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The Calour Letters
By Gareth J. Letheby

 


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The Calour Letters

Dear Bradwyn, Day 8

It still seems surreal somehow when I think about it. Only a week ago Skyriem was a city full of life. Over ten thousand people just wiped from existence. And now there's just a black, seared nuclear wasteland stretching all along the gulf. The only thing I can think of is that one of the rebels in the Skyriem group must have been a traitor. Otherwise, how could they have known to strike Skyriem first? Well, the traitor must be dead now. I shudder to think that it could have been here in Calour, or even Tellys. It's just as well that informant of yours was able to give us warning, or the whole south coast might have been taken. Speaking of the south coast, have you heard from Dilmar or Fallis yet? They command the rebel groups in the two cities closest to Tellys, and you're going to need their help if you're going to try and end the occupation there. We've only got twelve rebels here in Calour, and we are still in disarray because of how quickly the invasion occurred, but some of the other north coast rebels have made contact, and they have offered their aid to help free Calour sometime in the next week. Unfortunately that means that the Nerans will be able to embed themselves fairly solidly in to the city by then. We can only pray that they don't unleash the same weapons on us that they used on Skyriem once they realise we intend to strike back.

Yours in haste,

Alyssa

Alyssa, Day 11

You'd best put Skyriem from your mind if you are preparing to retake Calour. As to Dilmar and Fallis, there is still a large amount of division among the south coast rebels, even though we are allied in principal. Dilmar and Fallis are still at odds, and it is likely that if one of them sends rebels to aid me, the other will not. There is some hope in receiving help from Lynn though. You heard her stronghold was only just missed by the bombardment? She has already dispatched ten rebels to us. If we are lucky they should arrive tomorrow evening. I wonder about the possibility of a traitor. If there is one, I doubt they would have been planted in the Skyriem group. There would be no sense in the Nerans severing their only contact with the rebels the moment they invaded.

I still think of the time we spent together in Nera all those years ago. How can it have come to this? Opposite ends of the land and preparing for a rebellion we have little hope of winning. We're outnumbered by at least twenty to one in Tellys alone. Tonight we are going to try and capture one of their inbound weapons shipments.

Wish us luck,

Love,

Bradwyn

Dear Bradwyn, Day 17

My mind is still numbed by all the destruction and death. I know the events occurred, but I have no memory anymore of the time I spent with you. Perhaps what came between us is best left forgotten. There is no place for it in this new world of ours.

I'm beginning to wonder if maybe one of us has the traitor in our own city, Calour or Tellys. They are the next biggest cities after Skyriem, and the centres of all the intelligence passed through the rebellion. Two of my own men were killed today scouting the Neran command post last night. In an ambush. They shot the men's bodies even when they lay dead on the ground.

Tys and Marsden should be arriving in the next day or so, then we'll drive the bastards from Calour.

Alyssa

Alyssa, Day 23

I don't like the sound of that at all. If you are right, everything we have set in motion will be ruined tomorrow. We are moving in on the Neran command post tomorrow at dusk. Most of the general populous are closeted in their homes, so hopefully they won't realise what is happening until the city is back under our control. Dilmar's people arrived yesterday, and Lynn's a couple of days ago. That's why I didn't get back to you sooner; I've been integrating them in to our unit as best I can. If all goes well tomorrow, we'll be able to send men to help you in Calour within the week.

Bradwyn

Alyssa, Day 24

The whole thing was a ruse! The Neran command centre was abandoned, and when our rebels entered they were ambushed and slaughtered by Neran forces. They must have been hiding in the nearby warehouses, waiting for the rebels to go in. Luckily I and five others were late arriving. We heard the gunshots and the screaming before we saw anything. I wish we had turned back. It was too late, by the time we arrived they were all dead, all fifty rebels we sent in. I'm taking the survivors north as soon as I've sent this. I can only hope the Nerans don't follow us.

Bradwyn

Bradwyn, Day 25

We were right, there must have been a traitor for them to have organised such an effective ambush so quickly. Keep on heading north, and transmit your location once you're clear of Tellys. We'll come and get you.

Alyssa

Commander T.T. West of the Neran Invasion Forces, Day 29

We were successful. The information Bradwyn sent me was invaluable. We have ended the insurrection in Tellys, and we managed to intercept Bradwyn and the survivors of his rebel force. The survivors offered little resistance. All but one were killed in a skirmish which saw Bradwyn captured. I was able to force the names and locations of all the other rebel leaders before I killed him. In a matter of days the rebel movement should be squashed, so long as our man Fallis keeps his end of the bargain and finishes what is left of Dilmar's people.

Covert Officer Alyssa Morgan.

The Calour Letters

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Gareth Letheby

 

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