What is the Alliance of Planets?
At first this coalition was small. This was at a time in the history where the Valker threat was not considered great. In fact, many planets were still openly trading or negotiating with the Valkers during the formation of the Alliance. It was not until the Valkers waged war beyond their own star system that the threat became apparent to the many.
To solidify this “treaty of the many”, the Alliance of Planets formed a political arena called the Interstellar Quorum. Each planet sent forth Representatives to speak on their behalf during debates (“Counts”). Any decision regarding war, resources, levies or anything else had to go a vote. The outcome of a Count was final.
Early in its inception the Interstellar Quorum was hosted by a different city on a different planet when Counts were called. Often these gatherings were held at existing administration complexes large enough to hold all of the Representatives.
Some time passed before the decision was made to construct a permanent seat for the Interstellar Quorum; one that would serve the growing number of planets joining the Alliance of Planets now, and long into the future. It was to be an enormous space station, and a symbol of power. This space station became known as Quorum Treaty.
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