This self-titled Ultimatum made its way into the hands of every armed group big or influential enough to have a stake in Novvy Bangkok. It was circulated soon after detachments from the ‘major powers’ of the Sphere began to arrive in force, after O-12, with the assistance of ALEPH and Ariadna, had already set up shop. From: Major M.T. Rhodes, Stavka Intelligence Liason, Ariadna Expeditionary Corps - Novvy Bangkok Detachment To: Those not under direct O-12 Command It has come to my attention that certain parties are saber-rattling and making threats to the O-12 sanctioned detachment of the AEC stuck here on this hunk of rock. Let me make one thing perfectly clear to all of you - NONE of you are trustworthy. If you were, if ANY of you could be trusted with the defense of this outpost then it would be you all defending the XARAKS Battery with O-12 Sanction, not us. ALL of you have your own ‘special interests’ and dirty secrets here on this rock. We, the forces of Ariadna, are here to guard, maintain, and operate these big nasty space-cannons, and we will defend them from any and all threats. We will treat ANY aggressive action towards the XARAKS Battery as an enemy attack on O-12 and will respond with deadly force. No warnings will be given, and no prisoners will be taken. The attackers will be automatically classified as compromised, disguised, or sepsitorized agents of the Combined Army and be given no quarter. One final note, to the ordained ignoramus ranting about how our patented T2 Armor-Piercing Ammunition is a violation of the Concilium Convention? Double-check the Convention Padre, not only is it legal, but we’ve brought a couple warehouses worth of it. And are more than willing to turn them over, one bullet at a time, rapidly.