With the lack of comms recently its been hard to update you on what’s been happening, many many things have changed; but I’ll try to be brief!
Last we spoke we were fighting to save our space from mercenary invaders, Pandemic Legion, as well as fend off cowardly attacks from alliances that we once called friends and allies, Daisho Syndicate and Sodalitas XX. We spent a few weeks rallying the troops to defend both our space and that of our long time friends Against All Authorities; and we did a decent job at making the attackers pay for every inch of space.
We were out numbered though, so it was time to decide the fate of our remaining space and our alliance. Damu’Khonde (D’K) was born from the betrayal of a senior executive of the Ushra’Khan (U’K) alliance and the core corporations rallied to its banner in an effort to salvage what we had and were. These were honourable goals and the corporations that joined D’K made every effort to rekindle the U’K spirit, but the odds were against us.
D’K needed to assert its self as the leader in Providence, but we were without our logistics network and many in the alliance were weary of the endless defending of space to the onslaught of would-be empire builders. All this seemed to be counter to the the edicts of U’K and so many in the alliance questioned the path of D’K.
So it was time to once again step back and take a look at what we were and what we can be! Its been a turbulent year of changes, but change is not a bad thing, it gives focus, goals and meaning. Our council and command agreed that Providence isn’t what defined U’K, despite the history of the area, it was more to do with the core ideals we believe in as a group of corporations fighting for the oppressed.
With our path decided the machinations of command and council set about gifting, trading and securing any and all Providence space we owned to trusted alliances in the region to ensure freed slaves had a place to call home if they intended to stay. Orders were given to evacuate Providence and head for the Great Wildlands!
Leaving Providence seemed odd at first, we have been fighting for the space for such a long time and had retaken many historical systems from long time enemies, but holding on to what we had gained and dealing with the politics of the region didn’t live up to expectations.
Our freed brothers and sisters were safe that wished to stay behind in Providence and each corporation organised its members for the journey to the Great Wildlands. Our leaders informed the wider New Eden populace of our move and the reasons for it, and with that we headed for our new home.
The creation of D’K was focused on holding space within Providence, since we were no longer a space holding alliance this was an ideal opportunity to rekindle our partisan spirit and reform again under the U’K banner! Many corporations were ecstatic at the prospect of being part of U’K once again, including Mirkur Draug’Tyr, we were again getting back to our roots and our core beliefs.
To mark our arrival in the Great Wildlands and the reformation of Ushra’Khan, tonight we spread across New Eden to broadcast a message across the stars in all Local comms channels:
This is the voice of the Ushra’Khan. Heed our words.
As I speak to you here, my brothers speak with me across the span of light years. We speak in unison, a multitude of voices bearing one, singular message across scores of solar systems. We invite you to share in this moment with us.
We are an organisation dedicated to the pursuit of but one goal; the eradication of slavery throughout New Eden. It is a goal that has over the years earned us fame and notoriety in equal measure, our methods decried by some and admired by others.
We have known criticism, and been humbled by the hand of fate too. But today we stand before you unrepentant. We are the Ushra’Khan, and our resolve is unbroken, our goals unchanged. Despite all that befalls us, we shall continue in our mission.
Our ideals remain unrealised, and it is towards their fulfilment that we strive. Providence has been left behind us, its control given over to the coalition formed in place of the former slaver dominance over the region. It is our hope that these alliances can maintain the promise of a liberated future for its populace.
We have returned in body, name and spirit to live among free Matari in the Great Wildands region. There we seek to reconcile with our estranged brothers living among the tribal lands. Our past grievances with the former pro-appeasement government of Minmatar Republic may now be reconciled.
As the Elders have brought home the Starkmanir and Nefantar tribes, we ever aspire to continue that work and to return ourselves from distant lands to be among our people. Perhaps now our years apart might draw to a close.
It is to that end that we have adopted an ‘NRDS’ engagement policy within the Great Wildlands, and hope to find common ground with its residents. We do not demand that our friends follow our lead in their affairs, but do not suffer others to dictate ours.
It is to our disappointment that we find ourselves confronted with standings enclosurism present in the region. Time and again we have been confronted by those who demand we follow their policies, befriend their friend and reject their rival. We reject this notion.
We are free pilots and exercise our right to make our own choices in pursuit of our cause; and to defend the rights of others to make those same choices. We shall not validate a system that denies this. It is one thing to seek order in life, it is quite another to impose it on others.
We find this attitude present within the spacelanes of the Thukker’s great caravans to be a great disappointment, and an unwelcome reminder of the laws laid down in former Amarrian Providence under ‘Operation Deliverance’.
Mark these words, Capsuleers of the Wildlands. We come not to threaten you or to impose change upon you. This is no invasion, and these words are no ultimatum. We come simply to live among our people.
We have no quarrel with you, if you have none with us. How you choose to receive us is your choice to make. We shall continue to operate ‘NRDS’ within the region, if you choose to make yourselves an enemy, so be it. It shall be your choice.
But the Wildlands are not the full scope of our world, far from it. Our mission shall take us beyond the borders of Tribal lands on a daily basis. We look upon Amarr, and see evil at work. We see an Imperial regime that enslaves and exploits entire cultures, a regime that mounts a self-proclaimed ‘holy’ crusade upon its neighbours.
Although the Starkmanir & Nefantar are in part returned to liberty, many billions remain behind in the Ammatar Mandate under the governorship of an Amarrian ‘Royal Holder’, the house Ardishapur. Since the Elders came the Mandate has been subjected to intensified cultural subversion, as propaganda is interwoven into society under the guise of ‘aid & reconstruction’.
The mass-construction of so-called Faith schools, Cathedrals and the replacement of great swathes of upper government and military posts with ‘True’ Amarrians. Look closely, the Ammatar have been reigned in, the leash is tightening under the pretence of post-war redevelopment.
A great undertaking remains before us. As the free Tribes begin at last to raise themselves higher than ever before, the Amarr seek to bring those still left behind ever closer to their knees. We must not forget those people, and we must act for their salvation, not by god, but by the hands of their brothers.
We remember them. And every action we take is but one in the long war to win their freedom. Their right to choose for themselves, perhaps for the first time in their lives.
We are the Ushra’Khan. We come for our people.