Updated: Mar 18
The tables are set and the dress tunics freshly pressed; it's time for the crew of the Valley Forge to put on their best behavior as they play friendly host to those who most still have fresh memories of being in shooting matches against, as the representative of the Colonial Fleet comes on board for a welcome reception...
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Captains Log | CAPT K. SeLai | Stardate 94749.9
I have decided to hold position in the Narris system for the time being after conveying LCDR Lendaria to her mother's memorial service. Though the formal service for the late Tabadi Mysti has concluded; the 'life celebration' as eluded to by LCDR Lendaria en route is still ongoing, and - by all accounts - may last for some days yet. I naturally have no wish to disrupt this delicate time in the LCDR's personal affairs and have instead opted to utilize this time to further progress our assignment from VADM Perim. Following the official ceremony I found predictably rapid success in opening dialogue with other members of the OSN leadership. Of particular note are Tabadi's Lorri & Delandria. Whilst Lorri strikes me as a much fresher member of this 'Circle', her realm of influence is matched only by passion in beliefs common with the late Mysti. Delandria would appear to be the closest they have to a single leader within the Circle. She is - as it were - the matriarch of the matriarchs; one of the founding members and well respected throughout the Circle. Both of these - and others - seemed eager to continue Mysti's work and had distinct focus on retaining her diplomatic achievements both with ourselves, the Klingon Empire and the Colonial Fleet of the New World - who we of course still identify more commonly through the figurehead of 'The Branded Lady'. After concluding my talks with the Tabadi's, I was also able to isolate the Branded Lady - or Vora-Orion Dos Shaie'Foree Nos Zona (Vora for short) as is her proper name - and present VADM Perim's terms. Though naturally tentative, I found her to be highly agreeable in conversation and accepting of our caveat to the armistice that it will not extend to any unaffiliated freelance vessels identified by Starfleet patrols as having a Wanted status. Almost more surprising though, was her willingness to accept the same invitation as the OSN Tabadi's to come to the discussion table with us proper. Vora did advise however that she only represents her Colonial Fleet and gave me the impression that there is a more political structure in place for the colony at large - making mention of a Council. Though I have done my upmost to encourage her in extending this invitation to them, she remains doubtful of their willingness to present themselves. It seems to me that this is not for the lack of a desire to forge bonds however, but more of inherent protective instinct which also negates the possibility for now of having us meet on their grounds. --- Supplemental: In an effort to maintain a true diplomatic relationship with Vora and those she represents, I have followed tradition and invited her - and a select few of her comrades - to join my senior staff and I for a reception hosted on board the Valley Forge while we are both holding position in orbit around Narris II. If nothing else; her hesitant reaction makes clear that we need to earn her trust as much as she needs to earn ours if this peace is to last. I of course have every faith in my senior staff to present as the very finest example of Federation culture, and personally relish the opportunity to learn more about their's. This reception will also be a critical time both for Vora and our own Mana; both having previously expressed a natural interest in meeting, this function will also serve to accommodate the pair with that opportunity. And one final reminder; we have a few days until our guests arrive. In addition to the standard security protocols, I must have Kelly and Silvestrie investigate means to further secure sensitive areas from infrared vision spectrum. Perhaps Mana would be willing to aid in their efforts...
