“A monument to all psionics. A bastion for those in need. The bane to all evil in the Universe.”
- - An Historical Dossier
The Intergalactic Psionic Pact, Psionic Alliance Pact or more commonly and officially known as the Singularim Pact is an intergalactic alliance located in the Chandras Galaxy, being the largest state in the galactic community. Thousands of civilizations pledge for the protection of Singularim law, led by a military junta and designed first and foremost to protect its members from external threats.
The Singularim Pact is the political brainchild of one particular entity: Singul'Aren. The Pact was first conceived as a revolutionary movement seeking to challenge the rule of the then superpower known as the Xol Dominion circa 2790. The war for liberating Chandras from the iron rule of the Xol'Etra escalated into a conflict that saw many parts of the galaxy devastated and several planets devoid of life. The revolutionary army of the Singularim was able to push the Xol Dominion away from the alliance's member states and deplete most of its military assets.
With the expansion almost reaching its end, Singul'Aren retreated as leader of the revolutionary movement and allowed the Singularim Pact to evolve as it needed to fulfill its ultimate goal of becoming protectors of the universe. During the Cold War, the Singularim Pact saw strong reforms in its command structure, relinquishing its authority over the member states and remaining as a military alliance just like its old predecessor: the Cianju Alliance.
Destined to only enact its legislation when in moments of crisis or joint operations, the Pact still consolidated an immense Sphere of Influence thanks to some of its founding members who already upheld a level of a hegemonic power in the Chandras Galaxy, such as the Tyr Empire or the Xochi Trade Empire, which provided with manpower, economy, and industry for the Singularim to field its fleets and joint operations. For instance, the Pact immediately sought to expand its sphere of influence through the Quadrantia Wormhole stationed in the outer rims of the galaxy, coming to aid the Rambo Loyalist forces, participating in the subsequent liberation of Serindia space, and becoming key participants in the liberation front of the New Cyrandia Republic in the Cyrannus Galaxy.
- 1 History
- 2 Politics
- 3 Military
- 4 Technology
- 5 Trivia
History[edit | edit source]
Revolutionaries[edit | edit source]
The sparks of what would be called the Singularim Pact first appeared during the era of the Xol Dominion, a psionic empire ruled by the psionic spirits called Xol'Etra in the absence of the late Krassio Host. The Dominion ruled with an iron fist, and there was no chance for democratic forms of government to arise in Chandras at that time. Although there were Krassio in Chandras, they were subjected to horrid treatments by their psionic overlords, such as oppressive legislation upon the Krauna Civatrons and the extinction of the Livirkitons, Inog and Khalinar species of the Krassio. Only the Tyr Empire and the Xochi Trade League had managed to stay out of the Dominion's rule, as well as the Loron.
When Singul'Aren arrived with the forces of the Beacon Sector in order to wage war against the oppressive rule of the Xol Dominion, many peoples, such as the Pard Polity, the Ramion Concordat, and the Tukatra Combine saw a chance at breaking the yoke of the Xol'Etra, joining the Krassio, Tyr and Xochi revolution. With the galaxy polarized by a cosmic wind of freedom, the Xol Dominion and the newly arisen Singularim Pact led by Singul'Aren clashed in the opening stages of the Great Psionic War.
Great Psionic War[edit | edit source]
The Great Psionic War is mythic in nature and many of its narratives and testimonies are considered to be very much galvanized and poetically enhanced to add a mystic and glorious tone. Many of these records are in fact stories collected from numerous civilizations that suffered the collateral damage of the war.
From all of the collective literature and media related to the war, it is known that, at first, the Singularim Pact suffered the full brunt of the Dominion armada. The militia recruited by the Pact confronted the Xol'Etra's indoctrinated troops and psionic forces across the Ynura and Kapogeum Sectors of the galaxy. Although they suffered a series of defeats against the Dominion's hardened leaders and crushing presence of the Xol'Etra's psionic might, the Pact won a decisive victory that halted the Dominion advance during the Battle of the Ixochi Tradeline, which provided substantial weaponry to the Pact and crossed three different sectors. By defending it, the Pact managed to prolong their cause and acquire a better strategic position.
