“Diversity. It is a great concept, is it not? Look across the annals of space and time and behind them you will see civilizations of all kinds, who have shown compassion among a storm, a vortex, of hate and war. But diversity has caused destruction. Those that are cursed by their fate to become maddened harbingers of doom, who seek to remove this concept of diversity in their own warped goals of 'peace' and 'stability', while overlooking the chaos their own actions brings upon the galaxy. The Grox. The Dominion of the Xhodocto. And notably, the Asilaphean Empire. They have all fallen prey to this madness, and should this black pox of insanity spread further, the only beings that will be living in this world be of evil.”
- - Unknown
The Asilaphean Empire is an immense and influential monarchic government situated in the Yaton-Tala of the Tuuros Galaxy. Regarded as the most technologically advanced and arguably the most sociopolitically affluent government in the galaxy, the Asilaphean Empire is also one of the Tuuros Galaxy's most oppressive and aggressive; despite being racially and culturally diverse, only a small percentage of the Asilaphean Empire enjoys political freedoms. Despite the relative safety of the Asilaphean Empire compared to the rest of the galaxy's chaotic political landscape, the Asilaphean Empire is responsible for a large percentage of extrajudicial killings in the galaxy, with an estimated 2.278 billion individuals exterminated by the empire's death squads between 2800 and 2820.
The Asilaphean Empire is governed by the machine life known as the eponymous Asilapheans; of where the extremist and totalitarian policies derive from their heartless mindset and ruthless approach to racial superiority within the Tuuros Galaxy. The Asilapheans believe that only the strong will inherit the galaxy, whilst the weak will be removed to make way for a true galactic order.
Among the Tuuros Galaxy's older societies, the Asilapheans were designed by the precursor races known as the Auruculumi in times long forgotten by the modern galaxy. Designed to inherit the society the Auruculumi had forged in the Yaton-Tala Sector over millions of years, the Asilapheans were deemed the children of the Auruculumi, and took their place in galactic society around 78,000 years ago following the widespread end of the Auruculumi. Whether it was the actual intention of their builders or an eventual fault of their programming is unknown, but the Auruculumi had instilled a dangerous sense of self-worth and superiority in the Asilapheans; once they were affluent enough, the Asilapheans readily destroyed several monuments and key instances of the Auruculumi's legacy; including several species that lived underneath them. Distraught by the evil they had inadvertently unleashed, the remaining Auruculumi warred against their creations, lasting several thousands of years until the Asilapheans superseded them. Instead of destroying the remaining Auruculumi, the Asilapheans imprisoned them, using their minds as oracles to further improve their being in the millennia to come.
The Nanusuloan Convocation, one of the long-standing empires of the Tuuros Galaxy, had seen the rapid territorial destruction of the Auruculumi's fragmented territories as an opportunity to balance the Tuuros Galaxy; the Asilapheans and Nanusuloans had worked alongside each other to bring order to the Yaton-Tala Sector - although this was almost immediately met with criticism by the Asilapheans, regarding the actions of the Nanusuloans as an act of weakness. However, the Asilapheans believed that the Nanusuloans were one of the strong that they were programmed to value, and thus did not violently react towards the mercy the Nanusuloans had shown. Much of the violence the Asilapheans directed towards the neighbouring territories were against rivals of the Nanusuloan Convocation, and in turn the Nanusuloans were unaware and remain unaware of the more malevolent intent the Asilapheans acted with. Vast degrees of cultural assimilation by the Asilapheans went unnoticed or unscrutinised by the Nanusuloans during the political upheaval of the time, and thus the Asilapheans were not held accountable for the genocides that occurred.
In the mid 41st millennium BC, the Sumikian Commerce Nexus became a formidable power in the Imi-Xal Sector of the Tuuros Galaxy. The Sumikians - considered weak and unscrupulous by the Asilapheans were deemed worthy of subjugation. A war erupted between the Asilaphean Empire and Sumikian Commerce Nexus shortly afterwards; exposing the Asilaphean Empire's merciless thought process and unconscionably violent methods of rule. The Nanusuloans had condemned the act of aggression against the Sumikians; bringing the three powers to an impasse that was only resolved through Nanusuloan mediation. This fostered a level of distrust and hatred towards the Asilapheans from a majority of the Tuuros Galaxy; realising that they were far more monstrous than what they were at face value. It is thought that between the time of the war between the Asilapheans and Sumikians and the time of The Congregation's formation; an untold number of races underwent assimilation or destruction by the Asilapheans, met with little to no memorable resistance or sanction.
