“Only through reason and understanding will the future be secured, not through threats and aggression.”
- - Senator Raesa
Raesa was a female Adelphi who served as the Senator of Adelentia, the homeworld of her people, in the Senate of the New Cyrannian Republic. A prolific public figure since contact was first made between the Adelphi and the United Republic of Cyrannus, Raesa remained loyal to the tenets of order and democracy throughout the Great Cyrannus War and into the Dark Times. Becoming a senator of the Republic in Exile under the leadership of Count Apaltar, Raesa would go on to become one of the first elected representatives of the restored Republic in 03 NE. Four years later, Raesa contested in the Presidential Election of 07 NE, during which she took a more conciliatory stance toward the Galactic Empire of Cyrannus against the more hawkish Nexarón Valkistair.
Though Raesa lost the election decisively, she would continue her career as the Senator of Adelentia in addition to a high ranking advisory position in Nexarón Valkistair's administration. She died, along with much of the Senate, during the Mou'Cyran Cataclysm in 15 NE.
Born on the Adelphi homeworld of Adelentia in the Quadrant Galaxies in 67 BNE, from a young age Raesa was deeply interested in the interstellar politics of her people's interstellar domain, the United Colonies of Adelentia. A prodigious student, Raesa enrolled in many of the most prestigious universities of Adelentia before finally joining the civil service when she came of age. For three decades she served her nation admirably, though her life would change when first contact was made with the United Republic of Cyrannus and Rambo Nation. A strong alliance was forged between the powers, which eventually led to the formation of the Cyrandia Alliance and Adelphi membership in the Cyrannian Republic.
Raesa remained loyal to this new democratic superpower throughout the dark days of the Great Cyrannus War, using her influence to resettle war refugees in Adelphi colonies. However, when the Galactic Empire of Cyrannus was formed at the conclusion of the war, Adelphi space was left in flux. It was generally agreed by the Adelphi government that they wanted nothing to do with the Empire, a decision which Raesa agreed with, leading to their involvement with the Republic in Exile under the leadership of Praesator Adelheidis and later, Apaltar. To her surprise and honour, Raesa was selected by her people to join the provisional Senate of the Exiled Republic, a position she retained when it was absorbed into the restored Republic of Cyrannus in 03 NE.
For four years Raesa served as one of the more popular senators in the Republic, as well as one of those most supportive of Apaltar's Presidency. In 06 NE, when Apaltar announced he would not seek a third term as President, Raesa put her name forward in the Presidential Election of 07 NE. At first, Raesa was the clear frontrunner given her policy similarities with President Apaltar. However, the more aggressive tone of Nexarón Valkistair toward the Galactic Empire of Cyrannus gained popularity, narrowing the race between the two. As the race went on, Senators Asharia and Buroa both dropped out of the race due to low polling, both of whom later endorsed Raesa for the Presidency.
In the election, Raesa would receive just over forty five percent of the popular vote, losing against Nexarón Valkistair. Despite losing, Raesa did well on worlds considered to be secure against the Empire, such as Coruanthor and Mou'Cyran, while Nexarón Valkistair did well on worlds close to the Imperial Neutral Zone. Though disappointed in the result, Raesa would travel to Caelis'caeri to personally congratulate Nexarón Valkistair on his success, promising that she would aid him to the best of her ability. To her surprise, Nexarón Valkistair offered her a high ranking position as an advisor in the President's administration.
- Senatorial Career
Several weeks later, Raesa was present in a Senate session in which they responded to the unprovoked attack of Da Rogue Boyz against the Republic colony of Nevrasón. During the meeting, Raesa agreed with Senator Apollo that the Republic should respond to this threat with full force and push them out of Cyrannus. In later years, Raesa emerged as a leading figure in the Reformist political group, seeking to scale back the executive powers of the Presidency and reform the government to a form similar to that of the Federation of United Worlds. Increasingly irritated by Nexarón Valkistair's presidency, Raesa nevertheless retained close links to rival Federalist senators such as Apollo.
In the midst of the galaxy-spanning cold war, Raesa and Apollo attended a meeting with non-partisan Federalist, Centrist and Reformist senators to discuss one of Nexarón Valkistair's latest bills. During the meeting, the rogue Imperial Intelligence agent Agrehele attacked the assembled senators, holding them hostage while demanding great concessions from the Republic's government to the Empire. Raesa remained steadfast in the face of the aggressors, holding out hope that Nexarón Valkistair would send in the marines to rescue them. Ultimately however, the timely arrival of the mysterious Master Ryen dispatched the terrorists, though they would succeed in destroying the Senate Building. Fortunately for Raesa, both she and her colleagues survived.
On the eve of the Second Great Cyrannus War, Raesa was present on Mou'Cyran when the Empire destroyed the planet with the power of the Cyrannic Imperial Battlestation. She stood alongside President Valkistair, with the two sharing a sombre moment, before declaring "Long live the Republic!" as the energy destroyed the planet around them.
Personality and TraitsEdit
A female Adelphi with dark purple scales, Raesa carried herself with grace and serenity. Adorned in a traditional Adelphian dress of unique design, Raesa showed that she deeply respects the ancient ways of her people while simultaneously reflecting her commitment to the future. Many political commentators noticed that Raesa reflected many of the policies espoused by President Apaltar, including a commitment to coexistence with the Galactic Empire of Cyrannus. Though she did not abide by the autocratic practices of the Empire, she believed that a war would devastate the Cyrandia Cluster and cause an untold amount of destruction and death. Rather, she believed that the Empire will eventually collapse from within, during which time the Republic should reclaim its place as the leader of the galaxy. Other aspects of her foreign policy included a strong commitment to the restoration of the Cyrandia Alliance.
- Apaltar - His Presidency was an admirable start for our great Republic.
- Ramdard Ramthrace - A fellow senator of Republica Elen'Nanethia.
- Apollo - The architect of many of the Republic's grandest diplomatic ventures.
- Sola Naberraé - I thank you for the endorsement.
- Aneen Daerethal - One of the most level-headed Centrists in the Senate. She knows when to compromise.
- Athan Apostila - I may often disagree with Nexarón Valkistair, but his choice for Proconsul was inspired.
- Ansin Cyrellon - You're a crafty one...
- Nexarón Valkistair - We may share many differences, but our shared commitment to the democratic process is what makes our Republic worth protecting.
- Tyrómairon - The greatest tyrant of our history.
- Adelheidis - How preposterous that you continue to have a career!
“I have greatly enjoyed our debates, Senator Raesa. You make for a challenging opponent.”
“I wish you the best of luck, my friend.”
- - Apaltar
“Her leadership would bring stagnation.”
- - Jerkon
“You have the most useful mindset, Adelphi. You try and hide, and remain defenseless.”
- Raesa was created upon the recommendation of Dinoman82.