The first sign of the imminent storm came from the Scavengon Massive Organization Movement. Their scavenging nature and nomadic background always rendered Scavengons an unimportant threat and a minor variable to the Outer Ring’s history. Yet, the Ubium Parasite always aimed in expansion, with an innate desire to infest and rule.
While Ubium Parasite always lacked the power and the numbers to attempt an expansion throughout the Outer Ring, the Scavengon-Va’an war proved to be the cornerstone of the ISL.
The Scavengon-Va’an war lasted for almost a decade of guerilla attacks between the two races. Both nomads with loose organizational structure, the two races spread havoc across the Outer Ring. Even though Va’ans turned to be far superior fighters, Scavengons had a hidden weapon on their side: the Parasite.
While Va’ans took the upper hand in most battles, the infested Scavengons slowly built their army. During their fights, no Va’ans were killed but they were turned to mindless soldiers under the Ubium Parasite’s control. In a matter of months, the parasite’s army had doubled in size and it no longer consisted of mere nomads and scavengers but also the strongest fighters in the universe. Thanks to the constant supply of new soldiers, the Ubium Parasite saw profound power which facilitated its innate desire for expansion.
The Va’ans were forced to fight against their kin and gradually the tables turned for the mighty warriors. One battle after the other, the Scavengons won more ground, expanding throughout the Outer Ring until most Scavengons were forced to the edges of the world.
When Va’ans were no longer a threat, one of the oldest Scavengons was crowned as The Parasite—the Emperor through whom the parasite could speak and command—and the Interplanetary Sovereign League became official.
Wanting to establish its presence and maintain its position of power, once it came to the spotlight, the ISL made sure to spread fear through the Outer Ring. With the best engineers under its command, most spaceships and space stations were hijacked and the ISL Manifesto was broadcasted to the corners of the known universe for days: “The League is coming. Resistance is futile. Obey the Parasite.”
Some dismissed the message as an attempt to psychological warfare while others succumbed to fear and the discomfort.
The Oracles and Earthlings held a meeting and deemed the League a mundane threat of no importance that could cause no harm to the universe. The lack of immediate action against the League was later considered one of the cardinal moments that led to the events of the Civil War.
With no resistance against its rising power, in a matter of weeks, after the ISL broadcast, the League started its expansion from Ubium. The Parasite—with access to the uncanny fighting understanding of the Va’ans and the scavenging and survival abilities of Scavengons—commenced its imperialistic plan.
Empty spaceships, desolated space stations, and deserted planets were left behind the League’s attacks, and no bodies, victims, or casualties were seen after the battles. Whenever a battle was won, the defeated joined the League’s army and in less than a few months, the League stood as formidable as the Earthling Federation, with no meaning to cease its expansion.
When the Earthlings decided to put a halt in the parasite’s expansion, the outcome was dire. The Federation-ISL battle was a sheer failure with countless of deaths and missing Earthling Generals who were infested by the parasite. After the lost battle, the Earthlings realized that the ISL had grown in power beyond their reach and it was no longer possible to be stopped.
After a series of lost battles and when the ISL controlled almost one-third of the Outer Ring, the Earthlings decided it was time for action.