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RP Session 3: Territory

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Doshii Jun

Perpetual player
Retired Staff
Yuumi stepped back into the conference room, heart heavier than it was at the end of the second session. Vishta was gone, off to soothe issues with her homeworld.

Yuumi had promised support for her and the government in the form of defensive materiel and had sent Vishta off in her personal yacht. The ship, Premier One, was among the fastest in the galaxy. Yuumi knew it would see Vishta safely home. It had been rude to interrupt the Abwehran and Iroma delegates to help Vishta, but she believed they understood.

The Gartagen princess' absence, however, left the conference short a medium-sized player, one who had as much topical interest, if not more, as anyone did:

Territory. And how to claim it.

Yuumi knew she had to be careful now that she lacked the Gartagens' representation. It was not the ally she wanted, though; she needed opposing viewpoints, ones she was not going to come up with on her own.

Either play it risky, Yuumi thought, or play it safe.

There was little middle ground. Yuumi could press ahead to have an agreement on how to claim territory and leave the Gartagens with whatever came of it, or she could ask that the conference be continued without touching that subject.

The third option — calling off the whole conference — also was available, but was drastic. Yuumi worried about being seen as too willing to protect her Gartagen allies instead of fostering an intergalactic community.

She sat down in her assigned seat anyway, and mulled her options as she waited for the others to return.
The first to return to the tables was actually the Abwehran Representative. After a nice chat with the Nepleslian Premier, Iris had returned to her ship to grab a bite to eat before coming back to the negotiating tables.

The Minister paused for a moment at the entrance before taking her original seat. Iris kept silent as she brought up her palm computer to check up on her notes.
It was at this point that Vishta entered the conference. She looked at Yuumi and nodded. Though alien, her movements were different. Her face seemed much harder then it had been before.

"I apologize Premier, I do not mean to surprise you. I will explain things after the proceedings."
"Of course, Princess," Yuumi said, visibly shocked. She transitioned, mostly smoothly, into the next topic of discussion.

Territory went quickly, as little could be set in stone with the threat of the NMX hanging over the conference. Yamatai and Lor remained at some odds, but were civil, with Nepleslia still withdrawn from it all and the Freespacers watching. The Iroma and Gartagens had little to offer — their expansions were their own.

Other, smaller items went quickly as well. Prisoners of war, despite Yuumi's limited protests, was skipped; no one wanted to talk about war with each other, even the Lorath. Other treaty ideas were promised to be taken back to respective lawmaking bodies, but no concrete proposals were affirmed.

The conference ended after the next day, and all officials returned to their homes.
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