The Scientific Combine is the Nakeimato's natural empire of mutated lifeforms, the Eerie Oozes, as well as the Nakeimato themselves. The Scientific Combine mostly stays to themselves and only come to their allies aid when called upon. However when called apon they let loose their monstrous creations and their laser rifles and kill two birds with one stone. With their home territories in the remote Varapha sub-region of the Katar Sector, they try to interact with their non-allies as least as possible. The Scientific Combine possesses some colonies bordering the Waptoria Alliance of Species in the Mirus Galaxy, but nothing else, as they generally do not seek to expand and will try to do so peacefully unless hemmed in from all sides.
The Nakeimato race turned to the early forms of their Scientific Combine as early as the reign of the first high druid Vio'sun. Though the details were not developed till the late leadership of her son Gra'sun. The Scientific Combine was fully etched out after the Slime incident. In which the son's first creation nearly wiped out the capital of the Nakeimato race. After this laws were set in place that would be followed to this day...except for a few rules that were destroyed. Currently, High Druid Lich'Twik heads the Scientific Combine of Nakeimato.
Their main ship, The Dryad is a large but narrow ship built for speed more for than anything else, a large number of scouting ships surround it that can be send off into separete sections for research. The Dryad is an exploration ship with great defensive power. As are the other ships that surround it.
As the Dryad explored its surroundings, Luth'kk -a young Druid chosen for exploration due to his interest in astronomy- soon encountered the Waptoria Alliance of Species. As it turned out, the Waptoria had been observing the budding Scientific Combine for quite a while now. Impressed by the progress the Scientific Combine had made, the Waptoria gifted them futher technologies and guaranteed their independence. Soon after, the Imperium of War began to maraud through the Katar Sector and the Waptoria feared Nakeimato would form a tempting target. Indeed, such an attack by the Imperium would soon come, though would be fought off jointly by the Scientific Combine and the Waptoria Alliance of Species. In particular, the Scientific Combine's Oozes proved to be devastating to the Imperium's otherwise feared Warlegions. With the defenses of the Scientific Combine delegated to Lich'Twik, Luth'kk continued to explore. In short order, he met the Monarchopod Coagulative Government, which whom the Scientific Combine would trade, the Sago Kingdom, and the Troodontid Empire.
At this point in time, the Scientific Combine was yet neutral in the ongoing war war between the Drodo Empire and the United Hegemony of Exterioris, though this changed when the Galactic Protection Agency, allied to the Hegemony, blockaded and attempted to starve out the Waptoria, who were allied to the Drodo. With their allies and benefactors under attack, the Combine declared war upon the Hegemony and its allies, siding with the Waptoria and the Drodo bloc. They were thus introduced to the United Federation of Species and the Eranian Collective, fellow allies of the Drodo. In this capacity, the Scientific Combine would fight several running battles with the Duthidanian Empire of the Galactic Protection Agency. This proved to the Drodo that the Scientific Combine were able to stand on their own from very early on, a sentiment that would thrust the Nakeimato into leadership positions after the Great Deciever conflict. The Scientific Combine continued to meet new players throughout the war, including the neutral Farengeto Republic, as well as the Miperiors Empire, Amphibibot Collective, Aeoneonatrix Empire and Mag'heli Dominion, who had sided with the Hegemony. The Scientific Combine took something of a liking to the Miperiors, refusing to attack them, though their opinion of the Aeoneonatrix and Amphibibots was not yet as positive, and like virtually all allies of the Drodo, grew to dislike the Mag'heli. From the Aeoneonatrix, they would also learn of the Mardor Empire, allies to the Imperium of War, though would not yet meet them.
Once the Drakodominatus Tyranny was revealed as the architects of the Drodo-Hegemony war, the Scientific Combine was selected as the testing ground for the Anathema of Xenomortis but they survived the encounter. After a great deal of negotiation and questioning, they then agreed to cease hostility with the Hegemony and join the Aeoneonatrix against the Drakodominatus. The Scientific Combine were thus put in a battlegroup alongside the Aeoneonatrix, Miperiors, Amphibibots, Monarchopods and Sago, dubbed the Greater Delcath Taskforce, apart for the taskforce including the Waptoria, Troodontids and Galactic Protection Agency. The Greater Delcath taskforce did some moderate damage to the Imperium of War, but was stalled by the Mardor Empire and prevented from attacking the Drakodominatus Tyranny proper.
