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Strangers and xenos who would like to know more about our Empire, and why every Xing deeply admires the state and the Emperor, know that this is the story of our Sons of Heaven and their subjects. While you fought all over yourselves on your planets, our Liarob prospered, focused inward, in perfect harmony, where everyone considered it to be an honor to fulfill its social and familial obligations.

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It is during the reign of the Celestial Emperor Nish-na-Tukan we have learned about the existence of space-time hyperlanes. Some of us advocated burying this secret in place, for there are some things the Xing were not meant to know. The Emperor, however, citing the great scientific achievements of our ancestors, revealed to us the truth: that the only way to give proper honor to them means using whatever means at our disposal to spread our civilization and culture across the galaxy.

First forms of life we encountered were non-sapient. These news were welcomed by us, for we know on our own example, that to be a sapient means to be disruptive and discontent. Our ancestors have long tamed their - and our - urges through philosophy and meditation, but who's to say other sapients would see these matters like us?

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Indeed, even non-sapient life can have a global mind of its own - something that was quite fascinating to us, for we saw in the animals of Ayakashi II an example of a harmonious, but still violent society.

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It was during our exploration of a Toxic World we noticed a true marvel of sapient ingenuity - a warship that possessed rudimentary intelligence, and agreed to serve us (although this entailed some deception on our part). Our scientists were alarmed by this encounter, yet simultaneously fascinated by it, since it suggested since there are still more things our civilization can to do honor our ancestors and the Son of Heaven.

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We were very alarmed at the first sapient species we met in the vast coldness of space. It seemed aggressive and impolite. However, once the first misunderstandings have been resolved, it turned out that these were the Curators, a small people with an admirable desire to remember and preserve.

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The new recruits into our esteemed Civil Service had to write compositions regarding the new information about the galaxy. It was only through a mixture of scientific knowledge and literary talent you can pass the exam. You, xenos, too can try it, but remember - 99% of you fail to memorize the necessary rituals of obedience to our ancestors - for entering our Civil Service means accepting our ancestors as yours.

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The Bos'Pachtux Progenitors were far more alarming, despite their sympathetic facade. Not only they were patronizing to our culture, our ancestors and our Son of Heaven, they also hinted that they are not really pleased with the way our Empire conducts things, lecturing us about the need to be more "open to the Galaxy". To our Celestial Emperor, this demand reeked of insensitivity and cultural imperialism.

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In this way, we expanded through the galaxy, bringing sapience and culture to planets bereft of it. This vision, and loyalty to the Son of Heaven, is what motivated us - from the Head Society Researcher, to regular colonists - in our quest.

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Our society always valued its intellectuals. Farmers and traders may be important - although the number of farmers have long been reduced to a minimum by our advanced farming techniques - but it's the cultured intellectual that provided meaning to their lives.

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Indeed, our Son of Heaven himself is the chief intellectual and scientists, taking great care in appointing scientists from galactic fieldwork to theoretical duties and back, for the mind begins to stagnate when focused on a single area alone.

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It is hardly possible for any xeno to understand the importance we Xing place on meditation and thinking of our ancestors. When we settled a new planet, the first building to be built was always a Temple to them and to their wisdom that allowed us to do such glorious deeds, for we all are standing at the shoulders of giants.

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The Institute of Cybrex Studies on Liarob carefully uncovered evidence of their existence all over the galaxy. It seemed that the mindset of these machines was completely different to our own, even taking into account our sentient warship, which had been dug from a planet not that long ago. What could be the reason for them stopping their extermination campaign? Can a programmed, non-organic mind be capable of remorse?

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By this point, xenos, you probably think that the accusations thrown at us by the Bos'Pachtux are true and that we are incapable of admiring anyone else achievements' other than our own. The awe felt by us - and even by the Son of Heaven himself - when we discovered the ruined Science Nexus in Dostion disproved these insinuations.

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The most generally disgusting sapient lifeform we've met so far, as most of you Xenos would probably agree, were the Fiiral Freeholders (if only we knew what would lay in store for us further...) Their quarrelsome, aggressive nature contradicted the notions of civilization and culture themselves. Their entire existence was an oxymoron, a cruel joke played by the Universe. However, we had no choice at this time other than to pay them off with the fruits of our labor, knowing well that they will not serve the galactic good.

