- Jul 18, 2018
Why does the delegate from Rebrin continue to insist on local autonomy inside of whatever government we settle on? He asserts that local polities must be respected, but are we not here to build a society that rises above our petty tribal identities? Have we forgotten where the vailons stood, just a few years ago, within the lifetimes of many people here gathered? It seems I must remind everyone of our purpose in assembling here: first, to establish a unified state which can ensure tranquil civic life; second, to build a system in which all citizens are treated equally, able to realize their natural abilities…
-Seklir den Vilim, during the Long Debate, May 12, 40
___________… It is left to us, then, to take the next step, into that great unknown. We are but a speck of dust in the vast emptiness of the cosmos, a speck of dust that contains all the hopes and dreams, all the conflict and turmoil, that vailons have ever experienced. Yet we strive to give our existence meaning, to take up the mantle of living not just on our planet, but in this galaxy…
-Raldirm den Vakor, excerpted from her Inaugural Address, January 1, 200
Hello! And welcome to my first ever AAR. I've been a Stellaris player since late 2017, and only more recently discovered the AAR community. Inspired by several excellent examples in the forums, I have decided to try my hand at it. I plan on proceeding with the primary narrative in a historybook style, interspersed with more personal stories to provide depth and context. I have made a custom-designed species, the vailon of the Tebazed Unified Governance; it is a society of discourse and debate.
Later today I will post the first of three introductory pieces. This one will be largely descriptive, covering a variety of topics of concern for vailon society. Over the weekend I will post a general history of vailon civilization.  Finally, there will be a short post detailing the game parameters and other meta items of note.
After those are up, I will begin the playthrough. Never having done a project like this before, I can't really give an estimate as to how often chapters will be completed; my aim is to complete one a week.
Thanks for giving me a shot! I hope you all enjoy.
 I may have gone slightly overboard with these, as combined they run to 7500 words. I'll be using spoiler tags which should make it easier to read.
Having posted Chapter Eight, I made several corrections to earlier chapters, including removing the 'den' from vailon names (when not referring to full names) in the first few chapters, following a syntax decision I made later one, and correcting missing footnotes in chapters three and four.