-Commander, -the secretary of the council started -we are highly displeased that you have been called to our presence, not to congratulate you for your brilliant strategy on the 47D28 System battle, but to clear well based charges of treason. Your report demanding that we start negotiating a cease fire, including generous reparations, is completely inadequate.
-Council, I shall require to express myself with liberty, so my words are clear and unmistakable to everyone who shall hear this. When I reported our success, our data were lacking, so my report was vastly incomplete and my conclusions were hasty. If I were to voice it again, I would state to act differently. Now I would demand the council for an immediate alliance with those who call themselves "humans", whatever the cost was.
- As I reported, the species we fought on 47D28-9 are not part of the Empire, as we presumed. They are an independent pre-FLT species. And what we attacked wasn't, as we supposed, a perimeter defense base on the system. It was an isolated scientific outpost. Its population almost didn't surpass the 2500 individuals. Of those, less than 150 were military and their mission there was to protect internal peace, not to fend off a foreign threat. Still we lost more than 5000 soldiers, very few of those deployed there left unhurt and it took, as you said in your foreword, our most brilliant tactics to defeat a small bunch of workers.
-So I would say, Council, that suggesting an alliance with these "humans" before any other of the galactic powers do, should never be treacherous but filled with wisdom. I, at least, after 47D28-9, I'm in no hurry to fight their military.
Excerpt of Commander K'Tar's speech to the Confederation Council, weeks after the attack on the human base "Amundsen".