Zahamantas, Adulovis Varupharnis
“Sometimes, it feels as if the hardships of the world around you - war, death, conflict - it feels as if it doesn't happen. We move about our day to day lives, blissfully unaware of what passes underneath or overhead. The galaxies we live in? They have been filled with evil in the past. Lies and deceit; but it comes clear in the end that there are so many in this Gigaquadrant that are ready to do good despite it. This galaxy...however. No matter what good is done, it is built upon the foundations of mercilessness and wrath. The inhabitants are aware of what happens around them - Tuuros is...Tuuros is not what a galaxy should be.”
- - Unknown
The Tuuros Galaxy, also known as Zahamantas, Adulovis Varupharnis and The Nexus is a large lenticular galaxy situated in the extreme reaches of the First Gigaqaudrant and is most commonly associated as being part of the Ikiwa Eropsii Cluster. The only lenticular galaxy left in the First Gigaquadrant (with the possible exception of the Quadrant Galaxies), the Tuuros Galaxy remains in the present day as one of the most unexplored and therefore enigmatic regions of the First Gigaqaudrant.
Unlike the rest of the galaxies of the First Gigaquadrant, the Tuuros Galaxy has no sovereign power nor a political state that oversees galactic administration. The galaxy is in fact among the most divided and politically isolated in the First Gigaquadrant, and is known for the geopolitical division between what is deemed as the 'habitable' sectors of Tuuros and the 'uninhabitable'. Known for having been controlled by the Zhulultu long before recorded history began, the galaxy is rife with conflict over political, religious and economic matters. In modern times, much superstition around the galaxy exists as many believe that this was the ancient seat of power of the Xhodocto.
Ancient Era Edit
It is not known exactly as to when the Tuuros Galaxy formed, although many suggest that it came into being between thirteen and twelve billion years ago. The Zhulultu, a race of Ultraterrestrials were said to be the first life to have achieved sapience in the galaxy, during the time when the galaxy was still forming. However, over the millennia of the Zhulultu's evolution towards postsapience, their ethos upon the First Gigaquadrant became ruthlessly narrow, believing that only certain species should evolve - those with superior characteristics - and that others deemed unfit for galactic cooperation would be destroyed. As the Zhulultu evolved further and further, eventually achieving their ultraterrestrial nature, Tuuros became a soulless machine of a galaxy - all aspects of its growth and change were controlled by the omnipresent Zhulultu, and thus the nature of the galaxy was incorruptible, though unnatural in itself.
In this time, the Zhulultu expanded across numerous other galaxies - Tigris among others - to establish their absolute rule over the known universe. It was not until some billions of years afterwards did it become apparent to the Zhulultu's contemporaries that the Zhulultu appeared to be systematically spreading through galaxies rather than what may have been thought of as logical - indicating that there was perhaps another force at work. True to their suspicions, the Tuuros Galaxy was saturated with all manners of enigmatic and incomprehensibly advanced technology, spreading out with the influence of the Zhulultu. Many galaxies they established themselves in were also established with the terrifying Scourge Device; a mechanism of ultraterrestrial technology that would wipe out all life in a galaxy upon activating it. The revelation of the Scourge Devices sparked endless conflicts against the Zhulultu, which eventually ended approximately one and a half billion years ago.
Most of the Scourge Devices were either dismantled, buried or forgotten in time. However, Tuuros as a galaxy began to grow uncontrollably as the life there started to evolve with the unnatural influence of the Zhulultu technology left behind. Whilst some of this technology deactivated itself and parts of the galaxy returned to normal growth, some began to over-function, and a large portion of the galaxy became sparse in resources, though the life that evolved within it mysteriously acclimatised to it, creating what is now known as the anti-civilisations. Despite the sudden disappearance of the Zhulultu, they left many traces across the Gigaquadrant, in hopes that a race subject to sentience may come across a means to awaken one of their kind again.
Modern Era Edit
“How to best put Tuuros together in a first glance? Ironically, divided. It is called The Schism for a reason. We cannot thrive in there, nor can they thrive out here. Of course, many have contacted us and it is common to see a Schism-born out here; but they are clad in life suits.”
