|Normandie class Battleship|
|Gallic Royal Intelligence|
Embrun is an older Normandie class Battleship built in 794 A.S. The battlegroup was originally deployed to the Bretonian theater in 819 AS with orders to prevent Bretonian flanking maneuvers through Newcastle, and to probe the defenders' positions for weaknesses. Under the GRN's command, the battlegroup moved through Newcastle into Manchester and successfully routed the HMS Gwent and her battlegroup in 822 AS. Its forces were severely depleted in that action, and the Embrum remained behind enemy lines with tenuous logistical support until 825, when the Gallic Royal Intelligence petitioned the crown for its own command in the invasion, and was granted the under-manned Embrum Cohort to carry out unconventional strikes.
After taking command of the Cohort, the GRI dedicated it to SIGINT in Manchester for months, searching for targets of opportunity. When the GRN fleet carried out its initial invasion of New London, the Embrun struck Birmingham Station, then burned for the Newcastle Jump Hole and quickly arrived in sight of Belfast Production Facility. Using all of its long range ordnance, the Embrun and its cohort laid waste to the Belfast in an unforgiving siege, ultimately destroying it without suffering losses. Even with a partial-strength cohort, the GRI has proven its case to the King with ruthless abandon, with the destruction of a major Bretonian fuel refinery and a Molly stronghold.