Greetings. All who fight for the good of Nature are welcome here, but take care not to stray, for there is an abundance of wildlife in these outbacks.
“All life is sacred - intertwined in the great web that binds all living things as one. We do not long for agression, but should you uproot the great web of nature by taking rather than giving, we will have no choice but to take recursory action.”
- - Web-Speaker Tr'eath
One of the mayor powers in the Mirus Galaxy, the Waptoria Alliance of Species are by and large creations of the Multus Esse. Though a great power in their own galaxy, the Waptoria are largely peaceful and incredible hard to provoke. Yet for all their general pacifism, the Waptoria Alliance of Species see themselves as the inheriors of one of the Multus' most memorable tasks - the cultivation, spread and protection of life and biomes within Mirus, all while carefully maintaining the greater ecological balance on the worlds they touch. To these causes the mayority of the Waptoria's resources are devoted, hence their pacifism when it comes to outside powers. Deliberately upsetting this balance power however is perhaps the only surefire way to upset the Waptoria, and once upset they quickly take action. With technology based around making as little ecological impact as possible, the Waptoria make great use of biotics, symbiotes and stealth, keeping a constant vigil on all worlds under their watch. Though most nations are well aware of the Waptoria's pacifism and no not intentionally provoke them, many have still have made the mistake to assume that those uncolonised worlds thriving with life near or in Waptoria space are theirs for the taking. The Waptoria are quick to rid them of such delusions, appearing as out of nowhere, driving off the exploiters out of the systems only not to pursue. For the destruction of their foes is not on the minds of the Waptoria Alliance of Species - only that the balance is nature is maintained forevermore.
The Waptoria alliance originally consisted of three empires: the Raptoranean Empire, with consisted of the Raptoraneans and their Raptorian ancestors, the Euchada Republic, with consisted of the Euchada and the species they uplifted, namely the Runen and the Varacha, and finally, the Liev Gerontocracy, consisting of the Liev and most of the plant-like species in the Alliance. While the Raptoranean empire prospered, the Eucada Confederacy and the Liev Gerontocracy were locked in war with an invading Hermicee clan, called the VineClaw Clan, who had incredible amounts of Botana.
After the Raptoranean Empire achieved wormhole travel, they found a wormhole and send an expeditionary force through it, arriving in the Mirus Galaxy. They met and allied with the Euchada Confederacy and the Liev Gerontocracy, and helped them to battle the VineClaw. Victory was shortliving however, as the three empires were soon overrun by whole broods of Botana. At the brink of extinction, the three empires decided to merge, and thus, the Waptoria Alliance of Species was officially formed. With research and tactics now shared, the VineClaw was slowly pushed back. Finally, with aid of the Mendel and the Orgaat, the VineClaw Hermicee were defeated, and pushed out the Waptoria sector.
Exploring the new home galaxy
After expelling the last remains of the invaders out of "their" sector, the Waptoria Alliance quickly recovered. Then, they ventured out of the Waptoria Sector, and allied various empires, such as the Bio-Nation of the NOVA Alliance and the Federation of Glory (at that time the Ugandalorain and Volver Empires). Sortly after, a Waptoria anarchist group, called the Unitech Citadel, also rose to the scene.
During this time, the Euchada would go on to create various new species, nurturing their evolution and overseeing their rise to sentience from afar. One of these species, the Runen, would develop strong psychic abilities, and by scrying their own past, found out about their Euchada-creators. After the leading Shamans would guide the tribes into a world-spanning ritual, a telepathic connection was made, and the Runen where welcomed into the Waptoria ages before the Euchada expected their would. The Runen would lend their telepathy to spread the empathic connection that already existed between the Raptoraneans to all other races. As the Age of Burning Dawn came to a close, the emphatic connection between all members had become so close it had become a true groupmind.
Meeno Grox Wars
Shortly after this, the Waptoria Alliance and Ughandorains were attacked by the newly-created Grox followers. They helped the Ughandorains to defend their homeworld, Ughandal, and drove the followers out. However, they returned after the Waptoria Alliance found a space station created by the Enlightened Ones. Calling the Ughandorians to aid them, the Waptoria Alliance fought against the followers, Dead Watch and Bio-Morphlings. Eventually, after the Meeno Grox themselves entered the battlefield, one final battle erupted, in with the station was destroyed. The meeno grox retreated, swearing to exterminate the Waptoria. The Waptoria alliance participated in the final battle of the New Grox Wars, and helped to defeat the Meta-Emperor. However, remnants of the Meta Empire weren't destroyed, such as the Meeno Grox, who joined the newly-formed Alpha Cyber Collective. The united Meeno-Alpha Grox forces then launched a massive invasion, with could only be stopped barely.
The Waptoria Alliance, and UFG became aware that the legendary Nebulorains were real, and planned to overthrow the empires in the Milky Way. Not wanting this to become an universal-wide war, the three forces decided to act before the Nebulorains could make contact with major empires. However, they had already allied the Unitech Citadel of Sapients and Dead watch. During this war, the Waptoria Alliance defended Volver worlds against Unitech attacks, while the others slowly destroyed the Nebulorain treat.
The Waptoria Alliance were once again called by the UFG, this time because the Infectants had been revived. They immediately accepted the call, and moved in for aid. Their first move was to rescue the Antroth from their homeworld, Farmia, with was under attack of the Infectants and their allies. They later helped the Antroth to reclaim it, however, and became aware the Grox Grand Dominion and their Bio-Morphling and Dead Watch allies were aiding the Infectants. Thus, they did everything they could to stop them. When the Infectants struck at the main training centre of the UFG, they fought one last battle against the Infectants, defeating them forever.
After an assassination attempt on the W'tze, the Waptoria Alliance discovered a plan was being made by Volver renegades, Dead Watch and Unitech to conquer them and the UFG. They succeed in preventing this.
A while after this, The Citadel of Sapients, Dead Watch, Morphling Horde and Leviathan Hivemind attacked Ughandalore. Not being able to hold on this gigantic attack, the UFG called in their allies the NOVA, Waptoria Alliance and Brotherhood of Spode/UNoS. They fought hard, but could barely fend off wave after wave of undead, drones and synths. However, when Dead Watch accidentally re-awakened the Enlightened Ones, with joined the Federation side in defending the planet against the Grox Grand Dominion and their pawns, the chances shifted in favor of the defenders. The Dead Watch tried to undo this by infiltrating the EO mothership and blowing it up, but were stopped by the Proditkar Movement, a group of EO separatists. They manipulated the Dead Watch and Unitech into fleeing the planet ad abandoning the Grox Grand Dominion. The Morphlings, Grox Grand Dominion and Leviathan Hivemind suddenly found themselves alone, and called in the Tarmealox Hierarchy to serve as a distraction, allowing them to retreat safely. After their masters made it to safety, the Followers retreated, ending the Battle for Ughandalore.
However, the Grox swore revenge, and had the Leviathan Hivemind, Tarmealox and Kashriinox Collective attack the Federation and the Waptoria Alliance. The attacks continued for weeks, and as the Alliance could not fend them off at once, it drove them into desperation. However, salvation came when a Kashriinox Dreadnought was shot down near UFG space. After infiltrating it, the UFG and WAoS learned the location of the Kashriinox Base, used as a command center of the Collective. They, NOVA, UFG, the Spodists and the Enlightened Ones assaulted it, and eventually destroyed it, weakening the Grox severely and anding the War.
After this, the Federation, the Spodists, the NOVA and the WAoS joined together under the watchful eyes of the Ones in the Enlightenment Collaborative.
Waptorian involvement in the Katar Sector would start when their new allies, the Troodontid Empire, briefed the Waptoria on the presence of the Drakodominatus Tyranny there. After the culling of the Drakodominatus into the Dominatus, the Waptoria had asked their allies to keep an eye out, knowing that the hostile race would eventually recover from the massive population loss which accompanied the event. Now, it seemed, was that time. In unison with the Troodontids, the Waptoria began to send out probes to explore the sector, soon coming upon the Scientific Combine of Nakeimato. The Combine had only very recently begun to explore space, and reminded the Waptorians no little bit of themselves back when they had started their own explorations. They thus would guaranteed the independence of the Combine, and, impressed with the progress the Nakeimato had made in breeding war beasts and creating oozes, would tutor them purther along this path. The Waptoria also set up colonies to serve as a buffer zone between the Combine and the rest of the sector. These colonies made them visible to multiple other powers in the Katar Sector, who soon made contact. To their south, the Waptoria met the United Federation of Species, setting up trade and eventually entering into a military alliance. The United Federation of Species had also a defensive alliance with the Drodo Empire, so when Drakodominatus Tyranny manipulated the Hegemony of Exterioris and the Drodo to go to war against each other, this set off a chain reaction. The United Federation of Species joined the Drodo Empire against the Hegemony, resulting in attacks against them. This pulled in the Waptoria Alliance of Species on the side of the Drodo and in turn led to the Troodontids to join their side. The Hegemony, meanwhile, exploited a weapons trade dispute between the Drodo and the Miperiors Empire to gain local allies in the sector, as the Miperiors called in the Aeoneonatrix Empire, for whom they had build the controversial mind control weapon, and the Amphibibot Collective to defend their shared interests. What started as a minor security breach had quickly grown to become a full-blown war.
With the Waptoria now under attack from the Hegemony, the Enlightenment Collaborative threatened to intervene. If this would come to pass, Dominatus leadership knew, they could quickly enforce peace in favor of the Drodo, with none of participants substantially weaked. The Drakodominatus Tyranny thus fabricated evidence that the Collaborative planned to reassemble the Spear of the Apocalypse in Tyris Major and use it to end the war. Trough their Terpeshoire Spy Network, which also kept the war in Katar going, they then send this data from various terminals in Tyris Major and Mirus to the Galactic Protection Agency, acting as various non-profits and non-governmental organisations to convince the GPA into taking action. The compiled evidence, though false, proved to be very compelling, and so a GPA force drawn from the Duthidanian Empire, Cathonian Collective and Skarling Allied Systems set out to blockade all wormhole passageways out of Tyris Major. After losing the initial engangement, the Grand Republic of Tyris Major, hampered to no end by the Terpeshoires, fruitlessly sought a diplomatic solution to the resulting impasse. Without either state, the Unified Federation of Glory and Mendel Pact were not strong enough not break the blockade, and so the war in Katar dragged on. While a crusade fleet from the United Knights Alliance had managed to enter the Katar Sector before the blockade went up, the Tyranny made certain they pursued their own objectives instead of aiding the Waptoria, though the UKA was still nominally on the side of the Drodo. To further keep the Drodo and Hegemony at each others throats, the Tyranny also send the Mardor and Khilai Empires against the Aeoneonatrix and United Knights Alliance respectively, the atrocities these pawns of the Tyranny committed souring the mood for peace talks on both sides. At the orders of the Tyranny, the Imperium of War began to indiscriminately raid both sides as a diversion once suspicions that the entire war was engineered reached a certain point.
Eventually though, the Drakodominatus overplayed their hand by setting up the Aeoneonatrix against the Troodontid Empire, hoping that the deep faith of the former would clash with the atheism of the latter. Instead, the ever-sceptical Troodontids managed to convince the Aeoneonatrix, who thought purely in terms of good and evil, that they had not comitted the actions they had been accused of. From there on out, it was relatively simple for the Troodontids to work out the role of the Tyranny in engineering the war by coming to the realisation that it had not been the Imperium of War who had been giving orders to the Khilai and Mardor. The Aeoneonatrix then made the mistake of rather innocently attempting to talk down the Drakodominatus Tyranny. Now that Dominatus high command was aware that their ploy had been discovered, they judged the individual strength of the involved states and decided that individually, they would stand no change against what the Dominatus had been preparing. This had been nothing more than the complete overhaul of their military since the culling, introducing Mrymidons to form the backbone of their new ground armies and kidnapping infants from across the Gigaquadrant to create the Overseers. Now these monstrosities would be unleashed.
