"The saffron glimmers of Aylathia, blessing the universe in its protection, will house the great empires and allow propagation of new ages. The blessed sons of Sydiah will bear witness to the rise of her true children. Children of might, vigor, power, and determination. With the close of The Ancients, the rise of new domains will further the homeland's influence in the universe. Expansion, one of culture and history, will let the homeland grow and live a second life." - the Aeterna Prophecies, Aylothn Galaxy Section I.
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- 4 Species (TBA)
- 5 Galactic Regions
The Aylothn Galaxy (Pronounced Ayy-Low-Thin) is an unbarred spiral galaxy, located near the edge of the Local Universe. The Aylothn Galaxy is the largest in the Local Universe, housing just over a trillion stars and is the home galaxy of numerous civilizations. Notably, the Aylothn Galaxy is the central galaxy of the Commonwealth of United Economic Nations, one of the most prominent forces in the entire Universe. The massive nature of the Aylothn Galaxy has also made it a great place for resource extraction. For much of its history, it was also the center of colonialism; as such, many colonies have appeared in its clouds.
Most importantly, The Aylothn Galaxy's size has given it an abundance of life, resources, and intricacies that are unrivaled by most known galactic objects. This has allowed numerous species, ancient and modern, to rise and live a life entirely within its clouds. As nations rose and fell, the ones which are known today rose and formed the Commonwealth of United Economic Nations, which still prospers even after civil conflicts and intergalactic warfare. The nations in the Aylothn Galaxy have had a more than profound effect on the intragalactic environment.
The Aylothn Galaxy was named after the ancient Sedruan word Aylathia, which approximately translates to Mighty Land. It has since adopted the nickname of "The Galaxy of Might", which relates to the eras of the ancient empires, as well as the Commonwealth. Many of its systems, which were seeded with life and development by the nation of Sedrua, rose to power and created the Commonwealth in due time. Now, the Aylothn Galaxy is revered for being one of the most developed, populated, and wealthy areas of space.
Deep in the confines of the Aylothn Galaxy, there exist a multitude of civilizations, which have sprung up from and in the absence of Sedrua. In the many millennia since unified galactic control, these factions have spread and made their home all across the galaxy. Deep culture, which resides from nations of ages past, still affects the ones today, which allow civilizations to share a commonality. As of the modern-day, the intragalactic landscape is relatively peaceful, with civilizations still being created and administered. The Commonwealth of United Economic Nations reigns as the most dominant power in the Aylothn Galaxy, containing ancient superpowers and undivided influence.
Aylothn's nations are classified on a development index, which places them from a score of 0.000 to 1.000. Nations are placed by proficiency in several fields, including economic growth, technological advancement, quality of living standards, and military prowess. The Aylothn Index is entirely relative, with scores being based around how well nations are in comparison to each other. As such, a nation that is low on the Aylothn Index may not necessarily have poor living conditions. Rather, they would be considered at a lower tier compared to others.
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The Aylothn Galaxy has a multitude of locations, which have been divided into culturally and politically agreed upon sectors. There is also a system of directions, which are listed as coreward, rimward, spinward, and antispinward. A set of more cardinal directions, which have been created for alignment of maps, have also been created with standard north, south, east, and west directions. These are not regularly used for travel in the Aylothn Galaxy, and hold an exclusive position in mapping systems. A political map of the Aylothn Galaxy and its sectors is displayed below:
Crown of the Aylothn
The Crown of the Aylothn (Often referred to as The Crown) is arguably the most important sector of the Aylothn Galaxy since it holds a very high concentration of star systems. It is the center of the Aylothn Galaxy, and it contains the central black hole, the Central Aylathia which influences all objects within. The Crown of the Aylothn holds a large number of luminous stars, which provide a great surplus of energy production for many nations. Currently, the Crown of the Aylothn is inhabited by Vaspujian and the High Rule of Cenades, which have since become the lead energy producers and product manufacturers for the Commonwealth. The power of the Crown has been heavily referred to in folklore and legends, which is what donned it the name.
Throughout intragalactic history, the Crown of the Aylothn has remained in a fairly inert and less chaotic state, especially considering the Orithyia Spiral, Peleunsk, and Eqeyun. In its early days, however, the Crown of the Aylothn was primarily inhabited by Sedrua, before the days of isolationism and regression. Known to be the most secure area of intergalactic Sedrua, it was the final area to be pruned and abandoned, as fear and isolationism settled in the nation. In its wake, the Commonwealth rose and took the Crown, now being the dominant force of the Aylothn Galaxy. Since the CUENs ascent is the most major force in the galaxy, it has been utilized heavily.
