It was always the same, and now all this.
The bloodlust that had encapsulated the high chancellor was far from over. They had tried to kill his daughter, the only person worth a damn in his pitiful excuse of an existence, the anchor of his mortal coil. They had attacked his very being, and now they would lose everything. He was not ready to stop at Bogden and Obroa-skai, and his officers all knew this - they themselves seeing the war as a prime opportunity to distinguish themselves from their peers.
It went off without a hitch, starting with a fake sensor trip near Myrkr, outlining a massive fleet of Imperial warships; then, a hyperspace beacon conveniently placed by the Umbaran cartel on Kiros; and finally, a captain of a Venator crazy enough to disengage hyperspace right above the atmosphere.
Was it insane? Absolutely; after all, warfare was about doing what your enemy would least expect. The shields were likely to protect the star destroyer in the event of ships being scrambled to intercept it before it made landfall, but even in the event that that happened, it would still be able to let off a swarm of landing craft to act as a vanguard. Captain Varn Kurn of His Majesty's 9th Iron Gladius Fleet was prepared to make any and all sacrifices to ensure his passengers made it to the surface, he was nothing if not dedicated.
Before the engagement would begin, he broadcasted a message over a planet-wide frequency: "Inhabitants of the Kiros colony, this planet has been designated for invasion by the Core Imperial Confederation. Non-combatants have one hour to evacuate and find suitable shelter before combat operations are to target the city itself; those who stay behind or otherwise inhibit our forces will be declared combatants and dealt with under Executive Order #2173. To ensure quality, this conflict will be monitored for training purposes. Thank you."
Even professionals had standards.
- Apocalypse - A barrage of defoliants will be fired upon the surface to generate a proper landing zone for Captain Kurn's star destroyer, followed by Banshee carrier-gunships being deployed to secure the area so the vessel can set down and begin deployment of the army within its hull.
- Shock & Awe - Covering the Wyvern's descent will be a squadron of warships coming out of hyperspace shortly to deal with the space station in orbit of the planet. The station can either be vaporized or boarded.
- Bring Your Own Objective