Greetings, people of the universe. I am Falrik Zaarkhun, CEO of the Borealis Consortium Network. And I have some news for this universe.
The new trend in Borealis shifts somewhat away from this concept of nations, governments and borders, with the rise of the new War Economy. Corporations and PMCs take over from nations and governments of the past nowadays. And laws governing individuals no longer exist outside of smaller empires like the Zoles Imperium. Now it's every man for himself in a "survival of the fittest" regime; you either join a business or start your own.
Only Borealis' universal currency, the Borealis credit, and the theory of deterrence really keeps the peace. PMCs fight proxy wars, corporations sell their products (many of which are now essential for the survival of the individual), and people band together to survive. There are no borders, so people can live anywhere, in any city they please, any wasteland they please...as long as they can survive there.
I'm just informing you of the new era of Borealis. And my corporation, the Borealis Consortium Network, would like a headstart. So if there are any merchants and businesses out there wiling to make a partnership in Borealis, we are more tan glad to accept your offer. More importantly, if there's any private military company (PMC) or warband looking to make a good buck, or expand territory in Borealis, then I would really recommend you strike deals with us.
Representing the Borealis Consortium Network is:Falrik Zaarkhun (Communications) And that is where you're wrong. Have you not seen new businesses adapting to the new trends? Have you not once noticed that nearly every company adopts the development and retail of weaponry? Or seen the new PMCs growing in power, the proxy wars around you? When there's a new business, other people start to catch on. You should know this from looking at the economy of the Zoles Imperium that market revolutions do mean a lot.
I can do nothing but wonder why have you chosen chaos over law and war over peace. My people have always seeked order and all our efforts in Borealis shall be concentrated on keeping it in the galaxy.
Representing the Borealis Consortium Network is:Falrik Zaarkhun (Communications) What you call chaos, we call evolution. It happens in nature. Unnecessary information must be filtered out to ensure the evolution of the species. The same theory can apply here. This way, only the strongest survive, and only the strongest rule, and so the Borealis Galaxy becomes strong! Your so called 'order' merely degrades the individuals. We have not gone down this path.
When your last superior shall prevail over the last inferior, emerge from piles of corpses and bones, knowing nothing but war and death, I'll do nothing but smile.
Representing the Borealis Consortium Network is:Falrik Zaarkhun (Communications) And what point are you trying to make? It's a cruel universe we live in, Iovera. We adapt or we die. The theories of survival of the fittest and of deterrence occur every day, and there is nothing wrong with applying them here. If you are trying to say that we will destroy each other, then you are wrong. We have some powerful technology, and those of us who are strong enough can adapt technologically and economically a lot faster than you'd think. Knowing nothing but war and death? Much more than war and death is applied in these scenarios, you see. Businesses, research, they apply here too.
Anarchist capitalist system is known to my people, experienced right before the Talanar rule. It has been proven inefficient for one reason: monopolistic organisations rising resulting in stagnancy and eventual fall of such civilisations. The Divinarium shall observe the ongoing events to see the effectiveness of this system in the interstellar society. We, having abandoned scarcity, won't take part in its course by now.
Excellent. Everything goes as planned.
The Black Star Company is now open and accepting contracts. We pride ourselves in professionalism and effectiveness. We also sale weapons for anyone interested.
You desire to descend this galaxy into a state of pure barbarism? Fine. The Zoles Imperium may be at risk but the Draconid Imperium is above such base desires. You scramble about like animals, fighting for your next meal all the while we stand as your betters. We are above squabbling for scraps and as you descend further into ananrchy, destroying what your forefathers built, further into the rule of animals. You still ahve a chance to realise this is the wrong path, and my kin are more than willing to enlighten you.
Greed brings folly.
Chairman Soin You should not think yourself so proud. You remind me of the other Tralor in the Lanat Empire holding there wooden swords so mighty and shouting 'Glory glory we are honorbound warriors.'Besides, during times like these enterprising gentlemen such as myself prosper.
Representing the Borealis Consortium Network is:Falrik Zaarkhun (Communications) Draconis, your "scramble about like animals, fighting for your next meal" comparison is accurate; your "barbarism" comparison isn't. This isn't about greed, this is about survival. This might look like it is primitive and is an abolition of order; on the contrary, the "survival of the fittest" theory is the perfect way to spread a regime of order. As people need to survive they will need to fit in with new regimes. With the war economy, control over what is right and what is wrong can be achieved. And with this "survival of the fittest" in place, unnecessary information is filtered out, a process which occurs in evolution, and is exactly how you evolved.
We could call borders and governments, by comparison, a rather primitve method of population control that limits the freedoms of an individual, as well as the advancement of the galaxy as a whole. That could be compared to selfishness. This system that we, among other corporations, are enforcing is not unlike genes, really. Nor is it unlike nature. But being similar to nature does not make it primitive, it provides freedoms necessary, and ensures an evolution process that nature thrives on.
Viceroy Vindevus of the Draconid Imperium Hrmph. Compare your ideals to evolution all you wish. Do not think your attempts to flood the old ways with your ideals will get rid of the Imperium so easily. We shall remain, and we shall stay vigilant against your corruption and your animalistic ways. Natural or not, this is not civilisation. And when you stand in the rubble of your own creation, our gleaming towers will stand as a testement to the true path to enlightenment.
Representing the Borealis Consortium Network is:Falrik Zaarkhun (Communications) I never said the new ideals didn't have a place for the Imperium, though if you're so sure the Imperium doesn't fit in, then so be it. Rubble of our own creation? I assure you, it won't work like that. I compared our ideals to evolution, and I think that comparison applies here; only the strongest will survive, and the strongest will adapt. If the Imperium doesn't wish to fit their colonies in with the new regime and to remove their borders, I never said I would force them to. But just don't think there's anything from preventing a proxy war on your nation, or preventing your nation from becoming affected.
Viceroy Vindevus of the Draconid Imperium Evolution is chaotic and uncaring, yes. But survivability is increased from cooperation and what are nations? What are corporations? Cooperation. When it is every man for himself their selfish natures take over. They will not care for a common goal, they will not care for the future. Think about it; Why would you want to group together when you believe you are convinced you are strong to rely on others even with proof? What happens when an entire society thinks like that?
Representing the Borealis Consortium Network is:Falrik Zaarkhun (Communications) You make an excellent point. But there's one thing you're missing; these ideals do not discourage or remove co-operation. When it is every man for himself, maybe selfishness does take over, but they learn soon that only by banding together does it work. If one is as arrogant as you suggested, it won't work. And when there are no borders or governments that divide people, co-operation occurs.
Viceroy Vindevus of the Draconid Imperium Correct me if I am wrong but isn't the imperative to gather together for cooperation and protection one of the founding concepts of a nation? Something that you want to discourage. In short Falrik, you are being an idealist. Possibly even a dreamer.
Representing the Borealis Consortium Network is:Falrik Zaarkhun (Communications) Once again, my friend, you raise an excellent point. Although you're missing something. The founding concepts of communism are equality, but does a communist society in practice create that? Banding together to form groups we do want to encourage, but to form a group that divides itself from the rest and that enforces its own dominion on others, and then allows its society to be filled with the imperfections such as poverty and crime, I do not encourage. These are things that something should be done about, and that the system of a government and a nation fails to address.
Viceroy Vindevus of the Draconid Imperium Yet you have no quarrel with armed mercenaries forcing those of an honest line of work to pay "protection" money to prevent the latter from being harrassed or having their lives ruined by the former on the basis of earning easy money? A corporation is simply a nation without clear borders. There is often still has a heirarchy, a governing body, rival entities and a means of income needed to maintin itself.
I hate to break it to you, Zaarkhun, but bringing order through chaos doesn't work. If you wish to make Borealis more of an anarchic hellhole than it already is, go ahead, be my guest. The Federation has no interest of helping you further your vision, and if it becomes a threat to our allies in Borealis, believe me, the Federation will take action to stop it in its tracks.
Representing the Borealis Consortium Network is:Falrik Zaarkhun (Communications) What you have given me is an opinion. Making Borealis an archaic hellhole? I assure you, what this plan does is the exact opposite. When only the strongest and the best adapted survive, everyone will be strong and adaptive enough so that all these imperfections that cause Borealis' current state will be gone, as people will be above them.
TIAF Intergalactic Channel - Lieutenant Samenor Social darwinism will get Borealis nowhere fast, it will only result in utter anarchy and chaos.