The Pact gained the upper hand against the Dominion when a covert operation led by the revolutionists managed to awake a dormant Krassio fleet simply called the Primal Armada, waking, in turn, the legendary Krassio Host leader Master Kroc. The battle-hardened elite forces of the Primal Armada replenished the vigor of the revolution. A second event, the birth of the psionic goddess of Death, Ynur'Vae, created an overwhelming front against the Xol Dominion, which already suffered from a coup d'etat by the forces of Didact Ur'bos.
The Great Psionic War ended during the siege of Vof Valar, the megastructure that served as a center of governance, command and economical administration for the galaxy since the times of the House of the Krassio. The Pact's fleets bombarded and fought the valiant defenders of the Dominion. After 10 months of constant fighting (or so the stories say), the conflict ended abruptly when an alien force called the Yasuul Legion appeared from a dimensional rift from the Mirror Universe, invading Vof Valar and infesting it with psionic aberrations. The Xol Dominion, with its forces, depleted and with now Didact Ur'bos as the supreme leader of the Dominion, called in a cease-fire and was forced to recognize the independence of the Singularim Pact's member states.
Cold War and Reforms[edit | edit source]
What followed was a tense cold war between the now free nations in Chandras and the still loyal subject empires of the Dominion. Despite technically achieving their goals, the Singularim Pact was not dissolved due to the present danger of the Yasuul Legion, which slowly but steadily began occupying neighboring worlds, and the still imposing forces of the Xol Dominion (which were quite substantial and enjoyed far better logistics). However, the Singularim Pact was dissolved from being a nearly autocratic revolution force led by Singul'Aren. The idealistic leader of the Revolutionists stood down, refusing to remain as leader, and instead focused on his true directive, the teachings of the Psionic Arts as a God of Balance. Master Kroc, however, conducted these reforms in the revolutionary army. He sent all forces back to their home territories and allowed the member states to select the form of government the Pact would now have. The Pact was transformed into a military alliance that would also oversee peacekeeping missions across the galaxy and organizes expeditions into extragalactic affairs. The Singularim Pact established a Triumvirate Military Junta and a minor assembly called the War Assembly of Worlds. Master Kroc was appointed as Commissary-General of the Pact and ruled the alliance with Emperor Xindrox of the Tyr Empire and Chancellor Ixchel of the Xochi Trade Empire.
The Cold War ended with the Pact, the reformed Xolarum Republic and the Lankrass Alliance signing the Treaty of Chandras, where they agreed for military and resource aid in times of Crisis and recognized each other as nations in the same galaxy with the purpose of working towards peace. The Pact remained as the largest faction in the galaxy, controlling at least half of it on the Galactic West. For many, it was called the Power of the West, a mirror to the late and legendary Cianju Alliance, which was called the Power of the East in pre-gigaquadrantic history.
The Second Great Cyrannus War[edit | edit source]
“We shall return to participate in the universe's fate, although this time we may be aliens to the peoples of the First Gigaquadrant and not its natives.”
- - Grand Maester Kroc.
Ynur'Vae, the Krassio's main military commander, inspired by her friend Kroc, took an interest in liberating the former Rambo Nation sectors of Quadrant 82, from the Galactic Empire of Cyrannus where the Civatrons' former allies lie. For a time, she observed all the different events in the massive conflict and deemed the Empire as a threat to the Pact's own agenda. Prompted by DCP Emperor Wormulus II, Ynur'Vae resurrected the DCP Warlord Bo Ramik to help on the war effort indirectly, but in the end she determined that no troops would cross unto the other side.
Seeking to aid their ancient allies in their struggle for retribution and reform, the Pact, under the direct orders of Archon Xindrox, advanced through the Quadrantia wormhole into the larger galactic cluster with a large fleet and army in order to support the Rambo war effort against the Empire. Named the 7th Expedition under the leadership of Lord Psantik, the Pact's forces pierced through an imperial blockade poised on destroying the Rambo Loyalists for good, rescuing the Rambo forces and thus granting the Serindia a chance at their campaign to restore a Rambo based government in the quadrants.
