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The remnants of the Vostok SSR had thought they were clever. but had they really believed they would get away with mass murder?

When it was firmly concluded that at least the ten nuclear missiles launched at Furon were from them, that was enough to prompt action.

It was not known how many there were, nor their precise location...but their last coordinates had been tirangulated to within a quarter of a square kilometer. They probably were not there anymore, but they had to be found.

No one else seemed to care that they were sill out there--so a sizeable fleet was assembled. No less than three each subs and destroyers, and a carrier to provide air power should it prove needed. They all were dispatched to the last known location...in the Southern Ocean, approximately 260 km north of Dranagg.

On the way there, they would spread out to maximize the range of detection. if the remnant fleet tried to go east at all, they would be spotted...

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xx Classified to Promised Land xx

Royal Cochin Navy would like to join in the hunt for these nuclear pariahs. A force complement of a destroyer, a frigate, 2 corvettes and 2 attack submarines are currently stationed in our base in Antarctica. They would join you in your hunt for Vostok SSR. We hope we can cooperate in this mission.

Sd,

HH Rama Varma,

The King of Cochin.

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xx Classified to Promised Land xx

Royal Cochin Navy would like to join in the hunt for these nuclear pariahs. A force complement of a destroyer, a frigate, 2 corvettes and 2 attack submarines are currently stationed in our base in Antarctica. They would join you in your hunt for Vostok SSR. We hope we can cooperate in this mission.

Sd,

HH Rama Varma,

The King of Cochin.

***Classified to Cochin***

Of course we would appreciate others participating. Any help on this hunt is to be greatly desired.

~Admiral Dylan Hunt

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***CLASSIFIED***

The wolfpack has traveled long and far since the attacks were launched. Now running out of fuel, they are pinning their hopes on surviving long enough from anyone possibly chasing them... by hiding under the one place it would be impossible to find them in: the Ross Ice Shelf.

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OOC: Dang it, doesn't Tahsir (Dranagg) claim that?

IC: As predicted, upon arrival it was found coclusively that the remnant was long gone from the area. There weren't many places they could hide undetected for long. It was just a matter of determining which of the possible locations they had picked.

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xx Classified to Promised Land xx

May Michuraza join this hunt, we want our revenge for our city! our forces are ready just give us the confirmation to join in.

OOC: What kind of a navy do you have IG?

IC: ***Classified***

"You may, though your efforts would probably be better focused on re-building your city."

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TRANSMISSION FROM VSSR-359, SolkhozFUEL.... DEPLETED... LOST... COMMUNICATION... WITH WOLFPACK. SURFACING.... ERROR. OXYGEN... 6 HOURS....

LOCATION: -53.559889,155.980224.. DEPTH: 319 m

A distress call from a single VSSR submersible; an isolated vessel, cut off from supplies, hanging onto life by a thread; had dialed a Word Congress channel in absolute desperation, likely expecting rescue. Unfortunately for the stranded sailors Liska had ‘borrowed’ more than a significant part of the World Congress network to conduct the international investigation concerning their crimes, and she wasn’t inclined to send help their way.

Liska was perfectly content to let dying seamen die, until Promised Land’s announcment of reciprocity.

Without hesitation Liska immediately forwarded her information to Promised Land intelligence through private channels.

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A distress call from a single VSSR submersible; an isolated vessel, cut off from supplies, hanging onto life by a thread; had dialed a Word Congress channel in absolute desperation, likely expecting rescue. Unfortunately for the stranded sailors Liska had 'borrowed' more than a significant part of the World Congress network to conduct the international investigation concerning their crimes, and she wasn't inclined to send help their way.

Liska was perfectly content to let dying seamen die, until Promised Land's announcment of reciprocity.

Without hesitation Liska immediately forwarded her information to Promised Land intelligence through private channels.

***Classified***

"Thank you. This information will be useful."