I hope you realize that the reason why evolution is always ongoing in nature is the fact that no organism is ever perfectly adapted for survival and domination, and even the strongest are not immune to this. If you let Borealis go under this kind of evolution I can promise you the results will only be unnecessary chaos in the end. Order through law, not through competition like this, is really the only way to achieve any sort of equilibrium, so to speak.
Your ideals are redundant. Eventually all will fall to me. You included. I think the Allied Gods would find you serving us really amusing.
Representing the Borealis Consortium Network is:Falrik Zaarkhun (Communications) Did you say..."gods"?! "Serving Gods"?...Stay away from us! As I am proving here, playing us like little tools limits what the individual is capable of. I want nothing to do with you gods, but if you force me to have something to do with you...I...I'll fight back! Only the strongest survive, and only the strongest shall face you! And I assure you, only my strongest men will face you!
I do not think any of the ideas may provide the Gre'ush economy any prosperity. I believe in freedom, but sometimes things like that go to far. The laws that limit the people's say in government matters were put in their places to prevent collapse of government and economy. We did not spend millennia of unifying the Shellian Kingdoms and the Kaiyo Federations just to be set back to the age of mud and weed. Your idea sound like anarchy. You have little support from the Imperium ,or the Kaiyo-Kallin Trade Union, or Bellatrix Labs, or me.
This is a priority alert to all crusaders. Due to recent events I am calling for an imemdiate withdrawl of all operations deep inside Chosen space! During procedure the crew of the TNSS Elumitan, our righteous flagship, was overtaken by an enity that identifies itself as 'the Corruptor'. All active bombardment campaigns are to withdraw in favour of fortifying secured systems against the Chosen.
I am afraid it is difficult to count how many died in the name of salvation with the Elumitan's loss. But if reports are correct, many billions of cultists lay dead. This was not a vain strike. Every loss we have incurred deserves justice. Remember the lives they took, let it feed your resolve. Fight the whispers of corruption.
Our righteous dream is not dead, and the Grand Inquisition will continue operating within the Borealis Galaxy to keep the tide of filth at bay. Remember the lost. For those who died, give them a reason to have not died in vain.
So my Corruptor theory was correct? This is already a gigantic step forward! I will send word to New Draka immediately, and our scientists will study who this demon is and how we can beat him. This war is far from over.
Arsac, High Mistress of Drakon's holy Inquisition I am glad the destruction of the Elumitan was not a compelte loss. The name 'corruptor' wasn't the only revelation but I will only say more outside a... less exposed form of communication.
Arsac, High Mistress of Drakon's holy Inquisition The Elumitan's destruction was something... unnatural. I suppose if you were actually there you would agree with me but I am afraid you are going to have to trust the word of an inquisitor; this was no ordinary defeat and what caused the ship's end was like nothing you could have imagined.
Huuuwwwwhehehehehehe...Going so soon? I expected you to fight more...
Arsac, High Mistress of Drakon's holy Inquisition Oh we're not done. For every one of the righteous who gave their lives, a million of yours lay rotting on the fields of battle. I can assure you it takes more than a lost ship or two to shake me off.
Greetings, people of the Universe. I am happy to report that my plans in Borealis are progressing rather nicely, and many galactic issues have already been resolved. Our civilization model based around the "survival of the fittest" theory has proved far more effective than the model of the Zoles ever did.
The formerly disconnected nature of Borealis has improved. Several species and groups who once hated each other have been seen working together, ensuring their chance for survival in a business and a hostile world where survival of both the business and the lives of the individual is very threatened. Our weapons technology vastly improves; creation of newer, more powerful technologies to compete with others and to fight more cost-effective battles is better for war, conflict and business. Also, our cybernetics and nanotechnology has improved; a demand for ways to create better cost-effective soldiers, and to improve the physique of the individual, brought with it nanomachines and cybernetic implants for rather cheap prices that have been very satisfactory. These show how far our adaptability as a galaxy has progressed.
Many inspectors from other galaxies have proven this new technology is not suspicious; unlike UNO's technology, our nanomachines and cybernetics don't demand for control of the individual. While some PMCs have adopted a collective consciousness model similar to UNO's, there is nothing forceful about our technology, as all experts who have investigated have stated. I was satisfied when experts who have investigated, having not been previously approached by me as they can confirm, produced reliable reviews. The facts and figures can't be argued with.
The population has already decreased in the galaxy to 74% of its original state, and there are hopes that by the next 3 months, it will be done to 30% of its original value. Mortality rates have risen, but expectations are that by not long, they will be stable once again. This proves the "survival of the fittest" model works to prevent population explosion. And the individuals who do survive have, thanks to genetics and nano technology, have immunities to diseases, and are physically, mentally and intellectually far more capable than older Borealis citizens. These results are very satisfying, as many businesses and civilizations adopting the model have been satisfied with results.
While those who have refused to adopt it...not very satisfying. One of the most recent examples, I will use one that the Consortium Network was involved in, was the Kreklaw Empire's defeat in proxy war. Our hiring of the Soltako Armoured Military PMC was a deal in which they would gain our products for a discounted price if they advertised them (by using them and mentioning them), and caused a proxy war on the barely-spacefaring Kreklaw Empire. The surviving Kreklaw have been made as employees, and are rebuilding their civilization under the new model, with the Cnsortium Network's assist and the PMC's protection. This spread our business' influence and boosted SAM's reputation, as well as gave both our corporations a chance to expand their territory, and to gain goods from the defeated Empire. Furthermore, spreading the model everywhere boosts its impact.
But there are some issues I'd like to address. Firstly, many of you have complained about a lack of a 'pension'. Why, might I ask, should I pay you because you have become useless? If you are old and useless, either make yourself useful somehow - technology, maybe? - or die. Secondly, I'm a little disappointed that PMCs and corporations have put their guards on a city and called it their 'nation'. Please stop with that crap, will you? There is a reason that many of you who have done this have become victim of major PMC war from either myself or another. Thirdly, many of you ask about having some sort of borders. If you want defenses to protect your interest, so be it. If you want a sort of ID or security system for getting in and out of a location, feel free. If you want to imprison or kill someone inside your territory, so be it. Build and defend a territory as yours and there are no issues. But don't lets claim an area for our own? Hieararchies are fair enough, governments and nations are not. I'm also not happy about many of you limiting who can freely roam around your so called 'territory'. Please, cut it out. Or I, or another organization, will cut out something else of yours. In other words, I hope you don't like your throat intact, and don't mind it cut out of your body.
Who do you think you are shoving your "laws" on people's throats?! You're turning our galaxy into a hellhole, murdering the innocent ebcase they don't fit your views. You seriously disgust me, Zaarkhun.
Representing the Borealis Consortium Network is:Falrik Zaarkhun (Communications) You're seriously mistake there. "Shoving laws on people's throats" is exactly what this new civilization model opposes. Isn't that exactly what your Imperium does to its people? Isn't that also what our model doesn't do its people? No one's being controlling here. People are just expanding and improving their own interests. If that involves messing with someone else', then so be it. It's a cruel world we live in, Vekaron. Only the strongest survive!
Representing the Zoles Imperium is:Commandant Vekaron (Communications) The Zoles Imperium never created laws for aliens. The only time this happened was centuries ago on the Polar Crystal Alliance, and that time was a council of multiple species agreeing on the same things. What you are doing is destroying the little peace we had before you and UNO arrived!
Representing the Borealis Consortium Network is:Falrik Zaarkhun (Communications) Stop contradicting yourself, will you? You said you never created laws, and then admitted to doing so. And even if not for aliens, you create them for your people. What if a citizen of your Imperium might, I dunno, not like what the Imperium are doing?
I want to see you try to lay a single finger on my territory. I'll personally send your old friend Genrai Nal to kill you and all your clones, bring your soul to me and add it to the Devourer's sacrifices.
Your taunting is...irrelevant...we remain here...you cannot defy our presence.
Representing the Borealis Consortium Network is:Falrik Zaarkhun (Communications) Tell me, Junction Mind. When did I defy your presence? And also tell me, what are you going to do about what's going on? Nothing? I'm sure it doesn't concern you in the slightest. And you cannot defy our progression.
HAH! The short-sightedness of your plan comes into play already. How are you so sure the populations of the galaxy won't fight it's way to extinction rather than level out as you hope? I do not care what your 'policies' or your preferences state; Start a proxy war with any worlds under our territory and the Imperial Talon Navy will hit your pitiful raiders so hard their own mothers will think they are giving birth!
