The Ambrosia Galaxy, also known as the "Amaranth Realm," is a small galaxy made up of one billion stars, billions of planets, and numerous life forms. It is so small that its structure has been described as utterly impossible by normal galactic formation methods, as it would not have the required mass to form into the unbarred spiral shape it appears as, yet its stars remain in this harmonious spiral pattern.
Along with its nature, the origin of the Ambrosia Galaxy is unlike any other in the whole of the known universe as it seemingly manifested from absolute nothingness, its worlds and stars already fully fledged. This claim has been disputed by some, but it is the only clear explanation of the galaxy's beginning that has been offered, as there is no evidence of the galaxy's existence past one billion one hundred thousand years ago from the present year.
Ambrosia has had a long and storied history, as countless species, groups, empires and individuals have attempted to claim its sacred stars for countless eons. As the timeline of the galaxy spans a billion years, it is too complex to explain in full in any coherent and cohesive manner.
It has housed numerous interstellar nations and species, some of the most notable being the ones who made up the Etymology, an ancient type III mega-civilization that at its peak controlled over eighty-seven percent of the entire galaxy. However other nations and races before their reign, such as the Inomeni powers of the Isariel and Seraphnim prior , have had a major control and power over the galaxy.
The most powerful force currently within the galaxy, and perhaps the whole of the Local Universe is the C.Y.R.E.X. A hyper-intelligent A.I. hive mind with seemingly infinite power and resources at its beckon call. However it seems to only remain within the Unity's Domain, which to the other great powers of Ambrosia and beyond doesn't understand as it should easily be able to conquer all of Ambrosia and the Local Universe in just a few short years. Unbeknownst to most, the C.Y.R.E.X. remains in orbit around the Amaranth Veil to endlessly shower itself in praise and self worship, believing that it is the only force in existence that is both perfection, and the only thing worthy to exist at all.
As of 10,000 AGY, the Ambrosia Galaxy is controlled in full by the Ambrosia Alliance of United Systems, commonly abbreviated as the AAUS. The Ambrosia Alliance itself is a hegemony of numerous nations all working in tandem for the common good for all in Ambrosia, sharing land, technology and resources, though this overly optimistic goal is often undermined by many things, the most major being the consolidation of power for the four largest entities.
- 1 Imagindarium
- 2 The Great Collective - Libation
- 3 Galactic Geography
- 4 Time of the Annuat - Dawn Epochs
- 5 Age of Typhonia (AT) (1 AT - 100,000 AT) (WIP)
"The Imagindarium isn't evil, nor is it good. We know of the act of Creation as a good act, whilst Destruction is perceived as inherently evil, without holding a care to the inherent paradox of these two opposing notions. Many would scoff at this assertion, however when one truly dwells on it, they will come to understand that neither Creation or Destruction is good or evil. Could one confidentially say the act of creating a weapon capable of devastating whole worlds as a good act? Or would one claim a lone hero destroying the darkness that infects the land as an evil one? No...they are two sides of the same coin, and neither are wrong: It's all apart of the Imagindarium. Not good or evil: Creation and Destruction, equal powers in the Universe, natural and necessary. Both good. Both bad. Both neither."-The Golden Sovereign
What is Imagindarium?
To explain what Ambrosia is, one must understand the nature of the Ambrosia Galaxy's creator; Imagindarium. To begin, Imagindarium as we understand it is a cosmic force of nature that exists beyond the boundaries of physical existence. How the force came to be cannot be possibly known, but what the force is as compared to what it does is of less importance. While it can be debated upon, Imagindarium, and by extension Ambrosia seems by all understanding to be an all powerful force that can make anything happen to any extent that serves its strange purpose of reaching a specific point in its self created chain of events. This respective specific point in time is referred to as Ambrosia's "Ultimate End." Why or what this entails is anyone's guess.
However, at its most basic level "Imagindarum" is just the given name used to describe the force that both created and plays out Ambrosia's story It is both what set it in motion, and the sole actor in it. Nothing is separate from it and it is utterly impossible for any being to even begin to understand the it in full. The most powerful being in all of existence is absolutely nothing in comparison. An AI Hyper Hive mind with the total accumulated knowledge of everything ever even thought and thoughts yet to be throughout the entirety of Ambrosia's collective history wouldn't even begin to approach understanding of this force beyond all understanding. It is up and down, left and right, inside and outside. It exists with us, here and now, but also does not and has long since left. It is time, space, gravity, light matter, energy, and also the absence of all these things. It is absolutely everything that can exist, or ever will exist.
