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Existed
99,871 BCE - 23,009 CE
Succeeded by

Flllag.jpg Yohjan Confederacy


Empyreal.png Florenta

Lowuks.png Lowuks Entente

Orcubor.png The Orcubor Coalition

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The Triumvirate Civilization (also called The Triumvirate, The Triune, Triune Empire, or The Triune Republic) was a series of sovereign states controlled by one or more of the immortal leaders known as "The Three." Triumvirate Civilization is considered to have begun in 99,871 BCE when its three leaders originally agreed to combine their territory into one nation. It is divided into five periods, the Classical Triumvirate (99,871 BCE - 59,698 BCE), Imperial Triune (55,698 BCE - 15,089 BCE), Triune Republic (15,089 BCE - 210 CE), Martial Republic (210 CE - 18,991 CE), and Trans-Demiurge (18,991 CE - 23,333 CE).

The Triumvirate evolved from a simple autocracy in which its rulers had absolute power to a sort of semi-feudal system in which its provinces had limited self-governance. Afterwards, it upgraded its provinces into states and gave them broad self-governing powers. After the states rebelled, the Triumvirate leadership fled to Martial Space, to form a much smaller Republic with stricter control over its states. The final stage of Triumvirate civilization was a small autocracy that controlled only a small part of Martial Space.

The Triumvirate Civilization has contributed greatly in the fields of technology, society, politics, government, warfare, architecture and engineering. The Triumvirate, taking inspiration from Human government systems, created and spread the "Republic" as a form of governance which remains common to this day. The Triumvirate has achieved high technology still unattainable to this day. Artifacts from the Triumvirate are prized for their unique properties and are often restored to be used to this day.

The Sedrua-Triumvirate War, in 59,700 BCE, is what gave the Triumvirate its dominance over Via Aylathiya. Until 210 CE, it was effectively the center of galactic affairs and politics. Through conquest by The Three and, later, its component states, the Triumvirate was able to control a territory comprising over 100 billion stars. With almost a sixth of Via Aylathiya under its control and all of Inflorescence. The Triumvirate was the first truly intergalactic civilization to arise within Via Aylathiya and Inflorescence.

The civilization is considered to have collapsed after all three of its leaders either disappeared or were killed. To this day, numerous civilizations claim to be the direct descendants of the Triumvirate in a nationalist bid to claim strength. The most direct descendant is the Entente of Ventemir, a nation occupying the old capital worlds of the Triumvirate while also having a descendant of one of the Triumvirate's three leaders in power.

Classical History (99,871 BCE - 59,698 BCE)

Formation (99,871 BCE - 97,138 BCE)

The Triumvirate was founded on Veritas by a treaty involving its three leaders, Legio, Molonov, and The Administrator. The origins of these leaders is mostly unknown. Using their vast power and access to resources, The Three began colonizing the satellites of Via Aylathiya. Already an interstellar presence when they united, The Three were quickly able to advance to the point of harnessing the power of a Kardashev II civilization in 97,138 BCE.

Early Classical Era (97,138 BCE - 59,698 BCE)

The first species they came into contact with were the Atlins in the Ventemir Nebula. They were highly disorganized and hardly had any presence on an interstellar scale. The Triumvirate, despite having a technological disadvantage, conquered the Atlins in a campaign lasting a little less than a year.

After conquering the Atlins in 97,109 BCE, the Triumvirate established a unified government over them. They repressed all rebellions while simultaneously greatly improving quality of life for them. All rebellions stopped within the next several decades. Another nearby fledgling civilization, that of the Orcubor, allowed themselves to be annexed in 96,933 BCE after learning of what happened with the Atlins.

After gaining sovereignty over all of Ventemir in about 90,000 BCE, they set their sights on the Florescence nebula, home to pre-existing civilizations as well. In a series of easily-won but long lasting battles, the Triumvirate gained control over both of these nebulae whose total territories increased the Triumvirate's size by over ten times.