Unlike you the Imperium cares for the lives in this galaxy and in the name of the Imperial Senate I am willing to offer protectorate status to any and all powers who fear the raiders. With no material cost, full technological benefits and freedom from Zaarkhun's scheme. We are above your so-called "war economy". Our mighty fleets have triumphed even over the Grox; do not even think you can act under our knowledge because we. will. know.
Representing the Borealis Consortium Network is:Falrik Zaarkhun (Communications) The theory applies to nature and its ecosystems. If you look at the ecosystem of any given area, do the species fight each other to extinction? They do not. Look at any business models, our civilization model is based on these and is just as orderly. Many adopt different models but live under the same, post-government policies.
Care for the lives of this galaxy? What makes you think I don't? I'm improving the lives of everyone with this. No longer are laws and restrictions set for anyone from birth, no longer are their choices limited by any government. No longer are they under threat for the decisions of one government. No longer is society fragmented and divided by borders and nations. I'm creating the perfect system of unity, evolution, and freedom that everyone can live by, using theories tried, test and and proven theories. And if, as you say, they fight to extinction, then I can assure you, we have workarounds and I have thought of everything. Systems are indeed in place to prevent that from happening. But will everyone really go extinct? Or will just the strongest survive and the weakest die? If the economy collapses, we adapt and form a new one.
Viceroy Vindevus of the Draconid Imperium They may be proven but that does not make them ideal. Nature may be an entity of freedom but it is far, FAR from being united. Animals kill, betray, scare and rape in order to survive. You seek to create a society where morals rule and morality differs for everyone. Ideals will still clash, there will still be division and death. You created a system of chaos Zaarkhum. Unfortunately for you, I know how idealists work so feel free to disregard my wisdom.
Representing the Borealis Consortium Network is:Falrik Zaarkhun (Communications) You're right about what animals do to survive. But, to them, these things aren't as bad as they seem to us. Why? Because we've become weak and cowardly thanks to this so-called 'order'. Yes, ideals will still clash, and yes that is inevitable. But it is better to give someone freedom to chose their ideals than to force it upon them. And this way, clashing ideals fight for survival, and the most beneficial ideal is the one that will survive in the end. And there will always be those morales that prove to be more beneficial, and better for survival, than others. There are always those weak elements of everything that needs to be filtered out, but that a government cannot do. A system of chaos? No, this is the kind of order that everyone should opt for.
I hear a lot of noise in here. Is that something about an "economy". How rudimentary...
Representing the Borealis Consortium Network is:Falrik Zaarkhun (Communications) Ah, the Grox want to speak. Have something to say? I thought you were so far above us? You have removed yourselves from our society quite a lot. Please, don't interfere in something that is none of your business. Should it be your business, then maybe we'll interfere with you.
Representing the Borealis Consortium Network is:Falrik Zaarkhun (Communications) You can't claim a land that you didn't create nor defend your 'property', my friend. In fact, even if it is someone's territory, they don't own the land, they use use it. That is another thing I hate about nations and governments. But you'll have to get used to the fact this isn't yours. Get with the system, or get out.
Representing the Borealis Grox Empire is:King Mirras III (Communications) And who's gonna make me "get out"? You? You do realize I make this entire galaxy knee down like starving dogs simply by existing. Even that big buffon Volim fears me like the plague. Borealis is my property since before you were born, and you'll get used to my system. Not the opposite.
Representing the Borealis Consortium Network is:Falrik Zaarkhun (Communications) There is no property. You can't claim to own anything you did not create. And these planets were not created by you, so don't claim you own them. Who's gonna make you get out? There has been a misunderstanding here. If you stick to your territory, or try and expand it, then either way there is no issue.
I see that madness in Borealis progresses. So be it. Murder each other. At the end, want it or not, order will prevail, because only through order can the civilisation survive.
There is something I want you to remember, Zaarkhun. You and other Borealis criminals.
voice of Iovera changes, as if there was a chorus of voice around her. purple energy surrounds her as she starts to float*
Don't even dare to trespass into my realm. You enter the affairs of something beyond. Your. Comprehension.
Representing the Borealis Consortium Network is:Falrik Zaarkhun (Communications) You, my dear, are really misunderstanding the point. "Only through order can the civilisation survive"? You are just supporting me there! In this system, only the strongest of civilizations survive, and if they need to band together and form a sort of orderly band system - one of order, rather than forcing laws down people's throats like you do - then the new system has succeeded. Also, there's no such thing as a "criminal" anymore, as there are no laws.
*Footage of the recent battle for the Goldovi Homeworld plays accross all channels within Borealis* By the decree of the Imperial senate, the cultures listed with this transmission are under the direct protection of the Imperial Talon Navy. Raids and proxy wars decalred on these planets, or any imperial-held planet Will be met with... Ruthless resistance. *footage plays of a field execution of an unnamed mercenary sergeant by quantum disruptor* Let this man's death be an example to all would-be conquerors and looters. While the Imperium knows how to be civil, there are many factions within this galaxy who apparently do not. There would be little point in talking down a rabid animal so I will continue my point.
Let these images be a lesson to all. The Imperium has a zero tolerance policy on pirates, mercenary raiders and criminals within its own borders and these worlds will be under our protection. To strike at them is to strike at a great war machine that will crush all would-be pirate scum underfoot! You have all been warned.
Good to know there are still good people out there.
Executive Admiral Terella Vex of the Draconid Imperium Your thoughts are much-appreciated commandant. I speak for the men when I say we wish you luck in restoring things at your end and that our Imperium will offer what assistance it can.
Interesting. So the Draconis have territory in Borealis? I suppose you are welcome within our territory there. However, do not deal with criminals in our empire. We will deal with them in our own manner.
Executive Admiral Terella Vex of the Draconid Imperium This gesture is appreciated captain. You do not have to worry about our interference; your empire, your rules after all.
You puzzle me, Draconis, every day. That you extragalactics should come to our galaxy and claim your own 'border' is one thing. I assume you are keeping your governments and borders and the like and not accepting that all of this galaxy is no-man's land simply because of the fact you insist on rebelling against us.
And that you claim all criminals as 'scum' is not something that I can personally tolerate. Have you ever thought there may be a reason that people become criminals and have to lead that life? Not everyone is as rich as you, Draconis. Not everyone has their riches to survive as simply. If you are to destroy a pirate because he is your enemy, because he is causing you damage, then that is simple; if he wasn't adaptable enough to survive, it is his fault. But to destroy him because he is 'weak pirate scum', that really is low. You're giving me more reason to support the new ways.
But, then again, aside from this, I have no reason to oppose you. It's all about adaptability, and part of adaptability is banding together. Two heads are better than one. If anyone feels their only method of survival is to join the Draconid Imperium or another, that is, if they can trust the Draconis, then so be it. But I'm not happy with the other things the Imperium does. I can assure you, as we improve technologically and physically at a much faster rate than anyone could have predicted, you will be affected.
Representing the Zoles Imperium is:Commandant Vekaron (Communications) What do you mean "our" galaxy? You're an extragalactic as much as the Draconis are. You have done exactly the same thing, but worse. It's really a shame you were not in Ottzello when the quarantine was applied.
Representing the Borealis Consortium Network is:Falrik Zaarkhun (Communications) Yet I live here. This is my home. I know how things work around here, and I've been pretty much accepted as part of the Borealis community. And when I say "our galaxy", I refer to the community of people who call Borealis their home. How have I done anything worse, when I've improved the well-being, adaptability, physicality, mentality and technology of almost everyone? Not yourselves, of course, as you are too stuck-up, stubborn and proud, like the Draconis, to accept that my ways are more beneficial. Many have accepted me into this community, Vekaron. Just ask Volim.
Executive Admiral Terella Vex of the Draconid Imperium Crime is like a disease and all of it is for personal gain. I see you are trying to rationalise taking what does not belong to you. Crime ruins lives, you might not see that. And when criminals ruin the lives of the innocent they themselves might turn to crime though trauma, a feeling of insignificance or a sense of vengence. Crime itself is an irrational concept and both the people and the government can be to blame. The former for giving into the temptation and the latter for not providing in hard times.
People have a choice and laws are in place in the interests of the greater society. Jealously, greed, laws are there to tell people that these are undesireable if society is to advance and imporve as a whole. We know of the raids on other planets, millions died and for what, so that a few gun-happy mercenaries can earn a living? Proxy wars are one thing but without the Imperium's support the Oldovi would ahve died for no purpose other than fulfilling your own inflated ego! The lives of a few thousand killers is a worthy price to preserve the lives of a few billion. Both are working to sustain themselves but only the latter are conducting an honest living; one where all benefit.
