TT: Reports of what happened to our ancestors after that are sketchy. TT: There were no eye witness accounts I've found, but some believe they regrouped and confronted the Condesce herself. TT: With all her high ranking officers dead, and the human population decimated and sufficiently groomed for her arrival, there was no reason to stay behind the scenes anymore. TT: After those dreadful years of putting up with a more vulgar brand of authoritarianism, when she finally stepped forward to claim her throne, it actually came off as somewhat dignified. Elegant, in a way. TT: She was no less severe, but at least she knew how to act like an empress.