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Re: SDNW4 Diplomatic Communications Thread

Postby RogueIce » 2011-02-19 01:23am

FROM: Shinra Republic Department of Foreign Affairs
TO: The Lost, Sector C-6

We extend our official greetings to your nation, and would like to arrange a formal first contact between our two states so that we may discuss matters that may be of mutual interest.

As to your queries, we respond with the following:

Part I:

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1) The primary purpose of any civilization is to ensure the comfort and prosperity of its citizens.
6) Few things are nobler than the quest for knowledge. Fortunately for us, there are many mysteries in the universe yet unexplained.
7) Order and Stability are vital to the survival of any civilization, and must be pursued even at the expense of growth and innovation.
3) The universe is a dangerous place and we must be dangerous in return. None shall threaten us without suffering the consequences.
2) Nature exists only to be conquered; one day we shall be as gods.
5) Power is its own reward.
4) Our way is the correct way. Therefore, it is only fitting that we share it with the galaxy.
8) We are but insects in the grand scheme of things, and must be careful not be stepped on.


Part II:

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Unfortunately, we do not see this as a likely scenario, so we are unable to provide an official answer to this question.
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Re: SDNW4 Diplomatic Communications Thread

Postby Kartr_Kana » 2011-02-22 02:14am

FROM: The Diamid of the Clans of Hiigara
TO: The President of the Shinra Republic

The Clans of Hiigara have been very concerned over the arrival and intentions of the MEH. Hiigaran Intelligence has given us reason to believe that the MEH is dangerously ambitious. Their actions condoning the slavery and experimentation on sapient beings, in fact openly stating their intentions to engage in such activities can only be seen as an affront to all.

The Clans of Hiigara would be proud to join the Shinra Republic and her allies in the prosecution of these perfidious slavers and any efforts to rescue the poor souls they have taken for their experiments.

As a sign of our belief that this is a just cause and worthy of our utmost efforts we will be sending a full battle group along with its screening elements. We will also be sending several monitor-type vessels that should prove valuable when engaging heavier MEH elements.

For logistics and C3 we will be sending no more than four mothership class vessels. We will, however, need somewhere to stockpile additional resources to support a longer campaign. We hope that the Shinra Republic will be able to help us find a suitable location. Our team is fully equipped, trained and authorized to negotiate any details for our alliance.

We will also be forwarding our intentions to participate in this alliance to the other nations you have reached out to. We look forward to joining your nation in this quest for justice and freedom.

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Re: SDNW4 Diplomatic Communications Thread

Postby Force Lord » 2011-02-22 07:34am

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INCOMING MESSAGE
SOURCE: MEH
INTERPRETING MESSAGE...

HI! THIS IS SASHA! I WAS WONDERING IF YOU HAVE SOME OUT OF THE WAY PLACE FOR MY AMBASSADOR TO WORK ON. I KNOW HOW YOU LOVE TO HIDE STUFF. SUGGESTIONS?

REPLY:

THIS IS NOSTRUM. IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY PLANET ESCHATE OF RIMLAND SECTOR HAS THE NECESSARY FACILITIES. TRANSMITTING COORDINATES.
[TRANSMISSION SENT]
WHAT ABOUT THE CENTRALIST AMBASSADOR?
[MESSAGE SENT]

INCOMING MESSAGE
SOURCE: MEH
INTERPRETING MESSAGE...

SASHA HERE!

I FOUND A NICE PLACE WHERE HE OR SHE CAN LAY LOW! HERE IT IS!
[COORDINATES]
SAY HELLO TO KIERGER FOR ME! BYE!

REPLY:

...RIGHT. I'LL BE SURE TO INFORM HIM.
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Re: SDNW4 Diplomatic Communications Thread

Postby fgalkin » 2011-02-22 11:14pm

To: Humanist Union, Department of the State, Office of Foreign Relations
From: The Lost, Section for Trade and Diplomacy


Greetings, fellow sapients.

We understand your concern about our previous message. While we understand that your civilization has no hostile intentions towards our own, the very fact that you see nonhuman species as potential competitors limits the opportunities for cooperation.

Nonetheless, we thank you for your willingness to pursue peaceful relations and we accept your offer to exchange ambassadors. While we find your willingness to dedicate a portion of your planet for our use a most promising prospect, such a measure will not be necessary as our Emissary will remain onboard the diplomatic ship. In regards to your own facilities, we are prepared to dedicate a portion of our diplomatic station for your use, or, if you prefer a planetary installation, to offer you space on the surface of the habitable planet located in the system.

Representing the Lost,

Lilith.