Representing the Zoles Imperium is:Commandant Vekaron (Communications) Okay, let me see. Well-being? You are a lunatic. Adaptability? You're murdering thousands for your own profit. Physicality? A species doesn't grow stronger in 3 months, don't say bullshit. Mentality? The galaxy can't even sleep well with your dictatorship. Technology? Sure, empires destroying each other and ruining planets while threats such as the Alvino and the Chosen remain intact.
And if you really know about the galaxy, you should know that Volim is the most dangerous madman alive in Borealis and wants to enslave the entire galaxy under his rule. This does NOT help you at all.
You stated there that people turn to crime because of their situation. You also said that crime affects 'innocents'. If innocents are not adaptable enough to get past these problems of crime, whose fault is that other than that of the individual? And if people are forced into ways of crime, if they are forced to do something for their own benefit, whose fault is that other than that of the government? What you have called 'crime' is only what occurs in nature when animals steal food, when they kill each other, and in nature, 'innocents' are affected. If we have downgraded from our roots, what does that show you about your government?
And now. "People have a choice and laws are in place in the interests of the greater society." "Greater" is a point of view, and it also sounds to make like you're once again being rather snobby. For a start, what choice do people have? If I were born into an empire I disagree with, what choice do I have? Why must I live in an allocated area? Why can I not have individual rights and beliefs? And the Oldovi wouldn't have been killed, nor was that anything to do with me. If they were too weak to survive, then that is no fault other than theirs. You claim your views benefit all, but all they do is place restrictions, brand people as 'scum', limit the potential of what an individual can do, downgrade species from their superior nature, and attempt to ruin the lives of someone who had no choice but to live a hard life of crime. Is it true order, also, if you don't do what we do and filter out the unnecessary? I think not.
And now to Vekaron. Of course I know that, but it's because he's the most dangerous madman alive that I know you will trust his viewpoint. My, what did you say? "Dictatorship?" This is anything but a dictatorship, where everypone has freedom! Just because I'm the most vocal of the individuals involved in the post-government regime doesn't mean I'm the only one, too. Physicality has improved, it's evident when you look at how strong an individual is now compared to 3 months ago. Be it from technology or fitness, it's evident. Yes, the adaptability has improved, as the millions of 'innocents' who are killed also had family, and their family can adapt and find a way to survive. And yes, technology has improved; it's again evident, if you look at how powerful the weapon the average individual or empire owns now compared to three months ago, it's a rapid improvement. Improved technology means the Alvino and the CHosen threats can decrease as our power improves.
Representing the Zoles Imperium is:Commandant Vekaron (Communications) Are you seriously trying to make me accept Volim's beliefs? Are you even aware of what he believes? Under Volim's rule, there is no freedom. And really, if you spent more of your time attacking the Alvino and the Chosen instead of the innocent, maybe, only maybe, you would be helpful for the galaxy.
Representing the Borealis Consortium Network is:Falrik Zaarkhun (Communications) Whatever action is most beneficial to our survival and our business (with business being a factor of survival) is whatever action we will take. Only the strongest survive, and only the strongest will be left to fight them. And the strongest won't be the ones who allow the Alvino or Chosen to kill them.
Barda Clett of the Federation of Glory We will not be threatened by the Tyranny. We will meet your attacks with our own attacks of greater force Draco tyranny. Phase-Hunter is not part of Our empire, so do not threaten us because of him.
So, let me get this straight... Several politicians who sound like prepubescents having a hissy fit are discussing assassination plans on a universal public channel, but they're also attempting to hire a self-admittedly mentally unstable merc to do it? Someone make this into a movie already!
Greetings, members of the First Gigaquadrant. I am here today to tell you about Borealis' current status. I have good and bad news.
Good news first. Thanks to these "Apalos" folks, I've been rescued and I'm now back in charge of the Zoles Imperium. We have discovered that the Wranploer Legion, the Zaarkhun Consortium and the Borealis Consortium Network are all the same, and as such, we warn you all to break all ties with the BCN as fast as possible. The "purge" they were aiming at my race and the Niaka has been stopped thanks to the help of many empires, such as UNO, the Draconis, the Dracogonarious, the Radeon, the Zazane and the Tralor. More good news is, my fleet commandant has found our galaxy's Vida'Rranlora, which is an extremely good opportunity for scientists of all species to know more about our galaxy. Lastly, the Vague and Zealot Commando threats are officially over, now that they have joined our side.
Now for the bad news. Borealis is being swarmed by what appears to be "time anomalies" being caused by some god guy called Zargoth. These anomalies are highly destructive and cause strange events around them, so keep distance from them. In addition, attacks from the Alvino Brood and the Devourer's Chosen have exploded in number. Another bad thing is, even though we defeated the BCN, the War Economy is still reigning in the Arm of Wildness, so we advise all extragalactic to move their colonies to either the Arm of Knowledge or the Outer Core.
We hope with everyone's help, we can stop this mess and finally have peace. Rebaris out.
Your majesty, I am Sarec. The Grand Inquisition has decided to send me to deal with the situation regarding this Zargoth fellow while mistress Arsac currently conducts other affairs. I have some experience dealing with ethereals which is why I was chosen by the mistress personally. On behalf of the order you have our full support while combating the Devourer's chosen, as always, and we hope this little crisis can be dealt with soon.
Inquisitor Sarec of Drakon's holy Inquisition These artifacts put the entire galaxy at risk by being divided... although admittedly they might do worse if they are united we don't know. Still, it might be best if you did hand it over to either the Zoles, UNO, the Divinarium or the Inquisition.
While we are currently not in a position in which committing our military to fight in Borealis is in our best interests, the Federation would like to express our support for the Zoles and the rest of our allies who are valiantly fighting this war. If the crisis escalates further we may see it necessary to fully intervene though currently the Grand Assembly has indicated that it would prefer the Federation stay out for now.
Thank you for sending message like this. It save us trouble, hehe. Well, I like to say that now UNO back we give full support. But to warn you all, we become bitter after the quarantine and some - like the Kralgon Emperor - may not be so willing to support others as before. Also, one of our leaders, Feldosia, is expecting, so expect AIs to take over from UNOL more.
Aside from this, however, we on full form. We ready to destroy all those in our way and get all shards back!
Representing Da Rogue Boyz is:Hagto'Zhl (Da comms channel) YOR NOT GETTIN OUR SHARD MAN BUZZ OFF. OH AN WATS DIS? OOOOHHH YEEEH WE SHULD FEER UNO CUS DEYZ "BITTER". DUNT MAKE ME LAFF YA BLOODY MUPPETS WES GONNA KILL YAS
We must look to our own people in times as conflicted as these. The Empire cannot provide direct aid to any parties beyond the extent of our influence. However, should one of these 'shards' be located within our boundaries, it will be kept secure until it can be transferred over to someone suitable.
The Federation of Glory will not stand by. We have tried to live in peace with the Tyranny, but now, now we will Move to defend. Our fleets will fight, and our men will die, to oversee this Tyranny's end!
I don't think you understand, Zoles, what kind of galaxy we live in. Only the strongest need get the shards, and only those strong, adaptable and cunning enough to take every last one, and only they should face Zargoth. And that's why we should fight for the shards, and the winner who takes them all should face Zargoth. We have to weed out the weak, as we can't just have all these weak people face him and die!
Viceroy Vindevus Ultanos of the Draconid Imperium Once again the evoutionist beleives in 'the strong survive and the weak die' to be the absolute. How about the option where the strong encourage the weak to become strong themselves? With modern technology that isn't too hard but I suppose your primitive, short-sighted and ego-fueled mind ruled out that option didn't it?
Look at the Imperium, we follow that model and look at us now. To the eyes of the Draconid Imperium you are a footnote in history and that will not change. Your actions, no matter how great, will be lost to the annals of history with enough time.
Representing the Borealis Consortium Network is:Falrik Zaarkhun (Communications) That's exactly what I'm encouraging, idiot! If one isn't adaptable enough to realise they need to improve their strength, or to be able to afford the technology that improves their physical and mental strength - as well as technique - then they die! And someone so weak shouldn't be facing Zargoth.
Viceroy Vindevus Ultanos of the Draconid Imperium And your primitive mind misses the point again. The point of what I was saying was that if someoene is weak, the strong should help them become strong rather than leaving them to toughen themselves up. Your philosophy is "The weak must make themselves strong or die", we in the Imperium however are beyond this kind of egotist krann-dung. Enjoy fighting over scraps like animals as the rest of the universe's more collective-minded inhabitants rise to become gods.
