"Units are already being dispatched to secure the town." Major Garat replied as one of his bodyguards who had pulled up a holo interface earlier to record the exchange relays the orders to Atlas forces. "The majority of our forces will hold position there as a forward base of operations until further Atlas reinforcements arrive."
The Atlas Galactic Security officer turned to Ulaa and nodded his head in respect.
"A pleasure to meet you as well, Representative Ulaa. Atlas Galactic Security and the Atlas Corporation extends our greetings to the Asimov Collective. It is our hope that this mutual alliance may lead to greater things in the future, and though unfortunately I am not authorised to pursue further diplomatic arrangements, a larger Atlas battle group will soon be en route to Byron for further diplomatic and military aid."
At a signal from the Major, Garat's bodyguard from earlier approached the two, his holo interface now depicting the hidden Atlas cruiser's live feed of a crippled Asimov Collective mining vessel.
"Another matter that I wish to bring to attention is the damaged vessel currently in Byronite orbit we have detected upon our arrival. Is this ship affiliated with the Asimov Collective?"
[ Culhwch, Near Goti Desert, Byron ]
The town of Culhwch near the Goti desert was a large but rather unremarkable settlement, not really of any notable importance except as a place to rest and resupply for those heading out into the harsh, unforgiving Goti desert, or as a minor trading hub for those heading to the Mogoch-Tesai capital. Travellers passing through often only stay for not more than a couple of days and the denizens of the town are generally detached from the politics and power plays of the Mogoch-Tesai government.
With the advent of the most recent clan wars over the United Byronite Throne, however, the town's strategic importance is finally brought to light, as its location makes it an extremely advantageous staging point for any army invading Mogoch-Tesai territory and an ideal supply center for Mogoch-Tesai forces wishing to strike at neighbouring territories. It is on this basis that the vanguard forces of Atlas Galactic Security on Byron are tasked with securing and fortifying the town as a barrier against incursions into Mogoch-Tesai territory.
When the Atlas forces came, the inhabitants of Culhwch could only watch as foreign Atlas troops marched into the town and their vehicles simply rolled over any and all obstacles in their way, whether they be trees, fences or small structures. Those few that tried to resist the foreign occupation of their home were swiftly dealt with by the uncaring Atlas soldiers, their bloodied and battered forms unceremoniously thrown into the nearest building, before the town is placed under lockdown and a curfew is declared for the safety and protection of the civilian population.
With the local populace effectively cowed, it wasn't long before Culhwch was transformed into a literal fortress by Atlas forces. Buildings are strengthened and fortified with designated kill zones manned by Atlas vanguard troops. A huge minefield was created in the Goti desert leading to the town, the deadly explosives triggered by machines and organics alike. Highly advanced anti aircraft defenses and surveillance systems were erected throughout the town and around the perimeter, on a huge defensive wall enclosing Culhwch. And in the town square itself was a battery of 'Peltast' Light Rail Artillery, ready to unleash destruction on targets well out of sight of the town.
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