With these events unfolding, the Pact officially declared war against the Galactic Empire of Cyrannus, allying with those it considered were the closest representations of its old alliances. Its efforts are detailed in the Operation Liberty files of the Cyrannus Galaxy and the Quadrantia records of the Rambo Liberation in their respective galaxy.
Their joint military efforts positioned the Pact as a substantial ally to extragalactic hyperpowers such as the New Republic of Cyrannus, the Delphan Coalition of Planets, and the rising Sacratus in the Quadrants.
Politics[edit | edit source]
Governance[edit | edit source]
Court of Three[edit | edit source]
As a Military Junta, the Pact is ruled by a board composed of the highest-ranking individuals in the chain of command, effectively turning it into an oligarchy where only the founding members are allowed to lead the alliance. Although each of the Pact members manages and rules their territories separately, it is the Court of Three that truly holds ultimate authority in the true sphere of influence of the Pact, policing and protecting its 'borders'. The Court of Three is also used for political benefit and influence among the different nations, as they pursue legislations that are heavily supported by the Grand Armies of the Pact. Despite their role being almost exclusively militaristic, the Court of Three is regarded as the ultimate authority for many of the Pact's citizens and their official delegates before extra-galactic affairs. The oligarchic government is led by a Commissary-General, a High Commissioner, and an Archon, which fulfill different roles for the Junta:
- Commissary General: The head of the oligarchy known as the Grand Council that dominates the Singularim Pact—composed of all six founding members. The Commissary-General leads council meetings in search of a better diplomatic relationship among the different states. The Commissary General also heads the diplomatic affairs of foreign relations. This position allows the holder access to special veto powers, such as the right to call on an emergency meeting of all founders, declaring war, and even deposing councilors from the board.
- Archon: The head of all armed forces delegated to the Pact for joint expeditions and defense fleets. It is the Archon who seeks to assert the Pact's military dominance over the Chandras Galaxy, and even outside the galaxy, such as the Endless Space, the Quadrantia galaxies, and the Cyrannus Galaxy. The Archon manages and deploys the Grand Armies of the Pact as he sees fit, advised by a Cabinet of Joint Chiefs composed of generals and officials of all of the founding member states. The Archon has ultimate authority over the military when at war, and on such occasions, the holder's power rivals that of the Commissary General in terms of political influence.
- High Commissioner: The Head of all trade and administration of assets. The High Commissioner is tasked with securing above-average solvency for the Pact in order to ensure its military operations and the sustenance of its large-scale conflicts. The High Commissioner also has the authority to sanction its members or to engage in economic conflicts with foreign states to ensure the survival of the Pact's assets and capital. This position might look smaller compared to the other two, but make no mistake, for the veto powers conveyed to the High Commissioner allows the holder to severely sanction founding members, protectorates, or other smaller empires, preventing them from accessing the enormous wealth accumulated from the galactic contributions of half Chandras and beyond. A single economical blow to a founding member could cripple its economy forever, and that everybody knows too well.
Grand Council[edit | edit source]
Below the Court of Three's administration, the Grand Council takes center-stage, in which all of the founding members of the Pact participate in and hold permanency. In order to be part of the Grand Council, a nation or a state wishing to join must hold considerable military assets, honoring the fact that the Pact is foremost a military hegemon. Due to the elitist nature of the Grand Council, the government is considered to be highly autocratic, with stronger empires imposing legislation and reforms on other, much smaller nations with little saying in governance and military action. The members of the Grand Council are elected Councilors representing their own government, which in turn is in control of a certain portion of Singularim space holding other, minor empires. Each Councilor has the responsibility to watch for the interests of its own government and assigned protectorates.
Although each member of the Pact holds a degree of hegemony over their protectorates, the councilors cannot call for emergency meeting sessions, as it is a veto power conceded to the Commissary-General, nor they can overrule edicts from other council members over their respective assignees. So even if the Ramion Concordat would often disagree with the Tyr-Tukatras slaving policies, they can only try and confront them at the board.
