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The Beauchamp Arc
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Major Events The Beauchamp Arc · The Phoron Scarcity: Skrell Arc
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This is the overview and timeline page for the Beauchamp Arc, which began on 07/02/2022 and pertains largely to Skrell Lore and Human Lore.
The arc is centered around the Jargon Federation and Solarian Alliance's interactions after a terrorist attack on Einstein Engines newly deployed Warp Gates.
Below is a summary of the arc's events, applicable news articles and additions.

Federation Relief Fleet Launches From Qerrbalak!

News Article

Publisher : WARBLE INQUIRER

Writer : Butterrobber202

Editor : Ryverstyx & Brotendo

07/02/2464

Jargon sends aid to their allies.

Editors note: Translated to Basic.

In a surprise address on behalf of the Grand Council, Ormish Jrolk of the Advisory Council announced they would be sending a large-scale relief fleet to assist the Solarian Alliance’s remaining territories.

“When we thought we were alone amongst the stars— when we were the only ones to make the first hurdle of exploring space— when we least expected it, that is when our first veritable ally made themselves apparent: the Solarian Alliance. Humanity has been a true ally to the Skrell, as both trade partners and interstellar allies, for the last one-hundred and thirty one years. Despite the myriad of human nations that have come to number the Spur, it was the Solarian people who welcomed us and enriched our perspectives with divergent outlooks on life.”

“It was truly a tragedy painted in the stars that our own internal struggles prevented us from helping the Alliance during their time of need. Now that our focus inward has been mediated, we can turn outwards once more: a referendum by the Grand Council that a belated response makes for a preferable alternative than willingly ignoring the Solarian crisis.”

Later that day, the press was allowed access to the dockyards where the fleet was being prepared. It was largely composed of superfreighters loaded with domestic goods and food, with a few “infirmary” ships that have the capability to act as mobile hospitals. Despite minor protests from cautious observers, the Council of Infrastructure and Transport has volunteered a detachment of Skrell civil engineers, C’thur Workers, and a significant amount of processed materials to the effort. The Qukala was also present, escorting the fleet with three Eyrixoq and one Ayoni class vessel.

The Relief Fleet is scheduled to launch the day after tomorrow and head into the Solarian Core Worlds. Once there, they plan to coordinate with Solarian officials and distribute their goods and services to anyone in need of assistance.


SKRELL AID ARRIVES IN SOL!

News Article

Publisher : Sol Alliance News Network

Writer : Butterrobber202

Editor : Ryverstyx & Brotendo

09/02/2464

Arrival of aid.

A holovid plays. In it several skrellian vessels exit bluespace while simmering brilliantly as their proton wakes fade. The video has triumphant orchestral music playing.

Today, the age-old allies of the Alliance arrived in force to offer a helping hand in this time of turmoil and strife! Thanks to the brave efforts of the Alliance Administration, our friends from the Federation have been given several struggling locations within de jure Alliance Space that remain loyal to the Solarian cause to target.

While a small portion of the Federation’s relief effort was devoted to the core worlds and middle ring, much of the relief has been directed towards the Provisional Government and the Southern Solarian Military District. These two territories have greatly suffered during the crisis following the previous government’s failings. The Solarian Government has decided despite these temporary borders, a Solarian is a Solarian, and they must be privy to the aid offered by the Skrell.

The accompanying “Qukala”, or the Federation’s Navy, has split into single escorts to fend off unsavory sorts during the relief operations. Though critics are concerned such a small task force will be unable to ward off more than petty pirates.

Despite this, the brave relief fleet has already begun moving south to deliver their supplies and services. Only time will tell if the Federation’s good deed goes unpunished.

FAMILIES REUNITED! EINSTEIN’S WARP GATES RETURN?

News Article

Publisher : Sol Alliance News Network

Writer : Butterrobber202

Editor : Ryverstyx & Brotendo

12/02/2464

The positive effects of the Warp Gates impact the Alliance.

