CURRENT NATIONS AND CHARACTERS
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Name: Illuvian Intergalactic Organization (I2O)
Species: Illuvians- the Illuvians are tall, lanky bipeds, gray-skinned with long legs and arms that reach down to their knees, and fingers that just barely touch the ground. They stand quite straight, and have slits for eyes, ears and nose, but they have no mouths. Their "language" involves thrumming noises from their lungs that exits via their nasal slits, from which no phlem is flung since their immune systems have evolved to the point that they no longer need it to capture germs. Illuvians absorb all of their nutrients from their skin, and their "meals" consist of long baths in sugars and minerals. They can live for about 250 years on average, although they can reach thousands of years old.
History: Millions of years ago, the Illuvians where once a warlike race, divided on their homeworld into several nations. The two largest nations, Mm Hoigah
and Mm Wandre,
where caught in a massive race to develop WMDs. The race came to a head when the two nations clashed in conventional combat, in which millions of civillians and troops where massacred. In order to avoid an atrocity like that ever happening again, the two sides compromised to develop a united space program that would allow them to find new planets amounst the stars.
They needed these planets- Nn Shaka was quickly running out of resources, and demands where higher then ever. The program grew over thousands of years, and the Illuvians spread quite far. They discovered many races on their way to sentience, but chose not to let them know of the Illuvian race until they reached space. Erstwhile, Mm Hoigah
and Mm Wandre
had joined together in order to make a more unified constitutional republican nation under the banner of I2O.
As nations began to reach space, I2O used their years of researching the other races of the universe in order to send out a SETI beacon in the language of that species, explaining the millenia that they had been watched and giving them coordinates to Nn Shaka
for a very important meeting...
Homeworld: Nn Shaka,
which translates to the Sea.
The planet is about 85% water, thus it's name. Most of the fresh water has evaporated due to the exploitation millions of years ago, but the planet has been a status of restoration for generations.
Position on Political Spectrum: Neutral.
Other: POOTIS. Also these guys are a very important and powerful race. Don't eff with them, even though the most they will do is wag a finger.
Name: The Confederate Planets of Inaris
Species: Huari, Ofla
History: The Confederate Planets or Inaris is made up of two races and their home worlds, both orbiting a red dwarf named Inaris. Needless to say Inaris is a rare star, with two life supporting planets it is a wonder of the universe. These two races, the Huari of the planet Sontaris, and the Ofla of the planet Jafil both evolved independently, although there are signs of common ancestry that could be linked to a single comet seeding both worlds with life. These two races are both of aquatic decent, barring many similarities to cephalopods. However the Huari are much more squid like, they bare large beaks like squid but have more of a mushroom body than a spear. This mushroom body contains jets that propel the Huari through the water, they were basically the sharks of Sontaris. They are around 5 feet long and 2 feet wide, they have 20 tentacles and a 6 inch beak. The Huari grew on their world quite normally, evolving and changed until they formed sapience. The Huari fought many wars under the seas of Sontaris, and as such they became a very militaristic race, but they would not fight if it was not necessary. The Huari eventually developed massive cities, used to protect themselves from the dangers outside in the ocean. The Huari soon started looking out into space once they managed to build structures from the sea floor up to the surface. They became immensely interested in space and soon began attempting to reach it, but as hard as they tried things stood in their way. Eventually they found an element in the crust of Sontaris that allowed them to reach space, and from there is was not very long until they found the Ofla.
The Ofla are much like the Huari, but they look much more like huge octopus in appearance. The Ofla are 4 feet wide and long, with 5 tentacles. their heads on these tentacles are a square foot and quite triangular. This is odd for such a soft bodied creature, but the brain the Ofle possess in that head is also impressive. The Ofla have a massive memory capacity, living nearly 1000 years it is definitely needed, in comparison the Huari live a mere 200 and have no need for such an adaptation. The Ofla filled a predator role much like the Huari, but they were much more reclusive, not a top predator by any means. The Ofla gained sapience just after the Huari, and they began a mirror path of advances, about 40 years behind the Huari. The Ofla eventually had cities very similar, and intreats very similar, but for the Ofla there was no way to escape their world and escape to space. There was no element to power a machine that could take them there. This always left the Ofla like the Huari in all ways other than having machines to travel faster. Eventually the Ofla were discovered by the Huari and a treaty was accepted by both sides. As they progressed trade occurred and the Ofla constructed vessels much like the Huari, and eventually it was ruled they were so similar that they bonded into one nation.