Competition and steady alliances between councilor species have been present since the inception of the military junta. While the Krassio Mandate and the Xochi Trade League have opted to stay neutral in the internal conflicts—the former often policing its technologically inferior counterparts—there is a present rivalry between the Pard Polity-Ramion Concordat factions and the Tyr Empire-Tukatras Combine factions, each of them representing opposing ideals in terms of governance, social structure and overall interests. This has yielded a sporadic number of skirmishes scholarly observers dub the "Proxy Wars", consisting of both sides often fighting through their protectorates, never confronting each other directly, as it would entail a direct face-off with the Krassio's own military hegemon over them.
Despite the glorified, enhanced perception of the Grand Council's dealings, in truth, they rarely hold meetings due to the Krassio Mandate's effective military police over the galaxy (mainly executed through psionic wards across the galaxy) and the well-established bureaucratic system—perhaps it most significant asset— based on meritocracy, and the councilors rather seek to grow the political influence and military projection of their own, smaller hegemons, leading to the eventual, aforementioned conflicts for resources, assets and overall show of force.
Members[edit | edit source]
“The Universe will be safe under our watch.”
- - Popular Krassio saying
- Nahuan Polity
- Xol Iluviist Order
“Our belligerent nature has secured our existence throughout this galaxy's violent history!”
- - Emperor Xindrox
- Zelvan Principality
“Unification by words is not official until all agree to speak the same language of one sole currency”
- - Common Xochi trader mantra.
- Sapphire Star Corps
- Libdoss Guild
- Kapogeum Corpo
“It is in the interest of the royal throne that Ramion spread their influence across the cosmos albeit not at the expense of the universe's freedoms”
- - Ramion Royal Speaker
- Gaulan Republic
- Indiso Confederacy
“You condemn us for our methods? We have created the perfect intelligence machine and that allowed us to survive the wrath of those who came before you for so long. Our subjects care not for their own volitions if they affect the cause of the Combine. We are unity but through purpose, not petty individualities.”
- - Overlord Tethis to Ramix Regis of the Ramion
The Pard Polity is, perhaps, the most idealistic and pacifist member of all six in the Singularim Pact. Following the liberation of Pardox, which saw some of the most brutal conflicts in the Revolution of the Great Psionic War, the Pard Polity used its newly-given freedom to bring its incredible machine industry to bear on the Xol Dominion. Indeed, if one thing can describe the Pards is their affinity to connect their neural pathways and enhance them using psionic energy to handle several robotic proxies at the same time. In a process called "transduction", a single Pard can handle a full battalion of a hundred mechs, with the number of these decreasing depending on the warbot's size. Despite their incredible war machine and industrial capabilities, the Pard follow a strict code of only battling liberation wars, an opposing ideal to the aggressive expansionism of the Tyr or the ruthless conglomerate of the Xochi Trade Empire. It is said that before the Krassio or even the Xol took dominance over the galaxy the Pards had a bitter and sometimes violent rivalry with the Tukatra Combine, and that many Pards suspect the subsequent absorption of the Polity to the Dominion was led by the Combine's elusive agents. Two of these members' protectorate states are actually embroiled in a territorial dispute that is passively influenced by both powers on opposite sides. Despite Ramion and Krassio's diplomatic intervention in the situation, both nations are still embroiled in skirmishes due to the unrelenting will of its Overlords. The Pard Polity has been active opposition to the Pact's military interventions, with Councilor Barroco condemning Tyr actions such as the annexation of the Xiox. Barroco has also criticized Archon Xindrox' decision to support the Krassio military campaign against the Galactic Empire of Cyrannus. Currently, the Pard Polity and the Ramion Concordat have pushed bills into the council to limit the Court of Three's executive actions and to shift the Pact to more egalitarian procedures to no avail.
