(Wake Station) In a prepared speech today at 22:45 UTC, STCC Speaker Demeter Garreth said that the members of SOL NAVY who assassinated Octavius Emperor Clements IV this past Friday did so without the knowledge or sanction of Solrain Authorities. Garreth, however, stopped short of apologizing to Octavius or suing for peace, saying, “But as we have done many times before, we will FIGHT this war. And the bottom line is this: we will WIN. Because we ARE SOLRAIN!”
In addition to disavowing all connection to SOL NAVY, the STCC moved to cut Sol PR in half for each member of that squad.
Complete text of the Garreth speech is as follows:
On Friday 115.5.22, two pilots from a squad called SOL NAVY attacked and killed one of the Octavius Emperors. Today, we are at war. A war started by self-indulgent fools.
A war WE did not choose. A war that will bring NO PROFIT.
I have no great love for Octavius, but war is something waged carefully … thoughtfully … with an eye toward the balance sheet always. This war today is just BAD business.
But as we have done many times before, we will FIGHT this war. And the bottom line is this: we will WIN. Because we ARE SOLRAIN!
But let me make this clear to all factions and all corporations:
SOL NAVY is NOT our navy.
SOL NAVY is NOT our agent.
Sol NAVY did NOT act with STCC authorization.
Frankly, I think their tactics and their philosophy might be better suited to Hyperial than to Solrain.
So just as all of Solrain is saddled with the actions of these few extremists; the STCC has decided that ALL members of SOL NAVY will be held accountable.
We have resolved that all members of SOL NAVY will have their political ratings reduced by a half.
Now lets the rest of us prepare for what is to come, for I know well that Octavius will not see this as adequate recompense for their loss.