Now Ofla and Huari live together on both worlds, the Ofla usually handle diplomacy and other areas as their long lives are good for this. but the Huari have become the military side of the Confederation, having shorter lives and more children it was clear that they suited this role better.
Homeworld: Sontrais, a massive ocean world. Jafil, a world with more ocean than land, but dense life on both sides.
Position on Political Spectrum: Neutral-Agressive
Other: There has never been a hybrid between the Ofla and Huari
Name: The New Conglomerate.
A humanoid species, two arms and two legs, they bare slight resemblance to humans, albeit a bit taller. Mammalian, physically strong(ish), good intellegence. What more can a species ask for? Oh yah, war. They are very prone to war, but they do not pursue it. It pursues them.
History: They have been fighting for as long as their history records, and very often the wars were so fierce that their technology was destroyed several times. One day they'd have bolt action rifles, the next they would be using bows. After around twenty years of an uneasy peace, two factions, The Grand Conglomerate and The Republic of Ashtar went to war for twelve years. Twelve. Bloody. Years.
Over 98 million deaths occurred in the war from the overuse of the Veroni's newest weapon. The nuclear bomb. Eventually, the war was one by the Grand Conglomerate with the invention of the Gauss Rifle. No enemy on the field of battle could fight against the new weapon that a single bullet would do as much damage as a .50cal anti-vehicular round. The Grand Conglomerate, looking back on the bloodshed, greatly reformed the people and government in order to stop wars.
They succeeded, and formed the New Conglomerate. For over five-hundred years, peace has been all the Veroni people know. The military no longer is the Juggernaut it used to be, and advances in science and medicine have been extraordinary. Life expectancy and the population rose to new heights. By the year 2348, there were over Ten Billion people.
This also caused problems; as one could guess. Overpopulation/crowding was a massive issue on the New Conglomerate's agenda. There was only one answer. Space Colonization. For Seventy-Two years, massive funding has been put into space colonization, and by the year 2527, Their solar system(Only four planets, including their homeworld) was colonized.
This marks the true golden age of the New Conglomerate. This. Is. Now.
Homeworld: A lush earth like planet, a bit warmer though, the Homeworld of the Veroni people is known as Eclipse. It is large then earth and warmer, but only by small amounts. It's plant life, of course, is also different. Massive forests are rarer then on earth, because of more industrialization and need for timber. Pollution is nearly non-existent as well. Thanks to the Veroni people using Hydrogen and Helium-3 as their main fuel source.
Position on Political Spectrum: Neutral-Agressive
Other: There are many references in this, can you catch them all? Oh and, POOTIS. Who uses the word Pootis? Oh wait, its not even a word.
Age: He is as old as the stars themselves.
Nation: Holds no allegiance.
Occupation: The Temptation
Janus has the ability to, via a form of telepathy, know what any given organism desires most. Additionally, he has near boundless power to appear and provide said organism with choices. Nerve wracking choices, choices that cannot be walked away from. Choices that question their integrity and how much they are willing to sacrifice.
Janus, at best, is a mirror. He does not exist without others and others' desires; he is at his strongest when someone is hell-bent on something; his weakest when apathy abounds. He skips through history books and wars yet to come, offering choices, choices, choices. He has near omniscience and near omnipotence when it comes to crafting the choices to those he presents them to.
Janus has merely existed for as long as he can recall. He remembers no father or mother, no childhood or youth. He began torturing people the moment he came into being; and hasn't stopped. Whether he's done more good or ill is arguable; which is what he loves most. Janus is a trickster, a fox, a sly son of a b*tch, but he is fair. Take a choice or walk away. It matters not to him, he merely loves the psychological factors of it.