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It was at this time we made contact with the Vrinn Mandate. Vrinn, know that our Xeno Relationship Ministry considers you to be one of the best, most civilized xenos in the galaxy, even if our relationship started by you calling us "weeds".

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Soon after this, we met more of you. We appreciated the harmonious mindset of the Quepta - it reminded, and still reminds us, of our own Serene Empire. We were intrigued by the appearance of Panaxala, so similar to ours - in fact, our researchers named this the Panaxala Mystery. Although our mindsets are similar, our climate preference was not. Now, most our intellectuals think that our resemblance is simply a result of convergent evolution.

The Tronzau Foundry robot appearance was similar to the one of our sentient warship. However, as you know, the Tronzau had no information about their Makers, leaving it another galactic mystery.

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Although most space civilizations confirmed our theory that peaceful, irenic development is what allows a culture to thrive and reach the space age, there were some exceptions, most horrifying of them the Saathid Swarm. Even the Fiiral Freeholders were models of civilization compared to these insectoids.

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This was the extent of our galactic knowledge at this time.

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Deciding to form a Commercial Pact is a complex process in our Ministry of Xeno Affair. Every high-placed civil serviceman needs to give his report on its potential benefits and drawbacks, in perfect Old Xing. Then the reports are summarized by the Chief Minister, who sends his own report to the Son of Heaven.

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The Chief Minister was angry with the Vrinn for denying us access to the core Cybrex world, seen here on the left of the map. The Son of Heaven - the son of the Emperor who started celestial exploration - pointed out to him that anger is an emotion unwholesome in a Chief Minister, suggesting to him that eventually, the Xing would gain access to it, if they approach the situation not with anger and threats typical of a Fiiral Freeholder, but with patience, the ultimate virtue.

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As you may remember from your own history lessons, first galactic conflicts took place at this time - the Tronzau machines declared war on the Vrinn. We were disgusted with the aggressive machines' behaviour, continuing instead to explore the galaxy in a peaceful manner.

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Although not everyone can pass our Imperial Examinations, we welcome foreign learning when it suits our Serene Empire. For instance, at a certain point, only the Engineering Department head was a Xing, with Physics being headed by mysterious Vendanura, a scientist from another galaxy (at least, according to her), while society was researched by a Curator. It appeared that the Curators' brutish appearance indeed signifies some past experience with warfare, for Sensei Borkaz greatly helped our Ministry of Defense develop new war doctrines.

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Approaching the Bos'Pachtux in order to save the Son of Heaven's life was an uneasy decision for us. In fact, he almost contemplating joining his ancestors in a natural death. However, in the end he decided that the methods used by the Bos'Pachtux could help not only him, but the whole Serene Empire.

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Indeed, although the Enigmatic Observers were quite thorough in ensuring our Emperor doesn't get to learn the details of their technologies, he still managed to pick a few things - a great boon for the new Ayakashi University.

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The Yeon Consciousness, I hope all xeno listeners agree, was a far more palatable Hive Mind than the Saathid Swarm. As for the Vool Vestige, as any of the Vool who might listen to this lecture know - although I doubt there's any Vool among those listening - we generally kept out of their affairs.

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Careful planning by the Son of Heaven helped us to rescue our people from the Ransomeers.

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The Ministry of Production improved our robotic helpers that allowed more Xing to devote themselves to a sentient's highest calling - intellectual pursuits and meditation.

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That was our galactic standing by this time, as calculated by the Ministry of Xeno Affairs.

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When the Panaxala joined the Federation, some voices within our government also advocated founding a joining a similar arrangement. The Son of Heaven, however, remained resolute - the Xing unique culture, our ancestors, our poetry, even our drinks and food, will be harmed by overly enthusiastic mixing with xenos. Rather, the Xing fate is to stay harmonious with itself, to make use of xeno things that have proven their worth, but not to change its own nature while unwisely chasing immediate profits.

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It was around this time our venerable Civil Service decided to invest into further research on Ayakashi Secund, the planet of united consciousness native wildlife (a theory among our scientists states that it's a sentient hive mind of Saathid or Yenon time at an earlier stage of its evolution), by experimenting with its exotic materials in our research complexes.

