// A news article is released by the CNS, making headlines. It is a rather short video, opening with the voice of a human female, and footage of Caliphate and NAUSCM soldiers standing around in a jungle, looking quite content with themselves. //
"As'salaam alaikum, today is a day for celebration. Today's conflict, already being dubbed as the Eleven Hour War, marks the final and stunning success of our people's combined armed forces against the supporters of our insurrection, the Sundew Tribe."
// It cuts to another, aerial shot, ICIF hovercraft zooming through the sky above the vast jungle, while a large, central tree burns and smokes in the center, clearly having been shelled and bombed. Large swathes of the jungle are also blown apart or exposed, making landings for the crafts. //
"Eleven hours ago, the Royal Court voted military action against the Sundew, based in the next system over from Manara. Though the insurrection has ended, the floran menace had never signed the peace deal, and so was still in a state of war. Their inaction in negotiating a lasting peace forced the hand of the Court into ensuring their future cooperation with the ummah and dhimmi."
// Another shot of tribal florans, males, females, and children, marching in a line, through the jungle, escorted by soldiers of both factions. Some of the florans are off to the side, kneeling before an apparent imam who is holding aloft a Qur'an, preaching to the new converts. The sky is a smoky haze, and while the scene is grim, despite there being no corpses in sight. //
"The Caliphate and its allies tally their total losses at around 368 soldiers, most lost in the initial landing before the aerial bombardments commenced. God bless these brave men, their slhms rest in Jannah now. General Idra Isa and General Ben Garrison were not expecting such a quick victory, but the sheer difference in technology, as well as air superiority, quickly ended the conflict. The fleet was meager, composed of robbed, jury-rigged civilian ships, which were broken through within the first three hours."
// Another shot to the large, main, burning tree, the base of which was entirely evacuated, though there were clear signs there was a village there amongst the fire and rubble. //
"Within the next nine hours, the jungle was cleared to allow transport to land, and boots were on the ground. When the enemy could not be broken through without suffering serious losses, it was opted to directly attack the home tree. Suffice to say, this strategy worked immensely. They surrendered within the next hour, being fully surrounded, and offered peace by Idra Isa."
// The footage then cuts to Caliphate soldiers leading florans to a makeshift stage, where conversions appear to be going on. NAUSCM soldiers are leading other groups of florans into hovercrafts, and taking them up into the sky, out of view. //
"Sarracenia, as they call it, will be renamed and rebuilt within due time, now a part of the ever eternal Caliphate. All natives are welcome to convert peacefully, and aid in the rebuilding efforts. Others will be tended to by the NAUSCM, for those who do not wish to integrate. The first plans for rebuilding are already being drafted, with schools, hospitals, roads and mosques being planned from the rubble, things which the planet entirely lacked before. A savage, primitive people, sadly needing to be broken by the fist of civilization so that they may heal into something far greater. Our prayers are with the good souls on Sarracenia that have joined us, and may their world be built into a paradise with our guiding hand. Peace be upon them, and peace be upon the ummah."
// The videos then cuts to a Caliphate soldier shaking the hand of a very recent floran convert, giving the camera a smile and a thumbs up as the news clip ends. Anonymous postings are disabled on the site. //