There appear to be no major species that are native to the Crown of Aylothn. This is probably from the more treacherous conditions, as well as Sedruan domination. Since ~7,000 BCE, budding species have been seen in the clouds of the Crown - with the minute selection of sapient species being uplifted while others have been left to their worlds. It has become a lively and heavily populated area, one of commercialism, industry, commerce, and progress. There also exists a vast network of trade routes that cross between the small number of nations in the Crown.
The Orithyia Sector is one of the most major star-forming regions of the Aylothn Galaxy. It also holds a very high concentration of systems near the Orithyia Spiral. Currently, the Orithyia Sector holds two prominent organizations, them being the Quintet Puontari Federation and the Paragons of Sydiah. Ancient conflict budding into modern war has plagued the area, as the QPF and the Paragons have a historical hatred for one another. With priorities on internal development, the Quintet Puontari Federation constructed The Primevia, the primary area where POLIKY is housed. The Paragons have also made their mark, greatly increasing in activity since the War of the Ancients.
The Orithyia Sector has a very mixed history, though its modern history is very hectic. The Orithyia Spiral, which holds a vast amount of resources, was utilized by Sedrua in the ancient days of intergalactic politics, though it was favored less than the Central Aylathia. In the years since Sedrua's fall, the area of the Orithyia Sector remained uninhabited, until the budding QPF arrived alongside the Paragons. Eons passed before any major activity, other than intranational development. With the start of the War of the Ancients, however, the Orithyia Sector was the center of a massive series of conflicts, which plagued the Aylothn Galaxy for eight hundred years. Ever since the War of the Ancients, the Orithyia Sector has fallen into an age of bewilderment and mystery.
The Paragons of Sydiah, rising in the Orithyia Sector, now exists as a massive organization in its area. They are currently located near the Quintet Puontari Federation and exist as the sector's second most powerful entity. The Paragons of Sydiah have since grown immensely over the years, taking much of the Orithyia Sector. As The Paragons grew and became more influential in the Aylothn Galaxy, the Orithyia Sector became more unstable and hectic. Many areas have been destroyed or annexed by its force.
The Eqeyun Sector (Prnounced Ek-Eyy-Ooon Sector) is a developed and inhabited area of the Aylothn Galaxy. It is inhabited by the Communal Republic of Eqeyun, the Free Systems of Hivol, and the High Rule of Cenades to some extent. The Eqeyun sector covers a dense field of stars, Eqeyun. The sector is very much under the influence of the CRE, as the entity controls a large portion of the star systems. In total, the Eqeyun Sector holds a very well-developed area of population, and as a result, is a very economically active area for the Aylothn Galaxy. The Eqeyun Sector is also very much a politically active area, as many nations strive to hold influence over its unlocked potential.
The Eqeyun Sector is a very important facet of the history of the Aylothn Galaxy, being mentioned numerous times in the Aeterna Prophecies, as well as holding a unique position in conflicts, diplomacy, and condition of the Aylothn Galaxy itself. Through ancient history, Sedrua utilized the striking power of the greater spiral to help create the Intergalactic Gateway Network. Much like its two similar regions, the Crown and the Orithyia Sector, the Eqeyun Sector has a high amount of luminous stars, which is what gives it a great deal of potential. It is one of the densest regions for megastructures in the Aylothn Galaxy as well, ahead of the Via Aurum yet behind the Crown of the Aylothn.
In the early days of the Aylothn Galaxy, the region of the Eqeyun Sector was inhabited by Sedrua, before the rise of isolationism. It was one of the most prominent places in Sedrua's empire, holding a massive extent of structures, artifacts, and cities that were once active. The Eqeyun Sector has since become a bustling area, with a variety of different nations inhabiting the area for its power. While the Eqeyun Sector does not hold as much potential as the Crown of the Aylothn, it still holds a vast amount of resources and wealth that are desired by many entities throughout the galaxy.