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Re: SDNW4 Diplomatic Communications Thread

Postby fgalkin » 2011-02-22 11:15pm

To: The Commonwealth Ministry of Foreign Affairs; The Hon. Stepan Xiaowen
From: The Lost, Section for Trade and Diplomacy


Greetings, fellow sapients.

A diplomatic team has been prepared and is ready to proceed to the coordinates you have indicated.

We thank you for your willingness to dedicate a portion of your planet for our use, however, such a measure will not be necessary as our Emissary will remain onboard the diplomatic ship. In regards to your own facilities, we are prepared to dedicate a portion of our diplomatic station for your use, or, if you prefer a planetary installation, to offer you space on the surface of the habitable planet located in the system.

Representing the Lost,

Lilith.

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Re: SDNW4 Diplomatic Communications Thread

Postby fgalkin » 2011-02-22 11:17pm

To:Unified Kingdom of the Knights of Order; Jushin Gabriel, Foreign Affairs Clerk
From: The Lost, Section for Trade and Diplomacy


To: The Centrality;
From: The Lost, Section for Trade and Diplomacy



Greetings, fellow sapients.

A diplomatic team has been prepared and is ready to proceed to the coordinates you have indicated, with your approval. Likewise, we are ready to dedicate a portion of our diplomatic station for your use, or, if you prefer a planetary installation, offer you space on the surface of a habitable planet located in the system. We ourselves would not be requiring such accommodations as our Emissary will remain onboard their diplomatic vessel.

Representing the Lost,

Lilith

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Re: SDNW4 Diplomatic Communications Thread

Postby fgalkin » 2011-02-22 11:19pm

To: Shinra Republic Department of Foreign Affairs
From: The Lost, Section for Trade and Diplomacy



Greetings, fellow sapients.

We thank you for the time you have taken to answer our questions.

Upon reviewing your communiqué, we feel that our civilizations have a lot to offer to each other, and wish to open diplomatic and economic relations with your nation. We are ready to send an ambassador to a location of your choice to discuss the specific details of our cooperation. Likewise, we are willing to receive your own envoys at our newly-constructed diplomatic facilities in Sector G3 [coordinates attached].

We hope that our relationship will be friendly and mutually beneficial to our civilizations.

Representing the Lost,

Lilith

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Re: SDNW4 Diplomatic Communications Thread

Postby Darkevilme » 2011-02-23 07:38pm

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From: The Blue Ocean's People


Greetings saints and goddess.
We have existed in the place you know as Sector A25 for long before your shadow fell upon it. But your presence has brought a ferocious storm to the oceans of stars that we both call home. We The People are peaceful and ill prepared to deal with this storm. Thus we call upon your inner sense of nobility to shelter us from that which you have riled into motion. We beseech you to reply swiftly for time is short and the Storm that is Ork Kind will soon be upon us all.

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Re: SDNW4 Diplomatic Communications Thread

Postby Force Lord » 2011-02-23 09:54pm

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CIS ENCODED MESSAGE
RECIPENT: SHINRA REPUBLIC
SUBJECT: CLASSIFIED

WE HAVE DETECTED LARGE INCREASE IN MESSAGE TRAFFIC. CONTENTS ARE UNKNOWN TO US. OUR INVESTIGATION REVEALED SIMULTANEOUS ACTIVATION OF WARP GATES FROM SEVERAL NATIONS. FURTHER SEARCH REVEALED REPEATED USAGE OF WARP GATE IN YOUR SPACE. WE SUSPECT YOUR GOVERNMENT IS PLANNING SOMETHING. WE POLITELY ASK FOR YOUR INTENTIONS. CENTRALITY CAN KEEP A SECRET. ANXIOUSLY WAITING REPLY.

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Re: SDNW4 Diplomatic Communications Thread

Postby fgalkin » 2011-02-24 03:00am

Encrypted message via submesonic node XCMA- 50229798
To: The Collector Civilization
From: The Lost


Greetings, fellow sapients.

Recently we have come across several members of the Chamarran species owing allegiance to their native civilization of the Chamarran Hierarchy. Examinations of the specimens in question have revealed the possible involvement of advanced trans-beings in the creation of their species and civilization.

As such, we are wondering if you have any useable information on the origins of the Chamarran species and their connections to advanced trans-beings. Of secondary priority is information regarding the decision-making processes of the Chamarran Hierarchy, with particular focus on the rationale behind their actions in the aftermath of the event known as the “Shinn-Hokkaido Incident.”

We would appreciate any assistance you could render to us on this matter.

