Good evening, honored Aun'o T'au Kath'lan.
I have recently been tasked with compiling all that is known about one Commander Shas'o Vior'la Kais'ka Mont'va [V'L-1X875//3-18862] of the 1st Shas'Es'tau'Tio've, and his current affiliates, for reasons that have not yet been disclosed to me. It is with great pleasure that I can now present to you the complete technical and narrative dossier of Shas'o Mont'va, in as much detail as our current records show.
In my searches, however, I have learned that Shas'o Mont'va was the lead Honor Guard of the late Shas'o Tash'var Ol'nan B'kak [T'V-1C52//6-10056], who was a political and military activist with suspected but unconfirmed persistent ties to the radical Shas'o Vior'la Mont'yr Kais Shovah [V'L-1X33//1-63342]. If true, this could lend some insight into the Renounced Traitor's current actions and whereabouts.
In addition, since Shas'o Ol'nan died, there have been many in the Empire who have become vocal supporters of the late Shas'o's foreign policies, and it is likely that such ideologies may have spread to Shas'o Mont'va, thus making him a political unknown and a potentially dangerous prospect to the Third Sphere. As such, I have deemed it necessary to include the dossier of the 76th Shas'Tash'var'uash'o and its Commander as well, in chronological order, in the event that such information may be of value to your research.
It is not my place to ask why the venerable Aun'o T'au Kath'lan requires such seemingly trivial information, but I must interject for a moment and ask why I, the Headmaster of the High Council of Por'ar'tol, do not have access to the same information as my esteemed colleague Shas'o T'au Shaserra [T'A-1V06//7-25368]? More than once during my research I came upon files and documents related to Shas'o Ol'nan's death, classified by O'Shaserra herself, that I could not gain entry to with the highest known security clearances in the Empire. In addition, my searches came across the name Por'el T'au Aloh'sha'is on numerous occasions, which when pursued, records show died in an unfortunate accident on Me'lek, contemporary to the events on Es'tau.
I eagerly await a response, and unless one is given quickly to explain these unusual circumstances, I will be forced to issue a formal complaint to Aun'o T'au Acaya'va'denta and the Council of the Highest, as well as launch a request that a more detailed investigation take place.
Por'o T'au Fenl'ra
Headmaster of the High Council, Por'ar'tol, T'au
Table of Contents
Fire Caste Command Brightsword
A broad look at the military makeup of Fire Caste Command Brightsword when Shas'o Ol'nan was preparing for his assault on the world of Sar'kassa [996.M41]. This is just one example of a typical military invasion fleet from O'Ol'nan. Though small by his Nimbosa standards, this is what O'Mont'va is most accustomed to operating alongside throughout most of his military career, and as evidenced by his successful re-attack of Sar'kassa, is exactly what O'Mont'va is striving to attain once more.
Air Caste Command Timeweave
A broad overview of the forces under Kor'o Sav'caor during the preparations for the initial Sar'kassa invasion. While this has little to do with Shas'o Mont'va, this shows the effective leadership capacity of O'Sav'caor - an Admiral so gifted he is capable of commanding a fleet of ships thrice his own's size.
Dominion of the Tau
A detailed planetary overview of Es'tau, Commander Brightsword's former and Commander Doombringer's present sovereignty. Es'tau, located in the subplanar southwest of the Empire, equidistant to Vior'la, T'olku, Sa'cea, and Tash'var, is too distant from either of these Septs to warrant the establishment of an Ar'tol, and therefore remains a colonial settlement of the Coalition forces that annexed the planet.
Brightsword's Enclave // The Ghosts of Es'tau
An overview of the 76th Shas'Tash'var'Uash'o and the 1st Shas'Es'tau'Tio've combat arms, to include Statistics and Notable Personnel. Also contains a concise timeline of Shas'o Ol'nan and his history with the rogue Shas'o Shovah, as well as his most notable engagements during his awe-inspiring career.
