The first of the pro-forma Canopian invasions in October 3030, the First
Canopian Fusiliers and Jenkin’s Armored Cavalry struck at Renown at the end of October, quickly overwhelming the garrison forces. With the military campaign over, Major Sandra Aupriz set about winning the peace via a hearts-and-minds campaign designed to demonstrate all the freedoms the former Capellan citizens would gain under the open and enlightened rule of the Magistracy. Many reveled in the social and political freedoms this presented, but the direct and uninhibited nature of the Canopians did not rest well with many middle- and upper-class citizens, many of whom came to regard their “liberation” as a descent into a morass of licentiousness.
 After victories on Jacomarie and Repulse respectively, Ishara’s Grenadiers and Kincade’s Rangers sought to continue their winning streak in the Capellan counter-attack. Renown, held by Drummond’s Destroyers (who had just escaped the Rangers and House Dai Da Chi on Repulse) and the diminutive Jenkin’s Armored Cavalry, held little value for the Canopians and, fearing another Dai Da Chi assault, the MAF force withdrew before a shot was fired.