The War for All (Often abbreviated to WFA, and commonly called the Fourth Intergalactic War, or the First Universal War) was a colossal intergalactic war that lasted for barely over 1000 years. (between 185367 CE to 186372 CE.) The vast majority of The Borealis Cluster's nations, including the full force of The Intergalactic Council, united against the extra-boreal threat that is the Alliance of Five and POLIKY.
This singular war has caused more damage, casualties, and turmoil of every empire than almost every other war ever fought in The Borealis Cluster combined. The sheer destruction, scientific breakthroughs, and weapons used in this war were simply put, immense.
In The War for All, a continuous state of total war emerged from beginning to end. There were little to no breaks, and countless people from countless nations were directly involved in this battle. Many famines and atrocities were committed on many planets, as well.
The War for All first sprouted as a way to gather more resources for the Alliance of Five. One of the nations in the Alliance, the Elite Nora, wanted to accelerate ship and defense production, and break away from their relatively small galactic cluster. Other nations like the Araxis Confederation wished to spread prosperity to unknown parts of the universe. Others like the Seekers and the Suralis Empire wanted to ensure the survival of their people.
As a result of their resources being depleted, much of the Alliance of Five was frightened of inevitable extincion. So, they decided to start a large joint project. This theoretical project would take an immense amount of time and resources to pull off. The available resources in the 7-L Cluster would have to be switched from military and protection, straight to what was essentially a brand new idea. This technology would also require a complete switch in what everyone was doing in the workforce. Many at first were afraid of this program, as they thought it would cost too much. Other arguments said that it would shorten the lifespan of The Alliance by wasting resources.
Once this joint project was officially started, The Alliance would first show their plans for the entirety of their mission. They would first build large generation ships, which ran on megastructure-sized alcubierre drives. They would place large wormhole end-points inside the warp bubbles, and eventually go to neighboring galactic superclusters. The Alliance was also under the impression that they were mainly empty, save for a few relatively advanced civilizations.
When the Alliance forces would arrive at the neighboring intergalactic clusters, they would garner resources with deployable Harvester Ships. The Harvester Ships would autonomously scan for wealthy planets and stars, or other areas of space. These ships would then send in dozens of Von-Neumann Probes, which would extract resources for The Alliance, and for self-replication. These Von-Neumann Probes would finish its processes, and send in a large number of resources back to the mothership. The resource production would be exponential, and profitable results could be seen in a very short amount of time.
Creating the Warp Generation Ships
As soon as this project was in complete development, many people began to see the effects. Countless people were excited for a new era in Alliance history, for resource gathering to be more relaxed, and most importantly for it to be less costly. Many economists were also prepared for their values to go down, but it would be for the future of the Alliance of Five.
The Alliance went through many drafts, but ended up with a working concept, Generation Warp Ships. These would be massive megastructure-sized ships, that would hold many end-point for wormholes, and millions of qualified colonists. The ships could also self-improve over time, having a rudimentary system of increasing its efficiency. This was only possible with POLIKY, an AI belonging to the Alliance.
Roughly 3 months after research began, a large scientific breakthrough was in place. Elite scientists all around the Alliance of Five simultaneously discovered many exploitations within the concept of generation warp ships. Improvements to the basic designs were made daily, and it seemed as if generation warp ships could be deployed even sooner than even optimists had hoped.
Construction of these new Generation Warp Ships would be relatively simple. scientists would use unimaginable amounts of exoitc matter to make large 40-kilometer sized wormholes, called Cluster Portals. There would be several Cluster Portal end-points in the vicinity of the generation ship's warp bubble. They would then fully open these wormholes at their destination, allowing for some of the longest-distance wormholes ever seen.
When construction finished on the prototype, it was at an approximate total of 355 kilometers in length. There were countless machines and power stations that fueled the warp generation ship, and the engineers and scientists were going to turn it on for the first time. The Press heard rumor of this, and decided to televise it for everyone to see. Everyone across The Alliance of Five would witness the dawn of a new era, an era of cheaper and more efficient lives.
Tests on the prototype were mostly nominal, and by 160000 CE, the first real Warp Generation Ship was being constructed. It would be much larger than its prototype, being over 3,000 kilometers in length. It could fit millions of colonists, have more space for large wormholes, and it would last in a perfect condition for millennia. There was also the possibility of bringing more harvester ships, which satisfied many future engineers, looking for work.
Soon enough, The last checkups were being made on The first Warp Generation Ship, and its huge size appeared to intimidate anyone who would cross its path. Many scientists on board read positive on their status checks. Tiny test runs were initiated within the main core of The Cluster Portal, and all seemed like the run was going to be successful. Simulations were being run left and right, and an optimal one had been selected. It was finally time to break free from the shackles of resource deprivation.