A holovid plays, with the camera on a black halo in space, surrounded by Federation support craft. The gate is carefully rigged to the ships via support lattice and massive wires. A nearby Alliance corvette flashes its blinker lights, and suddenly all the lattice and connections to the Gate fall away as the Federation ships back off. The space around the gate warps slightly, before suddenly popping back into position as brilliant orange and yellow lights begin to run the rim of the gate! A collective cheer comes up from a group behind the holovid recorder.

With the assistance of the Federation engineers and Einstein Engines designs, a trio of warp gates have been deployed in Solarian Space for the first time in almost forty years! This shocking secret project was quietly revealed to Alliance officials, who greenlit its deployment.

According to a press release from Einstein Engines, these prototype gates were designed using Skrell warp designs merging with human engineering, in one of the most ambitious projects of the century. These warp gates are not only far more efficient but much faster than their forerunners. Einstein CEO Noelle Lopez-Zhang had the following to say:

“Humanity’s ambition in the Spur has long since been carried on the back of Einstein Engines, and the cradle of humanity is the Alliance. It is our desire to help ensure the economic and social stability of Solarian space with these gates and our future products. In time, Einstein’s allies will no longer feel the shackles of phoron, and will be able to freely travel the Spur once again.”

A trio of these gates were deployed with the combined efforts of the Alliance, the Federation and Einstein Engines. The Core Worlds, the Provisional Government, and Military District all eagerly agreed to have the gates opened in their territories to bring them one step further towards the reformation of the Alliance’s true state.

Mere hours after the gates were opened, civilian craft and commercial transports began pouring through the gates. Families once separated by the collapse finally have means to rejoin their loved ones in the participating territories.

A holovid is embedded at the bottom of the article as well, it seems to be network footage of the inside of Unity Station’s docks. The camera begins looking out a window, where a civilian flotilla drifts outside, many still awaiting their turn to dock. The camera turns back to the interior, just in time to catch a father embracing a small girl that runs up to him. The holovid continues to record families reuniting, before quietly fading to black.

TRAGEDY AT THE GATES: ADMIRAL BEAUCHAMP’S ASSAULT!

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Publisher : Sol Alliance News Network

Writer : Butterrobber202

Editor : Ryverstyx & Brotendo

13/02/2464

The Southern Fleet Administration attacks the Provisional Government's Gate.

During operation of the Einstein Engines’s gate system, tragedy struck when ex-Admiral Beauchamp ordered a heinous attack on his own former countrymen and their allies. Ships belonging to the Tenth Battlegroup appeared at the Gate Site within the Provisional Government's territory and without warning, began firing on military craft in the area.

Despite the valiant attempts of the JFV Trench Whale and Big Squib (Ayoni and Eyrixoq class), in addition to the SAMV Carolina’s response, the combined factors of surprise and overwhelming firepower from the Tenth disabled all military resistance to the attack.

After the Tenth Battlegroup secured dominance in the surrounding area of the Gate Site, reports then state the Tenth Battlegroup opened fire on civilian freighters, transports, and the Gate itself. The final report from the on-site team indicated the Tenth had just blown the Federation superfreighter, the JFV Yop, open and were seen launching marines into the wreckage, presumably to raid.

There is no further information to give as of now, as the Tenth fired upon the network reporting ship and destroyed it.

Both Alliance and Federation responses have yet to come in.

THE BEAUCHAMP MASSACRE

News Article

Publisher : Sol Alliance News Network

Writer : Butterrobber202

Editor : Ryverstyx & Brotendo

14/02/2464

The death toll is revealed, the Alliance speaks.

[A Graphic Content Warning flickers at the top of the Article]

A silent holovid plays, following the helmet camera of an Alliance Marine. The hull of the JFV Yop fills the screen, marred by a massive breach in its side. Destroyed cargo, slag, and frozen skrell bodies slowly float near the hole. The marine lands on the hull, and walks along it towards the breach. Floating inside, the camera reveals empty cargo clamps along the walls. The marine grabs ahold of one of the nearby bodies and pulls it close. The skrell has ice forming around their breath mask, but the marine flattens their hazard vest and focuses the camera on a laser blast mark on their chest. The marine suddenly turns around, and another marine is pointing down a dark hallway. A light flickers on, and shines down the hall to reveal many more skrell floating in zero gravity. According to the results of a joint investigation performed by the Alliance, Jargon Federation and Einstein Engines, it is with great regret and sadness the Alliance Network reports that there were no survivors from the Tenth’s assault on the Provisional Government’s Gate Site. It seems the Tenth Battlegroup not only fired at, but also boarded each freighter and transport ship that remained intact and raided their supplies.

