A conglomeration of worlds joined together under the Bjaki name
for protection and prosperity. The Federation is expansionist but
not interested in war. They are aggressive explorers and
colonizers and are quite accepting of voluntary new members.
Their idea is to gather a group of races and worlds that most
perfectly allow the whole Federation to flourish.
A True democracy in which societal decisions are voted on in
constant, ongoing Referendums that are a matter of course in daily
life in the Bjaki Federation. Ongoing polls are open
on the publicly accessible IntelligNet. Each member of society has one
vote toward making each decision. Citizens may change their vote any
time and as many times as they want before the predetermined date of
decision, when all votes become final. Most polls are instigated
by members of the Administration, though any Citizen can
instigate a poll at any time. Polls have a finite amount of time
to elicit interest. If Citizens vote in them, they remain alive.
If Citizens seem uninterested, the poll dies. If a poll reaches
its conclusion date when all votes become final, the
Administration is bound to implement the result.
|Government|| True Democracy, |
|Tech Level|| Ultra-modern|
Yearly Leadership Referendums choose an Administrator that
oversees the government, organizes the Administration, and facilitates
the carrying out of
Acclamations. If an Administrator falls below 40% in an ongoing
Leadership Acclamation Poll, he's ousted and there's a immediate Leadership
Referendum. The ousting of a leader is rare since he's not the one
actually making decisions, just implementing those of the Citizenry.
The Bjaki Administration consists of a great variety of Councils and Assemblies
that are appointed by polls or the Administration. The Councils and
Assemblies work together in concert to promote, discover, develop, explore,
negotiate, carry out Acclamations, protect and administrate the
Federation, run the armed Forces, and so forth.
The Bjaki Federation is aggressively expansionistic through exploration and negotiation, not
conquest. They generally welcome new members and citizens and celebrate other cultures.
The Bjaki Federation has an unusual history in that it is
fundamentally comprised of several races that developed within
close proximity of each other. The early days of the Empire were
confused by the mixing of cultures but allowed the members to
discover and understand the strengths, weaknesses, and benefits of
diversity long before the other empires. The High Bjaki came
from a stratified social structure, with rich or politically
positioned families holding much of the power. The Iliene, with
their odd subconscious hive-mind, just kind of worked together
and brought the Balithrim with them in a natural
symbiosis of brains and brawn, neither subservient to the other. The
Humans were an
ambitious, determined lot of explorers and settlers who seemed
to be present everywhere and could reorganize their social structure on a whim
and adapt to respond to any particular
crisis that was occurring at the moment. Through Archaic times,
there was a mix of competing theories and movements with a
combination of democracy and patronage enjoying the popular
opinion of both commoner and intellectual elite. Smaller
movements felt that it was too early for mass opinion to rule,
that the Federation was weak and gullible in the face of a
hostile and unknown universe. One of these movements would be
lead off by Cyarkos
Rhulson and found the Kharkosanth
The Bjaki fleet and ground forces are comprised of a number of
specialized units developed under the resolutions of special
military councils. Each branch of the Aegis trains for
specialized tasks and works in concert with the others branches
Bjaki Federation starship forces.
Bjaki Federation ground forces.
Accrual & Evaluation
Bjaki Federation intelligence and covert operations
Expansion and Development Arm
Bjaki Federation exploration, colonization, and development
of established worlds.
Local law-enforcement, peace-keeping, and trade
||Oversees entire fleet
||Oversees branch of fleet,
promoted as necessary to maintain oversight
||Oversees smaller branch of
fleet, a lot of supply, provisioning, paperwork
||Commands operations group
||Replacement captain or captain
of minor ship
specialist in systems operations
||Shipboard generalist and
stuff-doer, starting to focus
Starship Command Structure
Beyond the formal rank system, the ship's captain will create long-term
and short-term plans for the ship's activities. The bridge crew is called
the "Watch" and is staffed according to a schedule created by the
Captain, who also provides a Day Plan for the ship.
The Watch, depending on the ship, will generally consist of:
The Bjaki Federation has historically maintained excellent relations with the
Core Commonwealth, both prospering through the sharing of
intelligence, technology, and trade.
|Command of the
decision maker for the ship for the duration of the watch. In times of
crisis, this position generally reverts back to the Captain.
|Mate of the
||The second in
command, charged with coordinating and ensuring the COW's orders
in charge of ship handling.
in charge of assisting the Watch Helmsman, carrying out routine Helm
chores, and anticipating and performing many of the calculations
required by the WH.
Situations officer for the watch, in charge of collecting and
organizing information for the ship's sensors and scanners and running
the ship's defences and communications.
Situations officer, responsible for the ship's weapons and for
assuming routine tasks assigned to the Situation Officer.
officer, responsible for assisting and coordinating other stations and
for performing various tasks and calculations.
coordinating the launching, retrieval, and operations of launched
||Head of on-board
security, troops, and ground forces. A member of the Proximate Arm, or
ground force, of the Bjaki Federation rather than the High Aegis
The High Bjaki tend to develop very complex structures for their
forces, with very specific purposes to their equipment which reinforces
and overlaps other equipment. Strategies and tactics are complicated and
well thought out. The Bjaki Federation tends to employ Humans and
the starfleet roles, which provides an extraordinary combination of Human
audacity and spontaneity and Iliene semi-psionic awareness and
co-ordination. Their starships are very well designed and focused in
purpose. Humans and Balithrim both make excellent ground troops,
particularly when organized with semi-psionic Iliene.
the Bjaki were a court-based society and were encumbered by nepotism and the
handing out of important government positions based on social position. This
occurred, to some degree, even into Archaic times before the Bjaki finally
built their True Democracy. In part, this was responsible for Cyarkos
Rhulson leading the migration that would form the Kharkosanth