Riots on Thripto; "integrating these primitives was a bad idea" official admits

 Image: Dr. Ernst Uulwe, leader of the Neq’li Empire’s supremacist faction, apparently regrets policies like the primitive integration campaign that is the cause of the conflicts on Thripto.

Image: Dr. Ernst Uulwe, leader of the Neq’li Empire’s supremacist faction, apparently regrets policies like the primitive integration campaign that is the cause of the conflicts on Thripto.

Thripto, Rolon System, Neg'Li Empire

Violent riots continue on Thripto this afternoon after the planet's Director of Primitive Relations, Dr. Ernst Uulwe, stated in a recently-released recording that "integrating these primitives was a bad idea."

Thripto, a temperate moon of Rolon IV and recent colony of the Neq'li Empire, has been the native home of an Iron Age avian species known as the Sparn. Despite significant inter-imperial opposition, the Neq'li made contact with the Sparn some five years ago upon the settlement of Thripto.

Neq'li-Sparn relations had been tentatively classified as neutral by analysts, but the local government on Thripto shocked the galactic community a second time several months ago when forced integration of the Sparn into Neq'li society began. The subsequent months have been characterized by near-constant violence and almost complete collapse of the manufacturing output of Thripto.

Some progress had been made by the Neq'li to meet the demands of the Sparni Tribal Council, but the discovery of such disparaging remarks by Dr. Uulwe has been met with renewed violence.

A ranking member of the Sparni Tribal Council, who insisted on remaining anonymous, had the following to say:

"The insults that our Neq'li oppressors lay upon our wings only strengthen our resistance. Soon, all in the galaxy will know the might of the Sparn!"

The interview was cut short when the Sparni leader began squawking uncontrollably and closed the remote video link.

> More accurate reporting from Erik Akselsen could not be possible.