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Name of Territory: The Deynai Order

Government: The Deynai Order is a unique institution of Bahai'Shido. It is best described as a quasi-monastic, quasi-military organization dedicated to providing education, health care, and protection to the Imperium's poorest and most defenseless populations. While Bahai'Shido has no clergy, the Deynai Order are regarded as living exemplars of the Eight Tenets, and abide by a strict code of conduct - the 'Ahad - that dates back twelve thousand years. Formally, the Order is quite loosely organized; one key principle of the 'Ahad is that every Deynai Magister is ultimately answerable only to his or her own conscience, and cannot be disciplined for violating instructions. Thus, most Magisters are a type of knight-errant: the legendary "Wandering Deynai," moving between planets stricken by war or plague or poverty, and offering healing and education and protection to those who need it most. Deynai who distinguish themselves by acts of great bravery, kindness, or wisdom are acknowledged by their peers as Elders; these Elders, in turn, are eligible to be elected to the Aegis Council. Members of the Council sit for life, and are elected by a vote of all Deynai. The Council can call for collective action by the Order as a whole, but its authority relies on suasion and respect, not on formal discipline or control. Nevertheless, its influence within Bahai'Shido is second only to that of the Galactic Council of Justice itself - the highest authority of the faith.

Capital World: Formally, like Bahai'Shido as a whole, the Deynai Order is headquartered on the Gaia world of Mar Elyas, in the Galactic Core. This is where the Aegis Council sits. But in fact, the Order's headquarters is the remote and secretive tomb world of Laghaz: a pre-imperial Solarian colony destroyed in some unknown calamity and lost to history. On Laghaz, with its crushing gravity and barely breathable atmosphere, Deynai aspirants undergo years of ritualized physical and mental conditioning; they are broken down beyond ordinary human limits, and reborn as Magisters. And in the ruins of Laghaz, the Deynai Order discovered its most jealously guarded secret: the Kabuto Gift, a personal shield/suspension generator of extraordinary power designed to be implanted into the user's body and controlled directly by thought. The Gift, combined with the Deynai's physical and autohypnotic conditioning, is what makes them such legendary warriors. And since it is beyond the capacity of modern Imperial technology to replicate, each Gift is unique: there are only twenty thousand of them in existence, and for a new Deynai to be consecrated, a Gift must be extracted from a fallen Magister.

Population: Because the Kabuto Gift is necessary in order to become a full-fledged Magister, there are only about twenty thousand true Deynai at any moment in the galaxy. When a Deynai dies, the Order will go to great lengths to recover the body and extract the Gift, in order to allow the fallen Magister's place to be filled by an aspirant. The Order is supported, however, by millions of clerks, cooks, accountants, and other deacons scattered across the Deynai refugii on every major Imperial world. As for the Magisters themselves: traditionally, all were orphans, taken in by the Order in their hundreds of thousands from all over the Imperium. Only one in every three hundred survives two decades of Aspirancy physically and mentally intact. The young age of aspirants is essential: only a child's body and psyche are malleable enough to survive the process. Today, most Deynai remain orphans raised by the Order, but some are the younger children of noble houses: offered at birth in hopes of winning the honor of having a Magister in the family, by parents willing to risk their child's all-but-certain death in exchange for a slim chance of prestige.

Economy: The Deynai Order has a nearly blank check on the immense resources of the Bahai'Shido faith. The treasure vaults of the Galactic Council of Justice bulge with donations and tithes from thousands of worlds, and with taxes from the handful of planets controlled directly by the Council itself. From this plenitude, the Deynai's requirements are fairly minor: each Magister receives a modest stipend, but nothing more. Deynai generally travel like any other Imperial citizen, booking passage on passenger ships or tramp freighters as they wander between war-torn and famine-stricken planets. They typically charge for their services in proportion to others' ability to pay: a penniless refugee will not be charged for first aid provided by a Magister, while a planetary governor seeking a prestigious tutor for his son can expect to spend a considerable amount. Bahai'Shido teaches that extremes of both wealth and poverty are blasphemous; accordingly, most Deynai live an itinerant but roughly middle-class lifestyle, and their decisions about when and how to require payment are aimed at making the rich poorer, and the poor richer.