Keelah@crystyll: ((https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PkDXbPB4UM)) Keelah@crystyll --Previously on TTV-- Keelah@crystyll: --The Valley Forge & crew conveyed the grieving LCDR Lendaria to the memorial of her late mother - Tabadi Mysti-- Keelah@crystyll: --Learning en route that the 'life celebration' could last for several days, CAPT Se'Lai seized the opportunity to forge new contacts with the OSN and learn more about their alliance with the__ Keelah@crystyll: --Colonial Fleet; moreso it's figurehead 'The Branded Lady'-- Keelah@crystyll: --Following a promising start; Vora - The Branded Lady - a half Orion / half Arshai hybrid has been extended full diplomatic courtesy and has been invited to join the crew of the VF for a reception-- Keelah@crystyll: --Now, with the banquet set. All that remains is to welcome their guests on board...--- Keelah@crystyll ---and now the conclusion--- Keelah@crystyll stands patiently with a small ensemble as they await word of their guests arrival The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 FX | An NCO with gold shoulders and tied-back blonde hair steps into the room. Keelah@crystyll shifts a little on her feet as she turns to the transporter chief, "Chief... have we received any word from the Colonial ship yet?" The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 FX | The transporter chief takes her post. She speaks with a variation of an Australian accent, "Yes Captain. They'll be beaming over shortly. Thought I'd see to their entourage personally." Keelah@crystyll gives a faint smile, "Very good Chief" The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 FX | The Chief takes her position and taps on the console. "We're getting an incoming transport. Single individual...I thought we were expecting more?" Keelah@crystyll quirks a brow, "That was the impression I was given. Perhaps a cautious scout ahead of Vora's main group" Keelah@crystyll focuses on Silvestrie, "Lieutenant; are our extra security measures in place?" The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 | Silvestrie: "Yes Captain." Keelah@crystyll | Vrolmacht: grumbles under his breath with dissatisfaction, prompting an elbow in his ribs from Kazra Keelah@crystyll: "Alright, let's do this. Chief; energize" Keelah@crystyll stands attentively for Keelah. The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 | Chief: "On it, ma'am." The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 FX | A figure begins to materialize on the transporter pad... The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 | ...it is an Orion male, tall and muscular as expected though nothing extraordinary for the species. He wears a clean cut black jacket and tights with deep red trimming, appearing to be a uniform. The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 | However, it is most certainly not an OSN uniform. Keelah@crystyll relaxes her stance, "Welcome to the Valley Forge...?" her comment hangs in the air like trying to draw an introduction from the unexpected stranger The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 | Orion Male: "I am the Mechanical Chief of vessel Rapid Sparrow. I'm here to oversee the transportation process." Keelah@crystyll considers him a long moment before stepping aside and gesturing politely for him to join the transporter chief to observe Keelah@crystyll: "By all means" The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 FX | The male steps off the transporter pad and stands beside the console. The transporter chief gives Keelah a slightly worried look. Keelah@crystyll offers a reassuring - albeit subtle - dip of the head and a smile, "Proceed with transport as soon as our observer is satisfied" The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 | The Orion looks over the consoles a moment before giving the transporter chief a nod. The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 | Transporter Chief: "Four more incoming..." The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 FX | The Orion chief observes, his arms crossed as he looms behind the much smaller transporter chief who taps on the transporter controls. The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 FX | Four figures begin to materialize on the transporter pad... Eunha@turtles#8407 Pretends to be a good senior officer who showed up on time The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 FX | At the very front of the group are two Orion females, wearing the same uniform as the male. They are not just dressed the same however, but have completely identical faces and body structure - The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 - with the only difference being a variation in hairstyle. The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 FX | The Branded Lady appears in her Orion outfit behind them, and to her side...a child not more than half her height, with the same aqua-green skin tone albeit red tattoos across her body - The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 - instead of the Branded Lady's black. Keelah@crystyll observes the new arrivals before breaking a small smile, "Welcome on