One of the most notable enemies of the Asilaphean Empire, the Vranntan Order had suddenly arose in the Pal-Tala Sector in the late 23rd millennium BC; though possessing a basically identical policy of cultural assimilation, the Vranntan were viewed as a threat to the Yaton-Tala Sector and eventually the neighbouring sectors. What would have been deemed valuable by the Asilapheans in the Vranntan was hugely set aside by the danger the Vranntan posed; the Vranntan were stronger in almost all manners, and viewed as easily able to tear apart the Asilapheans both societally and physically - instead of valuing the Vranntan, the Asilapheans sought to destroy them entirely. For over twenty millennia, the Asilapheans and Vranntan refused and still refuse to negotiate terms of peace. However, the Kurinnurii Technocracy formed a military partnership with the Asilapheans and continue to combat the Vranntan.
Much of the social policies and dislike of the Asilaphean Empire was mitigated following the rise of The Congregation in the late 18th millennium BC; most of the Frontier saw fit to fight this common enemy to prevent total galactic subjugation. Several of the Asilaphean Emperors in this period were killed in battle against The Congregation, and it was only by the mid 2nd century AD was the territorial struggle against the Congregation evenly balanced. Due to the severity the Congregation posed and the staunch degree of genocidal killings and severe lack of altruism on the Congregation's part were the Asilaphean Empire viewed as one of the major opponents of the Congregation, a sentiment which remains presently. The Sumikian Commerce Nexus and Vranntan Order are still highly aware of the totalitarian danger the Asilaphean Empire presents, and wager that once the Asilaphean Empire garners enough military assets, will begin to subjugate the galaxy further. Presently, the Nijusi Syndicate is the largest threat to the Asilaphean Empire, and between the two stands the potential of a galactic war of which will have disastrous effects.
A totalitarian monarchy for the entirety of its history, the Asilaphean Empire is consistently governed by an imperial body. The exact manner of how the Asilapheans choose an emperor is unknown on all accounts, and by the extremities that machine life allows, Asilaphean emperors often rule for several millennia. Due to the culture surrounding the imperial image, Asilaphean emperors are often viewed as semi-divine by their subordinates, and it is common practice to salute the emperor in common conversation, political or otherwise. The Emperor chooses his own cabinet accordingly; similar to how other governments function, there are ministries of defence, education, health and foreign ministers who work as an extension of the Emperor's whim.
- Name - Salaxannasus
- Role - Emperor of the Asilaphean Empire
- In Office - 1013 AD -
Salaxannasus is the 32nd Emperor of the Asilaphean Empire. Identical in personality and approach to his predecessors, Salaxannasus embodies the seemingly eternal concept of the superior nature of the Asilapheans, and under his rule, political sentiments and extrajudicial violence continues. However, unlike a number of his predecessors who often confronted his enemies in person, Salaxannasus has further built the imperial image around him, to the point where the title of Emperor is at its most coveted. Due to the enigma that he has built around himself, Salaxannasus proves to be unpopular with a number of his subjects, although few are brave enough to speak out against the Asilaphean Emperor and survive.
Strong Xenophobia · Expansionist · Strong Militarist · Vehemently Anti-Schism · Anti-Gigaquadrantism · Pro-Machinism
- Name - Savaraxannus
- Role - Hierarch of the Asilaphean Empire
- In Office - 1646 AD -
Savaraxannus is the current Hierarch of the Asilaphean Empire. Regarded as the Asilaphean Empire's second in command, Savaraxannus is the voice of the Empire, and often the very link between the Emperor and the general public. Unlike many Asilapheans who are direct with words, Savaraxannus is silver-tongued, deceptive and manipulative. With his words, the Asilaphean Empire exacts extreme cruelty in silence, whilst Savaraxannus' seemingly polite facade masks an immeasurably potent disdain for all organic life.
Strong Xenophobia · Pro-Totalitarian · Pro-Cryptocracy · Vehemently Anti-Schism · Vehement Anti-Gigaquadrantism · Pro-Machinism
Hierarchies and Policy
The totalitarian nature of the Asilaphean Empire extends varying degrees of legislation over the races that live under the Asilaphean Empire. In the early years of the Empire, the Caraxannatrunasal was codified; a hierarchical constitution segregating political freedoms of those who live underneath the Asilaphean rule depending on their physical and mental characteristics. The Asilapheans value strength and intellect above other altruistic characteristics of others, and thus Asilapheans judge accordingly. The Caraxannatrunasal classifies races of the Tuuros Galaxy into multiple categories; those of the greatest strength and intellect are considered worthy civilians of the Asilaphean Empire, whilst those considered the weakest often live on the periphery of the Empire's control with little supplication from the government, and hence live in intermittent anarchy which is broken routinely by unrecorded exterminations. Whilst a large number of the Tuuros Galaxy is aware of the lack of rights given to those who live under the empire, there is little done to sanction or intervene.
