RP: SFS Polysentience - Discussion of Nepleslian and Free Spacer Armed Forces

Sigma

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Their Role in Our Society and the Results Of Them

Started by: Savant Hammersmith 021A-BV87

I start this discussion with some background for all newcomers.

We are a race of pacifists. War is not our forte or desire. Yet War is the way of Life in this galaxy. We need to only look at a mirror to see that our tradition of pacifism has been corrupted.

In a moment of weakness and vulnerability, we sought aid from the Mishhu. Rightly or wrongly, our people were slaughtered by a race equally genocidal and we are reduced to a ghost of our former glory. Thousands of us are scattered throughout the galaxy. We are as directionless as the Blue Nebula where so many of us seek shelter.

Piracy has been on the rise around Port Hope and Null & Void. Nepleslia's promise to safeguard us has proven true. Their mighty fleets traverse our homes and safeguard our people. Yet War looms ever closer. We are not the only responsibility for Nepleslia and what shall happen when a time comes that they cannot spare the fleets to protect us? What will happen when we are once again protected by words and not fleets?

Dare we rely upon the Wired Rovers? The IWL? Dare we associate ourselves with our splintered kin who have earned the ire of the genocidal cats and risk a repetition of the Genocide?

The Art of Never Again says No. The Art of Never Again tells us to defend and fight. The Cult of War tells us that we must forge our own sword and gun, to stand up for ourselves without relying on the mighty Nepleslia. Yet our tradition of pacifism says that we are safest when we do not interfere with others' conflicts.

That is the mire into which we find ourselves.

I say - Let this experiment of armed Freespacers happen. We are not children who must be protected. We have the ability to defend ourselves and I say that if another Genocide were to occur, the only question was why we allowed it to happen.

Brothers and Sisters, we may not seek conflict. But War and Conflict will find their own way to us and the only ones who will suffer if we are unprepared are ourselves. I urge all of you to lay aside your doubts for a moment and observe what our allies, the Nepleslians, and our brave kinsmen who serve beside them do. Let the experiment happen and let us see the results before we cast judgment.

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Reply by: Free Techie [email protected]

This experiment itself is a betrayal of our principle of pacifism! We are not a threat to anyone! By arming ourselves, we become the threat we seek to avoid becoming! What matters to Yamatai is who has guns! Anyone armed is a threat to them.

We must not become another armed camp in a galaxy of armed camps!

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Reply by: Prince Hassan

Our goals are the same. Our methods differ. I and my companions seek the destruction of Yamatai, to take the fight to their homes, to make them suffer as our people have done so. The Cult of War seeks a mere defense force to safeguard those who reside within our people's space. The Wired Rovers and the IWL will not associate itself with those efforts but we will watch it with great interest.

I promise our people this: another Genocide will never happen. Yamatai will burn before that happens.
 

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Reply By: *~DiHiPha~*

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But why jeopardize my life?
I have pets!
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Yoshi

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Reply By: Crash Mckills (Spacecase: 359Alpha42Omaga)

Coming from a Hammersmilth.. sure this makes sense. Going to war equals money coming into your shops for warship and weapons.

Oh yeah us building up a military will keep those blood thirsty from coming after us... AGAIN.

I lot too much in the last genocide to back any plan that would make us into nothing but a target. Once we start pounding or plow shards in to swords, the Yamatians would march in claiming we are exactly what they think we are.

Will we let this happen again... By making choices that will lead to the same out come?

Will we become everything we despise?

We are pacifists and should pride ourselfs with finding options and choices that will keep us as such, while protecting what is ours.
 

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Sigma

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Reply by: Savant Hammersmith 021A-BV87

A freighter carrying food and spare fusion plant parts was hijacked at the edge of Port Hope's gravity well last week. It was crewed by six of our kin. After taking what they wanted, the pirates opened the ship to the great void. The Nepleslian warship that responded could only save two of them at the cost of letting the pirates escape.

What do you suggest we do when we are murdered? When we are targeted because of our innocence and weakness? Nepleslia uses armed freighters while we continue to use unarmed ones. Their rates of capture by pirates are drastically lower than ours.

Are your principles more important than the lives of those around you that you would allow others to die so you can live with yourself?

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Reply by: Warmonger Case 2399AC4

Yamatai may or may not see this effort as a threat but they are powerless to do anything about it. They are bound by their treaty with the Nepleslians. To touch us would mean war with the rest of their treaty's signatories as well as their on-going vendetta with the Renegade's forces. A war on three fronts, all to stop us from protecting ourselves.

They would have to be idiots of the highest degree to consider any action against us.

The Cult of War's plan is to learn to protect ourselves and to learn those skills from our current protectors. Knowledge is power. Choosing how to wield it requires wisdom. But to wield it, we must possess it. At current, we do not.

To accept the status quo in any regard is to accept stagnation.

We defended ourselves at the Great Lighthouse and showed the Empire that we cannot simply be bullied or threatened by force. We must be able to defend ourselves again, without total reliance on Nepleslia.
 

Yoshi

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Reply By: Crash Mckills (Spacecase: 359Alpha42Omaga)

Really? Really? the ship I live in/on was attacked the other day by spiderdrone thingies... and not long before that two shipjackers... I fought, and won.... Gee Wiz... Where was my army... Or my war ships.... I KILLED NO ONE! And yet the ship survived, under our control, and minus the fleshies aboard getting a broken leg and a few scratches... They're fine.... HMMMMMM! Maybe if we all just learn how to take care of ourselfs other then trying to be like the rest of the Warmongering empires around, we'll be left alone.

Sure we might want the HIRE some of the fools who like war and crap like it, to be security on our cargo/passenger ships. But I refuse to believe we would lower our selfs to be like the ones who TRIED TO WIPE US OUT!

I can't believe you would give up something so deeply ingrained into our culture just so you can feel safe... I'm out on the fringe and still I thrive... What is your excuse...
 

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I am living on Ushobrakflug, where life is very hard. A Yamataian company controls every aspect of our lives and makes it very difficult to leave. We have formed a resistance but it has resulted in even greater hardship. This is the first attempt we have successfully made to communicate outside! Help us!
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