The current death toll is currently 7,288. 6,781 Humans, 459 Skrell and 48 C’thuric Vaurca. Those lost in transit when Gate Site was destroyed remain unaccounted for.

The only notable exclusion from the Tenth’s raiding seems to be the prototype warp gate, which according to Einstein Engineers, was rendered “completely unsalvageable” by heavy munitions. EE is heavily lamenting its loss, and asked the Alliance to increase security around the remaining pair of Gates, though the SSMD had increased military presence around the gate prior to this request.

An Alliance spokesperson, Fransisco Artigas, spoke to the public on Unity Station:

"Any and all rogue detractors of the people of the Alliance must be put down, or else this will be a tear in a vast sea of tragedy and violence. Such is the way of warlordism; it is not just our duty, but our responsibility as the leaders of our great nation to end the violence and bring about a united Alliance once more. I assure you, Admiral Beauchamp and his fellow bandits will pay dearly for the lives lost, as will those that support them from afar."

If you suspect a loved one or friend was at the gate site during the attack please contact the Alliance at SOL-100-1001-2201.

A Federation Resolute

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Publisher : WARBLE INQUIRER

Writer : Butterrobber202

Editor : Ryverstyx & Brotendo

14/02/2464

The Skrell mourn. The Federation announces support. Weashbi swears vengeance.

Translated to Basic

The Beauchamp Massacre has affected Skrell all across the Federation deeply, from the core of Nralakk to the depths of the Traverse. Before proceeding, the Warble Inquirer extends its deepest sympathies to the lives lost in this tragedy.

Ormish Jrolk, spoke on behalf of the Grand Council at a scheduled press release regarding what has transpired during the Gate Incident.

"Owing it to a sense of paternity, like watching a tadpole make mistakes, learn, and grow on their own, the Federation has taken a step back, remaining sidelined, held off stage of the affairs of the Spur. Perhaps out of fear— a desire to shield ourselves from harm, too, did we mind our own. And now, giving this charity towards our human allies, we are seeing the fingers bitten by hungry mouths, and painfully punished. I-it…"

Jrolk paused here, clearing inky droplets from his eyes, and croaked his throat clear.

"It is the decision of the Grand Council that Quya mourning the passing of loved ones will receive monetary, mental, and other compensation from the Federation. So that they may never be forgotten, and always remembered for their work, a memorial is being erected for those we have lost to the stars, thanks to the compassion of our people. The Stars will continue to grow ever brighter, even as they burn and die out in a passionate burst of energy."

After Jrolk bowed his head, and moved to depart, the Skrell in attendance offered sympathetic croons. Just as the stage began to shut down, the Nlom rapidly shifted alongside audible commotion from behind the stage. Many Skrell remarked they were briefly torn between feeling great sadness and tremendous agitation. Moments later, Grand Councilor Weashbi Jrugl strided onto the stage, fists clenched and neck hidden by their headtails. Skrell with particular psionic ability noted that the Grand Councilor radiated a powerful psionic aura. Weashbi took center stage, and shot a look to the media technician who quickly procured a microphone and re-enabled the lighting. Weashbi turned his stern look onto the present reporters, who were quickly resetting their equipment.

"My Qu’draa, it is the decision of a persuaded Grand Council that our Federation has for too long kept its headtails close to its chest. For too long, we have allowed danger to fester on the border of the Traverse. For too long, we have remained passive amidst tragedies among sentient space. For too long, we have observed rather than acted. I will not allow the deaths of five-hundred and seven of our citizens to stand without trial, tribulation, or retribution. In the waning light of the stars, we have bore witness to an unfettered, unfeeling, and unapologetic act of malice reared against our nation, our people. Now, today, I will show the Orion Spur that hostilities committed against any Skrell, home or abroad, will be returned tenfold."