The Generation ship was soon filled with millions of colonists, and the engines began to rumble. Soon enough, the colossal Alcubierre Drive started to spin, and the ship was off to parts unknown. Everyone was ecstatic as they realised that they could see a new galactic cluster within their lifetime.
Generation Ship Arrival
Many millennia after the launch of the first warp generation ship, it eventually encountered the Borealis Supercluster. As soon as POLIKY viewed a safe area, they stopped the warp drive. Immediately, many automated drones exited their cargo bays, and began to move the wormhole end-points to safe locations. Once that was accomplished, the Sowa Intergalactic Entente wanted to test to see if their wormhole would produce satisfactory results. By this time, more warp generation ships were on their way, and the Alliance was ready to call them back if any wormhole issues had occurred.
Once the checks for a probe were done, the creators of the probe, the Sowa Intergalactic Entente, turned on the telemetry and cameras. As soon as it was booted up, they drove it straight to the wormhole. In a great deal of anticipation, the probe got closer and closer. Once it crossed, it reached the other side, unscathed. This success was likely the most important moment in more recent Alliance history, as the wormhole may have destabilized at any time.
Right as the probe came in, many ships near the area flooded the trans-boreal wormholes. After many millennia, the 7-L Cluster would be free from its relative galactic void. However, they did not account the possibility of other intergalactic empires nearby. This did not help them as the warp traces from the massive Alcubierre Drive had formed shockwaves in spacetime. Nearby CoB listening posts heard these, and soon dispatched scouting drones to investigate the situation. What they saw simply shocked them, as the huge Warp Generation Ship held a dominating presence. The many wormholes and ships made the scouting team leave immediately, with videos and photos of the event.
The Confederacy takes notice
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While The Suralis Empire was surveying nearby the Tloinin galaxy, they discovered large traces of Strange Matter. With only this knowledge, they knew that there was a treasure trove of special matter which would fuel their conquest. Inevitably, they forwarded this news The Nora and The Araxis Confederation. All three of them simultaneously began a small search party, which would find these resources. If their calculations were correct, they would have an entire galaxies' worth of special resources, which would act like tinder to their upcoming firestorm.
2 weeks later, on October 24th, a Suralian surveying drone began to relay heightened signals of the special matter. Other drones nearby also noted a large cluster of Strange Matter and Antimatter all in one place. The Suralis Empire knew that there was a medium-class empire that controlled territory at the time, but they didn't worry, as they were backed up by the other two nations. So, The Suralis Empire sent in a large flock of Harvester Ships. The Harvester Ships confirmed the presence of Strange Matter and began to harvest them quickly and quietly. Eventually, the income from these vaults was so immense, that a secondary portal had to be created so that all resources could be relayed at an efficient rate.
Almost instantly, The Supreme noticed these actions. It saw that one of their crucial Strange Matter vaults were being depleted at a fast rate.
It unanimously dispatched trillions of its own battle drones to intercept the harvester ships. Before the Supreme could destroy the harvesters, The Seekers sent a message to the Supreme, a message that could be read here. The message did not stop the Supreme from destroying the drones. The Suralians needed to secure that material for the war effort, so they invaded immediately leading to some of the longest and outstretched battles in The War for All called the Tloinin Invasions.
The Supreme and DELYATU managed to repel the Seekers from the beginning with virtually unlimited hordes of drones and ships. However, maintaining this stalemate was very taxing, and The Supreme barely managed to supply enough materials for the battle. It resorted to detonating thousands of SSPGD's in order to destroy scores of ships.
The Empire of Mankind knew about the conflict occurring in the Confederacy of Borealis, with some refugees from that nation seeking help in the Empire. Also the Embassy world of Anar, now property of the Empire, was suffering from colateral problems of the conflict that affected nearby planets and systems. Still, the Seekers did not want to interfere yet with another power, so Anar was spare for the most part.
The Seekers appeared near the edges of Herschel Space and looked to attack most of the outside worlds of the Empire (and other Lewis Nations) to focus military attention away from the Lewis Galaxy. This meant that most of the Imperial fleet had to be sent to the border areas of the Empire to secure it from attackers. This led most of the Lewis imperial territory less protected. The Seekers then launch a counter attack, targeting worlds in the Core Galaxy. However, the Imperials did not let the Lewis Galaxy completely undefended.
An Alliance with the Aldorians and the Krizik proved to be crucial. (WORK IN PROGRESS)
The Neo-Terran Intergalactic Hegemony's participation in the war for all was very unique compared to many other powers who participated in the conflict. Instead of viewing it as a war of survival, they viewed it as a chance to finally become a universal power they had always dreamt of. No other war had distracted the confederacy at such a level, and this was their one opportunity to get back at their most hated adversary. The Neo-Terran front was brutal and bloody. Untold war crimes were committed by the Neo-Terrans, and a staggering death toll would make even the most bloodthirsty Xenophobes wince.
