So, you runts want to learn more about humanity? I know this is a galactic history class, but your fixation over one species, even if it’s that species, is simply uncalled for!
Alright, fine. You’ve convinced me. How about their first interspecies war?
The Human race had just come out of its cradle, and had petitioned to join the council with full rights.
One of the bigger species, the Gal-Nok took offense to-
Yes, Tuvok, I am in fact talking about that event. I’m glad you paid some attention during your studies back on Nokkias. Now please quiet down and pay more attention to this class.
As I was saying, the Gal-Nok took offense to such an insignificant species trying to raise itself up to the same level as they were. So they tried their standard intimidation tactic.
They sent a single ship to Earth, the human homeworld, and sent a single transmission detailing their Blackbeetle bioweapon.
Ah, I see that some of you have heard of the Blackbeetle weapon before. How many of you have had first hand experience with it? Raise your hands now, don’t be shy.
Only three of you? I’m surprised, because of how fast they breed, their poison, and how hard it is to detect them on internal sensors they’re a menace to get rid of.
The Gal-Nok sent their broadcast to the largest of the military sites on Earth, and were waiting for a quick and unconditional surrender that would mean decades of extortion for the humans.
Instead, they got a response telling them that they sent their message to the wrong location, and would have a better chance at a location half a continent away.
The Gal-Nok are a little confused by this nonchalant response, but they transmit the same message to what turns out to be a science building instead.
The scientists happily receive the information on the Blackbeetle, and start sending their own transmissions back. Each one filled to the brim with information on species that make the Blackbeetle look like a small pest. Apparently they had a natural variation that could actually fly.
Quiet down, class, I know the thought of a flying Blackbeetle being a SMALL pest on Earth isn’t easy to wrap your heads around, but are you really that surprised after everything I’ve told you about Humanity?
The Gal-Nok ship flew back to Nokkias at full warp, and reported everything to their Matriarch. She decided to not only surrender to the Humans, but to also fully support their petition to become a council race.
And, class, that’s how Humanity won its first interspecies war, and they did it without firing a single shot.
There’s the bell! Don’t forget, take notes over chapter 12 and do the worksheet before the quiz tomorrow!