Press Release, League Naval Command

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Author: Solomani
Date: Aug 30, 2019 4:26 PM
Category: Stars Swept from the Sky 3
Posts: 4
#1
Omnicron Kamar,

Recent events have caused us to reassess our position. It did not go unnoticed that the Roamer assisted the Duchy invasion of the Avalon Empire, passively and then actively, despite an existing treaty with the Avalon being in place. Therefore, we inform you of the following alterations to our relations:

1. The League requires for its integrity a continuous Eastern border. Henceforth, we are establishing a Zone of Control (ZoC). This will consist of the following lines and/or systems:

a. Eta Cassiopeiae

b. Dioscuros - Mirach - Hurala

c. Skat - Birham Isat

and all systems leading west from those above.

2. The League Navy exerts sole navigational rights throughout this zone. All Roamer military vessels currently in the ZoC must either move beyond it, or be scrapped.

3. Roamer worlds lying within League Space, as defined by (1) will be considered protectorates. Orbital and planetary defences are permissible. Existing minefields must be removed by Roamer vessels.

4. We serve notice our intent to immediately cancel our existing treaty.

Signed,

Mao,

Chairman of the Polesotechnic League

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Commenter: Kamar
Date: Aug 31, 2019 1:19 AM
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#2
Chairman Mao,
We attempted to stay neutral in the conflict between the Avalon and Dutchy as long as possible. Our treaty with the Avalon only ended when they made egregious demands and threats against the Roamer Empire.
The Roamer Empire has not built up any large fleets in the systems we share with the Polesotechnic League, despite fleets of hundreds of League ships in those same systems.
What you are proposing is tantamount to the annexation of dozens of Roamer planets across multiple systems. We would have no assurance you would not simply destroy or invade those planets, despite any defenses that would be present. We are both aware that static defenses prove no great threat against a 100-ship fleet.
By ending the treaty between our peoples and demanding the annexation of these systems you are proving openly hostile toward the Roamer people.
Since you are withdrawing your diplomats this month, we are forced to do likewise. However, we will not accept a Polesotechnic League "protectorate" of Roamer planets. We are sad that such a day as this has come and now believe the stories our Roamer Alliance cousins in the Mantle Galaxy have told us of the Polesotechnic League.
With regret,
Omnicron Kamar
Commenter: Kamar
Date: Sep 4, 2019 3:09 AM
Press Release, League Naval Command
#3
The interstellar radio reverberated with a wave of static and noise. The transmission had come across a powerful solar flare. As the message was routed through a 5-star solar system, the transmission was lost.

Omnicron Kamar shook his head. Even in this day and age of modern technology, the occasional problem cropped up. He was not able to recall diplomats or change the Roamer's treaty with the Polesotechnic League this month. He sent a priority courier to Chairman Mao making him aware of the problem. They would revisit their treaty next month - for now keeping relations the same. If an agreement could not be reached, he feared the drums of war resound across the galaxy.
Commenter: Solomani
Date: Sep 4, 2019 1:16 PM
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#4
The League has suffered a surprise attack by Duchy forces and a State of War now exists between us. There will be no truce, cease-fire or quarter given.

Due to the position taken by the Roamer Empire, we announce today that our treaty is now null and void.

General Press Release,

League Naval Command.