Aberion beamed at the council. Literally. He was actually glowing--no doubt a side effect of his mood upon the powers the Overseers had given him. "What a fight!" he boomed, the room shaking with his voice, and you all chuckled to yourselves. "They never stood a chance!"
"Erebus, the balls of that scheme! And what a speech!" He clapped the Lord Commander on the shoulder, nearly knocking him into the table, but Aberion's enthusiasm was as infectious as his impatience had been before.
"I've declared an imperial celebration," Aberion went on. "The cellars of Pyr will be emptied tonight!" He rubbed his hands together in anticipation of the copious amounts of spirits he would no doubt be imbibing. "Try not to stay up too late with the paperwork, boys."
You glanced at the reports in front of you. Even though you already knew most of their contents thanks to being on-site during the battles, you still read them.
The spies of Genesis Industries were able to obtain intel on our combat plans prior to the battle. The Genesis spies were able to determine that we did indeed intend a dual assault on both Lanstead and Neon, but they appeared to think that the main force of the attack would be at Lanstead. Also, information on Operation Falling Skies was kept hidden from the forces of Genesis Industries.
Report: Operation Falling Skies:
At 0300 hours, Operation Falling Skies began with the insertion of the teams within Neon. The teams quickly captured the known Omnimind Data Core location and used it as a base. By 0330, the locations of 4 additional Omnimind Cores had been determined in addition to the location of both Aletas, although the location of Tygris remained unidentified. By 0400, Bravo, Charlie, and Delta teams had moved to their target locations, successfully remaining hidden from the Genesis forces as they did so. The teams then proceeded to attempt to capture their targets, during which time Charlie Team was identified by Genesis Security forces. Embroiled in a battle at the location of one of the data cores, Charlie Team was eventually evacuated by our Overseer allies at 0530. Unable to seize the data core, they demolished the building. At 0530 hours the Genesis Security Forces became aware of Alpha Team and moved in on their location. Alpha Team held out long enough to demolish the local core at 0600 but was unable to be extracted and was slain to the last man. Bravo and Delta Teams managed to avoid security forces until 0600, when they extracted with an Omnimind data core and with their prisoners. Both Aleta (Talich) and Aleta (Avarrach) were seized in this operation.
Brief: 1 Core extracted, 2 Cores destroyed, Aleta (Talich) captured, Aleta (Avarrach) captured, 6 knights slain, 50 Genesis Industries Soldiers killed, 50 Overseers Auxiliaries slain.
Report: Battle at Lanstead
Our forces outside of Lanstead launched their limited diversionary assaults at 0430 pursuant to the plans of the Council to keep the forces defending Lanstead from aiding their comrades in Neon. Lord Commander Erebus himself led the charge, but the defenders--convinced that the attack on Lanstead was real and that the not-yet-begun battle on Neon was the diversion--refused to be lured out from their walls. Multiple feints were made but the defenders stayed put.
Brief: Lanstead forces remained in Lanstead, 500 Flame Dawn Aspirants lost in the feint attacks.
Report: Battle at Neon
Our Morningstar forces acquitted themselves magnificently in the battle for Neon. Minimal forces were lost as they established a beachhead against the disrupted combat robots of Genesis Industries, which were operating at suboptimal levels due to the heroic actions of Operation Falling Skies. By 0700 a beachhead had been established for our other forces to land on the island, and once driven back from the outer fortifications the Genesis defenders crumbled, with the city quickly falling into the Flame Dawn Empire's hands. Seeing that the battle was over, the remaining combat robots self-destructed and Genesis soldiers surrendered. During the occupation of the city, Tygris--the infamous head architect of Genesis Industries--was captured. Only minor casualties were suffered in the taking of the city, and no other Omnimind Data Cores have been located or captured.
44 Knights lost in an explosion
100 Morningstar knights lost in the assault on the city
200 Aspirants lost
350 Genesis Industries Soldiers captured
50 Knights lost, 100 Morningstar Knights lost, 700 Aspirants lost, 350 Soldiers captured, 3 high-value-targets captured, 1 Omnimind data core captured, 50 Overseers Auxiliaries lost, Neon captured.
Genesis Industries is now defeated as a faction.
At 1000 hours, news of the conquest of Neon was transmitted to the forces in Lanstead alongside an ultimatum of surrender. The forces therein, hereafter referred to as the Genesis Remnant, refused to surrender and still hold the city. The Overseers of Solace have increased the bounty on Lucca's head.
Besieging Lanstead: 2800 Aspirants
Occupying Neon: 1800 Aspirants, 900 Morningstar Knights, 550 Knights, 150 Auxiliaries
Guarding the Rift to the Untamed World: 600 Aspirants
"Gentlemen," Arch-Cyurate Baelish said, clapping slowly, "this is cause for congratulations. Well done. Now, we must decide the fate of our prisoners. We should vote on whether or not to hand over Tygris, Aleta, and Aleta to the Overseers or to keep them for ourselves, along with the fate of the captured soldiers. It is possible that we may be able to keep some if we hand over others."
"Indeed," the Lord Commander agreed, "we should discuss this before turning in our budgets on the 12th."
"Now that we have defeated Genesis Industries," Mew noted, "we now have 20 points to allocate to our budget instead of 16."
You all murmured in agreement. "Good work, everyone."