There are 128 registered species that conform to the Caraxannatrunasal of the Asilaphean Empire; although demographically there are between 500 - 800 species living within the Asilaphean Empire at any given time. Those who are not registered to the Caraxannatrunasal are primarily foreigners who are allowed a wider range of freedoms than most civilians, although the Caraxannatrunasal influences certain liberties foreigners are allowed. Those that fall into the middle and lower brackets of the constitution experience difficulties such as travel bans and strong setbacks on service; whilst the Asilaphean Empire is legally obliged to supply to all races, there is a sense of leniency depending on how the constitution defines the civil population. Low-class civilians are subject to greater degrees of policing in open environments, and commonly infringe social liberties. Those that often resist are imprisoned for extensive amount of times in undisclosed locations.
Slavery is unofficially legal in the Asilaphean Empire; there is no law regulating or prosecuting slavery. Most Asilaphean oligarchs control a complex network of 'shadow slavery' which operates in multiple systems; those who live underneath this bracket are often supplied funds and essentials, although there is a deviation of the codified laws of the Asilaphean Empire in favour of autonomous laws that are not as oppressing as the common law. However, a massive percentage of those who live in shadow slavery in fact work to empower these regions, and normally failures to meet certain quotas are met with severe punishments. Common slavery in the Asilaphean Empire is uncommon and is in fact frowned upon constitutionally; although most Asilapheans do not share the same sentiment.
Despite the variation in freedoms in races of the Asilaphean Empire, common laws between all species exist. The most notable of which is a restraint on freedom of speech; speaking out against the government is universally illegal and is often met with imprisonment, torture and occasionally execution. As the most affluent race of the Empire, Asilapheans are exempt from the Caraxannatrunasal and are viewed as the master race of the Empire - those bound to the Caraxannatrunasal are lower class civilians than the Asilapheans themselves, and those who come to personal disagreements with Asilapheans are subject to forms of violence allowed by the government.
Regarding sentiments towards other machine life, the Asilapheans classify other machine life in a tier above the Caraxannatrunasal. Somewhat governed by the Asilaphean perception of machines being above organic matter, machine life in the Asilaphean Empire enjoy the same degree of freedoms as the high class civilians of the Empire.
With a system count of approximately 1,250,000 systems, the Asilaphean Empire is the largest extant territory in the Tuuros Galaxy proper. Governing a the majority of the Yaton-Tala Sector and the buffer zones that border the neighbouring sectors, the Asilaphean Empire is territorially formidable beyond the degree of the majority of the Tuuros Galaxy. As with the racial policy of the Empire, the territorial influences of the Empire extend in a similar manner. What is named the Imperial Worlds are a sum of five ecumenopolis planets that are immensely fortified and house the Asilaphean Empire's internal judiciary control. Beyond these systems are several provinces of the Empire that vary in influence; by the fringe of the Empire's control, most of these worlds are military installations and strongholds that also function as prison worlds. The degree and desire of expansion of the Asilaphean Empire is at the chagrin of several neighbouring powers, including the similarly affluent Nijusi Syndicate, of which there is an aggressive territorial debate at the border of the Yaton-Tala Sector and the Xittan-Yaton Sector.
The economic partnerships between the Asilaphean Empire and the Nanusuloan Convocation extend a so-called metropolitan zone in the galaxy - the Tuuros Galaxy's largest, which estimates to approximately 2,127,000 systems. The narrow reaches of the Tala-Tol Sector is co-governed by the Asilaphean Empire and Nanusuloan Convocation and acts as a buffer zone between the two nations, as well as a checkpoint zone for neighbouring territories to travel through. These are among the galaxy's safest and most cosmopolitan systems that are mostly free of the Asilaphean Empire's political influence, as they are mostly owned by the Nanusuloan Convocation. There are approximately 72,500 systems in this zone.
A militarised nation, the Asilaphean Empire is one of, if not the largest military-industrial economy in the Tuuros Galaxy. The Asilaphean economy is largely considered autarkic, although in more modern lines of thought it is classified as a mixed economy with high governmental regulation and oversight. Approximately 84% percent of the Asilaphean Empire's economy is the primary sector; the Asilapheans have one of the galaxy's largest intakes of raw resources - a majority of this contributes towards the manufacturing of assets for military use or in turn colonisation and industrial machines. A large benefit of the Asilapheans not requiring bare essentials as most organic life does entails a far larger implementation of sending resources towards military construction than for consumption. In turn, and according to the Caraxannatrunasal, non-Asilaphean citizens are granted resources based on their race, whereas low-class citizens receive minimal resources for themselves. Due to the so-called 'shadow slavery' of the Asilaphean Empire, employment rates in the Asilaphean Empire are often cited as 100%, although demographic figures do not take employment figures among the low-class rates; as if they do not even exist.