Culture: The Deynai Order represents the highest aspirations of the Bahai'Shido faith. Magisters are taught to be deeply humane, broad-minded, and tolerant. The Three Onenesses - of God, religion, and humanity - require them to see all people and all faith traditions as equal, regardless of gender or class or subspecies. There is a deep strain of intellectual curiosity in Deynai traditions, based on the precept that each individual has a duty to seek truth independently; Deynai are particularly prized as linguists, since something about their autohypnotic conditioning gives them an extraordinary ability to learn and retain large numbers of languages. They spend much of their lives as teachers, healers, and diplomats, and are accordingly prized as tutors, negotiators, and physicians among the Imperial elite. They are, for the most part, mystics of a very practical kind: to a Deynai, God dwells in the inward fulfillment of good acts honorably performed. Meditation and prayer are guides to action and sources of strength, not ends in themselves. And as warriors, the Deynai exemplify the Eight Tenets: they neither seek out nor flee from combat, they fight only when it is consistent with conscience, they never break their word to those whom they have sworn to protect, and they kill with neither cruelty nor hesitation. Finally, their conditioning sets them apart, in certain subtle but profound ways, from ordinary humans: Deynai are capable of consciously choosing to "turn off" fear, pain, and hesitation. They experience the world, life, and their own psyches in a fundamentally different way, and their care for others is always tinged by an inescapable alienation.

Social Structure: Deynai are itinerant. They wander, essentially, in search of people in trouble. They may stay on a planet for a few months or a few years - running a medical clinic or school, tutoring a noble's child, brokering a truce in ethnic violence or labor unrest, protecting the poor from bandits or rapacious corporations. But when the immediate situation is resolved, they move on again: the 'Ahad is emphatic that a Magister cannot bind himself permanently to any home. Likewise, there are no Deynai children; while the Order permits love affairs, it forbids procreation, since a wandering Magister cannot adequately care for a child. When they receive the Kabuto Gift, Magisters are medically sterilized. Nor does any Deynai have contact with his or her parents: whether adopted as orphans or voluntarily given up in infancy, they never know the names that they were born with. Their only family is the Order. But the millions of employees of the Order - the deacons - live much more normal lives: they maintain the refugii and waystations across Imperial space that support Deynai operations, they try to keep up with the work that Magisters leave undone when they move on, and they have children and families. Deacons are respected members of their local Bahai'Shido communities, but they do not suffer the final loneliness of Deynai existence.

Territorial Size: The Deynai control the ancient, secretive tomb world of Laghaz, and no outsiders are permitted to trespass save by permission of the Order or the Emperor himself. The exceedingly high gravity and inadequate atmosphere of Laghaz are crucial to the conditioning of Deynai aspirants, and the Solarian ruins that cover the planet's surface hide many of the Order's ancient secrets. The Order also has a public, magnificent headquarters on the Bahai'Shido holy world of Mar Elyas. And the Order maintains refugii on almost every Imperial world, including the wild areas of the frontier. These are small compounds that offer lodging to Magisters who pass through, provide charitable services to the surrounding communities, and offer a line of communication to the Order for people seeking Deynai assistance. The modest refugius, usually in a working-class neighborhood or unstable region, is the only visible sign of the Deynai most Imperial citizens will ever encounter; famously, there is scarcely one Magister for every inhabited Imperial planet - "And Yet They Are Enough."

Military and Security Forces: The Deynai are a warrior order, and though they spend far more of their time teaching and healing than fighting, nevertheless it is their military exploits that have made them legendary. The Deynai emerged during the Shadow, and represented one of humanity's only successful military responses to the horror that poured out of the Magellanic Cloud. Every Deynai Aspirant endures brutal physical conditioning that leaves only one in three hundred alive, by which a child's body is molded by crushing gravity and toxic air and ritualized abuse into a living weapon; their strength and speed are matched only by Imperial Praetorians, and their grace and precision is unequalled by any. To these physical assets is added the autohypnotic conditioning that permits Deynai, through millennia-old rituals, to dissociate from fear, pain, or hesitation, and to focus with inhuman precision upon tiny details; it is said to be impossible to lie to a Deynai, because by choosing not to hear anything else, they can detect the slightest fluctuation of your heartbeat.