The slave revolt that broke out in the Drakodominatus Tyranny allowed the Greater Delcath Taskforce to disband safely and return to their own territories without any problem, as Tyranny retaliation fleets were recalled and the Imperium of War had been backstabbed by the Grand Tarkan Empire in the final weeks of the Great Deciever. The Grand Tarkan Empire, though allied to the Tyranny as much as the Imperium was, had taken over the War-Imperial colonies in the Katar Sector while they were away fighting the Scientific Combine amongst others. In the weeks that followed, the United Free Peoples Coalition entered the Katar Sector while the Monarchopods and Sago Kingdom left. Meeting with the Drodo, the UFPC proposed the creation of the Katar Sector Alliance and invited the Scientific Combine to take part. High Druid Lich'Wik did so, surviving the Tasan Crisis that followed. Almost immediately, it was proposed that the Hegemony, who had already shifted away much of their military from the Katar Sector to deal with a civil war back home, was to be expelled formally. The initial resolution passed unanimously, but was soon expanded upon by the Sindar Dominion to include all extragalactics involved in the Great Deciever conflict, including the Waptoria. Only the Scientific Combine and the United federations of Species defended the Waptorian right to settle in Katar, while the United Free Peoples Coalition, themselves extragalactics, abstained. There was nothing the Scientific Combine could do to prevent the resolution from passing as the Waptoria were forced to leave their Nakeimato allies behind. Perhaps to placate the Nakeimato delegation, it was proposed by the Drodo and decided upon by the KSA that Lich'Twik would lead the Greater Delcath Front. This front, centered upon the Delcath subsector, also included the Katar Sector Alliance member states of the Varapha and Louvelon subsectors, with Luth'kk as the senior field commander. The Milky Way Campaign of the Great Tyranny War had begun in earnest.
As promised, the Scientific Combine send 7k ships to the front to fight and many more but for primarily defensive purposes. These ships were filled by Nakeimato soldiers, Slime Warbeasts and Eerie Oozes. Due to the rather primitive technology of the Dryad, Luth'kk was too late for both the Battle of Ku-Rokti and the Fall of Miperiors, deceasing his prestige and putting his command in peril. A resolution to redefine the boundaries of the Varapha Sector, which would have seen the Scientific Combine of Nakeimato fall just inside the Delcath subsector, was defeated by Lich'Twik, who saw it as an attempt by the powers of Delcath proper to forcibly induct the Scientific Combine into their group and thus shackle the power the Nakeimato currently held. Though it was a symbolic power-play, it's defeat showed that the greater Katar Sector Alliance still had faith in the Scientific Combine. This allowed Luch'kk to keep his position and lead the charge against the Tyranny in Katar. The Scientific Combine did so with diligence, recovering the prestige they had lost. After the fall of the Tyranny of Katar, the Nakeimato recieved their own former ex-Tyranny Occupation Zone in recognition of the merit they had shown during the war.
With the Waptoria gone and the Miperiors occupied by the Tarkans, the Farengeto Republic became the main ally and trading partner of the Scientific Combine. As such, the Scientific Combine would fight under their general command during the Lightning War, welcoming the Miperior-Amphibibot Coalition back into the Katar Sector Alliance. The war, which saw the vanishing of the Aeoneonatrix, also saw the creation of the Farengeto Trade Coalition, and the Nakeimato Occupation Zone given a voice therein. The Nakeimato happily agreed to this representation, entirely unaware of the future consequences it would have. Freed from fighting any threat in their home sector, the Scientific Combine could finally participate in the Mirus Campaign of the Great Tyranny War. The Combine was part of the force which expelled the Imperium of War from the Waptoria's Mirusian borders, and fought valiantly throughtout the rest of the war, including the Battle of Demogorgon Prime that ended the Drakodominatus Tyranny. Following this, the Waptoria set aside a small section of their own Waptoria sector for Nakeimato colonisation. Another part was soon set aside for the Okyno Expanse, who were forced from their own subsector following the rise of the Algolurn Popular Republic.
As the Farengeto Trade Coalition and the Drodo Empire continued to grow in power, balance amongst the Katar Sector Alliance shifted decisively in favor of these two states. As the years passed, the Scientific Combine of Nakeimato would become increasingly reliant upon the Trade Coalition for its goods, to the point that the latter had a near-monopoly on outside goods flowing into Nakeimato. This allowed the Farengeto Trade Coalition to effectively seize the Nakeimato Occupation Zone for itself, an event that shaped the foreign policy of the Scientific Combine for the next decades. Relations with the Farengeto soured as the Scientific Combine fought tooth and nail to get their lost occupation zone back, to no avail. During this period, the Scientific Combine allied with the Maracai Triumvirate, seeking trustworthy allies closer to home.
