The wheels of war had grind to a halt. The Hydari's relentless advance had stopped, and the Illater Agreement had fought them back - the economy of both nations were in ruins, however the people of the Sphere began to rebuild. Rebuild they did, and the workers of the Sphere, even though they were suffering from the pressure of the war, they worked and worked and worked, all knowing that they were doing this for the greater good - all will turn out alright in the end.
The leaders of the twenty one states of the Illater Sphere convened on Illater. The home planet, the origin point of the expansion, and where every part of the Agreement started. It was the place where they discovered the artifact, the ancient relic, the old Union database, reactivated after Illater fell into anarchy. The old hunter-gatherers didn't realize what they had begun - an interstellar species, spanning a thousand light years.
All the leaders of the twenty one states wanted to sign an agreement - unifying the Sphere irreversibly and forever. A united nation with purpose of defending it's people from alien attacks, a united nation with a purpose of improving the lives of the citizens, a united nation with the purpose of fulfilling the dreams of every single man, woman and child in the entire Sphere - unifying the entire galaxy, like the Ancients did hundreds of millenia ago.
They sat down. They discussed for hours on end, considering all the aspects of this new nation. What it stands for. What it's ultimate goal is. Eventually, they settled on the final version, and they grabbed their pens and signed the agreement. A new state is born at this exact moment. They all signed the agreement to the formation of the Sovereignty of the Nations of the Illater Sphere, otherwise known as...
THE ILLATERI SOVEREIGNTY
At the very top of the government of the Sovereignty rests the Archons, one per territory, having complete rule over the portion of the Sovereignty that they were born in. The individual councils of each territory can throw around words all they want, but the final say is given by the Archons of the Sovereignty, which means that they have complete and total rule. However, these are constantly checked for corruption by several different agencies, and each Archon that is only working for the benefit of himself is thrown out, replaced by those who are able and willing to help the nation-state.
This is the diplomacy section for the nations of the galaxy. It will be updated later on.
EMPYRION REPUBLIC @Bevan
STATUS: ALLIED TO THE END
Formed after the Empyrion Republic tesseracted into the outer regions of Sovereignty space, relations between the two nations have been great so far as the EMPYRION REPUBLIC is allied to the end.
REMNANT EMPIRE @Quarantine
Opening a wormhole in Remnant Empire space, an Illateri Sovereignty survey ship was almost immediately obliterated by the firepower of the Remnant Empire, however High Archon Kaavex stepped in, and is now talking with the Remnants. So far, though...
MUSAVIAN INTERNATIONAL SPACE EFFORT @Fort_Master_Gustav
STATUS: ALLIED (AND PROTECTED)
Discovering their world at the edge of the Perseus Arm, the Sovereignty boosted their technology to normal space-age and beyond while placing them under their protection. These primitives with greatest potential are now allied to one of the most powerful nations in the Belleon Galaxy.
HIGH IMPERIUM RESURGENT @LeftHandofGod
The High Imperium Resurgent. First encounters with them proved to be disastrous, as the long range scout and recon ship that shielded the primitives was shot intentionally. The second encounter was when they shot down a survey ship, an exploration ship, with a fleet. While there was a period where we thought the Imperium was going to be at war with us, they came to us in their time of need. Talks are starting with the Imperium Resurgent.
HIGH IMPERIUM RISING @LeftHandofGod
The Imperium directly declared war against us by firing upon one of the ships, exactly how the Imperium is expected to behave. The Sovereignty is responding accordingly, and the first battle of the Anvil War is taking place.
Oh, and the Imperium Resurgent asked us to fight against the High Imperium Rising. That too.
ETHARIAN STELLAR UNION
Only a few hundred years ago, the Etharian Stellar Union was first contacted by the Illateri Sovereignty. The steadily growing nation has had great relations with the Sovereignty so far, so much that they are basically unofficial allies.
IMPERIAL REALMS OF HYDAR
This highly xenophobic nation caused the formation of the Sovereignty over five hundred years ago. The second war with them left us scarred, and only five decades ago we recovered from the last war, however tensions are still high and we are still on the brink of war, eternally sitting on [DEFCON TWO].