“I am very grateful for their aid. The Remnant have saved the day on many occasions”
- - Apollo
The Cognatus Remnant was formed in the aftermath of the Intergalactic War, when the Oikoumene portal redirected the Cognatus Fleet from the Realm of the Gods directly into dangerous territory, as punishment for their genocidal campaign.
However, a group of Cognatus survived in the Cyrannus Galaxy, and continue their quest for more Atlantican artefacts to love and worship. They have since denounced their zealous ways and are now members in the Cyrandia Alliance, giving them a great influential place in the galaxy. The Cognatus Remnant was made up of many races, greatly increasing their growth and prosperity. The Remnant was eventually reformed into the Cognatus Empire during the Dark Times.
Early History Edit
The Cognatus Alliance was very near to the complete destruction of the United Republic of Cyrannus in the final year of the Intergalactic War, making them retreat to their capital planets of the Twelve Colonies. However, even after defeating the Allies and sending them to their knees, the Cognatus began to excavate a portal, which was believed to lead to the Realm of the Gods. However, when the Cognatus fleet entered it, they were relocated by the Thirteenth Tribe to Catharsis territory, where they were infected with the purity virus.
However, a small group of Cognatus survived this and began to wonder the stars for other artefacts that would return them to their former glory. However their power was severally weakened and they began to question their capacity to wage war on the heretics of the URC and the Quadrants, and even their faith in the gods. They went into a seclusion of sorts from the galaxy, secretly and quietly searching for Atlantican artefacts. However, recently a beacon alerted them to one in Quadrant 82...
Great Cyrannus War Edit
The leader of the Remnant, Voro Acetenus picked up the signal, which he recognised as a beacon of his gods, the Atlantica. He followed the beacon with a large fleet to the planet of its origins, unaware of its position as an important planet of Rambo Nation. When he fleet excited slipspace he was shocked to see that his former enemies had a large fleet over the planet's surface. Enraged, he immediately opened fire, disabling two Rambo ships and a single Venator-class Star Destroyer, but as the battle waged on, he began to take casualities, with one Cognatus Battlecruiser being destroyed by a Victory-class Star Destroyer. The heretics have grown in firepower it seems, he thought to himself.
However, eventually his fleet was victorious and although casualties were great on both sides, the Cyrandia evacuated as many citizens as possible and retreated. Voro Acetenus went down to the surface of the planet and retrieved the artefact, a great symbol of the might of the gods, yet now he wondered, how would the allies react.
As Voro explored the artefact, he learned that the gods were angry with the Intergalactic War and the crimes the Cognatus committed. After much research, he saw the errors of his way and when Empress Ramashe proposed a truce, he accepted and went to the meeting, where to his surprise, the two Cyrandia leaders were actually very honourable, something that Voro respects. The three leaders left the meeting in peace.
During the Third Year of the Great Cyrannus War, the Remnant were done with their preparations and started to aid the Cyrandia Alliance. Their first act was to aid General Sesoka in his battle against a Grox Cube in planet Temomyho. A CCS Class Battlecruiser was sent to aid Sesoka in his battle, saving him and part of his scout team. The general greeted and thanked the Cognatus ship, leaving the Remnant very satisfied. Over the next few weeks, the alliance between the Cognatus and the Cyrandia Alliance grew to a point, when the Cognatus officially declared their intention to join the Alliance. The Cyrandia sent two senators, Senator Guolivian and Senator Chuinaylia to bring the Cognatus officially into the Cyrandia Alliance.
Voro Acetenus was overjoyed to see the two senators and hugged them honourably. However, within a few hours, the Cyrannian Grox once again attacked, which sadly meant that Voro was forced to evacuate his citizens and glass the capital planet. However, most of the Grox where destroyed and millions of citizens were saved. Now, the Cognatus were officially members in the Cyrandia. In the aftermath of this event, the Cognatus decided to show their loyalty by aiding the Rambo in the Third Battle of Karzamahri Nui. The Cognatus Fleet helped to destroy the Confederate fleet in the last moments of the battle, being praised by the citizens of Karzamahri Nui.
Dark Times Edit
In the aftermath of the Galactic Empire of Cyrannus's formation, the Remnant was declared a traitor to the galaxy and were shunned by the galactic community. In the aftermath of this event, internal strife began to fester within the Remnant, with several Cognatusi hierarchs plotting against Voro Acetenus, believing that his leadership led the Remnant to ruin. Sending the Tra'ssahk, Garnossk, the plotters were successful in killing Voro. Now, the remaining hierarchs plan to turn the Remnant into a fully fledged civilization, like the Cognatus Alliance of old, eventually forming the Cognatus Empire.
Notable Individuals Edit
Voro Acetenus Edit
Voro Acetenus is the leader of the Cognatus Remnant and represents it in political and military affairs. He was born on an unknown world at the height of the Cognatus' Alliance's reign and from a young age he was brought up as a fierce but honourable warrior. He soon joined the ranks of the Cognatus military and by the time of the Intergalactic War, he was the Fleet Master of the Fleet of Harmonious Rapture, one of the foremost bodies used in the extermination of the URC and the Rambo.
He was left in disarray when the Cognatus vanished, and took command of the forces that remained, forming the Remnant. After many years searching the galaxy for the artifacts of the gods of the Atlantica, he came across a signal which led him to Koerband, a colony of Rambo Nation, where to his surprise a large allied fleet awaited him. A short battle occured, but Voro was victorious and landed near to the artifact that sent the signal. He learned much about the Gods, and found that the genocide of the Rambo and the URC was in fact, a mistake. Soon afterward, Ramashe of Rambo Nation proposed a truce, which Voro accepted, and a meeting between Ramashe, Voro and President Apollo was called, which Voro attended. He enjoyed the meeting and learning more about all the cultures of the Cyrandia Alliance, before leaving in peace.
He later participated in the Cognatus joining the Cyrandia Alliance, but was forced to destroy the Capital Planet, to end their invasion.
Thel'Vicliquam is the Captain of the Cognatus Assault Carrier the "Shadow of Liberty". Not much is known of his early history and he was first revealed and sighted during the early stages of the Intergalactic War. He seems to be over 228 years old. Thel 'Vicliquam is a dangerous and cunning Cognatus, responsible for the Cognatus assualt at Rambo Nation during the Intergalactic War. Afterwards he vanished and allied a dangerous Rambo Nation individual and later on re-emerged as once again the captain of the Shadow of Liberty, though now in service of the Cognatus Remnant.
The Cognati Ultra Rtas'Shagili is the second in command of the Shadow of Liberty and a good friend of Thel'Vicliquam. Proudly of every decision he makes he follows Thel´Vicliquam everywhere, but he sometimes argues with him if he doesn't agree with him. Rtas'Shagili also has a tendacy to underestimate his enemies, which was later shown when the Cognatus Fleet had to withdraw from the Rambo Capitol Planet during the Final Battles of the Intergalactic War.
He later had to face the fact he left his captain behind, but was not punished. He remained an Ultra and is still second in command of the Shadow of Liberty.
Starships and Vehicles Edit
Quotes from Others Edit
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“It appears that we have been wrong about them. I hope our alliance remains strong.”
“Their beliefs are false. Only the Grox are supreme.”
“The strong and dreaded Cognatus. First almost destroyed us and the URC, almost devestated the known galaxy and later on became our ally and member of the Cyrandia Alliance. Who would have thought that two years ago.”
“We liked them better when they weren't a remnant.”
- - Emperor Toragh 9
“...They remind me of my own species.”
- - Primarch Matheoward