There is not any other reason why Imagindarium is. It only exists to be able to reach its Ultimate End, and it can do seemingly anything to ensure that this end is reached. It can remove any object or force from existence, can create any object and force from nothing, or change fundamental forces of reality as we understand it, such as time, space or gravity. Imagindarium exists in itself outside of anything else in creation, including reality. It used the Void prior to its creation as the medium for which it can reach its Ultimate End.
Imagindarium's Effects on Ambrosia
The Ambrosia Galaxy exists from the force that shares its name, as the force manifested the galaxy and everything in it into the universe. Why the galaxy was made was to have the Ultimate End actually be carried out As a result, each and every object, energy, or being in the galaxy exists solely for Ambrosia to reach its Ultimate End. Along with their existence, their very nature, action and reactions have all been influenced by Ambrosia ahead of time, meaning that everything is on a predetermined path to reach the desired point, though this is heavily debated upon. Due to the anomalous nature of the cosmic force that created it, the Ambrosia Galaxy is littered with strange objects, forces, and locations that defy all known understandings of the laws of physics. Why these things exist can only be understood if one was able to completely understand the exact purpose they have in Ambrosia's predetermined Ultimate End.
What exactly is Ambrosia as a force or a galaxy remains a mystery to the entirety of the Ambrosia Galaxy, as it both does, and does not operate under any known laws of physics. The reasons for this are as numerous as the stars in Ambrosia's borders. Everything at a glance seems to function like they would anywhere else in space, with a few notable exceptions. But despite this, any force, object, or concept of reality within Ambrosia can change at a moment's notice thanks to a strange anomalous effect known as an "Ammaranth Contravene."
The Great Collective - Libation
Libation, also known as the Great Collective, the Realm Unending, and the Second Forever is an alternate plane found outside the boundaries of existence entirely. It is the second true concept of infinity, a space unknowable by all the collective minds throughout all time. The only existence truly separate from the Void of Creation, the Great Collective is the domain of the very Force of Ambrosia's Creation, Imagindarium. Libation is each dimension, possibility, probability; each and every thing that ever was, is, or ever will or can be . Space, time, gravity, matter, energy, all things that make up the Ambrosia Galaxy and its many planes came from the opposite existence, Libation. The action, reaction, or idea thought or unthought, acted or yet to be is within its infinite space. As opposed to the First Forever, the Void of Creation which is nothing. Libation. The Second Forever, is everything. No thing or lack thereof is without its equal and opposite.
If Libation is truly a separate entity to Imagindarium can be a matter of debate. It could be that Libation and Imagindarium are one and the same, for it seems one cannot exist without the other. Or it could be that Libation is simply the void separate from our own that the all powerful cosmic force resides. Whatever the case, Libation is intrinsic to Imagindarium's very existence due to both serving as the existence in which its concepts can be known, it also serves as its repository for all of its creations which serve in its pursuit to reach its Ultimate End
Unity's Domain is the first region of the Ambrosia Galaxy and is so named due to the its most powerful inhabitant, the Great Unifier, better known to most as the C.Y.R.E.X. Its borders are defined from the supermassive black hole at the galaxy's center, to the edges of the galactic bulge. Due to this, the Unity's Realm is the most densely packed of any galactic region in Ambrosia, with the average distance between non-gravitationally bound stars only reaching around half a light-year, and a total star population estimated to be around two hundred and fifty million stars, accounting for around a quarter of the galaxy's entire star count. Countless species and civilizations have arose from within Unity's Domain due to the sheer amount of stars located from within it, with the most notable being the Etymology who formed after the conclusion of the War of the Ten and would soon rest control of most of the known galaxy at the time.
The layout of Unity's domain consists of a large central cluster of stars orbiting around the supermassive black hole, surrounded by a massive cloud of billions of other stars all going around the aforementioned center of mass. Across the bulge, numerous smaller star clusters have been formed due to the close proximity in which stars orbit the galactic center have with each other.
During the rule of the Etymology, the worlds controlled by the ancient government within the Unity's Realm would be covered with vast cityscapes. These worlds were immensely rich and powerful, so much so that piratically all resources produced by the Etymology would be funneled into the worlds located there.
This left the worlds located in the galactic arms farther from the capital, bar from special exemptions, much more poverty ridden then those within the core. This was the main cause of the Etymology's constant countless rebellions. Though this practice was very counter intuitive, the Philology Council members were often very prideful and selfish. As such, they wanted to bask in all the riches the galaxy had to offer.