- - Unknown
Core Region Edit
In attempts to converge the galaxy economically, many civilisations have established territories further towards the galactic core. Despite this however, the Core Region remains as politically divisive as the rest of Tuuros. Whilst there a number of space stations here dedicated to commerce and trade, there is a far higher number of constructs harnessing the energy from the galaxy's centre of which has caused a power struggle between the more outstanding civilisations in the past. There are few races native of the galactic core and it is generally considered that the Zhulultu historically cleansed the region to build their own engines - many of these engines still lie stranded about the core, abandoned and some of them picked apart for more contemporary civilisations to build their own.
Tala-Lok Sector Edit
The Tala-Lok Sector is one of the more peaceful regions of the Tuuros Galaxy, governed primarily by the Nanusuloan Convocation. Considered politically neutral to most of the other sectors in the galaxy, the Tala-Lok Sector is one of the few sectors in the galaxy where high levels of conflict are significantly lower than average. Because of this, Tala-Lok is among the more prosperous regions of Tuuros.
The Schism Edit
Tuuros as a galaxy lacks a uniform hub of activity - there is great division between the races of Tuuros primarily due to the existence of The Schism - a region of the galaxy that, under mysterious circumstances disallows life from outside of it to be able to inhabit the planets within it. In turn, the Schism-born species of The Schism cannot live outside of the sector, although effort has been undertaken between both the Schism and the outside sectors to interact with one another as individuals have crafted life suits in order to brave each others' worlds.
The Schism is known for its lack of common resources, and there is much mystery as to how life within the Schism is advanced enough to become spacefaring, let alone have sizeable civilisations within them. Many believe that the Schism is the remainder of the Zhulultu's technological influence over the Tuuros Galaxy and thus many life forms and astrological objects are existing from an unnatural origin. Thus, many planets within the Schism are comparatively inhospitable, and become further so the deeper within the sector.
The Wound Edit
The heart of The Schism, The Wound is an entirely inhospitable region of the Tuuros Galaxy - to both the Schism-born and those native of the Frontier alike. It is often theorised that the Zhulultu homeworld or a megaconstruct regulating The Schism's massive environment is nestled at the centre of The Wound, although thus far there have many failed attempts to enter the region. Reports appear to show that there are unidentified sentinels within The Wound.
Government and Politics Edit
Species and Races Edit
Society and Culture Edit
“Pffft. Outside of the Tala-Lok and Yaton-Tala Sectors, society and culture is little more than a vast number of savages trying to outsmart and outmatch one another. Tuuros is dangerous, that much everyone knows. You have to be smart, and you have to be strong to live in the wilderness, or you will be the next victim of a Vranntan pillage.”
- - Unknown Sumikian
Tuuros society is extremely fractured, and most cultures are isolated from one another. Whilst there have been countless attempts over the ages to unite the galaxy together, all attempts so far have failed. Nearly every individual savvy enough to live within Tuuros believe that the galaxy will never be united, as the galaxy is rife with xenophobia among the life of the Frontier - among themselves and particular racism towards the life within The Schism.
Due to the lack of a galactic government like the Pan-Andromedan Ecumene and Polar Crystal Alliance, criminality and lawlessness is ultimately the sovereign power of the Tuuros Galaxy, and civilisation comparable to the rest of the First Gigaquadrant is seldom found. In more recent years following the War of Ages, many natives of Tuuros have elected to live within the safer regions of the galaxy, which has in fact alleviated some of the xenophobic tensions between species, although this has increased a political sentiment known as Frontierism - a belief that the Schism must be contained or either destroyed to prevent a galactic war, although it will inevitably create a galactic war nonetheless.
Within the Frontier, society is far more diverse than that of within The Schism; life has evolved in a far wider state than the Schism. However, it remains equally as divided as The Schism itself, with only a few political relations actively making an effort to stabilise the region of space they live within. In the reaches closer to the Schism itself, the Vranntan Order and the Nijusi Syndicate exist; two states that profit off criminal activity and violent intention.
“The Source of True Evil, a place where darkness thrives!”
“Tuuros belongs to Chaos. Any other attempts to claim it are inconsequential.”
- - Sethzak