Finally, every Deynai receives the Kabuto Gift: a unique piece of archeotechnology found only on Laghaz, which operates as a combined shield and suspension generator of extraordinary power. It is implanted into every Magister at the back of the skull, and controlled directly by thought. Only aspirants with enough Solarian genetic material can interface successfully with the Gift; countless others, even after surviving decades of brutal conditioning, go mad and die during the implantation. But the benefits are great. So powerful is the Kabuto shield that it has been known to withstand brief exposure to orbital bombardment. The suspensor effect allows Deynai to take gravity lightly: they can run up walls, leap dozens of meters, and skim just above the ground at incredible speed for short distances. Because their shields allow them to shrug off even vast amounts of small-arms fire, Deynai typically use only the sword: each Magister wields a unique katana whose blade is actually made from a diamond matrix with a monomolecular edge that can cut through almost any known material. As light is refracted through the matrix, the blade often seems to glow softly; amid the Shadow, the Deynai were known as the "Blades of Moonlight." The Deynai way of the sword is a closely-kept secret of the Order in which every aspirant is exhaustively trained: it displays balletic grace, and is designed to be possible only for a fighter endowed with Deynai autohypnosis and the Kabuto Gift. In concert, a Magister's physical conditioning, autohypnotic techniques, Kabuto Gift, and skill with the sword make any Deynai a dangerous opponent indeed, and Imperial history is filled with tales - sometimes exaggerated, sometimes not - of a single Magister holding off whole battalions of crack troops.
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For really, I think that the poorest he that is in England hath a life to live as the greatest he. And therefore truly, Sir, I think it's clear that every man that is to live under a Government ought first by his own consent to put himself under that Government. And I do think that the poorest man in England is not at all bound in a strict sense to that Government that he hath not had a voice to put himself under.
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Postby Sarderia » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:11 pm

Union Princes wrote:
Sarderia wrote:Arnst would be willing to compromise with anyone - the Reformists, the Fascists, everyone except the Emperor. This is mainly to create an unified front against the Emperor, though.

After that, it's a battle royale.


Arnst is gonna die of a stroke ain't he? and then the Revolution shall consume itself

We'll have Space Trotsky and Space Stalin eventually. Either it would be fine, or it would consume itself.
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Sarderia wrote:Arnst would be willing to compromise with anyone - the Reformists, the Fascists, everyone except the Emperor. This is mainly to create an unified front against the Emperor, though.

After that, it's a battle royale.


I’m curious, is it the emperor himself he hates or the idea of the emperor? As the current one seems pretty good imo

He hates the idea of an Emperor. He's primarily influenced by Marx's idea of a "dictatorship of the proletariat", so he believed that the proletariat (Communist/Socialist parties, worker unions), shall decide the government of the galaxy. However he doesn't favor authoritarian Stalinism either.
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Postby Revlona » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:12 pm

Sarderia wrote:
Union Princes wrote:
Arnst is gonna die of a stroke ain't he? and then the Revolution shall consume itself

We'll have Space Trotsky and Space Stalin eventually. Either it would be fine, or it would consume itself.
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I’m curious, is it the emperor himself he hates or the idea of the emperor? As the current one seems pretty good imo

He hates the idea of an Emperor. He's primarily influenced by Marx's idea of a "dictatorship of the proletariat", so he believed that the proletariat (Communist/Socialist parties, worker unions), shall decide the government of the galaxy. However he doesn't favor authoritarian Stalinism either.


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Postby Rodez » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:12 pm

I love all these ideas for characters and factions that are coming in. We could have a beautiful mess on our hands.

For his part, Joachim is probably leaning loyalist, but he has a strong personal anti-aristocratic bent at the same time. A bit contradictory, but it means events could pull him in one of several directions. I also might throw up an app for his younger brother, who is involved with the Zensunni faith, on which I want to expand.
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Postby Revlona » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:15 pm

I feel like any interaction between my character and those Khanate Hey ones would be very...intriguing

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Postby Union Princes » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:17 pm

Irene would not trust the Deynai Order at all.
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Postby Sarderia » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:17 pm

Revlona wrote:
Sarderia wrote:We'll have Space Trotsky and Space Stalin eventually. Either it would be fine, or it would consume itself.

He hates the idea of an Emperor. He's primarily influenced by Marx's idea of a "dictatorship of the proletariat", so he believed that the proletariat (Communist/Socialist parties, worker unions), shall decide the government of the galaxy. However he doesn't favor authoritarian Stalinism either.