Administrative Divisions[edit | edit source]
The Singularim Pact holds, officially, six members that represent the bulk of the military alliance. However, these six nations, as per the Treaty of Praxeum, also absorbed the continuing protection of several minor states that did contribute in any way or the other to the Revolution War against the Xol'Etra. Each of these nations is designated protectorates, and they are to support their respective overlords in any endeavor in exchange for their safety. Historically, most of these protectorates joined under the cover the Pact in order to escape the militant order exploited by the Xol Dominion. The Singularim Pact holds then six official members and fifteen protectorates.
There were originally 16 protectorates, but this was changed after the Tyr Empire fully annexed the Xiox Clans to lay full claim to their spice deposits. In recent events, the Singularim Pact was granted access to a part of the Chandras-Quadrantia Womrhole Network through Starbase 25 thanks to its military aid of the Rambo liberation campaign.
Foreign Relations[edit | edit source]
The Singularim Pact has diplomatic relationships with some of the most powerful empires in the gigaquadrant in various forms, either full alliance, defensive pacts, or trade agreements. Since the Pact is considered a spiritual successor of the late Krassio Host and ultimately the Cianju Alliance, it holds recognition with its allies as it is recognized as a military power across the Gigaquadrant.
Under the interpretation of the Singularim Doctrine, the Pact has held a policy of aggressive expansion and open diplomatic relations with any empire willing to trade or collaborate with the Pact in their ongoing mission of 'protecting the universe'. The Singularim Doctrine is a philosophical and political policy with its name derived from the founder of the military alliance: Singul'Aren. It dictates political behaviors that regulate the Pact from becoming a full dictatorship or empire oppressing its members (while some of the Pact's members omit this part), as well as the level of military action and interventionism conducted by the armies of the Pact. One example is its extermination policy on demonic-based empires, as the Pact's innate power source, psionic energy, opposes demonic energy and its technology is affected by its influence. The Doctrine also holds with contempt empires that do not share their political ethics, yet are really effective at establishing a lawful order. For a time, the Pact initially sought to establish communications with the Empire of Cyrannus, seeing that its apparent order was effective. However, once it saw the atrocities committed to old allies such as the DCP and Rambo Nation, the Pact changed its intentions and sought to provide military aid to them either directly or indirectly.
Allies[edit | edit source]
In the advent of the Singularim Pact's extra-galactic relations, the Rambo loyalists to the Imperial crown Ramashe Le Rambo once held have maintained close ties with the SP. At first, the coordination between SP and Rambo loyalists was limited to Krassio military aid, as the latter had decided to help re-establish Rambo Nation as an independent state in honor of their long-standing alliance with the Le Rambo dynasty. The Singularim Pact officially established itself as an ally of the Loyalist forces by declaring the Pact in a state of war against the Galactic Empire of Cyrannus, allowing it to provide more military support to the battered forces battling in the Quadrantia galaxy.
Since then, the Rambo have given strategic access to Starbase 25, particularly the nexus between Chandras, Quadrantia, and Tigris, giving the Pact ample territory to continue its expansion. In conjunction with Rambo Loyalist forces and the Dutch Empire, the Pact pushed a specific front through the Metruia Nebula and faced a huge Imperial defense fleet at Karzhamarhi-Nui, successfully forcing them to capitulate and joining the rest of the Loyalist forces at the Capital.
Regardless of the outcome and consequences of the Rambo fight for independence, the Singularim Pact seeks to improve its relations with whatever form of government may arise from the war, establishing trade routes and military pacts.
Despite initially having a good opinion towards its counterpart, the Galactic Empire of Cyrannus, the Singularim Pact came to support the New Republic Remnant's efforts to establish their form of government into the Occupied Republic. Knowing fully well that supporting the NRR would bring the full might of the Empire to bear on the Krassio alone, the Singularim Pact officially declared war on the Empire and mobilized its forces as co-belligerents of the Remnant, seeking to establish what they now recognized as the official successor state of their old allies: the United Republic of Cyrannus. The Pact launched its forces towards Cyrannus using the Cyrannus-Quadrantia wormhole and took it for the allies, immediately deploying against the Imperial homeland and taking the Imperial task forces head-on, successfully defeating three fleets before connecting their frontline with that of the allied fleet led by the NRR.
