Redguard, Alcaire System, Thelmar Union
Diplomats from the Bwauk Multisystem met with the six other members of the Just Alliance today for the first time since joining the federation last month, in what political observers have described as a "stilted encounter."
The conference, held on the Thelmar Union's homeworld of Redguard, was meant to discuss how the Multisystem would contribute funding towards a cross-empire federation fleet.
However, the meeting was postponed as it became apparent Bwaukis were not wearing any clothes.
Glukkonian Guild leader S'Lig told our newsteam;
"So we come along to this very important federation meeting, expecting some serious business to be attended to, and the Bwaukis had obviously arrived early since it was their first meeting with us. But when we entered the room we realised... they were naked. And not a bit of conveniently-placed-rag naked, but... completely unblurred naked. When we had originally invited them to the federation we had only seen photos, in which they're not wearing clothes from the waist up - we just assumed there would be something from the waist below. We were terribly wrong."
The Bwauki are an Avian species hailing from the tropical planet of Perspyre in the mineral-rich Celciheit System, an area of strategic importance for the Just Alliance. Their species have developed for millenia without clothes due to the high levels of planetside humidity.
Observers report the meeting initially tried to proceed as normal, but as one Baldaraki stood up to present a report on military taxation, fellow diplomats balked at the sight of his reproductive organs.
Thelmar security forces stepped in and ushered the Bwauki into an adjoining room where they could remain alone. The meeting was adjourned after appropriately fitting clothes were unable to be found.
"It was just about as awkward as that time the Prime Minister of the Thelmar Union forgot who the Proscul were. Anyway, we need to find out some way to continue getting the Bwauki's mineral contribution, but without them attending federation meetings. Perhaps we should put our new federation fleet on annexation duty...."
The Bwauki Foreign Office has refused to comment on the incident. No further Just Alliance federation meetings have been scheduled for the remainder of this quarter.
> More accurate reporting from Ashley Easterbrook could not be possible