Petty King Mitker, leader of the Proscul Dominion (formerly Kingdom), has expressed disappointment after trade discussions with former federation partners broke down yesterday.
The Prosculs, original founders of the now 6-empire strong Just Alliance, were forced to leave the federation last year when they were made a dominion of the neighbouring Vool Crusaders, a spiritual awakened empire.
Mitker had proposed the trade talks after discovering that the Just Alliance leadership were in the local cluster for a federation summit. However, it soon became apparent that any old friendships had dissolved in their time apart.
Mitker lamented to Xenonion News:
“They just, like, completely forgot about us already. It seems like only yesterday we were the best of friends, ready to take on the world and subjugate our enemies. [sniffles into tissue] … I guess they’ve moved on with their lives now.”
According to diplomats who attended the talks, the discussions were productive yet cold and formal, as if the sides had never previously met and had no existing trust. One particularly embarrassing moment came when the Prime Minister of the Thelmar Union told Mitker, “It’s nice to meet such an agreeable new species.” Official records show the Prime Minister had visited Proscul Prime on several occassions.
The Just Alliance’s distant attitude toward the Proscul has caught many on their homeworld by surprise, given their species were the original founders of the federation and were heavily involved in liberating neighbouring empires to be incorporated into the federation.
Interestingly, some of those members who were liberated by the Prosculs, such as the Glukkonian Guild, now have a negative opinion towards their former ally, citing differing ethos and extensive border region overlap.
Off the record, Glukkonian leader S’Lig told our newsteam;
“Just who are these upstart fanatic spiritualists? These religious nutcases have no place in the galactic community.”