As the Drodo and Farengeto directed the Katar Sector Alliance to join the Xoneni Allies, the Scientific Combine also became a member, though were not at all interested in the upcoming war against the Delpha Coalition of Planets. When the Delpha Coalition invaded Varapha during the Battle of Katar, the Scientific Combine offered only token resistance. Indeed, it appears as if many Nakeimato saw the Delphans not as invaders, but as liberators from a Trade Coalition whose interests now opposed their own. Reports of Nakeimato attacks upon their Farengeto liberators were either denied by the High Druid or blamed upon rogue cells. Yet no action against such cells -if they indeed existed at all- was ever taken following the Schism. This occurance was mercifully swept under the rug by the victorious Xonexi Allies, though at a cost: the Scientific Combine had to shelf any aspirations of getting back their occupation zone. There was little the Nakeimato could do but acquiesce, though this did led them to join Marinus' Rebellion from 2808 to 2818. When the Talven ended their "rebellion" peacefully, the Scientific Combine shifted their focus solely to Varapha and their Waptorian allies in Mirus, where they slowly expanded their influence.
This state of affairs would continue until the year 2830, when the Farengeto Republic and Drodo Empire were engulfed on all sides by the newly-formed Katar Anomality Rift, an expansion of the Aeoneonatrix Anomaly Region stretching all the way to the Eagula Nebula. The Scientific Combine wasted no take taking back administrative control of their occupation zone, and with the last meaningful authority of the Katar Sector Alliance well and truly gone, invited the Waptoria Alliance of Species back into Varapha. They brought with them the Okyno Expanse, who soon formally allied themselves with the Scientific Combine and the Maracai Triumvirate, though failed to contact the Troodontids or Monarchopods. Regardless, the Waptorian Katar Web did not make any move to usurp the general control of the Scientific Combine over Varapha. Instead, the Coalition of Varapha was formed by the Scientific Combine, Waptoria, Maracai and Okyno to ensure the stability of Varapha subsector even as the wider Katar sector fell into disarray. In light of their many and outstanding accomplishments, the Scientific Combine was elected as its leader with even the elder Waptorian Katar Web agreeing to follow their lead.
The Scientific Combine of Nakeimato is a elective monarchy, with a High Druid who is a combination of the most brilliant scientist, best conservationist and decended from Vio'son herself. When the High Druid dies, a kinsperson of the High Druid is elected to take their place. At the Head of the throne, the High Druid Looks over all of the data that had been recorded over the course of the day. Every scientist is supposed to report all their findings for the day on a log, whether they be small or large. Failure to report means punishment by extent of the law, with the Scientist who broke the law becoming subject to experimentation. Other criminals or prisoners are also subject to the same degree of experimentation. The High Druid makes all the decisions in the end though and can choose to bypass the law under correct circumstances.
The Nakeimato are a non-religious people with a few exceptions among individual Nakeimato. Most Nakeimato believe that worship can cloud their creative and scientific insights and interferes with experiments. The Scientific Combine is therefore atheist, though tolerates and indeed protects religions that can be classified as roughly animist in nature and do not acknowledge a supreme creator diety. The most popular religion is the worship of the Life Mother, imported from the Okyno Expanse. In the Combine, this religion, as with all others, is a minority belief and a private affair. Hence churches, be they from the green curch or otherwise, look no different from normal housing from the outside.
Like so many empires in the Katar Sector, the Scientific Combine of Nakeimato are rather primitive compared to many other spacefaring states, and advance at a lower rate than those outside the sector. Indeed, up to the Great Xonexian Shism, the Combine did not even possess hyperdrives, relying instead of the slower warpdrive, though were noted to possess wormhole keys. In biologican engineering, though, the Scientific Combine stands head and shoulder above the other native powers. They are considered the undisputed masters of this craft not only in Varapha but in the entire Katar Sector.
Following the Great Xonexian Shism, the Scientific Combine put serious effort in upgrading their military, developing hyperdrives and buying their own stocks of Angelfire missiles. Catching note of this, the Waptoria Alliance of Species would pull further strings to aid the Scientific Combine. The advanced weapon stocks produced by the Algolurn Popular Republic for the defunct Waptorian Byzan Web -mostly from the Klak and Tro Klak series- were cheaply transported to the Scientific Combine. In addition, the Algolurn Popular Republic, seeking to put themselves in the good graces of the Scientific Combine, agreed to sell their newer innovations, such as the Ghost torpedoes and the Plasma-burning missiles, at a slight discount. By the time of the Anomality Rift's formation, the rate at which the technology of the Scientific Combine advanced had caught up with the rest of the wider Milky Way Galaxy.
