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Greg Jones
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When the Yssaril tribes learned that there were other alien tribes in the galaxy, we became afraid. We heard of some that were bent on galactic domination. We had no great space ships of war, or supplies of metals, and fuels. We are a peaceful tribe and love our green planet.

Fearful we could be wiped out in a single stroke, we set out in our few transport ships to people new worlds. On some, our landing parties met tragedy. On others, we found valuable goods to exchange for the resources our humble planet lacks. In between the planets we settled, we found inhabited planets. We extended the hand of friendship and asked them to join our federation to stand against the imperialist aggressors.

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The turtles hate us. They attacked us without provocation. They discovered unknown wormholes. The wormholes led to near our home planets. We don't know why they hate us. We saw them coming and we protected our home planets with the greatest fleet the Yssaril could muster. But we did not have enough ships to protect all our worlds. The cowardly turtles attacked the least defended places. But they only succeeded in invading the planets we not been able to colonize. Our warriors held them off from our new homes, but we mourned the loss of many of them.

We don't know why the turtles hate us. There were planets for the taking near their homeworld, but they ventured far and wasted much to terrorize us.

We destroyed their fleet, but they built a new one. We could blockade the wormhole with a small suicide fleet, but we saw an opportunity. We would let them come.

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And they did come. Why do they attack us? The Jol-Nar, left alone, discover three new technologies each galactic cycle. We fear they will become unstoppable, and will burn all the swamps of the galaxy with their fires of plasma, and pave over them with carbon and steel. But the turtles obsess over attacking us.

Once again the turtles sent a strong fleet, but they carried few warriors. Once again they could not defeat our warriors. We let them sweep across our space, and they landed on planets we did not have enough fighters to defend. We let them pass. But soon they were out warriors. Still, they terrorized us. They moved back toward their space, destroying what ships remained in our outlying territories.

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It was just what we wanted. They had left the wormhole planets unprotected. We had three simple goals this cycle. We had to colonize Torquan, where they specialize in propulsion technology. That was simple. It was unclaimed. They had blockaded the wormhole, but no matter. The second task was to break their blockade. Surprise was our advantage for the last task. We waited until everyone had moved. Then we sent a small fleet, only barely big enough to survive PDS fire, through the wormhole. We landed on an undefended planet on the other side. It also specialized in propulsion technology. Now we had achieved our secret goal of controlling four propulsion planets. We retired until the end of the cycle, when the Winnerans recognized our achievement.

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Victory was not certain. The Jol-Nar had taken Mecatol Rex and numerous ships were massing there. They had extensive propulsion technology. Their fleets could strike almost anywhere. We had little hope but to call upon the aid of the Bureaucrats.

We had hoped only to gain recognition for more of our achievements, such as developing technologies in all four categories. Instead, the Winnerans made an offer that surprised us. They gave us the option of declaring Imperium Rex. We had fulfilled our secret objective, and other objectives put forth by the Council. We felt confident a Yssaril would be chosen to lead the galaxy.

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The Yssaril were chosen. We lead the galaxy only reluctantly. We prefer when we can to be concerned with the passing of the tides and seasons of our home. We send a representative to the Imperial throne only to ensure that no other race will dominate the galaxy, and impose its will on the more humble races of the galaxy.
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This is actually a session report for TI3 with the Shattered Empire expansion. If anyone knows how to move it to the game forum for the expansion, please do so or tell me how.
 
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