Fri Aug 23 10:35:33 - CST

The Voice of Kerensky

Aleksandr Kerensky never intended the "Star League in Exile" to stay in the Pentagon worlds forever. With an eventual return to the Inner Sphere in mind, on 9 September, 2786, he broadcast a message toward the planets he had left behind. Known to the Clans as the Voice of Kerensky, this message would travel at lightspeed back to the Inner Sphere. It would arrive at the edge of the Periphery roughly 770 years after its broadcast (the Clan worlds being that far from the Inner Sphere-Periphery boundary). in approximately 3550.

The message read as follows:
"To all citizens of the Inner Sphere do I, Aleksandr Kerensky, send greetings.
Know that I have taken the remnant of the Star League Defence Force which has remained true to its purpose beyond the boundries of the Inner Sphere, beyond the Periphery. I have done this, neither out of disappointment with those whom we leave behind, nor out of spite or disdain, as some will say.
No, we have left the Inner Sphere because we love it too much to see it destroyed. In wake of the Usurper's coup, and the long, bitter fighting that came with it, I fear that my forces would do incalculable, possibly irreparable, harm to our society. We are sworn to ward the Star League and its subjects, not destroy it.
Thus, we have left the only homes we have ever known to place the destructive capability of this armada beyond the reach of those who would use it, not for defence, but for conquest. Perhaps, with the might of our 'Mechs and ships out of their reach, the leaders who now grapple with one another will relinquish their dreams of subjugating their neighbors and learn to live in peace with them.
Perhaps, one day, should mankind step back from the brink of the abyss, we, or our children, or our children's children will return, to once more serve and protect and guide the Star League in mankind's quest for the stars.

- General Aleksandr Kerensky