Presidential Campaign Speech, Vlillirier, The New Year Before Us

Titania, Moira. Corporation owned Astrahus-class citadel, Vlillirier system, Placid Region

Julianus Soter stands onboard a maintenance platform attached to the Stabber-class cruiser “Ravager” while addressing the assembled crowd in the hangar bay.

As the festivities of this Yoiul holiday season draw to a close, I figured it was about time I came to visit some of the hardworking and steadfast members of our brave support and logistics staff, friends, and allies. And I bring gifts!

Soter grins as a vast container of Miesian brandy is offloaded from this cargobay of his ship to the cheering crowd of Moira. Corporation support staff, and other political supporters from the surrounding systems

Honestly though, the tireless efforts of all of the members of the Militia war effort cannot be understated. Without you, none of what we do as Capsuleers would be possible. And I want to toast you all today. You’re all off duty, right? So cheers!

Soter cracks open a bottle and drinks from it directly, as the cases of brandy are distributed amongst the crowd

As you all can very easily remember, Costolle and many other Gallente systems were only recently retaken from the Squids the last few days before the New Year. The bastards had been putting up a delaying action over the past several months, but finally, at long last, the tidal wave of Freedom has swept through a grand total of seventy-six systems in the war zone. The State Protectorate is on its heels! The guerilla war efforts of the remaining Caldari Militia capsuleers are being repulsed. We will remain vigilant but we are winning.

What we must do this year, and this political season, is to protect what we have fought so dearly for. We have all lost friends and compatriots in this struggle. The Intaki crisis of YC121 should never be allowed to be repeated! We must hold the Caldari State responsible for the damages it has inflicted upon our peoples. They will repay this vast debt, in full!

Soter raises the bottle to the crowd and they cheer in response

The revered CONCORD Inner Circle are debating how to best carve up the Militia War Powers Act to resolve the situations that came to light in Floseswin and Intaki. However, we cannot forget, that CONCORD is largely responsible for dictating to us the rules of engagement, that have endangered so many lives, caused so much suffering, and corrupted so much in our frontier territories. We must be cautious of a solution that comes from the source of all our recent troubles!

I call upon fellow declared candidate, Ms. Ramnev, to meet with me and host a Federation Security Forum, right here in Vlillirier. We should not be debating these issues of foreign policy and Federation security on peaceful, CONCORD-secured core worlds, but here, on the frontier, where so much blood is spilled by the hour, and where the dirt and grime of every day struggle is so precious. Come here, and answer questions from the people who live IN the warzone, and perhaps we shall formulate a better consensus on how to solve these years-long standing issues! The people who know what’s going on stand right here before me!

The crowd roars, echoing off the cavernous interior of the citadel

Our militia, the Federal Defense Union, and my alliance, the Villore Accords, will continue to do everything in our power to push back the tide of tyranny across all of the Militia War Power Act Systems. The enemy has only a few strongholds left. We shall redouble our efforts. Aldranette will be under the Federal Eagle once again, very soon. We shall have our just recompense for the suffering our people have endured there and elsewhere.

And with that, my friends, I shall leave you all to your celebrations. I wish you all the best. And let us all continue to do all we can to preserve our freedoms and liberties, now, and into the new year before us.

Soter smiles and walks off the stage

Presidential Campaign Speech, Orvolle IV, On Recent Events

Ladies, gentlemen, all citizens of the Federation,

The past month has been a challenging one for our people. War came with a fresh and intense outburst in the Placid Region, following renewed Militia invasions in the Amevync constellation of our home. Many hundreds of ships, and tens of thousands of lives, were sacrificed to hold the line against the Caldari State and their willing accomplices in tyranny. We must remain ever vigilant that such an incursion does not succeed, wherever it may take root.

I wish to express my utmost gratitude to the pilots, crew, and families that supported our successful defense of these star systems, and the continued defense of Federation Freedom in the region of Placid.

This great Federation experiment in Democracy is, as we unfortunately well know from simple attention to basic foreign events and news streams from The Scope, a fragile thing. A dear thing. Our democracy is unique. And it must be protected with the dearest resources available. Our Blood. Our Treasure. Our passion and our love.

We have seen recently new candidates enter the race for the Presidency of the Federated Union of Gallente Prime. Kelen Ontbad is doing… something, again. Shaileen Ramnev has stepped forward to offer her voice.

However, we must cast a skeptical eye to these perennial politicians. Suvio Bellaron, included. Do these once-every-five-years names truly represent the best the Federation, as a whole, comprising billions and billions of citizens, truly offers? Do their life experiences provide the sufficient, shall we say, ammunition, to deal with this very present and real danger in the ongoing Triglavian invasion? Do we just sit down, resigned to our fates, and pick one of three names, who have not lifted a single finger to raise us out of our current troubles of interstellar war and escalating post-Jovian satellite state interventions?

