Other Side of the Grtul Gate

Originally published at: Other Side of the Grtul Gate – Molten Aether News

In the last month, Solas Tempus has stepped up the shipment of supplies across the gate, including a portion of the fleet has been stationed within the star system occupied by the humans native to that reality. While there has been no official statement on the increase of military activity on the other side of the gate, it is known from several public statements that Solas Tempus and the Serenity Concord have signed a treaty with the Terran Space Alliance on the other side of the gate.

So far Solas Tempus has signed a number of treaties with parties in other realities. However, the recent activation of the Janus Gate prompted Solas Tempus to send through a good portion of the battle group assigned to this system. These forces later returned with little damage but rumors began to surface that a large scale engagement had occurred on the other side of the Grtul Gate.

While most everyone has seen the recent influx of tourism to the Schatten Star System and beyond, the gate which has provided that has been largely ignored since it showed up along with the massive space-station-ship called a Fabber, named Vulcan. The gate itself has faded into the background, simply providing a path for ships to come and go from the other side of the Grtul Gate.

It is important to note that the other side of the gate is an entirely different reality. A reality with its own political situation, races, and vastly different technology to our own. While the humans on the other side and similar species that have come to our side of the gate has been largely positive, the recent rumors of a large scale engagement have been troubling to many. Solas Tempus has released a statement in response to recent inquiries regarding the build up of military forces on the other side of the gate.

As per our recent treaty with the TSA, we have began to deploy military assets to their space in order to help secure our interests. This is a standard military move, we have military assets stationed at other locations both in conventional space and in other realities for the same purpose. Due to the high population of friendly and technologically advanced people on other side of the Grtul Gate we are pursuing a stronger agenda with its people, much the same way we signed an expansive trade, peace, and assistance treaty with the Avali. The treaty with the Avali has been a benefit to everyone on multiple occasions. This treaty is no different.

While it is true that their political situation is more complicated than many on our side of the Gate, this is not cause for concern. There is no need to read into the situation more than is actually there. The people on the other side of the Gate has been friendly and generous and we are endeavoring to respond in kind.

Acting Fleet Admiral Sal D'Amico

Background

Some time back the Pegasus realized that no new communication had occurred from the Gate in some time and left to investigate. Since then the ship has been stationed on the other side of the Gate. Previous to that, three Solas Tempus vessels were also stationed there, with the stated purpose of pursuing productive trade and peace agreements as well as exploration. The three ships the Sparrow, Star Opal, and Gladius have also continued to be stationed on the other side of the gate.

After the activation of the Janus Gate it was not more than a few days before the Zealot Star returned with the bulk of Solas Tempus forces. Shortly after traffic through the Gate returned to normal.