Felron, Core Combine central command, War Hall
The War Hall of Felron was quite a large structure but even then most of its true facilities, the ones that handled the important duties where all buried deep underground, heck the war hall could easily be mistaken for just one gigantic bomb shelter, just like the rest of Felron's cities and buildings, its first purpose was for the military. Inside the war hall was a large circular room and it seem to extend for miles… downward (basically think the Star Wars Galatic Republic meeting area with all the floating stands) in it a lone Skrall on a gravity throne floated in, unexpectedly the war hall was completely empty, indeed eversince the advancements in the Hive Network actual physical meetings where not truly necessary, if anything this particular Skrall’s visit to the war hall was a formality at most, but it did not decrease his importance his name was Cragar and he was a speaker… a speaker for the rulers of the Skrall
A speaker for the Overlords themselves…
Whenever Cragar spoke everyone better damn well listen, his words where the words of the Overlords, and to defy them was to die… The Overlords where rather mysterious beings, no Skrall save for a speaker was aloud to enter their inner sanctum, which contrary to popular belief was not on Felron, infact even Cragar nor any other speaker actually knew where the Overlords where truly located, he had used the “portal”, the strange device that led into the Overlords personal sanctum a few times to speak with them but he was never told where he was, only to listen and relay the information and orders to the Core Combine, none of this was his concern however, the minute he was born into the universe he was to do what he was meant to do not question why.
Cragar then concentrated, immersing himself into the massive communication system known as the hive network, and when his presence was felt silence ensued, the Skrall turning a portion of their super computer like minds to him, all while continuing other tasks such as harvesting resources or expanding the Combine.
//Denizens of the Core Combine… the third great expansion has come, many many worlds have been taken during our time among the stars... But as always the Overlords demand more! However this should not come as a surprise to any of us now should it? But there are matters of greater importance the Overlords informed me of recently promoted High Warlord Ragaran as well as Vokonar’s expansion operation, as you know Warlord Ragaran pulled out, but not out of cowerdice, I personally contacted him as it was the Overlords wish that he retreat. Denizens of the Core Combine we have fought and conquered many civilizations, at least in our corner of the galaxy, but the war that is now coming, will be far greater than any other... and our new enemy who DARES stand against our quest of expansion and conquest will not find us unprepared.
Make no mistake, these creatures are coming… and when they warp out of the dark abyss and enter our home, they will know the true meaning of terror! They will find no rest, no dark corner will be safe, we will lash out from every direction, and we shall send their soldiers back to them in body bags, and their weapons in rusted scrap piles! And the these creatures will know the price of interfering with the Core Combine!//
With that little speech of pride and emotion, Cragan became all business, he remained immersed in the Hive Network in order to ascertain the status of the Core Combine and its battle readiness the Overlords would want a report…
//Status?!// The response was almost instant
//All Battle Fleets on alert and ready…//
//Raider Fleets equipped!//
//Swarm Fleets ready for combat!//
//All slave armies equipped and ready!//
//Soldier Units Ready!//
This response was of course expected, where was never a time the Core Combine was not in a state of militarization, 24/7 the Core was producing military supplies and harvesting resources for its endless crusade in the name of expansion,.
"These creatures very likely think us light hearted and weak…" Cragar thought to himself
But they have no idea what we are capable of…
Core Combine Provinces
The minute Cragan finished his little speech, the entire Core Combine kicked it into overdrive, the Hive Network suddenly came alive with activity, with battleplans being discussed, exchanged, and finalized, orders for more slaves, soldiers, and ships to be added to their already impressive arsenal where going left and right, luckily the biofactories for now where capable of keeping up with such a high demand. Indeed whoever these meddling creatures where, if they wanted war the Core Combine was more than willing to give it to them a thousand times over.