Half of all casualties in the war for all were caused or related to the Neo-Terran force’s brutal “4 steps” War doctrine. The 4 steps were “Invade, Secure, Cleanse, Repopulate.” The results of these 4 steps were certainly chilling, resulting in an estimated 6300 intelligent species going completely extinct in the crossfire.
Start of the war
In 185155 the Neo-Terran Intergalactic Hegemony Launched all 101 of its Expeditionary forces at The Confederacy, shocking the confederate government, and further overwhelming the already strained confederate Military. In 187890, After conquering countless confederate frontier galaxies, The Neoterran Expeditionary fleets 1,5,6,7,8,23, and 89 entered the Ambrosia Galaxy and met with a substantial Confederate force, starting the Siege of Ambrosia. Meanwhile, Task Force 0 entered Neo-Terran Territory in The Milky Way and started inching towards Sol.
Seeker-Neo Terran Front
At the beginning of the war, The Seekers had no reason to fight the Neo-Terrans. Because of Neo-Terran hostility towards the Confederacy, the Seekers were cordial to the Hegemony, even offering an alliance that was, of course, refused by the highly Xenophobic Society. Later on, however, after the Neo-Terrans started taking galaxies and planets that The Seekers needed for their planned conquest, they became concerned that the Neo-Terrans may hinder seeker domination by occupying precious resources and industry. Many Seekite generals and officials gathered in a meeting to discuss the fate of the Neo-Terrans. After about a week, they had decided that they must do something to distract their forces. They knew war with the Neo-Terrans was not a good idea; one of the last things they wanted was another burden to war with.
Instead, The Seekers looked towards the heart of the Neo-Terrans, The Phoenix Galaxy; or more specifically, Scipio. The Phoenix Galaxy was very undefended, with The Blessing of Mars in effect the Hegemony did not have to worry about The Confederacy capturing the galaxy. The Seekers knew that entering the galaxy was suicide, but they had an advantage over the artifact. Unlike the Neo-Terrans and The Confederacy, they knew how the technology worked, and more importantly, they knew how to negate the effects it put upon those who entered its field.
The Seekers sent a highly specialized squad of soldiers to Scipio, disguised as humans they infiltrated the imperial palace and planted a thermonuclear detonator in a small room that was in the west wing of the palace. On January 3rd, 188751 at 6:32 AM, The Palace was incinerated in a 20 megaton explosion, destroying the artifact, killing nearly all members of the Neo-Terran Royal Family, and leveling the surrounding capital city which had a population of an estimated 15 billion. Drusus VII after hearing the news immediately stopped Commanding Expeditionary Force 0, and became Emperor, ruling from the old homeworld of Publius. The entire Neo-Terran Intergalactic Hegemony went into a standstill, and the 51st Expeditionary Fleet blockaded Scipio. All transportation in or out of Scipio was immediately halted, and Martial Law was declared. The Hegemony was determined to find the culprits of this massacre, whatever the cost may be.
Meanwhile, The Seekers were celebrating with success. With about 20 Neo-Terran expeditionary fleets being dispatched to the Phoenix Galaxy, Neo-Terran expansion came to a halt, and the Neo-Terrans viewed the confederacy with almost religious hatred. However, their celebration would be short-lived as only a week later the Neo-Terrans found one of the infiltrators and soon discovered his seeker origins. The Neo-Terrans wasted no time and immediately declared war on The Seekite menace.
For the next few thousand years, the Neo-Terrans would go on the defensive, pulling out of the Ambrosia Galaxy and reinforcing important strategic locations like the Phoenix Galaxy and its foothold in the Milky Way. Fleet 0 would later participate in the War for Earth, fighting both the Confederates and Seekites.
Later, however, to demoralize the Neo-Terrans, the seekers sent a massive force to the Scipio system in 191405. A massive battle took place there which lasted about 2 years. The Seekers eventually won but took heavy losses. With the system under control, they did to Scipio like they did to earth and turned the world to ash. With 20 expeditionary fleets destroyed and a ruined homeworld, the Neo-Terrans had no choice but to sign an armistice with the confederacy. With about half of their military left, the Neo-Terrans were able to mostly hold their territory until 195372. That was until The Confederacy defeated The Seekers within their area.
The CoB was hit hard by The Alliance of Five, as thousands of galaxies were occupied, and trillions were killed. The Seekite supply lines were growing ever longer, with the CoB growing ever more desperate. This lead to them removing all restrictions on any production. This allowed for dangerous experimental weapons to be tested and used.
