Ninth Interstellar War
With the crushing defeat in the 8th War, the Igsiirdi (central Vilani ruling council) finally took notice. Substantial forces were dispatched to the Rim and preparations were made to finally put an end to the Terran menace. However the Terrans struck first. Utilizing their newly developed jump 3 drives (deployed experimentally in limited numbers at the end of the 8th War) the Terrans struck through the weakly defended trailing flank, outflanking the Vilani forward positions and destroyed the Vilani fleet in detail.
The Vilani were thrown into a panic; the remnants of the provincial forces, already severely demoralized after the 8th War collapsed, whilst the newly arrived central forces were totally at a loss to cope with the deep penetration and raiding tactics of the Terrans. The newly developed Terran meson guns further added to the Vilani defeat and the slow retreat turned into a virtual rout. In response to the rapidly deteriorating situation, the Igsiidri repeatedly dispatched substantial reinforcements only to have them disintegrate in the face of the Terrans. In desperation the newly arrived central forces attempted to adopt the tactical methods used successfully by the provincial forces, only to find that their incomplete understanding of these methods only made matters worse. By 2278 AD the Vilani were retreating on all fronts and on the verge of a complete collapse.
By 2279 AD the Terrans had almost driven the Vilani from the sector. However the Terran Confederation government was concerned at the rate of advance, with the forwards elements of their forces being virtually out of control. In 2280 AD the Confederation government called a halt to the offensive and announced they were ready to bring an end to hostilities. The Vilani were by this stage desperate and gladly accepted the opportunity for a respite. In 2280 AD a settlement was negotiated that ceded the entire sector to the Terrans.
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