Florescence is a fairly small E0 satellite galaxy orbiting the Via Sagittaria Galaxy. The galaxy has a very low concentration of metals, making life comparatively rare in it. Even so, The Ravis and Llæns call this galaxy home. The Empyrean controls the entirety of the galaxy as well as its nearest neighbor, Resplendence.
The name of the galaxy is the literal translation of the Ravis word for their home galaxy, meaning "the process of flowering." The galaxy has had a fairly low number of ancient civilizations in its past, the most recent of which was the The Proto-Empyrean, a theocratic nation based on a religion that was likely similar to modern Fuukanism. The low metallicity of stars in this galaxy has already made life rare, however, the relatively recent purge of the galaxy by the Triumviate Civilization made it exceptionally rare. With only a small handful of planets with native life on them, species native to the Florescence galaxy are often protected more harshly than species in other galaxies.
The galaxy has likely been a part of many nations in the past, however, how the Empyrean treats ancient artifacts has been incredibly detrimental for archeologists attempting to study the galaxy. Most of the few remaining artifacts were torn down for cheap resources or repurposed, destroying any information that could be gleaned from them. Most records of the ancient Proto-Empyrean come from interviews with Legion individuals alive during the reign of the Triumvirate.
The galaxy is very close to the Resplendence Galaxy as well as Leonin IV, Leonin V, and Quartao. At one point, all of these galaxies were a part of The Empyrean, however, instability caused by the War of the Decimillennial Transition caused it to lose these to the United Federation of Star Systems. Florescence orbits the Via Sagittaria and is expected to collide with the galaxy at around the same time as Aylothn Galaxy and the Via Sagittaria Collide.
The first evidence of a civilization in the galaxy are several probes floating in intergalactic space estimated to be from two to three Kya. The probes were no longer functional and were heavily pitted with collisions from interstellar dust particles. These findings suggest that the proto-empyrean was likely to have existed in this time period. Other artifacts include an ancient Penrose Sphere located around the central black hole that has since been reactivated and the Mayuneh Crypts, a network of thousands of structures responsible for the existence of the Œva.
The Triumvirate Civilization first entered the galaxy sometime around 18,000 CE. Sources disagree about the reason for the invasion, but it was likely because of the threat the Proto-Empyrean posed as the only rival power in the galaxy. After a fairly long war, the Triumvirate, with the help of the Lowuks Entente, laid waste to the galaxy. The ancient Ravis refused to stop fighting regardless of the futility, causing the vast majority of the Ravis to be exterminated. Other Empyreal species were entirely destroyed, including what were likely the precursors to the modern Œva.
The Triumvirate occupied the galaxy for some time before leaving it, satisfied with the elimination of the threat once-posed. The modern Empyrean emerged out of the ashes of the Proto-Empyrean around 0 CE. The collapse of the Triumvirate freed the Empyrean to begin expanding again, this time into a far less crowded galaxy. The galaxies surrounding Florescence were easily taken but only lightly settled in favor of putting more resources towards Florescence and Via Sagittaria.
Currently, the galaxy has one of the densest population of any region within the Confederacy. 75 Septillion individuals call the galaxy of 41 million stars home. It is virtually invisible to the outside universe, with the vast majority of stars englobed with a Dyson Swarm. The Confederacy has limited Jurisdiction over Florescence, and it behaves more like an associate state than a full member state (unlike the rest of the Empyrean which is fully within the Confederacy).