Imperator wishes to make it clear that any attempts to tarnish our name will be met with severe consequences. We stand ready to defend our honor and crush any who dare to challenge the might of Yastead. Our nation is impenetrable, and our resolve is unwavering.

In conclusion, the Yaz Imperator dismisses these absurd allegations with disdain and encourages the Lutezzik Federation to focus on its own shortcomings rather than fabricating tales of Yaz involvement. We demand that they retract these false claims immediately and issue a public apology for their baseless accusations. Failure to comply will only further expose the Lutezzik Federation as a feeble and insignificant entity.

Long live the Yaz Imperator! Glory to the mighty nation of Yaz!


(10) CATEGORY: Press Conference

[The press conference begins with the Chancellor and Chancellor-Regent taking their seats at the front, flanked by May Armstrong and the Chief of Staff of Federation Civil Defense.]


Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for joining us today. We gather here to address the recent developments in the Conflict Region and the concerning allegations of outside involvement. As representatives of the Federation, we take these matters with the utmost seriousness, and we remain committed to the pursuit of truth and diplomatic solutions. Our ultimate goal is to foster an environment of peace and cooperation, and we are dedicated to exploring all avenues for a peaceful resolution. We have initiated discussions with Yaz officials to address these allegations diplomatically and transparently.


Indeed, we have received information from credible sources within the Conflict Region and our own Federation Civil Defense Force regarding the presence of Yaz weapons and ammunition in the hands of the Corlaani rebels. While these allegations raise concerns, we must approach them with measured caution and diplomacy. We are committed to investigating the situation thoroughly and engaging in dialogue with Yaz officials to determine the truth. The Federation has always valued open channels of communication with other nations. We recognize the importance of diplomacy in resolving such matters and maintaining regional stability. Our commitment to dialogue remains unwavering, even amidst these troubling allegations.

Chief of Staff of Federation Civil Defense:

We understand the gravity of these allegations and their potential impact on the ongoing conflict. As our forces continue to address the security situation on the ground, we remain vigilant and prepared to take any necessary measures to protect the interests of the Federation and its citizens.Our forces on the ground remain focused on their mission to protect civilians and restore stability to the Conflict Region. We continue to work diligently to minimize the impact of the conflict on innocent lives.


We acknowledge that the situation is complex, and emotions may run high. However, we urge all parties involved to approach this situation with the same spirit of cooperation and diplomacy that has been the hallmark of the Federation. While we proceed with our diplomatic efforts, we also call on the Corlaani rebels to recognize the consequences of their actions. The Federation will not tolerate any threats to regional stability, and we stand firm in our commitment to protect the safety and welfare of civilians affected by the conflict.


In conclusion, we reiterate our commitment to pursuing diplomatic solutions and engaging in dialogue with all relevant parties. The Federation remains steadfast in our efforts to uphold peace, security, and the well-being of our citizens. Thank you members of the press, you may direct any questions you have to May.

[The press conference concludes, and the Chancellor and Chancellor-Regent, accompanied by the Chief of Staff, exit the stage while reporters clamor to pose questions on the statements made by the Federation’s leadership.]


(11) CATEGORY: Statement by a Character

Official Statement from the Imperator of the Empire of Yastead

People of Yaz, esteemed leaders, and citizens of the Federation, hear me now. The recent statements made by the Chancellor and Chancellor-Regent regarding our nation and the Conflict Region are nothing but a display of their lack of resolve. They talk of diplomacy and caution, but their words serve only as a sign of their weakness. The Federation’s willingness to “compromise” with those who may threaten them is not a display of diplomacy; it is an admission of their inability to handle the realities of the world.

The Yaz people have shown time and again that we are a powerful and resilient nation. Our strength lies in our unity, our determination, and our unwavering loyalty to our homeland. The Federation’s attempts to paint us as aggressors are nothing but a feeble attempt to distract from their own internal failures.

As for the baseless allegations of arming the Corlaani rebels, let me be unequivocally clear. We have no need to involve ourselves in the internal affairs of others. Our focus is on our nation’s prosperity and progress. We have no desire to meddle in conflicts that do not concern us.

If the Federation seeks peace, then it must show strength, not weakness. It must respect the sovereignty of other nations, including ours. The Federation should look within its borders and address its own issues before pointing fingers at others.