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One of our people's major goals is self-improvement. The other is caution. It is only after several laboratory tests and investigations (written in perfect Old Xing, which even Curator Sensei Borkaz took a lot of time to perfectly master), we increased the natural curiousity of our species.

The Curious trait is from Just More Traits mod.

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Discoveries our scientists learnt from this project were astonishing and wide-reaching. I wouldn't bother you xenos with details - besides, such a lofty subject is worthy of being discussed in detail only in Old Xing - but we managed to implacnt cybernetics without causing undue harm to our people's organisms. This resulted in a massive government program of installing cybernetics into the body of each and every Xing, to better learn the wisdom of our ancestors and the wonders of the new galaxy.

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Inspired by our increasing strength and self-confidence, it was around this time the Vrinn, a people similar to us in broad psychology (although not in appearance), graciously and suitably decided to become our Tributary. The Son of Heaven continues to appreciate and value you, Vrinn, even today, as younger brothers of our serene Empire.

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With our new, enhanced bodies, we could study Old Xing much more effectively. This lead to us largely abandoning our previous names in favor of older, more poetic style of our ancestors.

For some reason, becoming cybernetic changed my species' namelist. I'm using a namelist mod, but this still seems strange.

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I know that some of you xenos think that we should've spent more time enlightening the Hytheans. But they were quite a quarrelsome species, whose wisdom was far less than their scientific knowledge. What benefit could they bring to the Serene Empire? It would be far more useful simply to study them from afar, diligently observing the principle of non-interference.

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I have to admit: we were quite alarmed by the sudden appearance of Ketlings on the galactic stage. Although far less militaristic than the Hytheans, our scientists thought that their limited pragmatism can present a danger to galaxy. Yes, Ketling listeners, we know now that our past fears turned out to be largely unfounded.

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Although we had no qualms with destroying the Void Clouds, we still admired their beauty and harmony. Not everything harmonious should remain in the universe forever, but it's still worthy of being recorded and remembered.

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When the Tronzaru Foundry machines attacked the Vrinn, we were roused to action. We even did the unthinkable and hired a Fiiral fleet admiral - as the Son of Heaven remarked, "even the most disgusting things in the universe have their use. Nothing is wholly useless in the universal Harmony".

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Tronzaru ships were equipped with weapons ineffective against our heavily-armored designs.

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Their ships, although well-protected, failed to cause enough damage to our fleet, and had to utilize emergency FTL. Unfortunately, our faithful Warform had died in the clash, causing our Son of Heaven much grief.

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The second grand battle was far more lethal to the Tronzaru.

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And thus, we finally had the opportunity to explore the Cybrex main world, still left with more questions than answers about this mysterious machine civilization.

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In this war, we proved that we can defend those who are deserving of it. Capricorn Abyss, our only gain in the war, was a black hole where we later built the Capricorn Observatory, still famous to this day.

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Interesting...
So you're basically playing as Space Dynastic Chinese?

I'll be following.
 

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This is wonderfully done! As HistoryDude put it these Space Dynastic Chinese have a lot of character and I'm kind of awe you can get it across so sufficiently.
 

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So you're basically playing as Space Dynastic Chinese?
This is wonderfully done! As HistoryDude put it these Space Dynastic Chinese have a lot of character and I'm kind of awe you can get it across so sufficiently.

Thanks! It's more of an Irenic Empire with a loosely Chinese-inspired flavor. If you're a Spiritualist Inward Perfectionist, the game actually calls your government "Celestial Empire". Hence, the inspiration.
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Even after what we've achieved for the galaxy, some of you xenos still stereotype the Xing as one-dimensional beings who care for nothing other than reminiscing about the past. Many of you are still ignorant of our robotics, of the research that goes on within our Research Institutes every day, for the betterment of galaxy and the whole cause of sapience.

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Education - to better know the world and ourselves, while not forgetting the past - is the thing we value the most. Is it any wonder that our Civil Service dedicates so much energy to overseeing schools and universities?

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It took us a lot of effort to destroy the Crystalline constructs, but we finally managed to do it, under surprisingly competent leadership of the Fiiral admiral.

Besides the introduction of crystal-infused plating, another discovery made by our scientists - the first in the galaxy - was the Jump Drive.

