Galactic Empire of Cyrannus
“Our Imperial Order stretches far and wide, bringing stability, prosperity and order across the unruly cosmos.”
The Galactic Empire of Cyrannus is the Gigaquadrantic hyperpower centred in the Cyrannia Cluster, in particular the Cyrannus Galaxy. The Empire was formed in the aftermath of the Great Cyrannus War, when the enigmatic and malevolent Antediluvian brought his ancient plan into fruition. The Republic that preceded it began to diminish in it's galactic influence due to the galactic civil war that ravaged Cyrannus. Antediluvian used this to his advantage, as a large majority of Cyrannus believed that the democratic system failed.
In the years after the Empire's formation, it expanded exponentially throughout the Gigaquadrant often being characterised by it's massive military and huge territorial holdings in Cyrannus, the Quadrants, Borealis, Plazith Rim and Andromeda, as well as a great deal of influence in other forms in all the other major galaxies in the Gigaquadrant. All of this power is centred absolutely on the Galactic Emperor Antediluvian on the capital planet of Orbispira.
Despite this, Antediluvian trusts some of this power into the Empire's powerful Mandators, as well as to a lesser extent, the Senators of the Cyrannian Senate, which has seen much of it's power diminish under Antediluvian's authoritarian rule. Nevertheless, the citizens of Imperial space enjoy more prosperity than they ever had under the various other governments that preceded it. Resistance however remains in the form of both Confederate and Republic loyalists, as well as indigenous populations opposed to Imperial rule.
The earliest origins of the Empire reside only in the incomprehensible mind of Antediluvian himself. He had long desired to rule over the hearts and minds of mortals, knowing that destroying them is a waste of the power that they possess. However, he seriously began to set his plans in motion during the Golden Era of the United Republic of Cyrannus. The rise of a new superpower, the Confederacy of Allied Systems was the perfect oppurtunity to secretly plant his way into the Galaxy's political structure.
Antediluvian organised entry to the capital planet of Orbispira to various bounty hunters, most notably, Éaltar Gauisa to orchestrate the beginnings of a war between the United Republic of Cyrannus and the Confederacy of Allied Systems. The genius of his plan succeeded and soon the entire galaxy was bound by the shackles of war, the largest in the galaxy's history.
As the galaxy rocked back and forth due to the massive battles of the war, Antediluvian once again made his presence known, by orchestrating the Battle of Orbispira to weaken the Confederate fleet and to prepare the Republic's citizens for the coming of the greatest superpower in the galaxy's history. Indeed, by the time Antediluvian had used his charm to influence the New Basileus Empire to join his New Order, much of the galaxy desired peace. And so, using the Basileus and the promises of a great new order and future for the galaxy, the Dark Lord founded a massive fleet, which aided the URC in the final stages of the battle. The board was set for the Declaration of the Empire.
Year One: Imperialisation Edit
Antediluvian strode into the Senate Chamber of Corunnia, and with the aid of Senator Guolivian convinced the URC Senate that the Cyrannian Republic was a failed dream, and from its ashes, the Galactic Empire of Cyrannus would rise, striking down potential Imperial enemies and ensuring the continutity of order across the galaxy. The entire galaxy responded with haste, with the people of the URC generally celebrating the beginning of a new Era, and the banishment of those who would use force to implement the old ways of the traitorous Apollo and his allies of Rambo Nation and the Cognatus Remnant.
To this end, Antediluvian decided to arrest the former President and have him stand trial in the Senate (It's unlikely this would have occured). At the Presidential Palace, Apollo and his supporters were confronted by Imperial Troopers, only to be protected by the radient help of the Miluiel. Apollo was forced to flee on a Cognatus crusier, to a rendezvous point away from the Empire's reach. However, as the Empire grew and grew, such a place seemed unlikely to exist. Antediluvian however, put Apollo to one side and decided to concentrate on perhaps an even graver threat, the Confederacy of Allied Systems, which was licking its wounds after it's disasterous defeat at Orbispira. Sending, his trusted acolyte, Meketanor, Antediluvian told him to destroy all the Confederate leaders with the exception of Zillum, the Mortalitas, Tyrant and the Tiranozark. The former Marinox preformed efficently in this task, and the Tiranozark and the Mortalitas became some of the most important species in the Empire.