Fuckin Marx

Ruining shit 25000 something years after his death

The Revolution is eternal...

Also, it would be interesting to see how the Revolutionaries interact with the Khan and his heir. There's an endless variation of Human cultures and ideologies, and should the Khanate come in contact with this brand of Socialism - I'm curious.
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Postby Reverend Norv » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:29 pm

Union Princes wrote:Irene would not trust the Deynai Order at all.


Nor, most likely, would the Deynai like or trust her. But they stand substantially outside the brewing conflict: they are not on the side of the Imperial government, or the Revolutionaries, or the reformers. Their job, as they understand it, is to look after the people caught in the crossfire. That means that they are not likely to start as an enemy of any of the other characters, unless those characters make them so.

Moreover, because they are decentralized and itinerant, the Deynai Order as an institution is less likely to play a role, certainly initially. More likely, a wandering Magister will happen to show up in the middle of each of our various plotlines as and when it would make for interesting storytelling to add one. Even a single Deynai is a wild card: one that can be very useful if you can gain their assistance, and very dangerous if you make an enemy of them.

Quintara, in particular, would I think make for a fascinating character to pair with a Deynai: they have so much in common, and yet - in certain important ways - their differences are so utterly profound and insuperable.
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For really, I think that the poorest he that is in England hath a life to live as the greatest he. And therefore truly, Sir, I think it's clear that every man that is to live under a Government ought first by his own consent to put himself under that Government. And I do think that the poorest man in England is not at all bound in a strict sense to that Government that he hath not had a voice to put himself under.
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Postby Union Princes » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:31 pm

Reverend Norv wrote:Nor, most likely, would the Deynai like or trust her. But they stand substantially outside the brewing conflict: they are not on the side of the Imperial government, or the Revolutionaries, or the reformers. Their job, as they understand it, is to look after the people caught in the crossfire. That means that they are not likely to start as an enemy of any of the other characters, unless those characters make them so.

Moreover, because they are decentralized and itinerant, the Deynai Order as an institution is less likely to play a role, certainly initially. More likely, a wandering Magister will happen to show up in the middle of each of our various plotlines as and when it would make for interesting storytelling to add one. Even a single Deynai is a wild card: one that can be very useful if you can gain their assistance, and very dangerous if you make an enemy of them.


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Postby Reverend Norv » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:35 pm

Rodez wrote:I love all these ideas for characters and factions that are coming in. We could have a beautiful mess on our hands.

For his part, Joachim is probably leaning loyalist, but he has a strong personal anti-aristocratic bent at the same time. A bit contradictory, but it means events could pull him in one of several directions. I also might throw up an app for his younger brother, who is involved with the Zensunni faith, on which I want to expand.


I'd be very interested to see what you come up with for the Zensunni, and any details G-Tech fleshes out for Mahayana Cathericism. I've given some shape to Bahai'Shido, but only through the lens of the Deynai, so it would be useful to compare and contrast in further fleshing out this religion as well.
For really, I think that the poorest he that is in England hath a life to live as the greatest he. And therefore truly, Sir, I think it's clear that every man that is to live under a Government ought first by his own consent to put himself under that Government. And I do think that the poorest man in England is not at all bound in a strict sense to that Government that he hath not had a voice to put himself under.
Col. Thomas Rainsborough, Putney Debates, 1647

A God who let us prove His existence would be an idol.
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Postby G-Tech Corporation » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:40 pm

Reverend Norv wrote:
Rodez wrote:I love all these ideas for characters and factions that are coming in. We could have a beautiful mess on our hands.

For his part, Joachim is probably leaning loyalist, but he has a strong personal anti-aristocratic bent at the same time. A bit contradictory, but it means events could pull him in one of several directions. I also might throw up an app for his younger brother, who is involved with the Zensunni faith, on which I want to expand.


I'd be very interested to see what you come up with for the Zensunni, and any details G-Tech fleshes out for Mahayana Cathericism. I've given some shape to Bahai'Shido, but only through the lens of the Deynai, so it would be useful to compare and contrast in further fleshing out this religion as well.


