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The Ragnar Republic
The Leper Emerges
"All units prepare to fire!" Came the call, each man getting into their positions to begin the barrage and thus the war. Unlike the barrage, the war was not about the begin. Months of observation had revealed the Cult of Excess to be nothing more than the remnants of the Fate Collective, the creators of the Life Eater Virus and long term enemies of Ragnar. While their rapid regrowth was a concern, especially given their presumed obliteration, the Ragnar had no option but to remove them from existence.
The lines of Earthshakers were load and ready to fire, waiting for the signal to unleash the barrage of flame against their targets. The commanding officer awaited instruction over the radio, and moments later the voice of High Marshal Heinrich Vetter came through. "Begin..."
In response to the instruction the commanding officer roared, "FIRE!"
The thundering drums of war began to play as the Earthshakers fired their payloads towards the Cult's home, the shells of death on their way to inflict revenge. The barrage continued repeatedly, the council of Ragnar watching from monitors in the bunker that was once their home.
"This is the right choice," Heinrich said, looking the Autarch square in the eye. "These scum wrought devastation on our people and deserve nothing short of complete destruction."
Chancellor Bernard Hacker nodded gently but had an expression that wasn't anywhere near as aggressive.
"I do not wish death on anyone but this Cult as they are now known are certainly deserving of it. From some reports we have received, there is cause for concern that if they are allowed to grow that they will surpass their previous power. We do not know why, but regardless, we have taken the correct course of action."
Victor Ulbricht, Autarch of the Ragnar Republic, watched with few words escaping his mouth. His mind raced, doubting his decision but in the grand scheme of things it wasn't a choice that had a clearly defined correct answer. The world would not understand the complexities of their relationship with the former Fate Collective but that could not be allowed to stop the Ragnar.
"Heinrich, has The Leper been activated?" The Autarch questioned.
His militaries leader nodded in response, "Yes he has. He has taken control of one half of our forces while Judge Rutger will lead the other. "
"Excellent. His talents will help us repay them for what they put our people through."
The trio continued to watch on as the Earthshakers fired.
Code by Serobliss