This is not a recruitment thread. It is a warning. And a call to action. For space is dark and full of terrors. Even now, zerg guilds, unsatisfied with their current numeric advantage, insecure in their gluttony, seek to spread across the galaxy. They recruit. Where they cannot recruit, they threaten. Where they cannot threaten, they destroy.
How do they destroy? That is simple: their borders secured by those too fearful to attack them, they strike out with impunity at the few who resist. Are you even now neighboring a zerg? Are they finishing off a more distant empire? Will they cast their eye upon your empire next? Will you cave in at the first sight of their ships? At the first mention of their name? Where are your fleets? Where are your minelayers? How thick are your troops?
An empire that finds itself an island in a sea of zerg cannot stand for long. Not when so few distract so many. But you can do your part. Find out the alignments of your neighbors. Many of you may already know, or suspect that the zerg lurks nearby. Send scouts ranging far. You can fight the zerg. You may find yourself overwhelmed and on the defensive but in doing so, you are buying other empires their own time and chance to strike out.
And maybe you will find some allies of your own along the way. What neighbors of yours are even now in a desperate war which you know nothing of? Two can stand strong against many.
Prepare your fleets. Search for targets around you. Search for a few friends to stand with you against the zerg. If you wait – if everyone waits – then the zerg lumbers onward, empire by empire, with too few fighting them, too few distracting them, and when they come for you, there will be no distractions left.