Oh the Hegemony isn’t mainstream Cathericism. That’d be way too much like work :P
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Postby Imperialisium » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:44 pm

Anything Solarian wouldn't actually be Solarian but a knock off. Solarian technology interfaces neurologically and just flat out doesn't work or has erratic results.
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Postby Reverend Norv » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:46 pm

Imperialisium wrote:Anything Solarian wouldn't actually be Solarian but a knock off. Solarian technology interfaces neurologically and just flat out doesn't work or has erratic results.


Well, the Kabuto Gift does interface neurologically, so that's completely consistent. Might this be an exception to the rule that Solarian tech usually does not work?
For really, I think that the poorest he that is in England hath a life to live as the greatest he. And therefore truly, Sir, I think it's clear that every man that is to live under a Government ought first by his own consent to put himself under that Government. And I do think that the poorest man in England is not at all bound in a strict sense to that Government that he hath not had a voice to put himself under.
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Postby Elerian » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:47 pm

Name: Rear Admiral Leon Tchaikovsky
Nickname: Bittersteel
Age: 104
Birth Date: IC 25,605
Gender: Male
Planet of Origin: Krieg, Outer Colonies
Race/Species: Human
Height: 1.85 Standard Meters
Weight: 68 Kilos
Physical Description or Image:
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Social Class: Non Nobility
Titles: Rear Admiral
Occupation: Imperial Admiral
Hobbies/Pastimes: Martial Arts and Art
Talents/Skills: Tactics, Strategy, Martial Arts
Religious Beliefs: Atheist
Personality: Dutiful, Impetuous, etc.

Biography: Unlike many in the upper echelons of the Imperium’s Admiralty, Leon was born neither rich nor in the Imperial Center. Leon was born in the outer colonies on the Industrial world of Krieg, but he longed to live on a richer and greener world. One night while his parents slept, Leon ran away from his home and made his way to the nearest ship dock with the hope of sneaking aboard a freighter and getting away from his homeworld. Leon managed to make his way to the ship dock and hide between two crates. At that point, Leon experienced "cold feet" and decided to return home.

However, Leon encountered several members of a local criminal gang, who dealt in drugs and human trafficking. They trapped him and attempted to abduct him. Fortunately for Leon, a passing dock constable managed to chase off the thugs and Leon took the opportunity to flee home. He never told his parents about the incident but never gave up his desire to leave Krieg. When a passing Imperial fleet cleared out much of the filth and other criminal groups on his world, this convinced Leon that he would Enlist in the Imperial Navy.

Shortly thereafter, Leon found himself at a Secondary Naval Academy. Leon threw himself into his studies, and before long proved himself a capable tactician. His greatest failing during his time at the Academy was his lack of networking. While he got along well enough with colleagues that held a similar background to himself, he found it difficult to relate to the more affluent and influential students. This would come back to bite him time and again in the future. Despite being in the upper rungs of his class, he was passed over for many of the more prestigious and desirable postings by his social betters. This infuriated Leon to no end, and he would carry a chip on his shoulder through the rest of his career.

For many years, Leon would toil in obscurity. Often lagging behind his peers when it came to promotions, largely because the brass disliked him. By the time many of his friends had earned their first captaincy, Leon was still an Executive Officer. This prompted Leon to work tirelessly to prove himself so as not to be left behind. It would, however, still be sometime before his talent was realized.

When finally Leon made the rank of Captain, he was spurned again by being placed in a particularly dangerous and undesirable corner of space. A place in which careers went to die. Despite this, and the incompetence of those under his command. Over the next several years Leon managed to shape up his crew and bring some semblance of order to the region. But, his time in the far reaches of the galaxy had an adverse effect on Leon. He became a hardened man, and it was reflected in many of his future actions.

Seeing the potential in posting Leon to lawless regions to shape them into productive corners of the Galaxy, the higher ups saw fit to promote him to Commodore. For the next decade, Leon spent his time in the outer reaches of civilization, fighting pirates and suppressing rebellions. The exact opposite of what he’d dreamed for all those years ago. Rather than complain, Leon took his anger out on the outer colonies. And while his methods were certainly questionable, his effectiveness was not.

