Esgariel was stunned. She felt great horror in the imperö recalling the tragedies, and great hope in those last few sentences. Truely they saw Calerost as something greater than just a star nation.
"Imperö Penma, I am extremely honored by those last few words of yours. I hope that we will not disappoint your expectations. "
She pauses for a moment, and then continues
"Because you so generously told me your history, i will anwser the same. To understand calerostan history you first need to know about 3 things. The first is our telepathy, telepathic empathy to be more precise but i think you already know about that. The second is the holy herbs. They are plants that when smoked effect us in different ways. The greatest of them is oloroft, which grants us the ability to speak with our dead ancestors trough meditation in it’s smoke. The third thing is that we have a strict code of honor and that many would rather die with their honor that live dishonored.
Civilization on Ilanor has existed for approximately 8000 years old, since the gods went silent and stopped actively interacting with us. For most of that, calerost was just a minor power in the north of the supercontinent. With the industrial revolution because we ware ritch in resources we became a leading power and eventually unified the planet. Soon enough realspace FTL was discovered, and one of the first systems we visited was Gil Miria. My dear imperö if i told you that visiting Gil Miria changed everything i would be under exaggerating it. It changed more than everything. At that time Calerost had mostly abandoned religion, but it was said by all the religions of our world that Gil Miria was a portal to the relms of the gods, and what did we find? A wormhole leading into mirial space, the relm of the gods. This caused a religious revolution, not to mention the scientific one that came with the mirion, a particle from mirial space. Basically all of our technology today uses them in some shape or form. Everything from communication to weapons. That’s how great the power of that one particle is.
We lived in eternal peace for long. The only kind of conflict was squabbles between the noble families of our relm. The word war became obscure outside of history books, but that would change. A second wormhole was discovered, but this one was different. Trough this one mirial entities could enter realspace. Some scientists studied them, and realized that their DNA is compatible with ours, if nothing else further proof of our devine origin. But they got obsessed with it. So ware created the Silefrim, those who have less than 10% mirial DNA and are blessed with full telepathy and eternal lives, but are basically hunted by the inquisition for crimes they didn’t commit. My closest advisor, councilor Eliril, is Silefine. And then there’s the Miraline, those with more than 10% mirial DNA, enough for the mirial entities’ genetic memory to kick in. I think that they can only be described by your term demons. Nothing has caused more suffering to our people than that wicked creation of sinners. They soon using a virus converted the whole world orbiting the wormhole to their own, numbering a couple of billions, and continued expanding their numbers, using the labs that first created them. Soon they started building warships, and all of this was kept secret by the scientists from us. They managed to jam the comms between the north and south of the empire. Soon enough we’d find out, but the hard way. The miraline with their new fleet attacked Celebar prime, taking the planet over, and the same day launched a attack on Ilanor. A third of the planets population died, including the then emperor, and it’s population never recovered from it. That day is remembered in books as the day of many tears, and marks the start of the miraline war, a century long war of anihilation that would claim the lives of trillions and would turn calerost into a warrior civilization. But in the end we exterminated the miraline and destroyed the wormhole, but nothing was ever the same afterwards. The then emperor trough the power of tech achieved eternal life, and still rules. As he isn’t too interested in everyday politics i act as regent for him. The inquisition during the war gained a lot more power even tho before it was too the supreme religious authority, but after the war it became oppressive, condemning more of our own that foreign sinners, even in the now 100 year old crusade in the Tiyanki territories against slavary. Something must be done about it, but no one dares touch them."
She paused for a moment, and then continued
“Calerost has allies, but it has never met a nation so similar to itself than Trianar. This is a great opportunity, and we both agree that we should use it wisely”