The early weeks of the rise of the Empire were quiet, without major incident. Most of the militarys of both the fallen Confederacy and Republic pledged their allegiance to the new Empire, giving them a truly formidable fighting force, with new ship classes and technologies under construction across Imperial space. However, the Emperor first had a major problem that he had to get rid of, the extragalactic empires that colonized the galaxy during the reign of the Republic.
- Expulsion of Extragalactics
He knew that this would be easy to pass with the citizens, as most of the extragalactic colonies, with the exception of Rambo Nation were frowned upon. However, with the outing of the Cyrandia Alliance as traitors, Cyrannians were soon calling on their immediate annexation. A small Imperial fleet under the command of Captain Pierea, captain of the Venator Class Angelic led the first stages of the Battle of New Ramhall, however his taskforce of three ships was defeated, with the Angelic forced to crash into the swamps of New Ramhall. However, the elite land forces of the Angelic were forced to regroup, becoming a fierce force indeed, succeeding in hit and run tactics against their former allies.
After succeeding to capture one of the most important Rambo officers, Claire Rambo, the Empire began to gain the upper hand, with more and more fleets of Venator Star Destroyers dropping out of hyperspace, attacking the Rambo. With the breaking of the Rambo blockade at New Ramhall the Imperials had a major breakthrough, able to launch various other campaigns against the Rambo colonies in their Cyrannus Colonial Sector. Within mere hours Rambo task forces were defeated throughout the sector, including the loss of Nexios and the Shrine of Selenyia. The only major task force was still stationed at the Quadrantia-Cyrannus wormhole, keeping the way open for retreat, however this was also soon defeated. Now, the path was set for an Imperial invasion of the Quadrants.
- Invasion of Rambo Nation (1 NE)
After the discovery of an ancient portal that linked the Caprica with the Rambo Capital, the Emperor immediately sent Zillum and the largest Imperial Fleet ever assembled through the portal, ending up in orbit of the Rambo Capital. There, a massive battle began between the Rambo and the Empire.
In the aftermath of the Empire's massive attack in space, many landing craft began to land all across the Rambo Capital. Huge battles began raging all across the planet, with the Empire fielding new and dangerous weapons against their sworn enemies, marching toward their eventual target.
Eventually, Zillum, Nirndal and Garlboz managed to locate the leader of Rambo Nation, Empress Ramashe. Ramashe knew that the fight should not be fought now and surrendered to the Imperial Forces. Zillum brought the young Empress before a new arrival, Antediluvian who forced Ramashe to sign the so-called Nim-Glaré Concordat, the surrender of Rambo Nation to the Empire. Ramashe was greatly saddened, but had faith that the Nation would once again be liberated. However, Zillum knew that the battle with the Rambo was far from over, with most of the Rambo military preparing to fight the Empire.
- Cyrannian consolidation
Even with the majority of the galaxy under the Empire's grasp, the Emperor decided to leave the Unknown Regions relatively untouched while dealing with former Republic and Confederate rebels in the other Rims. As well as potential rebellious species. Antediluvian soon saw that the greatest threat to his rule was the so-called Confederacy of Free Planets under the command of the Adlapuspino, Cassynder. He sent forward the fiendish Tyrant in order to pursue and destroy this threat. Mortikran was also sent in the pursuit of Apollo and his Republic Remnant.
Meanwhile, upon hearing that the Shodrae were still loyal to the Indoctrinate Collective, Grand Mandator Tyranus sent the Dark Basileus, Mar-Júun to absorb the Shodrae into the Empire. After a lengthly battle, the Empire eventually succeeded.
A few weeks later, Grand Mandator Tyranus organised a meeting between all current Mandators and Grand Mandators. Only one, Garlboz was absent due to further strive in the Quadrant Galaxies, but overall the meeting went very well, with the various Mandators discussing such matters as the war with Rambo rebels, the situation in the Unknown Regions and the rebels within Cyrannus itself.