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Although our worries about Ketlings were mostly unfounded, we still look askance at the way you invaded countries just to make them "fellow democracies" so that they could "join you in a federation". Do you think that going around enforcing your will on everyone is really the way of wisdom? Our philosophers have long concluded that just like every non-sapient animal has its own natural conditions in which to thrive, so does every sapient culture.

We were similarly cautious about nanite-terraformed moon of Epsilon Sculptoris. But eventually, our scientists determined that the new Gaia planet possesses no danger to sapient life.

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Some of your xeno history books talk about a certain "blackmail crisis" that hit our government soon after the invention of the Jump Drive. Once again, I must emphasis that rumors of blackmail or of the Son of Heaven paying anything to blackmailers, are absolutely false. These rumors are spread by disharmonious and rebellious elements that are, inevitably, found in every society (save maybe the Saathid Swarm... but it would be a rare case where rebellion certainly would be welcome).

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We do, however, have our Secret Services, that ensure law and order among certain subversive elements, including among you xenos. For every reasonable sapient, societal harmony is above everything. Law, order, art and literature - all these survive through degree and hierarchy. Without them, the basest composer of tavern songs would be considered equal to a writer of meditative Old Xing quatrains.

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Just like the Sentient Warform was the pride of our fleet in the beginning of our galactic journey, now it is the Dreadnought. As you know, the same fleet proceeded to kill the Elder Drake and claim the Dragon Hoard. If you want, you can visit our capital planet and see the monument, both to brave space marines that overcame the animal, and to the animal itself, for, even if destroying something is necessary, you must be aware of the loss the universe suffered as a result - not to mention that dragons were considered holy creatures by our ancestors.

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We watched the Saathid Swarm devouring half of the Quepta mandate with shock and horror, but we were, sadly, unable to intervene.

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After the Saathid stopped their assault, we, however, graciously agreed to have the Quepta as our tributary. You are well-protected, Quepta xenos!

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No wonder our Serene Empire gained quite a lot of respect in xeno press, increased by us also finally liberating the galaxy from the Fiiral.

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Some things sapients were not meant to know. Yes, we were criticized by overly curious Ketling scientists for closing the portal, but curiosity should always be tempered with caution.

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The same thing applied to the L-gates. We actually listened to Curator warnings, for we saw in them a mindset similar to our own.

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Another example of overt curiosity and negligence, very familiar to you, is the fate of the Panaxala, who didn't pay enough attention for the potential of their robots to rebel and now cling to life on a couple of planets. It was a dire warning to us, considering our phenotypical similarities with the Panaxala.

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The Son of Heaven deeply cares about his people and their welfare. Hence he instituted generous social programs to keep peace and harmony in Xing planets, villages and towns. While it is correct that workers need to respect and obey their leaders, how can social harmony prevail if the leaders forget their own duties and obligations to those, who, although below them, still have an important - one can even say, equally sacred - role in society?

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Wonderful work so far. Enjoyed reading this. Will be following along.

Keep it up,
Cheers!
 

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The Xing expand their influence…

Is your bureaucracy meritocratic?
 

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The Empire looks after its own
 

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The Xing expand their influence…

Is your bureaucracy meritocratic?

Of course, everyone - even sapient xenos - are welcome to take part in the Imperial Examinations. Few Xing, however - and even fewer xenos - manage to demonstrate their knowledge in all required fields - from the intricacies of quantum antigravity density replicators to Old Xing poetry. Only really exceptional one-dimensional talents, like the mysterious Veldanura, are allowed to skip their exams to receive a post in the Civil Service.

It needs to be said, however, that ever since the institution of social welfare by the Son of Heaven, average applicant scores have significantly shot up.
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It was said that many advisors of the Son of Heaven expressed alarm when he allowed the Racket Synthetic Caravan to settle in the Iota Doradus system. However, he managed to convice them that just like the dirtiest animals and the most worthless plant has their place in the natural order of our planets, so do the Rackets could serve the Serene Empire.

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You xenos perhaps have a hard time understanding how important dragons were to our ancestors, and, this, to us. Being able to plate all our ships with Dragonscale Armor, and even to breed a Drake of our own, was a momentous occurrence for our civilization. The Drake later proved invaluable in patrolling our space lanes for pirates and similar undesirables.

