Commander Omega Fighter scanned a Listening Post in the Pollux system on the 5th April and uncovered the following mysterious message:
Les sanglots longs Des violons De l’automne Blessent mon coeur D’une langueur Monotone.”
The pilot pointed out that this message, in the Earth language of French, is the first lines of Chanson d’automne (“Autumn Song”) a poem by Paul Verlaine, a relatively unknown work from over a millennia ago.
However, ancient history experts will be quick to point out that this particular poem is extremely significant in the history of the Second World War on pre-space-age Earth. During that conflict lines from this poem were used to send covert messages about the timing of a forthcoming Invasion intended to move huge amount of Allied troops into enemy-occupied areas.
These lines were broadcast on 1 June 1944, which meant that “Operation Overlord” – the invasion plan – was to start within two weeks. The next set of lines being broadcast, “Blessent mon coeur / d’une langueur / monotone”, meant that the invasion would start within 48 hours and that the resistance should begin sabotage operations.
It’s unclear who (or what) placed this message, and a prior report on this Listening Post indicated that it was non-functional. It seems that this message might well be intended to serve the same function as its ancient predecessor. However, it’s as-yet unclear exactly when it was first broadcast and picked up by the Pollux Listening post. Unconfirmed reports suggest that it is highly likely to be a new message, picked up within the last few hours.
Speculation from many pilots is that in less than 48 hours there will be an ‘Invasion’. Although exactly what this means, where it will occur, who sent the message and who was the intended recipient is unclear.
Watch the skies, Commanders.