“This "New Republic" expands into our territory further every day. We are the Rihanae Pact. And we say enough.”
- - Regent Wels
The Rihanae Pact is a military and loose political alliance formed by the Regellis Star Empire and the Jenassian Regency to oppose the growing power of the New Cyrannian Republic in regions ostensibly claimed by both powers to be under their sovereign control. Due to the isolationist policies of both empires, the alliance is anything but congenial with both members enjoying a foreign policy quite independent of the other. Nevertheless, fear of the New Republic's contamination of their culture and society has created a powerful empire of necessity aiming to rid the Republic of its growing influence in the unexplored regions of the Cyrandia Cluster. The conflict between the Rihanae Pact and the Republic is considered to be an ancillary conflict to the primary Imperial Civil War conflict in the New Cyrandia Wars.
The Regellis Star Empire native to the Quadrant Galaxies discovered a wormhole leading to the Cyrannus Galaxy during the last year of the Dark Times. Within the next several months, the Star Empire established many colonies and counted a new species, the Rihan amongst its members. However, this unprecedented growth was frowned upon by the native Jenassian Regency, a civilisation deeply distrustful of outsiders. Nevertheless, the two signed a nonaggression pact. This led to a period of increased relations primarily due to their mutual distrust for a more serious threat; the newly formed New Cyrannian Republic, a civilisation with the power to destroy both civilisations individually, but perhaps not when unified. Ultimately, this led to the creation of the Rihanae Pact in a ceremony on Rihanae attended by the Jenassian Regent and the Regellian Empress.
War against the RepublicEdit
“We have more pressing matters in the form of the Rihanae Pact. They continue to attack our borders with no regard for galactic law. We must show them that we will not tolerate attacks on our sovereignty.”
- - Apaltar
As a celebration of the establishment of their new alliance, the Rihanae Pact organised a fleet under the command of Admiral Tai'Rex who located a lone Republic ship and destroyed it, before sending a message to the Republic claiming that it would not be the first ship destroyed by the Rihanae Pact if the Republic continued infringing upon Rihanae sovereignty. Caught by surprise, President Apaltar organised a meeting attended by individuals such as Admiral Willelmus Cretacea and Commodore Thonaloc in the hopes of deciding on a plan to strike back against this new threat. As the Gigaquadrantic Conflicts and the New Cyrandia Wars began, the New Republic launched a devastating counterattack against a Rihanae fleet, completely deciminating it sending a clear message of warning to the leaders of the Pact that the Republic would not tolerate unprovoked actions against it.
Furious, the leaders of the Pact began planning their next move.
Government and PoliticsEdit
The Rihanae Pact is led by a chairman, a figure with little real political power considered by most foreign civilisations as merely a figurehead that both the Jenassian Regent and the Regellian Empress find simple to manipulate and control for their own benefit. As such, the Empress and the Regent are the primary forces of power in the Pact with meetings between the two via hologram being quite common, particularly with regard to organised strikes against the New Republic. Despite the power wielded by both figures, they can do little to quell the extreme levels of hatred directed towards the Pact by the people of its members, most of which believe that it is an unwanted attempt to unify both empires under a single government.
With the exception of the New Cyrannian Republic, the Rihanae Pact is the largest civilisation in the Odysseia Region of the Cyrannus Galaxy, with territory bordering the Republic, the Galactic Empire of Cyrannus, the Icolian Assemblage and the mysterious Ecclessoth Convocation. With the membership of the Regellian Empire, the Pact also has substantial space in Quadrant 89 and smaller expanses of space in Quadrant 82. Though the real power of the organisation lies on the capitals of Jenassio and Regellis, the official capital is on Rihanae, the world that gave the Pact it's name.
Military and DefenseEdit
The Rihanae Pact is primarily a military alliance between the Jenassians and the Regellians, two civilisations with powerful and well equipped navies that are pooled into the service of the Pact when faced with a mutual threat. Though smaller than the Starfleet of the Republic, the conjoined military of the Rihanae Pact is a highly advanced organisation not to be underestimated. At the beginning of the New Cyrandia Wars, Imperial Intelligence concluded that the Pact controlled the fifth largest military in the galaxy behind the Galactic Empire of Cyrannus, the Neraida Gigamatrix, the New Cyrannian Republic and the Cognatus Empire, while simultaneously admitting that the power of other powerful civilisations such as the mysterious Ecclessoth and Icolians were not included in the listing.
- Icolian Assemblage: We do not fully understand their intentions, though they have given us no reason to stop relying on their aid.
- Galactic Empire of Cyrannus: Such power will not protect you for long.
- Cyrannian Imperial State: Hmph.
- Ecclessoth Convocation: We don't trust those who hide in the shadows.
- Rambo Nation: Stay out of our conflict, birds.
- New Cyrannian Republic: We will end your insidious influence over our space!
- Hutter Kingdom: Violent brutes!
“We have done nothing that I can see to annoy them. Establishing territory in uncontrolled space is hardly justification for war.”
- - Apollo
“You wage war against the Republic? Good. There may be hope for you yet.”
“Wow, take a chill pill, you freaking maniacs.”
- - Gorf
“We can understand their reasoning, however not their reasons. They should be happy about the Republic's presence, especially since there are far worse intruders out there.”
“We doubt they'll be involved in the Southern Rim Campaign although they could prove to be a thorn in our side should we decide to colonise Cyrannus.”
- - Virk'Goar of Mardvaeli
- The Rihanae Pact is a major player in the first year of the New Cyrandia Wars.