- Consolidating Power in the Quadrants
Soon after the meeting of the Mandators, Emperor Antediluvian made a speech to his new subjects of the Quadrant Galaxies, with Empress Ramashe and Garlboz by his side. Announcing a new order of peace and order, he was well received by the Rambo citizens, who in the most part welcomed an end to conflict. In the following weeks after Antediluvian himself returned to Orbispira, some minor conflicts began to sprout up around the Quadrant, such as minor skirmishes along the Ramsoria Run as well as minor conflicts with the Quadrantia Grox and the Hutter. Soon afterward, a lone Imperial frigate was destroyed by the new Regellis Star Empire, creating new tensions within the Quadrants.
- Further Events in Cyrannus
As events in the Quadrants began to grow more and more mysterious, things in Cyrannus were stabilising quickly after a turbulent beginning. However, while Tyrant continued to hunt down the Confederacy of Free Planets, the Empire also ran into problems dealing with disappearing ships near Grox space and the Second Rebellion of the Errrbot. Luckily however, the Errbots were defeated and absorbed into the Empire's military. An Imperial Mandator known as Agnassana began to misbehave. Plotting to kill Mandator Nenabie, she was unaware that the Emperor had her well within his sights, sending his assassin Meketanor to kill Aganssana's henchman, 88. Bringing the troubled Radeon to Orbispira, Grand Admiral Carandial offered her to Antediluvian, who removed her rank of Mandator, but sending her on a top secret mission.
Year Two: Tension and Expansion Edit
- Trouble in the Outlying Territories
As the Empire continued to expand outward, it eventually came across more resistance in the Unknown Regions and the Quadrant Galaxies, in the form of such outlying threats as the Kzishaya and continued encounters with the Confederates and those still loyal to the Republic. However, Imperial militarisation began investing in gigantic Star Dreadnoughts, such as the new flagship of Zillum, the Executor, which was tasked with keeping order in the Quadrant Galaxies and as a method to quell a possible Hutter uprising. Eventually, Zillum used the Executor against the Hutter planet of Tigma IV, completely destroying it and all it's citizens. As per Antediluvian's orders, he also burned the Imperial Insignia in the planet's surface, as a warning to future visitors to the ruined planet.
- Expanding influence
Now that things were beginning to calm down in the Quadrants, with most Rambo citizens accepting the new order, the Empire began to concentrate on expanding it's influence to the Outer Galaxies of the First Gigaquadrant. The first galaxy on it's agenda was the United Lanat Empire of the Mirus Galaxy. After a short state visit by Guolivian, the Lanat Empire agreed to ratify the Cyrannus-Tralo'aear Concordat, a powerful military alliance. Meanwhile, Imperial Justiciars began open up talks with the Asdran'Ari cult, commanding the powerful religious force to spread the Imperial belief system across the entire Gigaquadrant.
Meanwhile, the Empire also began to gain an interest into the happenings of the Borealis Galaxy, which was in the midst of a titanic war. However, it's interest would be almost curbed by the arrival of The Catharsis, who began an invasion of the universe. However, the Empire's imperialistic marches didn't stop, with Claire Rambo eventually learning about the so-called Zevian Skull, an ancient Atlantica artifact. Beginning a Hunt for Zevian Skull, the Empire arrived at the planet of Zevia, where they subjugated a race known as the Sauriens, however, they soon came under attack by the Quadrantia Loron. At the same time, the Empire also got involved in the Nova Ortus campaign, indirectly through the involvement of the Vartekian.
Despite the common belief in the Empire's upper ranks that the Republic Remnant had been assimilated by the Neraida Gigamatrix during the attack on the Obliterator, Imperial forces under the command of Captain Bozzel soon proved this notion incorrect when they encountered the rebel fleet over the mysterious Oikoumene world of Amemoriam. They were soon joined by the Neraida themselves, though both fleets were destroyed when the installation's custodian activated Amemoriam's defenses.
During the Heleanorian Civil War, the Heleanorian noble, Harana won the support of many of his own people to leave the Zoles Imperium and join the Empire. This incited a civil war between the Zoles and the Heleanorian. Eventually, Grand Mandator Tyranus stood in and participated in negotiations, eventually getting both sides to agree to the partition of the Zoles Imperium between those who wanted to remain under King Rebaris, or those who wanted to join the Empire. Harana was then made Mandator of the Borealis Galaxy territories.
