The governance of a populace was most definitely not in any job description she had ever held, she thought as her pace quickened through the hall of the palace towards the royal chambers. It was to be the umpteenth time she had attempted to reign in this chaos. Kimiko's disposition lately had been less than savory. Since she had returned from her captivity, her mood and general outlook were sour. No one had been able to get through to her, and it was driving Chika crazy. Tsubasa as well, had been attempting to sway her mother out into the public eye and to continue living normally again. But so far nothing.
*BANG BANG BANG*
Her fist rang against the heavy wooden door of the royal chambers, echoing throughout the surrounding area,"Kimiko, I know you are in there. Please, open your doors, your people need you. Your family needs you. I need you." she made sure place extra emphasis on certain parts, hoping to appeal to the woman.
She heaved a sigh and raised her fist again to continue her attempt, but was interrupted by one of her aides sprinting, literally, down the hall,"MA'AM! The Empire has launched a full-scale assault on Pantora! The Coalition is requesting all support available!"
The news caused her to pause, her fist hanging in the air. She looked at the door, gave it quick glare before swiftly turning to the aide,"Ready all available forces. Gather the commanders for a briefing, now. We need to get moving, yesterday!" The aide snapped to, and dashed off towards the command center in the palace to begin relaying orders.
Chika took another moment, thought of attempting to raise the Empress again, but thought better of it, her time was needed elsewhere.
Location: Pantoran Orbit, aboard AIN Nagato
Specific Tags: Vela Alya T'Ser Sipal
The quickly assembled Akaran Task Force, had made great haste in assembling in-system, record times to some, and made the fastest path to Pantora. In-transit briefs were many, as new information was relayed through the battle-net and dispersed rapidly. It all painted a very dark picture of the present situation; the Empire's forces were everywhere, in force, and rapidly advancing on all fronts.
After the last gathering before arriving, the decision had been agreed upon to assist an under-equipped evacuation effort. Focusing on that, Chika hoped to be the most helpful.
As soon as they left hyperspace, the fleet rapidly began getting stuck-in with their opponents. All players were at the table, and were adding their skills when and where needed.
Chika was doing her level-headed best to keep the flow in check, standing at her console and looking over the most recent situation reports. The fleet had moved into a rather strong position on the far side of the blockade, amassed and ready to push. The Nagato sat in the center of a wedge of ships, several new designs, and dozens of escort ships. Fighters and bombers launched, Tsubasa in the lead, to escort the planned mass drop of support ships and combat troops.
Her personal chronometer ticked down and hit zero,"All ships, advance! Press into the blockade. As soon as the hole is punched through, get those drop ships into the black and make contact with the forces on the ground!"
The Akaran fleet, en-masse, surged forward, the fighters, bombers, and smaller vessels, led the wave and surged towards the enemy line...