!!cAsGzl185mF 02/14/12(Tue)19:55 No.17951547|
>FIELD TOO LONG
"Do people still talk about the Faction Wars? The Kavarians take a lot of flak for their role in the wars. Their war of independence from the Dominion that sparked off the arms races. It wasnt just them though, everyone had a part in it. The Houses were a mess, the Terran Alliance was on the brink of becoming a superpower and the Rovinar meddled trying to prevent another war that might leave them the worse off.
The road to the Faction wars was paved in good intentions. How were the Rovinar supposed to know the terms of peace would rip apart both the Human and Dro'all empires? Too Naive to know better is what they were. The Dominion just handled their own civil war better than the Terrans did, we have experience in these things after all. Theirs spilled over, dragged everyone in. Once we were all too preocupied only then did the Kavarians try to break away. By then the Dominion had copied nearly every piece of advanced technology the Terrans had. Then the Kavarians stole it from us AND the Ruling House's cloning technology. Oh that was a mess.
There was one thing the Kavarians borrowed from the Terrans the Houses did not though; Super heavy Cruisers. The Terrans had already abandoned the concept. The ships were too huge, too wasteful to build, but the Kavarians are masters of mass production.
The First Faction war was everyone against the Kavarians and they lost. In the second the Dominion stayed out of it. For eight bloody months Terran and Rovinar space ceased to exist. But! The Terrans created their greatest weapons only after their civil war had ended, when they lacked shipyards and manpower to keep up in any other way. They armed the distant Republic with these weapons and the Kavarians fell. Together the Factions saw to it they would never stand on their own again."