After the C.Y.R.EX destroyed all of the Etymology, it would take control of Póli Ton Theón and retreat within it. As well as several worlds near it. While there, it would continuously and narcissistically, worship itself as a god for millions of years. Because the Unity's Domain is the location of the C.Y.R.E.X, the Ambrosia Alliance of United Systems only interacts with worlds along its borders out of fear that if they go farther the C.Y.R.E.X will be aware of their existence.
Realm of Resonance
The Realm of Resonance is the second officially recognized region of the galaxy, its borders are defined as a large encircling mass of galactic dust surrounding the galactic bulge that makes up the Unity's Domain region. It is the smallest region of Ambrosia by diameter, spanning an area a thousand light-years and containing around fifty million stars Its layout is fairly compact when compared to the larger regions of the galaxy, with the average distance between stars spanning around a light-year, causing the region to be inhabited by numerous clusters of gravitationally bound stars.
Various civilizations have been founded from within the Realm of Resonance 's borders, with the most notable and major being the Ambrosia Alliance of United Systems which as of 100,000 CE is the largest entity within the whole of the Ambrosia Galaxy, and as a result, they control the entire Realm of Resonance region.
Time of the Annuat - Dawn Epochs
During the Time of the Annuat, time as we understand it hadn't yet begun to flow within the Ambrosia Galaxy as it would in the present day. Instead, the amount of time it took for events and actions preformed by the Annuat was extremely stretched Instead of your traditional years, the events Time of the Annuat are catalogued through the use of the "Dawn Epochs." Each of the seven Dawn Epochs lasts a period of five hundred million standard years, separated into two periods of two hundred and fifty million years, however as time had yet to flow normally, these vast timeframes did not affect the numerous celestial bodies located within Ambrosia. Time would not flow as it should until' the Annuat's creation of the Typhonians who themselves would forge the now natural flow of time.
The First Dawn Epoch - 1st Period:
-The Annuat begin to blindly move about the galaxy, merging together once making contact with another.
-After a hundred years of combination, the Annuat begin to gain the power to influence physical reality.
The First Dawn Epoch - 2nd Period:
-Through specific merger, the Annuat begin to diversify into four distinct groupings, equal and opposite to each other, with each representing four aspects of reality.
-The Aethuuat are created - representing constant and being.
-The Voiuuat are created - representing finite and end.
-The Criuuat are created - representing creation and make.
-The Driuuat are created - representing destruction and unmake.
-Each grouping of Annuat begin to act upon the self-imposed roles they placed upon themselves, creating and destroying worlds, and simple life in equal measure, while ensuring that these two polar opposite ends continue onward unabated.
Age of Typhonia (AT) (1 AT - 100,000 AT) (WIP)
-The Chronotar Geras has a close encounter with another Ambrosian star, capturing three of its respective planets.
-The first living thing of planet Haven, the Lyarthi, also known as the "Great Tree" manifests itself atop the planet's northern pole.
-Following the Lyarthi's creation, planet Haven, after existing in a barren and desolate state for thousands of years after manifesting into Ambrosia along with the rest of the Hope System, suddenly and rapidly has its surface covered in one large forest in a event known as the Great Awakening.
-Immediately following the Great Awakening, the skies of planet Haven turn from red to blue.
-A massive amount of thaumaturgic energy mysteriously flows into Haven, making the planet drenched in mystical energies.
-Planet Solum is ejected from its home star system.
-The moon Oblivio is sent into close proximity of its parent planet, turning it into a hellish Astra-Moon.
-The moon Etiamteamo's surface is heated by its sister-moon of Oblivio, melting the icy surface and turning it into a temeprate terra-world with vast oceans.
-Life begins to form on planet Dralora.
-Several dwarf moons of Ri'Vanni crash into each other, forming a planetary ring around the planet.
-All water on planet Ri'Vanni's surface dries up as result of the orbital bombardment, turning it into a desert world.
-Planet Nirirenda's native liquid dries up as result of constant radation poured on the planet's surface by its parent star and becomes a temperate desert world.
-Planet Umor Titanarum attracts several comets in orbit that form a planetary ring system around it.
-RIngo-Stella (B)'s orbit is captured by Ringo-Stella (A)'s gravity, forming the binary Ringo-Stella star system.
-Ringvas' sister world enters within its roche limit, forming a large planetary ring.
-Life begins to form on planet Umor Titanarum.
-An ancient planet of the Hope System is torn apart by its parent star's gravity, forming the Hope Asteroid Belt.
-Life begins to form on the moon Blekiur.
-An ancient planet of the Hope System crashes into planet Haven.
-The moon Harmony forms in orbit around Haven from the resulting crash.
-The moon Hearth forms in orbit around Haven from the resulting crash.