He appears most when people are weakest or in need of something the most. Your arm for a bottle of water in the Sahara? Or perhaps something more complicated. Inner or outer beauty to the ugly child. A victory in battle for a general, but at what cost? He carries a copy of the Monkey's Paw and the Devil and Daniel Webster with him everywhere, reading through them every chance he gets.
Other: By his sheer personality or perhaps some divine binding, he doesn't intervene directly. Only. Offer. Choices. He will not fight in a war. He'll present oppurtunities for one or both sides, but not every fire a bullet himself.
Name: The Union of Seraphi.
Species: Serachi. A humanoid race of beings with four arms and two legs. They are rather thin and do not look that muscular but are pretty strong. But they're real strength is their intelligence. They always try to figure things out, which could be problematic.
History: They have been rather peaceful for most of their existence. Until when they were rather modern, a faction known as the Grand Confederacy of Seraphi Came about and took over most of the earth... As a united confederacy there was some infighting but it was quelled easily, and they succeeded in taking over 70% of Seraphi I. Eventually all of the smaller states united and formed the The Federation of Oceania and fought back all fronts, now then this conflict? It went on for 34 fluxing years, the losses on both sides were horrible, however more so for the Confederacy. Now then, on the 37th, day of the 37th year, both sides were tired of fighting and in last ditch effort launched a barrage of nuclear missiles at each other's major cities and military bases.
Both sides were driven underground too weak to fight... Especially after 23 billion deaths. Eventually after a few hundred years the planet recovered and both sides returned to the surface, still traumatized and shattered from the war, they put down their weapons and united. Eventually they created a few space ships and in the next few hundred years they developed pretty advanced technology. Now they renamed themselves the Union of Seraphi and now choose not to fight each other, but they still have plenty of weapons in case they need to fight someone else. They eventually colonized 2 other planets and are living peacefully.
Homeworld: Seraphi I, a large rather bio-diverse planet with frozen tundras at the poles and 9 continents and various deserts, jungles, plains, mountains etc.
Position on Political Spectrum: Neutral
Other: By advanced weaponry I was thinking perhaps just advanced modern tech? Also, POOTIS.
Name: The Starways Congress
Species: Run by the Morfics, but allows one representative for every species discovered and accepted into the interstellar level.
History: The Morfics are a hiveminded species, so the only wars that ever happened were between queens of hives. These wars, because the soldiers were completely under the control of the queens, both mentally and bodily, went to war and threw themselves into battle without the slightest thought of preserving their life. The wars were bloody and unforgiving, and inevitably left with the life of the opposing queen being taken. Eventually, one hive succeeded in taking dominance over the rest of the planet, and an order to prevent future wars was established: When a female child was born, she would be trained to be a queen. However, authority and connection with the rest of the species would not take affect until either the current queen allowed so or if the current queen's mind was destroyed through natural death or murder. This was to ensure the would-be queen would not have military control to stage a coup. If another female child is conceived, the child is killed at birth.
Once the order was ratified, the workers, now under the control of one mind, began the rapid development of technologies. With a whole species working towards complete understanding of one subject, research does not take long. And because they feed like a normal part of the cycle of life, food is never a problem, so long as the population stays controlled. Eventually, interstellar travel was achieved, and the goal was established: create a complete universal government, with every species contributing towards others' development. Eager to share and get knowledge from the other races of the galaxy, the Starways congress was founded, with the queen as the leader and founder. In truth, the only authority the queen possess at Starways meetings is to end a meeting. Other than that, no authority is present besides the right to vote on and present ideas. This was enacted to encourage species participation.
However, outside the walls of the Congress chambers, Morfic fleets seek to enforce the laws decided by the Congress, with any violators either executed or having their species subject to genocide, depending on the amount of violators. War is tolerated, as it is a basic natural struggle for supremacy. The Congress will become active and assist in certain wars, if the threat is great enough or goes against one of the Congress' many laws.