The results were devastating. The participants of the war had been picked out as the testing ground for an Overseer legion each. For the Waptoria, this had been the Titans of Corpulus. Hence, within days, most of their once-verdant colonies in the Katar sector had been reduced to orbs of contaminated slime and primodial sludge. The Mardor and Khilai also declared their true allegiance to the Tyranny, while the Imperium of War renewed their own assaults. With each power on the verge of military defeat, the Aeoneonatrix finally called for a conference between the Hegemony and the Drodo on the Aeoneonatrix homeworld of Ku-Rokti. Since the Aeoneonatrix most often sold their souls to their diety, the Cleanser, from a young age, it had been easy for them to root out any Terpeshoires within their midst, as their callous programming often clashed with what the Cleanser would compel a dedicated person to do. This time there would be no obstruction by the Tyranny, and thus a peace was reached. Thanks to the Aeoneonatrix, the Terpeshoire spy network would soon be erased from all empires involved in the war. This, too, meant that the Galactic Protection Agency finally lifted the blockade over Tyris Major and allowed supplies to reach the Waptoria, who had all this time been reliant on their Troodontid and Bastnliues allies in Cyrannus.
Not all was well though. The Troodontids, who had as great an influence in discovering the ploys of the Tyranny as had the Aeoneonatrix, were not invited to the talks, greatly misgrieving them. They withdrew from the war altogether, even signing a non-aggression pact with the Drakodominatus Tyranny, promising only to help the Waptoria and other members of the Enightenment Collaborative, whom the Troodontids felt had never disrespected them. The Troodontids made good on their promise, aiding the Enlightenment Collaborative-Galactic Protection Agency battlegroup in penetrating deeply into Dominatus Katar, and helping them escape when they overextended themselves. The Tyranny had been dealt a blow, however small. Finally, there could be a bit of relief.
While the Tyranny prepared new forces to end the Katarian resistence once and for all, this would ultimately not come to pass. Loyalty chips within the Drakodominatus Tyranny slaves failed all at once due to a malfunction within their main AI, allowing the slaves to revolt. Caught unaware, not even the Overseers were capable of supressing the mass rebellion. The Waptoria Alliance immediately started to help the former slaves in whatever way they could. Their ships made deep incursions into Dominatus spaces, freeing as much slaves as they possible, but not doing much actual damage to the Tyranny in return. One of the freed slave species were the Vanara of the United Persan Descendants. This gave the Waptoria and Persan a strong link from the very start, one which would not be severed in times since.
Eventually, however, the Tyranny was able to recover thanks to new marks of ships and the conversion of the remaining slaves into Biodrones. The Waptorian fleet was severely damaged escorting the Vanara to their old home, whereas the allied fleet from the Federation of Glory was cut off altogether. These guerillas would eventually break trough hostile lines, but their experiences would forever haunt them and later result in the peaceful breakaway of the Mendel Pact from the Federation. Much worse for the Waptoria, their home territories in the Mirus galaxy now lay on the front line against the Dominatus. This forced them to leave the resistance against the Dominatus in Katar in the hands of the United Free Peoples Coalition, a new arrival into the sector. While the Waptoria believed they could spare forces to aid the Katarians, the latter were not so confident. With events leading up to the formation of the Katar Sector Alliance, the Waptoria and Hegemony were formally asked to withdraw from the sector, as the Troodontids had left beforehand without promting. Of the Free Peoples Coalition, Drodo Empire, United Federation of Species, Aeoneonatrix Empire, Miperiors Empire, Scientific Combine of Nakeimato, and Sindar Dominion who would go on to initially form the KSA, only the Nakeimato and United Federation of Species now opposed this expulsion, with the FPC and surprisingly the Miperiors abstaining. That the Sindar had been in favor came to no surprise, but the Waptoria had come to see the others as allies. This event, known to the Waptoria as the Great Katarian Fiasco, would henceforth forever strain relations between Waptoria and most of the Katar Sector Alliance. Ironically, the former foes of the Waptoria, the Hegemony, had been unanimously asked to leave and thus found themselves in a very similar situation as the Waptoria did, something which helped greatly to smooth out any troubles that had existed between them. The Waptorian fleets that remained in Katar evacuated their civilians and attempted to return to Mirus. However, Tyranny Terpeschoires that had snuck onboard had one last surprise for them: they had sabotaged the wormhole key. When the Waptorian fleet attempted the jump, it was carried widely off-course, and cut off from the groupmind. It was filed as lost.
Struggle for Survival
It was perhaps lucky that the Dominatus did not focus their early efforts upon the Mirus galaxy. Instead, the battles continued to feel like a continuation of the Great Deciever campaign in most respects, with fleets of MK I ships and hordes of Myrmidons, supported by Steelhammer Class Main Battle Tanks and small contingents of Chiliarchs, bearing down upon the Waptoria. Unlike the rest of Mirus, however, the Waptoria lay practically at the Tyranny's doorstep, and thus they faced all sorts of Overseers the Tyranny had to offer from the first, for their Overseer Citadels all were located within Dominatus Mirus. The Titans of Corpulus especially proved to be much more than mere a nuisance, the plagues they carried even more effective on the Waptorian Biotics than they would be on other organics. If the Tyranny wanted to test a new weapon, the location of the Waptoria ensured that they were to be the first test subjects in many instances. That they did not crumble under such tactics had everything to do with the adaptability of their Biotics. They evolved themselves at an extraordinary rate, sometimes even without the directive of the Waptorian groupmind, and invented deadly counter-phages to unleash upon the Dominatus and their troops. Even military contingents from the Imperium of War and Khilai Empire were not enough to give the Tyranny the advantage. Incredibly, the invasion stalled, as both sides dug themselves in. What followed was two years of trench warfare on an interstellar scale. The Waptoria and their allies could not defeat the Dominatus, but they could stall them and hope someone else was capabale of the feat.
This changed in the second quarter of 2793, when MK II ships would finally begin to make their appearance upon Mirusian battlefields. Myrmidons where beginning to be phased out in favor of Chilliarchs, and new Synthetics took the once elite spot the Chilliarchs had held. In truth, the Chilliarchs had not ceased to be any less elite, and so the Dominatus fleets eventually broke trough the established lines. Proto-Warlords followed by Proto-Juggernauts were introduced by the Dominatus with devastating effect. Devastatingly, the presence of the Titans was reinforced by their Dynast, Corpulus Obesson. The Waptoria had to give ground, losing thousands of Biotics to become Biodrones at the hands of new, cruel masters. It was at this stage that the Waptoria fully focussed on other forms of warfare other than open battle, seeking to chip away at Dominatus might with whatever means they could. Then, suddenly, the Tyranny pulled back its military. Elsewhere in Mirus, the Anti-Dominatus Coalition, drawn from agross of Gigaquadrant, had finally struck.
Unlike many other Mirusian states, the Waptoria Alliance of Species was well connected to beyond the Mirus galaxy. Of the anti-Dominatus Coalition, the New Cyrannian Republic, the forces of Tyris Major, the Katar Sector Alliance, and even their old foes the Hegemony launched an operation to relieve the still-beleaguered Waptoria. This force was also planned to include the Katar Sector Alliance, but they had been tied up by troubles at home and the then-inexplicable vanishing of the entire Aeoneonatrix Empire. To the Waptoria, this proved the incompetence of the KSA as well as the belief that, if they had not been forced to pull out of Katar, the sector would not be in a dire a shape as it now was. The Combine of Nakeimato and the United Federation of Species, true to their oath to support the Waptoria once the Tyranny in Katar had been dealt with, send whatever meagre forces they could muster, but of the rest of the KSA there was no sign. The Waptoria had also assumed that the Aeoneonatrix would be there in time for the final push, perhaps not for them, but certainly to take out or cleanse the remaining Dominatus. They were not. The absence of the KSA ensured that the relief force took longer than expected to rout the Imperium of War which was still sieging the Waptoria, and without substantial KSA aid they did so with greater losses than had been planned for, both for the relief fleet and the Waptoria.
Regardless, with the Imperium of War driven off, the Waptoria managed to build up their army and navy up to strength again, joining the Mirus campaign in bulk at the Battle of Chimera and later defending alongside the rest on the Anti-Dominatus Coalition in the Second Battle of Manticore. Heavy causalities were suffered in the battle of Krieg Prime, which necessiated the rapid breeding of an entirely new Biotic army, which was dispersed amongst existing division to replace the suffered losses. The Waptoria continued to fight vigorously against the Drakodominatus Tyranny in the months that followed, but were often esclipsed in this by the Mendel Pact. This was of little concern to the Waptoria, as they had held the line for the Mendel to strike, and therein lay glory enough. The intervention of the formerly neutral Apalos also greatly bolstered Waptorian morale, as this meant they no longer had to spend much of their effort on evacuating wildlife from planets in the path of the war. Apalos, at least for the moment, would do it for them. A substantial setback would come when the Dominatus launched Operation Twilight of the Gods which saw the Mirusian and Hegemony vanguard fleets almost completely decimated. Yet they refused to be encirceled, protecting their leadership trough daring feats of heroism. This eventually resulted in the Battle of the Terminus, which made clear to the Dominatus that capture of Mirusian high command would cost more time than they had available. The Dominatus retreated to re-establish defensive lines, allowing the remainder of the fleets to utimately escape doom.
Back and forth the war went, and on it ground, but it ground inorexably against the Dominatus more than it did so against their foes. Realising they were losing, the Dominatus turned to ever more desprate measures, releasing the dreaded Ogre tanks upon the battlefields of Mirus, replacing their light vehicles with synthetic Mecha, and turning what remained of their Overseers into one-man armies, whereas the Dominatus themselves became even more fearsome than that. While many of these measures initially worked, workarounds were always found. This could occur due to the myriad of diverse technologies the Anti-Dominatus Coalition had at their disposal. So it was that the excruciatingly slow defeat of the Drakodominatus Tyranny loomed ever closer. In the final offensive, the Overseer Citadels would be taken, the Waptoria providing the main body of troops which would conquer Buebonicus, homeworld of the hated Titans of Corpulus and thus gaining a claim upon the surrounding Pestis subsector. They likewise played an important role in driving the Doombringers of Fenris and Leviathans of Scyllraken from their respective citadels, helped with the conquest of Wuj'Uff, citadel of the Impalers of Skali'Draz, and gave air support during the battle for Sybaris, citadel of the feared Sons of Hedon. Finally, the path to Demogorgon Prime lay open and victory over the Drakodominatus Tyranny was in the grasp of the Waptoria and their allies. A final push was all that remained, though none could imagine just how grueling such a push would turn out to be.
The Waptorian army was part of the second wave to land upon Demogorgon Prime, establishing a main airhead in Vestibon, and two smaller airheads in Muspel and Nifl. At this point, the Waptoria were certain that a single planet, no matter how well defended, could not stand against half a gigaquadrant. The doom of the Dominatus was assured no matter where the Waptoria made their enlodgements. Thus they descided to place theirs as far away from the sole city of Malogenesis as possible, in the relative quiet of the planet's wilds. This did not mean that the place was any less dangerous. Whereas others has to contend with the last and most ferocious of the Dominatus, Overseers and Synthetics, the Waptoria fought against the planet's Colossi alongside their Miperiors and Vanara allies. It was their duty to prevent the wildlife from overrunning the allied encampments. The wildlife of Demogorgon Prime was savage and gene-bred by the Dominatus to be as fierce and disturbing as possible. As such, they incurred much more losses than Anti-Dominatus command had hoped for. Nevertheless, repulsing and subduing the local wirldlife was a job to which the three powers were well suited, and though it resulted in few honors, they did their job without begrudging it. By the time of the Tyranny's surrender, much of the other inhabitants of the planet had also been broken. During the Trial of the Dominatus that followed, the Waptoria preached clemency. Though they attained it for the Overseers and Synthetics, the Waptoria were ultimately powerless to prevent the extinction of the Dominatus for their crimes, or the planned glassing of Demogorgon Prime.