Representing the Lost,

Lilith

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Re: SDNW4 Diplomatic Communications Thread

Postby Tanasinn » 2011-02-24 01:06pm

To: Humanist Union, Department of the State, Office of Foreign Relations
From: The Lost, Section for Trade and Diplomacy


Greetings, fellow sapients.

We understand your concern about our previous message. While we understand that your civilization has no hostile intentions towards our own, the very fact that you see nonhuman species as potential competitors limits the opportunities for cooperation.

Nonetheless, we thank you for your willingness to pursue peaceful relations and we accept your offer to exchange ambassadors. While we find your willingness to dedicate a portion of your planet for our use a most promising prospect, such a measure will not be necessary as our Emissary will remain onboard the diplomatic ship. In regards to your own facilities, we are prepared to dedicate a portion of our diplomatic station for your use, or, if you prefer a planetary installation, to offer you space on the surface of the habitable planet located in the system.

Representing the Lost,

Lilith.


Drumming his fingers on his desk, Hugh considered the Lost's response to the Office's diplomatic overtures yet again. The lack of sleep - even with the aid of implants and medical science* - was beginning to fray at his nerves, albiet not at his mind. The bump up to director following Amos's death had been anything but pleasant. Still, he wasn't going to take any chances. First contact with a civilization was a one-time affair, particularly a civilization as curious as these Lost.

The Lost's apparent disinclination to hear further explanation of new humanist ideology regarding non-human sapients was disappointing, but not entirely surprising or critical. That particular ideological point would have made itself apparent at some point or another as the Lost researched their diplomatic partners; better that it be directly addressed than incidentally discovered. Certainly, the Lost didn't seem to take it as particularly hostile, but then Hugh had no way of knowing the honesty of this message, let alone the way the Lost themselves thought. It would bear vigilance.

As for their refusal of a planetside diplomatic office, that was curious. Perhaps they feared their ambassador being captured and held hostage? If so, why offer to exchange ambassadors at all? That the Lost offered a place on a diplomatic station over a planetary office suggested, perhaps, a cultural quirk. Or a desire to hide their actual holdings. Thinking on it, he could find no sinister mechanism in the request, nor did he feel that anything would be gained by not exchanging ambassadors.

With time, Hugh composed his reply.

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To: The Lost, Section for Trade and Diplomacy
From: The Humanist Union, Department of the State, Office of Foreign Relations

Upon reviewing your message, our office finds no objections to your proposals on the specifics of ambassadorial exchange.  We will dispatch our own representative following confirmation of this message; an office on your diplomatic station is entirely acceptable.  Similarly, we have no objections to your representative remaining in orbit rather than taking a planetary office.  I look forward to the further development of peaceful relations between our two nations.

Respectfully yours,
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Re: SDNW4 Diplomatic Communications Thread

Postby Steve » 2011-02-26 12:03am

[Widebeam hyperwave transmission from sector C-6 detected]

Greetings, fellow sapients of the galaxy. In light of recent galactic events, we have decided to reconsider our long-standing policy of isolation, and are now seeking diplomatic contact with your civilizations.

Below you will find a set of first contact questions that would greatly assist us in establishing diplomatic relations with your people.

I. Please arrange the following statements according to their compatibility with your civilization’s objectives, principles, and values, starting with the most compatible and ending with the least compatible.

1) The primary purpose of any civilization is to ensure the comfort and prosperity of its citizens.
2) Nature exists only to be conquered; one day we shall be as gods.
3) The universe is a dangerous place and we must be dangerous in return. None shall threaten us without suffering the consequences.
4) Our way is the correct way. Therefore, it is only fitting that we share it with the galaxy.
5) Power is its own reward.
6) Few things are nobler than the quest for knowledge. Fortunately for us, there are many mysteries in the universe yet unexplained.
7) Order and Stability are vital to the survival of any civilization, and must be pursued even at the expense of growth and innovation.
8 ) We are but insects in the grand scheme of things, and must be careful not be stepped on.

II. Hypothetical Scenario: It is the year 4400 according to Standard Human Calendar. Your civilization has achieved complete dominance in the Galaxy. Every one of your rivals is either destroyed or has been converted into an ally. Your citizens are free from want and need. Your civilization is free to undertake any project it chooses at its leisure, with the resources of the entire galaxy at its disposal. Please indicate the primary focus of your civilization’s energies and attention in this hypothetical situation.

Please send your responses, as well as any inquiries of your own to our communication relay station in Sector C-6.

Many thanks for your cooperation.

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Reply from Foreign Office to the Lost:

It is with great pleasure that His Majesty's Government welcomes your people into wider contact with the known galaxy. We understand your need for information to guide your diplomatic process, so we will endeavor to answer your questions as well as we are capable.