board the Valley Forge; I am Captain Se'Lai - but please, Keelah will suffice on such a social occassion. May I present my senior Keelah@crystyll: + staff;" she gestures to each in turn, "Head Councillor; Jung Eunbi. Chief Medical Officer; Kazra Meel. Tactical Officer; W'chel Vrolmacht and Security Chief; William Silvestrie" The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 FX | The two Orion females look around, one of them taking out a tricorder-like device and scanning. They share a glance with one another before stepping aside. The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 walks through the gap and in front of her people. "You've already met the Engineering Shodar of the Rapid Sparrow," she nods to the Orion male standing on the far side of the room. Keelah@crystyll nods with a glance back to him - still looming over her Chief - and can't help but smile The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 looks to her right, "This is Elt Eight-Seventeen, Torasta, Commander of the Rapid Sparrow." The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 looks to her left, "This is Elt Eight Twenty-Five, Vanguard, Commander of Baseship One." The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 holds a hand out for the child who steps up beside her, "And this is Yala-Orion, my daughter and apprentice." Keelah@crystyll: "It is my pleasure to welcome you all on board. If you would care to accompany me; we have a spread prepared where we may relax and enjoy" Keelah@crystyll smiles softly, gesturing to the door The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 smiles back and nods, "Lead the way, Captain." Keelah@crystyll | Silvestrie files out ahead of Keelah, the rest falling in behind their guests Keelah@crystyll FX | Walking & talking timewibbles to the reception room! Keelah@crystyll FX | The room is filled with more officers; some attending the reception, others catering to it The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 FX | Takes a seat at one end of the table, with her people around her. Keelah@crystyll FX | The table is laid out with a variety of dishes from various Federation worlds Eunha@turtles#8407 Nods and smiles at Keelah before she treats her self to some food Keelah@crystyll FX | As everyone takes their seats, a couple of NCO's work their way around and fill up drinks for everyone T'Rara@vineco studies a bowl of cookies, disapproving of the various shapes and sizes of them. They should all be the same. Keelah@crystyll: "Please, help yourselves; Chef has carefully selected a wide sampling of dishes here, but if there is anything that would be more preferable, you need but ask" The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 FX | The Orion male scans the food before giving everyone the go-ahead. Yala, the child, goes for one of the cookies. Keelah@crystyll smiles politely to the NCO who fills her glass with a suspiciously blue looking liquid T'Rara@vineco only accepts water in her glass. She watches the chld take a cookie. Alex@falconecoose smiles and nods to the NCO as their glass is filled with an orange fizzy looking drink. The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 FX | The child watches Rara curiously in return, "Why are you only looking at the food? It's not poisoned, is it?" Eunha@turtles#8407 Starts to talk with the ships chief medical officer who is sat next to her T'Rara@vineco: "I do not believe it to be poisoned. I was studying the different shapes that the cookies are in." The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 | Torasta: "The Shodar would've detected if it was." Eunha@turtles#8407: "I've been quite well Kazra just keeping my self busy." she says to the medical officer "Lets not talk work now it's time to eat." The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 | Yala looks at her cookie, then all the others, "They are very different, but all similar to some extent. Like the Federation species in this room." Keelah@crystyll smiles to herself, curiously observing the conversation between Rara and Yala T'Rara@vineco: "A lot of species share similarities with one another." The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 meanwhile takes some food before looking across at Keelah, "Is serving food a customary welcome in the Federation?" Eunha@turtles#8407 Smiles at the Cadet "Pretty quiet cadet you okay?" Keelah@crystyll: "Not a frequent one; but commonly used to mark an occassion of significance" The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 | Yala: "Mhmm. But they're also very different in other aspects. The cookies remind me of the people I've seen walking through this ship. Is that why you're interested in them?" T'Rara@vineco: "No. The fact that they aren't similar to everyone else was what was bothering me about the cookie." The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 chuckles, "Must've made for a fun first contact with the Kreetassans..." The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 | Yala: "But I thought the Federation valued differences? Or at least respected them?" Keelah@crystyll: "Well... perhaps not strictly a first contact