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55035 No. 55035 ID: a407a5

Feel free to ask any historical/background/world/galaxy related questions you have here, as well as discussing things going on in the quest with the aforementioned Adjunct/Human Hybrid as the main character. For now, I leave you with this bit of information.


The main source of energy for the Empire. It's technology has been refined over the tens of thousands of years it's been in use, but the basic concept remains the same. Instead of trying to capture sunlight and produce energy using that, the Empire got the crazy idea to set up large "mining" stations above various stars, and proceed to literally rip plasma straight out of the thing. At first this was horribly inefficient, but that to got refined when someone got the brilliant idea to set up plasma catchers above worlds, and simply beam plasma to a world as needed. Eventually, solar siphons became the number one source of both energy and materials, as the raw plasma could easily be coaxed into forming into various minerals and materials, as long as you let it continue compressing itself long enough. Plasma, as such, has become the most common form of everything used within the empire. Bullets, for example, are simply small pieces of plasma injected into a rail gun like design that then launches it at a target. Clips now consist of little more than globes of raw plasma places into a tube.
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No. 55036 ID: 431fa8

If we could get the basic genetic memories on the things we haven't heard about so far, that would be great.

-Imperial Laws
-The Imperial Armies
-The Royal Families
-Imperial History
No. 55037 ID: a407a5

>Imperial Laws
Imperial Law, for the most part, follows common sense. Don't kill, don't rob, don't steal. The usual. The important part, however, are the Imperial laws that apply to Imperial Servants. Imperial Servants, to start off with, don't swear allegiance to the Emperor, at least, not directly. They instead swear to uphold the three main Imperial Codes, which consist of Justice, Peace and Prosperity. As long as the Emperor continues to uphold these principles, the Imperial Servants will continue to serve. It has been known for Imperials Servants to ignore orders they believe conflict with these principles, and on a few occasions the Imperial Servants have even assassinated the Emperor because said Emperor wasn't upholding the laws. Desmonia will, no matter what, feel a strong need to uphold these principles, regardless of the situation. It's a genetic trait she inherited from her Adjunct parent. The three laws are described as follows.

Justice-All peoples shall be treated fairly, without prejudice or fear, and any breaking of Imperial Law shall be dealt with without consideration to ones station.
Prosperity- All peoples have a right to reach for there own prosperity. In no way is one allowed to deliberately impede the efforts of another to reach for their own prosperity.
Peace- All peoples have the right to live peacefully, if they so choose, and it is the duty of the Imperial Servants to grant them that choice of peace.

>The Imperial Armies
Consists of vasts legions of Imperial Servants, as well as the personal armies of various Royal Families. The Imperial Armies themselves are made up entirely of Soldiers and Generals, the most militant of the four Imperial Servant types. Soldiers are exactly what they sound like, grunts and workers who kill first and never question orders. Each is trained from birth to do everything a military operation could require, made easier by the fact that Imperial Servants pass on genetic memories from one to the next. General's, of course, lead these armies. The total number of these armies is unknown, at least to those who aren't a part of the great machine itself, or work directly for one of the Administrators.
No. 55051 ID: b85f8c

>small pieces of plasma
>compressing itself
What? But GRAVITY does that in a star. What's compressing the plasma once it's beamed to a planet?
No. 55054 ID: 699da6


the magic of science, I assume.

how far does the rule of Prosperity go? it sounds like you could easily interpret it in a way that renders things like corporate takeovers illegal. and while I'm on that train of thought: what's the economy like?
No. 55125 ID: a407a5

>The Royal Families
The royal families are those families granted sanctions by Imperial Government, and who are descended in some way from the first Emperor. Given that now includes a couple thousand different families, some stronger than others, but that's just what happens in an intergalactic empire. Power among the families is generally considered equivalent to how many solar systems one controls, and more importantly, the star within that solar system. If a star has more material to harvest, then obviously that system is more desirable. Another important fact is that an Imperial Family can not have a space worthy army larger than a single Servant army, numbering roughly 10,000 souls. These armies are to be used only against each other in inter family conflicts. Attempting to use them to carve yourself a kingdom or directly influence the Servant Armies or an Imperial War is considered taboo, and a very quick death usually follows.

>Imperial History
Imperial history is very, very long. The most important bit is pretty simple though. Some tens of thousands of years ago, groups of settlers arrived in the central galaxy of the empire, also known as the Imperial Center, and planted themselves in various solar systems within said galaxy. As humans tend to do, they all eventually began expanding, running into each other, and starting wars of resources and settlements. Eventually, the First Emperor managed to gain the upper hand over all the others, since he had a group of geneticists use his own genetic data to produce the first Imperial Servants, who, while still crude and just made, proved more than capable of ripping apart the opposing armies. After another few thousand years, the first solar siphons were produced, along with the unification of the galaxy, made easier as genetics became more and more refined, making Imperial Servants better and better. Eventually, expansion into other galaxies started up, wars occurred, and the Imperial Servants kept right on winning. We then come to four thousand years from present day, when nanites first showed up, and proved themselves the first match for an Imperial Servant in a long time. Mostly by happily infecting an entire Servant Armada, attacking another one, wiping clean a few solar systems, then getting blown up right in the middle of Imperial Space, only to have little chunks of these nanites land on various planets, "infecting" those and spreading from there until they now have infected about 30% of Imperial Space, although they are now contained within that space by the remaining Imperial Servants.

>how far does the rule of Prosperity go?
The rule of Prosperity, as it is seen by most humans of the Empire, and as it's interpreted by Administrator law, is that corporations are not "people". They are a piece of paper. If you take over a corporation, you are simply taking control of the rights and privileges granted to that company. Whether this is because you purchased them or absorbed a "willing" corporation is irrelevant. If, of course, your found to be threatening a person directly, such as directly threatening the life and property of the person currently in control of said corporation, well then, that's a separate matter. As long as your not seen to be threatening a person, anything is allowed under Prosperity. It's simply there fault they lost the company to someone else. They'll have to search for Prosperity elsewhere.

>what's the economy like?
Control of solar siphons is power. To have a solar siphon, you need a star. Royal families control stars, and the planets around stars. As it turns out, corporations and royal families tend to work rather closely. Everything in the economy is produced from plasma harvested from stars, as any material can be produced from this raw plasma, if you know what your doing. Solar Siphons. Everything runs off a sort of credit system, although even then, it's very loosely regulated. Prices for small things, such as a tools, weapons, so on so forth, are decided by the royal family in control of a planet. For purchasing space-craft, or anything that more expensive than that, Imperial Law sets the standards. In Desmonia's case, she has enough money to not need to worry about prices, at least until you start deciding you want to purchase ships or planets, or some piece of equipment not usually found, like hard-ballistic weapons.
No. 55137 ID: 699da6
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>if you know what your doing

No. 55138 ID: a407a5


My apologies. Getting a crash course in a new language doesn't help my grammar any. Nor does it help me sleep well, but eh, what can you do?
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