Alliance of Free Stars
|Alliance of Free Stars|
The Alliance members.
The Alliance of Free Stars was a cooperative coalition of seven starfaring races that was created during the Ur-Quan Slave War to oppose the Ur-Quan and their Hierarchy of Battle Thralls. It was ultimately unsuccessful in preventing the Ur-Quan from conquering the member races, but was very successful in forging interstellar kinship. Indeed, after 20-years of subjugation, the New Alliance of Free Stars rose as a continuation of the original alliance with the old guard avidly resuming the fight and welcoming new members.
The Alliance began circa 2110 as a mutual defense agreement between the Chenjesu and the Mmrnmhrm, and was successful in turning away an initial incursion of Hierarchy forces. The Yehat and their foster species, the Shofixti, joined the Alliance shortly thereafter. The Humans joined the Alliance in 2116, four years after first contact with the Chenjesu. A day after Earth joined, the Arilou appeared and requested entrance into the Alliance. The Syreen were the last to become a member, joining somewhat loosely in 2120.
Though the Alliance fought valiantly, eventually they were defeated in 2134 by the Hierarchy. The Chenjesu, Mmrnmhrm, Humans and Syreen were encased in slave-shields, the Yehat defected to Battle Thrall ranks, the Arilou disappeared, and the Shofixti sacrificed themselves in a blaze of glory rather than be enslaved.
The spirit of the Alliance never wavered, which was evident from 2155 onwards as the original members continued the fight with pride.