Weashbi turned and looked directly into a nearby holocamera.

"Admiral Beauchamp, and all those that commit to his way of rule. Know you have made an enemy of the Skrell. Stars have their grace, for I will have none."

Weashbi tossed the microphone back to the technician and left the stage. After a few long moments of silence had passed, the assembly erupted into high-pitched shrills and applause. It was joined by those watching the address across the greater Orion Spur. It continued even long after the Grand Councilor had departed from the stage.

Shortly after this announcement, observers noted heightened Qukala activity and seemingly, the activation of the JFV Qheles.

The Jargon Federation: Isolationist No More?

News Article

Publisher : Orion Spur Oracle

Writer : Ryverstyx

Editor : Butterrobber202 & Brotendo

15/02/2464

The rest of the Spur notice changes from the Skrell Superpower.

Due to recent events around the Spur, all eyes are fixated on the Jargon Federation! A once isolationist Federation has started a transition into a more active policy regarding forgien affairs. Readers around the Spur are shocked after Jargon Federation’s Grand Councilor Jrugl Weashbi’s fiery, and emotional, speech. This incident has shown that when provoked, the Skrell of the Federation are not one to back down! But what could the implications be for those outside of the Federation?

Many are fearful that a direct act of aggression from the Jargon Federation could spark a chain reaction, causing even more instability in a region that is rife with struggle. While this speech has sparked a fierce determination in Skrell within the Federation, many humans inside Sol are wary of this dispute being further played out within their border.

“Enough bloodshed has been wrought at the hands of the Federation. I’d rather they kept their ‘aide’ to themselves.” - Anonymous Reader

TRANSLATED “If they wanted us out of Sol space they should have never made the first move. I guess that’s what we get for trying to help those in need.” -BeshiFan12409 of the Jargon Federation

“If Sol needs to deal with pirates, they should do it themselves. Don’t know why they are giving Jargon the chance.” - Riley Davis, Sol Refugee

Regardless of where you stand as an individual, I am sure we can all agree that a quick and swift end to this situation would be beneficial to all. Stay tuned for further developments as the Orion Spur will continue to bring you breaking news throughout the upcoming days!

The Qukala: Spur-Bound!

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Publisher : WARBLE INQUIRER

Writer : Butterrobber202

Editor : Ryverstyx & Brotendo

16/02/2464

The Federation's Navy takes to the stars.

Editors note: Translated to Basic.

Today, above the skies of Qerrbalak, the best and brightest of the Qukala were assembled in preparation for their mission. The Grand Council confirmed and publicly announced the Qukala had been tasked to strike back against Warlord Beauchamp in retaliation for his crimes. It was decided this battlegroup would be led by Admiral Reu’op Liqu, a distinguished Skrell with a long career. Though many describe the Admiral as, “Talented, but overly cautious.”

The Admiral has, as expected, taken the JFV Qheles as their flagship for this operation. This massive super-capital ship is capable of rapid “on the fly” fabrication of fighter and bomber craft, that are controlled remotely through psionic connections. While the Federation was unwilling to release the exact numbers on the amount of spacecraft the Qheles can support at once, they stated, “The Qheles is a tremendously formidable opponent from that feature alone.” Additionally, the Qheles is equipped with extremely long-range energy weaponry to provide heavy support from afar. This does not fully cover the Qheles’s capabilities, but it should give our readers a sufficient grasp of its might.

Grand Councilor Weashbi was present at the fleet’s sendoff and offered these words to the brave Skrell embarking on this heroic mission.

"It is one of my greatest privileges as Grand Councilor, to bask in the presence of mettlesome Skrellian warriors. Your service, sacrifices, and sendoff will never be forgotten as long as the stars still burn. Burn true and bright, stars guide your paths."

