Magical Item like these are neat. I collect them.
War exhaustion will eventually tick up, and force you into a Status Quo.Yeah, that's a bug that's been fixed in 2.2.6.
Which also fixed my broken Machine Empire- broken in the meaning of it was too good. Economic Crisis ahoy! Actually I didn't notice for a few years because I was occupying literally every system of a neighboring empire while invading their planets, and raking in all of their income. I really would have been better just maintaining a permanent state of war. Somehow I'd never noticed this exploit before. I wonder if I'm overlooking something or it really is that good to keep occupying a completely defeated enemy without ever actually declaring peace.