15,089 BCE - 13,684 CE
The Proto-Empyrean (Ravin: Uruaimoz), also called Molonogard, Florescentia, or Raviyo was the period of the Fuukanist state from 15,089 BCE to 13,684 CE. It was founded by the Fuukanist prophet-king Molonov after the end of the Triumvirate Civilization's control over the galaxy Florescence. United under their shared religion of Fuukanism, The Ravis and Llæns formed the nation as a theocratic monarchy sovereign over the entire galaxy.
The nation was the first Fuukanist state and acted as the basis for every following one. Its influence still exists to this day as large parts of Via Sagittaria once under its control still retain a high Fuukanist population. To this day, Fuukanism remains by far the most widely practiced religion in Via Sagittaria thanks, in large part, to the early expansion of the Proto-Empyrean.
Upon formation it rapidly seized large numbers of Triumvirate artifacts and a large amount of its infrastructure within the galaxy. Its population rapidly expanded as limits put in place by their former occupiers fell away. Given that most of the galaxy's resources were readily available, large numbers of factories made using these resources easy, and the lack of competition in the galaxy allowed the Proto-Empyrean to rapidly expand its production capabilities. By about 7,000 BCE, the Proto-Empyrean became a Great Power, a nation capable of influence on the scale of a large galaxy, in this case the Via Sagittaria galaxy that Florescence orbited.
As it increased in strength, tensions with the Yohjan Confederacy, a Via Sagittarian great power, grew. The largest point of conflict, control over the black hole Nocturne, eventually united the Proto-Empyrean and the Lowuks Entente against the Confederacy. The Proto-Empyrean and Entente created an alliance, known as the Local Axis in 6,710 BCE to counter the Yohjan Confederacy, by far the largest nation in the area.
While tension died down for about two millennia, Empyreal and Lowuk expansion into Via Sagittaria from their respective satellite galaxies caused it to resurge. When the Yohjan Confederacy invaded Un'oit-controlled space in 1,300 BCE, the threat of war became evident. Both the Proto-Empyrean and Entente began to mobilize their armies to secure valuable worlds and borders. Yohjan craft fired upon Empyreal ships near Nocturne in 1,285 BCE, starting a war that would later be known as the War of the Final Transition.
The war ended in 210 CE as the last remnants of the Triumvirate, which had joined the war against both the local axis and the Yohjan Confederacy, were forced to flee their home galaxy of Ventemir. The Split of the Yohjan Confederacy caused a large number of small kingdoms to emerge out of the Confederacy. The Proto-Empyrean occupied a large amount of territory once controlled by the Yohjans.
As the Lowuks Entente destabilized and eventually collapsed in 1,009 CE, the Proto-Empyrean remained as one of the few stable governments within Via Sagittarian Space. Numerous times it attempted to conquer the remaining territory once belonging to the Yohjans, all of which failed due to the massive expenses guerilla fighters caused. By 12,000 CE, however, it stopped attempting to integrate this territory and instead entered into diplomatic relations with former Yohjan nations such as the Erstes Konsortium and the State of Tenshi.
The Proto-Empyrean collapsed in 13,684 CE after the Neo-Terrans, a Human political extremist group, assassinated Molonov. In a planet-encompassing battles between Molonov and Hal Deusus II, leader of the Neo-Terrans, these two powerful thaumaturgists released enough energy to rival a large asteroid strike. The planet became uninhabitable throughout the course of the battle as its surface heat up by over ten degrees Celsius.
Upon the death of Molonov, chaos gripped the Proto-Empyrean. As leader throughout the entirety of the nation's history, there was no plan for succession. Numerous factions split off, most controlling a tract of territory, with some existing as a fleet of ships alone. In 14,007, the Proto-Empyrean united under the faction ruled by Vyodin Braez. The same year, it renamed itself to Empyros as a fascist theocracy far more authoritarian than Molonov ever was.