Having been rejoined by the carrier task force, the Kavehan fleet sailed southwards. It was an amalgation of ships: numerous warships, frigates, corvettes and of course the Xshathrya, but also a good number of transport ships - both transports for materials, and transports for soldiers - to be exact, the veteran soldiers of the 12th Royal Kurshid Division, come to retake their desolate place of origin.
Two weeks after the air attack struck the Keelish, the fleet reached the mouth of the Azar river. The city was truly devastated - empty, ruined, holed by bullets and artillery shells. Men ground their teeth in anger at this defiling of what had been their home.
The Kavehans did not waste time, anchoring their ships in the bay, and the Imperial Engineers swiftly built a pair of pontoon docks for the ships to moor. Cargo offloading took first priority, while the soldiers waited with disembarking. Idly, the soldiers eyed the Valkorian redoubt on the far hill, near the remains of the palace.
How would they respond?