By the time he was honored with a promotion to Rear Admiral, the name Tchaikovsky was feared all throughout the colonies. The mere threat of bringing Leon into the region was enough to scatter criminal rackets, send pirates cowering, and make seditionists think twice about rebelling. In recent years Tchaikovsky has been given the ability to augment his body to live beyond the natural human lifespan. Although he appears in his mid sixties, Leon is in fact over 100 years old. With the Empire seeing more and more unrest, Leon has been tirelessly running from Sector to Sector putting down rebellions. Yet, with each uprising mercilessly put down, two more rise up elsewhere.
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Postby Imperialisium » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:52 pm

Reverend Norv wrote:
Imperialisium wrote:Anything Solarian wouldn't actually be Solarian but a knock off. Solarian technology interfaces neurologically and just flat out doesn't work or has erratic results.


Well, the Kabuto Gift does interface neurologically, so that's completely consistent. Might this be an exception to the rule that Solarian tech usually does not work?


They’d need to be Solarians, which are considered to be extinct/near extinct. So no exception can be given without it being lore breaking. They could have surmised and copied certain things painstakingly to create their very advanced version of the Solarian originals. But that’s basically as far as it can conceivably go unless you try hunting for people with enough Solarian gene markers to have reliable results.
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Postby Rodez » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:53 pm

Elerian wrote:Name: Rear Admiral Leon Tchaikovsky
Nickname:
Age: 104
Birth Date: IC 25,605
Gender: Male
Planet of Origin: Krieg, Outer Colonies
Race/Species: Human
Height: 2 Meters
Weight: 68 Kilos
Physical Description or Image:
Social Class: Non Nobility
Titles: Rear Admiral
Occupation: Imperial Admiral
Hobbies/Pastimes: Martial Arts and Art
Talents/Skills: Tactics, Strategy, Martial Arts
Religious Beliefs: Atheist
Personality: Dutiful, Impetuous, etc.

Biography: Unlike many in the upper echelons of the Imperium’s Admiralty, Leon was born neither rich nor in the Imperial Center. Leon was born in the outer colonies on the Industrial world of Krieg, but he longed to live on a richer and greener world. One night while his parents slept, Leon ran away from his home and made his way to the nearest ship dock with the hope of sneaking aboard a freighter and getting away from his homeworld. Leon managed to make his way to the ship dock and hide between two crates. At that point, Leon experienced "cold feet" and decided to return home.

However, Leon encountered several members of a local criminal gang, who dealt in drugs and human trafficking. They trapped him and attempted to abduct him. Fortunately for Leon, a passing dock constable managed to chase off the thugs and Leon took the opportunity to flee home. He never told his parents about the incident but never gave up his desire to leave Krieg. When a passing Imperial fleet cleared out much of the filth and other criminal groups on his world, this convinced Leon that he would Enlist in the Imperial Navy.

Shortly thereafter, Leon found himself at a Secondary Naval Academy. Leon threw himself into his studies, and before long proved himself a capable tactician. His greatest failing during his time at the Academy was his lack of networking. While he got along well enough with colleagues that held a similar background to himself, he found it difficult to relate to the more affluent and influential students. This would come back to bite him time and again in the future. Despite being in the upper rungs of his class, he was passed over for many of the more prestigious and desirable postings by his social betters. This infuriated Leon to no end, and he would carry a chip on his shoulder through the rest of his career.

For many years, Leon would toil in obscurity. Often lagging behind his peers when it came to promotions, largely because the brass disliked him. By the time many of his friends had earned their first captaincy, Leon was still an Executive Officer. This prompted Leon to work tirelessly to prove himself so as not to be left behind. It would, however, still be sometime before his talent was realized.

When finally Leon made the rank of Captain, he was spurned again by being placed in a particularly dangerous and undesirable corner of space. A place in which careers went to die. Despite this, and the incompetence of those under his command. Over the next several years Leon managed to shape up his crew and bring some semblance of order to the region. But, his time in the far reaches of the galaxy had an adverse effect on Leon. He became a hardened man, and it was reflected in many of his future actions.

Seeing the potential in posting Leon to lawless regions to shape them into productive corners of the Galaxy, the higher ups saw fit to promote him to Commodore. For the next decade, Leon spent his time in the outer reaches of civilization, fighting pirates and suppressing rebellions. The exact opposite of what he’d dreamed for all those years ago. Rather than complain, Leon took his anger out on the outer colonies. And while his methods were certainly questionable, his effectiveness was not.

