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Re: Woomera South Australia
« Reply #30 on: August 05, 2014, 11:15:05 PM »

The Maxana-class corvette landed with little fanfare this time, though the dust still protested being knocked around by the landing engines. Jut'alei still accompanied the diplomats. Senator Kek still had to cram into a separate vehicle. And it was still damn cold. The more things change, thought Jut'alei... The trip back to the complex was again uneventful, and the diplomats filed through to the entry hallway.

"Shall we try this once more, with feeling?" Senator Ibleth cracked, hand outstretched.
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Re: Woomera South Australia
« Reply #31 on: August 06, 2014, 01:46:21 PM »

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The two representatives awaited the arrivals in the entry hallway, Dovelock glad for one that he would not have to be subjected to the heat that as Australia, much less any of the other temperatures here. He tended towards moderate climates, not extremes. their arrival though was a bit...unsettling, at least for Dovelock. Yes, he'd seen photos, but this was actual alien life in person, and not all ones that looked like humans like the Jaffa were. Given that it was also his first encounter with aliens in a diplomatic setting, and he was more than a bit nervous. Still, he attempted to smooth that over and not betray any negative emotions as the Senator approached with an outstretched hand.

"Welcome back Senator," Davis said, stepping forward to shake Ibleth's hand before returning. Dovelock then stepped forward and did the same, hoping his palms weren't too sweaty. He was really regretting not taking that vacation time. "Yes, now that the military is out of the way we can hopefully come to some successful resolution," Dovelock replied, Davis ignoring any offense intended in that comment.

Hands shaken, the introduction was made. "I'm Luthor Dovelock, IOA representative, so I have about as much authority short of the Secretary General of the UN to speak for Earth."

"If you would all follow me then, we can get this meeting underway," Davis said, leading them all with a gesture back to the conference room, Thraeskion on one side and Tau'ri on the other still, though that delegation was slightly reduced.
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Re: Woomera South Australia
« Reply #32 on: August 06, 2014, 04:14:52 PM »

The Thrasekion delegation filed through to their previous seats; Senator Kek cautiously leaned into his reversed seat, wondering if it would break under the several hundred pounds of pressure it was forced to withstand. He blinked a sigh of relief and nodded to Ibleth, who clasped his hands together and slapped on his most sincere diplomatic smile.

"Gentlemen, as we explained to your military officers, we have come to prevent an escalation of a conflict between the Thrasekion League and the Free Jaffa Nation," he explained calmly. Nodding to the wheat-colored kithqet, he added, "We have come with evidence proving our military innocent in the skirmish. We...regret any loss of life that resulted from the incident, but you must understand our forces are authorized to use all force necessary to protect themselves."

Ibleth motioned to the holographic display that Anos placed on the table and activated. The room lit up with a scale model of Thedif and the forces in orbit. It showed Everith's forces were attacked by Nation al'kesh, as well as the subsequent planetary invasion. The hologram paused at the end of the fighting, allowing Ibleth to produce a set of leather-bound documents. On top of them was a crisp photograph of Administrator Kaeth.

"Our forces are looking for this man. We have brought all the documents taken by our forces during the incident as a sign of goodwill towards the Free Jaffa Nation. While we did not discover any evidence of the Free Jaffa Nation being complicit in Kaeth's machinations, we will continue to search through their territory for him."
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Re: Woomera South Australia
« Reply #33 on: August 06, 2014, 08:52:07 PM »

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Seated, the Tau'ri delegation listened to the Thraeskion representatives, a fresh set of eyes from Dovelock while Davis had heard/seen this before.  Still, he would let Dovelock lead here as the IOA representative. The regret was usually diplomatic, and whether they actually regretted it couldn't be determined as far as Dovelock could tell. And in the end it didn't really matter, since he didn't have any motivation to call their bluff on that.

The displayed battle was interesting, though Dovelock had to wonder if the Jaffa didn't have their own that showed otherwise. The sad truth of politics, that truth was flexible to suit one's own needs, and since nobody from the IOA had been around to see this fight, determining what had really happened would be...hard.

Dovelock clasped his hands together a s he began to speak. "Well, to be honest this seems to be more of a matter that would be better off directly discussed between the Thraeskion government and that of the Free Jaffa Nation, rather than indirectly via Earth. We will, of course, act to prevent the outbreak of a pointless conflict, but we will stand by our allies, and I have a feeling they may not appreciate a manhunt by a foreign power inside their territory without their consent." He had his instructions from the IOA, and he was going to follow them.
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Re: Woomera South Australia
« Reply #34 on: August 06, 2014, 10:07:09 PM »

Ibleth frowned. While he expected skepticism by the Tau'ri, he did not believe they were so blinded by their alliance with the Nation. He shook his head and leaned forward into the table.

"We did not come here to discuss what the Nation will do or say," he said calmly, though he could feel any diplomatic victory here would be either hard won or completely Pyrrhic in nature. "We also realize that sovereignty is important, as impotent as the Nation might be at the present at stopping incursions into and from its territory. Thrasekion knows the Nation is in chaos, with piracy running rampant. They couldn't stop one of their worlds if they tried." He leaned back and looked to Kek, who picked up the veiled threat with ease.