In terms of the values of our society, the Anglian Empire exists to promote stability and the rule of law to the subjects of His Majesty the King-Emperor while honoring the ancient freedoms and liberties handed down to us by our forefathers. These liberties stretch back over two thousand years of our history, and we cherish them and maintain them diligently, as well as those of our non-Human subjects that are part of their ancient cultures which we are bound, by right and custom, to respect. The Parliaments of our planets and of the Kingdom as a whole exist to give the common citizen a voice in the affairs of their government; the National Parliament, in turn, exists to empower and direct His Majesty's Government, which rules the Empire with the sanction of Parliament - and through it the people - and the King-Emperor.

Our Empire is a diverse one, counting both sapient races and the nations within them; all are kept together by the common bond of our belief in ensuring the inherent freedoms of sentients, including a rigorous hatred of enslavement or abuse of sentients, and by loyalty to the Crown.

As for your proposed hypothetical scenario, it is not the policy of His Majesty's Government, at this time, to plan the direction of the Empire that far into the future. However, should such a day come with the Empire standing truly dominant upon the galaxy, we would direct our energies to maintaining the common security and prosperity of sapientkind.

Respectfully Your's,
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Re: SDNW4 Diplomatic Communications Thread

Postby PeZook » 2011-03-06 04:52pm

fgalkin wrote:Encrypted message via submesonic node XCMA- 50229798
To: The Collector Civilization
From: The Lost


Greetings, fellow sapients.

Recently we have come across several members of the Chamarran species owing allegiance to their native civilization of the Chamarran Hierarchy. Examinations of the specimens in question have revealed the possible involvement of advanced trans-beings in the creation of their species and civilization.

As such, we are wondering if you have any useable information on the origins of the Chamarran species and their connections to advanced trans-beings. Of secondary priority is information regarding the decision-making processes of the Chamarran Hierarchy, with particular focus on the rationale behind their actions in the aftermath of the event known as the “Shinn-Hokkaido Incident.”

We would appreciate any assistance you could render to us on this matter.

Representing the Lost,

Lilith

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OOC: Sorry, I totally forgot about that

Encrypted message via submesonic node XCMA- 50229798
To: The Lost
From: The Collective State


We have been conducting extensive genetic, behavioral, speciation and developmental studies of the Chamarran species for 1.832 gigaseconds. We possess an extensive mind-state library. Basic information has been attached to this message. Compiling detailed study results will require more precise queries.

Genetic structure of the species is a result of deliberate engineering. Traits of terrestial felines have been integrated with the human genome for an unknown purpose. Current population of the species has been bred from a limited number of basic templates. These templates have been identified and catalogued and are included in attachments to that message.

It is unclear at this point if Chamarran origins are related to activity of advanced trans-beings, or an unknown civilization beyond known space. Material analysis yielded no concrete results so far.

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Re: SDNW4 Diplomatic Communications Thread

Postby doom3607 » 2011-03-07 06:51am

OOC: This message was sent back when I made the story post, if anyone is unclear.

FROM: The Locrian Collective
TO: Whoever hears this.


Greetings, civilizations of the galaxy! You know us as Locrians. When you first found us, we were asleep. This, obviously, is no longer the case. Recently, our monitors have detected enough communication to justify us waking up. Thus, here we are.

Since we haven't had relations with any of you, well, ever, we'd like to take this opportunity to start them. Due to difficulties inherent in our nature, we cannot send you embassies, so we would like to request you send yours to the following coordinates, which are the location of our homeworld. Your ambassadors may, of course, use our warp gate to reach the system.

We would also like to establish free trade with anyone who is willing. We have also noticed this thing you call "ESP". This is new to us, we've never seen it before. We would like to acquire copies of your data on the phenomenon, and would also like to purchase enough devices that shield against it to completely shield twenty planets and twenty fleets.

Likewise, we would like to learn about all your civilization's space-age history. While the ancient drones we sent out were monitoring your worlds for a long, long time, they were programmed to self-destruct by flying into the system primary upon the inhabitant's first crewed interplanetary flight, because that is when the odds of detection become unacceptably high. Thus, we know a good deal about all your pasts, but not much about you now.

That's all for now. Farewell, in peace, and please rebroadcast this message so anyone who was out of range or missed it can hear it.

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Re: SDNW4 Diplomatic Communications Thread

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doom3607 wrote:OOC: This message was sent back when I made the story post, if anyone is unclear.

FROM: The Locrian Collective
TO: Whoever hears this.


Greetings, civilizations of the galaxy! You know us as Locrians. When you first found us, we were asleep. This, obviously, is no longer the case. Recently, our monitors have detected enough communication to justify us waking up. Thus, here we are.

