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The Katar Sector Alliance is a multinational organization founded on December 31, 2792 to unify the powers of the Katar Sector against the Drakodominatus Tyranny. It served to bring together the militaries of the Katarians into a single chain of command headed by the alliance's Commander-in-chief.
In 2791, after the events of The Great Deciever, the Drakodomiantus Tyranny had acquired a strong foothold in the Katar Sector. With the Drodo weakened and unable to oppose it, it quickly swept through the Bova, Velund, Horpel, and Catharas subsectors, conquered, and enslaved its inhabitants without difficulty. It then attempted to invade and subjugate Drodo Empire and Sindar Dominion, both of which were hard pressed to safeguard their borders.
Concurrently, the Tyranny swept like wildfire across the galaxies, gaining territories in the Andromeda, Cyrannus, Borealis Galaxies, among others. It stomped out and enslaved many civilizations too weak to resist their new Mark 2 expansion fleets. However, the main Dominatus AI malfunctioned following an encounter with the Delpha Coalition of Planets, leading to a cascading failure of all of Tyranny's slave control chips.
When all of the species the Tyranny had subjugated rose up against them simultaneously, the Tyranny fell apart. While the disparate Mark 2 fleets attempted to put the pieces back together in 2792, the many powers took advantage of the situation to repel the Dominatus from their borders and to take the fight to them. The Drodo's combat armies dashed into Tyranny territory, aiding former slaves to rid themselves of their former oppressors. They only managed to get so far, however, before they met the Tyranny's reconquest moving in the opposite direction. A battle line was established, one that would not move for a matter of months. While the Drodo did lose a good amount of their territorial gains during this period, it is still considered a stalemate.
In late 2792, the United Free Peoples Coalition, a union of freed Tyranny slaves of Andromeda, entered the Katar Sector through a Domintatus-built wormhole and established a beachhead in the Horpel subsector. They were soon contacted by the Drodo, and a period of military cooperation ensued. The Drodo sent over the young Rikard Suskian to serve as ambassador to the Coaltion's leader, Gustavus Ikeben.
During his stay aboard the PLN Aegis, Ikeben frequently conferred with Suskian, inquiring as to the diplomatic state of affairs in the Katar Sector. At one point, Ikeben broached upon the topic of a possible alliance, something the Drodo government had been hoping for for a while now. Except Ikeben's ambition made him look beyond a simple military alliance between the Drodo and the FPC; he proposed to unite the powers of the Katar Sector under a single banner to attempt to expel the Tyranny and restore a semblance of normalcy. It is said that Suskian took this proposal so much to heart that he eagerly convinced the leader to immediately draft up what would later become the Alliance's founding documents before even consulting with his government.
After much long-distance debate, leaders and representatives of the Drodo Empire, United Federation of Species, Sindar Dominion, Aeoneonatrix Empire, Scientific Combine of Nakeimato, and Miperiors Empire met aboard the FPC carrier PLN Aegis to iron out the details of the treaty on December 20, 2792.
Tasan Crisis Edit
Main article: Tasan Crisis
Before any formal agreement could be reached, however, marines from a rebel sect within the FPC who came to be known as the Tasan Mutineers burst into the room and opened fire. Though they were soon stopped by marines loyal to the FPC, President Moeg of the Aeoneonatrix Empire lay dead on the floor and many other representatives, including Ikeben, were wounded.
Simultaneously, ships within the PLAEF loyal to the Tasan Mutineers attacked, sowing utter chaos and forcing the main FPC fleet to disperse. The Tasan Mutineers were really puppets of the Tyranny, fed lies and half-truths about Ikeben's supposedly wicked regime, and convinced into rising up against him. Through the use of spies, they commanded the revolt from within and moved to shut down the Charal-Katar Wormhole through which the FPC had come.
While the revolt was happening, circumstances were arranged in such a manner that the Katarians believed that the Aegis had been destroyed during the revolt and that all of their leaders and representatives died along with it. While they were still reeling from their loss, the Tyranny launched a massive offensive on the Drodo Empire and commanded its allies in Delcath to launch attacks of their own against KSA-aligned nations there.
The Mardor complied, initiating the Battle for the Aeoneonatrix Empire, which ended in an appalling defeat for them on January 2, thanks to a timely intervention by the United Federation of Species. Meanwhile, the Grand Tarkan Empire moved on the Miperiors.
Governing Body Edit
Security Council Edit
At the helm of the KSA is the Security Council, a body of representatives from its member nations that meet monthly to discuss and vote on issues. If an issue must be decided right away, an emergency session and vote can be called. Each member nation possesses a single vote, while founders hold two. Nations that hold protectorate status do not sit on the council, but can observe and testify.
