We are at war. Electra stood and had pointed out the obvious. Their supply shuttle had been engaged and destroyed. The attack was an aggressive act of war under any conditions. And nobody in their right mind ever ignores Electra.
It only takes one to wage war, two to make peace. The Blood Star certainly wasnt interested in peace. But how can a peaceful trade group rally and fight off an aggressive foe that would sacrifice every single last man to win? Fighting a war takes tools, designs, and supplies. Even if they manage to pull everything together, their lives will never be the same again. And if the lose? The consequences are too terrible to consider.
From the first surveillance photos confirming the naval ships that are being prepared to launch until the last engagement, this is a battle of the wills. Neither force is wiling to give an inch. Only one side can be fated to win. Like any war, new heroes emerge. Villains lurk in the shadows and events take on a life all their own.
For both sides, the conflict is a Gamble Taken.