Representing the Borealis Consortium Network is:Falrik Zaarkhun (Communications) Oh what, so you help them become strong and then they become reliant? True strength is achieved when it is worked for, it can't be given, it can only be learnt! If someone is self-sufficient, then they are adaptable. But by your theory, they should just become reliant on those stronger. And Rebaris, if you want me to leave your presence, then I'll gladly take the artifact with me. What I'm up t? I want to make the galaxy a place of freedom, strength and where people unite not because they are forced by someone else to, but because they together are strong and they realise that unity is the only method of survival. Not that I'd expect any one of you to understand.
Viceroy Vindevus Ultanos of the Draconid Imperium A bad teacher or parent raises a dependant student or child. You would not understand our methods or our reasoning but our philosophy does work, the Imperial Talon navy is the perfect example. And as this galaxy advances so doues ours: The imeprium has trillions of scientists, engineers and innovators working in institutions across millions of worlds and all without concern for 'budgets' or interest - We will always stay one step ahead of you.
Representing the Borealis Consortium Network is:Falrik Zaarkhun (Communications) I do know that the Draconis' responses will be more biased than Apalos, which is only understandable, when I tried to destroy them and when they've lived with their ideals for so long. So I'll respond to Apalos instead:
What I'm stating Apalos, about "true" manifestation of qualities, is my opinion. And if self sufficiency and adaptability are given from an adult, who's to say the adult won't then push its control over the child? It can be more efficient, and prove superior results, if the child learns to adapt the hard way. It's a cruel universe we live in, and often, learning adaptability the hard way happens to all of us. And only if one learns it the hard way can it fit in with my vision of total freedom in the galaxy. You never know, maybe there are alternatives, as I'm sure there are. But we can't just assume one case scenario over the other; what if there isn't a parent? It seems, to me, the only universal way to allow people to grow strong and adaptable, without enforcing control. I'll admit to having needed to enforce control over things in the past, but the way I did it still fitted in with the ideals I preach.
And yes, I know that a lot of people lost respect for me because I sided with Volim, but that doesn't deny me the ability to speak. I preach freedom, and I also desire it.
Honestly, why must some of you treat this discussion board as a conduit for pathetic insults and idle threats. Despite your positions, it's clear that a certain number of you have nothing better to do.
Representing the Borealis Consortium Network is:Sollow (Communications) Foolish mortal...hahaha...you do not know what you're dealing with...this is a serious time in a serious galaxy...and maybe, when this war blows over...I can personally eliminate you...
REPRESENTATIVE OF THE GALACTIC EMPIRE OF CYRANNUS: I don't recall saying anything about your apocalypse, Rebaris. I was merely pointing out that you could spend your time attempting to weather the storm, as opposed to starting arguments with the universe's proletariats. Speaking of which, as for you Sollow, it would be amusing to see you attempt to attack the Empire. Amusing indeed. Perhaps you could frighten lesser targets with your terrifying genericness first, and then attempt to move on to the big leagues.
Representing the Borealis Consortium Network is:Sollow (Communications) Amsuing?...what would be amusing would be me slaughtering you...and your remains left everywhere...it's not like I'm going to be 'killed' by you foolish mortals any time soon...hahaha...
Incoming Transmission - DCPChannel I agree with Tyranus. The UDB has become a place for trolling. We see the true, immature colours of the so called leaders of wild space. Perhaps Borealis needs order, under the influence of the Coalition, like Plazith Rim. In any case, the galaxy wins no favours for us as of this time. However, the DCP rarely engages in, political discussions here for these matters.
REPRESENTATIVE OF THE GALACTIC EMPIRE OF CYRANNUS: I am sure you would find that amusing, Sollow. Powerful beings like yourself enjoy the finer things in life such as threatening to butcher people and trolling those attempting to have a civilized discussion, clearly serving as a testament to your advanced state of mind. Now, why don't you run along.
Representing the Borealis Consortium Network is:Sollow (Communications) "Finer things in life?"...my life is already ended...and it can't be ended twice...yours isn't ended yet...and I'm sure that it can..."civilized discussion"?...all I see is you trashing on someone else' important matters that were none of your business...this bothers me...
REPRESENTATIVE OF THE GALACTIC EMPIRE OF CYRANNUS: Oh please, do go on. We are all so very interested in what you have to say. All you are doing is proving my point that this Discussion Board has descended into childish bickering. Nothing more. Again, please continue threatening me, it's incredibly original and not at all tedious.
Representing the Borealis Consortium Network is:Genrai Nal (Communications) All you are doing is adding to what you believe is "childish bickering". You don't seem to understand what this war is to people. Maybe people make threats and yell insults, but that is what happens in war. The place means nothing. Look past the 'bickering' and look at the reality of the war. Your position of power justifies nothing. And I assure you, both Sollow and I would be very happy murdering you here, but we have too much on our plates. And besides, if we insult you more you will not be affected, so we shan't bother. But I would like you to consider this before getting involved in something that is none of your business. And the outcome of this war may well affect you...
REPRESENTATIVE OF THE GALACTIC EMPIRE OF CYRANNUS: On the contrary, I stepped in an attempt to add a speck of order to the calamity this board has become. As I anticipated, the end result of my arrival involved more petty insults, this time directed toward myself. I don't understand why you would make a point about this discussion being none of my business, when you openly discuss your problems for the entire universe to see. This board is universal for a reason. Perhaps your point would be valid if it was a Borealis Discussion Board, but that isn't the case, so I'm freely entitled to state my opinion. I wasn't commenting on your war, as I mentioned before, merely your insistence to involve the entire Gigaquadrant, for no other reason then to appease your emotions.
Representing the Zoles Imperium is:King Rebaris Zulouar IV (Communications) "Appease emotions"? We are here because we want help! Are you blind to the universe outside of your galaxy? Our galaxy is being torn apart by demons and time anomalies and you want me to just cross arms and watch my people die? It's really no wonder the Heleanorians told us to stay away from you "Basileus".
REPRESENTATIVE OF THE GALACTIC EMPIRE OF CYRANNUS: I grow tired of pointing this out. Perhaps if you spent more time trying to combat these demons and time anomalies as opposed to complaining about them and starting new problems with argumentative potential enemies you would be closer to solving your problems. Besides, your people on this board weren't the ones I was commenting on. Rather those who turn these important discussions into the bickerings I mentioned. Try not to be so sensitive, I certainly do not want to see an empire devoted to order falling.
Representing the Zoles Imperium is:King Rebaris Zulouar IV (Communications) Who's saying I'm not fighting them at this very moment? If you'll not going to help and will keep being cold and disrespectful about it, then just shut your trap and leave this discussion.
REPRESENTATIVE OF THE GALACTIC EMPIRE OF CYRANNUS: Are my opinions provoking you? I'm sorry, but as the proclaimed universal representative of the Borealis Galaxy and your equal and fair imperium, is it not your job to be diplomatic toward a neutral organization? We are not going to aid you simply out of principle, we need a good reason, and you certainly aren't giving us one.
Greetings, to both our various allies, and to those with whom we share neutral relations. Due to my current status as the best-known representative of my galaxy, I have been requested to transmit this message.
Since the recent downfall of the Grox Meta-Emperor, my Kin have undergone great social change. We have taken great pains to pull away from the days of our vengeance-fuelled crusade, and return to the golden days of our society. Finally, the Grand Council has deemed the Fordan Empire ready to return to the galactic stage, free from the shackles of the Council of Blades, and the connotations associated with that name. As such, it has become the Empire's imperative to restore our standing among the other races of the universe.
Admittedly, this is a difficult task. The opinions of my Kin are long-entrenched, as they were once very justified. Many view us as arrogant, which we were, self-centred, to which I cannot argue, but the most common, and least justified, is that our race exists purely for war, and that we are nothing beyond it. This was true once, although that was some twenty millennia ago. Even during the time of the Crusade, Fordan society was rich and deep, but hidden beneath the mask of our rage.
Though we are currently few in number, the Empire is dedicated to doing whatever is necessary to change this opinion. Already some of my Kin have begun attempts to stabilise a region of space in the Borealis Galaxy, and colonies are begin established on worlds in several other galaxies. It is hoped that more direct contact between cultures will allow not only the leaders, but the populace of the many nations that have appeared over the millennia to better understand us.
