In the last 24 hours, several Krath units managed to pierce defences around a multitude of Madalorian holdings, some deep in the heart of Mandalorian territory, and abscond with vast quantities of materials that were earmarked for military operations, shipwrights and defence of their territory. Using secret codes sent to them by an agent within the Mandalorian hierarchy, the Mandalorian defences were unable to prevent the raid. The cost to Mandalore of the takings is still being calculated, but it is estimated that it will severely hamper many activities in the short term, and will put them on the back foot for months.
On an agreed upon signal, the agent within Mandalore issued an order to give the Krath troops access to several strategic locations, allowing them to break in without any trouble. Mandalorian personnel at the scene were confused, and none of them questioned the appearance of several unknown sentients walking in. After issuing orders for the loading of the materials, the troops left without any attempt to halt them. Beyond the raw materials removed from the mines, command codes to the entire MandalMining store of material containers were transferred as well, rendering them useless to Mandalore. This will, combined with the abortion of running mines, disrupt their supply lines for several weeks while they restart and clear out mines, further disrupting any active missions as personnel are redirected to deal with this. With the agent recovered, and the Krath ships leaving enemy territory, Mandalorian response has so far been slow and uncoordinated. It’s likely that Mandalorian intelligence is not as strong as some would believe, nor Imperial Intelligence, for they would surely have alerted their allies. It would seem that the Imperial presence is not as strong, or as omnipresent, as recent news would suggest. A Krath task force was on standby in deep space nearby in case Mandalorian defences became aware of the Krath presence, however as there was no discernable reaction to our presence, the fleet remained hidden.
It is the first time in several months that action has been taken against Mandalore, after Krath forces surrounded Kessel with battlestations and set up large refugee centres. A political analyst explained: “There is a reason we have seen little action taken against this group. The Kessel operation was a humanitarian mission, with the Krath attempting to abstain from violence against the general Mandalorian population. Therefore their operations are carefully chosen and executed to provide damage to, and destroy the morale of, military targets, while keeping the civilian population unharmed; actions which the average Mandalorian is made to believe are harming their futures. These strikes serve a singular purpose: to show the general population the corruption that their leader, Tyr DeMeer, is at the center of.” With at least one other Mandalorian group achieving galactic acknowledgement, and likely several other clans remaining in the dark to avoid the attentions of the corrupted Mandalorian government, it is obvious that the Mandalorian culture has fractured due to DeMeer’s failure as a leader. Will more Mandalorians escape the clutches of the overbearing government? Will they seek their own retribution? These are questions that remain unknown, but should they require it, The Krath Dynasty stands ready to supply aid to the true believers, and maybe the ancient pact between Krath and Mandalore can be reforged, devoid of the presence of the Imperials.