Compared to other empires that had fought the Drakodominatus Tyranny from the very beginning to the very end, the Waptoria did not receive many spoils of war. This was rather due to their own actions. Whereas other members of the Anti-Dominatus Coalition where busy convincing former Tyranny military personnel to join their states or cracking open the databases of the Tyranny's Installations, the Waptoria occupied themselves with evacuating the wildlife of Demogorgon Prime ahead of the allied glassing of that world. It was a race against time that left them no time for salvage, but in the end left Demogorgon Prime a nigh lifeless corpse of a planet which could safely be glassed without the loss of any more lives, be they fauna, flora or other.
Though the Waptoria would gain no Overseers, Synthetics, enormously powerful weaponry or anything similar from the war, they briefly gained custody over the Titans of Corpulus. They before they could properly secure them, their elite led by Obesson himself, staged a jailbreak and escaped into parts unknown. Much to Waptorian disappointment, only those amongst the rank-and-file got properly restrained in time. The Waptoria chose not to terminate the Biodrones grafted by the Dominatus from their citizens and Biotics, instead putting them on stasis until they could restore them to their original forms.
The Trial of the Dominatus behind them, the Waptoria set about to rebuild their worlds, in many cases from nearly nothing. In the months they followed the war, though, they came to the realisation that many of the Terpeshoires still embedded in the ranks of the Anti-Dominatus Coalition had not escaped into parts unknown as had the surviving Synthetics and Overseers, but were living out the lives of those they had murdered and replaced. Sensing an opportunity, the Waptoria send their best Biotics to extract them, though largely lost that race against the Duthidanians and the Galactic Empire of Cyrannus's Intelligence. Still, they did successfully locate and sway the Terpeshoires embedded within their own ranks and those of their Enlightenment Collaborative allies to continue their work, this time simply for Waptorian intelligence. At the same time, they managed to recruit a number of the essence-attuned Sirens into their ranks, further bolstering their already formidable spy network.
The Upstart War
As the rest of the Waptoria fought against the Dominatus, the Waptorian Web, which had been expelled from the Katar sector, tried -and failed- to link up with their peers. After fixing their wormhole key, this group initially sought to reach the Old Tadpole Empire, which had friendly relations with the Waptoria, through a series of convoluted wormhole jumps. Before they could, the wormhole key broke again, irrepairably this time, and the fleet found oitself stranded in the Byzan Sector to the galactic east of Katar. Simultaneously with the first attacks of the Tyranny upon the Waptoria in Mirus, the Milky Way campaign against the Dominatus also broke out. The Waptorian Katar Web, expelled from their Biotic breeding grounds in the Varapha subsector of Katar, was in no shape to fight. Worse, much of their Biotic breeding facilities had gone off-line, and so the Byzan Web had to survive on their own. Hence, they voted to become the Waptorian Byzan Web for the time being, biding out their time until they could rejoin the Waptoria as a whole. The Milky Way campaign came and went, but the battles in Mirus still waged on and the Waptorian Byzan Web yet had no substantial forces with which they could repel the Dominatus. They thus decided that, until the Tyranny was dealt with, they would remain in the Byzan Sector and began mapping it.
Soon, the entire sector was revealed to them, presenting soon-to-be allies in the Okyiat of the Okyno Expanse and the Algolurns of the Algolurn Popular Republic. They met potential enemies too in the hyper-capitalist Vectivus Empire and the ultra-nationalist Nazaycrum Sovereign State, as well as neutral powers in the Kioskstrum Collective trade union and the ancient Dremarr Republic. A problem that quickly presented itself was that the Okyno and APR had tense relations with one another over the heavy industrialisation of the latter. This would soon come to a head in the Upstart war, where the Okyno Expanse bombed the APR under the guise of the Kioskstrum Collective and the Vectivus Empire under the guise of the Waptorian Byzan Web. The APR and Kioskstrum simultaneously approached the Drenmarr for military access to reach their foes, but the fallen empire refused so both declared war on it. The Okyno, who like the Byzan Web heavily revered nature, had assumed that the Byzan Web would be alright with this bombing. They were not.
The Waptorian Byzan Web quickly discovered the Okyno deception but at that time, the Nazaycrum Sovereign State had already been hired by the Kioskstrum and massacred a number of Waptorian worlds. Instead of opening another front, the Byzan Web met with APR and presented their evidence. Both came to the conclusion that war with the Expanse would be disastrous at this time. As the Byzan Web was already ecologically-minded, they were free from any danger of an Okyno attack. The APR instead passed a series of ecological regulations that made the Okyno see them as the lesser of two evils. Under the promise that the APR would pass further ecological reforms if the war ended favourably for them, the Okyno Expanse joined the war effort of the APR. They did so under the guise of helping the Waptorian Byzan Web, as they could not formally ally with the APR until the reforms were actually implemented.
The Vectivus Empire was the first to fall, followed shortly by the Nazaycrum Sovereign State. Finally, the Kioskstrum Collective annexed the bulk of the Drenmarr Republic, as the Algolurns scrambled to absorb what remained. Finally, the APR and Kioskstrum faced off directly in a Kioskstrum push that nearly led to the downfall of the Algolurn Popular Republic. The Okyno Expanse was almost content to let the APR fall, but were reminded by the Waptorian Byzan Web that information regarding their involvement in the start of the war could easily be send to the Kioskstrum should they do so; this would inevitably lead to the destruction of the Expanse as well. After reminding them of their deal to turn the APR into a more eco-friendly state, the Okyno Expanse finally relented and joined the Byzan Web in driving back the Kioskstrum. Their arrived prevented the APR from surrendering, for they had been pushed back to their core worlds. This timely intervention by the Byzan Web allowed the APR to once more go on the offensive and push the Collective from the Byzan Sector.
By the end of the Upstart War, the extinction of the Dominatus had already occurred some years ago. This allowed the Waptorian Byzan Web to finally re-integrate with the Waptoria Alliance of Species as a whole, and so they moved to Mirus to repopulate those worlds ravaged by the great war against the Dominatus. The territories of the Waptorians in the Byzan Sector were gifted to the Algolurn Popular Republic until the time that they would no longer be integral to the APR, at which point the Waptoria could recieve them back. Later on, the Okyiat holdings in the Byzan Sector were also absorbed into the APR, although the Algolurns allowed those Okyiat who did not wish to join the APR to relocate the Expanse to Mirus with Waptorian blessing. For this end, the Waptoria set aside a piece of space for the Okyno Expanse, who became a Signatory of theirs, which in effect meant that the Waptoria would protect the Expanse in return for the cessation of all terrorist activities.
Fall of the Imperium
Covenant of Mirus
Just under two decades after their vanishing, the Aeoneonatrix Empire suddenly reappeared in the Andromeda Galaxy near the junction of the Segmenta Exterioris, Crepusculum and Draco. Though the Waptoria and the Aeoneonatrix had technically been enemies during the Great Deceiver campaign, they had not actually fought each other, and the Waptoria had even come to respect the Aeoneonatrix' reverence for life. Thus, they had grieved when the entirety of the Aeoneonatrix Empire had vanished, as this seemingly meant the extinction of countless species. Now it was apparent that these species and the Aeoneonatrix Empire has a whole had not only survived, but also had been mysteriously transported through space and time. The Raptoranean Oji'b was send to investigate.
Soon Oji'b reported that the Aeoneonatrix' deity, the Cleanser, was not only real, but had caused the dislocation. Then everything the Waptoria thought to know about the Aeoneonatrix Empire began to unravel very quickly. Shortly after the Waptoria had been forced to leave the Katar Sector, the Aeoneonatrix Empire had elected a new president, who was now heavily discriminating against those citizens who resisted religious dedication to the Cleanser or other members of the Leage of Patrons. Worse, it turned out that the soul-selling of the Aeoneonatrix had not been metaphorical - they actually sold their souls to the Cleanser, who thus was the true ruler behind the scenes. This meant that, obviously, the Cleanser was not only aware of the renewed religious discrimination that was going on, but supported it. This also meant that the democracy of the Aeoneonatrix, for which the Waptorians has praised, them was a sham. Furthermore, the species that the Aeoneonatrix had saved were now being indoctrinated into their culture, destroying the cultural diversity which existed before.
Popular anger quickly manifested into action, as the Waptoria aligned themselves with the main rival of the Aeoneonatrix at the time, a decadent hierarchy known as the Imperium of Rael'nos. As the deity of Rael'nos, the Enlightener, took on a patronising attitude towards the Enlightenment Collaborative as a whole, this bond deepened. The Waptoria nearly joined the Enlightened and the Imperium of Rael'nos in their war against the League of Patrons, though the desire for peace eventually prevailed. Eventually, the Enlightener was revealed as no better that the League, a puppet master in all but name. This saw the quick collapse of this spreading faith in the Waptoria, and preceded his destruction at the hands of the League. Following this, the Imperium of Rael'nos fell into utter chaos, for the Enlightener had been the true power behind their throne, much like the Cleanser was for the Aeoneonatrix. For a time after, the Waptoria sought to turn Real'nos into a vassal state, but eventually decided against it when the Citadel of Sapients abruptly launched an attack on the Raptoranean Matriarchy.
Around this time, the Waptoria finally had the scientific breakthrough they needed to return the Biodrones in their possession to their former selves. By then, most other states had deemed such a feat impossible and either euthanized their Biodrones, put them into stasis permanently, or most commonly transferred their consciousness into clone bodies. Seeing merit in an adapted version of the Biodrone concept, the Waptoria then produced a new generation of fully organic Biodrones, no longer fuelled by pain, to serve as the dedicated labourers amongst the Biotics.
Claim of Thorns
The attack of the Citadel of Sapients upon Raptoranea was led by the Queen of Thorns, a claimant to the Raptoranean throne, which had sat empty since they transitioned into a democracy upon joining the Waptoria. The battle of Raptoranea was gruelling, and the stalemate was only broken when Oji'b defected to the Queen's side. With the deadlock broken, the Queen of Thorns occupied Raptoranea and declared herself its rightful queen. With the backing of other forces belonging to the Citadel of Sapients, she moved against the rest of the Raptoranea Nerve. Her assault seemed unstoppable, and within weeks she had conquered the entire region.
However, when the leader of the Citadel of Sapients, the organic AI Father-Brain, demanded that she integrate the Raptoranea Nerve into the Citadel of Sapients directly rather than keep it as an independent fief, the Queen of Thorns refused his demands and declared her independence. As the Queen of Thorns and Citadel of Sapients fought amongst themselves, the Waptorian forces that had survived regrouped under W'tze and counter-attacked, but could not overcome the Queen of Thorns. In the chaos that followed, she made them an unexpected offer: in exchange for recognition of her legitimacy, she would submit to the Waptoria and combine her forces with theirs. This would ensure Raptoranean unity and give them the strength to overcome Father-Brain. For once, a consensus could not be reached, as the Waptorian forces debated amongst themselves. Their allies were eventually asked for advice, and so, the Queen of Thorn's offer was accepted. The subsequent assault upon the Citadel itself was a success, and Father-Brain was destroyed while it attempted to take over the Waptorian groupmind. This was not without cost, as to stabilise it, both W'tze and his clone S01-ID became part of the groupmind itself with no physical extensions remaining. In shame for the role he has played, Oji'b left in self-imposed exile.
The Hand of Retribution
While the Waptoria had been strengthened by the destruction of the Citadel of Sapients and the defection of the Queen of Thorns, the chaos nevertheless spilled over into those states that were closely allied with the Waptoria. Chief amongst these was the Mendel Pact. Their leader, Barda Clett, has taken a hash anti-Xonexi stance following the end of the Great Mirusian Conflicts, but had nevertheless worked with them to contain the Queen of Thorns and her forces. Then he has spoken in favour of pardoning her to use against the Xonexi, something that was deeply unpopular with many Mendel, as she was a well-known ally of their own rebels, the Ruin's Hand. This string of events allowed a rogue Mendel, known as the Hand of Retribution, to rise of and assassinate Barda Clett.
