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# 13
10-20-2013, 06:32 AM
Originally Posted by flash525 View Post
It is clear to me that you don't support this idea, so you'll have to accept I'm not going to go into a great deal of effort to reply to all of your ... concerns.

The Cardassian Union became a puppet due to Dukat and Damar; it was only later that Damar stood up. As soon as they lost Dukat, that's when it started to go south for them.
Dukat and Damar were strong personalities... they were able to at least somewhat retain the "Cardassian Spirit" and it was just after Damar got away that Legate Broca gained command... most likely he was a programmed clone or a genetically altered Vorta as he was nothing more than a lowly servant to the female founder.

We'd gain a faction out of it. Why is it so hard to believe there would be different groups of Cardassians?

Group #1 ~ The True Way
Group #2 ~ Happy being under Federation rule, with no Military of their own
Group #3 ~ Unhappy being under Federation rule, desires a Military of their own for the sake of self preservation and security
A faction of what? Where do they get ships? Where do they get weapons?
I doubt the True Way would support them...

Something else we need to consider too, the current Cardassian state has no military, no ships (or a serious lack of them anyway) as they're essentially under Federation rule. If we get another mini faction focusing on these Cardassians, are we going to be flying around in shuttles and cargo transports? A military force is forbidden.
See above

So there can be rebellious Jem Hadar but not rebellious Karemma / Paradan?
The Jem'Hadar were bread and altered for combat... they know the tactics, they know how to fight... and they seem to not possess a homeworld...
Both the Karemma and Paradan are ordinary people and judging from what we've seen the Dominion would most likely just have glassed their planet if there was forming something that could be interpreted as dissent even if those with rebellious thoughts were not on it...

So, Singular People could likely be Bridge Officers, gaining them from an Event and they would be akin to Tovan, Individuals...

But a complete "faction" of Karemma and Paradan? No way... not even now...

It does actually. Said splinter group wouldn't define the Detapa Council strong, thus they'd join with the Republic to reclaim their strength.
No... it still doesn't... those Cardassians wouldn't be strong to begin with... they would need Ships and Weapons...
They would be a burden to the New Romulan Republic until they managed to overthrow the Detapa Council or the True Way and acquire "land" and actually regain "strength"... and that wouldn't go very smoothly with the Federation and most likely they would retaliate against these rogue elements and pull support from the NRR leaving the latter to the whim of the Klingon Empire...

Politics my dear friend... D'tan might be somewhat... strange in some ways... but he is certaintly not so stupid as to risk all for some puny Cardassians...
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