“I never believed that an entire galaxy could be a real font of power. Its spirals, its black holes, its planets and many of its wildlife and sentient life flows in psionic power in ways I cannot explain myself. What a glorious power did the mighty Krassio left us to nourish from!”
- - Archpsionic Yurr'Vae.
The Chandras Galaxy is a barred spiral galaxy located in Universe 66501 and was known as the great bastion of the latter's great gigaquadrants as the bastion of hope controlled by the powerful organization known as the Krassio Host. Chandras was the first beachhead of the powerful mystical Krassio in Universe 66501 during the War of Ages, and their subsequent colonization of the entire galaxy saturated the very essence of Chandras. Psionic Energy flows as the very innate essence of this galaxy, making its wildlife develop several individual and collective consciousness and thus boosting its sentient evolution to incredible speed levels ever since the Krassio left the galaxy in order to ascend.
After the great annihilation event on behalf of the Zhulultu, the galaxy's origin and location were completely changed. Chandras was spared as a part of one of the Quadrant Galaxies, and a supernatural wall created by the Xol'Etra rendered the galaxy undiscovered and off-limits to powers such as the late Rambo Nation or the great Empire of Cyrannus
The Galaxy was the seat of power of the psionic spirits known as Xol'Etra. Since their arrival, the galaxy's psionic currents have coalesced into beings known as the Phar'Michani, a glorious race that serves, alongside the Phar'Servia, as a servant race of the mighty Xol'Etra. The Xol'Etra were removed from their capital city: Vof Valar, after the great siege conducted by the forces of the Pact, as well as the unexpected incursion of the Yasuul Legion.
Chandras stands as a mysterious galactic body, normally a rumor among other gigaquadrantic communities due to most of its history being based on pre-modern history.
The galaxy's origins are enigmatic, as the first record of its existence dates back to the aftermath of the Tigris War, where the Krassio first discovered it. However, the late Krassio Host made astonishing discoveries once they started spreading their influence across the galaxy. The first and most obvious was that Chandras has a unique connection to psionic essence, enhancing the powers of a user ten-fold. The reason for this is unknown, as there are no records of any other galaxy in the universe with these traits, which despite superficial evidence of spontaneity, show incredible artificial essence manipulation as if the entire galaxy was just forced to merge its physical traits with the Iluvii Realm. Psionic spirits roam the galaxy, either alone or en masse, creating a unique galactic eco-system. Almost all of the space-faring civilizations have benefitted from the raw psionic essence at their disposal, developing reverse-engineered psionic jump drives for FTL travel, and even psionic shielding in some cases.
Krass Empire EraEdit
The second discovery the Krassio made was the evidence of two prominent species in ancient times colonizing the galaxy: the Krass and the Grox. However, both of them arrived at different periods of time and have long abandoned their settlements. The Krass were not an innate psionic species, unlike the Krassio, but their presence there indicated that the Krass might have researched Chandras' unique affinity to psionic essence to imbue it within the Krassio, which made the latter civilization realize that in some way, Chandras was their spiritual, ancestral home.
The Krass dominated the core regions of the galaxy and presumably extended into the mid rims, although the full extent of their influence in Chandras remains at large, it is presumed that they heavily influenced the cultures and minor civilizations that existed at the time, serving as an effective deterrent for foreign powers that sought to impose other ideals different to them. The Krass Empire left a lasting set of ruins following their collapse as a civilization.
The Krass hegemon collapsed upon itself due to mysterious infighting that brought down their population to scarce numbers. There are no records of Krass leaving nor becoming extinct all of a sudden, which makes many scholars imply that the Krass chose to die in peace and silence, secluding themselves from the wider universal community and eventually dying out.
The millions of years that followed the decline of the Krass Empire, no other major civilization was known to become a superpower, civilizations rose and fell, leaving a community of peoples that rarely interacted with each other and that cared only for themselves and their own versions to the Mythos surrounding their home galaxy. Spirits still roamed free, influencing minor civilizations to follow their lead towards the Iluvii Realm. In some cases, these worlds often managed to shift out of existence and never return.
It is said that the Li Combine arrived nearly 2000 years before the advent of the Krassio, escaping the onslaught of demonic forces and finding asylum in the galaxy, marking the beginning of their apparent supremacy over the galactic west.
Krassio Host EraEdit
After the loss of their own home galaxy, a psionic portal opened in the far galactic west of Chandras, and from it poured a gigantic fleet belonging to the Tigris superpower known as the Cianju Alliance. The Cianju, now reformed into the Krassio Host, quickly asserted its dominance across the galaxy by influencing the minor civilizations located there, even quickly annexing the then powerful Li Combine. The Krassio Host's sole purpose was to use the galaxy's lost technology and innate psionic energy sources to power their war machine, even using their protectorates across the galaxy as cogs in their huge war industry to campaign against the onslaught of the revived Dominion of the Xhodocto.
Despite the then ruthless methods of the Krassio, their co-belligerents, and proteges, during the War of Ages lived with contempt and enjoyed high living standards, following their teachers and protectors blindly towards their ultimate goal of defeating the larger demonic invasion occurring across the universe.
In the end, the Krassio Host's supremacy over Chandras would lose its grip following the Annihilation of the Xhodocto, which forced the Krassio out of the gigaquadrantic landscape and saw their numbers greatly reduced, unable to retain their hold over their protectorates. Soon, the seeds of another conflict would arise, as some Iluvii spirits that had secretly watched the Krassio from afar began to plot their destruction.
