Another great war won (who needs mercenaries, anyway? lol), after which we set about removing the criminal elements from within our borders (everyone knows that space turkeys are deviants and troublemakers). Currently trying to beneficially occupy all that was taken and terraformed and
enduring a massive energy / mineral deficit as a result of all of that unattended infrastructure, but is being handled. Restored a ruined ring world segment and unlocked humans’ latent psionic potential. Vassals are happily settled on their reservations.