Setting: Port Arthur, Southern Hemisphere, Smoke Jaguar Firebase Gamma, Primary Communications Room.
This is Star Colonel Giambi contacting Firebase Gamma. Come in Gamma.
This is Gamma, Mechwarrior Sanders responding, how can I help you Star Colonel?
Kerensky's Ghost, you have Warriors working in communications up there at Gamma, Quiaff?
Aff, Star Colonel. Star Captain Gehrig is having an emergency meeting with all base personnel as we speak.
I want a conference with the Star Captain and all Warriors in 5 minutes, route me to your briefing room.
Five minutes later in the Gamma's primary briefing room. The Mechwarriors and Elementals of Firebase Gamma have gathered. Star Colonel Giambi is on the large display screen at the front of the room and begins to speak.
Warriors of Smoke Jaguar, we have been betrayed. Our Nova Cat allies have shown their true colors and joined with the Inner Sphere forces that oppose the clan's march to Terra. Just yesterday the Southern HPG on Port Arthur was taken all too easily from the Nova Cats by Inner Sphere forces. You all know the Northern HPG was captured last week. This leaves us cut off from our Clan. We are on our own.
My advisers believe that Firebase Gamma will be the next target of the Davion forces in our area. I want a status report from all unit commanders at Firebase Gamma now.
The base turrets are all functioning at 100%. We have a Star of heavy tanks crewed by solohma warriors that are also at full fighting strength. My Timberwolf is at fully operational with the primary weapons loadout currently installed. Mechwarrior John hows the Summoner's elbow joint?
Had to replace the myomer fibers. We were out of replacement Summoner arm acuators so we used some from the lower leg of a downed Warhawk. Seems to be functioning better than before. Primary weapons loadout currently equipped.
Sanders, Sax, Wells...Report!
Mad Dog, Primary weapons loadout, no issues sir.
Huntsman ready to go, Primary loadout.
(talks with cigar gritted between teeth) Yeah, Hellbringer, primary loadout. Running hot...just like always.
(rolls eyes at Wells, knowing the old mechwarrior is beyond discipline at this point) Star Commander Winfield?
Full Star of Elementals are ready for action. All of my men are eager to engage the enemy.
Good! Know this Warriors of the Jaguar. These Davion warriors we face fight without honor. They do not follow our rules for dueling. They will concentrate fire upon you and pick you apart one at a time. They will use physical attacks, and even have designed battlemechs with hatchets and swords! With the loss of the HPG our rules of engagement have changed. We are now fighting for our very survival. You are no longer to be held to our code of warfare. For any mech that engages Jaguar forces and acts without honor, you are authorized to use any means necessary to destroy that mech! That includes firing upon a mech that is currently engaged by one of your fellow Jaguars. That includes responding in kind to any mech that utilizes physical attacks! They have brought us to this level, and it turns my innards to give this order, but it must be done. Our very existence may depend upon it. Fight well Warriors of the Jaguar, Giambi out.
(Giambi's image is replaced by the Smoke Jaguar logo)
(Softly, grinning with the cigar still in his teeth) Heh, Sweet...
(Rolls eyes again at Wells) Jaguars dismissed!