In an event that is also called 'The Great Hunt', Chandras suddenly awoke. Psionic spirits long-dormant began to rise from the Iluvii Realm and gorging out of portals that appeared across the extension of the Krassio Host's territory. A group of Iluvii spirits who called themselves the 'Xol'Etra' had foreseen what the Krassio would become if left unchecked and thus began a war of persecution and extermination, calling it 'containment'.
Thus, Chandras saw its first major war in millennia.
The Xol'Etra breezed through, converting many of the annexed worlds by the Krassio against their former benefactors under the gospel of being psionic gods. Never in Krassio history had they witnessed a real Iluvii spirit, believing that they were the only denizens of the psionic realm.
The Krassio-Xol'Etra War was short, with the advent of the annihilation shaping the very fabric of reality, the Krassio were only spared by the works of their leader, Master Kroc, who hid them beyond the Xol'Etra's reach. A group of Krassio secluded themselves in the Beacon Sector of the Endless Space, a long-range cluster of systems orbiting the Chandras Galaxy. Another group was salvaged in a pocket dimension, called the Primal Armada. The Krassio left the galaxy in control of their new rulers, the Xol'Etra, and so began the age of the Xol Dominion.
Main Political PowersEdit
See Singularim Pact
The largest empire/organization in the galaxy, characterized by its psionic essence and technological achievement based on such energy. It is a loose cadre of species that either seek the protection of its main benefactors--the Civatrons--or directly intervene in its affairs. It is alleged that six major interstellar and interdimensional species are part of its main executive council while thousands more primitive races gather together in assemblies to address everyday issues. However, the ultimate decision making comes from the rule of the Court of Three, which is composed entirely of the most potent Civatrons in the Universe, including the legendary Master Kroc.
See Xolarum Republic
Following the Psionic Cold War, the Xol Dominion's set of creeds were left wanting, inspiring many of its inhabitants and members to incite reforms within its governmental and military branches. Didact Ur'bos resigned from his position as an absolute ruler and divinely chosen one of the Xol'Etra, redirecting the whole Dominion's cult towards the Pharia entanglement instead of the Xol, who were interpreted and revealed to be the former's actual messengers. Without a single enlightened leader, a theocratic senate was formed in order to address the different threats that spiraled the Dominion into chaos and, ultimately, its destruction. To avert this, many xenophobic ethics were changed in favor of peaceful and even friendly relationships with their long-standing rivals, the Singularim Pact, and divided the Dominion into domains governed by governors appointed by the Pharia's divine revelation. The head of the Senate was named the First Speaker and, with the Xolarum throne world as the seat of this new government, the Xol Dominion was officially reformed into the Theocratic Republic of Xolarum--known as the Xolarum Republic--and with that, it switched its autocratic dictatorship to a theocratic democracy.
At the end of the Psionic Cold War, which ushered the First Chandras Crisis, the Lankrass Alliance revealed itself to the galactic community, consisting of rebel Lantians who rejected the vicious violence of their people while retaining their warrior and honor-bound ancient ways. Hailing from the Lankrass world, where several species signed the Alliance's Dictamen, the Lankrass have become one of the regional powers in the galaxy. They have sought to maintain their way of life even from the other two rival powers in the galactic North, the Singularim and the Xolarum, and despite the Yasuul Legion's ongoing campaign of eradication across Chandras.
Chandras was equally divided into four quadrants by the late Krassio Host, a designation that is maintained by the current powers.
Chandras holds a variety of sectors within its two main spiraling arms. All of them were named either by the Xol'Etra during their domination of the galaxy or by the late Krassio Host.
- Cianju Sector - It is the seat of power of the Singularim Pact in the galaxy. Ever since the foundation of the Pact, the sector has gained a lot of trade routes, as it became the safest sector after the Psionic War. It also enjoys proximity with the galaxy's unstable core, which serves as a nigh undying energy source.
- Anju Sector - Prior to the destruction of the Vof Valar city, the Xol Dominion was forced into selecting a new capital for the remainder of their empire, eventually choosing Xol Autoritas as their new seat of power. Anju is under martial unrest due to holding a portion of the Gigaquadrantic Hegemony's new and small hold in the galaxy thanks to the The Yasuul Legion, who constantly lead raids and incursions in the Xol Dominion.
- Ynura Sector - A whole section of the galaxy that was devastated during the Great Psionic War. It is named Ynura because it was there where Ynur'Vae pushed the Xol Dominion and punished her enemies to the point of giving the Pact a chance for a final push on Vof Valar.
- Kapogeum Sector - A sector known for its pre-Annihilation archeology, holding secrets from the late Krassio Host, long hidden by the Xol'Etra.
- Liloss Sector - Composing the small base of one of the spiral arms of the galaxy, it is an area largely contested between the Pact and the Dominion, as both claim ownership of this sector's Food Worlds (which are capable of feeding an empire as big as the Pact or the Dominion).
- Liboss Sector - Part of the same arm Liloss belongs to. Other than peaceful trader worlds, Liboss is known for holding the main trade route that connects with the Beacon Sector in the Endless Space.
- Lirioss Sector - A sector containing scientific research installations that work new technologies and weapons for the Singularim Pact, as well as colonies that populate this section of the outer rim.
- Unexplored Sector - It is dubbed "The Loron Sector" unofficially by the Civatrons because it holds several corsair fleets of Lorons that plunge the civilizations there in chaos.
Chandras, despite its recent devastation to constant fighting from the Pact and the Dominion, still thrives with species that had managed to prosper during the hegemony of the Dominion. Many of the dominant species in the Galaxy are intergalactic immigrants from ancient times, so many species are actually alien to the galaxy.
- Chandras Galaxy is the seat of The Valader's retcon fiction (as of 2018).