By the time he was honored with a promotion to Rear Admiral, the name Tchaikovsky was feared all throughout the colonies. The mere threat of bringing Leon into the region was enough to scatter criminal rackets, send pirates cowering, and make seditionists think twice about rebelling. In recent years Tchaikovsky has been given the ability to augment his body to live beyond the natural human lifespan. Although he appears in his mid sixties, Leon is in fact over 100 years old. With the Empire seeing more and more unrest, Leon has been tirelessly running from Sector to Sector putting down rebellions. Yet, with each uprising mercilessly put down, two more rise up elsewhere.

Alright alright alright, the mad man's back.
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Postby Reverend Norv » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:55 pm

Imperialisium wrote:
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Well, the Kabuto Gift does interface neurologically, so that's completely consistent. Might this be an exception to the rule that Solarian tech usually does not work?


They’d need to be Solarians, which are considered to be extinct/near extinct. So no exception can be given without it being lore breaking. They could have surmised and copied certain things painstakingly to create their very advanced version of the Solarian originals. But that’s basically as far as it can conceivably go unless you try hunting for people with enough Solarian gene markers to have reliable results.


Perhaps that could be why so few aspirants survive the process, then? Most die in part because they don't have enough Solarian gene markers to interface with the Gift. Only the few who survive do have enough markers.
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Postby Imperialisium » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:56 pm

Reverend Norv wrote:
Imperialisium wrote:
They’d need to be Solarians, which are considered to be extinct/near extinct. So no exception can be given without it being lore breaking. They could have surmised and copied certain things painstakingly to create their very advanced version of the Solarian originals. But that’s basically as far as it can conceivably go unless you try hunting for people with enough Solarian gene markers to have reliable results.


Perhaps that could be why so few aspirants survive the process, then? Most die in part because they don't have enough Solarian gene markers to interface with the Gift. Only the few who survive do have enough markers.


Sure.
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Postby Reverend Norv » Mon Oct 12, 2020 6:57 pm

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Reverend Norv wrote:
Perhaps that could be why so few aspirants survive the process, then? Most die in part because they don't have enough Solarian gene markers to interface with the Gift. Only the few who survive do have enough markers.


Sure.


Okay - that solution works for me. It's an easy edit for my app.
For really, I think that the poorest he that is in England hath a life to live as the greatest he. And therefore truly, Sir, I think it's clear that every man that is to live under a Government ought first by his own consent to put himself under that Government. And I do think that the poorest man in England is not at all bound in a strict sense to that Government that he hath not had a voice to put himself under.
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Postby Reverend Norv » Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:07 pm

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I'd be very interested to see what you come up with for the Zensunni, and any details G-Tech fleshes out for Mahayana Cathericism. I've given some shape to Bahai'Shido, but only through the lens of the Deynai, so it would be useful to compare and contrast in further fleshing out this religion as well.


Oh the Hegemony isn’t mainstream Cathericism. That’d be way too much like work :P


Ah, right, I meant Krugmar. Though I'm also very interested to learn exactly what this mysterious Augment is in the Hegemony.
For really, I think that the poorest he that is in England hath a life to live as the greatest he. And therefore truly, Sir, I think it's clear that every man that is to live under a Government ought first by his own consent to put himself under that Government. And I do think that the poorest man in England is not at all bound in a strict sense to that Government that he hath not had a voice to put himself under.
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Postby G-Tech Corporation » Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:17 pm

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Oh the Hegemony isn’t mainstream Cathericism. That’d be way too much like work :P


Ah, right, I meant Krugmar. Though I'm also very interested to learn exactly what this mysterious Augment is in the Hegemony.


‘twill be good fun for the IC. My reading of the apps leads me to believe I’ve come up with a rather curious northern edge of the Imperium.
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Postby Union Princes » Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:23 pm

Given my character is more right-wing than the revolutionaries like Polan and Arnst, I wonder if the Emperor would try to convince her to remain loyal. But I have a feeling she is too small for him to notice her.

also, I found a theme for our space Lenin
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Postby Elerian » Mon Oct 12, 2020 7:38 pm

Rodez wrote:
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Alright alright alright, the mad man's back.


Ayyyy, what up Mes. Are you bringing back Drazhan?

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Postby Sarderia » Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:00 pm

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    So comrades, come rally,
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    Unites the Human Race!

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Postby Revlona » Mon Oct 12, 2020 8:10 pm

I enjoy that elerians character is 60 years my senior yet is outranked by me

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