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The Royal Cochin Navy Taskforce comprising of destroyer CNS Nelson, frigate CNS Patton, corvettes CNS Kirpan and CNS Mameluke and the attack submarines CNS Almaty and CNS Bishkek set out from RCNG Gangothri to hunt the submarines of Vostok SSR. The SOSUS Network Cochin had laid across Indian Ocean tracked the submarines heading towards the Ross Ice Shelf but then disappearing in the cacophony of noises from the underwater upheavals.

Heading East towards the islands earlier claimed by Vostok SSR, the task force contacted Promised Land, "Our SOSUS Networks show the Vostok SSR submarine force heading towards Ross Ice Shelf. Any suggestions?"

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***Encrypted to Promise Land***

Our naval vessels are on alert and a squad of UAVs is on patrol for the rogue submarine fleet. If located and/or engaged, we will keep Promise Land informed.

***Encrypted response***

Thank you for your assistance. Based on information received from Cochin, we believe they may be hiding under the Ross Ice Shelf. Please coordinate with them for the best response.

***End Message***

Attatched to the message was the channel to contact the Cochinese task force.

*classified*

Dranagg notes a increased military presence in the Antarctic and Southern Pacific/Indian oceans. Proper orders are sent along to proper locations.

Promised Land would, as it stated, respect all maritime boundaries. However, they were the only one actively prohibited from pursuing into Dranaggian waters, meaning while Promised Land would not enter said waters...they could still coordinate efforts.

The Royal Cochin Navy Taskforce comprising of destroyer CNS Nelson, frigate CNS Patton, corvettes CNS Kirpan and CNS Mameluke and the attack submarines CNS Almaty and CNS Bishkek set out from RCNG Gangothri to hunt the submarines of Vostok SSR. The SOSUS Network Cochin had laid across Indian Ocean tracked the submarines heading towards the Ross Ice Shelf but then disappearing in the cacophony of noises from the underwater upheavals.

Heading East towards the islands earlier claimed by Vostok SSR, the task force contacted Promised Land, "Our SOSUS Networks show the Vostok SSR submarine force heading towards Ross Ice Shelf. Any suggestions?"

"Promised Land has pledged not to enter any sovereign waters without the permission of the nation in question. For us, pursuing would violate Dranaggian waters, and we doubt they would give us permission."

"Recommended course is to post 'sentries' near the edge of the shelf, preventing them from leaving, and effectively putting them under seige. It would be difficult to find them in there."

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***Encrypted Message to Promise Land and Cochin Task Force***

We may be able to help: The attached picture is of an airplane-droppable sonar bouy (sonobouy) designed to record and transmit sonar imagery to satellites in orbit. Our engineers assure us that with minimal modification to their buoyancy, we should be able to launch a series of sonobouys from our Predator-C UAVs to underneath the Ross Ice Shelf.

Promise Land: in order to go ahead, we need to be able to land and refuel in southern Australia on the way down.

SSQ-47B_sonobuoy-1.jpg

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***Encrypted Message to Promise Land and Cochin Task Force***

We may be able to help: The attached picture is of an airplane-droppable sonar bouy (sonobouy) designed to record and transmit sonar imagery to satellites in orbit. Our engineers assure us that with minimal modification to their buoyancy, we should be able to launch a series of sonobouys from our Predator-C UAVs to underneath the Ross Ice Shelf.

Promise Land: in order to go ahead, we need to be able to land and refuel in southern Australia on the way down.

SSQ-47B_sonobuoy-1.jpg

OOC: er how exactly are you going to get those UNDER the ross ice shelf?

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OOC: er how exactly are you going to get those UNDER the ross ice shelf?

OOC: Change the buoyancy so they sink deep enough to go under it but not hit the ocean floor, then drop a bunch right next to the shelf and let the currents carry at least some of them under.

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***Encrypted Message to Promise Land and Cochin Task Force***

We may be able to help: The attached picture is of an airplane-droppable sonar bouy (sonobouy) designed to record and transmit sonar imagery to satellites in orbit. Our engineers assure us that with minimal modification to their buoyancy, we should be able to launch a series of sonobouys from our Predator-C UAVs to underneath the Ross Ice Shelf.