The Hand of Retribution then declared himself the new leader of the Mendel Pact, a claim that was soundly rejected by the Waptoria and Grand Republic of Tyris Major, who instead backed Kirta Clett. After some deliberation, their allies, the United Knight Alliance and Zarbanian Powers, also backed Kirta. What followed was a civil war between the followers of the Hand of Retribution and the followers of Kirta Clett, which eventually came to include the Ruin's Hand and their own offshoots as well. The situation was worsened when the Xonexi Allies threatened to bomb Mendel space if the Hand of Retribution was not removed, which only strengthened his cause and forcing Kirta to turn to the various rebel Mendel movements for support. With the various Mendel movements united under her banner, and with Waptorian support amongst others, Kirta then moved upon the Hand of Retribution, and executed him.
After the events of the Claim of Thorns and the Hand of Retribution, stability returned to the Waptoria and their allies. Soon, they were contacted by a being calling himself Balbus Marinus of the Talven Empire. He had taken note of the dissatisfaction the Waptoria and their allies felt towards the Xonexi Allies, and promised he was able of weakening them, if only the Waptoria took him up on his offer of meeting with him. Intrigued, the Waptoria accepted, and eventually Marinus revealed his plan to launch as political rebellion against the Xonexi allies which would result into a more equitable first gigaquadrant. Simultaneously, Oji'b discovered monetary links between the Talven Empire and the Queen of Thorns, and potentially also between the Talven and the Hand of Retribution. For this discovery, he was welcomed back into the Waptoria, and another meeting with Marinus was arranged for him to explain himself. However, Marinus skillfully managed to absolve himself of all presented evidence, and even gained a Waptorian declaration of military support out of it when he revealed that both the Scientific Combine of Nakeimato and the Algolurn Popular Republic had joined his plans.
Ultimately, the Xonexi intervened before a military strike could occur and gave Marinus a spot on their executive board. Satisfied, he called off his rebellion. While some Waptorian allies like the APR were satisfied with the outcome, others like Nakeimato were not, and the Waptoria also resigned their leadership over the Covenant of Mirus as a result.
The Waptoria were mostly uninvolved in the subsequent Teyan Subjugation War, though did send medical aid to those who fought the Grand Teyan Empire, including the Muaran Resistance.
The Second Greay Cyrannus War was a long time in the making, but began unexpectedly with the destruction of destruction of Mou'Cyran. As the Waptoria was a member of the Mou'Cyran Accords, they lost a great deal of diplomats and diplomatic staff in the brutal attack, enacted by the Galactic Empire of Cyrannus. The shock of so much death and destruction all at once caused the groupmind in Cyrannus to temporarily go offline, and caused disruptions elsewhere. Everywhere in the Cyrandia Cluster, the empathic backlash was such that many more Waptorians, be they Biotics and Bio-Wards alike, fainted from the shock. The Waptorians in the Cyrania Cluster were slow to regain their senses, and even those in the heartlands of Mirus and the Tyris Cluster had been dulled somewhat. Hence, it was the Waptorians in the Phradox Galaxy that restored calm to the groupmind, through their own tireless work. Once this had been archieved, a consensus was reached surprisingly quickly: the Galactic Empire of Cyrannus had to pay. Of course, the Empire refused, and instead presented an ultimatum to the Waptorians. They had to leave Cyrannus, or war would be declared. Outraged, the Waptoria refused the Empire's demands, and thus entered the Second Great Cyrannus War.
However, the Empire had been prepared, and the Waptoria would, quickly, lose the Malu'h'a Nerve to them, despite a valiant attempt by Node-Orator Tpa'a'jinn to resist. Still, Flock-Guide Dan'danh managed to evacuate the blunt of the Nerve's civilians and scientists, and later dropped them off by their allies, the Troodontid Empire. They then took to their ships, and using the tactics they had learned during the Great Tyranny War, began a guerrilla war against the GEC alongside the Mendel and the Persan. Meanwhile, the New Cyrannian Republic, a friend of the Waptoria in Cyrannus and a co-combatant against the Empire, was facing problems of its own. Led by the charismatic Adelheidis, the Mirusian holdings of the New Republic split off to form the True Republic. Such was Adelheidis' charisma that the Waptoria even considered supporting them, but nothing came from it as the Mendel and Persan quickly mobilised against the True Republic. Yet, the Waptorian absence from the campaign against the True Republic was noticable, especially given that the Waptorians in Mirus had ample forces in reserve.
The next noticable engagement of the Waptorian guerrilla fleet in Cyrannus was the Battle of Laurantia. It was here that the Waptoria first came to truly appreciate the Aldárae Order, whom they partly fought alongside. The Waptoria were also joined by Mendel, Persan and New Republic fleets, and after a gruelling battle against the Empire's Inquisition, took the planet alongside their allies. Appalled by the acts of the Imperial Inquisition, the Waptorian guerrillas struck several of their bases folliowing the Battle of Laurantia, which brought them into direct conflict with the Imperial Emissaries, Overseers who had survived the fall of the Drakodominatus Tyranny and had found employment in the Empire. As Dan'danh was a Biotic veteran of the Dominatus Wars, they made the snap decision to go after them. Though the Waptoria eliminated several Emissaries, the guerrillas lacked the number to efficiently hunt them, and so Dan'dahn was forced to call of this campaign. However, their forces had also come into contact with the Inquisition's rival branch of the Emperial Intelligence, which held the Terpeshoires that had eluded the Waptoria after the fall of the Drakodominatus Tyranny. Though unable to go after them either, Dan'dahn created a plan to extract them later and contacted the Troodontids in furtherance of this.
Soon, the Waptorian guerillas took part in the Battle of Cianbur alongside a vast coalition of allies. While the battle initially went in their favour, vast reinforcements from the Galactic Empire of Cyrannus soon arrived and turned the tide. The forces of Dan'dahn retreated with relatively few losses, a testament to the mastery of three-dimesional space combat they had archieved at this time. The Waptoria of Mirus would, at this time, use their clout with the Covenant of Mirus to finally gain Angelfire hyperspace missiles from the Xonexi Powers. The Xonexi had always seen the Empire as the true threat, rather than the DCP, but now that the moment was upon them, they refused to fight. Instead, it appeared they were attempting to use the Covenant of Mirus as a third party against the Empire. To the Waptoria, this was a sign that the Xonexi were growing complacent, and that the merging of the Covenant with the Enlightenment Colleborative would soon be at hand. First tough, the Covenant had to fulfill its purpose, which was the defeat of the Empire.
The Angelfire shipments were smuggled into Cyrannus and safely delivered to the guerrillas of Dan'dahn, who now could begin to take of fleets of the Empire that dwarfed their own. However, after a few, highly successful runs, the Waptorian fleets in Cyrannus were abruptly forced to seek shelter with the Troodontid Empire, after it appeared that the New Republic had capitilated to the Empire. The Troodontids hid Dan'dahn and his fleet, and publicly switched their allegiance to the Empire, though both the Waptoria and Troodontids remained secretly loyal to the ideals of the Republic. Eventually, the New Repblic turned out to have indeed survived, and after the Battle of Harborage, resumed its war against the Empire. The Waptorian guerillas came out of hiding to resume their campaign, and the Troodontids followed them this time. They soon linked up with the fleets of the Bastnliues Republic and the Iron Navy of the Algolurn Popular Republic to liberate the Malu'h'a Nerve, which been under occupation of the Empire since the start of the war. Incredibly, it turned out that Node-Orator Tpa'a'jinn was still conducting a guerrilla war of their own in the subterranean caverns of Malu'h'a itself. After the liberation of Malu'h'a, the three fleets, bolstered by the remaining Biotics of Tpa'a'jinn, rejoined the Mendel and Persan. They went on to liberate the Mendel and Persan holdings in Cyrannus from the Empire. The Great Battle of Orbispira occurred shortly afterwards, resulting in the fall of the Galctic Empire of Cyrannus. Both Tpa'a'jinn and Dan'dahn were present, jointly commanding the Waptorian forces in Cyrannus, which at this time included reinforcements from Waptorian Webs elsewhere.
After the liberation of Orbispira, the Galactic Empire of Cyranus splintered into various remnants, including the Dominion of Crothal and Zhinjar's Domain in Cyrannus, the Legatus in the Quadrant Galaxies and the Second Imperium in Mirus. In an unexpected victory for the Waptoria, these successor states collectively abolished the Inquisition, casting the Emissaries and the Terpeshoires out of their space. While the Waptoria had little interests in accomodating the Emissaries, they did accept those Terpeshoires cast out by the Imperial Remnants. Of course, the war in Cyrannus was not yet over, and so the Waptoria fought against the forces of both Crothal and Zhinjar, aiding in the destruction of both. During these campaigns in Cyrannus, the Waptoria -quite accidentally- discovered the Nivenian Empire, though a positive relationship could not be established. After several years, the sole remaining remnant in Cyrannus was the New Empire, which formalised peace with the New Cyrannian Republic and thus ended the Second Great Cyrannus War.
Federation of Free States
Waptorian effort to harmonise the Enlightenment Collaborative with the Covenant of Mirus paid off with the formation of the Federation of Free States, which merged these two organisations. The Federation of Glory, a longside army of the Waptoria, decided to fully nationalise their assets for the Free States, with their territory itself becoming a part of the Mendel Pact. Inspired by this, the Waptoria held a referendum amongst their Biotic and Terpeschoire population to ask them them if they wanted to serve the FFS directly as well. The Biotics almost uninamously declined, while the Terpeshoires accepted. The Duthidanians, as members of the Galactic Protector Agency, became honorary FFS members and their Tepreshoires did the same, joining the two populations once more in the FFS Intelligence. The Terpeshoires were given a new homeworld, as their old one, located in what was now the Nakeimato Occupation Zone of the Katar Sector, had been destroyed by the Dominatus during the conequest of the species. Meanwhile, the Waptorian victory over not only the Drakodominatus Tyranny years prior, but also the Galactic Empire of Cyrannus recently, finally broke the resolve of many some Titans of Corpulus. Though the Waptoria could not openly employ these beings in their military, they secretly deployed them as Biotic trainers and creators of biological plagues across their space, and restored the world of Buebonicus to them.
Shortly after the formation of the FFS, the Waptoria contacted new states, such as the JCompany, Platixi Empire and Phrovan Socialist Republic. The latter soon embarked upon a massive project to move their single system in their possession -their home system- to the Milky Way Galaxy. Sensing an opportunity to curry favour with the Phrovans, the Waptoria contacted the Algolurn Popular Republic and asked for the return of their Byzan holdings, whith the explicit purpose of donating it to the PSR when they arrived. The APR, gladdened to have another socialist state as neighbours, happily agreed. The plan went even better as expected, with the PSR seeing the Waptoria as their allies.
Of course, not all was well, as in Andromeda, the Void Eye Empire was contacted. The worst fears of the Waptorians were soon confirmed when it turned out that the Void Eyes indeed were Voidists, much like the numerous followers of Ada had been. Luckily another state, the Null Empire, did not turn out to be Voidists. The Null Empire, however, was caught up in a temporal anomality aged the empire and set off a civil war before the Waptoria could actually set up relations with them.
