Uh... theres no indication that the Dominion was planning on forcing the Granok to join them through military conquest. Heck the fact that they played the Draken's culture to their advantage to get the Draken to accept their Emperor and patiently waited for the Chua to come to them asking to join way after their first contact indicates that the Dominion wants willing allies, not bound subjects. And frankly the fact that those integrations went off without a hitch leads me to believe that it was the 'more boulders then brains' Granok overreacting to something then the Mechari causing trouble. Furthermore in the Draken/Chua cases the Mechari themselves were the ones who found them and sent the initial ambassadors. The Dominion didn't send them because they thought they were expendable, Mechari are seen as people in the Dominion no different then a Cassian or Chua. Baring rank/social class of course. So...if the Exiles were their first contact didn't it behoove them to -really- enforce on the Aurin just what kind of trouble they might be in for by sheltering them? Not to mention wasn't it a rather bad idea to then, you know, keep going back to that planet again and again? http://wildstar-online.com/en/news/wildstar_wednesday_the_ravaging_of_arboria.php Yeah. The Dominion response was waaaaay to heavy, I'll agree to that. But the Exiles seemed to be more focused on keeping themselves well supplied then making sure there were few to no way the Dominion could trace them back to the poor bunny people. Uh huh. The Mordesh were arrogant and paid for it. The Granok, however it went down on their homeworld, were foolhardy in flicking the nose of something much bigger then they were and paid the price for it. Now serving as roving mercenaries that have probably done plenty of 'morally reprehensible' things to keep themselves a float. The humans? Maybe they were heros 300 years ago when the initial rebellion happened but now? They've spent three centuries on the frontier and I doubt that they had the supplies to keep themselves and their ships working for that long nice and stored away. Chances are very good that they've only lasted this long by being pirates and raiders along the Dominions boarders or when they stumble on people like the Aurin and are able to take advantage of their naivety. Speaking of which, poor Aurin. Way to stumble into the wrong crowd at the wrong time. So...yeah. Not a fan of the Exiles here. Their cry of 'freedom for freedoms sake!" just sounds like a bunch of people who have always been at the top of a system like that. Definitely looking forward to roughing them up a bit on Nexus.