Since we haven't had relations with any of you, well, ever, we'd like to take this opportunity to start them. Due to difficulties inherent in our nature, we cannot send you embassies, so we would like to request you send yours to the following coordinates, which are the location of our homeworld. Your ambassadors may, of course, use our warp gate to reach the system.

We would also like to establish free trade with anyone who is willing. We have also noticed this thing you call "ESP". This is new to us, we've never seen it before. We would like to acquire copies of your data on the phenomenon, and would also like to purchase enough devices that shield against it to completely shield twenty planets and twenty fleets.

Likewise, we would like to learn about all your civilization's space-age history. While the ancient drones we sent out were monitoring your worlds for a long, long time, they were programmed to self-destruct by flying into the system primary upon the inhabitant's first crewed interplanetary flight, because that is when the odds of detection become unacceptably high. Thus, we know a good deal about all your pasts, but not much about you now.

That's all for now. Farewell, in peace, and please rebroadcast this message so anyone who was out of range or missed it can hear it.

-Locri


From: Tagdef Borlon, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Centrality, and Ravin Nostrum, Foreign Secretary of the Centrality
To: The Locrian Collective

To whom it may concern,

Welcome to the interstellar community. The Centrality greets you and hopes you are well. While we are saddened that you are unable to send ambassadors of your own we hope that our ambassadors make up for it. They shall arrive at your homeworld in a few days, once we choose which will go.

We are also interested in engaging in trade. Once our ambassadors arrive at your homeworld, they will be empowered to ensure the signing of a trade treaty. Perhaps Nostrum or myself will go, in order to confirm our commitment to trade.

Your interest about ESP is understandable. ESP, to quote the ESP Information Handbook, "stands for "Extra-Sensory Perception" or "Extra-Sensory Potential. The basic requirement for ESP is for someone to be capable of performing extraordinary feats without the aid of artificial enhancement but simply with the power of their minds. There are many variations of ESP in the known sentient population; specific races or genetic sequences can permit a range of capabilities including telepathy, telekinesis, electrokinesis, and pyrokinesis." We, however, cannot meet your desire to obtain anti-ESP devices, since our nation produces very little of them.

Our history starts on Earth, when the Great Upheaval launched hundreds of millions of refugees into space. One of them, Dovan Aybeem, managed to create our nation in the beginning of Humanity's 23rd Century, where the State has all the power. Currently our nation has 1200 years of existence. In time, you will be aware how the Centrality works, but for now, know this: the Galaxy is an uncertain place.

With frankness,

Tagdef Borlon, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Centrality
Ravin Nostrum, Foreign Secretary of the Centrality
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Re: SDNW4 Diplomatic Communications Thread

Postby doom3607 » 2011-03-07 06:39pm

Force Lord wrote:
From: Tagdef Borlon, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Centrality, and Ravin Nostrum, Foreign Secretary of the Centrality
To: The Locrian Collective

To whom it may concern,

Welcome to the interstellar community. The Centrality greets you and hopes you are well. While we are saddened that you are unable to send ambassadors of your own we hope that our ambassadors make up for it. They shall arrive at your homeworld in a few days, once we choose which will go.

We are also interested in engaging in trade. Once our ambassadors arrive at your homeworld, they will be empowered to ensure the signing of a trade treaty. Perhaps Nostrum or myself will go, in order to confirm our commitment to trade.

Your interest about ESP is understandable. ESP, to quote the ESP Information Handbook, "stands for "Extra-Sensory Perception" or "Extra-Sensory Potential. The basic requirement for ESP is for someone to be capable of performing extraordinary feats without the aid of artificial enhancement but simply with the power of their minds. There are many variations of ESP in the known sentient population; specific races or genetic sequences can permit a range of capabilities including telepathy, telekinesis, electrokinesis, and pyrokinesis." We, however, cannot meet your desire to obtain anti-ESP devices, since our nation produces very little of them.

Our history starts on Earth, when the Great Upheaval launched hundreds of millions of refugees into space. One of them, Dovan Aybeem, managed to create our nation in the beginning of Humanity's 23rd Century, where the State has all the power. Currently our nation has 1200 years of existence. In time, you will be aware how the Centrality works, but for now, know this: the Galaxy is an uncertain place.