So far, the Singularim Pact and the NRR have had cordial relations, bolstered by their mutual trust on the Rambo. However, Commissary-General Kroc has expressed interest in improving diplomatic relationships with President Apollo, who leads the resistance movement in Cyrannus.
Although the relationship with the DCP has always been one of military support and joint operations during the War of Ages, the Krassio brought upon themselves to bring their new military alliance into tighter diplomatic relationships with the Plazinth hyperpower in their search for universal recognition as a sovereign state. Plans for this were executed beyond the public eye at first, with the Krassio influencing events in the very Plazinthian front of the Second Great Galactic War of Cyrannus. Honoring their previous war pacts, Kroc seeks to further their indirect relationship and common enemies into more goals that can establish order and balance in the universe. Surely, the Pact has its reservations regarding the DCP's own domestic policy (something that might be reciprocal) but they are willing to co-exist in mutual trust.
During the battle of Starbase 25, the Dutch had the first contact with the Singularim Pact and secured a victory over the Empire. This marked a military alliance that followed through the final stages of the Loyalist Insurrection in Quadrant 82. Like their Rambo allies, the Singularim seek to further diplomatic relations with the Dutch as soon as the liberation war against the Galactic Empire is over. The Singularim assistance helped the Dutch to finally assert sovereignty over their shipyards and territory in the Quadrants.
Trade Partners[edit | edit source]
As High Commissioner Ixchel opened diplomatic opportunities for trade, the Purity was one of the first to step into this offer, signing the Praxeum-Origin Entente (POE).
Military[edit | edit source]
The Grand Armies of the Pact are the largest armed force in the Chandras Galaxy and the second largest in the Quadrantia Galaxies. It holds a disjointed set of armies that normally band together to face a common enemy or to pursue a common goal, led by the ultimate authority of the oligarchy, the Archon. The Pact also holds the largest conscription number in the Quadrantia sub-cluster, with probably 2 billion individuals recruited annually.
The Pact holds a strategic advantage in larger extra-galactic conflicts due to the choke point that is the Chandras-Quadrant wormhole. It has never been invaded in its short history, having the opportunity to deploy their forces elsewhere several times.
Technology[edit | edit source]
See Neural Physics
The Singularim Pact possesses one of the most unique and highly advanced technology in the Gigaquadrant, being able to use the very psionic essence of the Iluvii Realm to power their vehicles, portals, cities, and weapons. With this in mind, their technology is often said to transcend the barriers of what is mythical and what is not. The Pact goes to great lengths to protect its technological secrets, sharing them only with empires that would join the alliance or that have impressed them.
With the Krassio joining as heads of government and spiritual leaders of the Pact, the military alliance is one of the most technologically advanced in Chandras and the entire Gigaquadrant, with insights to their technology described as being completely alien and different from other methods of scientific advancement. For instance, the Singularim Pact heavily employs psionic jump drives that allocate their ships at any point of the galaxy so as there is a psionic link to follow. The Pact makes sure it is fully connected by psi-emitters that relay pathways through the parallel dimension known as the Iluvii Realm so as to instantaneously teleport across their controlled territory. This represents a great strategic advantage for its military goals and coordination, but the fact that the need for a proxy emitter to fully reinforce positions is necessary makes the Singularim Pact a slow but powerful strategic coordinator. Despite this, their technological dependency on psionic essence makes up for this 'slow-military-progress' strategy by creating a solid and nigh unbreakable network of intelligence and coordination that creates strong frontlines, forward operations, and quick-response mobilizations.
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The Pact represents The Valader's official return to wiki activities, specially fiction-wise, adhering to the First Gigaquadrant community, and therefore standing as his main fiction.
- The Singularim Pact's governmental structure is based on the Ancient Spartan League known as the Peloponnesian League, and the Russian Oligarchs that climbed to power following the Soviet Union, with military and projection of force being the key factor for the oligarchy's power instead of wealth accumulation.
- The Valader's obsession with the number three clearly pervades the entire article, please forgive The Valader for his thematic whims.