88,021 CE - Present
The Entente of Ventemir, officially the Grand Duchy Entente of Ventemir is a large nation located within Ventemir within the Inflorescence plane. The nation is ruled under an Aristocratic Entente, what is essentially an aristocratic federation. Most noblity within the Entente are made of four distinct species composed of the four most influential species within the Entente: Atlins, Humans, Orcubor, and Legions. The Entente borders the State of Tenshi and Greater Martial Consilium. The nation has a population of 93.7 quintillion inhabitants.
Continually occupied by advanced civilizations for the last 200,000 years, The Entente occupies some of the most developed territory in its region. The Entente of Ventemir can trace its origins back to the Triumvirate Civilization. They first conquered the native Atlins in about 80,000 BCE, granting them technology in exchange for allegiance. The Triumvirate expanded to fill the whole of Ventemir.
After existing for less than fifty thousand years, the primitive Atlins soon gained advanced technology, allowing them to spread across a large portion of Ventemir. When the Triumvirate reformed into a republic in 15,089 BCE, the Atlins formed the Lowuks Entente as a state in the Triumvirate Republic. After gaining independence but being significantly weakened by the War of the Final Transition, a human nation from Via Aylathiya, Tenshi, went on to conquer it. While absorbed, the Atlins became greatly influenced by Tenshin humans to the point of adopting the aristocratic system they used. During Jezebel's War, the Entente declared independence. In 88,021 CE, four species of the the Entente united under one united aristocracy. Currently, the Entente is a member-state in the Boreal Federacy; however, it is unclear how long this relationship will remain as the nation flirts with the idea of joining the Greater Martial Consilium, another nation it is associated with.
Entente of Ventemir
|Lowa, Gohbrin, Veritas, Ayomi, Gira Gira, Odo, Hanabi|
|609/1000||258.992 Septillion C-Units|
|Great Power||Galactic Power|
The Lowuks Entente
Main Article: Lowuks Entente
The Lowuks Entente formed in 15,089 BCE out of the province called "Louwks" in the formerly imperial Triumvirate. The provincial government was organized to run without much oversight, allowing for a smooth transition into statehood. From there, the Entente quickly expanded, occupying large numbers of stars, most of which had infrastructure left over form their previous rulers. With the advantage of having an incredibly large supply of pre-built technology, they emerged as a Great Power in the early 6,000's BCE. Immediately, it turned to its sister-states, most notably Blumeheim and the Yohjan Confederacy, for trade. When it became increasingly clear that the Yohjan Confederacy was hostile to its fellow states, the Lowuks Entente entered into an alliance with only Blumeheim.
The tensions between the Lowuks Entente and the Yohjan Confederacy came to a peak in 1,285 BCE. In what would later be known as the War of the Final Transition, these three states began a civil war the likes of which has not been seen in Inflorescence since then. The Yohjan Confederacy managed to even to gain ground while fighting both the Entente and Blumeheim. Eventually, the Triumvirate federal government launched a full scale attack on both the Entente and Yohjan Confederacy, significantly straining the resources of both sides. The Lowuks Entente won the war; however, the strain put on the civilization caused it to collapse in 1,009 CE.
The State of Tenshi was the next major nation to take control of the Ventemir nebula. While technically having sovereignty over the entire nebula, large tracts of space remained out of their control due to the cost associated with keeping the territory. They captured the three major megastructure in 21,691 after a long siege. Rather than treating the native Atlins and Orcubor poorly, they treated them as equals, quickly defusing any resistance movements that took form. Quality of life drastically improved under the much more peaceful Tenshin rule, especially compared to the warlords that ruled the galaxy beforehand.
After Tenshi reformed itself into the Dominium of United Duchies, an empire spanning across all of Martial Space and Ventemir, quality of life increased even more. The Dominium even outmatched the Confederacy of Borealis in terms of economic and military might. The nation would go on to collapse after ten thousand years due to the death of both monarchs at the hands of the crowned prince. This greatly destabilized the nation, causing it to collapse into various pieces. Ventemir experienced a huge influx of Vexlore, Human, and Gainge refugees after the collapse of the Dominium.
Main Article: Tenshin Dispute
The War of the Ancients and the subsequent joining of Tenshi into the Confederacy of Borealis caused a large rift to form in Tenshi. Numerous factions wanted reform into a constitutional monarchy while others wanted a different line to inherit the crown. The dispute grew to the point that the Sakagami House of Tenshi broke away, taking a large amount of territory with them.
While they would have normally been crushed by the superior military Tenshi had in Via Aylathiya, Jezebel's War prevented them from using the fullest extent of their fleets against the Sakagamis. Additionally, they received support from the nation of Drusidia and the Legion known as Legio. They gained full independence in 88,021 CE. The Atlin and Orcubor nobility, in addition to Legio, formed the Entente of Ventemir the same year.
Shortly after the Entente gained independence, it reinvigorated the Entente System. It divided the galaxy into well-defined baronies, earldoms, and margravates in addition to giving each of the three noble houses and Legio the title of "Duke." Each duchy, Sakagami, Atojima, Gozono, and Legio controlled 3 margravates. The King of the Entente was deposed and replaced with an elected official called the "Archon" that would be one of the representatives from the 4 duchies. The Entente of Ventemir officially became a "Grand Duchy" in 88,023 CE.
Its new government did not emerge without problem; however. Those in the "northern region" of Ventemir, mostly Vexlores, were not given a duchy and hardly even had any margravates to themselves. They had hoped that reform would lead them to governance under Vexlorian noble organizations. Since that had failed, the numerous baronies, who were mostly Vexlores, decided to declare independence, forming their own duchy called Katam. Katam formed during Jezebel's War, meaning that the Entente did not have the resources to reconquer them.
As the dust settled from the conflict, Katam would become independent and only somewhat associated with the rest of the Entente.
Government and Politics
The Entente of Ventemir is governed by the four "native species" despite only two truly native species having representation. The noble houses of these species have the powers of the monarch, meaning the crown lies with all four of them at once. The Atlin nobles are known as the Atojima House, Humans as the Sakagami House, and the Orcubor as the Gozono House. The Legions receive one representative who is simply known as "Legio." This Legion was technically be one of the three rulers of the ancient Triumvirate civilization.
Any individual a part of the Noble Houses can run for the position of Archon. The Archon approves new laws and measures pushed forward by the Noble Houses. They have the ability to block laws as well as the right to declare war and manage trade. The position is tremendously important and is thus not hereditary. For the sake of allowing the people of Ventemir to have a say in government, they are able to vote for whichever noble they please (apart from Legio).