With frankness,

Tagdef Borlon, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Centrality
Ravin Nostrum, Foreign Secretary of the Centrality


From: The Locrian Collective
To: Tagdef Borlon, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Centrality, and Ravin Nostrum, Foreign Secretary of the Centrality


Thank you for agreeing to send an amassador. We will be willing to grant you a reasonable amount of land for an embassy, is (6.187927354*10^37)^2 of the smallest possible units of measurement (OOC: They're Planck lengths, for those who aren't in to quantum physics, and the offer is for a square kilometer. They're using Planck lengths because that's the one unit of measure they can guarantee any star-faring race would know.) sufficient? We will also be willing to construct the embassy for you, and have it ready for your ambassador when he arrives, if you are willing to send the plans.

We regret that we cannot purchase anti-ESP devices from you, would you mind pointing us in the direction of people who we could buy such devices from?

As to our inability to send ambassadors... it is not so much "inability" as "doubt you would like the necessities of sending them". To get a truly representative and sentient ambassador, we would need to send hundreds of thousands of drones at the very least. We very much doubt many star nations would enjoy having half that many troops in their empires, and as such, we consider it unwise to send embassies.

Farewell, in peace. We hope we can establish trading relations soon.

-Locri

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Re: SDNW4 Diplomatic Communications Thread

Postby Force Lord » 2011-03-08 07:24am

doom3607 wrote:From: The Locrian Collective
To: Tagdef Borlon, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Centrality, and Ravin Nostrum, Foreign Secretary of the Centrality


Thank you for agreeing to send an amassador. We will be willing to grant you a reasonable amount of land for an embassy, is (6.187927354*10^37)^2 of the smallest possible units of measurement (OOC: They're Planck lengths, for those who aren't in to quantum physics, and the offer is for a square kilometer. They're using Planck lengths because that's the one unit of measure they can guarantee any star-faring race would know.) sufficient? We will also be willing to construct the embassy for you, and have it ready for your ambassador when he arrives, if you are willing to send the plans.

We regret that we cannot purchase anti-ESP devices from you, would you mind pointing us in the direction of people who we could buy such devices from?

As to our inability to send ambassadors... it is not so much "inability" as "doubt you would like the necessities of sending them". To get a truly representative and sentient ambassador, we would need to send hundreds of thousands of drones at the very least. We very much doubt many star nations would enjoy having half that many troops in their empires, and as such, we consider it unwise to send embassies.

Farewell, in peace. We hope we can establish trading relations soon.

-Locri


From: Tagdef Borlon, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Centrality, and Ravin Nostrum, Foreign Secretary of the Centrality
To: The Locrian Collective

We thank your initiative in building the embassy for us. We already have the schematics ready. They are included in this message.

[Plans for the embassy]

As for anti-ESPer devices, we recommend contacting the following entities. Note that this is our opinion only:

-Bragulan Star Empire (least recommended on this list, for political reasons)
-United Solarian Sovereignty
-Shinra Republic
-United Kingdom of New Anglia
-Chamarran Hierachy
-Nova Atlantean Commonwealth of Worlds
-Sultanate of Klavostan
-Technocracy of Umeria (most recommended on this list)
-Federated Ascendancy
-Altacar Empire (OCC: This nation hasn't been active for some time.)

There are more, of course, but some nations are a tad bit...xenophobic. We advise caution when dealing with such states.

Your reasons for not sending ambassadors are noted. Indeed, we cannot imagine how to house all of those drones you say are necessary!

We also hope trading relations are established soon. Farewell.

Sincerely,

Tagdef Borlon, Secretary of Foreign Affairs of the Centrality
Ravin Nostrum, Foreign Secretary of the Centrality
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Re: SDNW4 Diplomatic Communications Thread

Postby Master_Baerne » 2011-03-08 08:55am

FROM: Hive Queen Skrit Skrit Skree, Her Ascendant Ladyship's Minister for Insectoid Affairs
TO: The Locrian Collective


Greetings, civilizations of the galaxy!
You know us as Locrians. When you first found us, we were asleep. This, obviously, is no longer the case. Recently, our monitors have detected enough communication to justify us waking up. Thus, here we are.

Since we haven't had relations with any of you, well, ever, we'd like to take this opportunity to start them. Due to difficulties inherent in our nature, we cannot send you embassies, so we would like to request you send yours to the following coordinates, which are the location of our homeworld. Your ambassadors may, of course, use our warp gate to reach the system.

We would also like to establish free trade with anyone who is willing. We have also noticed this thing you call "ESP". This is new to us, we've never seen it before. We would like to acquire copies of your data on the phenomenon, and would also like to purchase enough devices that shield against it to completely shield twenty planets and twenty fleets.

Likewise, we would like to learn about all your civilization's space-age history. While the ancient drones we sent out were monitoring your worlds for a long, long time, they were programmed to self-destruct by flying into the system primary upon the inhabitant's first crewed interplanetary flight, because that is when the odds of detection become unacceptably high. Thus, we know a good deal about all your pasts, but not much about you now.