practice; these receptions tend to follow shortly afterwards - once numerous understandings have been reached" T'Rara@vineco: "Not when it comes to cookies." Keelah@crystyll: "Speaking of common practices and the like; have you been maintaining a presence at the life celebration?" The Branded Lady@annpc#5570: "I've joined in from time to time, but unfortunately I've been caught up with much of the diplomatic business." The Branded Lady@annpc#5570: "Responsibilities...they don't wait for when it's convenient." The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 | Yala looks to the table, then back to Rara, confused, "But most of the other foods are different. Why must this one be uniform?" Keelah@crystyll nods, "I can sympathize, certainly." she sips her totally-not-Romulan-ale, "Admittedly, I was quite taken aback to learn just how long such rituals can last. It is quite the extraordinary custom" The Branded Lady@annpc#5570: "Me too. I've not had much exposure to High Orion culture. Most of my people live simple lives." T'Rara@vineco: "It is just the cookie that bothers me. Are any of your dishes present on this table?" The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 | Yala: "My dishes? My training doesn't involve cooking..." The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 | Vanguard chuckles, "I think she means Orion or Arshai foods." T'Rara@vineco: "That is what I meant." The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 | Yala: "Culture I am trained in," she nods proudly and begins to search the table for Orion dishes. Keelah@crystyll smiles again at Yala, observing the table to see Silvestrie clearly trying to chat up one of the Orion clones while Vrolmacht and the Orion male continue to silently size each other up The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 eats a spoonful of food before looking across the table, "Speaking of funerals, you didn't end up scuttling the Bane, did you? That Akira I offered you." Eunha@turtles#8407 Whipsers to Kazra about silvestrie and laughs quietly with her about it Keelah@crystyll shakes her head, "No; she may no longer be top of the line, but a ship is still a valuable commodity in more ways than one" The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 nods, "Many powers repurpose their older ships into caravan escorts, or even full-on freighters. Although an Akira-class is a bit of overkill for the latter." Keelah@crystyll: "Indeed" she chuckles, "I am uncertain if Command will recommission the ship into active service or not. I have seen many vessels with such history transferred to training rosters" The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 | Yala finally looks back to Rara, "That roast is Orion. The salad...Orions and Rigelians both eat these leaves, so it's hard to tell." T'Rara@vineco: "Thank you for pointing them out to me." She gets a little bit of the salad. The Branded Lady@annpc#5570: "That's probably the other most efficient use for old warships." The Branded Lady@annpc#5570: "The Bane was a warship, right? Looked like one to me, and her records say she was built during the Dominion invasion." Keelah@crystyll: "With the multifaceted build of Starfleet vessels I would be hard pushed to classify most as a warship" Keelah@crystyll: "...though some commissioned in such times were no doubt geared more towards defense than other areas. Much like our own Valley Forge in fact" The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 | Yala looks to Rara again: "Do you like it?" The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 chuckles, "Explains why the Valley Forge is so tough." T'Rara@vineco: "It is adequate." Keelah@crystyll smirks, "I didn't say tough; only built for conflict." she looks about thoughtfully, "As for toughness; her survival speaks all that is needed to that" The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 | Yala: "Want to try the roast as well?" The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 | Vanguard looks across the table to Eunha, "You're Betazoid, yes?" T'Rara@vineco: "No, thank you." The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 looks to Yala, "If I recall correctly, Vulcans are herbivores." The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 | Yala: "Oooh. Of course." Keelah@crystyll: "Our Valley Forge is a very different ship to when she first left drydock; rebalanced, as it were" The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 turns her attention back to Keelah, "Rebalanced?" Keelah@crystyll smiles at the herbivore comments Keelah@crystyll: "Yes; she was first built in the heat of the Dominion war like the Bane; so a very conflict focused design" Keelah@crystyll: "However in recent years, she was completely refit to fulfil a broader role of long range exploration" The Branded Lady@annpc#5570: "Really? I've examined several scans of your ship. I'm no engineer, but my Shodars at least couldn't tell she was that old." Keelah@crystyll smiles proudly, "It was an extensive refit" The Branded Lady@annpc#5570: "Must've been...half the Colonial Fleet's mechanical work is upgrading old ships, and we couldn't tell if yours was