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Port Sudan

The Legion has always and always will exist on many different levels. There is a pact between the commanders of the Legion and the men who make up the Legion, a pact that very clearly demands that the Legion values be held before all others. Of late, in dark alleys, quiet coffee shops, and other more disreputable places that tends to be the natural habitat of Legionnaires the men have been gathering in secret.

"Whadda we bleedin' for Europe?" is the usual question being asked. It hasn't escaped the notice of the Legion that even with a public invite not one single European delegation had made the trip to Port Sudan to participate in the mourning of the fallen. It hasn't escaped their notice that in a near war with two different African Nations to defend Ghana their treaty partners didn't even so much as send a message to see if they need any assistance.

"The Council is lost, we must help them find themselves," Lt. Fortuna of the Legion Airborne Regiment comments in one of these secret meetings.

"I hear you brother, I really do. But the Council's new trans-national policy is set in stone. It has potential for us and others," a grizzled looking veteran says.

"Not going to try and argue that logic at all, but let's be honest. How many of us signed up to serve and bleed for Europe or North America?" asks Fortana.

"I signed up to serve the Legion, I don't argue where the Legion sends me, I just go where I'm told," the veteran replies.

"Does it escape your notice that it used to be the African Legion? Now what are we? Maybe the Austrian Legion on a good day?" asks Fortuna.

And so it goes over and over again. These conversations do not go undetected. Legion Military Intelligence is well aware of them. However, Legion gives freedom of speech to the men and women who serve it no matter how painful that freedom may well be to the Legion as a whole. None the less reports are filed, sent up the chain of command, and presented to the Legion Council.

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Legion Council Meeting Area

"They do have something of a point."

"Does not matter. Trans-nationalism is our guiding policy. We can't sit here in Africa and expect to thrive."

"Yet, Legion has a certain amount of honor attached to it. The entire idea of who we are says that we serve who is worthy of our services. We saw the Empress as worthy of those services. Even the troopers saw her as worthy of our services. This damn new Austrian government on the otherhand."

"Are we a bunch of crying little girls? Our course has been set, we'll stay to it until it becomes impossible to follow and then we'll keep following it some more."

"At the expense of the Legion?"

"All we are and all we have is Legion, does not matter what happens in the end."

"But.."

"Silence, this conversation is finished."

"No, this conversation is not finished at all. Fortuna, arrest him."

"What?? How dare..." *thump.. crash.. BLAM..*

"Uhh damn, I think he's dead sir," Fortuna says.

"Saves us a trial."


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Austria

The Legion Heavy Division completes the boarding of the ships as ordered a few hours before. Their heavy equipment has been loaded a few days before. All perishible items have been destroyed and so forth. The 25,530 men of the Heavy Division set off on their return journey to Port Sudan.

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Fort Bogart

"Son, Legion salutes you," Major General M'Tembe of the Legion Corp of Engineers says to the newly promoted Colonel.

"This is a bit out of the zone is it not?" asks the Cascadian Officer.

"Not at all, strategic realignment requires us to pull our forces back to Port Sudan for the time being. The Pacific Northwest Brigade and the Pacific Northwest Coastal Defense Regiment are entirely local units. You'll be left your equipment, expendable supplies, and orders to secure the local area. You are also being handed over the Austrian Government. Serve Austria well my friend," M'Tembe says.

"Uhhh.. thank you I guess," the confused Colonel replies as he inherits the quite extensively fortified Olympic Peninsula.


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Ehstadt

The Special Detachment Ehestadt simply opens the front doors of the bases and walk away. They are given funds to purchase plane tickets back to Port Sudan and orders to report in within 2 weeks time.

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Heading to the UFE

A representative, Dellion in fact, is sent to the UFE. The Legion Council's last orders were for him to explain the situation to the Chinese and the Empress. He's a bit worried that the reception will be a less than pleasant one, but the outcome really doesn't matter. The Legion has spoken as a body. They no longer wish to serve Austria. The Empress is another story, but with her in China the majority of the Legion feels their oath satisfied with the 50,000 plus men that fell in Austria.


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Public Announcement

"It's a glorious day for Africa when a wayward son remembers its roots. Yeah you heard it boys and girls, African is back in the Legion. We also would love to present our new government.

Coordinator: Charles Dellion
Sub-Coordinator: Deltrane

Legion's governing body is being formed along the lines of a representative organization. We'll tell you more when we know more. Our glorious Legion Council has resigned to take up fishing or something of that nature.

Legion will begin offering the services of our Military Formations on a for hire basis to nations we feel we can work with. As of now our foreign policy commitments are being reviewed and we have made a few early decisions.

Regarding the Austrians,

Farewell, it was fun.

That's the sum of our foreign policy obligations. Our holdings in North America have been handed over to the Austrians. Our forces in Austria returned to their homes. Our Special Detachment in Ehestadt returned to its home.

We'll be answering questions at this time should you have any."

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A formal dispatch would be sent to the Legion - "What would be the ramifications of Legion's present foreign policy upon the usage of the Port Sudan territory?"

The Aeon held lukewarm relations with the Legion following the Korean Massacre. The Princess' disenchantment with Denard's judgement sounded heavily within her own inner circle, yes, but the main concern was that the Aeon military held reservations about hosting what was basically a PMC it had no control or say over in its own territories, nor did it care for the potential issue of having to protect or condone the actions of said PMC.

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[quote name='Tidy Bowl Man' timestamp='1313426191' post='2781347']
"Legion will be focusing more internally than externally for the next little bit. The ramifications ought to be beneficial to Port Sudan as we focus on what we rightfully should focus upon, Africa. Not much else out there worthy of our attention as far as we can tell."
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"Then we welcome this change of pace for the Legion's foreign policy. Another indigenous stabilizing factor would be beneficial for the continent as a whole - as recent events would suggest."

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