The thought of the confederation falling or deciding that LOV looks like a possible valid target has caused a slight panic among the members of the alliance. This is actually justified to some extent. It would not be hard for The Solomani Confederation to sweep through the Malorn sector and claim it as their own.
Given the fact that they are so small and that they are primarily made up of technocracies their goals and objectives reflect this. They have a very mechanical approach to the solution.
First is that they realize that like the Solomani confederation if they wish to compete with a larger entity they will need far greater resources than there nine worlds can produce. This means that a immediate goal is colonization of as many habitable worlds around them as possible. Later they will look at absorbing some of their neighbors but the colonization is seen as a faster and more immediate solution. This also means they will need to explore these worlds more. SO a colonization office will be opening soon as well as a scouting office.
Second goal is to increase their technological and industrial base. While Alhread may be at tech level 10, most of the other worlds are far behind. LOV intend to attack this problem by two means. One is to increase the technology on the lower tech brethren and at the same time to attempt to steal cutting edge technology from the Solomani, the Imperium, and the Hivers. Eventually the hope is that LOV can catch up with the Solomani Confederation, perhaps the Imperium. Such a increase in tech level is not common but is not impossible. The council has a group investigating the culture and mind set of the darrians who rocketed from tech level 3 to 13 in record time. The hope is that they can artificially induce the change.It seems they have adopted four concepts that may assist them.
Next is the increase in physical capital. Plans are the first steps but resources. are necessary to make the plan viable. Since LOV consist of nine worlds there is a fair amount of resource, but no where the amount needed for this sort of project. Since the LOV are very limited in financial assets "alternate" means are to be employed.
Third is a increase in financial assets. A increase in financial assets gives the LOV a couple of strait forward benefits. First is money to legally buy assets. Second is considerable influence over local politics that are involved with the economies you effect. Lastly you have money to bribe people with, so your other activities go unnoticed.
The increase of financial assets will be achieved in a couple of methods. First is to channel illegal profits into legitimate enterprises. Second is to actually invest in the foreign economy so if they attempt to harm the LOV. They injure themselves financially.
Finally a increase in Intelligence. It was not till recently that LOV had a intelligence agency. It didn't need one. They were ignored. Only now have they realized the need. This means in the next few years their intelligence community will grow in size and scope. One of its first objectives is operation fallen angel.
While some of the council and close advisors have expressed some reservation on the goals and methods all have agreed to this course of action. They have realized that they are at such a disadvantage they need anything that gives them a step forward