The following is excerpted from issue #5 of the Sol Bulletin, an ad hoc news sheet distributed electronically among survivors of the Battle of Earth in the chaotic period following the firing of the Crucible. Issue #5 was released seven days after the Crucible fired.
Tensions Mount in Inter-species Summit
The ongoing summit between leaders from the various alien fleets and intact Sol settlements nearly collapsed today. A discussion of plans for making contact with Asari colonies flared into conflict when Urdnot Wrex, leader of the Krogan forces attached to the Turian fleet, criticized a casual use of the phrase "Council races" by Matriarch Lidanya, captain of the Destiny Ascension and acting commander of Asari forces in Sol.
"There are no Council races anymore," the Krogan reportedly told the summit. "There's no damn Council, and no Citadel for it to meet on anyway. And if you want a new Council, you can get use to having a Krogan at the table.”
Urdnot’s proclamation led to chaos in the summit chamber. Order was only restored after Admiral Hackett arrived and personally addressed the summit, calling for unity and a focus on the summit’s agenda.
After the summit recessed for the day, Admiral Quwil, commander of Salarian forces in Sol, issued a statement, criticizing Urdnot Wrex for using the summit as a “platform for personal aggrandizement.” Matriarch Lidanya was more conciliatory in her own statement, echoing Admiral Hackett in asking for a focus of more immediate issues. Urdnot Wrex’s own statement was brief but dismissive: “The so-called ‘Council Races’ know things are going to change. If they don't want to admit it yet, that's their problem.”
As of press time, Primarch Victus had issued no statement on Wrex's remark. The summit is scheduled to resume tomorrow morning.