An in-depth look at Brightsword's personal Contingent [ca. 996.M41], complete with an individual Cadre Overview, projected Tables of Organization & Equipment, and Planetary Deployment Transportation Requirements. May lend some insight into the environment in which and how Shas'o Mont'va was trained and fought. The entire composition of the Contingent is based upon theory written by O'Ol'nan himself, comprised of an advanced reconnaissance/ambush network, a hard-hitting mobile speartip, a highly mobile core of line warriors, two mobile infantry anchors, and a large reserve of auxiliary troops to serve where needed and exploit gaps in the enemy's forces.
The Blood Maws
Kroot Auxiliary Warband
A review of the "Blood Maws" Kroot Kindred, a long-time ally of Shas'o Ol'nan and in violation of certain terms and statutes of the Treaty of Anghkor Prok at the Place of Union. May indicate that Shas'o Mont'va is similarly willing to disregard Empire policy and/or allow assigned auxiliaries to violate the terms of their annexation and integration. Requires further investigation. Report includes detailed personnel roster, projected Table of Organization and Equipment, and Planetary Deployment Transportation Requirements.
Naga'vesa Shas'kas Tio've
The Naga Starfire Tribe
Contained herein is an analysis of the Naga Contingent accompanying O'Mont'va. Chieftain Sjarakho is a wise leader, and Warmaster Jhaar is a calm, collected military commander, which when combined with O'Ol'nan's propaganda machine and the Naga's experiences facing the mont'au on Sha'karo, has deeply affected all the clansmen within and turned them into a highly effective fighting force, driven by an almost fanatical urge to neutralize sects of gue'la radicals. They are a formidable weapon, and in the wrong hands can cause considerable diplomatic harm to our relations with the newly discovered Naga as a species. Includes Notable Personnel roster, projected Table of Organization and Equipment, and Planetary Deployment Transportation Requirements.
Gue'vesa Kor'sehen'mont'ka Tio've
Gue'vesa Airborne Assault Battalion
Insight into Shas'o Ol'nan's personal Contingent of human auxiliary warfighters. Firsthand accounts remain that the GAAC remained completely loyal to the Empire during the Defense of Es'tau [997.M41], but it is hard to say given their convoluted history, separation, and questionable assignment process to Shas'o Ol'nan's Command in the first place. This auxiliary force, while significantly reduced since the hard-fought battle for Es'tau, should be more closely monitored...
Mal'kor'vesa Sox'Yee'ko Tio've
Vespid Auxiliary Force - Great Strain Sox, Hive Y'ee-ko
This is the Vespid force currently attached to O'Mont'va's contingent. It is important to note that while Vespids are notorious for refusing to support one political ideology over another, this band, led by Great Strain Leader Sox'ron'aan, is fiercely loyal to the Coalition. Two of the Strains detailed herein were actually completely destroyed at Es'tau, along with their Queen, and the Hive is still feeling the effects. A new Queen has since been instated, but breeding is still at an all-time low. Report includes Notable Personnel, what little Table of Organization & Equipment information I could muster, and Planetary Deployment Transportation Requirements.
Fio'Uash'O Gal'lea Vesa'fann
Earth Caste Command Exploration Support Staff
Por'Uash'O Gal'lea Vesa'fann
Water Caste Command Exploration Support Staff
An example of how O'Ol'nan's Coalition was administrated and supported logistically, both Fio'o Vior'la Tyr'kama and Por'o T'olku Vash'es'ro survived the Es'tau conflict and as such remain in command of the Coalition's support group. O'Mont'va, unlike O'Ol'nan who held Command authority, is now part of a Council and therefore must delegate with these two Commanders before a Coalition-level decision can be reached and carried out. Unfortunately, both O'Tyr'kama and O'Vash'es'ro are strident supporters of O'Ol'nan's policies, and therefore it is likely that O'Mont'va has more than one voice in his ear in the political arena.
