(UUNN HQ) The following statement was released from Empress Iulia in the Imperial Palace on Martius:
The Atreus line has returned to Martius and the Atticus usurpers from Ares Prime have finally been wiped away. Septus is dead. Aqilus is dead. Rnenta is dead.
Montona has fled.
I have sent word through the Legatio to Cina that Septus’ crazy dog Zarkwon needs to be returned to us. And the museum and statue of the usurper who murdered my ancestor have been destroyed. The slate is clean.
I reach out to Venticus and Cineon to join with me in finding a way to make Octavius the empire it was meant to be. For many years, we have been held back – first by by TRI and then by internal squabbling. It’s time for a new way.
Sources on Ares Prime indicate that there may be concern about the lineage claimed by the Empress, and that this would clearly need to be verified. The last Atreus Emperor was Marcelus I, who died (executed by Atticus VI) over 160 years ago. He had one son and two daughters.
(Hyperial Station) Hyperial Special Representative Dr. Viggio Ragne and Cicero Rnenta, Consul for Martius, met today to finalize an agreement. They released the following statement:
Today we take a step which will be long-remembered. Emperor Atticus Septus and President Drago Maximilian have reached out across the Void to form a partnership. Despite our different histories . . . our different traditions . . . our different politics, they have found enough common ground to build an important partnership that, we hope, will bring just a little bit of unity in our badly-fractured corner of space.
There were no details provided about the pact other than the fact that it would include shared research and resources, and that its impact would be felt within days.
(Etruscera, Martius) Consul Cicero Rnenta, Consul for Martius, was quick to respond to the recent statement made by Emperor Venticus of Ares Prime about recent DSS decryptions.
“They’re grasping for legitimacy,” said Consul Rnenta. “They are taking roughly 100 words that were decrytpted and interpolated from an unverified, badly corrupted DSS and turning it into a claim that our greatest legend originated on Ares. It’s not even a very well-supported theory let alone something resembling historical facts. I’m not sure whether that DSS is real history … I’m not sure exactly how old it is … and I’m especially suspect of Solrain dating appearing in something purporting to be Octavius history. Continue reading →