The largest factories were either seized or the corporations that owned them showered with money in order to dedicate everything to the production of arms. Massive propaganda campaigns, designed to be as psychologically effective as possible, were launched, making many enlist or buy bonds.
These events culminated in 185999 when the first galaxy was taken back by the CoB. The galaxy was nothing but an irregular galaxy about a million light years from the milky way. It was overwhelmed afterward, however, this boost in morale was crucial to the war. Many historians call this event the most important event in the war, many going as far as describing it as the turning point in the war.
The Divine Swarm
The Supreme finally decided to get revenge for the Seekers stealing its strange matter. The Supreme built a swarm of self-replicating robots. These robots were the size of ants, and therefore ridiculously hard to intercept. The robots were able to replicate by harvesting any artificial material and therefore began to appear as many colors. The swarm was later known as the Divine Swarm.
This swarm was directly connected to the Supreme, which made any uncontrollable Grey Goo scenario an impossibility. The Divine Swarm was used to destroy quadrillions of ships, as even one robot could self replicate enough times to eventually destroy a ship.
Eventually, The Seekers figured out how to deactivate the Swarm. Before then, The Divine Swarm protected the Tloinin Galaxy for hundreds of years.
DELYATU Secret Parasites
When the DELYATU initially joined the war effort, it did not want to be as brutal as The Supreme in their fighting tactics. However, they happened to capture an off-guard Sowan battalion, and sent them to a POW camp located on Onaud. The Sowans did crushing manual tasks, like plating battleships and crating rail shells by hand. Eventually, with enough experimentation, DELYATU understood the biology and motivations of the Sowas. Using this knowledge, DELYATU immediately probed their brain to find out everything they knew.
DELYATU knew the real reasons for The Alliance of Five's invasion and felt bad for such employing un-needed punishments. But, the Sowans weren't innocent by any stretch of the imagination. They still stole from many vaults and killed many Vlanoans and soldiers. So, as a parting gift from the POW camp, DELYATU decided to implant parasites into the Seekites' central brain and a smaller one down their spinal cords.
The parasites would consume mostly fat tissue to gather resources to reproduce. This process was meant to be as painless as possible, so the parasites released a potent numbing agent. The parasites released billions of spores into the air, so much so that the probability of all of them failing to find a host incredibly slim.
The released prisoners eventually returned to their crew and spread the parasites everywhere. These parasites were semi-controlled by the DELYATU, so with enough hosts, their main purpose could finally be realized. The parasites would re-wire a Sowan's brain in an intricate way, which would make them say praises about their former captors. Phrases like "Hail the DELYATU, our lord and savior", and "Glory to DELYATU, queen of the multiverse" were some of the more common phrases that people would say. Some Sowans actually decided to defect, because the parasites also made a large number of the afflicted Sowans genuinely believe the praises they were saying.
DELYATU dealt a crushing blow to the morale of the Sowan armies that they invaded, as even some Sowans in the 7-L Cluster were infected. DELYATU used this to its advantage and continuously threatened the Sowans with bioweapons. For the rest of the War, many Sowans refused to go anywhere near the Tloinin galaxy, although they were forced to anyway.
This is the official timeline to The War for All. It will catalog countless events, many of them being too minor to put on this article. Here is the official timeline below.
May 15th 172298 CE: The Alliance of Five officially create the first Warp Generation Ship.
November 7th 184298 CE: The Suralian probe arrives at Majoris. Warp signals are heard by CoB listening posts.
December 28th 184298 CE: The Seekers approve the first colonists to be sent to depart from their Warp Generation Ship. A barren world named Kar-Zoowik is settled upon.
January 3rd 184298 CE: The Seekers, along with The Elite Nora complete the first starbase around Kar-Choonik
January 6th 184299 CE: Kar-Zoowik is the official Seekite capital of The Borealis Cluster.
January 7th 184299 CE: The first Noran and Sowan colonies are underway. Kar-Zoowik has approximately ~35,000 colonists and miners.
January 15th 184299 CE: Seekite and Noran mining ships encounter large quantities of antimatter and strange matter.
January 21st 184299 CE: Most civilians are shocked with the surfaced news. Many tourists annoyingly watch Seekite construction from a distance.
January 28th 184299 CE: A second solar outpost is built near the caches of exotic matter. Kar-Zoowik is now conducting planetary and asteroid mining. Population is roughly 48,000.
February 4th 184299 CE: The Intergalactic Council makes a formal diplomatic meeting with four members of The Alliance of Five. Territorial claims are then set. Galaxies are also given to The Alliance to aid in friendly conquest.
April 14th 184299 CE: Two more Warp Generation Ships arrive from the 7-L Cluster. Many more Cluster Portals are opened.
**Much more to follow!**