Sessions begin with a listing of the different issues––submitted to the council by any member nation beforehand––that need to be examined, generally accompanied by a report from the Commander-in-chief on the status of the alliance's efforts. The issues are then presented by the representatives that submitted them. Sometimes a solution is immediately proposed by the representative, and other times it is asked of the council. In either case period of debate ensues, where representatives argue different points and the necessary courses of action. Throughout the entire process, external witnesses and testimonies can be called in to speak. After the allotted time has passed, the representatives must vote on courses of action proposed during the debate. If a settlement was reached before the time elapsed, the council can move to vote early. If eighty per-cent of the delegates vote yes on this motion, the council proceeds to voting. After the votes have been tallied up, the resolution with the most votes wins.
As defined within the KSA's founding papers, the Security Council cannot infringe on a nation's sovereignty, unless it is a protectorate under direct control of the KSA, where special rules apply.
Military Leadership Edit
There is no mechanism currently in place that forces the KSA's member nations to contribute military personel or supplies to the alliance's combined forces. As such, the KSA navy, overseen by the Commander-in-chief, is a body composed solely of troops voluntarily donated by member nations.
The Commander-in-chief is chosen by vote of the Security Council. Whomever occupies that position is responsible for the entirety of the Katarian allied armed forces. Any of the Commander-in-chief's decisions can be called into question by the Security Council, which means that he is still subordinate to them, even after having been chosen.
Under the Commander-in-chief are the Commanders, responsible for different "fronts." The definition of front is vague in the KSA's founding documents, which means that the Commander-in-chief can adjust a Commander's jurisdiction depending on the situation. Commanders are nominated by the Commander-in-chief, and submitted to the Security Council for approval. If the nominations are accepted, then the Commanders are immediately commissioned. If it is rejected, the Security Council reserves the right to change the nominees or start anew until they can finally agree. Eighty per-cent of the Katarian nations must agree with the Commander nominations before things can proceed.
Tyranny War (2793-2794) Edit
The first Katarian leadership was headed by Gustavus Ikeben, of the United Free Peoples Coalition. There were four fronts: The Delcath front, led by Lich'Twik of the Scientific Combine of Nakeimato, the High and Low Drodo fronts, led by Cesterity Isodorn and Viran Ereia respectively of the Drodo Empire, and the Coalition front, led by Obocar Felomen of the United Free Peoples Coalition.
- Gustavus Ikeben
The alliance divides its constituents into categories: founders, members, protectorates, and mandates.
There are two founders, as defined by the treaty: The United Free Peoples Coalition and the Drodo Empire. It does not specify how founder status is achieved or why it is in place, but it affirms that the founders have two votes instead of the standards one in the Security Council. It is assumed that founder status was an attempt by the Drodo and the FPC to garner more political power for themselves.
Furthermore, these two nations are named as mediators in times of internal conflict and can be called upon to act as such. They are also expected to protect the alliance's weaker members in times of war.
Every new nation that joins the alliance is by default considered a member. With a single vote in the Security Council, they have less political power by themselves but constitute by far the majority of the alliance. They are sovereign states in law with their own internal policies and foreign interest, though they are still obligated to abide by the alliance's foreign policy as decided by the Security Council.
Protectorates are nations that have either risen from mandate status or have been denied access to the alliance and subsequently applied for protectorate status. They do not sit on the Security Council but have the right to listen in and testify on issues. In law, they govern themselves internally, though their military* and foreign policy are under direct control of the Security Council. A protectorate may apply for full membership at any time, and will ascend if it garners enough votes.
- *De jure, this is true. Unlike members, they are obligated to subordinate themselves to the Commander-in-chief. In practice, this is only relevant in a time of war or conflict.
Mandates are territories that belong directly to the Katar Sector Alliance as a political entity, obtained through conquests and the signing of treaties. Since the alliance does not have its own military to occupy territory or enforce its laws, the territories are lent to its constituent nations in the form of mandates. These are governed and occupied directly by their occupying nations under supervision of the Security Council.
In law, a KSA mandate is a territory of the Katar Sector Alliance, a protectorate of the nation that occupies it, and an ally to the KSA's constituent nations.
The KSA International Headquarters is located on the Drodoian Capital of Coron 4. It is a large building, completed in February of 2793, that houses embassies from many of the KSA's member states. It also hosts the Security Council, though much of the deliberations are done digitally.
- United Free Peoples Coalition
- Farengeto Republic
- French Andromedan Colonies
- New Cyrannian Republic
- Brood of War
- The Divinarium
- Fordan Empire
- Andromedan Galactic Commonwealth