You might also notice on this diagram that even by 2400, we already knew most technologies you still considered advanced, due to our focus on our Inward Perfection.

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It is hard to overstate how the Bos'Pachtux declaration of "awakening" shocked us. So far, we considered you Bos'Pachtux to be somewhat arrogant, but a generally harmless and pacifist civilization. But your new, aggressive intentions to "bring peace, liberty and freedom" to the whole galaxy reeked of violence and oppression. Just like a clueless gardener who gives exactly the same amount of water and starlight to a plant, you neglected that different living beings have different capabilities and needs. Our Son of Heaven made this clear to our people through a gentle program of wise education and understanding.

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Our scientists have long found out that the world is run through evolution. Some old species become no longer suited to their environment, are are replaced with younger ones. Such is the fate of galactic civilizations, too.

Meanwhile, news of the Bos'Pachtux subjugating the Swarm alarmed us even further. How overpowering can these Arbitrators be, if they managed to break the natural instincts even of a hostile Hive Mind? Would our minds be broken the same way? - we asked. There were even a couple of dystopian novels hinting at this very opportunity.

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The Ketlings, as I've already mentioned, are also alarming in their constant desire to have everyone enter in their "federation". Still, the Ketling Star Pack never threatened us, so we were fine with considering it just a natural Ketling quality. But the Bos'Pachtux had grander, galactic ambitions. Desire to protect ourselves, not only desire for theoretical knowledge, was a reason for the restoration of the Science Nexus and for increase of scientific funding by our next Son of Heaven.

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The Bos'Pachtux fleet at this time were very strong. Thankfuly, we've spent quite a lot of time building up our own.

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The fate of Hythean civilization was tragic. However, it is this very fate that shown us why our decision to refrain from integrating them into wider galaxy was correct. They didn't even manage to reach civilized living among themselves...

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Our declaration of war on the Arbitrators was the first war declared by our civilization in galactic history. Many of you xenos expressed shock at this, since it seemed to contradict our peaceful nature, but our only motivation in this act was to protect ourselves and our way of life. In any case, I hope that the Arbitrators' sneering, aggressive response, displayed here on screen, will convince you - even the Bos'Pachtux among yours - that our action was necessary and just, at least from our own point of view.

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Fighting an awakened empire?Good luck.
 

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Inward Perfection cannot attack AFEs? I don't think I knew that.
 

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As you can see, they very much can. Normally, ultra-pacisfists can't claim systems unless in a defensive war (hence the only system the Xing annexed before was the one claimed in a defensive war against Tronzaru machines), but everyone in the galaxy, regardless of ethics, gets an End Threat (automatic annexation of conquered space) casus belli against genocidal ethics and awakened FE's. It's probably a bit offensive for these FE's for them to be lumped with genocidals, but such are the rules.
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A major factor in our favor was that two Bos'Pachtux fleets were out of position from their recent war in which they somehow managed to subjugate the Saathid Swarm. This allowed our fleet to advance quite far into Bos'Pachtux systems.

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Slowly, their fleet returned, but our admirals were prepared.

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We mourned for the loss of life, both ours and the Bos'Pachtux. But this war was still motivated by the necessity of preserving our way of life, and, mournful, we still advanced forward.

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We undervalued Bos'Patchux static defenses, and failed in invading their colonies, having to sign a temporary truce.

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I hope the whole galaxy agrees that we treated the conquered Bos'Pachtux fairly, giving them the same citizenship rights and welfare as we provided to the Xing. Everyone in the Empire is the subject of the Son of Heaven.

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The strange story of Rhizome of Black still mystifies our researchers.

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After the truce ended, we restarted the war, invading the Bos'Patchux core planets of Cradle, Mother, and Brother.

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The Iribot Nexus, one of the rebellious machine empires, calculated us to be weak, and invaded our Vrinn tributary, but received a strong response in the form of our First Expeditionary Fleet.

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After suffering some secondary losses, we were finally able to pinpoint and defeat the main Bos'Pachtux fleet.

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We judged the conquest of their core system to be a sufficient weakening of the Arbitrators. To be fair to them, they were grateful in their defeat, acknowledging that their previous bellicose stance was a mistake.

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Congratulations on defeating one of the ancient alien empires! I know how tough they can be.