Nerichi (Pronounced Ner-EE-chi) is a sector which is inhabited by the Economic States of Nerichi and the Lowzyol Federation. It covers over a rimward area of the Aylothn Galaxy, containing Peleunsk in its midst. Like the Eqeyun Sector, Nerichi is best described by its large amount of valuable star systems. Most notably, many star systems are concentrated in Peleunsk, which makes it a very dense area for civilization. It is the most economically active region in the Aylothn Galaxy, since the Lowzyol Federation has paved the way for increased business and trade. The Eqeyun-Peleunsk Trade Line passes through Nerichi, spreading all across Commonwealth member states.
The importance of Nerichi derives from its two powerful civilizations. The most outstanding of which is the Lowzyol Federation, a very economically active nation which has showed its value to the Commonwealth in a multitude of ways. Stemming from the planet of Lorokira, the Lowzyol Federation fought back against Sedrua with The Diunity in the Zythyn-Sedruan War. Nerichi was later freed as the Economic States of Nerichi rebelled in the Staleyan-Sedruan War. Both nations gained positive relations, becoming powerful through their economies. Nearby sectors were also effected, as the Lowzyol Federation constructed vast systems of trade through the entire galaxy.
In the years since, Nerichi become opulent. No matter the hardship, the civilizations in Nerichi persevered through Sedruan war, the Commonwealth's Eclipse, and the War of the Ancients. Being the center for the Commonwealth's Eclipse, a massive civil war, Nerichi was once known for being a war-torn or relatively corrupt sector. As of the modern day however, Nerichi is treated like most other sectors, held in high regard by most residents. Additionally, Peleunsk's resources, which are backed by the ESN and LZF, are expected to remain the richest source of intragalactic trade except for the Crown of the Aylothn.
Cenades (Pronounced Sen-Ayy-Dees) is a vast sector, covered by the High Rule of Cenades (HRC) and the Cenadean Interstellar Union (CIU). While it is about as dense as the majority of the Aylothn Galaxy, Cenades manages to produce a great level of resources, and is considered one of the most developed areas of the Aylothn Galaxy. It is also home to Lipiclite, one of the most populated objects in the Aylothn Galaxy. The sector is also one of the more stable regions of the Aylothn Galaxy, due to the lack of gravitational aberrations, which are present in much of the galaxy.
Since Cenades has a stable galactic environment, nations have been able to expand with relative ease. The Cenades Sector has a great deal of political influence, as the HRC and CIU both exert a great amount of control over the region. The proximity of Cenades to surrounding sectors has also made it viable for travel. It connects directly to the Crown of the Aylothn, Nerichi, and the Holara Hinterlands. This interstellar network has allowed for the rapid expansion of commerce, and the development of the economy.
The history of Cenades is one of relatively unimpeded expansion and development. ever since the Central Sedruan War, minimal conflict has taken place save for a spur of corruption in the Commonwealth's Eclipse. The sector has become the hub of interstellar trade, as the CIU has expanded into the galactic sphere. With its opulence shared across the Aylothn Galaxy, The HRC stands as one of the largest and most active of the interstellar communions. holding much of the commerce of the Aylothn Galaxy.
Across the Aylothn Galaxy exists a multitude of intragalactic features, which are called the 'galactic regions'. The galactic regions are the most prominent and noticeable aspects of the Aylothn Galaxy, as they contain numerous contrasting features. Each region holds its own unique characteristics, and it is the interplay between these differences that create the vastness of the Aylothn Galaxy. These regions, created from the interactions of galactic objects, have come to define the landscape of the galaxy as a whole. A list of prominent objects, from largest to smallest, is below:
Main Article: Asamun/Binasa
Asamun/Binasa is a relatively small galaxy which orbits Aylothn. It is comprised of several metal-poor districts, though it is home to a few notable civilizations. It is Aylothn's only satellite, though it is thought that it will merge with Aylothn in a few hundred million years. Over the time of its existence, Asamun-Binasa has been relatively inactive. Additionally, Sedruan colonization has shown that it is relatively empty, save for a few minor civilizations. This makes Sedrua the most dominant force in Asamun/Binasa, though its territory is not necessarily large. Rather, it is symbolic to Sedruan expansion.
Following the Cosmic Primordia, Asamun and Binasa were formed. They were later captured by Aylothn, though they soon met eachother and collided. While stellar activity was high at first, it eventually slowed down and came to a halt. What remains is a chaotic husk, still colliding after many millions of years. Following the arrival of Sedrua, Asamun/Binasa remained as a distant yet significant asset for them. They have remained there ever since, observing the rise of the Minalig Oligarchy and growing close to them.