The life of a queen is extremely long. While a normal drone has a lifespan of about twenty years, a queen has one of about three hundred. Faster-than-light travel was developed, and contrary to many theories proposed in the 'golden age' of Morfic history, time travel did not occur, however relative and subjective effects did. Thanks to hivemind communication, which is an extremely uncommon trait in species, as they found out, a faster-than-light communication method was not needed. However, it is still subject to relativity. If a Morfic is traveling faster-than-light, and sends a message to the Morfic homeworld and currently only possessed planet, the message may not arrive for many years, while it will appear within minutes or even seconds of the sending. The Starways Congress will soon many species, both advanced and barbaric.
Homeworld: Aunistil (on-is-teel)
Position on Political Spectrum: Neutral-Passive
Other: The Starways Congress law number thirty-four, section five, states that POOTIS is awesome.
Name: The Ethereal Sphere
History: (Everything there is to know about the race is on this wiki page: http://galactictales.wikispaces.com/Celestilorenarath+Empire
The Celestilorenarath are a relatively young race being about as old as humans. They developed and evolved much like we did only with some other changes. See while humans can only use about 10% of their brains, this race can use 25% and it makes a big difference. This extra 15% allows them to become incorporeal. Becoming incorporeal takes a lot of energy and inhibits them in some ways. For example they cannot interact with anything solid. If they tried to pick something up it would simply pass through their hand. Being incorporeal can be helpful though. When in this state, Celestilorenarath can't be harmed by kinetic weapons but energy weapons still work. It also allows them to pass through walls or any solid/gas matter. They can't pass through liquid though until they become solid again. Lastly, they can't use any other powers in this form.
The extra brain power also allows them to learn faster than humans. Hence why they have become so advanced over a short time. Being able to share information telepathically also has allowed the whole race to connect and learn from their brightest scientists. This telepathic ability has also been a key to their religion for many claim to have heard the spirits speak in their mind. Over time the race learned minor telekinesis, but it can only be used on small, light objects.
The planet of Celest is small so the race has remained in the millions as far as population goes. Celest has a bit denser air than Earth so storms are more common. The vegetation is mainly yellow and blue colored and tends to be more vine-like. Soil is almost always a tan to peach color and, the water remains blue. The Celestilorenarath's technology is based mostly on energy shields. So much infact that homes and buildings are built using shield-domes. There are solid metal constructions however on the planet and all vehicles are made of metal. The most weapons of this race tend to use particles and rays with some kinetic here and there.
A council of 12 runs the whole empire. Six can be found in their fleet while the other six remain on the homeworld. If change is wanted then the idea must gain support from a least a third of the population before the council takes it into consideration.
As far as religion goes the Celestilorenarath believe in great ancestor spirits that watch over them (much like Native Americans). They are not Zealots however.
Name: The Commonwealth of Mohogian Colonies
Species: Mohogs. This race has a long snout that droops down in front of their mouth and big black eyes. Their skin is orange burst with hints of yellow here and there. Their legs have knees that bend backwards and their shins are outlined with a row of horns. The Mohogian language is closest to that of the Russians, using various symbols to represent 33 vowels and consonants. An average Mohogs can live to the age of 175, but if given proper medical assistance and a healthy environment, they can live up to 5oo years old.
History: The Mohogs used to be peaceful herbivores that followed their religion of Prangakism until tribes began to form on their home planet of Panberedon. As the first Mohogian tribesmen held the first set of spears, the Mohogs new that they would have to cease continuing on as peaceful and begin to eliminate all of the non-believers (or every non-Mohogian tribe). Once the Mohogian civilization began to form and cites popped up across the face of their home planet, certain groups of Mohogs began to lose faith in their religion and began to rebel.
A long war would ensue the planet and the Mohogian people. The war was ended when a fanatical dictator by the name of Quelesnar rose to power and destroyed the rebel forces at the battle for New Mohogs City. Personally leading his force of 20,000 troops and a division of 100 heavily armed M-18 Stinger Tanks, General Quelesnar pushed the rebel forces out of the city, fighting it out urban block-by-block warfare style. He lost 1,000 troops and had thousands more wounded, but he ultimately ended up pushing the rebels out of the city and killed off the remnants of their forces.
