“Portents drove our White Ships and kin to the stars, they have drawn us to this system and these worlds. We cannot ignore and glide through local space past what we have seen and dismiss the inexplicable truths we are only starting to realize. Nor can we forget our mandate to reach our journey's end.
Accordingly on my orders Forostar, Andustar, Meneltarmir and Entulesse will take station over Arda 922, which we now know by it's given name of Hydalen. The remainder of the fleet will assume high orbits about the local primary as they arrive in the system. All vessels will begin a deep cycle of refurbishment and replenishment of stores which are in ample supply. Operations will extend an additional 36 fort nights. During this time it will be determined if the fleet or our kin will continue it's journey in total or in part.
In the interim we will continue our works on the world which is at the root of our being here. During the past 48 months we have learned much which has served to illuminate ancient truths yet deepen as many more mysteries. We have learned names we now call this blue world and it's many peoples by. We have discovered names and writings true to our bloodlines and native tongue which ought not exist among people if Hydalen. We have taken up trade and relations with these people. We have joined in their struggles as our forefathers did for the free peoples of our own home. Some of Hydalen I have commissioned with taking up our name in struggles these many fort nights.
It is possible we are seeing shadows we are sworn to oppose manifest here in Hydalen. It maybe Hydalen is simply a waypoint on our longer collective journey. It may prove our collective destinies have reached a fork which carries us forward along two paths. I will make planetfall personally and determine if our mandate will hold us honor bound to remain here to continue to stand with these people as one or as two Kinships.