Main Article: Orithyia Spiral
The Orithyia Spiral is a large, wispy light-yellow colored conglomeration of stars, gas, and nebulae, which stretches across much of the Aylothn Galaxy. It rests slightly above the galactic plane of the galaxy, in the area of the Orithyia Sector. The spiral took its shape from an ancient galactic collision, one which is still ongoing. In the ancient days of political history, the Orithyia Spiral was dominated by the Septet Alliance of Free Aligned Nations (S.A.F.A.N). As Sedrua expanded, the S.A.F.A.N remained in a solitary state, though it was in relative prosperity. Benefitting from its rich resources, the S.A.F.A.N exploited the Orithyia Spiral, causing concern in the eyes of Sedrua. After the Wane of Reality and subsequent revolt, Sedrua created an organization called the Paragons of Sydiah, tasked with dismantling the S.A.F.A.N and paving the way for future Sedruan colonization.
The state of the Orithyia Spiral changed greatly since the rise of the Paragons. It became very much hazardous, as the uncontrollable organization was able to kill off a significant portion of Septet star systems. While the rest of the galaxy continued to grow, the Orithyia Spiral stagnated, remaining a vast and empty space. Civilization eventually collapsed, as the S.A.F.A.N lost its power and influence. The Paragons, believing that it had won, entered a state of stasis. It kept a silent watch over old S.A.F.A.N territory, to prevent any intruders in the now Sedruan land. The Quintet Puontari Federation (QPF) rose from its ashes, hiding away from The Paragons in a deeper part of the Aylothn Galaxy. Many worlds were left behind to rot under the guise of The Paragons.
Victory for Sedrua was short-lasting however, as mass revolt expunged much of the nation from its old lands. The Orithyia Spiral, now seen as distant and unnecessary, was abandoned. The Suvaren Exclusion Zone prevented further Sedruan colonization, preventing even the slightest bit of hope for zealous people of the nation. The stagnation of Sedrua proved useful to the QPF, as it allowed them to expand their influence into the Orithyia Spiral. Eventually, the QPF surpassed its old form, rising to be one of the most developed nations in the Aylothn Galaxy. Even the War of the Ancients would not topple its supremacy, only cementing it as a major player in the intergalactic sphere.
What stands today is an area which is mostly recovered. The scars of war remain, but the destruction has been removed and the Orithyia Spiral is now a vibrant and lively galactic region once again. The spiral is filled with various megastructures, valuable artifacts, and a dense population with access to a plethora or resources. The QPF transformed to be cordial as well, looking to trade with the Commonwealth among others. However, the recent re-activation of The Paragons has brought up the thoughts of new conflict.
Main Article: Peleunsk
Peleunsk is a large region of the Aylothn Galaxy, filled with a dense array of star systems around a central black hole. It is best characterized by its light yellow, almost gold coloration surrounded by a rough assembly of gas and dust. Known to be the product of a galaxy merger, Peleunsk has rested, becoming a stable region. Ever since the rise of civilization, Peleunsk has become a prosperous hub of economic activity and development. As of the modern day, it is influenced by the Lowzyol Federation (LZF), and is home to many of the largest interstellar trading centers.
The economy of Peleunsk is largely based on its rich resources. In addition, the region benefits from the LZF's cordial trading practices, which have made it one of the richest areas of the Aylothn Galaxy. With the aid of the Lowzyol Federation, nearby regions have been able to benefit from Peleunsk's success. As such, it has allowed the Lowzyol Federation to gain a great foothold of influence in galactic affairs. The renowned worlds of Wa-Strionarh and Lorokira have allowed Peleunsk to prosper as well, since they are effectively hubs for regional activity.
Peleunsk is also known for its historical significance. It was once the center for the Commonwealth's Eclipse, a detrimental civil war which took place across the Commonwealth. It would be Peleunsk's opulence which allowed the LZF to wage war, though it was defeated after a long series of conflict. The events of the Eclipse resulted in the establishment of the current system of government, and the second rise of the Commonwealth. It would be Peleunsk that brought the Commonwealth forward, as it had the means to produce the necessary resources for the nation.