new or upgraded." Keelah@crystyll: "Well, I'll be sure to pass that on as a complement to refit yard" The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 | Yala tries some of the food, then turns to Rara again, "Are any of the dishes Vulcan?" T'Rara@vineco looks around for anything Vulcan. T'Rara@vineco: "That bowl of fruit there." She points at a bowl of arbutus unedo fruit. "Came from Vulcan." The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 | Yala tries to reach over the table to get it and frowns when her arm is too short. The Branded Lady@annpc#5570: "Is this a common procedure in Starfleet for old ships?" T'Rara@vineco reaches over and slides the bowl closer towards the young girl so she could reach. Eunha@turtles#8407 Continues laughing quietly with Kazra at the failed attempts of Silvestrie Keelah@crystyll: "It can be very... circumstantial." The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 | Yala takes a fruit and smiles to Rara, "Thank you. Sometimes I wish the Researcher's Guild figured out how to genetically code telekinesis..." The Branded Lady@annpc#5570: "You have more than enough resources to just build newer ships, so that is understandable." T'Rara@vineco: "Challenges are there so you can figure out ways to overcome them. Though in this instance you only needed someone to assist you." Keelah@crystyll: "But of course, your own Colonial Fleet appears rather colourful as well. I am curious; of the less familiar vessels we have observed, is much derived from Arshai origins?" The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 | Yala: "Or I could have walked around the table. Or requested the use of transporters. Oh, or I could wear a wrist-mounted device making use of tractor beam technology..." The Branded Lady@annpc#5570: "Many of our vessels are salvaged, as you've observed. I don't believe you've seen any of our original constructions except the baseship. You may have scanned that during the defence of the OSN colony T'Rara@vineco: "These are all the outcome of someone elses original struggle to retrieve the bowl." The Branded Lady@annpc#5570: - or in orbit of Narris right now. That's one of the only designs based on Arshai architectural styles." The Branded Lady@annpc#5570: "The Colonial Fleet has older ships, but those were always form over function. Not much to look at." The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 | Yala: "Mother teaches me to always look for different methods of accomplishing something. Even if you've successfully done it one way already." The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 | Yala: "The next time you might need to do it another way." The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 exchanges a silent glance with Yala. No words are spoken, but they seem to have communicated something somehow. T'Rara@vineco: "How do you like the fruit?" Keelah@crystyll: "Many interesting aspects nonetheless. Forgive my curiosity, but having worked as a ship engineer for most of my career I can not deny myself at times" she smiles, curiously observing the exchange The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 | Yala: "It's very different from what I'm used to. I like new variety." Keelah@crystyll FX | Miadrone floats into the room and hovers discretely back with the catering officers The Branded Lady@annpc#5570: "I've heard that Starfleet engineers are renowned for their ingenuity. There's stories exaggarated to various degrees of you making something functional with almost nothing to work with." Keelah@crystyll chuckles, "Well I'm sure every culture has it's exceptional specimens. Though with such a strong focus on the sciences, it is no surprise that this is seen as the fleets forte" The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 chuckles, "Something tells me you'll like the Colonial Fleet's ships." Keelah@crystyll: "Of that I have no doubt!" The Branded Lady@annpc#5570: "They're not as powerful as yours, but with less resources to work with, ingenuity was the best thing we have." Keelah@crystyll turns her gaze to Yala, "And that is a fine sentiment to hold to, young lady; and one which is very much at the heart of why we are here today" Keelah@crystyll looks around the table and raises her glass, "To unity through variety" Eunha@turtles#8407 Raises her glass after a moment The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 raises her glass as well. "That is a sentiment I can agree to. Unity through variety." The Branded Lady@annpc#5570: "Some of the tribes back on the New World might not, but if I didn't that would just be hypocritical as the representative of our Orions." The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 | Yala realizes she doesn't have a glass of ale and looks around for one. Keelah@crystyll FX | The others all raise their glasses in kind, Kazra having a nice chuckle at Yala's dilemma The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 FX | The Orion male downs his glass, notices Miadrone and pulls out a tricorder to take a scan. The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 | Shodar: "Supreme Commander." The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 