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The flag of the Hegemony
|Location||Iralek Sector, Triangulum Galaxy|
|Species||Shekeshta, Laetrus, Vakkel, Sinisrus|
|Current leader(s)||Blood-King Gaask|
The Shekeshta Hegemony is ruled by the Shekeshta race. They enforce their rule over a number of less advanced species through force, and the threat of decimation or complete destruction. Members of the less advanced species are conscripted into the Hegemony's armies and labour forces, while the Shekeshta gain from their work.
For themselves, the Shekeshta are a hierarchical monarchy. They have a monarch known as the Blood-King, who is in command of the military and is the final authority on matters of law and policy. Actual proposals of law and policy come from a senate, though they must all be approved by the Blood-King.
The Hegemony is a reasonably large faction, controlling one hundred and twenty worlds. The total population is somewhere over seventy billion, making them one of the largest factions of the Iralek Sector.
Notable worlds of the Hegemony.
- Carnask - Shekeshta homeworld, hegemony capital
- Szgal - Laetrus homeworld
- Kaevor - Vakkel homeworld
- Maleva - Sinisrus homeworld
The culture of the Hegemony is based on maintaining the superiority of the Shekeshta and keeping their servant races as their servants.
Only Shekeshta receive a formal education. At the age of fifteen, they begin school, and over the next nine years receive education in many fields such as the sciences, mathematics, linguistics, literature, political theory (with a bias towards the Hegemony) and martial arts.
Other races can only educate themselves informally, amongst themselves.
Slaves, entertainers, and a form of holovision provide entertainment for Shekeshta. Other races must make their own.
Great works of art are common in Shekeshta homes and palaces. Sculpture, painting, architecture, and tapestry are all appreciated and created.
The Shekeshta are not a very religious race, and have attempted to remove all religion from their servant races due to the possibility of them rallying around it. Cults of personality have been encouraged and promoted.
Shekeshta official language is Sheiv. All servant races are exposed to it from an early age and forced to learn it. The original languages of the servant races are being slowly wiped out.
Shekeshta economy is based around the tributes of all colony worlds to the Shekeshta. The currency is the Vebb- an electronic currency where their value is least on the Shekeshta homeworld and highest in the peripheries.
The technology of the Hegemony is reasonably advanced.
Shift-drive technology has been convergently invented, much like that of The Sequence but less refined and somewhat more power-greedy. Ships can reach over 90c as they move partially into one of Omni 01's unobservable dimensions.
Its military power is the Hegemony's greatest strength, and its tool for offence and oppression of servant races. As such, most of their might is dedicated to maintaining, expanding, and upgrading it.
The Hegemony has no allies. It has a shaky non-aggression pact with the Iralek Alliance.
Enemies of the Hegemony.
The Nemesis Legion is an enemy far beyond the Hegemony. They know that it will reach their space soon.
The Sikhean Brotherhood (Sethaleya) • Republic of the Wheel (Drakon) •
United Vannah Planets (Vannah, Estus, Whari, Jauron) • Karmelon (Karmelon)