Soon after the elimination of the rebels, Quelesnar began the Mohogian space program (or MSP for short). This program was designed originally to set up satellites and put them in orbit around the planet so that communications between governors would be easier, but Quelesnar saw some potential in the program after the first ten satellites were launched into orbit. He had the scraps from the returning launch capsuls welded together and intensely upgraded to create the first space ship. Then after the beginning of the MSP program, Quelesnar watched the first rocket launch into space and then monitored its course to their planet's moon Erit. The MSP proved very useful during the first mission to Erit when Mohogs astronauts found a group of spice geysers on the northern pole of Erit and sent back information about its contents. Hoping to profit from it, Quelesnar sent out more spacecraft with special colonization equipment to set up a colony close to the spice geysers.
After many failed attempts to colonize their moon, Quelesnar sent out a whole new breed of spacecraft called the Rogue. This spacecraft was made specifically to run on a special engine that generated a gravitational pull that could be directed in any way to get the ship anywhere at any speed up to 5,000 kph. Due to the new technology, the creation of the Rogue was extremely expensive and put the Mohogian civilization into a depression, the Rogue setting up the colony at the same time. Once Quelesnar began to receive the first shipments of spice from Erit, he sent the Rogue out to their other terrestrial planet Oyniak to try and locate more spice geysers. The Rogue sent back a short video of the planet Nomac entering the sun and footage of a the gas giant Xenor. Then the Rogue sent back reports on the planet Oyniak. These reports, later titled as the "Father's Secrets" reports, held precious information about the levels of expensive minerals and a spice caves deep underneath the planet's icy exterior.
Pleased to hear this, Quelesnar had the Rogue set up a colony and called back the Rogue and received his first shipment of spice and expensive minerals from Oyniak. He then created more spacecrafts like the first generation and kept the Rogue in a secret bunker. With these newly produced spacecraft, Quelesnar set them out to explore the wonders of their Maximodius Solar System.
Homeworld: Paberedon. This lush planet is covered by 65% water, 30% land, and 5% Mohogian made structures. The planet goes through four seasons annually and is home to the Mohogian people as well as other animal and plant life.
Position on Political Spectrum: Neutral-Aggressive
Other: nothing else really... Oh, and POOTIS
It's cold here, but still kind of warm compared to what it could be.
Finished my race, and they were very violent.
Name: Grand Federation of the Rinckle Emipre.
History: The Rinckle are probably the most violent species known to the Illuvians. For the millions of years of their existence, the Rinckle have always found themselves trying to get the biggest stick around, and beating the crap out of anyone who opposed them. Even before they earned intelligence, they’ve been stockpiling the ability to fight. At no point has it been recorded that they would-- or even could-- retreat from battle.
The Rinckle’s instinct of fight or fight eventually became a matter of honour, with those that would ever decide to retreat shunned by the rest. As a result, they often went to war for no apparent reason just to prove themselves as powerful warriors. And yet, despite this, this wasn’t the darkest point in Rinckle history. It came only one thousand years later, when they realized fighting was fun. Wars were no longer fought for honour, they became a matter of keeping people from being bored. Technological advancements only enhanced wars, and the idea of having restrictions would only dampen the fun. This meant that wars would be incredibly bloody and wouldn’t end because people liked
At some point, one of the wiser Rinckle said it was wrong for them to fight—and his home city was promptly nuked. However, his words must have remained, for the people of Cicoet united under one banner so that the wars would end. They focused their projects on moving their race away from the bloodlust in their past. They soon set up a space program, and hoped to redeem themselves to whomever decided they were blood-thirsty fighters, and nothing more.
Homeworld: The home planet of Cicoet is rather unique compared to other planets. Sure, the planet’s a giant savannah, with small and sparse forests, but that’s not the really unique part of it. What makes it unique is the fact that most of it is blood,
giving it a unique red colour. It is unlikely that this was caused by lots of deaths just somehow making it red; because of the fact Cicoet doesn’t have enough blood to shed in order to achieve it. Or so the Rinckle want to believe…
Position on Political Spectrum: Neutral-Agressive
Other: POOTIS. The Rinckle are interested whatever caused their water to be red, and is the main subject of non-weapon related research. They’re main hope is that it wasn’t their fault it’s so red.