Observers on-site noticed the Vytel’s Warriors had a notably strong presence in the composition of the mission’s crew. An Qukala Officer, Iobqi Bek’Ix, was open to comment, “We’ve made great strides with C’thur integration in our ranks, it would be an incredible waste of talent to leave them behind. It's a comfort to Skrell everywhere that the Federation and C’thur found such an excellent middle ground. Not to mention, the C’thur lost people as well and they’re just as angry as we all are.”

An assemblage of the Qukala’s Soldiers’ Quyas, proud citizenry, and officials gave a rousing cheer as the Qukala Fleet left their berths and warped out of Nralakk.

THE QUKALA’S VICTORY: BEAUCHAMP ON THE RUN!

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Publisher : Sol Alliance News Network

Writer : Butterrobber202

Editor : Ryverstyx & Brotendo

16/02/2464

The SFA ambush the Qukala and the fight ends in the destruction of much of Beauchamp's forces.

Editors note: Translated to Basic.

Today, it was revealed in an Alliance Navy press release that the Federation Navy successfully located Beauchamp’s fleet on the borders of the Median, seemingly waiting for the Qukala to arrive in the Wildlands. Beauchamp, apparently, was confident he could handle our Skrellian friends, as he had positioned his fleet within a dense nebula to conduct a surprise attack. Unfortunately for Beauchamp, the Qukala’s operations were completely unaffected by the usual hazards of fighting within a nebula.

Federation Naval Forces were pulled into the Tenth Battlegroup’s interdiction net, readily engaging after emerging, turning the tide in their favor almost immediately due to their high accuracy in the nebula. The JFV Qheles merely deployed all its fighter screens and bomber squardons, most flying at Beauchamp’s flagship. Prey to their own trap, Beauchamp failed to notice the small craft cutting through the nebula until they were practically on top of him. Once the bombers had sent their payload, the Qheles opened fire on the shieldless flagship and disabled it after the second volley. Beauchamp ordered his fleet to surrender after his flagship was rendered inoperable.

As the Skrell moved in to secure the surrendered ships, many of them suddenly and violently exploded simultaneously. This underhanded attack damaged Qukala vessels and bought the cowardly Beauchamp the time he needed to flee in a shuttle. Interrogated crewmen that survived the bombings claimed they had no knowledge of the ships being rigged to blow, implying Beauchamp planned this emergency measure without his fleet’s knowledge.

Before the detonation, the Qukala had disabled or destroyed over seventy-two percent of the Tenth Battlegroup’s ships. After the bombs went off, they suspect only a mere ten to fifteen percent of the fleet remains operational.

The Qukala, thankfully, reported only five total ship losses and minimal casualties on their side of the conflict. The Federation collected all survivors of the battle and turned them over to Solarian authorities. Enough of their ships were sufficiently damaged as a result of Beauchamp’s tactics for the Qukala Admiral, Reu’op Liqu, to order a withdrawal into the Federation to make repairs, confident the Tenth would no longer pose a threat. The Skrell transmitted all collected data on remaining Tenth ships to Alliance Command before leaving solarian space.

For now, the Skrell have again withdrawn behind the veil of the Traverse.

BEAUCHAMP CAPTURED: ADMIRALS SZALAI AND YUNSO INVADE THE SOUTHERN FLEET ADMINISTRATION

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Publisher : Sol Alliance News Network

Writer : TheBurningSherman

Editor : Butterrobber202 & Schwann

20/02/2464

The Provisional Government and Southern Solarian Military District capture Beauchamp and take his territory.

The Tenth Battlegroup’s defeat has proven itself to be catastrophic for the Southern Fleet Administration. After Admiral Beauchamp’s defeat, there have been widespread mutinies and infighting across the warlord state as the forces loyal to the Admiral shrink to be fewer and fewer. Shortly after the defeat of Admiral Beauchamp at the hands of the Qukala, it has been reported that a coordinated offensive against the Southern Fleet Administration has been launched by the Solarian-affiliated Human Wildlands states of the Solarian Provisional Government and the Southern Solarian Military District. Admirals Szalai and Yunso have both made public statements expressing a willingness to cooperate with one another for the sake of, “Jointly removing a cowardly traitor and dangerous terrorist from the southern Solarian fringe.”