The archetypical Nakeimato soldier is dressed in carbon-fibre armor is armed with laser guns made for killing in battle. Naleimato equiment comes in standard with a gas mask, allowing the soldiers to operate on toxic or even airless worlds. Though their natural bodies lack wings, the Nakeimato soldiers make up for it with surprisingly advanced jet packs and propellers that allow them to hover quite a ways off the ground on a planet. The laser gun has two settings, the default stun mode and the deadly kill mode. Kill mode is used only in extreme circumstances or in open warfare. The guns are large but surprisingly light and made for battles in extreme enviornments.
The Beast Tamers are the controllers of the Slime Warbeasts and Eerie Oozes. It is a dangerous job since a creation can always turn on its master if not careful. As a result, Beast Tamers wear own set of mask that is different than that of the common soldier. Their mask is a butterfly-like one that allows them to send mental messages to the beasts, getting them to obey the tamers command. Sometimes, not even this is enough. Hence, the Beast Tamers can also direct the beasts on the battlefield though their collars around their creation's necks. This is used to prevent the beast from turning on an ally, though is seen as cruel and only used in extreme duress.
The Nakeimato has also a wide variety of creations, some are mutated versions of something long before. Others were bred in the lab and trained for combat. Yet others were captured out in the wild and trained. Either way, these monstrosities are often used on the front lines to thrust their way through hostile ranks and break up any formation. Depending on their talents, all together there is nothing that could not be done by at least one of the many beasts the Nakeimato have under their control.
The Nakeimato have created a devastating array of Oozes that can can be placed onto a battlefield to end the battle quickly. When the Oozes are dropped off onto the hostile planet, the Nakeimato hurry and flee off-world. The Oozes then do a wide variety of things, from eating the enemy to sabotaging enemy machinery. The Oozes are a last resort as they can turn deadly to the Nakeimato and thus renders the planet just as dangerous as before.
There are a few different kinds of Nakeimato ships, all of them are used for different things.
The Darters are small, light and often low-population exploration ships that are sent to planets and through wormholes to test the safety of the area being explored. Darters have a few laser guns but other than that have more acceleration power than destructive power. They used to have an inbuild point-defense system, but this has been replaced with a missile rack capable of firing either Angelfire missiles, Plasma-burning missiles or Ghost torpedoes. The Darters are the fastest of the Nakeimato ships and were often used as escape ships or are just used for transportation of individual Nakeimato. With the inclusion of a missile rack though, Darter missile swarms have become especially feared for the sheer saturation of firepower they can provide.
The Surgers are heavier and slower ships used to ferry goods, vehicles, Nakeimato and their creations between worlds. In battle they are used to compliment Darters and often carry them between engagements as this is more fuel-efficient. As most of the space on the Surgers is take up by hangar space, the weapons they carry are few, concealed and strategically placed. These include a few point-defense lasers near the hangar bays on the sides of the ship and stronger anti-ship lasers near the prow and stern.
The most aggresive ship of the Nakeimato, the Bellatorum is loaded with weapons of all kinds that can be fired at the enemy. The missiles are locked onto the target and have been known to chase the enemy through wormholes. The fiery trail both pushes the ship forward and serves as a close defense for the back of the ship. A laser gun is also equiped near the back as a point-defense system that autofires hostile ships.
The Scientific Combine's Flagship, the Dryad is the strongest of the Nakeimato ships. The ship houses a large army and is large but moves quickly. The druid diplomat Luth'kk is the commander of the ship and the fleet. A indoor mini-sanctum is located within the heart of the ship next to the Commanders room, the sanctum is used for newly brought on creatures and those currently being studied. Another section of the sanctum houses the creations of the Nakeimato.
Foreign Empire intern PolicyEdit
Although Most of their sanctums are closed to outsiders and protected fiercely. A few are open to outsiders and for a small fee allow other empires to come and study the wildlife they have. The Intern Policy will allow the visitor to look at and study the animals that are currently bred there. The visitor will also be given lessons on genetics and biology and taught how to create the most basic lifeforms. The Lessons are optional as not all species would want to do it. If the planet is harmed or disturbed in any way while the visitor is around they will be taken in to be asked a few questions. In some more serious cases the visitor will be arrested and all others will be booted from the planet until the cause is found and all harm is fixed. Allies of the Nakeimato will not have to pay and may even help out by doing matinence and getting paid for it.
