“Our languages lack the requisite words to describe the level of destruction that has been visited upon us. Today, as I relay this information to the Gigaquadrant, the cinders of Mou'Cyran burn and scatter across the stars, while our great democracy lies decapitated. Our very way of life has been attacked, our hopes for the future, our freedoms and liberties, by a despicable enemy capable of unquantifiable depths of evil.”
- - Senator Ramdard Ramthrace
The Mou'Cyran Cataclysm was a devastating attack on the New Republic capital world Mou'Cyran by the Galactic Empire of Cyrannus in 15 NE, precipitating the beginning of the Second Great Cyrannus War. Referred to as "the Operation" by the Empire, the planning stages of the attack date back to the end of the New Cyrandia Wars and the beginning of the decade-spanning Cyrannian Cold War. Though devised primarily by Grand Mandator Taev Vosaetiur, the attack on the planet was the brainchild of a cabal of figures ranging from Grand Admiral Tector Decimius and Grand Mandator Deoclet Caesarius, under the aegis of the shadowy Imperial Overseer.
On the evening of Ianuaria 39, 15 NE, three hours after Republic President Nexarón Valkistair rejected the P'ax Cyrannica Concordat and in the midst of the Battle of the Ecimaex Wall, Vosaetiur received confirmation from the Imperial Palace on Orbispira for the Cyrannic Imperial Battlestation to immediately fire on the Mou'Cyran system. Positioned close to the Cadian system in the Melanian Sector of the Outer Rim, the Battlestation fired concentrated beams of phantom dark energy along an egress line toward New Republic space. Approximately thirty minutes later, the dark energy beam impacted against Mou'Cyran's moon, before hitting the planet itself.
In the seconds prior to the beam's impact, the planet was hit by intense seismic activity—portending the ignition of the planetary core upon impact. President Valkistair, Vice President Arocáa, Rambo Vice Chancellor Chuinaylia and all but six members of the Galactic Senate were killed when Republic City—the capital of the New Republic and seat of the Senate—sank beneath undulating waves of magma, erupting from shattered tectonic plates. It has been posited that the last survivors on the planet, those in the coastal city of Cyranamrún, lived for another minute after the initial impact, before continued concentrations of dark energy ignited the planet's core, utterly destroying the planet.
Though the Republic was almost totally crippled by the attack, which also destroyed a considerable portion of the Pax Infinitus Armada, it did not result in total Imperial victory. Across the Gigaquadrant, the Empire's attack led to widespread condemnation and, in the words of Apalos, "the greatest number of simultaneous intergalactic acts of war achieved in recorded history outside of Xhodocto influence".
- The Destruction of Mou'Cyran was devised by Cyrannian and Dinoman82.
- However, the idea for the destruction of the New Republic capital dates all the way back to the Intergalactic War, when Cyrannian re-created Capricaerón, after its near destruction by the Cognatus, similar to Alderaan in the Star Wars universe, planning for it to be eventually destroyed by the coming Empire.
[00:48] <@Cyrannian> "Republic superweapon FAIL! You Won’t Believe What Happened Next" [00:49] <Xho> "MIRACLE WEIGHT LOSS SCANDAL: HOW TO LOSE AN ENTIRE PLANET IN 6 WEEKS!" [00:49] <Hachiman> "I fucking hate RawrFeed's clickbait" [00:49] <Tybusen> "We are Number One but every one is replaced with Mou'Cyran getting blown up" [00:49] <Hachiman> olol [00:49] <Liquid_Ink> "LEFTIE EMPIRE AND REPUBLIC AT IT AGAIN. CONFEDERACY WAS RIGHT ALL ALONG" [00:50] <@Cyrannian> "See How One Emperor Made $$$ By Destroying Planet" [00:50] <DrodoEmpire> ayy lmao [00:50] <ImpyDroid> Tybusen: HERE'S A LITTLE LESSON IN IMPERIALISM [00:50] <DrodoEmpire> These are all gold [00:50] <Xho> "The Entire Cyrannus Dark Age but every time 'plan' is said it speeds up" [00:50] <DrodoEmpire> ololol [00:51] <DrodoEmpire> Tybusen: Honestly I can see Mou'Cyran jokes being popular <.< [00:51] <Tybusen> If you want to be an Emperor number one, you have to blow up their capital planet in a devastating decapitation strike [00:51] <Tybusen> I can see Mou'Cyran jokes becoming the 9/11 jokes of the Empire [00:52] <DrodoEmpire> *of everywhere [00:52] <Hachiman> "< THIS IMPERIAL EMPEROR OF A GALACTIC EMPIRE IS DESTROYING REPUBLICAN PLANETS AND BASICALLY, YOU ARE FUCKING STUPID. HOW? ...JUST WATCH THE FREE TRANSMISSION >" [00:52] <Tybusen> So basically new headcanon, the only thing that the Imperial propaganda machine actually ever does is just pump out trashy clickbait [00:52] <Xho> Tybusen: BATTLESTATIONS DON'T MELT PLANET CORES, APOLLO [00:53] <drom> "Apollo did Mou'Cyran" [00:53] <Xho> kek [00:53] <Hachiman> The Empire is actually paying off Rawrpert Murdoch [00:53] <Tybusen> "MOU'CYRAN WAS AN INSIDE JOB #STAYWOKE" [00:55] <@Cyrannian> "Dematologists HATE him. Try Emperor's crazy planet-destruction skincare trick that has doctor's annoyed and you will look millennia younger CLICK HERE"