Peleunsk would serve as useful for the betterment of Commonwealth lifestyle. The cycle of trade and production would continue to grow. Aylothn's Totality would not change Peleunsk much, though the war's involvement would result the a shift of galactic power. Sedrua became a threat once more, prompting the Commonwealth to increase defense in Peleunsk. Nevertheless, it would provide for many nations, especially during the War of the Ancients and the Second Recreator Conflicts. As of the modern day, the region has become somewhat peaceful. The Aylothn Galaxy is still a hotbed of political intrigue, but the presence of Peleunsk allows for increased stability.
Main Article: Suvaren Field
The Suvaren Field is a unique spherical structure, located in the outskirts of the Aylothn Galaxy. It is best characterized by its chaotic looking appearance, which consists of dense pink-colored dust. Its appearance is a product of Sedrua and the Suvaren Exclusion Zone, which covered the field after a series of mass revolution. While the Suvaren Field is resented by many, the Suvaren Field is known for its exceedingly high quality of life and technology. It is also a relatively unknown region of space, as most outsiders are not permitted to access Sedrua's borders. This has shrouded the Suvaren Field in mystery for many thousands of years.
The Suvaren Field is primarily known for its tumultuous history. It was the place where Mother Sydiah created Sedrua, ushering a new age of civilization for the Aylothn Galaxy. Sedrua's rule was very much forceful, as Sydiah grew her empire with the help of her creation, Sydiah's Architects. Sydiah would use them to grow out of the Suvaren Field, showing Sedruan dominance by defeating the United Provinces. In the years of Sedruan expansion, the Suvaren Field was regarded as the center of all civilization, as it would house many species. Bakeyatalla also helped, as its initial completion united the Sedruan people in a single object.
The success of Sedrua did not last however. The Wane of Reality caused the Suvaren Field to succumb to Sydiah's Hinterlands, hostile and emergent rifts to the Lux Aeterna. It would take centuries to quell, but collapse was inevitable. Revolution and war ruptured Sedrua's chance of survival, ending with isolationism and stagnation. Sedrua confined itself to the Suvaren Field, becoming silent as it developed plans to return.
When the Suvaren Field was locked under its Exclusion Zone, the Suvaren Field slowly changed. Over time, megastructures were made, life developed, and the citizens of Sedrua became reliant on its authority. Sydiah's Hinterlands was vanquished as well, and the Suvaren Field became calm. Over the many years of Sedruan redevelopment, the Suvaren Field would watch the development of new nations. The rise of the Commonwealth, its civil war, and the events leading up to Aylothn's Totality did not effect the Suvaren Field much.
A new conflict would change everything however. Sedrua, believing that it was ready to enter the greater Aylothn Galaxy, broke the Suvaren Exclusion Zone and began to expand. The Commonwealth, fearing Sedrua, attempted to stop them from having any leverage. However, the Suvaren Field's development and Sedrua's newfound vigor prompted war. It would be a long, drawn-out conflict, and one that would cement the Sedrua's dominance. The Suvaren Field only gained notoriety from there, as it became a place of strategic importance. As such, the Commonwealth condemned it and banned any type of immigration to the area.
Information from the Suvaren Field was scarce, though it grew dramatically after the release of the Exclusion Zone. As it stood, the Suvaren Field was heavily defended, full of forces which were hostile to most nations. The progression of time did not ease Sedrua's relations either, as they believed the Commonwealth and its allies were threats. Eventually, the War of the Ancients passed, with Sedrua playing an influential role in its background. Expansion and development of the Suvaren Field only accelerated from there, until the modern day.
Main Article: Eqeyun
Eqeyun (Pronounced Ek-Eyy-Oon) is the smallest major region in the Aylothn Galaxy. It is best characterized by its smooth and calm interstellar environment. Much like Peleunsk and the Orithyia Spiral, Eqeyun is the product of a galactic merger. It is also the oldest of these mergers, as it has lost much of its structure. Eqeyun is best known for being a dense and rich area in culture, though it is remarkably high in resources. It is controlled entirely by the Communal Republic of Eqeyun (CRE), a corporate member state of the Commonwealth.
Eqeyun was not necessarily the most valuable asset to Sedrua. It, like Peleunsk and the Orithyia, had many useful star systems. Sedrua's main focus with Eqeyun was the production of resources, and it did just that. Many years of conquest advanced Sedrua's territory, until they found the Timporians. After the creation of the Timporian Sector, Sedrua utilized Eqeyun as a bastion for its expansion. With its new position, Sedrua would connect gateways and ensure cohesion.
