Born to a religious family of war heroes, Niron quickly came to be a fundamentalist xenophobe who believed his species was consistently being beat down by their elder bullies: the Bushraks. Before long, he was delivering speeches across Yula and the Ardolon frontier claiming that the only they would ever rise to prominence once more would be through swift, unforgiving action.
Naturally, many came to look up to Niron as he seemed to be the one beacon of hope in the galaxy-wide recession the Grand Alliance forced upon them. His speeches were attended by thousands and he drew crowds wherever he went. Consequently, the other members of the Grand Alliance came to despise the preacher-politician as he continued to instill xenophobic and pro-war sentiment everywhere he went.
This tension came to a tipping point in in 1536 when Bushrak radicals (who many theorize to have been state-sponsored) attempted to poison Niron at one of his rallies. The entire Ardolon Empire went into a fit of rage at the attack, pointing fingers at nearly every race until the situation subsided. However, the conspirators were eventually caught and Niron survived, despite being in critical condition for upwards of a month.
Niron came back more passionate than ever in 1537 when he released his manifesto formally urging the Ardolon Empire to secede from the Grand Alliance and form a new government that would "promote the resurgence of my disenfranchised people." Before long, a patriotic wave flew through Ardolon space and the Empire formally joined the Nironian Collective: a militaristic dictatorship built upon xenophobia and fear mongering.
While powerful, the Nironian Collective was far from stable as seen by their many failures in the Secession Wars. Niron remained the Ardolons' dictator throughout most of the conflict until he was assassinated by a Vobuk kill squad in 1623 CE.