I say, no. We should not just settle for a set of names that were recirculated from five years ago, or a name that is soley focused around a single issue. We should press hard, and fight, and do all that we must, to raise our voices and say, NO. We should say NO to the political consensus of our times. We should say NO to the current trajectory of Federation Politics. We should take the rudder of our ship of state, and steer hard to avoid the collision we can so easily see before us. We must rise to this challenge, because it may be our last opportunity before the coming storm.

I’m asking for your support, friends, because this is our opportunity. This is the opportunity to fix what is wrong with our democracy. This is our opportunity to repair the damage of the past ten years. This is our opportunity to fortify and safeguard our society against a radically new and dangerous threat from beyond New Eden. I ask for your support, fellow citizens, to save the Federation. Work with me. Fight with me. And we shall, together, save this great experiment of ours.

Thank you,

Julianus Soter

Candidate for the Presidency of the Federated Union of Gallente Prime

Announcement of Candidacy to be President of the Federated Union of Gallente Prime

Statement given earlier today in Vlillirier VII Roden Shipyards Factory Station:

Today, friends, colleagues, and citizens of the Federated Union of Gallente Prime, we prepare for a new presidential election. As strong as our Federation remains, whoever leads us forward will face challenges like no others in our history. We are confronted by new mysteries as the Triglavians rise. Our Federal government has kept us in the dark. CONCORD has perpetuated a Tyranny of Lies, releasing barely enough information to puppeteer New Eden into submission. We face crippling corruption in the ranks of the Federal Defense Union. To fight all of these dire threats to our freedom, I announce my candidacy for the Presidency of the Gallente Federation.

We must stand together, and retake the reins of our democracy. We must overcome the bloated bureaucracy of  CONCORD who has forgotten its fundamental responsibility to defend and protect humanity. 

We are on the edge of a vast precipice of unknown dangers as the Triglavian Collective rises from the depths of the Abyss. The response of the Jacus Roden administration has been to bury the facts and information at his disposal, so that the voting public has no clue what is going on. We are asked to go into a dark room, wearing a blindfold, and cast our ballots, not knowing what true outcome will result from our choices. Information is the lifeblood of our democracy.. This perpetual state of misinformation and obfuscation is truly a deep constitutional crisis for the Federation.  Mentas Blaque and Thoun Gaterau must be held to account, with Senate inquiry into their operations, dealings, and whether the classification of key tactical information has put Federation citizen’s lives at risk.

Armed with the proper information about the Triglavians, we may begin to finally act. We may be able to initiate the means to execute effective diplomacy with the Collective. We may find common ground. We may find a way to bridge the great divide of space and time that has separated this long lost cousin of Humanity from New Eden. If we were able to resolve this situation, we could protect our people and our society. 

Until such a time, we shall stand strong. We must remain ever vigilant of the  lurking menace of the Caldari State. Lai Dai’s desecration of Intaki V, reveals the price of appeasement with the Caldari State. Had it not been for the Federal Defense Union’s rapid liberation of the Viriette constellation, the occupation of that planet would still be underway. We will continue to hold back the tide of Caldari Militia activity across the border zone. Only today the Gallente Militia forces liberated the Old Man Star system, and a broad tidal wave is pushing back tyranny from Essence to Black Rise. 

We have seen however the deep inadequacies of the Militia Emergency War Powers Act. We must revoke the certifications of corrupt and incompetent FDU mission agents everywhere, and reallocate those valuable resources to territorial control and defensive operations, rewarding those that take the risk in the fight for Freedom over those that are there simply to scrounge ISK from the Federation taxpayer. 

Finally, as the Amarr Empire appears to wish to relive the Dark Ages with a neo-feudalistic rebirth, we may see an ever increasing tide of violence and turmoil within the Minmatar Tribal Republic. As President, I vow to stand firm with our Minamatar allies, as I have in the past. We must join the fight to preserve the peace against an escalated Reclaiming. Freedom must be defended on all fronts, together, or most assuredly, we will all be bound in shackles separately. 

My fellow patriots, we have the opportunity to make this change real. We have a choice. That is the birthright of all Federation citizens. But we must seize it. We must decide that what has gone before is not good enough. We need to change course, now, before it is too late. The election shall determine who defends us for the next five years. 

I do not promise that the road will be easy. There are challenging times ahead. But as our forefathers strove to build a revolutionary idea amongst the stars, so too, shall we fight to preserve it. Fight with me. Fight for Freedom. Fight for the Federation we all hold dear. 

Thank you.

Julianus Soter