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What appears to be a splinter of the Imperial Navy fighting for Emperor's Dawn in Namarii.

Emperor's Dawn are a wealthy covert rebel group within the Empire. They were responsible for assassination of the previous Emperor, Hengist Duval,[1] and oppose the current Emperor, Arissa Lavigny-Duval.[2] They claim to represent the values and ideals of the Empire, a claim Arissa disagrees with.[3] Senator Denton Patreus is currently organising the Empire's fight against them.[1]

Emperor's Dawn User Group are a secretive group whose activities are hard to monitor but information can be found at the Frontier Group forum [4] where they also list a contact method [5]

Timeline Edit

16 DEC 3301

  • Admiral Kirby of the Federal Navy confirmed that the fight against Emperor's Dawn in Kausalya had been an unmitigated success. President Zachary Hudson described the Emperor's Dawn incursion as "clearly the last gasp of a dying animal", and said the insurgents' outpost in the system had been utterly destroyed.

They were defiant at first, but the battle started to go our way pretty quickly, and the past week has just been a mopping-up exercise, really. I think the Federal Navy Auxiliary made a big difference – when the insurgents saw how many independent pilots we had on our side, their morale took a big hit.

— Admiral Kirby, Federal Navy[6]

03 DEC 3301

  • An Emperor's Dawn base was established in the Federation-controlled system Kausalya. Military analysts speculated that the insurrectionists may attempt to use Kausalya as a staging ground for attacks against the Empire. President of the Federation Zachary Hudson authorised the payment of privateer bonds to those who help fight against Emperor's Dawn there.

Perhaps the terrorists think our distaste for the Empire is so great, we will tolerate their presence in our space. Perhaps they thought we simply wouldn't notice their incursion. In any case, they are wrong, and they have made a costly mistake. We will mete out such punishment that the very fires of hell will seem but guttering candles in comparison. Emperor's Dawn is about to learn what it means to cross the Federation.

— President Zachary Hudson[7]

28 OCT 3301

  • The Empire won the conflicts in Namarii, Tabaldak and LTT 874, resulting in the total destruction of the Emperor's Dawn bases in those systems. Denton Patreus defiantly declared Emperor's Dawn "no longer a threat." General Anthony Corvus was more cautious, saying "This is a significant victory, certainly, but the war is not over."[8]

26 OCT 3301

  • In response to the Empire dealing critical blows to their forces in Namarii, Tabaldak and LTT 874, Emperor's Dawn decided to double the offered rewards for people fighting for their side. "Let us see how much people really believe in 'Imperial values'."[9]

21 OCT 3301

  • Emperor Arissa Lavigny-Duval denounced Emperor's Dawn as enemies of the Empire, and praised Denton Patreus's handling of the fight against them.[3]

15 OCT 3301

  • Senator Denton Patreus sent fleets to attack three newly revealed Emperor's Dawn bases, in the Namarii, Tabaldak and LTT 874 systems. News feeds speculated that the attacks were intended to minimise the chances of the insurgents disrupting Arissa Lavigny-Duval's forthcoming coronation.[10]

12 OCT 3301

  • Emperor's Dawn were revealed to be connected to a security breach at Universal Cartographics that resulted in the sabotage of some exploration scanner firmware. It was speculated that they were attempting to hamstring the IISS's investigation into the location of their bases.[11]

11 OCT 3301

  • The IISS were "pursuing all available leads" to try to track down the source of Emperor's Dawn's vast funds.[12]

08 OCT 3301

06 OCT 3301

  • The senate declared Arissa Lavigny-Duval Emperor. Emperor's Dawn declared the decision "a desecration of the traditions of the Empire", and vowed not to allow the ceremony to happen.[2]

04 OCT 3301

  • Agents of the Imperial Guard and IISS arrested several members of Chancellor Anders Blaine's staff. Blaine said that Princess Aisling Duval's accusation that his staff had links to Emperor's Dawn were true, that members of his staff had been involved in slander against her, and that he took all responsibility and apologised.[14]

03 OCT 3301

  • Analysis of propaganda materials released by Emperor's Dawn showed that while they claim to stand for 'traditional values', their actual philosophy was vague at best, maybe intentionally. Emperor's Dawn claimed that the Empire had become "irrevocably decadent", and that they would be "Heralds of the New Imperial Age", demanding that they be allowed to chose the new Emperor, that the Senate be disbanded, and that military "equivocation and leniency" "be replaced with a philosophy of total martial conviction." [15]

02 OCT 3301

  • In Aisling Duval's own investigation into her advisor Patron Damon Clarke's links to Emperor's Dawn, she revealed that some of Chancellor Anders Blaine's past advisors were connected to the same members of Emperor's Dawn. She did not release her evidence, and Blaine denied all knowledge of any connection.[16]

30 SEP 3301

  • Emperor's Dawn's status as enemies of the Empire lead to a mixed response to their appeal for material aid. They received their target quantity of progenitor cells, but failed to meet the target quantity of narcotics.[17]

28 SEP 3301

  • The Imperial Herald's report of connections between Princess Aisling Duval's office and Emperor's Dawn had a severe impact on her rating, and may have had an impact on her standing with the Senate.[18]