Commerce Protection Fleet - Task Force Timeweave
An overview of the Fleet Assets available to O'Mont'va, commanded by Kor'o Vash'ya Sav'caor. While not as true a believer in O'Ol'nan's policies as his Fio and Por counterparts, his loyalties lie with the many thousands of Tau lives under his charge, which he cannot easily abandon for personal reasons. He has repeatedly refused reassignment to the Kor'ar'tol High Council above Vash'ya, and he is one of the Empire's greatest Admirals and commands some of the most advanced vessels in the entire Qath'fannor, thus making O'Mont'va's naval combat projection more than double a comparably sized Qath'fannor or Kor'vattra fleet. Includes Notable Personnel, detailed information on each of the Fleet's vessels, and projected Table of Organization & Equipment.
Qath'fannor Kor'tio've Suam'anuk
Commerce Protection Fleet - Air Wing Firehawk
An in-depth analysis of the Coalition's planetary and naval squadron assets, commanded by Kor'el Ke'lshan Suam'anuk. All of the wing's pilots, to include the air superiority cadres, are trained in close air support and ground attack, creating a considerable force multiplier in O'Mont'va's land-based attack capabilities. Has moderate airlift capacity and excellent aerial reconnaissance elements. Includes Notable Personnel, detailed Squadron Lists, and projected Table of Organization & Equipment.
Understanding Shas'o Mont'va's Warfighting Acumen
As requested, a modified copy of Shas'o Mont'va's Standard Combat Operating Procedures. In addition, there is added commentary by Shas'o T'au Or'es'lo on the strengths and weaknesses of Shas'o Mont'va's warfighting philosophy, with reference to those Shas'ken'to tenets set forth by the revered Shas'o Dal'yth Ta'pur, Hero of Dal'yth Prime.
Shas'ken'to Operational Doctrine
by Shas'el Vior'la Kais'ka Mont'va
A copy of one of Shas'o Mont'va's own essays on the advantages of Shas'ken'to Operational Doctrine over that of the Imperium, to include gue'la and or'es'gue'la operational strategy. This is one of O'Mont'va's finer pieces, written when he was a Shas'el under tutelage, and proposes a number of strategies and reforms that are now beginning to flourish in the academies of Vior'la and Sa'cea. A true revitalization of a more 'purist' approach to maneuver warfare based on four different generations of warfighting application of theory, believed to be based on a centuries-old Vior'lan template combined with postmodern Tash'varan maxims of warfare.
Honored Aun'o T'au Kath'lan,
It is with great regret that I must forward this message to you so soon after Por'o T'au Fenl'ra's sudden and unfortunate passing. He was a fine administrator and an exalted headmaster: the best the Empire had to offer, but the circumstances of his death are shrouded in mystery and coincidence that cannot go unnoticed. Given the ominous tone of O'Fenl'ra's message, and the certainty with which he held that a formal investigation of O'Ol'nan's assassination take place, I proudly declare that I am making it my personal mission to carry this burden, to include investigating the circumstances of Por'el Aloh'sha'is' own death.
I must add that I have read and re-read O'Mont'va's dossier and feel that the most favorable course of action is to attach his Contingent to my own forces during the upcoming Second Nimbosa Annexation. This will allow me to personally oversee the covert investigation of his actions and ideology, while capitalizing on his expertise from firsthand experience during the first Nimbosa Annexation.
My Aun advisors trust that you will find harmony and concordance with my assessment, so in the interest of time, I hereby inform the Council that I have preemptively requisitioned Shas'o Mont'va and his forces from their port at Vior'la. The 1st Shas'Es'tau'Tio've have consolidated their strength after the disastrous Defense of Es'tau and the recent annexation of Sar'kassa, and are ready for further deployment.
Pending the completion of said investigation, I believe that O'Mont'va would make a prime candidate for Operation Aun'ka'ui, and have attached my proposal in a separate covered databurst. I leave further consideration and ultimate selection to your wisdom and counsel.
Shas'o T'au Shaserra
True Disciple of Commander Puretide
High Commander of the Third Sphere Expansion