What a beautiful planet.
It has so much land! The year is a bit short, but the air is already breathable, according to the probes they've dropped. A lot of probes are suffering from inclement weather but the overall weather patterns look fine, just a run of weird luck. They might even be able to eat the plants and animals there.
Speaking of, some of the animals look almost like Amentans, which is kind of weird. But they're very low tech - oh, ew, they're really low tech, evidence from that highly explosive-looking war over there notwithstanding, ewwwww.
Okay, well. They look a lot like Amentans, they mostly act like very low tech Amentans who have very nice bombs. They send down a team to ransack the nicest library they can identify from space in the middle of the night, planning to return the originals once they've copied them all. When they have version 0.3 of machine translation into the library's represented written languages underway, they send three landing parties:
- one into Petras, to return all the books apologetically and offer compensation in the form of various shiny jewelry;
- and one each into Haven and Sunhame, to inquire what the war is about and if either side would like to be annexed in exchange for help with the war.