Updated: Apr 4
2267, August 23rd: Prime Minister Taron Gerard is broadcasted live from the Senate Chamber on Denov. Surrounded by his peers within the Amalgamate Republic government, PM Taron Gerard delivers a statement following the news of the destruction of Gliese by the Scion Empire. "Patriotic men and women of the Amalgamate Republic, I stand before you here today with transparency and assurance. The news reports are true, the derelict world of Gliese has been destroyed by a weapon of vast, almost unimaginable power, far beyond what is capable for humanity at this present moment. The ECF Colonial Guard of Gliese attempted to defend their world with their fleet, the "Hammer of Gliese" against the 1st Imperial Armada, led by the Emperor himself. After defeating the ECF forces, a request to unconditionally surrender was asked of by the ECF provincial government of Gliese, it was subsequently denied; Shortly thereafter, Gliese was destroyed... For some time, we have known of the technology used by the Scion Empire; It is not entirely of human origin... neither was it built by human hands; Rather by the hands of ancient and advanced civilization of hybrid humans called the "Firstborn". This weapon, which the Scion Empire have called the "Lance of Apollo" is a faster-than-light kinetic cannon, capable of destruction on a planetary scale as our spies have recently discovered. Many in the frontier fear the days of the Amalgamate Republic are over, some have even suggested we surrender in light of these revelations. But my fellow patriots, I say our days have only just begun. In the Great Unknown, in the unexplored parts of the galaxy where no man has ever ventured, the Amalgamate Republic has an ally. We now know that the invaders of Vone stand with the freedom fighters of the AR! I now present, ambassador of the Awakened, Elder Rogma." As the Prime Minister finished his speech, upon the stage came sauntering one of the mysterious Awakened. The Senate chamber was filled with gasps, sounds of shock, followed by silence and curiosity. The creature took to the podium. It stood for a moment, gazing at humanity, before lifting its hand and giving a sign of friendship. The Elder then spoke. A jarring and guttural speech came from it. It spoke yet had no mouth. Translators provided by the Awakened to the AR, would translate its message. The Senate chamber was filled with gasps, sounds of shock, followed by silence and curiosity. The creature took to the podium. It stood for a moment, gazing at humanity, before lifting its hand and giving a sign of friendship. The Elder then spoke. A jarring and guttural speech came from it. It spoke, yet had no mouth. Translators provided by the Awakened to the AR, would translate its message.
"Humanity, friend. Firstborn, enemy. Eons ago, war killed many in galaxy. We Orgur, fight the Firstborn and their masters, Archons. Nearly enslave all life. Humanity, not alone. Many, there are, scattered in universe. Scion Empire, uncover relics of Firstborn, uncovers the sleepers, survivors of Great Purge. Balthazar try to harness power of Firstborn for himself. We watch from afar, humanity young, humanity child, humanity not ready. Greed, power, destruction comes. Humanity and Firstborn not different, come from same source. Firstborn, enslave humans, demanded worship as Gods. Waged war against Orgur, try to enslave us and others; Some help Firstborn, some resisted.
Scion Empire, Emperor harnesses much power, too much. Hence, Katari Clan dismantle Scion Empire, to transfer worlds to Amalgamate Republic. Katari Clan, recover Firstborn technology, to prevent more destruction. Humanity young, not ready. We guardians, watch humanity. Orgur must intervene. Archons and Firstborn returning, Emperor foolish, blinded by power. Emperor bring back the Firstborn, awaken them from their slumber, Emperor destroy worlds...
Orgur want peace in galaxy, Katari Clan friend with humanity, Katari Clan fight for humanity, Katari Clan fight with Amalgamate Republic."