The events following the Wane of Reality effected Eqeyun as much as any other region. Chaos ensued as Sydiah's Hinterlands tainted the area, leaving the Timporian Sector to deal with the aftermath. Newfound dissent and mistrust in Sedrua prompted the Timporian-Sedruan War, a conflict which created the CRE and the Core Worlds Alliance. Timporians created an established civilization in Eqeyun, using Sedrua's remnant technologies to create a nation of freedom and prosperity.
The CRE has effected Eqeyun with its history. The CRE eventually became the only power in Eqeyun, as the Core Worlds Alliance fell to corruption and mismanagement. The CRE was comparatively rich in resources as well, which placed all Timporians in the CRE with time. This flooded the CRE with many people, which effectively integrated many cultures. Trade was started after diplomacy with the Lowzyol Federation, which started a long-lasting positive relationship.
Eventually, the CRE became a corporate nation like the LZF. The alliance between the two nations faltered in the Commonwealth's Eclipse, though the CRE sympathized with the LZF and did not take much action. Additionally, the CRE held many of the LZF's ideals relating to corporatism, though this would not last after the Eclipse. Ideologies changed with the victory of the Commonwealth, forcing the CRE to reform its government. The CRE would function more like a federation from then on.
Ever since the end of the Eclipse, Eqeyun was known for being a center for new cultures. Initial immigration during its creation, as well as the subsequent wars, would result in the growth of various societies. These societies would become prominent, though they maintained a strong connection to the CRE. The current day sees a diverse population, and Eqeyun has become one of the most developed and diverse regions in the galaxy.
Main Article: Via Aurum
The Via Aurum is the largest nebula in the Aylothn Galaxy. It is a dense region of bright yellow gas, which appears as a golden color. It houses the Thulcandran Federation and the Sovereign Provinces of Holara, two highly developed nations. As a product of Sydiah's Hinterlands, Via Aurum was best known for its erratic and hazardous nature. It has since calmed down, becoming sterile of hostile activity. What rests in its place is a realm rich of resources, but barren of native life.
At the center of Via Aurum rests the Eye of the Aylothn, a rift which was caused by the of the Wane of Reality. There also exists the Palioxis Rift, an opening to the Palioxis Starfield. Its yellow color is also a product of The Wane, caused by out-gassings from The Aeterna. As such, the nebula is widely renowned for its unique stellar aberrations. Via Aurum is also rich in resources, much like other inhabited areas of the Aylothn Galaxy. These resources directly benefitted the nations of the nebula, making them highly developed, powerful, and dense. The Thulcandran Federation for example uses Via Aurum to accomplish much of its trade. Its riches has propelled it to become a corporatocracy.
The nebula's history stretched back to the days of Sedrua. Its area was first conquered by Sedrua, though regional conflict with the S.A.F.A.N reduced its influence. While it had its many dense star systems, Via Aurum was not a nebula yet. Rather, it was but a notable region of space. The Wane of Reality, which occurred at the nebula, ripped open a massive tear to The Aeterna. The area instantly became hazardous, flooding with gas and various rifts. While these hazards decayed over time, it pushed Sedrua away from the newfound nebula. Eventually, the now gold nebula became sterile.
Nothing of note would occur until the United Federation of Star Systems (UFSS) made its way to the Aylothn Galaxy. Seeking conquest and colonialism, it used an Intergalactic Gateway to make its way over. While first colonies were more than successful, allegiance to the UFSS became incohesive after some decades. In time, ideological shifts would happen, which culminated in a revolution. The Thulcandran Federation was born, sectioning itself off in the Aylothn Galaxy. Soon after, the Commonwealth's Eclipse would happen, though it would not effect the Thulcandran Federaion.
However, another group in the HRC would be more than effected. The Eclipse would make them believe that their government was weak and unruly. They would also split off, though in a series of colony ships, to Via Aurum. They created the Sovereign Provinces of Holara (SPH), a socialist nation which would rely on Via Aurum for its resources. The SPH would become one of the most influential nations in the nebula, though its influence would eventually wane in comparison to the Thulcandran Federation.
Aylothn's Totality passed with minimal turmoil. Both the Thulcandran Federation and the SPH prospered, using the Eye of the Aylothn for great energy. While they had divergent ideologies, they embarked in mass trade, opening up to the greater Aylothn Galaxy then after. The War of the Ancients, while posing as a dangerous threat, never made its way to the shores of Via Aurum. It did, however, sufficiently advance Thulcandran technology. This resulted in the creation of the Palioxis Rift, which was made stable in the year 98,459 CE. This has made both the Thulcandran Federation and the SPH more powerful, as they now have access to two alternate planes.