Promise Land: in order to go ahead, we need to be able to land and refuel in southern Australia on the way down.

--image was here--

***Encrypted response***

Permission granted.

OOC: the currents flow out of the Ross Sea though.

OOC: That would be a problem...hmm...

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OOC: the currents flow out of the Ross Sea though.

OOC: Could you point me toward a source? Usually there are currents flowing both ways, especially tidal currents, but the closest I could find was this:

predicted_circulation_patterns_full_size_landscape.jpg

Which (though a little hard to see) shows the two yellow arrows pointing at each other in the middle of the mouth of Ross Sea.

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OOC: Could you point me toward a source? Usually there are currents flowing both ways, especially tidal currents, but the closest I could find was this:

predicted_circulation_patterns_full_size_landscape.jpg

Which (though a little hard to see) shows the two yellow arrows pointing at each other in the middle of the mouth of Ross Sea.

OOC: surface currents flow in, deep water (ocean bottom) currents flow out.

This image is a compression of what water currents between the subtropical areas, and Antarctica, look like. Note the Deep water current leaving Antarctica on the Ocean floor.

Antarctic_bottom_water_hg.png

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OOC: surface currents flow in, deep water (ocean bottom) currents flow out.

This image is a compression of what water currents between the subtropical areas, and Antarctica, look like. Note the Deep water current leaving Antarctica on the Ocean floor.

-img snip-

You'd be correct, but I'm not dropping the sonobuoys into the bottom water, I'm dropping them into the Circumpolar Water (red dot for example) just deep enough to be carried under the ice sheet. If they come back out on the bottom, even better: they get a second sweep of the area.

Sonobouy_Path.png

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OOC: then you hit the ice that sinks down several hundred meters into the ocean :v: Unless you somehow invent a buoy that dives to a specific depth, and can move up and down on command, you're not getting in there. Sorry :ph34r:

You'd still have the problem of the ice echo too.

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OOC: It wont be possible for sonar to work in an environment like Ross Ice Shelf due to the immense acoustic interference caused by the shearing and cracking of numerous ice bergs. These sounds would blank out any sonar performance.

IC: The Task Force had reached at the borders of Dranagg's EEZ and contacted Promised Land.

xx Classified xx

Would Promised Land seek assistance of Dranagg in helping us pursue these bandits? Or is there a chance that Dranagg does indeed side with these murderous people?

xx End xx

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OOC: It wont be possible for sonar to work in an environment like Ross Ice Shelf due to the immense acoustic interference caused by the shearing and cracking of numerous ice bergs. These sounds would blank out any sonar performance.

IC: The Task Force had reached at the borders of Dranagg's EEZ and contacted Promised Land.

xx Classified xx

Would Promised Land seek assistance of Dranagg in helping us pursue these bandits? Or is there a chance that Dranagg does indeed side with these murderous people?

xx End xx

***Classified***

We are hardly on the best of terms with Dranagg. They already stated quite clearly they did not want us in their territorial waters...however, they said nothing of anyone else. However, they unlikely to side either with you or with the remnant.

***End Message***

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XX Classified XX

In that case we guess it would be our best to lay a siege on the Vostok forces. Perhaps we could also launch some deniable special operations if and when we can ascertain the location of these submarines? We have a team of Marine Commandos specially trained for Antarctic waters stationed in Gangothri for this purpose.

We suggest that we insert them covertly using Zodiac power boats over the Ross Ice Shelf whence they can dive towards the general area of the submarines. Once they reach underneath the Ross Ice Shelf they can use a magnetometer to sense the magnetic variation of the area thus scouting out the enemy submarines.

The commandos could then swim towards these submarines and attach mines to it which can be remotely detonated.

None of the equipments can ever be linked to either Cochin or Promised Land, and the numerous ice bergs in this stretch of sea would make it impossible for Dranagg to find or track our operatives entering or exiting the area. Even the blowing up of the submarines themselves might be mistaken for natural activity as acoustic characteristics of masses of ice being sheared produce sounds similar to that of explosions.

What does Promised Land think?

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