If there is one thing which characterises Waptorian culture, it is their mindfulness of and dedication to the ecology of the worlds they deem under their protection. Indeed, so important is this notion that the Waptoria only settle on a select number of worlds within their borders, which form their administrative capitals. The vast mayority of the worlds they claim as theirs are uncolonised, though where possible, most are home to at least some form of life. The Waptoria especially prefer to turn dead worlds into veritable paradises which they then seed, though they take care not to disrupt worlds on which life has already naturally developped. The twin processes of terraforming and seeding are thus only done after a great deal of deliberation. Contrary to popular belief, the biospheres of these world vary widely - though the Waptoria themselves prefer jungle, savannah, montane forest, and island worlds. Likewise, the Waptoria prefer to adapt to the biomes and enviornments around them, rather than have these adapt to them. As a result, they lack the massive farms which characterise the agricultural worlds of other empires. Instead, food is gathered in a somewhat primitive fashion, or grown from the cellular level up in hermetically sealed -and omnipresent- hydrophonics farms. This is because Waptorian culture abhors death and suffering and they thus prefer not to hunt or grow something only to slaughter it at a later date. Aside from that, though, the Waptoria have little to no restrictions on exactly what they eat, as long as it is organic. Recources are mainly extracted from lifeless planets and shipped to inhabited ones, though there is some mining done on inhabited words as well to provide for the necessary resources in a pinch. Energy is generated in strategic locations such as around waterfalls, deep within deserts or on top of stable and reflective ice sheets where the enviornmental disruption is minimal. Likewise, the Waptoria lack any true Ecumenopolises or even mega-cities, instead carefully planning housing to integrate it fully into the enviornment. This limits any true strain on the ecosystems of their worlds and also allows the Biotics to get to gathering, mining or operating the solar panel arrays without having to travel very far. Though this sometimes puts such settlements in rather strange locations, such as on mountaintops or even underwater, these Organic Paradises, as they are known, are almost completely sealed from the outside by domes and further ray shielded to limit further pollution. Inside, specialised servitor Biotics tend to every need of their Bio-Wards, and thus the Organic Paradises are virtually the only places where Waptorian citizens live. While outsiders expect the insides of these domes to be highly luxurious, they are not, and to a certain degree are even minimalist as to limit waste production. Regardless, they are still tailored to be perfect for their inhabitants in almost every concievable way.
Ironically, given that the Waptoria do even remotely overhunt their worlds or excessively mine for resources, poaching is perhaps the most common crime on their worlds due to the sheer amount of poachable species and materials. The Waptoria are highly aggressive towards poachers, and much of their sophisticated intelligence network is geared towards preventing poaching and apprehending the poachers instead of spying on the populace or aliens. Together with their dedication to not harm wildlife, even in times of war, and their utter apprehension of killing, this makes the Waptoria commonly seen as "weak" by many warrior cultures, even though they are anything but.
The Waptoria believe that there is an inherent balance to the ecosystem of each world and that they themselves are in essence no different from any other froms of life. As such, their notion of a "galactic biosphere" strongly influences their foreign policy and they take care not to disrupt it unless one proves to be the galactic equivalent of an invasive species. Even then, the Waptoria attempt to integrate the invaders into the galactic web first, only taking to force beyond their borders once this has failed.
The Waptoria Alliance of Species is divided into a number of sectors, known as Nerves. Each is centered around an sector capital known as a Central Node and governed by a Node-Orator, a Biotic gene-tailored for this job. They are rather large compared to the ectors and provinces of other empires due to the Waptoria's prudence in settling worlds. The Sectors are:
- Waptoria - The central sector of the Waptoria within Mirus, the Waptoria Sector contains Waptoria, adminstrative capital of the entire Waptoria Alliance of Species. The Waptoria Nerve is the most densely populated out of all sectors, filled to the brim as it is with Gaia Worlds. In this regard, the world of Waptoria stands out from its fellow Gaia worlds due to the presence of foreign embassies and the sprawling administrative complexes inside its Organic Paradises. Waptoria straddles the line between a Gaia World and a true Ecumenopolis, as its Organic Paradises are so numerous that they aren't far apart from one another, though they are located in such a pattern that nature is still abundant. The Waptoria Nerve produces a variety of goods, from basic foodstuffs and minerals to more exotic goods such as rare earth elements. Due to the variety of specialisation amongst its worlds, the sector is notably self-sufficient.
- Viel - Centered around Viel, homeworld of the Liev species, the Viel Nerve sits to the galactic west of the Waptoria Nerve. It is rather unchanged since its inception, its worlds still possessing mostly possesssing the tropical climates the Liev terraformed them into long ago. Given its closeness to the Waptoria Nerve, its lack of Gaia Worlds is striking. This is is deliberate, for the Liev have always pushed for the creation of the neighbouring Waptoria sector, which redirected much of the immigration into the Waptoria away from Viel. As such, the Viel Nerve is overwhelmingly rural, almost rustic, with Viel itself being given over to planetary gathering, its neighbouring worlds of Tree Vale and Cloudy Canopy possessing many small-scale mines and solar panel arrays respectively. The other planets, such as the savannah world of Lonely Tree and the boreal world of Evergreen, do not specialise in any one natural resource, though the temperate world of Orchards is known, rather fittingly, for its production of many fine beverages.
- Euchadios - On the galatic east of the Waptorian Mirus holdings, the Euchadios Nerve is named after the world of of the same name, home of the Euchada species. Euchadios is a large atol world, dotted extensive coral reefs, kelp forests and isles of floating seaweed. The Euchada have kept similar worlds in the same condition, though also have terraformed many others from scratch, resulting in the Euchadios Nerve having the second largest amount of Gaia Worlds after the Waptoria Nerve. These worlds lend themseves to the production and synthetisation of several rare elements, with non-Gaia worlds largely given over to the study of biology all things biological.
- Livingsoil - The Livingsoil Nerve is the smallest Waptorian Nerve in Mirus, guarding the hyperlanes to the former Imperium of War. Originally peripherally part of the Viel Nerve, its original inhabitated worlds were blown up by the Imperium of War during an attempt long ago by to conquer and enslave the Liev. Further disaster struck when the cenral world of the region, which alone had survived the ordeal, turned out to be the egg of a gigantic spaceborn organism, which used this unfortunate time to hatch, destroying this planet also. Since then, new worlds have been terraformed, though much different than others, as even the smallest and simplest organisms seeded upon these newly-habitable worlds was a Biotic, essentially making the planets themselves part of the Waptorian groupmind and known as Mind-Worlds. As the soil itself would rise up to attack any would-be invaders, the region became essentially worthless to the Imperium, while the Waptoria dug in, constructing massive underground cloning bays, outfitting the worlds with planetary shielding, and populating them with complex and sapient Biotics, before splitting them off to be a new Nerve and highly effective buffer zone. Though the Imperium of War is gone nowadays, the Livingsoil Nerve and its Central Node of Livingsoil remain a military stronghold from which most Biotic armies are recruited. Likewise, the shattered remains of the worlds destroyed by the Imperium of War form an important source of minerals to the Waptoria, however tragic the way by which they came to be.
- Pestis - Originally part of the Drakodominatus Tyranny, the Pestis Nerve is, ironically, one of the more populated sectors of the Waptoria Alliance. The Waptoria gained the sector from the Draconid Imperium in the aftermath of the pan-Mirusian struggle against the Xonexi Allies, though they had always laid claim to it ever since the Dominatus' defeat. Whereas the Xonexi Allies and most Mirusians chose to fully restore the industrial Ecumenopolises, the Waptoria instead re-introduced nature to claim its due. Hence, most of the planets within the Pestis Nerve are either Death Worlds scarred by radiation and nuclear war where life only slowly spreads, or even more so, Relic Worlds dominated by the slowly crumbling and overgrown planet-wide cities of the Drakodominatus and those species that lived in Pestis before them. While the Waptoria have restored said species to existence, their numbers are nowhere near large enough to inhabit all these worlds. The Waptoria further have cleared out vast parts of these cities to make place for their Organic Paradises, though there exist enough intact arcologies for the Pestis Nerve to single-handedly produce most of Waptorian alloys and consumer goods. The Central Node of the Pestis Nerve is the Relic World of Ysernia, its arcologies uniquely decicated to leisure, though its most important world is the wildlife preserve of New Demogorgon, which houses the flora and fauna evacuated by the Waptoria from Demogorgon Prime during its glassing. The Pestis Nerve also houses most of the Waptorian shipyards, producing the vast mayority of Biotic ships though these usually dock in the Livingsoil anchorages.
- Transcendence - The most important extra-Mirusian holding, the Transcendence Nerve is located in the Phradox Galaxy. Exceptionally peaceful compared to other Nerves, the Transcendence Nerve serves as the fall back-nerve should the Mirusian holdings ever fall. Much of it is dedicated to the the peaceful endeavors of creating, monitoring, and uplifing life. Transcendence, as such, boasts the richest diversity out of all Nerves, with many species to be found nowhere else. Much of Transcendence is uninhabited by sentient life, most of its habitable plants given over to being wildlife sanctuaries where life can evolve and thrive without interference from the outside. Monitoring stations, orbital habitats and other spaceborn structures orbit such worlds and house most of Nerve's sentient population. As the first Nerve to adopt the Biotics as servitors instead of just soldiers, Transcendence boasts an even greater degree of Biotic governance than is the case elsewhere, making it a desired retirement spot. The Waptoria of Transcendence have even build ringworlds, made them habitable and well-defended, spread life upon them and then abandoned them, content to watch the organisms they seeded there thrive and eventually develop sapience in such unique enviornments. The Central Node of the Nerve, Transcendence, differs from the others in that it blends being awildlife sactuary and an inhabited world. It is a rather unique experiment performed in the nerve, as it brings together each Waptorian species, and even some beyond, in their natural habitat, overseen by a relatively small number of Biotics. This way, the Waptoria hope to preserve biodiversity troughout their own space and beyond should some cataclysm strike.
- Raptoranea - The second most important extra-Mirusian holding, the Raptoranea Nerve is the domain of the semi-autonomous Raptoranean Matriarchy. Located in Tyris Major, the sector's planets are mostly uninhabited, even more than is the case in the other Waptorian Nerves. The Central Node of the Raptoranea Nerve is Raptoranea, a mangrove-rich world with shallow seas filled with kelp forests. It is the homeworld of the Raptoranean species, though of course the homeworlds of their relatives are inhabited as well. Only a few other worlds have been colonised, and serve as ecological Resort Worlds. Unlike the spread-out population encountered on other Waptorian worlds, those on the resort worlds in this sector tend to be densely packed together, allowing these worlds to both house a fairly great population and remain pristine outside of these few population centers. Of particular note is Spring Vale, a world largely covered in glaciers, but with pockets of jungle in glacial valleys centered around hot springs. Spring Vale attacts many who come to visit its isolated valleys and the unique wildlife therein, though most of the valleys remains off-limit. Spring Vale also boasts a famous Cryo-Revitalisation center, idyllic hotels to accomodate visitors, and branch offices run by the Violaven Union including an exotic food chain, a collaborative biolab, and a Violaven outreach agency, but is otherwise completely preserved in its natural state. A massive Aeoneonatrix-funded megachurch dedicated to the Cleanser also used to be a great attraction on Spring Vale, but was repurposed into a zen garden and Violaven-sponsored retreat for high-standing individuals of the Enlightenment Collaborative after it turned out the preachers had been illegally attempting to have converts sell their souls.
- Rainarch - The Rainarch Nerve is centered around the Central Node of Rainarch in Quadrant 21. Located in between the Xenobrood Hive and Icolian space, the Rainarch Nerve is almost as small as the Livingsoil Nerve and about as militant. Though Rainarch itself is a Gaia Worlds and houses all the Bio-Wards of the Nerve, the other planets of the Rainarch Nerve are all Mind-Worlds. They are not as militarised as the Mind-Worlds of the Livingsoil Nerve however, as large tracts of them are given over to argiculture, mining operations and energy generation. Settled by the Raptoranean Matriarchy before its unification with the greater Waptoria Alliance, Rainarch itself is amost as greatly populated as the capital world of Waptoria and a bustling center of trade besides, as it is connected to the Nebulon wormhole plateau of the NOVA Alliance.