turns to the male, "Yes?" Keelah@crystyll tenses slightly at seeing him move, turning to see Miadrone and looking back with a knowing smile The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 | Shodar: "That drone is using duotronic technology. EereE technology." Eunha@turtles#8407 Pokes Kazra and starts talking with her once again the pair are getting on very well The Branded Lady@annpc#5570: "Ahh. Must be one of your Arshai's constructs." Keelah@crystyll nods, "Let me introduce Mia" she says while waving the drone over The Branded Lady@annpc#5570: "She's not linked with the Overseer, is she?" Keelah@crystyll FX | The drone floats a little closer and Mia ripples into view behind Keelah and to one side, "We are not" Mia smiles The Branded Lady@annpc#5570: "Good." Keelah@crystyll | Mia: "We are linked only with each other; the avatar" she gestures down herself, "And the little one" she looks back to the drone The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 | Vanguard: "Is that a human avatar you've chosen?" Keelah@crystyll | Mia: "This is our original form; the drone you perceive is home to both the AI construct Ms. Mana programmed, and the Federation hologram that you speak with" Eunha@turtles#8407 Commbadge blips and she steps away The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 | Vanguard: "A Federation hologram. interesting." The Branded Lady@annpc#5570: "Speaking of the local Arshai..." Keelah@crystyll: "Mia has evolved into a truly unique lifeform; recognized as such now by the Federation" Keelah@crystyll: "And yes, Vora; I... suspect that is why Mia is here..." she looks back to Mia Keelah@crystyll | Mia beams, "We were curious but did not mean to intrude" The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 nods, "Yala and I will go speak with her, then. That is why we are here, after all." The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 stands and shares another silent look with Yala, who scurries over. Keelah@crystyll: "And the public forum is certainly not the place for such a meeting. Mia will escort you if you wish..." she looks to the other guests, "You are all welcome to remain and enjoy the hospitalities here+ Keelah@crystyll: +or in the public lounge if you wish, else if you prefer to disembark I am... sure LT Silvestrie will happily show you the way back to the transporter room" T'Rara@vineco nods towards Keelah before departing. Keelah@crystyll returns a grateful nod to Rara The Branded Lady@annpc#5570 nods to Keelah as well before following Mia with Yala.
SUBMITTED: Stardate 94783.7 FILED BY: CAPT K Se'Lai SECURITY: Level 2 - Confidential
LOCATION: Narris II
MISSION: Engage diplomatic relations with representatives of the Arshai New World & Colonial Fleet
OUTCOME: A tentative but optimistic status quo has been achieved
CAPT Se'Lai CMDR Meel [npc] LCDR Eunbi LCDR Keliaya LCDR T'Rara LCDR Vrolmacht [npc] LT Silvestrie [npc] CDT MacLaing Miyata LaRouche Vora (The Branded Lady) Yala
NARRATIVE: Following our attendance of the memorial service held by the OSN for the late Tabadi Mysti, I proceeded first to bolster relations there and am now able to report that the remainder of the OSN leadership maintain their resolve with regards to continued relations with the Federation. Of particular note were Tabadi's Delandria and Lorri; whilst the latter is little known to us thus far she is a likely candidate to assume Mysti's diplomatic role for the organization. The former is one of the more senior members of the leadership and we observed that her opinion carries significant weight within their ranks.
Moving beyond the OSN, I sought an audience with the Branded Lady - Vora - where I was able to relay the Admiral's stipulations regarding the current armistice. The terms were met with surprising willingness, and this continued with the subject of bringing representatives together from the Federation, OSN and Colonial Fleet to formalize the position.
Though Vora speaks for her people in dealings with the OSN, these are largely fleet coordination activities and I learned that the colony itself it led by a full Arshai Council. Vora has agreed to make the case to this Council that they too are represented at said union; lest they be letting Vora speak as their sole representative. That said however, she did not sound confident of their willingness to trust and reveal themselves to outsiders regardless of circumstance so for now we can only wait for news from them.
In keeping with tradition, our first diplomatic engagement with Vora - as her peoples representative - was celebrated with a reception held on board the Valley Forge which saw us hosting Vora and a selection of her trusted advisors. The evening passed amicably and undoubtedly served to nurture the perceptive shift from adversary to ally for both parties.
RECOMMENDATION: There is little more to be actively done at this time regarding the matters herein. Once we receive word from the New World we will be able to progress plans, however until such time all we can do is continue to nurture the growing bonds with both fledgling organizations and seek opportunities to bolster them.