Sources from within the Southern Fleet Administration have relayed that planetary folitas are abandoning their posts and heading for open space in attempts to flee the oncoming fleets and armies of the new impromptu SSMD-SPG alliance. Other sources have reported the wholesale scuttling of entire squadrons so as to avoid them falling into enemy hands. Our sources within the SSMD and SPG have reported almost no resistance, with most SFA troops that have been encountered surrendering without conflict. There have also been multiple unconfirmed reports of armed vessels with Sol Alliance Navy signatures observing SSMD-SPG troop movements in multiple sectors across the Southern Fleet Administration.

While fleeing from the outskirts of Median, Admiral Beauchamp has been captured by a patrol of SSMD destroyers and is currently within the custody of the Southern Solarian Military District. With the leader taken of the Southern Fleet Administration as a prisoner, the SSMD and SPG speculate that it is only a matter of days before the few remaining Beauchamp aligned forces in the area surrender or are defeated by either the advancing armies or their own internal enemies.

Admirals Szalai and Yunso have both announced to the Orion Spur through a joint video conference that their respective administrations have come to an agreement on how to partition the territory of the Southern Fleet Administration between themselves and have decreed that Admiral Beauchamp will receive “appropriate justice,” once his state has been dismantled and have invited delegates from the Sol Alliance proper and the Jargon Federation to Visegrad to observe the military tribunal proceedings.

JUSTICE FOR THE BEAUCHAMP MASSACRE

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Publisher : Sol Alliance News Network

Writer : TheBurningSherman

Editor : Butterrobber202 & Schwann

22/02/2464

Beauchamp pays the price. Relations between the SSMD and Prov. Government are strengthened.

After only a few days of fighting since the defeat of the 10th Battlefleet by the Qukala in what is being called “The Battle of the Median,” the forces of the Southern Fleet Administration have crumbled under the joint-alliance of the Southern Solarian Military District and the Solarian Provisional Government. Early this morning, the last pocket of SFA troops surrendered to the SPG forces led by Admiral Yunso, their vessels and equipment all still intact after hiding out in an asteroid belt in the uninhabited QBX-983 system. Overall, the invasion of the Southern Fleet Administration has been a resounding success for the SPG and SSMD, both of which have experienced minimal losses. As planned, the forces of the SSMD and SPG have also begun to partition their respective pieces of the territory formerly belonging to the Southern Fleet Administration.

Today was also marked with another momentous occasion that will be marked in history as a victory for the SPG and SSMD. The military tribunal conducted in the Nowa Bratislava Central Court on Visegrad to determine the innocence or guilt of Admiral Beauchamp’s actions in proclaiming the Southern Fleet Administration and the massacre of hundreds of innocent humans and skrell: guilty. Upon reaching this verdict, Admiral Beauchamp was stripped of his rank and honours that he obtained while in service to the Solarian Navy was similarly sentenced to death for two counts of treason, six counts of terrorism, three counts of crimes against sentient life, twenty-five counts of disobeying given orders from a superior officer, 1,000 counts of grand theft, and 7,240 counts of murder. The sentence was then prescribed to be carried out immediately.

The sentence was served by a firing squad of SSMD and SPG marines that shot Mister Beauchamp on the steps of the Nowa Bratislava Central Court, with dignitaries and observers being given impromptu seating off to the side of the affair. Admiral Szalai presided over the firing squad as they conducted their duty to ensure proper procedure. Since the execution, Admiral Yunso has confirmed that Mister Beauchamp’s body has been cremated, though the fate of the ashes is currently unknown to us.

Those who attended the trial were mostly military officials from across the Solarian Provisional Government and Southern Solarian Military District, however representatives from the Solarian Navy, Solarian Interstellar Intelligence Bureau, Einstein Engines, the Qukala, and the Jargon Federation’s foreign service were also in attendance, the latter two making history by being the first dignitaries of a foreign species that have been hosted by the SSMD.