If, in the years to come, you find your people in need of aid, do not hesitate to ask. Our own galaxy is very stable, and so we have little unrest to deal with. Many of our resources, and the resources of near an entire galaxy are available to help in any way we can.
We wish your race the best in it's endvours.Hopefully we can have our own revolution after we deall with dormuncka and his grox minions. We, again wish you the best, and we hope that we can both coniside peacefully.
Representing the Fordan Empire is Hel'Bre'K, Blademaster of the Fordanta. Perhaps it is indicative of the general opinion that only a young race with which we have not yet made contact will answer us. All the same, I thank you for your kind sentiments.
This is very good news and word of it has been spreading among educated circles within the Imperium. If your leaders allow it the Imperium's science council can authorise scientific expeditions to Fordan colonies to study and report on your culture. This knowledge will return to the academies and, given time, the knowledge will become more widespread in the galactic community.
Regardless of your desicion, the Fordan Empire is welcome to consider the Imperium as an ally. It is rare that such enlightened cultures meet in this day and age.
Representing the Fordan Empire is Hel'Bre'K, Blademaster of the Fordanta. I am glad that you have found time in the midst of your current situation to send such a heartwarming message. To the young it may seem to be just pleasantries, but your words carry more significance than you could know. If indeed you would count my Kin amongst your allies, then know this: we stand ever ready to meet your foes in battle. Simply ask, and we will be there.
The Grand Council has approved of your request, and accommodation has been prepared on Forda herself, should your researchers wish to make use of them.
His Esteemed Majesty, Paragon Uriel Ultanos XVI of the Draconid Imperium Your appreciation is greatly aknowledged, Blademaster. When I next consider a drink I will toast to you and the promise of solid relations between our empires. Your people are a rarity in the universe and we would all hate for you to fade into history.
I feel nothing but kinship between our two species. We were once crusaders, zealots and conquerors: now that we are much more civilised, the Conclave is highly interested in cultural connections between Fordans and the Divinarium.
Representing the Fordan Empire is Hel'Bre'K, Blademaster of the Fordanta. It is only in our darkest hour that we find ourselves. Many a Fordanta wonders what would have happened had the Grox not tried to destroy us, but I know that we would be much different. Perhaps the same is true of you in your struggles, Radeon. Either way, I am sure many of our Scholars would all but beg for the chance to experience the culture and traditions of the Divinarium first-hand.
Representing the Fordan Empire is Hel'Bre'K, Blademaster of the Fordanta. News of Rambo Nation's surrender to that arrogant whelp Antediluvian fell hard on many Fordan ears. I am glad that you are still in high spirits, though. Fear not, as many of the changes have been in how we express ourselves. Fordan life continues much as it always has, instead it is the face that we show to the rest of the universe that has changed.
REPRESENTATIVE OF THE GALACTIC EMPIRE OF CYRANNUS: As a protectorate of the Empire, Rambo Nation is enjoying prosperity typical to those who accept the rule of his Eminence, Emperor Antediluvian. I would recommend that you respect that fact as opposed to antagonising a civilization with whom you have had no contact. I honestly would have thought it obvious to remain polite on such an open channel.
Representing the Fordan Empire is Hel'Bre'K, Blademaster of the Fordanta. Know the suffering I have known, young one, and then seek to judge me. I would have thought Antediluvian would have the wisdom to ignore an old man's ramblings.
REPRESENTATIVE OF THE GALACTIC EMPIRE OF CYRANNUS: Your suffering, your life and your senile ramblings are of no interest to me. The same goes for your archaic ageist attitudes. I was merely recommending that you control your tongue, perhaps at the same time learning some of the basic traits of modern Gigaquadrantic diplomacy. Otherwise, it's likely that some will lump you in the same category as the generic, half-witted "leaders" that feel the need to yelp insults at one another for no other reason then to appease their own insignificant self-worth.
Official communique from the Grand Council of Forda It is disappointing that one who acts so aloof would also be such a hypocrite. You claim to detest governments that cause discussions to dissolve into arguments, and yet you do exactly this. Perhaps someone who pays a little more attention to those with whom he is speaking, perhaps your master Antediluvian, would realise that he was talking to a soldier, and would not expect any political tact in the discussion. There is no need to inflame conversations in which you have no part, and allow them to flare into arguments. The Blademaster was well justified in his response, and his initial statement was his personal opinion, and well within his right to speak.
REPRESENTATIVE OF THE GALACTIC EMPIRE OF CYRANNUS: Actually, I said I grow weary of "leaders", "soldiers" or otherwise, who act like children in front of the entire Gigaquadrant for no reason. And I am not causing a discussion to dissolve into an argument. I was merely suggesting that your Blademaster show more respect on an open transmission board toward a neutral civilization, whether or not he has any diplomatic skills whatsoever. Any soldier could understand that. Perhaps he could get a lesson in diplomacy at a nearby educational establishment. On that point, I would like to remind both Ramashe and yourself that this is not a private communication channel. It is "universal", meaning that anyone in the universe can get involved in a discussion, whether or not you believe they have a place in it. I honestly thought that was obvious. In any case, your Blademaster's opinion is that of a fool. Cyrannus has had no contact with your civilization in the past, and it's blatantly idiotic for one of your leader's to condemn Cyrannus' emperor as an arrogant whelp. It's odd that your Blademaster prides himself as being "unbaised", when all evidence that I can see points to the contrary. However, despite this mishap, I am willing to accept an apology directed at the quadrillions of loyal Imperial subjects. Do that, and I will overlook this incident.
Greetings, beings of the Gigaquadrant. The senate has come to the conclusion, in conjunction with the council of Mandators and with the consent of his Imperial Majesty, Emperor Antediluvian, that the galaxy has become stable enough to once again accept extragalactic colonization. However, there are two conditions. Firstly, a limit of one hundred systems. Secondly, consent from the Empire to colonize. On that note, a new Council will be formed with regular meetings between any head of state wishing to attend in order to discuss matters of Gigaquadrantic importance face to face. More updates on this council soon. Good day!
Hm... the Divinarium could benefit from having an outpost in the cluster; especially after the Imperion rebellion. A single colony coupled with a dozen of AI planetary posts will suffice. Does your Imperial Eminence accept our offer?
If you give us back the colonies you stole from us then maybe we can consider re-trading with your empire.
Emperor Horkarew Unlike Ko'han, I will be asking more politely for our colonies back. We never had any quarrels with you, Cyrannian Empire, so it's your decision whether you hand them back to us or not.
REPRESENTATIVE OF THE GALACTIC EMPIRE OF CYRANNUS: As members of the Kraw Federation, and in conjunction with the ongoing Concord project, you are both allowed to return under the protection of the Imperial Starfleet. Welcome back!
Our Imperial senate has debated considerably over the recent declaration of yours. We have decided that if your government is happy with it we would consider setting up roughly 65 colonies within regions you designate.
As I understand it some Draconis already inhabit your borders as the Oligarchy oy Praetinna. Since it was apparently their choice to separate from the Imperium and join the Empire, we shall recognise them as your people so long as Draconid citizens are free to migrate between our two states. Whether or not the Oligarchy's existence changes things will be for your government to decide.
REPRESENTATIVE OF THE GALACTIC EMPIRE OF CYRANNUS: The Oligarchy will continue to exist as a member of the Empire, though free travel between it and your Imperium's colonies is provided. Welcome to Cyrannus!
His Esteemed Majesty, Paragon Uriel Ultanos XVI of the Draconid Imperium The Senate will be most pleased with this news and I will promptly work to assign a viceroy to these systems. You will be informed of them in due time. I hope that, in time, these colonies will become a symbol of draconid majesty in what you call the Cyrannus galaxy.
After intense consultation with the Imperial Grand Senate, it has been decided that due to the political situation in Nivilum Ocrumos, the Draconid Imperium is to establish a twenty-parsec "exclusion zone" around the borders of its draconid and protectorate colonies in that galaxy. The Senate has had enough with the antics of the so-called "Kraw Federation" and has decided that isolation is the only option short of complete retreat from colonisation efforts. Any and all ships passing in, through or skimming the exclusion zone will be inspected by a patrol by the Imperial Talon Navy. Unless the ship belongs to an empire on good terms with the Imperium, the crew must depart the zone and wipe its navigation log or face capture or destruction.
Regardless of origin the ship will be checked for the presence of any Nivilum Ocrumos species not part of the Draconid Imperium or its allies and any such aliens will face arrest for tresspassing if found. Any post-spacefaring worlds found within the exclusion zone upon its establishment must either agree to join the Imperium, evacuate the system or face annihilation.