- Malu'h'a - Likewise founded by the Raptoranean Matriarchy before its unification with the greater Waptoria Alliance, the Malu'h'a Nerve of the Cyrannus Galaxy is almost entirely devoted to research and technology. This is due to its proximity to the technologically-minded Waptorian allies of the Troodontid Empire. Strangely, it is also more outwardly spiritual than any other Node, embracing certain Oikoumene as messengers of the divine. The Central Nerve of Malu'h'a not a Gaia world as might be expected, but a mountainous world instead, largely given over to cloud forests, fungal groves and enormous bamboo glades. It also uses its spaceous underground caverns spaceous enough to house both defense forces of the planet and the Sector Navy. During the New Cyrandia Wars, the Malu'h'a Nerve hailed the Oikoumene known as the Vector of Chaos as their deliverer from the Galactic Empire of Cyrannus, earing them the wrath of the matter during the Second Great Cyrannus War. Throughout most of the war, the Malu'h'a Nerve was under the military control of the Empire, though its fleet avoided destruction, and its scientists found refuge with their Troodontid allies. While they have since replaced their faith in the Vector of Chaos with that of the Vector of Light, the Malu'h'a Nerve remains as opposed to the Empire, and after the disintegration of that superstate, to its remnants.
- Chrysanthemum - The Chrysanthemum Nerve, centered around the Orbital of Chrysanthemum, is located in Segmentum Umbra of the Andromeda Galaxy. It contains only nine systems, and is almost entirely envelopped by the Crystalline Hive on three dimensions. This has forced the node to be particularly adaptive. The Biotics and Bio-Wards of the Chrysanthemum Node uniquely all live in swarms of climate-controlled orbital habitats and larger structures besides, not settling on any planets to avoid the unwanted gaze of the Crystalline neighbours. These habitats are covered in crystal materials and release an electric field, mimicing the Crystallines' own Crystal Nidus space-stations to perfection. The spaceborn Biotics of the Nerve likewise use a crystal covering and electric signals to remain undetected to the Hive. Due to their belligerent neighbours, few other empires even dare to come close, and as such the Nerve is almost entirely focussed on high-tech and secret military research that might be discovered elsewhere, as well as remaining hidden.
- Reclamation - The Reclamation Node, centered around the Relic World of Omgama, is unique in that it is not named after its Central Node, but for the Nerve's mission. Located in the Varapha Subsector of the Milky Way Galaxy's once-bustling Katar Sector, the Waptoria had colonised this exact location once before. However, the Waptoria -as well as the vast majority other present extragalactics- were forced to abandon the sector, in name to better fight the Drakodominatus Tyranny on their home fronts but in reality due to an isolationist sentiment caused by the formation of the Katar Sector Alliance. After the vanishing of the Aeoneonatrix and the Lightning War, the Katar Sector Alliance deteriorated and was largely absorbed into the upcoming Xonexi Allies. With all native Katarian powers either gone, in heavy decline, or migrated away, the Katar Sector stands almost empty nowadays. With nothing to stop them, the Waptoria Alliance readily reclaimed their old territory there. After all, though fate might take many unexpected twists and turns, those who persist will evetually be the last ones left standing...
Waptorian society is divided in only two groups: Biotics and Bio-Wards. The Waptorian Biotics are genetically engineered and fully sentient creatures, first created to prevent poaching on Waptorian wildlife sanctuaries, since the Waptoria lacked the manpower to do so on their own, and then to replace their existing military. Ever since, Biotics have diversified enormously, having taken over manual labor and much of the Waptorian administration. As such, Waptorian society is nowadays mostly run by the Biotics. Bio-Wards, meanwhile, constitute the original inhabitants of the Waptoria Alliance of Species, and any citizen that isn't a Biotic. They still occupy the highest levels of government, most notably politics and policy-making, as well as being responsible for the flourishing of arts, culture and sciences within the Waptoria. With Biotics willingly taking over all tiresome work, Bio-Wards can focus themselves fully on those things which for most aliens would be concidered leisure activities. There are no classes amongst Bio-Wards and they function as a communal parity. The Waptoria are proud of the fact that the direct precursors to the Bio-Wards were the working class of the proto-Waptoria, and heavily dispute that the Biotics are a class different from them. They also describe the Waptoria as a post-state rather than a state, though this is heavily disputed by entities other than the Waptoria itself.
The horizontal structure of the Waptoria also has a large impact on how the Biotics function. They are created to be a superorganism, so hierarchy is a foreign concept to them as decisions are made perhaps even more democratically that the Bio-Wards can manage. After all, input from all drones gives a clearer mental map of any situation that the imperfect imput of one, or even a few. In decision-making, both Biotics and Bio-Wards wield an equal amount of influence. After all, Biotics are far removed from a slave species, even designed as they are to tend to every need of their Bio-Wards.
All citizens of the Waporia Alliance are mentally connected to each other by means of an emphatic groupmind, which allows them to feel each other's emotions as easily as smell or sight. Members of the Waptoria prefer to share all memories and thoughts with each other. They are completely honest with each other about their thoughts and their reasons for those thoughts. As a consequence, there is a great amount of understanding amongst the members of the Waptoria Alliance. While Waptorians can hide their thoughts, most not wish to do so, even those that do not follow the norm, with their reasoning for differing thoughts being completely undstood. The groupmind is only strongly used for governmental fuctions, which requires consensus as per Waptorian basic law, for the diplomatic and ecologic corps, and for the military. In all other aspects, is still very much akin to the emphatic connection it once was.
Rather than planets with only one species on it, the Waptoria Alliance has multiple species living together, though certain species are more often seen together than others due to similar ecological preferences. Hybrids are accepted, and sometimes even encouraged. Other than this, immigrants are also freely accepted into the alliance, provided they abide by the strict ecological guidelines of the Waptoria. The Waptoria make little difference between sapient species and intelligent wildlife, so the latter categories have rights even though they may not understand them.
Jazz, Reggae and Psychedelic Music are the most popular music types in the Waptoria Alliance.
The Waptoria is not a single unified government but a vast interlocking array of various species and administrative zones, referred to as "Nodes", represented by a Node-Orator. The Waptoria Alliance of Species as a whole is referred to as "the Web" by its members and is represented on the galactic and intergalactic stages by a Web-Speaker. Sectors are instead represented by the Node-Orator. Both figures are mainly used for communication with the wider galaxy, for the Waptoria Alliance of Species functions internally as a interlocking network of democratic communes with only horizontal hierarchies. They furthermore serve as lynchpins for the groupmind that ties the whole Alliance together. Since the groupmind is based on consensus, with each citizen having an equal amount of influence, unhappiness with the system is rare. These tenets form some of the core beliefs of the Waptoria and are almost universally agreed on by its citizens. Furthermore, Anarcho-Communist, Council Communist and Democratic Confederalist ideas heavily permeate all levels of Waptorian government. Hence, councils form the bedrock of Waptorian structure, and the Waptoria itself is a confederacy of its various Nerves rather than a singular empire. Decisisons happen democratically from the bottom up, and as such Waptorian government can be characterised as a direct consensus democracy.
Of course, no system is perfect and there are inviolable limitations: nothing can be done to make the Waptoria anything less directly democratic or ecological, and no member can ever have more influence than any other (though experience is still adhered to, and those with experience on a given topic vote first, often setting the trend). Another restriction is that the Node-Orators and Web-Speaker spend most of their time in deep meditation, listening to the groupmind, and can therefore themselves not actually covern. To this end, they have a set of representatives underneath them which do this work for them. These representatives are directly elected by the planetary communes with no middlemen in between, as the Waptoria see this as blighting the process.
On a galactic scale, the Waptoria most commonly allign themselves with green, anarchist and communist movements, though they reject those of authoritarian strain due to their preference for direct democracy. They are of course known as vocal supporters of ecological awareness, species' rights and are important backers of various galactic terraforming projects which, according to their opponents, they use to spread their influence.
The Waptoria Alliance share a close bond with nature, referring to it as "The Mother of all" or the "Lifemother" and it is the mission of all to protect and aid their mother. As such, they worship a goddess, Mother Nature or the Lifemother, with is the incarnation of nature and life in all it's forms and the balance that connects them all.
Aside from this, the Waptoria generally believe in a philosophical concept they call the Greater Good. However, what this entails is rather more nebulous. Generally, it is interpreted as a quest for harmony, both within the Waptoria and without. More specifically, it is seen as a call for effective altruism. It also holds that the distriction between ultilitarianism and altruism is moot, as a genuine commitment to utilitarian maximalisation of the aggregate benefit to all people will eventually require altruism, given that the many shall always outnumber the self. The Waptoria also reject "Tragedy of the Commons"-justifications, believing these to be in conflict with empyrical evidence to the contrary.
When it comes to international relations, the Waptoria reject both neorealism and neoliberalism, instead embracing a cognitivist appraoch to regime theory. This means that they believe in coöperation between states, as states are themselves build upon coöperation, and further that this coöperation is not only driven by power relations or shared interests, but also by acquired knowledge of the other and the enviornments in which states function.
Outside of these two broadly accepted tenets and everything they entail, the Waptoria follow a dazzling array of folk traditions. While the Wptoria are not a religious society, they are in many ways a spiritual one, at least on the individual level. However, seperation between church and state is enforced.
The Waptoria Alliance, due to its goals, mainly focusses on terraforming technology and is the leading power in Mirus in this field, far surpassing all others. They tend to sell this technology quite cheaply to others, though they only give their more advanced and potent technologies to those whom they feel their can trust to use it justly.
Another thing the Waptoria are notable for is their success in genetic splicing. Though slightly less adanced than their terraforming technology, this branch allows the Waptoria to heavily influence the evolution of almost any lifeform they desire and also allows them to create their own organisms to suit almost any task imaginable. Indeed, all Waptorian technology is created from such living, highly specialised, and largely complex sets of interlocking symbiotes which they call "Biotics". This technology ranges from everyday items to even the soldiers, verhicles and military equipent of the Waptoria. Furthermore, most technology can establish direct communication with the user by means of neural melding. The devices thus work by means of the owner mentally sending commands to it, though the devices can object by projecting their own emotions and memories back at the user and a consensus must hence be reached. This for exemple prevents a Waptorian soldier, verhicle or weapon from firing outside of hostile situations, for they possess minds of their own that are purposefully pacifistic. Also purposefully, it creates a great sense of attachment from users to their equipment and vice-versa, preventing a trow-away culture from taking hold.
However, all this also means that the Waptoria are not as advanced in the field of metallurgy as their neighbours and their fields of cybernetics and robotics are also undevelopped.
From equipment to the actual soldiers, the Waptorian military is, as stated above, entirely made up of organic Biotics that symbiotically interface with one another to operate. Other organics are completely exempt from military service. While Biotics form the military in times of war, in times of peace even those who are nominally soldiers reconfigure themselves into other roles such as wildlife adaption. Since going to war means less Biotics to care for their Bio-Wards, neither the Biotic consciousness nor the Waptoria as a whole prefers to be bellicose, only acting out against empires which purposefully harm or destroy biospheres, such as the Grox, or prevent their re-emergence, such as France when restarting the heavily polluting industrial facilities of the Drakodominatus Tyranny during the Mirusian Conflicts.
Since organic technology is generally less durable then its non-organic equivalent, the Waptoria greatly prefer stealth, long-range combat and guerilla warfare. They furthermore prefer isolated engagements where they can take their enemies by surprise and only rarely will commit themselves to the field of battle in bulk. Aside from soldiers, vehicles and equipment, infiltrators form a vital element of the Waptorian military strategy, working behind the scenes to discourage potential enemies from waging war or retaliating. These shapeshifters have the ability to split off identical copies of themselves, which stay in a state of topor intil they transfer their own consciousness to it when caught.
Wherever possible, Waptorian equipment is strictly non-lethal, for it is the Waptorian belief that to take a life is the gravest sin imaginable. In wartime, the Waptoria hence end up with a great amount of captives, which are send to re-education camps until the war is concluded.