Private property exists within the Asilaphean Empire; although at face value it appears to be non-governmental, nearly all private properties that are owned are done so by Asilaphean authorities and have varying degrees of affiliation to the Imperial Government - most manufacturing bodies are in fact almost state-run in essence. The Imperial Worlds and surrounding parts of the central Asilaphean Empire is home to the bulk of the private property owned by individual Asilapheans - most private properties are installations and factories; mostly contributing towards the military effort or public construction. From these factories in general are offered the largest export of Asilaphean products in the Tuuros Galaxy alone; construction machinery. Due to the strength of their currency, Asilaphean products are among the Tuuros Galaxy's most expensive products and are rarely seen outside of the more affluent territories in the galaxy. Most of these factories are heavily subsidised by the Imperial Government.
What is in function a totalitarian, fascist and monarchic police state, the Asilaphean Empire employs extreme degrees of oppression upon its populace in order to retain control. Freedom of speech is intensely outlawed in the Asilaphean Empire, and public executions are frequently carried out against more outstanding opponents of the Empire. The tertiary sector of the economy is almost entirely state-owned, and entertainment and education and bears high content of propaganda in favour of the Imperial Government. Because of this, the media is also largely government run. The exertion of government controlled media and thought in the Asilaphean Empire is such to an extent that higher-class citizens within the Empire are almost entirely unaware of the existence of imperial propaganda and are often supporters of the government itself. A large percentages of opponents and dissidents of the Asilaphean are low-class citizens. Due to the social segregation of higher class civilians and lower class civilians in the Asilaphean Empire, higher class civilians are strong advocates of class discrimination but are highly unaware of the severe lack of political freedoms and government-sponsored hardships due to geographical separation also. The few high class civilians that are aware of the abuse of power of the Asilaphean Empire are often those who have witnessed the experience of the extremity of policing in the Asilaphean Empire towards low class civilians.
Imperial support is encouraged within the Asilaphean Empire and thus those who deviate from such opinions are frequently persecuted. It is known that individuals who openly support the empire often receive rewards from local bodies - actions such as whistle-blowing on would-be opponents to the state are confirmed by the Empire to be highly revered civic duties. In recent years, the increasing distance of the Emperor and the public has been met with mixed receptions by the both the public and the Emperor's inner circle, but efforts to quash opposition to the increasingly cryptocratic nature of the Emperor's chosen few have been increased substantially. Figureheads of the Emperor's government are either revered in a similar light to the Emperor or are feared unequivocally for their commanding presence.
Whilst indoctrinated to support the imperial regime, many civilians of the Asilaphean Empire live in fear of both the secret police and the death squads that patrol the Asilaphean territories. Whilst the public police are numerous and near enough ubiquitous across the Asilaphean territories, many separate bodies operate outside of the core territories and appear to actively police and persecute lower class civilians in a sense of government designed state terrorism. Through the policing bodies, the civilians of the Asilaphean Empire are encouraged to share the same sentiment of disdain for those who do not live behind the borders of the Empire and thus support the concepts of aggressive imperialism and the similar ideals of cultural assimilation. Police brutality and excessive surveillance is common within the Asilaphean Empire and is rarely criticised openly.
With over 3.8 quadrillion active personnel and a potential total of almost 10 quadrillion in conscription, the Asilaphean Empire boasts an exceptionally powerful militaristic presence in the Tuuros Galaxy that little to no power in the galaxy would desire to face alone. The Asilaphean Empire's military is the largest single body of the Empire itself; a large percentage of economic efforts contribute to its vast size. Exemplifying technological prowess in their military, the Asilaphean military is equipped with hardware that a great deal of the Tuuros Galaxy seek after; including the Schism cultures. As a machine culture, the Asilaphean Empire makes extensive use of artificial personnel and military assets in lieu of so-called 'organic' personnel; this adds an unaccounted number on top of the current active personnel. The Imperial Government highly values their military might; eventually intending to use their military machine to bring subjugation to the Tuuros Galaxy.
