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Conquest of Pemba Confederation 2709-2715

Assault on Pemba Confederacy

The Naplian fleet crossed the Pemba border in late 2709. In a coordinated action, Naplian troops disembarked at the docks of Mendigara deep space starport located in the Cevarnin starsystem, which was the capital system of Bereschal province on the southern border of Pemba. Naplian orbital jump units also captured Balagorge airfield on Cevarnin 4. Simultaneously, an ultimatum demanding immediate surrender was presented by the Naplian ambassador to Premier Costian Markt in the Pemba capital Drikala on Mengi 4. The Pemba military was small and ill-equipped but resisted across the empire; most notably, the Governor’s Guard located at Magalian Palace in the cityworld of Opvun 3, and forces in the Helvanna province on the southwestern frontier. The Grand Alliance and the Briddarri, in particular, sent token forces to assist the Pemba, but no serious efforts to relieve the beleaguered empire were ever undertaken. Grand Alliance leaders planned to stop the Naplian…

The Hosanii Campaign 2709-2760

It took Naplia over six decades to subdue the Hosan Obelisk. It was vital to Naplian strategic plans that the Hosan remain truly neutral or solidly in the Naplian sphere of influence. When it became clear that the Hosanii would not remain neutral, the Naplians moved to ensure their dominance. Taking the Hosan Obelisk and the Pemba Confederacy would cut the Briddarri off from the Terrans and their colonial allies, ensuring the safety of Naplian held serjaum deposits in Northern Terra. 
Opposing Stellar Naval Forces 

The Naplian forces used in the campaign were some 100,000 combat starships in seventy fleet divisions and one orbital jump army group, as well as armored and artillery units. The Naplians deployed the 10th Air Corps against Hosan Obelisk consisted of one million aircraft, including 50,000 transport planes and 186,000 Lekia NR 51 strategic bombers. Throughout the campaign, additional squadrons of Naplian, Svenisch, Attel, Denic, Maripal, and even pro-Naplian Audro-Dresc…

Naplian and Briddarri Movements at Navka 2709

Fleet Movements
The Naplian invasion first started in 2709 when supply vessels began to head out in advance of the main force. The Grand Alliance initiated their plans in the following week, with sixteen Grand Alliance stealthships ordered to the Kerja Nebula and Settara Asteroid Fields to serve as a screen and give advance warning of any further Naplian response to the Hosanii protection of refugee flotillas. The following week Admiral Lian Hortha in the dreadnaught Revenge set out from Fiscap, the home port of the Briddarri Naval Command, for the Hosan frontier with twelve Imla class frigates. As the weeks passed, a series of energy storms began to build up along the Dresch and Hosanii frontiers. Revenge's force was soon caught in a heavy ion storm, and the frigate Kloven had to drop out of formation due to a damaged stardrive.

The Naplians used the storms as a screen for their approaching forces. The first elements launch were Groups 1 and 2. These ships had to make the longest h…

Operation Eastern View

Maripal Auxilliary

Naplian High Command

The general consensus in the Naplian High Command that a neutral Hosan Obelisk was in Naplia's best interests. So long as the Grand Alliance avoided Hosanii space, there would be safe passage for merchant vessels traveling along the Hosanii trade routes to ship the ores that Naplia was importing. Naplian Marshal De’vinter, took a different view.  He believed that the northern Hosanii starfields were of crucial importance to Naplia in the war with the Briddarri and actively lobbied for an invasion.

In 2702, De’vinter introduced emperor Bonate to Qundiv Shilla, the disgraced former defense minister of Hosan Obelisk. Shilla proposed cooperation between Imperial-Naplia and himself as the puppet ruler of Hosan Obelisk. Shilla met emperor Benaltep four months later and discussed the threat of a Grand Alliance invasion of Hosan Obelisk. After the first meeting with Shilla, Bonate ordered De’vinter to prepare a plan for the invasion of Hosan Obelisk. T…

Outside the Obelisk

The Writers’ War2707-2708
The Writer's War was so named after the intense and provocative media campaigns on both sides that led to the conflict. In reality, Pizcvour had been planning the attack long before the news media began their fusillades. When Pizcvour started its attack against Malatase in 2707, the Grand Alliance found themselves aligned with Hosan Obelisk and Pemba Confederacy in support of Malatase against the much stronger aggressor.
After the outbreak of war between Malatase and the Pizcvour, Hosan Obelisk mobilized larger land and fleet forces than had initially been considered necessary. By early 2708 their 6th Fleet in Malmarc Nebula and Tranna Starhold fielded 9,500 starships to defend against Pizcvour attack, positioned mainly in the eastern regions of Malmarc Nebula. Parts of the 6th Fleet's forces remained in the Nebula even after the Naplian invasion, guarding against a possible Pizcvour attack. During the Writers’ War, the Hosanii authorities secretly brok…

Strategic Position of the Hosanii

The Emperors’ War
The Hosanii Campaign was the victorious Naplian invasion of the Hosan Obelisk by Imperial Naplia during the Emperors’ War and directly following the Naplian invasion and occupation of a large part of the Dresch Kingdom. The Hosanii government’s efforts to remain neutral did not succeed, and it resulted in the flight of Hosanii Premier Kahan along with the remainder of the government to the Briddarri Kingdom.
In April of 2709, the Briddarri Kingdom and Audria came to Hosan Obelisk to request refuge for their retreating forces in the eastern regions of the Dresch Kingdom. Despite moderate success in the northern parts of Dresch territories, Grand Alliance forces in southern Dresch were compelled to withdraw eastwards. When Hosanii naval commanders allowed refugee flotillas to cross the frontier, the Naplians invaded. The Hosanii campaign was a brutal, planet by planet fight that decimated the populace of nearly every Hosanii starsystem and it lasted from 2709 to 2760; …

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