Relations soured between the Empire and the Andromedan Galactic Commonwealth during this time, when Grand Mandator Aeresius deemed them unworthy for an alliance. Though the situation seemed like it was irreversible, Guolivian agreed with Crown Prince Telvenum to attempt to mend relations.
As the second year of Imperial rule began to draw to a close, the Empire was attacked on multiple fronts by factions such as the Confederacy of Free Planets and the Rambo Resistance. The results of these attacks were mixed, with the initial engagement with the Confederates ending in an Imperial defeat, while Mortikran's assault on the Rambo Resistance world of Kreeta ended in a victory. Meanwhile, in Quadrant 21, the Empire and the Rambo came under attack from the native Quadrantia Federation and were forced to retreat.
On Orbispira, the Imperial government received an official act of war from Confederate general Cassynder, sparking the Outer Rim Wars. The Emperor simply smiled, and ordered the first wide scale deployment of the Imperial Navy since the subjugation of Rambo Nation to quell the Confederates and their warmachine. Several weeks later, the Empire happened upon the world of Shaorá, the new home of the Republic Remnant. Under orders from the Emperor himself, the Imperial fleet gave the Remnant an ultimatum: surrender or be destroyed. Ultimately Admiral Cretacea agreed to surrender to the superior force, effectively ending the Republic Remnant. Apollo was also arrested and brought to Orbispira to meet his fate.
Year Three: Conflict Edit
Soon after the third year of the Empire's existence began, Imperial Intelligence began to hear rumours of the emergence of the Dominion of the Xhodocto in the Andromeda Galaxy as well as rumours that the demons were preparing to launch a second War of Ages. Ultimately, the Empire decided to watch the situation from afar.
- Outer Rim War
The Outer Rim war began in earnest with the massive Carindes Campaign beginning, a massive battle for control over the former capital of the Confederacy of Allied Systems. Carindes was taken by the rebels in the initial battle, though the Imperial Navy wasted no time in responding in force, sending Tyrant to reclaim the planet. Away from the main front of the war with the Confederate holdouts, the Grand Admiral Carandial ordered his protégée on a dangerous mission behind the borders of the dreaded Neraida Gigamatrix. The mission's objectives were to discover ancient artefacts that could help in Imperial technological developments. Ultimately, despite stiff Neraida resistance and an appearance by a mysterious creature, the Imperials managed to achieve their objectives.
Meanwhile, the massive Carindes Campaign continued into the second month of the new year. The initial counter attack against the new Confederate Admiral Tukio Nukria failed, but a larger fleet under the command of Grand Admiral Tyrant managed to break through the Confederate defences over Carindes. The resulting ground battle resulted in a resounding Imperial victory, which was at first stifled by the arrival of a Capricorn Remnant Alliance fleet, which was also later destroyed. Carindes was brought back under Imperial control, but the Outer Rim War was far from over.
The Empire is cosmopolitan and multi-faceted and as such has no single defined culture or religion, however, loyalty to the Empire and her Emperor is a universal tenet essential for an Imperial citizen. Despite the disdain many Cyrannians hold toward the denizens of the Gigaquadrant outside Cyrannus and the Quadrants, official government policy on the matter states that any being who wishes to succeed under the Empire is free to do so, however punishment for disloyalty is dealt with all the more worse.
Despite the initial lack of a common identity, in the years following the rise of the Empire, the "High Cyrannian Culture" began to take hold in the Empire. This "movement" had existed for thousands of years in Cyrannus, originating among the Libertus of Caprica and began to take hold under the Republic. Social etiquette, classical music and education are viewed as important facets of this refined culture, giving rise to the common stereotype of Cyrannians as posh intellects.
Arts and Media Edit
Due to the prominence of the High Cyrannian culture since the rise of the Empire, the vast majority of the Empire's government are great supporters in the arts and as such, the Empire is not severe in its censorship. The Core Worlds of the Empire are cultural melting pots, with the Imperial establishment caring little for the population's freedom of expression, preferring to concentrate on political and military domination. However, many artists and musicians who openly create inflammatory anti-Imperial works have been executed as traitors.