That's all for now. Farewell, in peace, and please rebroadcast this message so anyone who was out of range or missed it can hear it.

-Locri


On behalf of the Lady Ascendant and her subjects, welcome back to the galactic stage. It would be our pleasure to send an embassy, which can consist of Formics* if the Collective would consider it more comfortable - it is a cornerstone of our foreign policy to not offer offense when unnecessary. We would certainly appreciate a free trade agreement; the details can be worked out when our ambassador arrives.

Regarding the ESP phenomena, we recommend that you contact the Altacar Empire. That nation is the producer of one of the most prolific forms of ESP-jammer technology, and are our close allies - we would be happ to encourage them to share their understanding of ESP with the Collective.

On to more abstract matters. The Federated Ascendancy (French: Ascendance Fédérée) is a constitutional monarchy** established by French separatists and leading Formic hive queens in 3201 (roughly 200 orbits of the human homeworld ago; three lifetimes). We are currently ruled by Her Ascendant Ladyship Sikala II ir-Virtu, and governed by a collection of ministers and aristocrats. More information will be provided by our ambassador.

With Hope for the Future,
Skrit Skrit Skree, Hive Queen and Minister for Insectoid Affairs

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Re: SDNW4 Diplomatic Communications Thread

Postby Siege » 2011-03-08 10:00am

[swept-to-tightbeam, hypercast on diplomatic frequencies, received @ i2.571.99.3400+]
(Signal sequence #i273L2/8316, relay:)

TO: The Locrian Collective

To whom it may concern,

Welcome to the waking galaxy. I trust your nap was uneventful.

We are the United Solarian Sovereignty. To avoid potential future calamities you find appended to this message a rundown of the areas of space claimed as our sovereign territory.

An ambassadorial unit will be dispatched to the coordinates you have provided in order to expedite further diplomatic contact.

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Re: SDNW4 Diplomatic Communications Thread

Postby Dark Hellion » 2011-03-09 12:06am

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Tightbeam Hypercomm: Encryption code Galstan Indigo 15

To: Locrian Collective
From: The Ambassador (Emissaries of the XylyX)

Nice to see your slumber has ended. We are glad that it was self-imposed, as there were far probability calculator concerns that your species was imprisoned for outer context reasons. But your message reassures us that you are either friendly or intelligent enough to mask your own motives and thus capable of mutually beneficial interactions. Either means we can great you with openness as opposed to our less diplomatic approach to belligerent species.

First, we must apologize for the destruction of your probe 8.94x10^54 base time units ago. We had concerns about its intentions and thus worked to sabotage it in secret. We are now quite regretful of our action but hope you will accept our apologies and other forthcoming restitution.

While we have much to discuss we generally wish to do such in a more private venue. You will no doubt have received the more generic version of our message but we like to keep many of the details within a smaller loop of communication. As such we will be happy to take up your offer for embassy space. I will personally attend as Ambassador to your faction. Do not worry about construction of any habitat, we can live without such things and prefer to provide our own security apparatus (although we must ask what your opinion on mines and N3BC weaponry is). We would also be willing to host your own ambassadors but we think that the nature of our living environment would make that impossible. There are few other worlds that can cause biological organisms to simultaneously freeze and spontaneously combust.

We have much else to discuss but that can await a later day. Until then, welcome to galactic civilization and good luck.
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Re: SDNW4 Diplomatic Communications Thread

Postby Darkevilme » 2011-03-12 08:08pm

To: The Locri Collective.
From: Chamarran Hierarchy.

Greetings Collective.

We are the Chamarran Hierarchy, the prime bastion of our kind in a human dominated galaxy and we bid you welcome to the galactic stage. We will send an ambassador in our own time to establish possible diplomatic relations and look forward to peaceful dealings with you in future.

Regarding our history it dates back 358 years only and will thus not appear in the records of your probes nor will the territories claimed by our nation (see attached file 1A) due to the absence of advanced xenofauna presence found in their paleohistory.

With hopes of future good relations,
Tia Kithandra, mistress of foreign affairs.
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Re: SDNW4 Diplomatic Communications Thread

Postby MKSheppard » 2011-03-12 11:41pm

doom3607 wrote:We would also like to establish free trade with anyone who is willing. We have also noticed this thing you call "ESP". This is new to us, we've never seen it before. We would like to acquire copies of your data on the phenomenon, and would also like to purchase enough devices that shield against it to completely shield twenty planets and twenty fleets.