"Thrasekion is willing to work with the Nation to bring Kaeth to justice, but first we must set boundaries," Kek said. He stood up, all nine-feet of him, and pressed another button on the holographic emitter. It now displayed a map of the galaxy, with multiple overlays of various factions within it. It zoomed in to the galactic southwest, where a tan boundary hit up against a purple one. Kek pointed to the tan boundary first. "Thrasekion recognizes these borders as her sovereign territory. If the Nation refuses to weed out its aggressors and help us bring Kaeth to justice, we will fire immediately on any Free Jaffa Nation vessel caught within our borders."

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"We are telling you this," Ibleth said, taking the reigns back from Kek, "To give you a complete understanding of the situation. We have proof that the Nation--or some part of it--was complicit in a military incident. We have every right to bombard their homeworld and reduce it to ash...but we will not. We cannot trust the Nation, or send diplomats in the face of this cowardice. So, we come to you. Pass this along to the Nation, and make them understand their predicament. We do not wish war, but I think this video serves as proof of our mastery of the art."
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Re: Woomera South Australia
« Reply #35 on: August 07, 2014, 10:55:48 AM »

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Talk about stating the obvious. If they had cared about the actions of the Free Jaffa, they would have gone to them, and not Earth. Though, if they wanted restraint or some such, then they would be here to discuss it in full. Then there was more, a declaration of boundaries to be honored, some statements as to the state of affairs in the FJN as they saw it, a warning.

Luthor felt a chill run along his spine, with such veiled threats, that had the potential to provoke a conflict between the Free Jaffa and Thraeskion. Yet still there was nothing disagreeable in there that contradicted his instructions, so he just nodded his approval. "Alright, Earth will pass along your message. We make no promises as to their reaction, but hope that this incident can be resolved peacefully. and without further loss of life. Is there anything else in this matter that need sto be discussed?"
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Re: Woomera South Australia
« Reply #36 on: August 07, 2014, 12:44:28 PM »

"As with all politicians, there always is more to discuss," Ibleth said. He fiddled with the glass of water in his hand, studying the plane of liquid as it shifted to the whims of gravity. "We do not view Earth as a threat, but as a potential ally, which is why we seek to avoid an all-out conflict...it would inevitably drag your little blue orb into the fray. We would like to present you with a gift of naquadah, however, as a sign of good faith towards the future. This crisis will fade with time, and chilled hearts will thaw to the warmth of economic prosperity."

"Thedif is near our borders," the woman of Asian descent said, finally speaking up. "We will be monitoring all communications in and out of the sector in a radius of two light-years. Send a burst transmission if you wish to speak with our delegates. We will not ire on any vessel entering the neutral zone as indicated by the map, but we recommend calling ahead first."

"Thrasekion does wish for peace," Kek added, "but for now the war criminal takes precedence. He has in his possession a weapon that can destroy entire worlds, and that is not something you want floating around out there. Please, contact us the minute you hear any news of Kaeth, so that we may put all of this behind us."
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Re: Woomera South Australia
« Reply #37 on: August 07, 2014, 07:31:20 PM »

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Dovelock was not to surprised, and settled down to hear what else the Thraeskion delegation had to say to them on this matter. The  gift of naquadah wasn't really needed, given the output the were getting from the Alpha site and other mining worlds now, as well as via trade with powers such as the Hebridan, but he wasn't about to turn it down. That wouldn't exactly be diplomatic, would it. "Thank you," he replied graciously. he had to give them this, they were good with flowery talk.

"We will do that," he further agreed, both to their expected method of communication with them, and their request regarding this 'Kaeth'. It wasn't like he'd say no in any case. A weapon that could destroy worlds was definitely something to be concerned about, after all. The Dreadnought could do it if loaded out with Horizon Weapons Platforms, but they didn't have that kind of ordinance to go around. So yes, he expected that that wouldn't be a problem, even if they did delay a bit to get this 'Kaeth's' side of the story. But then again, not his business.

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Re: Woomera South Australia
« Reply #38 on: August 07, 2014, 08:49:32 PM »

"I will make sure our gift is left for you to inspect at the ship," Ibleth said as he stood up. "I hope this is simply a rocky start to a future alliance. If you would excuse us, we are on a tight deadline and must return to our home to discuss internal matters."

((OOC: Let's just go ahead and end it here, no reason to drag it out any further. Earth's going to be a revolving door of visitors soon, anyway...))

<<Thrasekion Fleet Returns to Thrasekion>>
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« Reply #39 on: August 08, 2014, 09:49:20 AM »

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"Alright," Luthor agreed with a nod as he rose in turn. "I look forward to the next meeting, and hope that it goes more smoothly than relations have up until this point."

With that, the meeting was over, the delegates escorted back to their ship, and they departed back to their fleet, the gift of naquadah left behind. The two men stood down on the landing pad as they watched the shuttle move for orbital entry, thinking on the recent meeting. "Well, that was interesting," Dovelock commented.

"Yes sir," Davis agreed. "They at least seem nicer than the Goa'uld, if at least more subtle."

"Of course they do," Dovelock replied somewhat cynically. "That's their job. At least politics and diplomacy seems a constant between species." He turned around and headed back inside the base, to the wonders of air conditioning and controlled temperatures. "Nice seeing you again Colonel. I have to go contact the IOA. I assume you can handle this?"

Davis nodded as he headed back inside as well. "I can do that sir."

The two set off on separate paths then, Davis to get some scientists to check over the Thraeskion gift, and Dovelock to report to the IOA, who would send a file on the affair to Homeworld Command and the SGC, with the instructions to inform the Free Jaffa of the Thraeskion message that had been passed to them. This series of meetings was over.

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