High Lord Admiral Hong Tupin paced across the bridge of his ship. Before leaving for Earth, and the small Anean colony there, the Third Federation War was looking bad. Talon had fallen thanks to that traitor Marshal Soldavini. He let the Aneans take the planet, but the Federation will not be so easily defeated.
With authorization from the President of the Federation, Tupin is to invade the colony and make it quiet. Seize the colony and make everything seem normal for the most part. Occupy the colony and stomp out the inevitable resistance. Should be an easy enough assignment.
His "fleet" is fairly unarmed. Just a handful of ships, 20 in all, and all but three were transports. Aboard the transports were 200,000 soldiers and the last of the veteran Federation troops. He expects this invasion to be quick and painless... for the Federation of course. It's a known fact that all Aneans will fight to the death and any of them can turn against you with no provocation.
As the fleet, if it could even be called that, arrived over Earth, Tupin gave the order for an EMP weapon to target the colony. He doesn't want to hit anything but the island because then it would alert the other nations on the planet. Due to intelligence, from spies before the war even began.
Since it's night, Tupin looked upon the lights of the several cities of the island. A large bright spot in the middle must be the capital, then a smaller one to the south, and another two fair sized ones to the west. The capital is the main prize though.
When the missile detonated, the lights of the island went out. Tupin let out a sigh and gave the order for the transports to launch their shuttlecraft and drop pods. The shuttlecraft would hit the capital and most of the pods would as well. The few that don't will be targeting the northwest lights. According to scans, that appears to be a harbor, airport, and spaceport.
Rio was reading the latest report on the current state of the Third Federation War when the power went out suddenly. Assuming it was just a normal outage, he set aside the report and headed downstairs, tripping over several things on the way.
"God damn power company is putting out enough power and yet it can't keep us online." Rio grumbled after tripping over an item of questionable use*. After making it down the stairs, he finally realized just how dark it is. He searched around for his box of candles to no avail. "I hate the dark. I really do."
He stumbled over to the front door and opened it, letting in a little more light. Looking up he saw nothing really out of the ordinary. A full moon, clear skies, and lots and lots of stars. After glancing up for that moment he went back inside and saw his flashlight. Picking it up, and turning it on, he was happy that it still had working batteries.
Just as he turned it on though, he heard a thundering crash right outside his door. The crash made him jump back before looking out the door. The crash was in fact a drop pod. At first he thought it was an OST pod, but, after seeing the glowing red eyes of the armor, realized it was Federation. He almost said something, but instead did something extremely stupid.
Without thinking, he ran outside a foot or so and threw the flashlight at the soldier. After he missed, and got the attention of the soldier who hadn't even noticed him until then, he ran inside and tripped as he was running up the stairs. Right behind him was the sound of the clanging Federation armor. Just as he got up and ran up the stairs, the soldier fired two shots.
Backing around the corner, his eyes were finally adjusting to the darkness. He looked around for whatever weapon he could find. He sighed as the only thing that'd be remotely useful was that same item he tripped over earlier. Picking it up, he waited for the soldier. It was only a few seconds, though it felt like an eternity to rio, before the soldier turned the corner and Rio smacked him in the face with it.
The soldier stumbled back and Rio tackled him down the stairs. After hitting the landing, Rio continued to hit the soldier with it until he was able to wrest control of the gun from the soldier. After getting it, he pushed off and put two rounds in the chest of the soldier.
"Well, this is interesting." Was all Rio was able to say as he stood up. He left the item of questionable use on the soldier and headed down to the ground floor. By now, he could hear gunshots both nearby and in the distance. Then it hit him.
New Gracaria is under attack.
He rushed for his phone and attempted to call out, but there was no signal. He slammed it back down and realized he had to get in contact with the AGF forces. Running out the door, he stopped just as he left. He realized at that moment that he needed to put something on. A naked wolf, even if easily recognizable as the Governor, still didn't look good to most.
Thinking for a moment, he went back to the Federation soldier and stripped him of clothes and armor. He then headed up to his bedroom in order to get changed into them.
* Yes, the item of questionable use is exactly what you think it is.