J U N G L E
Even proximity begets change.
In the beginning, the ruling fist of mankind clutched the quiet world of M'haeli. So far removed was this planet from the most powerful entities in the Galaxy that the native Humans acted in a manner far removed from their name. Upon this world was a species which pre-dated the overlords - a gifted and blessed race known as the H'drachi. Since well before the Four Hundred Year Darkness, they attempted to live in peace and harmony with the land. Yet, when Humanity set foot upon the jungled world, the natives found themselves subject to the sting of avarice. All too quickly, they suffered under the heel of oppression - and for many, many years, there seemed to be no end to their suffering.
Change came in the form of an ideal which exploded like wildfire. The ideal of self-determination unified systems a mere stone's throw away from the troubled M'haeli. Together, they grew into a mighty Confederacy of Independent Systems and welcomed all who neighbored their borders to share in the bounties of true freedom. This nation was benevolent in many ways, but they would not suffer certain atrocities. Chief amongst them being the oppression of innocent lives underneath the boot of another. And, as the borders of the Confederacy grew within mere inches of M'haeli, the ruling class of Humanity knew the end was nigh. They had a choice to make: either change willingly or suffer the eventual judgment of the Confederacy.
The ruling class chose wisely - and word soon reached the Confederacy's ears of a freshly liberated people. The tribla H'drachi flung open the gates to their tribelands and welcomed the neighbor which had been responsible for their liberation. The sections of jungle which were once fiercely protected and isolated were now open for the Southern Systems to explore. The Confederacy, in turn, poured out its blessings upon M'haeli and welcomed the world into the fold. As a result, their first gift to the jungle-covered planet was to bring a fresh source of income to its people. For too long, primative technologies had been at the disposal of the Humans and the H'drachi alike. Thus, the Confederacy began with the erection of a point of interest: The Z'mbali Lodge.
Here, in the heart of the H'drachi Tribelands, modern comforts came alive. A series of waterfalls had been selected to be the locale for this momentous undertaking; and in a few short months, the resort was open for business. Vibrant structures adorned the clifftops, affording a breathtaking view of the forested Tribelands below. And, at the base of the falls were numerous opportunities to dive into the chilled swimming holes. The Lodge offered M'haeli a chance at a prosperous tomorrow...and moreover, offered the battle-tested warriors of the Confederacy an opportunity to breathe anew.