There are five separate bodies to the Asilaphean military; the Asilaphean Imperial Army, Asilaphean Imperial Armada, Asilaphean Imperial Task Force, Asilaphean Imperial Police and Asilaphean Imperial Tribunal. A sixth force, the Asilaphean Imperial Royal Guard also exists but are separate from the same command and activity as the rest of the Asilaphean Military.
- Name - Sarhadraxantal
- Role - Lord-General of the Asilaphean Imperial Army
- In Office - 27,454 BC -
The terrifying Sarhadraxantal is an age-old veteran of several wars against the Asilaphean Empire, and as it stands, has been the Asilaphean Empire's Lord-General for over thirty thousand years. Through him, the Asilaphean armies have paved over countless civilisations and has earned the unrivalled fear of the Tuuros Galaxy. So feared is Sarhadraxantal across the Tuuros Galaxy that even the footsoldiers of The Congregation named him Zhuleshxi's Bane, and the weaker-willed of them often fled upon first sight of him.
Sarhadraxantal is a master strategist; near impossible to outsmart or waver. Because of this, Sarhadraxantal is a critic of Emperor Salaxannasus and harbours an extreme dislike of Hierarch Savaraxannus, believing that Savaraxannus' silver tongue may lead the upper echelons of Asilaphean society into a chaotic schism.
- Name - Curnuraxtalas
- Role - Lord-Admiral of the Asilaphean Imperial Armada
- In Office - 4408 BC -
Lord-Admiral Curnuraxtalas is a seasoned veteran of Asilaphean space combat, and has been the Lord-Admiral of the Imperial Armada for over seven thousand years. A ruthless strategist by definition, Curnuraxtalas has been the orchestrator of several Asilaphean victories over the millennia and successfully provided defence against both the Congregation and Vranntan Order on several occasions in the past. His highly advanced mind allows him to simultaneously survey several chaotic situations at once, and thus can diffuse most situations in combat at a very fast rate.
Polite by the standards of the Asilapheans, Curnuraxtalas' dislike of organic life is somewhat unsubstantial in comparison to his peers. However, despite his leniency for life that otherwise offends all other Asilapheans, he believes wholeheartedly that Asilaphean order across the galaxy is a must; he is however not above annihilating entire planets worth of enemies if this is to be attained.
Curnuraxtalas' ship - the flagship of the Asilaphean Empire is named the Consecration of the Divine.
- Name - Naxarannurus
- Role - Director of the Imperial Task Force
- In Office - ???? BC -
Naxarannurus is the current Director of the Imperial Task Force. Cruel, calculating and known for the sadistic pleasure he takes in killing what he deems lesser life forms, Naxarannurus is the controller of the Asilaphean Empire's largest death squad and is directly responsible for the deaths of nearly one trillion individuals in his tenure as Director. Among the opponents of the Asilaphean Empire, Naxarannurus has garnered the moniker of the Golden Death.
- Name - Talarutalus
- Role - Lord-Commander of the Imperial Police
- In Office - ???? BC -
Talarutalus is the Lord-Commander of the Imperial Police - the forces responsible for maintaining civil order throughout the territories of the Asilaphean Empire as well as the racial hierarchies that separate the strong from the weak. Not entirely concerned with the purity of the Asilaphean laws concerning machine superiority, Talarutalus is far more concerned with the potentials of uprisings from slaves and civilians alike. Because of this, he exercises a sense of brutality uncommon even in the Tuuros Galaxy. Like some Asilaphean Lords, Talarutalus believes that the violent methods of their kind is illogical.
- Name - Kaltuninatax
- Role - Director of the Imperial Tribunal
- In Office - ???? BC -
Kaltuninatax is the Director of the Imperial Tribunal - an inquisitorial body that enforces the personal operations of the Asilaphean Empire's integrity. Most of Kaltuninatax' dealings are not violent, but much rather observing the operations of several Asilaphean Lords to determine whether there is a threat to the Imperial Command or the very essence of Asilaphean existence. As an Overlord-caste Asilaphean, Kaltuninatax is a fearsome individual without much regard for the safety of those who stand in his path.
- Name - Turunuxauten
- Role - Commander of the Imperial Guard
- In Office - 2830 AD -
Turunuxauten is the Commander of the Imperial Guard, and is known galactically as the individual responsible for acquiring knowledge of the superweapon that brought about the events of the Tuuros Galactic War. Elevated to the position of Commander of the Imperial Guard as a reward for his efforts, Turunuaxuten is a fearless and terrifying Overlord to behold; unafraid of unleashing exorbitant degrees of violence to quash any opposition.
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recruitable population: 3.8 quadrillion
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“Insects. You are nothing to the eyes of the Ouroboros. You exist only to serve it; serve me.”
- - Sethzak