Esteemed tribesman Delegate Keitan Yun;
And those who would hear him on the Inner Circle;
I dare to approach you at this critical time to express a sense of urgency in ensuring international peace and co-operation.
The Floseswin crisis seems to be at a temporary respite. Sarum has withdrawn his illegal attack. One can only congratulate the resolve of the Republic’s forces and those of our allied capsuleers. At this point it seems further escalations have not followed, and both sides have stayed their hand from the worst of such, but the situation remains volatile and the warzone control not in our favor.
Meanwhile, the Triglavians have made multiple attacks on inhabited systems, also in our space. Without intending offense on any party involved, one must observe that the differences in the defense capabilities of Edencom forces in the various nations are by now glaring. The capability of the Amarr Navy to cover vast regions of space and effectively hold it without much outsider aid is impressive. Overall, though, Edencom has failed to ensure the Triglavians do not gain a foothold in known space.
I appeal to you, Delegate. We must not fight two fronts. We must not let fighting one drain us enough for the other to finish us after. Use this respite in the warzone escalation to further defuse that conflict. I appeal to the Inner Council and to delegates from all nations; this is not a uniquely Minmatar position. None of you benefits from two fronts on one go. So pour oil on the waves, sooth the feathers, suspend the Reclaiming, let fade the war tattoos. Demand a refocus in Edencom.
And no, I am not suddenly delusional. I do not expect the Republic to ever become friends with the Empire, not as long as our kin remains in Darkness. I do not believe in a Forever Peace, not even a complete peace in my time. But diplomacy works, Delegate. It worked for us for 130 years, and nothing post YC110 has worked any better, and to fight we have to first live.
Elsebeth Shaninn Rhiannon
CEO, SoE Roughriders