21 SEP 3301

  • Following remarks by Senator Denton Patreus the previous day, Chancellor Anders Blaine confirmed there would be an investigation into the claimed links between Princess Aisling Duval's office and Emperor's Dawn. The hunt for Patron Damon Clarke, believed by some to have fled the Empire, continued, with some of his associates arrested and questioned.[19]

19 SEP 3301

  • Aisling Duval released a statemant, saying it came as a "bitter surprise" to learn that any of her "trusted advisors could have conducted business with the animals that murdered the Emperor." She said she would undertake her own investigation into the matter. The whereabouts of Patron Damon Clarke were unknown.[20]

18 SEP 3301

  • The Imperial Herald published details of alleged links between backers of Aisling Duval and those funding Emperor's Dawn. Patron and industrialist Damon Clarke's company D and C Shipping, Inc. apparently funded and shipped weapons to people now known to be members of Emperor's Dawn.[21]
  • Agent Cope of the IISS said Emperor's Dawn "represents a significant threat to the Empire", and issued a second appeal for exploration data to aid in the search for Emperor's Dawn bases.[22]

13 SEP 3301

  • Senator Denton Patreus launched a military campaign against Emperor’s Dawn.[1]

11 SEP 3301

  • Several Emperor's Dawn bases were discovered. Imperial forcers were mobilised and Senator Denton Patreus offered generous rewards to independent pilots who lend their aid.[23]

10 SEP 3301

  • Captured Emperor's Dawn materials showed that they believed Emperor Hengist Duval was complict "in the erosion of tradition", and wanted him replaced with someone more fitting. Who that might be was not specified.[24]

28 AUG 3301

  • The Imperial Internal Security Service (IISS) issued an open contract for exploration data, in order to search it for any useful intelligence. They refused to confirm that they were searching for Emperor's Dawn bases, but the Imperial Citizen claimed to have intercepted an IISS communiqué that suggested that was the case.[25]

27 AUG 3301

  • Senator Zemina Torval declared her support for the war Denton Patreus had declared against Emperor's Dawn, and ordered her followers to join it. Some political analysts had written off Patreus, due to his association with Brendan Paul Darius, but his decisive action against Emperor's Dawn countered that. Florence Lavigny also spoke out in support of Patreus, saying that he was not an enemy of Hengist Duval.[26]

23 AUG 3301

  • Chancellor Anders Blaine announced that Brendan Paul Darius, the man who killed the Emperor, was not working alone. An investigation into the retaliatory murders of Darius's family had discovered encrypted data files, which revealed the existence of an "ultra-traditionalist movement" named Emperor's Dawn.[27]

20 AUG 3301

  • A mysterious organisation called Emperor’s Dawn opened contracts for vast quantities of Battle Weapons at Saarinen Station in the Kamcha system, Ceremonial Heike Tea at Sikorsky Orbital in the Jang Di system, and Toxic Waste at Blaauw Port in the Dinkas system. Little was known about them, but their unusual name and vast wealth attracted attention. They were believed to be headquartered in the Kamcha system.[28]

05 AUG 3301

  • Emperor Hengist Duval died en route to a medical facility after being stabbed by a member of the congregation before his wedding. Chancellor Blaine wouldn't provide details about the attacker.[29]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Frontline Report: The War against Emperor’s Dawn
  2. 2.0 2.1 Senate Declares Arissa Lavigny-Duval Emperor
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Emperor Denounces Emperor's Dawn
  4. https://forums.frontier.co.uk/showthread.php?t=177731
  5. EmperorsDawn@outlook.com
  6. Federation Triumphs over Emperor's Dawn
  7. Emperor's Dawn Base Discovered in Federation Space
  8. Empire Wins Decisive Victory
  9. Fresh Incentive from Emperor's Dawn
  10. The War against Emperor's Dawn Continues
  11. Emperor's Dawn Connected to Universal Cartographics Security Breach
  12. Who is Funding Emperor's Dawn?
  13. More Emperor's Dawn Bases Found
  14. Chancellor Anders Blaine Issues Statement
  15. Emperor's Dawn: What does it stand for?
  16. Scandal Rocks Chancellor Anders Blaine
  17. Emperor's Dawn Appeal Meets with Mixed Response
  18. Senator Arissa Lavigny-Duval Gains More Powerful Support
  19. Senator Patreus Calls for Senate Investigation, Chancellor Blaine Confirms Senate Investigation
  20. Aisling Duval Issues Statement
  21. Did Aisling Duval Know About Emperor’s Dawn?
  22. Imperial Internal Security Service Issues another Appeal
  23. Emperor’s Dawn Bases Discovered
  24. The Truth about Emperor’s Dawn
  25. Imperial Internal Security Service Requests Exploration Data
  26. Zemina Torval and Florence Lavigny Join Patreus’ Campaign
  27. Emperor’s Killer Not Working Alone?
  28. Commodities needed in the Kamcha, Dinkas and Jang Di Systems
  29. Emperor Hengist Duval Dead

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