The leading galactic provider for information under the Empire is the HoloDomain, a vast network containing a near omniscient connection of information, which functions as the primary provider of news of recent events and entertainment to Imperial citizens. The HoloDomain is not connected to this universe's space time and as such, it can be accessed from any location at any time. However, under the Empire, the HoloDemain has been the subject of invasive surveillance and censorship. Nevertheless, the HoloDomain remains an important aspect of modern Imperial culture, especially in it's capacity for instantaneous communication across the entire Gigaquadrant and as an entertainment medium.
The Empire is entirely secular and as such freedom of religion is guaranteed, assuming of course that loyalty to the Imperial Order is held. Religions that conflict with this are quickly routed out and faced with a vengeful Imperial justice. Demographically, the majority of Imperial citizens are either atheist or agnostic though there are also large populations of worshippers of the One God, Thirteen Lords and the Rambo Pantheon.
The Empire is a multi-species civilisation consisting of hundreds of thousands of both Cyrannian and extragalactic species. Like the Republic that preceded it, the most common and politcally dominant species in the Empire are the Libertus. This is primarily due to the Empire's heartland being the Core Worlds, where the Libertus are quite prolific. Other species such as the Mortalitas and the Basileus are also important, but due to their past affiliations with the Confederacy of Allied Systems, they are not always trusted among the Empire's civilian population.
Government and Politics Edit
Executive Branch Edit
Ultimately, the Imperial order is absolutely controlled by the Galactic Emperor Antediluvian, a rule considered by many non-Imperials as a tyrannical one while most Imperials believe it to be just and fair. The position of Emperor is for life, unlike the vaguely relatable position of President of the Republic. As Emperor, Antediluvian's decrees are unquestionable and those who object to his rule are quickly silenced.
Imperial Mandators are important officials that carry out the will of the Emperor in their assigned sectors, functioning as regional governors. The introduction of this rank ruffled many feathers in the traditionalist Senate, especially among the senators who at first believed the Empire would be a direct continuation of the Republic. When an alien civilisation willingly joins the Empire, their leader in most cases automatically becomes a Mandator. A notable exception to this rule was the leader of Rambo Nation, Ramashe who wasn't deemed loyal enough. Important sectors of the Empire are often grouped together into oversectors under the governorship of a Grand Mandator. Notable Grand Mandators include Tyranus of the Outer Rim and Garlboz of the Quadrantia province. Grand Mandators wield great power, but are ultimately subserviant to the Emperor and to a lesser extent the Potentate.
The Potentate is the second highest position in the entire Empire. In simple terms, the Potentate handles most of day-to-day running of the Empire as well as often representing the Emperor on the gigaquadrantic stage. Established in the year 02 NE, the first and current is the Libertus, Aeresius, who treats the Emperor's subjects with respect.
Some vestiges of the Republic remain in the form of the Galactic Senate, which continues to debate issues important to Cyrannus, however what power it had under the Republic is now quite clearly gone. The two main reasons for this is the disdain many in the Imperial hierarchy have for what they see as a hive for old Republic sympathy and the establishment of three new positions of power; Mandators, the Potentate and of course, the Emperor.
Like the Republic Senate, the Imperial Senate is housed on Orbispira's moon of Corunnia, located deep underneath a heavily protected mountain. Due to it's importance to the Empire, it is guarded at all times by a very large Imperial fleet commanded by Admiral Nagala. Unlike the executive power the Senate held under the Republic, now, the Senate is only able to debate laws and changes to the Imperial constitution, though the Emperor has the ability to completely override any Senatorial decision.
The Empire's territory consists of millions upon millions of worlds, and its numbers of puppet states and protectorates vastly increasing it's size, arguably making it one of the most expansive (if not, the most expansive) civilization in the Gigaquadrant. The Mandators and Senators of the Empire are constantly striving to bring Imperial rule to the Unknown Regions of Cyrannus and indeed beyond the galactic rim, into such galaxies as Elen'Naneth, where Rambo Nation became a protectorate, vastly increasing the Empire's size. This is often to the annoyance of extragalactic powers, fearful of the Empire's vastly growing influence in Gigaquadrantic affairs.
