The Circasian Empire had spent the past century building their empire with the blood of
their enemies, creating a vast space empire fueled by slave labor and propelled by
violence. The Courata Imperium unified the worlds surrounding their homeworld through
a tempered melding of diplomacy, nobility, and iron-fisted rule.
When the Circasians and
Courata finally met in 2005 it set in motion a series of events that inevitably lead the two empires to war.
A series of conflicts spanning decades ensued between the two powers and their subject
races. In the end these wars--the Escalation Wars--would decide the fate of the two
empires and the future of the entirety of known space.