Dear sir(s). We hope the catalogue we have sent you of the various Blitzschlag Field Generators that Shepistani corporations offer should pique your interest enough for a purchase of how many devices you may need under the anti-ESP subsidy program that Shepistan offers to make the universe a safe place for your own paranoid neurosises and psychotic breaks at little to no cost to yourself.
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Re: SDNW4 Diplomatic Communications Thread

Postby Shroom Man 777 » 2011-03-13 06:14am

BRAGULAN RESPONSE TO THE LOCRI COLLECTIVE
From the People's Department of Limited Foreign Interaction and Human Affairs


On behalf of all Bragule, the Imperator Darvyl Sagatantron Byzon welcomes the sufficiently fossilized geriatric entomological nation-species of the Locri Collective to the galactic community, and offers tidings of peace to such a greatly decrepit civilization such as yours.

It is most pleasing to the Imperator, and thus pleasing to all Bragulanity, that another non-human species enters the universal stage - adding yet more multi-cultural multi-speciestic diversity to the unfortunately few non-human nations already present, to counteract the terrible tide of sinister simian saturation perpetuated by the endless slavering hordes of humanity.

As such, Bragule will send to the Locri diplomatic representatives, well-versed and experienced in interacting with collective hive-mind insectoids, to ferment brotherly internationalistic Byzonizing between our great peoples.

As a gift of unbadwill, they shall bear with them PKE (psychokinetic energy) detectors slaved to passive-aggressive and aggressive-aggressive anti-psyker mechanisms, as requested by your good nation, to no doubt defend yourselves against the vile deprivations of the humongous human hun hegemonies and their evil espers.
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Re: SDNW4 Diplomatic Communications Thread

Postby Zor » 2011-03-13 07:41am

From:The Rt. Hon Jun Smith: Prime Minister of the Nova Atlantean Commonwealth of Worlds
To: The Locri Collective


On behalf of the Commonwealth, I great your state and its emergence onto the galactic scene. The Commonwealth looks forward to peaceful interactions (in praticular trade) in the comming years. We shall dispatch a diplomatic envoy to your space as soon as possible.

On the note of Trade, we shall organize a technical demonstration of our Psi-Jammer technology in its various incarnations that our firms have concocted, from broad area effect generators to flash pulse systems.
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Re: SDNW4 Diplomatic Communications Thread

Postby Fingolfin_Noldor » 2011-03-13 11:34pm

doom3607 wrote:OOC: This message was sent back when I made the story post, if anyone is unclear.

FROM: The Locrian Collective
TO: Whoever hears this.


Greetings, civilizations of the galaxy! You know us as Locrians. When you first found us, we were asleep. This, obviously, is no longer the case. Recently, our monitors have detected enough communication to justify us waking up. Thus, here we are.

Since we haven't had relations with any of you, well, ever, we'd like to take this opportunity to start them. Due to difficulties inherent in our nature, we cannot send you embassies, so we would like to request you send yours to the following coordinates, which are the location of our homeworld. Your ambassadors may, of course, use our warp gate to reach the system.

We would also like to establish free trade with anyone who is willing. We have also noticed this thing you call "ESP". This is new to us, we've never seen it before. We would like to acquire copies of your data on the phenomenon, and would also like to purchase enough devices that shield against it to completely shield twenty planets and twenty fleets.

Likewise, we would like to learn about all your civilization's space-age history. While the ancient drones we sent out were monitoring your worlds for a long, long time, they were programmed to self-destruct by flying into the system primary upon the inhabitant's first crewed interplanetary flight, because that is when the odds of detection become unacceptably high. Thus, we know a good deal about all your pasts, but not much about you now.

That's all for now. Farewell, in peace, and please rebroadcast this message so anyone who was out of range or missed it can hear it.

-Locri

Dear Xeno,

In the name of the God Emperor, I bid you welome to the galaxy after a long slumber of unimaginable length. You should be feeling extremely well and alert now, after such a long and unimaginably luxurious slumber. However, much as you should be ecstatic at finally finding the will to arise from your extremely comfortable bed and reborn into the new world, would you do us humans all a favour by learning to be silent as a dead fly and returning back to hiberation?

Your pathetic existence is an affront to the Human race, and at best a mere speed bump to our eventual ascendence to the dominant race of the galaxy. You should do us all a favour and save us the need to spill worthless blood by indulging in the time honored tradition of suicide. We will even throw in a feast to remember your glorious sacrifice.

Otherwise, we would have to contemplate planning a Crusade against you in a few centuries time, when we finally are done cleansing the Korpulu Sector of its native xenos.

Regards,
Inquisitor Diomedes Luigi.
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