Also dragons! Yay! :D
 

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And so the Awakened Empire is humbled.
 

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Very nice to see them humbled.
 

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According to our Ministry of Xeno Affairs, the necessary, although regrettable Bos'Pachtux wars increased our Galactic Rating to the first place.

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I don't think I need to remind you xenos about the horrible and vicious threat that invaded our galaxy in 2432... All I ask you to consider is that all our strength, all our build-up, was necessary for us to become leaders of galactic struggle against these "Prethoryn", like the invaders called themselves.

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Our researches, through analysing the extra-galactic invader subspace echoes, managed to devise the most effective weapons to counter them.

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The first victims of the Scourge were some inhabitants of the Krithakkan Trade Comission and the Jakly Raiders nomadic culture. It is a lesson that more peaceful nations of the galaxy managed to join against the threat, while Jakly militarism did not save them.

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When the Scourge entered our Quepta tributary, we already transferred some of our forces to Opis system, in preparation for jumping to Scourge-controlled space.

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Admiral Paggro was a Jakly, eager to avenge the destruction of his culture by the Prethoryn. He convinced the Son of Heaven to start the attack in 2441, with only c. 200K total fleet strength.

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Our first attacks against the invaders were successful, driving them back from Quepta space.

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While all this fighting was happening, we did not neglect scientific pursuits - for if we gain in strength, but forget knowledge and learning, can we truly be said to win?

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Our expeditionary fleets repelled more and more Prethoryn assaults.

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But there were more and more of them... it became clear to us that we underestimated the invaders. We had to retreat back to Opis.

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Bos'Pachtux claimed to us that the Saathid "have signed all documents of non-aggression", "are good boys who just feel hungry from time to time", and "never mean any harm". After they attempted to unleash the Tempest at the galaxy right in the middle of the Prethoryn Crisis, we have reasons to doubt that...

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Thankfully, the nanites were dispatched with minumum casualties - our own civilization was certainly more powerful than the culture who inaverdently created the Tempest.

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After doubling our attacking fleet power, we jumped into Prethoryn-controlled space, again.

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This was the correct decision, as this time, we were markedly more successful.

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Part of our fleet utilized Jump Drives to deal with Prethoryn reinforcements, as the majority of our fleet bombarded the Prethoryn-infested planet in Covfefe system. This system was a major source of Prethoryn fleets, and it is no wonder that the word "covfefe" became, for all galactic sapients, a symbol of violence, dread, and unspeakable horrors.

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New invaders from Covfefe destroyed our bombing fleet, but our workers in factories already had constructed new ships.

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Here you can see our Imperial Fleet in all its glory.

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The Son of Heaven would like to give special thanks to all states and all sapients that took part in the struggle alongside with us, in particular, the Ketling Star Pack and its Federation.

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Gradually, the Scourge gave way.

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Unfortunately, there was no other option to deal with infected planets other than to bomb them to a barren state.


The AI actually doesn't seem to understand that it needs to bomb down infected planets, instead pointlessly shifting armies around them.

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The Prethoryn were desperate, sending more and more organic spaceships from infected worlds.

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Seeing all ruined, Prethoryn-infestation covered signs of thriving civilization on these planets was a haunting sight, reminding us of how transient sapient life is, despite all its achievements.

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These are the technologies that helped us defeat the Prethoryn. As you can see on the chart, we destroyed around three quarters of Prethoryn organic vessels squashed by the galaxy.

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And this, xeno listeners, is the story of how our Serene Empire was acknowledged as the leading protector of all sapient life, proving that placing Xing interests first doesn't necessarily mean ignoring the others. In the Grand Museum of Xing Culture, you can see the official Letter of Gratitude, signed by all galactic nations - the Bos'Pachtux even managed to get the Saathid sign it. The only nation whose signature is absent from the Letter are the insular Vool Vestige, whose planets, in addition, were too far away from the Scourge to ever feel threatened.

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Double extragalactic invasions! And both of them were beaten back? I'm impressed.

And it makes for a perfect Grand Finale as well!
 

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A marvelous testimony to the determination and resilience of the Xing! Maybe they do have a right to hold their attitude!

A very entertaining and characterful AAR. Well done LWE that was magnificent! :)
 

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May the Galaxy forever be serene. :D