SURVIVORS OF A GOVERNMENT-SANCTIONED HOLOCAUST, REMNANT OF A COLONY LONG FORGOTTEN, A FLEET SEEKING A NEW BEGINNING
Lorell was a young, but proud frontier colony founded at the height of the Messer Era. Though small and remote, its extensive network of mines and its many ordnance factories commanded the respect and cooperation of a number of neighboring systems, giving it considerable pull throughout the surrounding sector and to a lesser degree, the galactic community as a whole. Though Lorelli munitions accounted for just a small percentage of those used by the UEEN during the Second Tevarin War, it was nevertheless considered an important military asset and access in and out of the Lorelli system was tightly controlled throughout the war.
After the war, Lorell faced a sharp economic decline and, feeling as though they had been used and discarded, was among the first worlds to secretly pledge support to anti-Messer elements within the United Empire of Earth. Lorell’s mines and refineries were expanded despite gross losses and its factories churned out munitions by the thousands, signaling its intentions. Small, neighboring colonies began their own preparations, some of them armed with Lorelli weaponry.
The Messer response was swift and merciless, targeting the heart of the fledgling resistance, Lorell itself. The Lorelli fleet, little more than a band of armed merchant vessels and planetary security craft, could not compete with a massive force that had gained its veterancy in two bloody wars with the Tevarin. Within a single Earth day, Lorell fell, its settlements and factories reduced to cinder and ash. The Lorell Alliance, as it had so recently come to be called, crumbled, even the most loyal of Lorell’s allies falling back into line. Purged from the annals of history, the remote colony, its valuable contributions during the Second Tevarin War, and its failed attempt at resisting an oppressive regime, was soon forgotten.
The heavy bombardment of their homeworld resulted in a disaster of cataclysmic proportions. Lorell itself, having been subject to extensive mining for well over a century, cracked and then shattered under the intense pressure, destroying much of the orbiting fleet and sending its two moons spiraling out of orbit. Despite the carnage, three disparate groups of transports and freighters packed full with Lorelli survivors managed to escape the system following the resulting destablization of Lorell’s lone jump point.
Pursued through the collapsing jump point by the remnants of the decimated UEE task force, the last vestiges of Lorelli civilization were scattered among the far reaches of the known galaxy, never to be reunited again for over three centuries. However, running through the veins of their descendants is a relentless spirit and an undying will to not only survive, but thrive. Their hope to once again unite and reestablish a colony beyond the UEE’s reach shines as brightly as the stars themselves.
One day, they will have a home again. A nation of conscience. A place where every man and woman, be they descendants of the original Lorelli survivors or the downtrodden and discontent Citizens of the United Empire of Earth, is a lord of his or her hearth and the only true master of his or her fate. A nation where no voice goes unheard. A nation where justice prevails and freedom reigns.
A new Republic of Lorell.
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