Desiree defected from the empire after the Terran-Alliance War, since then she was made public enemy number one by the Empire. She was not alone, she later found Aligatis, a Gorn who lead a small resistance cell, which was on the brink of collapse. This group consisted of more Terrans, Gorns, and Trills. Thanks to the expertise of Desiree as former Commander, Aligatis who found the cell made Desiree the leader. Desiree was able to make the cell grow into alliance, and since it was multi-species, it was agree to be call the Interspecies Resistance that grew into a Republic.