While harsh let me remind everyone that the actions of an entire galaxy forced our hand in this: Since our arrival we have faced nothing but paranoia, hatred, distain and various other negative reactions despite our noble intentions. The past three years have shown us that these species, present and future, do nothing but cause trouble for everyone. Kies-administration propaganda, the so-called "draconidophobia" and now the New Iteok Glory, who's prescence in this time frame could not have been possible without the "galactic saviours" the Tahar Collective. More recently we defeated a, frankly pathetic, attempt by both the Glory and the Tyrek Empire to conquer us.
The senate no longer recognises the Kraw Federation's authority and is, quite honestly, sick of their ability to avoid the consequences of their own actions. Diplomats must have confirmed recorded permission with an imperial delegate to enter the zone and the use of FTL that allows the user to completely bypass the exclusion zone (such as wormhole drives, transwarp, tachyon shift drives and ghost phasing) and is not allowed entry will be summerily destroyed without warning upon arrival.
If anyone has a problem with this new exclusion zone, I suggest you bring it up with the Kraw Empire or better yet... the Tahar Collective because without their actions, this zone would not have been consdiered.
Go ahead and leave. Nobody likes you here.
Ekrixx, President of the KGGC
As an empire which borders your nation, we hope this exclusion zone won't affect any of our colonies around your borderline, such as Likx. You didn't give exact specifics on your exclusion zone's area, and that frankly worries us.
Viceroy Dracia Ultanos of the Draconid Imperium The exclusion zone extends uniformly to 20 pearsecs from our borders.
Ekrixx, President of the KGGC I am worried about how the empires in Nidlak Arkil will react to this...
I'm sorry to say that under the Concordat that placed the Kraw Galaxy under the Empire's protection, we established approximately thirteen military and diplomatic outposts within your "exclusion zone", in order to encourage increased relations with the local Groxic Colony. I assure you, the Imperial Senate has no intention of abandoning these worlds, nor their inhabitants, and we shall protect them if any foolish act of bravado is attempted. I do not wish for this incident to spoil growing relations between us, but we will stand firm. Perhaps if you decrease the size of your exclusion zone to one or two parsecs, less problems will be caused.
Viceroy Dracia Ultanos of the Draconid Imperium Since we do not want an incident to occur with the Cyrannian Empire, we will downsize the exclusion zone to four parseacs and we will make a border exception for only these outposts. In repsonse to this change we will install sensor posts to retain awareness for several parsecs beyond the original locus and interdiction patrols will be stepped up within the zone along with the installation of gravity well generators along the inner perimeter. Is this reasonable for you?
REPRESENTATIVE OF THE GALACTIC EMPIRE OF CYRANNUS: To a point, yes. However, any forceful annexation of any Kraw Federation member will be viewed as an act of aggression. So long as you respect that fact, we will have little quarrel with your exclusion zone. If you reside within the galaxy, contact with it's natives is inevitable. If you don't want to contact them, why stay?
Viceroy Dracia Ultanos of the Draconid Imperium I question that myself, but our people have made homes in this galaxy. The Senate wanted to show that we are not the conquerors everyone believes, however it is clear the Imperium's reputation is tarnished beyond all recovery. To be honest sometiems even I question the wisdom of our senate... These decisions were made by politicians who spend their entire lives in the Core Worlds in the heart of the Imperium, not knowing what it is really like on the frontier.
I will bring it up with the senate to consider moving all assets to the Dranvamus. Any aliens that were wise enough to join the Imperium shall have new homes safe from prejudice. It is likely the senate will prefer at least some security prescence in this galaxy but frankly the only reasons I can see to stay would be our fellowes in the Commonwealth and the connection to the ULE.
United Hegemony Goverment:
Alright, its a giid thing you told us. Are colonies in that galaxy are outside the exclusion zone. We will respect it. I would like it if diplomacy could be opened between are two empires.
The election results of the KGGC's main elections are coming in... the KGGC await a new leader since Ekrixx founded the KGGC by rebelling against what are now immigrants to the KGGC. Andromeda, Milky Way, fallen Grox Empires have turned to the KGGC in hopes of reigniting a new Grox Meta-Empire.
And we have the results... and they show Ynxx Eimadex is the new leader of the KGGC with 61.08% of the votes, Ynxx has been a controversial figure since he began running for the elections, always pleading for a new age for the KGGC and the Kraw Galaxy, and always stating that the KGGC need to become a superpower.
He is charismatic and has a wise choice of words, much like "Anteddy", emperor of the Great Cyrannian Empire, though his expressions are odd at best. Now, the speech of victory, broadcasted to the universe.
"Greetings, KGGC, and the Gigaquadrant. For too long, this Galaxy has been the target of hate and mockery of the entire universe... DCP... AGC... Inquisition... I can name more. Now... a new age awakens."
*A brief silence as Ynxx speaks to his advisors, formerly Ekrixx's*
"If the Major 4 can't bring respect back to this galaxy, we will. Through sheer numbers. Our numbers surpass any other empire that inhabits this galaxy. Our forces shall be reckoned with, our enemies shall be vanquished, and the four can have proper bodyguards, ones that are fully active and willing to listen. We have seen those pathetic future mongrels fail in defending a world... out of sheer annoyance. This is not what we do. We strike without remorse, without silly emotions such as annoyance or fear. The Galaxy shall know a true guardian force."
*He speaks next to some Andromedan Grox, particularly Ixxan*
"We are no longer the pathetic worms we were for more than 5 Billion years, and I, as the Andromedan Grox have called me, a title I hold so esteemed... Grochius the Third, *Gets wide applause* will be the ultimate Grox leader. We shall not fail."
Threaten the Commonwealth or any of Andromeda's internal affairs then you will face the might of a galaxy that dwarfs your own. I am sure your subordinate knows what we are capable of. It saddens me that you consider the Inquisition an enemy, I can vouch that all they wanted was tolerance and balance; a concept which your galaxy so readily rejected. You have been warned!
-- THE ULTIMATE LEADER, GROCHIUS III -- I'm pretty sure Kies said similar words to you back in 409 KRE. He said if your people threatened "his galaxy", that they will face his and the Deathmarch's might. Words come and go and are repeated through people...
His Esteemed Majesty, Paragon Uriel XVI of the Draconid Imperium Do not mock me with such rhetoric or compare me to Kies. The words themselves may match but the effect is very different. For one thing Kies had to almost rely on a force outside his own galaxy wheras Andromeda can prevail on its own. You all still rely on currency and a greed-based economy wheras the guardians of the Commonwealth and Andromeda are above such drives.
The Imperium for one is done with that galaxy of yours. Have it, but unlike Kies the Commonwealth can agree should the Grox threaten us, and unlike him we do not state this form paranoia, but experience.
-- THE ULTIMATE LEADER, GROCHIUS III -- Only time will tell what happens next, however, if you get on our bad side, the outcome won't be pretty.
His Esteemed Majesty, Paragon Uriel XVI of the Draconid Imperium The feeling is mutual... Grox.
Dormuncka, Lord and Creator of the Grox followers.
What are your goals? We will work together to creat a new age for the Grox, and Strike down the Traitours and enemies.
-- THE ULTIMATE LEADER, GROCHIUS III -- Our goals are secret, but will change the fate of this galaxy for good. Interesting alliance proposal, yes, one that we are glad to accept.
Dormuncka, Lord and Creator of the Grox followers. Good, hopefully we can return the grox to glory, But, I most warn you. Prophet Disdain Will come after Dronox Ixxan For betraying Grochius II. He has some very nasty tortures planed out, if he is still alive.
-- THE ULTIMATE LEADER, GROCHIUS III -- Don't worry, that prophet will feel disdain when he gets caught by our security system.
Dormuncka, Lord and Creator of the Grox followers. Oh, Good luck with that. he may not be as much a warrior as Prophet Honuor, but he can evade secruitiy systems rather easiely. He did it before he could walk. Anyway, Shall i send some Followers to you?
-- THE ULTIMATE LEADER, GROCHIUS III -- Yes, you may.
Splendid! Together with your newfound strength as well as the ongoing Concord project, I trust in due course, Anor Krawgil will be a galaxy to be respected across the Gigaquadrant. I anxiously await news of your exploits as a reformed nation and I trust you will continue to contribute to Concord, and thus the future you are helping to create.
-- THE ULTIMATE LEADER, GROCHIUS III -- Our contribution to Concord will remain as we deem it to be a top priority project. We the KGGC <<Why do we still have this name>> will protect this galaxy as the real foundations of Kies's 408 KRE dream are taking shape. Soon, this galaxy will have as much respect as our current neighbor galaxy, Andromeda.
