After the Northern War, Kleriel had begun expanding across the Calledian establishing new colonies in virgin lands. These new colonies were a good way of emigrating the excess population which was beginning to crowd homeland Kleriel, and would come to reap fresh untapped resources which would come to fuel the rising Keelish war machine. Kleriel was left scarred after the war, and with the realisation that pacifism and fighting wars defensively would not save them from such losses as suffered at the Neck in the future, especially with hostile foreign powers just over the horizon, the Keelish began investing in to military research & development, as well as espionage and sabotage, like never before.
The Northern War was relatively short, but enough Keelish died in it to spark a rise in patriots who would volunteer to join the military. In the public’s eyes, the Keelish see that Kleriel would have won the north their war after their stalwart defence and victory at the Neck, and that the only reason victory was not achieved in the end, was Kleriel’s outdated technology. Patriots and nationalists alike cry out for reassurance that Kleriel is not a push over, and the government has replied in kind, giving them a false sense of security. The truth however, was somewhat different.
With the K.C.I. (Keelish Colonial Initiative) leading the colonisation and industrialisation of Kleriel’s new over seas territories, and Lyrien currently abroad in Maruba in her attempt to spread Kleriel’s dominion in to the western side of the Calledian, Arch Magister Qeerel had dispatched a delegation to Valkoria with the mission of establishing an embassy, mainly so that they could swiftly communicate with each other if new tensions arise in the future.
The delegation set out on one of Kleriel’s light cruisers, with another one accompanying it as an escort. Both of which were stationed at the southern end of the Calledian during the war, and were assigned to the task to show the Valkorians that Kleriel still has a remaining portion of its naval power.