Sol, I would agree with you, in the short term an agreement with you and N'Orr would be more financially rewarding. However my ability to produce military materiel is limited, and I find my people on the doorstep of one of the most feared military forces in the known galaxy. Better to have powerful friends than powerful (and conquest hungry) enemies in areas where I am weakest. My offer to you still stands, although I would require some sort of nonaggression assurances from you. The story of your peoples bloody orbital bombardment of the Former Empire's homeworkd, Rex, are still taught as a cautionary tale to our children.
I mean no disrespect to anyone. N'Orr, My people would gladly open negotiations with your honored ambassadors in the future.
As to the honored L1Z1X, I believe a trade agreement for military protection would serve both our interests at this time, and I hope you would respect the show of good faith I am offering in your future expansion plans.