||Perhaps the first true democracy ever. Affairs of
state are voted on by the populace on an ongoing basis and
administered by the central government. Generally progressive and
peaceful, the Bjaki Federation is primarily comprised of the High
Bjaki, the Iliene, the Humans,
and the Balithrim.
||A large, loosely regulated group of planets
administered under a single banner, mostly for the benefit of
trade, mutual defense, and scientific endeavour. Loving to
organize little groups, they are run by a number of political
councils and policed by a variety of forces.
||A small Empire centered around the Kayyan race.
||An empire founded by a disenfranchised
Iliene and Humans from the Bjaki Empire. Their basic tenants are
that the universe is a harsh, cold place where the poor starve,
the weak are exploited, and politicians send young men to die in
money-wars. They believe the only way to cleanse the Universe of
these evils is to conquer it, structure it, and protect it by
||A complex court system where nobles vie for the
title of King. Intrigue and manipulation lead to ultimate power
and the right to pretty much restructure the entire government at
||The Holdfast is run under a split-power system,
where "Little Emperors" represent regions. The true
Emperor has well respected political clout but is not
||The Ptatli government is made up of the most able
and appropriate candidates for each position, as determined by
testing through official Governmental Colleges. The Ptatl are explorers
and colonizers. They are not overtly hostile but will aggressively
defend their own territory.
||A government which splintered off the Core
Commonwealth, seeing the Commonwealth as a slovenly giant that
ignored it duty and ability to affect change in the Universe. The
Confederacy seeks to be more aggressive and progressive, and less
bureaucratic, than its neighbour.
||From the multi-government world of
Llothu, several competing local governments were able to drag
their squabbles to the stars and form small stellar empires.
The major Skald powers include the Yanti Rikiru
and Chesh Tarkha
dictatorships, the Kingdom of
Lissing, and the Democratic Republic
||An unofficial, unannounced alliance between three
worlds who have decided to prey off former allies,
particularly the fringes of the Core Commonwealth and Bjaki
Federation. They tend to be ambitious, somewhat poor, and
backwater planets desperate to get what they feel they deserve.
||The Vrudok are comprised of Klekken, or clans, that
compete for money and power under the oversight of a loose, weak
central administration. They are brutally abusive in an
environmental sense, stripping the resources from worlds to build.
||The Immasu and Ashi-Adacheron
maintain a centuries-old relationship that is more a merging of
cultures than a simple political alliance.
||A religious colonial movement that believes in the
creation of perfect beings and perfect worlds by technological
modification. They are peaceful, humble, wise, and heavily augmented.