Official communique from the Grand Council of Forda
War begets war, and violence brings only violence. Stay within the bounds of your own galaxy, Grox, and dare not violate the rights of others. The Council has stayed its hand in matters pertaining to your kind of late, and it would be unfortunate for us to have to... reconsider our disposition.
-- THE ULTIMATE LEADER, GROCHIUS III -- Oh we'll stay within the bounds of our galaxy because all our focus right now is on it.
Ladies, gentlemen, and other genders of the first gigaquadrant. I am Arena Grandmaster Vor'dun Krogkkh of the Draconid Imperium. Arena season is hitting the glorious imperium once again and under the suggestion of my sponsors I am opening the floodgates for the event to become truly gigaquadrantic! Imagine, warriors from across the universe competing for fame, glory and a challenge in dry arenas with only their skill and what nature and fate has given them to gain an advantage.
The arenas are an ancient and glorious tradition that predates the Imperium across many worlds, in fact they are much more than thugs beating each other over the head with clubs. Draconis and many other spectators see the competitors as true athletes, who's skill with blade, hammer and claws can be jsut as elegant as a finely-coreographed dance. This is not without rules however and due to the variety of life and lifestyles I will have to lay down a few of the traditional ones.
No match is to the death unless organised as such. Battles will be until one competitor yields, either by choice or under force.
All weapons must be screened by the arena committee and are checked thoroughly to make sure they are not too dangerous for the arenas.
Competitors discovered with concealed or otherwise un-authorised weapons will be diqualified on the spot.
All cybernetics must be screened and toned down to provide a fair challenge
Supernatural powers above a certain strength are considered a form of cheating.
Above all this is a spectator sport, no one enjoys a five-second match.
One-on-one battles are restricted to close-combat.
Use of ranged weapons and supernatural powers is only permitted in special 'competition' arenas where two or more competitors compete agaisnt each other for points.
The grand prize, as always, is not only the recognition of being crowned "greatest warrior of the Universe, ID.219498", but there are also oppertunities in various militaries, PMCs and whatnot. For the more avarice-oriented, there is also a refittable cruiser on offer this year courtesy of Nova Asterium engineering. Nobles across the Imperium are known for placing wagers on comabtants and it is not uncommon for houses to approach a potential champion. House Ultanos are known for waching matches as well and they look favourably on champpions they like.
You can invite your friends as challengers or for moral support, same goes with any rivals you have; the more the merrier. Without further ado, let the games begin!
Hey, this looks interesting! Maybe I could join in and show you Andromedans how we wrestle back in the Indoctrinate Collective.
Vor'dun Krogkkh, Arena Grandaster of the Draconid Imperium I suppose there is nothing stopping you, apart from a few of the other more dangerous competitors. Feel free to sign up! Perhaps you could bring a friend with you?
I will sign up for the arena. It seems much more civilized than the ones on Desedie. I don't know what they teach you in your military training, but ill show you real combat.
Vor'dun Krogkkh, Arena Grandaster of the Draconid Imperium It would be a great morale boost to see an admiral of your status in the arenas. We might need to arrange something due to your...erm...biology, but other than that consider yourself enlisted.
And what such event would be complete without one of my Kin present? I have nominated one of my closest Kin, Praetorian Hel'Val'Ra to act as my champion, while I am still occupied in the defence of the Ko'Sa'Va.
Good news you lucky warriors! Nova Asterium has just provided me with the specs for the grand prize and I must say, it looks like they're sparing no expense this year! Here is what this little one-of-a-kind package is carrying:
Six decks of luxury, trimemd with the finest fabrics and metals.
Artificial gravity created by microscale black holes (don't worry they are safe)
A hot tub
2m thick type-33 regenerative ablative armour
Plasma cannon and turbolaser banks
Prototype type-14c matter-antimatter reactor
Three mk-XVI Isares-pattern ion engines
Observation deck with foliage
Mk XX Kreddis-pattern Inertial dampeners
Personal holographic assistant with a wide variety of customisation options
Master bedroom with king-size bed and video screen walls
Twin forward-pointing missile launchers.
Two layers of adaptive phasic shielding
Warp drive capable of reaching top speeds of 325c
Pseudo-AI crew is optional.
And all of it is modifiable to the owner's tastes. It might not be royalty but in my opinion, for one of the mightiest warriors in the universe it is effective luxury. And its just waiting for one lucky owner. Happy dueling.
Hello inferior beings! Listen to our words today, and maybe you will become of some use. I, Terrox, of the Mighty Alpha Grox, have recently absorbed many new Grox Splinter races and expanded our power hugely. While not a superpower, we promise glory to any who join.
Any Grox Factions hiding among the stars, join us! The Grox were destined to conquer the universe, and we have technology the Meta Empire did not have to do so! Do not trust the inferior GEKG, and do not even consider joining the lowly Civilization.
We Grox are the master race, no matter how diffrent we are! If we all work together, whether through joint working together or through your assimilation, the Grox will rule the stars! Consider that, and come to us for glory!
Official communique from the Grand Council of Forda
Pathetic. All your race is, is a pathetic failure. While once your kind dominated the stars, you have lost all claim to glory. Our Kin have eradicated legions of Grox, and races far more advanced, numerous and valourous still. So come then, weak little worms, and meet your doom like your predecessors did before you.
Do not mistake me for some soft zealot like Grochius or Disdain. We have spent centruies gathering our power. You will face 10 grox factions if you go to war with us. We are superior to you, but do not worry, Our Nano-nites will crawl through your blood-stream, make you one of us, and you will be close to our level, insect.
United Hegemony expeditonary force now accepting missions. Edit
Its a dark day for the United Hegemony. We asked to join the SSA almost a year ago and we still havent got permission in. We wanted to join the mineral conflict, but were turned away there too. There are no other wars we can get into. If you need some backup in a fight, hire are expeditionary fleets. One fleet contains 5,ooo ships or you could hire all 20,000 at once. Excepting offers of money or technology.
Greetings, members of the First Gigaquadrant. I bring news that should be of interest of the entire galactic community. The Devourer's Chosen has been defeated.
For those who were not up to date with the news in the last decade, the Devourer's Chosen were a cult of dangerous zealotish worshippers loyal to the demon faction known "the Corruptus". The Chosen had the ability of summoning Hell demons into our universe, as well as were capable of brainwashing citizens and warriors alike via an Essence-based plague, turning them into more cultists. The Chosen were led by an enormous demon known as "Emperor Marigrax" who planned to open a gateway to Hell into Borealis. However, recently, we have managed to strike at the heart of the Chosen, destroyed the demon leader, and purged all of their planets of all life.
I must make honourable commendations of the brave men of the Indoctrinate Collective, Draconid Imperium, the Unified Nation of Ottzello, the Brood of War, the Divinarium and the Kicathian Republic, all extragalactics who gave their lives to bring an end to the Chosen's doomsday ritual.
With the Chosen eliminated, our galaxy has been saved, and hope has reached our grasp once more. Rebaris out.
This is music to our ears. We really did not need another War of Ages going on. Additionally, this marks the defeat of the largest Legion-aligned empire after the Cult of the Deathmarch. Goods news for all of Onuris.
Official communique from the Grand Council of Forda
Congratulations on your victory! Although the Empire has not encountered the Chosen, any force aligned with the Ayrai'Shikua is a threat to be taken seriously, and this victory is proof of the gloried future awaiting the Borealis Galaxy.
My friends, the age of darkness is over!
The Corruptus heresy is over at last, and I can only wish this Dark Apostle a lifetime of torment and hell. And while... many died during this war, the fact of our victory is a shining testament to our dominance. May all our enemies beware, for we will render them the same service.
The message is heavily distorted however several commoneralth cryptographers recognise that the language used can be vaguely maed out. The repetetive nature could be either a distress or announcement signal but we need moer time. Needless to say, there is a lot of interference.
Official communique from the Grand Council of Forda
The Grand Council has nominated a Council of representatives to serve as our representatives on Elysion. With your permission, they and their assistants will arrive immediately and begin their duties. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship.
The Bastnliues Republic would like an embassy constructed, so we can possibly establish some colonies in The Andromeda Galaxy, We will visit the embassy, after the Rebellion has defeated the loyalist, who aren't the "Good guys". If we are allowed to assemble this embassy, we will hopefully start trade routes to your commonwealth.