Well, technically it's not discussion yet, but I can imagine that it'll be the fate of this thread once we start. Anyway, I'll give you some information about the thing, starting with the setting.
The year is 2267, and that's a year that'll go in any and all history books later on. Man has conquered all obstacles thrown at them since the initial invention of the Interplanetary drive, and the entire system is in the process of being terraformed into a habitable planet. The system counts 5 bodies that would pass as planets, of which 2 are gas giants. The planet humans originally came from is named Versillo, and it's the 2nd planet in orbit around the star Gabraith, which is a yellow dwarf. To find out the reason why 2267 will be such a memorable year, we'll set the scope a bit backwards.
Back in 2067, experiments were being conducted to replace parts of the brain with machinery to speed up the thinking process. Initially, it was a huge success. Even people who had stained severe damage in certain brain areas could be fully cured from what would normally be a permanent affliction. Ofcourse, like every new technology there were just people who tried to go as far as they can. A small section of the scientists who invented the type of machinery needed started to replace more and more of their brain with machinery. However, after replacing most of their critical brain areas with machinery, the people just no longer felt human anymore. It was as if they were lifted to a new level of consciousness where there were no emotions, no instincts. Only ratio survived. This process would later be known as the Transenlightenment.
The scientists who had conducted these experiments then unanimously decided that they would have to spread the Transenlightenment to other people. They called themselves the conjoiners, and from 2068 to 2075 they would quickly bolster their numbers until the point where they realized that they could not hide their movement much longer. In large enough numbers to occupy a small country, they moved to the uninhabited north pole of Versillo and made their base there. They didn't need luxury or expensive homes due to their lack of emotion, so they settled with a military style base. From here, they launched raids to the populated areas, and abducted people in order to 'force feed' them with the machinites until they were one of their own.
It took a very long time before the planet authorities found out who was behind the kidnappings. In fact, they weren't classified 'kidnappings' at all. After the Transenlightenment, the abductees willingly wrote letters to their relatives explaining that they wouldn't come back. However, when the authorities finally did notice, it was already far too late to settle things peacefully. All conjoiners were outlawed, and a large military force was send to the north pole by 2135. However, after a long battle, this force was outsmarted and wiped out. After recieving word from their defeat, Kevin Morgg, counsil chairman, proposed to drop the bomb on the conjoiners. The proposal passed with 117 out of 220 votes, a close call.
However, there were many unforeseen consequences. The explosion and the heat from the fusion bomb ripped the north pole in half, sending the two halves drifting away to warmer areas. The sudden movement provoked a tsunami unlike any that has ever been seen, millions of people died. The seperated blocks of ice melted, flooding most coastal settlements. This unfortunate incident would be know as The Unfortunateness.
After The Unfortunateness, people lost all faith in their government. Rebellion, protests and terrorist attacks were common for years, until the year of 2178. On a certain day, 2 ships appeared from outer space, into orbit around the globe. The ships fired upon the planet, destroying most military bases and major cities as if they were flies. The Versillo authorities quickly retaliated by launching several nuclear missiles at the ship, but they were destroyed by interceptor missiles. When most of the planet's defenses were taken down, the ships spawned massive amounts of dropships. It wasn't even a war. Within a matter of hours, 60% of the planet was either prisoner or dead, and by the end of the week, all resistance was tossed aside and the planet enslaved. The invaders were dubbed by the Versillians as Outworlders. They were highly intelligent jellyfish would be the most accurate term to describe them, but they were cruel. Their bodies were made mostly from what looked like water, buth they had implants to allow the breathing of oxygen.
The enslavement lasted for well over half a century, untill both of the ships suddenly retreated from the planet. The people took this chance to organise a rebellion. They were secretely plotting and planning, until the ultimate chance arose to drop down their tools and raid military installations on a global scale. The Outworlders were massively outnumbered, but took millions of lives before succumbing nevertheless. After the enslavers were killed and burned, the people studied their technology, and learned from it several new scientific methods. With it, they could start developing the antimatter drive, which would allow for faster spacefaring.
This is the story from the Versillian perspective. I have not provided any details on any major events on purpose, we will be able to fill that in as we go. Now, you should also know some things the Versillians don't.
The conjoiners had managed to optimise Fusion technology in their ship's engines long before the other Versillians, and they had evacuated the north pole just as the nuke hit it. It was a small ship, however, so the trip to the nearest planet was quite long. The planet was called Loindred, famous for it's white color. This was because the entire planet was covered in ice, save a few places where mountains pierced the ice due to vulcanic activity. The ship landed near one of the biggest mountains, where they found the raw materials needed to rebuild their base. They decided that the best way to build a big ship was in space, so that's where they build a massive shipyard and build The Chaos and The Order, ships bigger than man could ever dream of.
So when the invaders finally came, you can imagine that the conjoiners were better capable of defending themselves. The Outworlders reasoned that the relatively low radio activity on the planet meant that there were less humans there to enslave, so they decided to send only a smaller ship that way. Battle ensued between the two forces. Order and Chaos were bigger, but the Outworlder ship had far superior weapons and technology. In the end, the conjoiners were victorious, and they could use new technologies to improve and repair the 2 ships.
It was around this time that the 2 battleships left Versillo for Loindred. and, in 2240, it finally came down to the big battle. Even the emotionless conjoiners felt a hint of tension when the Outworlder ships slowly approached them. The Order was winning his duel with the enemy battleship, but a fault in the Chaos' evasive patterns invoked a direct hit from the enemy ship, tearing the hull to pieces. Luckily, most of the hull was unmanned because they had no passengers, but the ship lost most of it's weapon systems. A moments later the Order finalized a complicated maneuver to evade it's main enemy's fire and also score a direct hit against the enemy warship. This turned out to be the turning point in the battle, and the 2 ships fled the system using there antimatter drives.
The year is now 2263. The Versillians regained much of their lost ground in the past years, having build up a single fleet around there one battleship, the Undeath (symbol of their ressurection). They now call themselves The Versillo Coalition. The conjoiners spend their years repairing their own ships, building fleets around them. Now, tensions between the two forces are rising as they both set out to colonise the other planets in the system...