The capital of the Empire, like the United Republic of Cyrannus before, is the city-world of Orbispira, a massive planetwide metropolis with a population of hundreds of trillions, all living confortably in the self sufficent skyscrapers. Orbispira, however is not the only heavily populated planet in the Empire, with most of the Core Worlds reaching populations of hundreds of billions.
The entire population of the Empire would be nigh impossible to count, but estimates range from ten quadrillion to the more likely thirty five to sixty quadrillion inhabitants. Most heavily populated Imperial held worlds are supplied by raw materials from the countless uninhabited planets within the Empire's reach, meaning that planets can support high populations, without falling into anarchy.
The Imperial Military is responsible for carrying out military operations across Cyrannus and beyond as well as maintaining order and peace across the Empire's held worlds. A massive organisation, it contains trillions upon trillions of soldiers, fleet crew and weapons designers. The Empire's forces are by far, the most disciplined and effective military in Cyrannus' history, needed to preserve the rule of the Emperor across the Empire's vast influence.
The Imperial Military is much more of a mental power over their enemies with much of the Imperial warmachine being designed to inspire dread in even the most advanced enemies. Most of the worlds previously fiercely loyal to the ideals of democracy are now fearful of the omnipotence and omnipresence of the Empire's grand armed forces.
The Imperial military is broken into many branches such as the Legion, the Imperial Army, the Imperial Navy and Imperial Intelligence. The Legion operates alonsgside all three and is under the direct control of Antediluvian, they are specialist soldiers of the Imperial Army and are chosen for their intelligence, bravery and utmost loyality to Emperor Antediluvian.
However, the two main arms of the Military are the Imperial Army and the Imperial Navy. Numbering in the hundreds of trillions, the Army has the primary responsibility of operation of ground battles and operation and to maintain planetary garrisons. The Army utilizes a wide range of vehicles, weapons and is often reinforced by the Imperial Legion. It also works in conjunction with the Imperial Navy.
The Empire also fields great technology among the greatest in the Gigaquadrant and the source of awe and wonder across the universe.
The Navy is under the direct control of the Emperor, its also generally under the command of a Supreme Commander, currently Zillum. Like the Republic Navy before it, the Empire generally employs fearsome and ultra-advanced wedge shaped warships known as Star Destroyers, however many other ship types of also in development.
Imperial Army Edit
The Empire is very careful about which nations it wishes to open up diplomatic relations with, but these alliances are never truly strong, certainly not on the scale of the alliances made by the United Republic of Cyrannus. Still, the Empire enjoys a large sphere of influence across the Gigaquadrant and is allied with some of the universe's most powerful civilizations, such as The Junction and the Delpha Coalition of Planets.
In regard to neutral civilizations, the Empire will generally study a nation in great depth in order to ascertain whether or not the nation in question is a threat. Generally, this is not the case and the Empire may pursue a couse of ignoring the neutral Empire until it feels the need to manipulate it in some way to Imperial advantages. A step below neutral empires and those on bad terms with the Empire. Currently, these empires include the Tybusen Intergalactic Allied Federation and the Shellious Imperium.
In a stark constrast to the United Republic of Cyrannus before it, the Empire saw Rambo Nation as their arch rivals and enemies and the two hyperpowers were often at each other's throats in many different matters. Now, the Empire and the Rambo Nation have united under the wider Cyrannian Empire, with the Rambo serving as a protectorate. Now, the Empire and the species of the Rambo are getting used to their new relationship.
- Kraw Galaxy
- Rambo Nation
- Confederation of Andromeda
- Omegon Star Empire
- Imperium of War
- Republic Remnant
- Unified Nation of Ottzello
- Andromedan Galactic Commonwealth
- The Galactic Empire of Cyrannus was introduced to the wiki on Sunday, the 6th of November 2011.
- The Empire has been in planning by Cyrannian since the ending of Intergalactic War.
- It is a shared fiction, between Dinoman82, Wormulon, OluapPlayer and Ghelae. Though ultimate power over the fiction belongs to Cyrannian.
- The preferred ways to to call the Galactic Empire of Cyrannus are as follows:
- The Empire, this is preferable
- Cyrannian Empire
- Not the GEC.
Further Reading Edit