Post by projectsunfire on Aug 10, 2008 16:31:29 GMT -5
Peace At Last?
Peace At Last?
It has been over three hundred years since the events surrounding the Mandalorian Wars, and the Jedi Civil War. Then, more than ever, the Galaxy, and the Republic governing it, were secure, though frail. This is mostly due to the fact that the Republic had, by this point, managed to subdue the two greatest threats facing it.
Fifty years prior to this date, the new leader of the Mandalorians launched one final assault on the Republic with the few clans he had gathered together. The attack was ill-planned, poorly executed, and was destined to fail. The inner-rim worlds chosen were easily defended and the Mandalorians expunged. To end the fighting once and for all, the Republic recognized the Mandalorian people as a nation, and wrote up a treaty, the Arasuum Treaty. Which, in an act that would earn him the name "The Betrayer", Mandalore signed it. This treaty stated that no world could be controlled by the Mandalorians and that no Mandalorian clan could number over a hundred. Thus, the Mandalorians were scattered, forced to live as Republic citizens, and were no longer any kind of power.
Long ago, over a hundred years to be certain, though none knew for sure the exact date, the last practitioner of the Sith, the last Darth, died. This severely weakened the sith religion, as there was no leader. And, though the terror of the Sith Lords had long been forgotten, the word "Sith" has taken on a new meaning.
A new Sith Empire, consisting of worlds and companies controlled by self-proclaimed "Sith Arisocrats", have chosen to leave the Republic and create a new empire in the expansion region of the outer rim. Where they could make their own laws. The Republic allowed them to continue their bid for power as the Sith Aristocrats had such great financial and political power, that their elimination would harm the Republic more than it would help it. The Republic thus considered the Sith a necessary evil.
However, all that is necessary for antagonism to succeed is that protaganists do nothing…
Whispers of Rebellion amongst the Mandalorians grew to a cry for vengence, and the Sith have attempted to annex worlds from the Republic. Those they could not buy, were taken by force…
The Republic grew afraid that there was no way to avoid yet another war.