Main Article: Nisrine Cloud
The Nisrine Cloud is a relatively small region, formerly being a dwarf galaxy around the Aylothn. It is best characterized by its disintegrating elliptical form, which is mostly composed of a bright white gas and contrasting dust. The cloud has a flattened appearance, due to the gravity of the Aylothn. The Nisrine Cloud has a fairly average density, though it is rich in minerals. However, this has not prevented the rise of civilizations. The Uspayador Plutocracy of Etheaunsk (UPE), the Samutan Galactic Faction (SGF), and the Nisrine Collective have all called this place home. The most notable site in the Nisrine Cloud is a structure aptly named Nisrine. It is the center of the Nisrine Collective, being a massive supercomputer that is named after a world of the same name.
The history of the Nisrine Cloud is hectic, as there were long eras of warfare and mayhem. The first pieces of modern Nisrine history came from the UPE, which arrived during the Commonwealth's Eclipse. As remnants from old LZF government, the UPE was ruled by a strict plutocratic government. While it would loosen up over many years, the War of the Ancients would cripple the nation. The war, which lasted for centuries, left the UPE with a fractured and unstable society. Revolutionaries would take advantage of the chaos, controling the UPE's government and creating the Samutan Galactic Faction.
The SGF, thought to be a nation with lessened corruption, was controlled by a shadow council. Behind a mask of a republic was a tyrannical group of oligarchs. They ruled the country fiercely, beginning the Samutan Reformation and silencing opposition to the government. The SGF was also ruthless in its expansion, annexing many systems while rapidly rebuilding infrastructure. In time, the SGF would grow in power, though its expansion would lead to its downfall. Upon the turn of 90,637 CE, the SGF discovered Nisrine. It was the native world of the Nisranians and an emergent superintelligence called "Nisrine Mind".
Local SGF military, already set with removing the Nisranians, was tasked to capture and destroy Nisrine Mind as well. The SGF and its predecessors had a strong disdain towards sapient AI, and hoped to rid the galaxy of them. As the Nisranians were eliminated, Nisrine Mind was captured and set for de-activation. However, Nisrine Mind persevered through various failsafes, managing to break out by controlling technology. It began to rebuild itself, setting off a chain of events which would cause the downfall of the SGF.
Upon the release of Nisrine Mind, the Samutan military would open fire against itself. Additionally, there was a mass leak of government secrets, which revealed the true nature of the Samutan oligarchy. A Nisrine War began, spreading throughout the Nisrine Cloud. It would last for but a few months, leaving the SGF in shambles. The Nisrine Collective was born out of this war, though the people did not trust a superintelligence as a leader. It would not be for many more years did the Collective gain a trustworthy reception.
Main Article: Sydiah's Hinterlands
Sydiah's Hinterlands is a small and hazardous area in the Aylothn Galaxy. While it is present in many locations, it size is not nearly as large as it formerly was. The Hinterlands are characterized by its varying hostile forms, usually rifts to the Lux Aeterna. Typically, zones of Sydiah's Hinterlands are surrounded by military vessels or stations. Their danger has also disallowed most populated centers from being constructed nearby. This has led to a significant reduction of the population, making the Hinterlands one of the least inhabited regions of the galaxy.
The region is a product of the Wane of Reality, a devastating event which was caused by Mother Sydiah. In an attempt to mass create Sydiah's Architects and strengthen Sedruan influence, she attempted to use her Thaumaturgic abilities. It backfired severely, instead opening many portals to The Aeterna. While the majority of these portals were sealed, it took thousands of years before they closed. Energy from The Aeterna flooded the Hinterlands, creating unstable conditions. Most were untraversable, and the ones that were became dangerous.
The most notable site in the Hinterlands is the Eye of the Aylothn, which was the Hinterlands' most violent area. Matter was expelled in such a way that it created a bright nebula, Via Aurum. Many other sites contributed to the fall of Sedrua, notably ones at the Suvaren Field and populated areas. This left Sedrua's fledging Sectors alone to remove their own rifts, causing massive damage to them. As Sedrua collapsed, The Hinterlands diminished in strength until it became what it is today.