Allies and EnemiesEdit
- Waptoria Alliance of Species - The Waptoria have always looked out for the Scientific Combine, and for this the Nakeimato are grateful.
- Maracai Triumvirate - The Maracai have always been honest in their desire for a peaceful Varapha.
- Okyno Expanse - Though the Okyat are more zealous in prosectuting those who defile nature than the Nakeimato, the two have more in common than what sets them apart.
- Monarchopod Coagulative Government - It is a pity to the Nakeimato that the Monarchopods could not return to Varapha.
- Sago Kingdom - Relations between the Nakeimato and the Sago have always been warm.
- United Federation of Species - The Nakeimato were always rather fond of the USF.
- United Free Peoples Coalition - It is a pity to the Nakeimato that the UFPC collapsed.
- Delpha Coalition of Planets - To many Nakeimato, the DCP were liberators, not invaders.
- Drodo Empire - The unwillingness of the Drodo to speak out against the Farengeto occupation of Nakeimato Lower Katar has dissappointed the Nakeimato somewhat.
- Miperior-Amphibibot Coalition - The Nakeimato are as glad as the rest of the KSA that the Miperiors and Amphibibots have freed themselves.
- Former Mardor Territories - That full independence is kept from the Former Mador Territories galls the Nakeimato considerably.
- Algolurn Popular Republic - The Algolurn Popular Republic treated the Nakeimato humanely, and for that they are grateful.
- Azzinothe Empire - The Azzinothe continue their fight for greater representation, something that the Nakeimato admire.
- Kingdom of Agethime - The Nakeimato desire closer interactions with the Kingdom of Agethime.
- Aeoneonatrix Empire - While the Nakeimato had positive relations with the Aeoneonatrix at the end of the Great Deciever conflict, Moeg's reforms shook their trust in the Aeoneonatrix government.
- Sindar Dominion - The Nakeimato never became fond of the Sindar due to their slaving ways, and generally sought to avoid them wherever possible.
- Troodontid Empire - While the Troodontids are allies of the Waptoria, the Nakeimato have never truly forgiven their alliance with the Tyranny.
- Eranian Collective - The Nakeimato do not dislike the Eranians, but neither do they particularly like them.
- Vixaian Nation - The Nakeimato saw the last stand of the Vixaian Nation against the DCP as a wholly pointless endeavor.
- Kioskstrum Collective - The Nakeimato prefer to leave the Kioskstrum Collective alone, and this is mutual.
- Talven Empire - Though the Nakeimato were dissapointed in the outcome of the Talven Crisis, they did feel better represented afterwards.
- The Purity - The attitude of teh Nakeimat towars the Purity is equal parts awe and fear.
- Farengeto Republic - Though once staunch allies, Nakeimato opinion on the Farengeto plummeted after they siezed the Nakeimato occupation zone for themselves.
- United Hegemony of Exterioris - The Hegemony was seen by the Nakeimato as having almost as much fault for the continuance of the Great Deciever as the Tyranny whom they were manipulated by.
- Duthidanian Empire - To even have attempted to starve out an ally is seen as reprehensible by the Nakeimato.
- Cathonian Collective - The Nakeimato think the Cathonians were too easily led astray by the Tyranny and the Hegemony.
- Skarling Allied Systems - The Nakeimato are aware of the Waptorian enduring hostility towards the Skarlings, but thought the Duthidania were worse.
- Mag'heli Dominion - Of all the Dominions to have ever set foot in the Katar Sector, the Nakeimato consider the Mag'heli to be the worst.
- Zagresi Cooperative - Though the Zagresi and the Nakeimato shared goals during the Talven Crisis, there was little love lost between them.
- Drakodominatus Tyranny - The destruction of the Tyranny is still celebrated by the Nakeimato.
- Imperium of War - The Nakeimato held a particular loathing towards the Imperium of War for trying to destroy them so early in their spacefaring history.
- Grand Tarkan Empire - To say that the Nakeimato do not trust the Tarkans is an understatement.
- Mandatory Mardor Empire - The Nakeimato are ever wary for any signs of Mardor recidivism.
- Khilai Empire - The Nakeimato are aware of the Khilai's Void Energy usage and think them dangerous for it.
- Jum'Ari Empire - Since the fall of the Katar Sector Alliance, the Jum'ari have been a constant threat to the Nakeimato.
- Szor Empire - The Nakeimato do not believe that life needs to be a constant struggle, as the Szor do.