Kairmios, Celestial Empire of Galactya
Orbit above planet
Unlike contact with the Treecuu, which was improvised in many respects, the Ryccians could communicate more formally and properly with their next diplomatic target this time. The Celestial Empire of Galactya was fairly close to the Treecuu and Zelvar states, and the Drakari were made aware of them as well. Thus, both the Galactyans and the Ryccians had at least some idea of who the other was, even if it was through third parties offering data that made the other seem like a distant fiction of someone’s imagination. But no, now they were here in the flesh.
There would be no room for the mind to wander off. The Ryccians had arrived in reality. An Imperial Star Destroyer, plus accompanying ships, composed an escort fleet for the Imperial diplomatic mission to these Galactyans. The head of the delegation was Risard Altinic, a Vonmisian of the Farlands planet of Cleartile’s Eye. A colony founded by a human nobleman of surname Cleartile some 1300 years ago, he named it in honor of his eye which he had lost in a tragic accident. A weird origin story, perhaps, but that’s why Cleartile’s Eye was named so. It was initially a planet where humans from the New Daonlathas region migrated to, but, 650 years ago, Vonmisian farmers began to arrive in their thousands as part of the local government’s efforts to use the planet’s particular soils to cultivate a crop popular on Vonmisian worlds that would grow to its most elite quality with the chemical composition of said soil. As a result, the world was a mixture of both human and Vonmisian colonists, and they coexisted in relative harmony. Altinic himself had been born in one of the many mixed towns where both species lived side by side, a kind of concordance which was only possible in the enlightened state that was Ryccian Empire, or so nationalists would say.
Altinic’s family had run the tiny town’s grocery story for a few centuries by this point. His origin was unremarkable, but he excelled academically and was able to enter the prestigious University of Anoreta, the best institution of higher education in the Farlands and one of the best in the entire Empire. After completing his studies, he was employed as a diplomat by the Foreign Ministry and had eventually rose to the top. At 61 years of age, his life had been a respectable career, bringing prestige to his family and his little hometown.
The military commander in charge of the escort was Vice Admiral Keita Levrupotar, a human from the Eastern Region. Unlike Altinic, she came from the biggest city in her planet. An urbanite at heart, her parents were middle-class civil servants who had encouraged her to become a bureaucrat like themselves, but she loved her grandmother the most and followed her example, enlisting in the Imperial Navy. Unlike Altinic, she didn’t have the academic lottery he had. Although she did excel in her school, it was not enough for a nationally prestigious university’s military academy, and she considered her best shot was to start from below, impress those around her and eventually be recommended instead of enrolling in some random lower-tier academy. Her efforts paid off, as Levrupotar was eventually referred by her superiors to study at a local military academy to become a commissioned officer. Despite it not being one of the best in the Empire, the fact she had the backing of her commanders meant she would be more respected going on. She eventually rose to her rank at 48 years of age.
“This is Vice Admiral Keita Levrupotar of the Ryccian Imperial Navy, escorting the diplomatic mission of the Ryccian Empire to the Celestial Empire of Galactya. We are not present here to initiate any hostilities and await further instructions from the relevant authorities of your state”