While mainly manufacturing their own weaponry, the Waptoria did import Ghost Torpedoes, and to a much lesser extend Plasma-Burning Missiles, from their allies in the Algolurn Popular Republic. However, as they strive for self-sufficiency, organic variants of these weapons were created by the Waptoria and used afterwards. Since the creation of the Covenant of Mirus and beyond, the Waptoria have build up their own hyperspacial arsenal, mainly through Angelfire missiles bought from the Xonexi Allies. Like the Ghost Torpedoes and Plasma-Burning Missiles before them, these Angelfire missiles are of a modified variant that is since produced by the Waptoria itsef. Unlike many hyperspacial missiles, the Waptorian version has pinpoint accuracy and extends the already extreme range, though both come with tradeoffs in destructive power. This is acceptable to the Waptoria as their hyperspace arsenal is rarely if ever used and mainly acts as a deterrent. Instead, the Waptoria have -in collaboration with the Troodontid Empire- developed anti-hyperspacial stations that can function independently in deep space and are mobile, allowing them to move with Waptorian fleets and protect them. These stations safely knock missiles out of hyperspace from a safe distance, even taking into account missiles that absorb hypermatter for additional explosivity when they re-enter realspace, largely rendering the Waptoria immune from hyperspacial strikes.
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The strongest tree if nothing without strong roots.
- Raptoranean Matriarchy - Officially an integrated member state of the Waptoria still, the leadership of the Queen of Thorns over the Matriarchy saw them take a more indepedent course.
- Sovereignty of Ak - A strongly isolationist polity, the Sovereignity of Ak relies upon the Waptoria to deal with the Gigaquadrant on it's behalf.
Our protection is like a shade-giving canopy, allowing the young to grow in peace.
- Scientific Combine of Nakeimato (independence guaranteed, lasting friendship, shared ideologies, open borders, trade routes, scientific collaboration, joint exploration, shared strategic recources) - Though not technically a protectorate as a non-Enlightenment federated entity, Nakeimato is safeguarded as such by the Waptoria after the Katar Sector Alliance's collapse, much like it was before the KSA's formation.
- Maracai Triumvirate (independence guaranteed, lasting friendship, cultural exchange, open borders, scientific collaboration, joint exploration, shared strategic recources) - The Waptoria guarantee the Maracai's ancient way of life can continue without meddling from the KSA.
- Okyno Expanse (independence guaranteed, lasting friendship, shared ideologies, open borders, trade routes, scientific collaboration, joint exploration, shared strategic recources) - The Waptoria had the Okyno Expanse moved to safety after the latter voted down integration into the APR.
- ✝ Arkit Council Empire (defensive pact, lasting friendship, shared ideologies, open borders, trade routes, scientific collaboration, joint exploration, shared strategic recources) - The last of the Arkit now reside within the Waptoria.
With them and within them, we have found symbiosis!
- Federation of Free States - The Waptoria are proud members of the Federation of Free States.
- United Persan Descendants (federation, lasting friendship, shared ideologies, open borders, trade routes, joint exploration, scientific collaboration, shared stractegic recources) - The Waptoria were the primary contributor in freeing the Vanara from the Dominatus, and the UPD this remain their closest allies.
- NOVA Alliance (federation, lasting friendship, partially shared ideologies, open borders, defensive pact, shared strategic recources) - Situated in a important wormhole plateau in deep space between galaxies, the NOVA Alliance are important trade partners of the Waptoria, though old Waptorian support for the defunct NOVA Bio-Nation sometimes causes minor friction still.
- Mirusian Theocratic Congregation (federation, lasting friendship, similar ideologies, open borders, trade routes, scientific collaboration, joint exploration, shared strategic recources) - The Waptoria enjoyed a strong friendship with the religiously isolationist Brotherhood of Spode, which has carried over into the Mirusian Theocratic Congregation.
- Federation of Glory (federation, lasting friendship, similar ideologies, open borders, trade routes, scientific collaboration, joint exploration, shared strategic recources) - Though relations between the Federation and Waptoria were initially not always harmonious, the two states currently preside over a strong collaboration.
- Mendel Pact (federation, lasting friendship, similar ideologies, open borders, trade routes, scientific collaboration, joint exploration, shared strategic recources) - While the Mendel see the Waptoria as too soft on their foes, and the Waptoria view the Mendel as overly headstrong, the two states enjoy a friendly cameraderie.
- United Knights Alliance (federation, lasting friendship, cutural exchange, open borders, trade routes, scientific collaboration, joint exploration, shared strategic recources) - Waptorian outreach to the UKA was initually unfruitful until Liberation of Farmia, after which they grew much closer.
- Grand Republic of Tyris Major (federation, lasting friendship, similar ideologies, open borders, trade routes, scientific collaboration, joint exploration, shared strategic recources) - The Waptoria has always sought to serve as a mediating force between the UKA and the GRTM, though has always leaned towards the latter.
- Sublime Draekar Dominion (federation, somewhat intimidated, cultural exchange, open borders, trade routes, scientific collaboration, joint exploration, shared strategic recources) - The Waptoria both respect, and to some extend, fear the ancient might of the Draekar.
- Multus Esse (federation, partial uplifters, open borders, trade routes, scientific collaboration, joint exploration, shared strategic recources) - The creators of a great many of their member races, the Waptoria see the Multus Esse as their primogenitors in keeping the galactic ecosystem of Mirus safe.
- Empire of Zarbania (peace treaty, non-aggression pact, restricted cultural exchange, restricted borders) - The Empire of Zarbania and Waptoria were once sworn enemies, but common cause has seen them set aside their differences.
These empires respect nature and all its beauty. Symbiosis is on its way!
- Troodontid Empire (defensive pact, lasting friendship, open borders, trade routes, scientific collaboration, joint exploration, shared strategic recources) - Though the industrial Troodontids are at first glance total opposites of the nature-loving Waptoria, their relations are the tightest out of all non-Enlightenment Collaborative states.
- Algolurn Popular Republic (defensive pact, lasting friendship, shared ideologies, open borders, trade routes, scientific collaboration, joint exploration, shared strategic recources) - The Waptorian collaboration with the Algolurn is primarily ideological, though recently the Algolurn have also begun to produce weaponry for the Waptoria - to Waptorian specifications, of course.
- Phrovan Socialist Republic (defensive pact, shared ideologies, cultural exchange, open borders) - A realitively young stage, the Waptoria stand ready to protect them against any outside provocations.
- Monarchopod Coagulative Government (lasting frienship, shared ideologies, open borders, minor scientific collaboration, shared strategic recources, contact lost) - The Monarchopods were possible created by the Multus as the Waptorian equivalent of the Milky Way. This has, over the years, created both rivalry and deep friendship between the two.
- United Councils of Xiliaan (lasting friendship, shared ideologies, open borders, trade routes, scientific collaboration, contact lost) - A state in a similar position to Nakeimato, the inaccessibility of their home galaxy makes protecting the Xiliaan near impossibile.
- Ectobiomality (lasting friendship, shared ideologies, open borders, minor scientific collaboration, shared strategic recources) - Though the Waptoria rarely interact with the Ectobiomality nowadays, the still honor the latter as teachers second only to the Multus.
- Bastnliues Republic (non-aggression pact, lasting friendship, open borders, trade routes, scientific collaboration, joint exploration, shared strategic recources) - The Waptoria aided the Bastnliues in their civil war, and the relations have been positive ever since.
- Borlord Republic (lasting frienship, cultural exchange, open borders, joint exploration) - As an ally to both the Grand Republic of Tyris Major and the old Arkit Council Empire, Bordlord-Waptorian relations are likewise close.
- United Federation of Species (non-aggression pact, similar ideologies, open borders, joint exploration, contact lost) - Though the Waptorian relationship with the USF has known it's up and downs, relations were at a stable high before the KSA's collapse.
Brothers in our fight for nature. We have reached an understanding!
- Mardvaeli Republic (non-aggression pact, cultural exchange, open borders, contact lost) - The Mardvaeli serve as the primary Waptorian information source on the Andromeda galaxy, but communiction hasn't been as frequent as it once was.
- Sago Kingdom (non-aggression pact, cultural exchange, open borders, joint exploration, contact lost) - A minor but important trading partner of the Waptoria, Sago citizens are always welcome on Waptorian worlds.
- Clacleaure Empire (cultural exchange, open borders, trade route) - Thanks to trade and numerous cultural exchanges with the Clacleaure, Minno farming had become a very popular hobby within the Waptoria.
- Kingdom of Agethime (non-aggression pact, cultural exchange, open borders, trade route) - Peaceful relations with the Kingdom of Agethime go back to when they were the Old Tadole Empire.
- Miperior-Amphibibot Coalition (peace treaty, trade route) - The Waptoria view the liberation of Miperiors most favorably, and hope to improve relations with the KSA's collapse.
- Xonexi Allies - The Waptorian opinion of the Xonexi has improved greatly over the years.
- Draconid Imperium (peace treaty, non-aggression pact, cultural exchange) - Draconis high culture, is as ever, popular within the Waptoria.
- French Empire (peace treaty, non-aggression pact) - Humanity is a stategic partner for the Waptoria, but not one it feels it can fully trust yet.
- Eldarisian Empire (peace treaty, old animosity, similar ideologies, preservation of lost cultures, warming relationships) - The Waptoria greatly respect Eldarisia's desire to be at peace with nature, despite their past actions.
- New Cyrannian Republic (lasting friendship, similar ideologies, open borders, joint exploration, defensive pact) - While the Waptoria would like to ally the New Cyrannian Republic, they deem that state too vast to be dealt with monolithically.
- JCompany (trade route) - The Waptoria were initially wary of this megacorporation, but fair trade has since started.
These beings interest us, thus we will seek to understand them all the more.
- Galactic Protection Agency - The Waptoria see the GPA as a positive force, despite not always seeing eye-to-eye.
- Duthidanian Empire (peace treaty, non-aggression pact, restricted cultural exchange, trade, restricted borders, minor shared strategic recources) - No few Waptorians were pleasantly surprised when the Duthidania founded the GPA.
- Cathonian Collective (peace treaty, non-aggression pact, cultural exchange, restricted trade, restricted borders, minor shared strategic recources) - The Waptoria respected the honesty and strength of the Cathonians, and were quite surprised that they sided with the Hegemony.
- Skarling Allied Systems (peace treaty, non-aggression pact, restricted trade, restricted borders, minor shared strategic recources) - The Skarling and Waptoria harbored great animosity towards one another before the former joined the GPA, which not even the Waptorian respect towards the GPA would fully solve.
- Muaran Resistance - The Waptoria are receptive to the plight of the Resistance, and wish to aid it.
- Mithadorn Remnants (former animosity, humanitarian aid, supplies, minor strategic resources) - While the Remnants recieve as much aid as the rest of the Resistance, the Mithadorn-Xilic-Dreacorran War has not been forgotten.
- Teyan Imperium (humanitarian aid, supplies, minor strategic resources) - The Waptoria greatly admire the Teyan Imperium for their continued resistance against the Grand Teyan Empire.
- Ankoran Empire (humanitarian aid, supplies, minor strategic resources) - The religious tolerance of the Ankoran is admired by the Waptoria, who wish to keep it intact.
- Pure Divinity of Spodia (cultural exchange) - The Waptoria have developed a working relationship with the Pure Divinity, to their own confusion.
- Platixi Empire (N/A) - Though young, the Platixi already control much of their native dwarf galaxy, and have the potential to grow into a strategic threat in the future.
- ✝ Separatist Republic of Ciniade (small-time support) - The Waptoria tacitly supported the Separatist Republic as a means to weaken the Ciniade Coalition, though did not agree with them ideologically.
Relations can go both ways with these beings. A deeper understanding is nessecary.
- Delpha Coalition of Planets (N/A) - The Waptoria find their reforms are promising.
- Tybusen Intergalactic Federation (peace treaty, non-aggression pact, restricted borders) - Some degree of distrust between the Waptoria and the TIAF remains, but relations have been normalised.
- Aeoneonatrix Empire (informal non-aggression pact, cultural enslavement of others, betrayed us, upheld peace treaty) - The Waptoria are back on somewhat neutral terms with the Aeoneonatrix Empire, but have no love for them.
