Rijeka The ornate facade of the neoclassical building that housed the Commissariate of Defence was proof enough that, despite the break with traditions that was the revolution of 1919, even Carentania knew some historic continuity. Dunay River Street Nr. 19 had been the Ministry of War even before the revolution and the building suited along the popular river promenade together with other government buildings and embassies from around the world had seen military officials go in and out for nearly 150 years now. Today was no different as a black Kupferberg Motors limousine stopped right in front of the entrance of the building that had just days ago received a fresh layer of paint and was literally gleaming in the bright summer sun. Commander Milena Hafner was stepping out of the car after a long and exhausting trip from Carentanias southern border to its capital and an aide, carrying a stack of documents, was following her every move. She had been summoned to Rijeka to personally give a report about the progress of Operation Summer Games and was now welcomed by Matija Dračar, the Commissar for Defence. Together they stepped into the entrance hall of the Commissariate, where the General Staff of the Revolutionary Army was already waiting for her. Commander Hafner was now surrounded by old men in highly decorated military uniforms. One of the few elitist gentlemen clubs left in the Workers' Republic, a travel back in time. However, Milena knew she would shake this little clique to its cores, would become the second woman in the history of the republic to enter its ranks. All she had to do was to prove her abilities as military leader, as strategist and tactician alike. This war was her chance and she had made sure to take it. The greetings were short and formally and the General Staff immediately proceeded into a conference room where Commander Hafner was asked to give her report behind securely thick walls. "The offensive proceedes smoothly and troops of the second offensive division have just closed the encirclement of Senaki by reaching the city's east. We are setting up defensive positions at this place and I have ordered the first defensive division to be transported as quickly as possible into the east of Senaki to be prepared for possible Talemantine-Fulanistani aggression should their advance reach Senaki faster than expected. As we speak, first raids are carried out on Akhaltsikhen loyalists in Senaki as well. Orders are to engage in firefights from secure distances in order to provoke the loyalists to exhaust their ammunition stockpiles. Once the remaining forces are in place and we have gathered additional intelligence from Jurzan supporters within the cities, we will take the city. Meanwhile the Vrbas Kraj offensive has left the borders of the Kraj to the south and will soon meet up with our paratroopers as well as the Jurzani forces. We, however, can not yet report the Vrbas Kraj to be securely taken as there are still a lot of Akhaltsikhen loyalists and possibly even Mezhists operating in the back of our offensive. These forces will be rooted out by occupying troops within the next days. In my personal opinion, victory in the Vrbas Kraj should be reported to the public once we have secured it or else reports about battles in the Kraj may weaken our position in the Carentanian public opinion." Commissar Dračar was the only one to speak up, as the General Staff remained awkwardly silent. "Commander, as you may be aware there are concerns that, especially if the CoN resolution in support of their intervention passes, the Talemantines may attack our forces in the Jurzan. Signals from Fulanistan are also very worrying and we wish to be prepared. As a consequence, we have ordered the fourth army group to the Vrbas. You are to remain in charge of the operations in Jurzan and are hereby granted full authority over the commander of the fourth army." Milena nodded. "What about the second army group. The media reported about their deployment to the theater as well." "This was a misinformation. The second army group, as well as the third, are assemblying near Učka. Defense of Carentanias north-east is, however, none of your concern." Again, Milena nodded, this time silently.