Olympus Spaceport during Operation Hagel in Phase 83.
Operation Hagel (オペラーション:ハーゲル Operāshon: Hāgeru?) (German for "hail") was a military operation to recover Olympus Spaceport from the Neo-Third Reich Division in ES 591. It was a joint effort between LADDER and the other three Martian factions, the Mars Kingdom Parliament, Mars Front der Befreien (MFB), and Mars Republik Heer (MRH). While successful, it also saw the appearance of the powerful and mysterious Künstler, Frau X, later revealed to be Erica.
Four months before the start of the Tenth Zenith of Things Tournament (ZOTT) in ES 591, the Division seized Olympus Spaceport, taking thousands of hostages in the process. This topic was raised a month later at a LADDER session that was spied on by Alita and Ping Wu. Because the spaceport was operated by the LADDER-funded Olympus Payline Company, LADDER was in favor of its recapture. When the Jovian proposal to bomb the Olympus was met with a Venusian protest that it had to be kept intact, Aga Mbadi called in a delegation of the Mars Kingdom Parliament led by Queen Limeira to weigh in. Despite Jovian and Venusian objections to their presence, the delegation gained approval to spearhead a joint operation to recapture Olympus. Following the LADDER session, Limeira and her retinue rendezvoused with a corps of New Order troops on Leviathan I before proceeding to Mars.
Hagel was launched a month before the start of the ZOTT. The following units participated:
- Mars Kingdom Parliament Army
- Gespenst was tasked with rescuing 1,000 hostages at the Sierra Dome, which they were unable to accomplish, resulting in the deaths of the hostages.
- Zazie's Alpha Team and GG's Beta Team, together with Zebra Team, captured and secured the November Dome, encountering only robots. Alpha Team was then sent to support Squad Q after it was engaged by Frau X.
- Mars Front der Befreien
- K Truppe was tasked with taking the Echo Building, resulting in multiple hostage deaths.
- Venus Foreign Legion
- Squad Q was engaged and wiped out by Frau X, resulting in Alpha Team being sent to support them.
- Two private military companies were given support roles:
K Truppe and Gespenst later got mixed up in fighting each other, which resulted in Federation Party 886's intervention. During the battle Frau X killed over 30 elite soldiers from the various factions, with Zazie being the only person to survive an encounter with her.
Despite the intervention of Frau X and the escape of the Division's commander, Captain Kirbitzer, Hagel was successful. The Mars Kingdom Parliament gained temporary control over Olympus, which allowed them to later grant asylum to the Stellar Nursery Society during Round 1 of the ZOTT.
|e · d · v||LADDER|
|Personnel:||Aga Mbadi • Super Nova • Tzykrow • Yajnik • Jaya Narasimhah|
|Delegates:||Doturov 68 • Dupuy • Fournier • Lawhear • Meshach • Pomponazzi|
|ORDER:||Chandler • Lakshmi • Aga Mbadi • Revelle|
|Military:||HIGH ORDER • NEW ORDER (Unit 402) • Sword of Damocles|
|Clients:||Mars Kingdom Parliament |
Olympus Payline Company (Olympus Express • Olympus Spaceport)
|Projects:||GENE Project • Zenith of Things Tournament|
|Events:||Operation Hagel • Second ZOTT |
Tenth ZOTT (Tiphares Redevelopment Bill) • Vares Hazard
|Locations:||Ketheres • Leviathan 1 • Onion Frame|
|Related articles:||Terraforming Wars • Treaty of 387|
|e · d · v||Mars Kingdom Parliament|
|Leadership:||Minister Jo Hann • Minister Ho • Queen Limeira (König) • King Remsen|
|Branches:||Mars Kingdom Parliament Army|
|Units:||Alpha Team • Beta Team • Gespenst • Zebra Team|
|Personnel:||Canali • GG • Kong • Lyuben • Mauer • Trevor • General Yazuiji • Zazie|
|Vehicles:||Alswider • Samoyed I|
|Other:||LADDER (Aga Mbadi) • Mars • Operation Hagel • Ting Jing • Treaty of 387|