After the execution had occurred, Admiral Szalai invited the head of the Federation delegation to the trial, Ormish Jrolk, both to congratulate him on his nation’s victory over a “cowardly rat of a man,” and to express her condolences for the lives lost in the Beauchamp massacre. The Admiral made the following short speech to that effect beside Ormish Jrolk:

“The lives that have been lost to the senseless urges of one madman are tragic and horrible. May we remember them in reverence and diligence, and may we let their suffering and sacrifice give us some pause as we celebrate our own victories, Solarian and Jargonite, over traitors, bandits, and evil in the Orion Spur. The wages of banditry and treason are death. May those innocents and our brave soldiers and sailors whom we have lost rest in peace, and may Beauchamp and his bandits burn in hell!”

Admiral Szalai then shook hands with Ormish Jrolk and thanked him for his nation’s assistance in cleansing the Orion Spur of a traitor and terrorist. The Solarian Navy’s delegation to the trial was also spotted speaking to the SSMD, SPG, and Qukala representatives as well after the execution, though the details of their exchanges were unable to be obtained.

As the admirals Yunso and Szalai have proclaimed however, the area that has come to be known as the Southern Wildlands has become much more stable and secure now that the fiendish Admiral Beauchamp has been deposed and executed.

“An Unacceptable State of Affairs!”

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Publisher : WARBLE INQUIRER

Writer : Butterrobber202

Editor : Ryverstyx & Brotendo

25/02/2464

The memorial is raised. The Federation announces the continuation of friendship with the Alliance and assistance in rebuilding their Navy.

With the Qukala returned home, and many Skrellian cries for justice answered, the Beauchamp Massacre Memorial was unveiled in the courtyard of the Grand Councilor’s office.

A holoimage flickers, showing a tall, shiny, dark statue of a Skrell in a worker uniform reaching out towards the stars. The statue is beaten up, and its clothes tattered, despite this, its headtails are positioned to display happiness. Tiny holographic text constantly moves along the surface of the station, the names of the Skrell lost in the Beauchamp Massacre.

Grand Councilor Weashbi was present at its unveiling, looking markedly better physically than he did at his last public appearance. Weashbi spoke to the public, as the statue was revealed.

"My deepest gratitude is extended to everyone who have wrought retribution, sought out justice, and caught a flicker of hope for those tormented by these merciless bandits. The Solarian Alliance, our own unyielding champions: no amount of honest praise can repay the charitable gift given to us by our allies. After the announcement of a commemoration for our fallen, many of you turn and assisted others, reaching out to give to the humans who also suffered so much, and many other tragedies, by the hands of these warlords. I am humbled by the blessings you have enacted on others, and have matched the donations you all made and will continue to do so. The stars swell with pride."

The assembly of citizen attenders and media reporters croaked with joy. However, they all collectively warbled in pensive and nervous tones as Weashbi paused, and they all hung on the tense unease in the air as they waited for him to continue.

"This incident, however, has drawn back the curtain that hid away a nasty truth: our Federation resides in an unacceptable state of affairs. It is now evident to the Grand Council, after my talks, that we should not— cannot, stay sidelined and offstage as events play out before us. It was a miscalculation of our predecessors to let vile poison remain unattended across our borders, believing it would not seep into our own nation. Hindsight is a strong ally, and there is still yet time for correction. The Skrell will no longer idle within our own territory while galactic events unfold. For this reason, the Jargon Federation will put Qukala Shipyards and our industry to its fullest potential to help rebuild the Solarian Alliance Fleets, offering a magnanimous form of order on our orders, and a mutual sense of peace between us."

Weashbi gave way to Vice Admiral Khasia Mousavi, who expressed the gratitude of the Alliance. She went on to explain that despite using Skrell shipyards, it was important to the Alliance to use “human innovated designs” as they replenish their fleets. The Federation has agreed to accommodate this request, eager to see the results of human designs using Skrell materials.

Construction is scheduled to begin in two weeks, across multiple shipyards in Federation space.