We stand ready to defend our nation and our people from any threat, be it from internal unrest or external interference. Let it be known that any attempt to undermine our sovereignty or tarnish our reputation will be met with unwavering resistance.

The Yaz people will not be swayed by the Federation’s empty rhetoric. We will continue to build a prosperous nation and protect our borders from any threat. The Federation’s attempts to engage in talks will not deter us from our path of progress and unity. We will prevail, and our strength will shine as a beacon of hope for our people."


(12) CATEGORY: Statement by a Character

[General Voss stands atop a grand podium, flanked by the crimson and black banners of Yastead. A sea of supporters gathered before him, their faces filled with a mix of awe and anticipation. The air crackles with electric energy as General Voss prepares to address the crowd]

General Voss:

My fellow countrymen and women of Yastead,

Today marks a new era for our great nation. We have cast off the shackles of tyranny and embraced our destiny as a sovereign and independent nation. The time has come to reclaim our heritage, to preserve our culture, and stand tall as the rightful masters of our own fate!

For too long, we have been shackled by the chains of an oppressive federation. They claim to be guardians of peace and prosperity, but in truth, they seek to extinguish the very essence of who we are. They want to strip us of our traditions, our values, and our identity!

But we shall not stand idly by as they attempt to drown us in a sea of conformity. We are the children of Yastead, the descendants of warriors who refused to bow to any foreign master. Our blood runs through the veins of a people who have faced adversity with unyielding resolve, and it is that spirit that defines us!

Look around you, my brothers and sisters! This city, Yastead City, has witnessed the strength of our will. We have taken back our capital from those who sought to oppress us! And yet, our struggle is not over. The federation will not rest until they have stamped out every trace of our identity!

[The crowd roars with passion, fists raised in defiance]

General Voss:

But I stand before you today as your new Imperator, to declare that we will not surrender! We will fight with every fiber of our being to protect what is ours, to safeguard our heritage, and to stand tall as a beacon of sovereignty in a world that seeks to engulf us!

[General Voss raises a sword high, symbolizing the strength of his people.]

General Voss:

To those who dare to threaten us, who dare to disrespect our culture, our traditions, and our values, I say this: We will not falter! We will not waver! We will defend Yastead with every fiber of our being, for it is our birthright, our legacy, and our destiny!

[The crowd erupts into thunderous applause, shouting their allegiance to their new leader]

General Voss:

But let this be a lesson to those who would dare to challenge us. Ambassador Arama Karaka, a representative of the federation, stands before us today as a living example of their treachery. They sent him to negotiate, but all he brought was empty promises and false gestures of goodwill.

[Ambassador Arama Karaka is trodded onstage, his face pale with fear]

General Voss:

Today, I stand before you not just as a leader, but as a defender of our values. We must send a clear message to the federation and to any who threaten us: Yastead will not be silenced! Yastead will not be broken!

[General Voss glares at Ambassador Karaka, his eyes burning with intensity]

General Voss:

And so, in front of you all, I shall enact justice on behalf of our people! May this be a warning to those who would underestimate our strength and resolve!

[In one swift motion, General Voss raises his sword high and swings it down, beheading Ambassador Karaka. The crowd gasps in shock, a mixture of fear and admiration in their eyes as they cheer and celebrate]

General Voss:

Let this be a testament to the world that Yastead will not be trifled with. Our path is clear, and we shall walk it with pride, determination, and courage. Our heritage is inviolable, and we shall defend it at all costs!

[A hushed silence falls over the crowd]

General Voss:

Together, my fellow Yaz, we shall rise above the challenges that lie ahead. We shall shape our own destiny, forging a future that is true to our traditions and our beliefs. Let the world bear witness to the resurgence of Yastead, a nation reborn from the ashes of oppression!

[The crowd bursts into rapturous applause, their loyalty to General Voss, the next Imperator, unwavering. With his head held high, he gazes out at his people, knowing that the path ahead will be fraught with challenges, but confident that they will face them together]

General Voss:

The world may doubt us, but we shall prove them wrong! Long live Yastead! Long live our indomitable spirit!

[Voss stands on stage and raises the sword he had just used to kill the federation ambassador with as the crowd cheers and chants]


Voss! Voss! Voss! Voss!