- Infernal Republic (opposing ideologies, closed borders) - Though the Waptoria are intrigued by the biology of the Moars, they find them a deceitful people.
- New Empire (peace treaty, opposed ideologies, closed borders) - The New Empire is the largest successor to the Galactic Empire of Cyrannus, a superpower the Waptoria were once at war with.
- Nivenian Empire (cultural animosity) - The wilfull culling of biodiversity in the Nivenian Empire aggravates the Waptoria, though neither has a desire for conflict.
- ‡ Centapedus Empire (scientific collaboration, contact lost) - Once a research partner, the Centapedus have isolated themselves in Mirus' satellite galaxy of Chaordo, leaving the Waptoria to look to other states as collaborators.
We want nothing to do with you, for the betterment of the wider universe.
- Katar Sector Alliance - as a whole - There is no federation the Waptoria despised as much as the KSA, seeing their incompetent leadership as the main reason why the Katar Sector is in it's current nigh-empty state.
- ✝ United Free Peoples Coalition (closed borders, embargo, enabled betrayal, collapsed) - The Waptoria were initially very supportive of the UFPC, and felt greatly betrayed when they were forced out of Katar.
- ‡ Drodo Empire (closed borders, embargo, betrayed us, contact lost) - The Waptoria sided with the Drodo during the Great Deciver conflict, but the two were never truly close.
- ‡ Farengeto Trade Coalition (opposing ideologies, closed borders, embargo, betrayed us, contact lost) - The mercantile policy embarked upon by the Farengeto is seen as dangerous by the Waptoria.
- Sindar Dominion (opposing ideologies, closed borders, embargo, enslavement of others, betrayed us, no contact) - The Waptoria see the Sindar as a prime exemple of unfettered capitalism, and their last remaining enemy in Katar with the KSA's collapse.
- New Tadpole Empire (rebels of friends, closed borders, no contact) - The Waptoria and New Tadpole Empore prefer avoid each other.
- Sublime Grubmolian State (closed borders, no contact) - The Grubmolians wish for isolation from the wider universe, something the Waptoria are willing to indulge them in.
If these beings have not wronged nature, then they at least have wonged us. Yet, symbiosis is still possible if an understanding is reached.
- The Purity (support of Waptorian rebels, closed borders, cultural enslavement of others) - The Purity are seen as dangerously deluded by the Waptoria.
- Worthy Abode of Conserved Species (rebels, slave state) - Though better than the Citadel of Sapients, the Worthy Abode of Conserved Species are still rebels.
- Purity Corps (slave state) - Though the Waptoria can see that the Purity bettered their vassals, they still find ample room for improvement.
- Order of Fallen Angels (slave state) - Of all the Purity's vassals, the Waptoria have least quarrel with the Order of Fallen Angels.
- Pure Harmony of Tricherus (slave state) - The Waptoria do not see much change in the Harmony after their Purification.
- Crystalline Hive (diplomatic inability, slightly continued hostilities) - The Crystallines greatly intrigue the Waptoria, who have set up entire colonies to study these hostile lifeforms.
- Krill Swarm (disregarding neutrality, diplomatic inability, destroyed) - The Krill Swarm was only ever a nuisance to the Waptoria.
- ‡ Hermicee Legion (cultural animosity, disregarded neutrality, attacked us, diplomatic refusal, contact lost) - The Waptoria are glad that the Hermicee Legion has migrated to the Chaordo dwarf galaxy.
- Ironjawz Horde (cultural animosity, disregarded neutrality, attacked us, diplomatic refusal) - The cultural successors of the Hermicee in Mirus, the IronJawz Horde remains an ever-present threat.
- Second Imperium (peace treaty, opposing ideologies, closed borders, remaining tensions) - Unlike the New Empire, the Second Imperium is a successor to the Galactic Empire of Cyrannus in Mirus, and thus remains a threat.
These beings have wronged us or nature to such an extent that symbiosis is deemed questionable. Yet a slimmer of hope remains.
- Ciniade Coalition of Sentients (support of Waptorian rebels, closed borders, embargo) - That the Citadel of Sapients even had strategic support at all greatly baffled by the Waptoria, but in hindsight the Ciniade Coalition's backing of the Matriachy's rebels was always apparent.
- Reformed Hegemony of Exterioris (closed borders, embargo, broke peace treaty, disregarded neutrality, betrayed us) - The Hegemony have betrayed or sided against the Watoria various times over, leading to great hostility.
- Khilai empire (peace treaty, cultural animosity, closed borders, embargo) - That the Khilai continue to use the Void greatly infuriates the Waptoria.
- Void Eye Empire (opposing ideologies, closed borders, embargo) - The Waptoria see the Void Eyes as a fudamentally ignorant force.
- Grand Tarkan Empire (opposing ideologies, closed borders, embargo) - The Grand Tarkan Empire and Waptoria used to be at war, and remain hostile to this day.
- Grand Teyan Empire (opposing ideologies, closed borders, embargo, disregarding neutrality) - The Grand Teyan Imperium has not yet threatened Waptorian holdings, though has come dangerously close to conflict with its exploration fleets.
- Grand Tarkan Empire (opposing ideologies, closed borders, embargo) - The Grand Tarkan Empire and Waptoria used to be at war, and remain hostile to this day.
- ‡ Gigapedus Dominion (cultural animosity, closed borders, embargo, enslavement of others, disregarding neutrality, diplomatic refusal, contact lost) - The Waptoria saw some small similarities between themselves and the Gigapedus, greatly unsettling them.
Plants die and creatures go extinct wherever these foes of nature walk. They are blights and nothing more. Symbiosis is sadly deemed impossible.
- ✝ Unitech Citadel of Sapients (rebels, opposing ideologies, closed borders, embargo, constant attacks, diplomatic refusal, destroyed) - The Citadel of Sapients represented a rebel movement of the Raptoranean Matriarchy, and as such, were mortal enemies of the Waptoria.
- ✝ Meta Grox (opposing ideologies, closed borders, enslavement, disregarded neutrality, attacked us, diplomatic refusal, defeated) - The Meta-Grox Empire was a major and concistent foe of the Waptoria, only to be replaced with the Ultima Singularity after their Meta-Emperor fell.
- Ultima Singularity (opposing ideologies, closed borders, enslavement, disregarded neutrality, attacked us, diplomatic refusal, at war) - The Ultima Singularity are most consistently hostile foes of the Waptoria at the moment, hounding them wherever possible.
- Infectant Horde (closed borders, attacked us, diplomatic inability, at war) - A living infection, the Infectants cannot be reasoned with.
- Brotherhood of Darklings (opposing ideologies, closed borders, cultural enslavement, disregarded neutrality, attacked us, diplomatic refusal, at war) - The shadow organisation that is the Brotherhood of Darklings has remaine elusive even to the Waptoria.
- Imperium of War (opposing ideologies, closed borders, embargo, cultural and physical enslavement, disregarded neutrality, attacked us, diplomatic inability, destroyed) - The Imperium of War despised the Waptoria for their general pacifism, and the deep dislike ran mutual, to the point that either a hot or a cold war always existed between them.
- ✝ Drakodominatus Tyranny (opposing ideologies, closed borders, embargo, enslavement, broke treaties, betrayed us, attacked us, diplomatic refusal, destroyed) - The Drakodominatus Tyranny represented the most existential threat the Waptoria ever faced.
“The Galaxy should be thankful for Waptoria to exists: Their presence has only brought salvation for the People.”
- - Comrade Commander Vlad Kolkoze of the Supreme Council of the Popular Republic
“Justice and good will prevail over evil, and we will do it together!”
- - King Brygon of the Volver Empire
“This is an interesting society, their love for the nature is something difficult to find...Anyway, that does not make them less in our eyes, on the contrary.”
- - Supremme Senator Aranelia Brinal, of the USF
“The Waptoria have a strange way of calming the storms within races. First the Raptoraneans themselves, when they turned down their martial prowess for the sake of peace, the the Ugandalorians, when my people thought the galaxy was ours for the taking, then the Vanara, when they believed no one would want them. Seemingly, what they lack in a warlike nature, they certainly make up for it with the ability to speak with any warrior and turn him into an artist.”
- - Barda Clett
“Know this, Waptoria, though you are not the most militant of our creations, your destiny is no less important. It is through your guidance and aid that the others of your kin, and the many races from outside our reach, may attain a higher stature in life and fulfill their destiny. And, in the end, you shall fulfill your own.”
- - Kossi'Valicar of the Multus Esse
“You are the prey, my Zarbanians, the hunters. Submit.”
- - Gridlock of the Zarbania Powers
“People accuse me of hating nature. Shoot, I love nature! I love because other people love it, which means it's profitable! I think when I raze their seettlements, I'll put giant zoos in their place as tourist attractions! And there's nothing you Hippie Alliance of Weirdoes can do to stop me!”
- - Zarveltyr
“Foolish ecologists, we will purge your precious nature from the universe.”
- - Krad of the Vanara Singularity
“Dead on time, as always.”
- - Krasna Vostok, Chairman of the Supreme Council of the Popular Republic after the Battle of Julius-5 .
“We will never forgive the crime they have committed against my brethren. May the Exiled One have no mercy upon their pitiful souls.”
- - Kadnig Zelekè, the King of the Hive Of Mirus
“Finally! Someone who doesn't destroy their planet with fabrics and Co2!”
- - Leader of the High Counsel Thraak II of the Greatosaurian Empire
“We predators cannot be symbiotes in the same way they would perhaps desire, but the Waptoria do not vilify us for this. They understand that all elements are necessary for the natural order of things to progress harmoniously.”
- - Ipsissimus Zuki of the Vanara Houses
“You'd be surprised at the various signals you can pick up when you try. Many signals we have intercepted coming through our space mention this... 'Waptorian Alliance of Species' in an almost constant positive light. Few enemies, and many allies - and it really seems hard to piss them off, wow. I certainly wish to mest their leaders. Perhaps the civilizations from beyond the frontier may be even grander than we suspected.”
- - Director Shlan'ak Phur'an off the Vogrik Directorate
“We knew many empires would become unfriendly to us due to the use of the Void Energy, but we didn't know that this would happen that fast.”
- - Overlord of the Void Eye Empire.
“They are far more than deserving of just respect. They are deserving of gratitude.”
- - Emperor Ipliq on WAS
“SUCH VILE, YET NAIVE CREATURES.”
- - The Hivemind
“Normality is a paved Road: It's comfortable to walk, but no Flowers grow. You stray from it just to let the Flowers grow. I commend that.”
- - Unknown Broadcaster
“We are grateful to be able to come to an understanding of the Void Energy, to avoid the mistakes of the past. The Nothing and the Everything have its proper places in the Universe, and can coexist in harmony. Also, thank you very much for the Nebulorian meditational texts, JFriends.”
- - JGrox, Voidmaster of JCompany Void JDivision
“Their terraforming and biological engineering technology is amazing! We sure learned a lot from them. Such technology sharing was crucial for the development of our JStaff of Life!”
- - JSluggerberus, Guru of JCompany Health JDivision
“ They are interesting to say the least. We will have an eye on them.”
- - Platixi Empire
“Their pro-environment stance could be extremely problematic to our continued growth and expansion. However, as they not close to us, and are relatively pacifistic, they are not deemed an immediate threat to our growth and development.”
- - Nivenian Empire Board of Technology
- Many of the Watoria's Bio-Soldiers were inspired by both the Lizardmen, Forest Goblins, Savage Orcs, Tyranids and the Deamons of Nurgle, Slaanesh and Tzeentch from Warhammer.
- Others were inspired by those of the Yuuzhan Vong from Star Wars.
- Yet others were inspired by the Necromorphs of Dead Space, as well as the Skirmishers, Lekgolo and the Flood from Halo.
- The Waptoria's Seeker Swarms were inspired by those of the Collectors from Mass Effect.
- Their belief in the Greater Good was inspired by beliefs of the Tau from Warhammer40K.