Major Walkko Frass entered a large conference room on board the VSD Reverent, where the Captains of most ships in the battle group, and the Admiral of the Empire's 3rd Fleet, were gathered to listen in on the conference.
Alongside them, be them in holograms from their own vessels or in person, stood Pilots Mitras Thane and Decker Willo, of the in-progress Spearhead Squadron, and Arlan Mindar, a recruit from the Navy that was among many others moved into the 3rd fleet temporarily to support the incoming operation.
And at the head of the room, silently listening in behind the major, was Prazutis.
As the last of the transmissions and attendees arrived, Major Frass finally gave word to begin the talks.
"Gentleman, Ladies, and all imperial ranks in attendance. Today begins a new offensive to combat the foolish rebellion that calls themselves the Galactic Alliance. Today, we will show just what a United Empire can accomplish! The Empress watches our every action during this offensive, so know that as we fight, we fight for a single cause."
The room was dead silent as the Major spoke, his pep talk ending as he stepped aside for Admiral Riteal, the Admiral of 3rd Fleet, stepped forward to explain the plan of action.
"We believe that we can take the Alliance by surprise with this strike. If we can execute a large enough strike against their fighters and light cruisers before they can have time to group up and retaliate, we should be able to drive them out before we take significant losses. However, a small portion of this mission will rely on their reinforcements, and the possibility of the Alliance sending their fighters from the surface into space to fight. That is where the Empire's new Enforcer comes in." The Admiral said. The last phrase caught many people off guard, but as Prazutis stepped up to speak, none had time to dispute the title.
"From a data drive recovered from Imperial loyalists on the surface, we've discovered an Alliance facility housing more than a few squadrons of fighters. I believe that I can go to the surface, possibly with an inquisitor, in case of Jedi activity, and use the force to pull the supports from the structure suspending the facility from the ground. This would destroy the ships within the facility and deal a major blow to their force, rendering little ground resistance and a blow to their protection in orbit."