Lies in her legions willing to kill anyone and anything that might threaten her peace and the Union that commands their loyalty.
Wish there were more universes where the humans were the badasses. Warhammer is the only one that comes to mind. Maaaaaybe Star Trek in a way, but it's hard to see the Federation as badass.
I know how you feel. While I don't doubt that there are plenty of things out there that are dangerous, there's only one species on this planet that has the potential to eliminate all others if it were so inclined. I also suspect that humans would hardly neglect their militaristic heritage simply because they venture outwards. If anything, learning what is out there will probably cause an increase in humanity's aggression. At least that is the way I see it and why I decided that it was fine to have idealistic humans forging their own path elsewhere(my L-3/Orion Alliance) but when it comes to Earth and the protection of our homeworld, there should be no compromise and no quarter given. This becomes a fundamental point of disagreement between the humans of the Earth Union and those of other factions that spread out in my works. In essence, I want to have the best of both worlds and a dozen others too XD
Awesome! Very Cool!!