Each of The Three had a region they had absolute control over; Molonov controlled Florescence, the Administrator Ventemir, and Legio a mobile fleet that would qualify as kardashev II on its own. While at first they would begin to become disunited, the Three soon discovered the Local Cosmos, a region of space offset from Inflorescence in the fourth dimension. They would reunite due to the threats residing within the much larger Via Aylathiya. Nations such as Sedrua and the Septet Alliance were far more powerful than the Triumvirate. Were there to be a conflict, they would surely lose if they were divided. Legio would soon move into Via Aylathiya, setting up a permanent base of operations in Martial Space. In 62,097 BCE, each of the domains of The Three, added together, had sovereignty over a galaxy's worth of stars and would soon become a Kardashev III civilization. Their rapid expansion was in large part due to autonomous probes harvesting the energy of entire systems to build more of themselves. With increasingly advanced faster-than-light travel and communication, expansion became exponentially faster.

The Sedrua-Triumvirate War (61,814 BCE - 59,700 BCE)

Main Article: Sedrua-Triumvirate War

By the time the war started, Sedrua had already humiliated itself numerous times with failed campaigns and constantly shed territory. Its failed war with the Septet Alliance caused its economy to crash. Sedruan leadership decided that the Triumvirate was a loose end that would soon grow to surpass Sedrua in terms of power. Really, the ascension of the Triumvirate had already begun, especially as it began establishing colonies within Via Aylathiya near to Hathia, a Sedruan colony at the time.

Many of the nation's leaders, known as Sydiah's Architects, grew increasingly worried about the thaumaturgical abilities of The Three, all of which having long since surpassed many of them. As of 62,000 BCE, The Administrator in particular grew to surpass even that of their then-leader, Itrian Yutira. If this advancement continued, Sedrua feared that the Triumvirate would be able to create beings similar to Sydiah's Architects, nullifying any edge Sedrua had.

In 61,814 BCE, Sedrua launched a preemptive strike against Inflorescence, in particular against the Ventemir and Florescence regions. Defenses in Florescence were overwhelmed within weeks and its strongholds soon fell, forcing Molonov to flee. It was Ventemir that proved to be difficult to invade. Not only had the Triumvirate withdrawn nearly all of its military assets into Ventemir once the war started, but the Administrator's abilities made moving ships into the nebula difficult.

In response, Sedrua began using large numbers of Sydiah's Architects against the Triumvirate. The Architects allowed for fleets to pass through the Administrator's defenses by counteracting its abilities. Sedura ordered virtually every Architect to enter Ventemir in a large assault. Sedruan generals and oligarchs were confident that their attack would overwhelm the Triumvirate. In a grueling period lasting almost five hundred years, Sedrua used vast amounts of resources in the war to destroy the Administrator's core and tracking down the rest of The Three. While occupied with these objectives, they also had to contend with Atlin, Orcubor, Ravin, and Llaen guerilla forces. The subjects of The Triumvirate were loyal to The Three. Even after experiencing many defeats, the arrogant Sedruan leadership refused to change their tactics, even as many generals on the ground requested more reinforcements and a change in tactics.

Towards the end of the war, The Three unleashed numerous weapons beyond the capabilities of the Sedruan forces. These weapons included the ERS Moon Signal and the VSS Readymade in addition to craft that have still not been identified to this day. What exactly many of those weapons were is unknown. The Triumvirate used these craft to great effect, pushing Sedrua out of Ventemir, Florescence, and, eventually, out of much of Via Aylathiya altogether, ending the war in 59,700 BCE. Sedrua entered another state of decline due to this defeat. The large amount of resources the war took and the reparations it was forced to pay caused it to remain isolationist for the remainder of its ancient history.

Imperial Era (59,698 BCE - 15,089 BCE)

Immediately following Sedrua's defeat, the Triumvirate seized large amounts of Sedruan territory, taking virtually all of the Borealis and the remaining Martial Space regions within Via Aylathiya. Many of the colonists in the region were deported to the region around Hathia. Most Sedruan colonists were Arkhos. The Arkhos deported to Hathia would eventually diverge to form the Molkor. The Triumvirate devised the province system after this, dividing its subjects by species into somewhat self-governing provinces. The first provinces would be created in this time. The Molkor would form the province of Molkoryo, the newly conquered Ror Units would form into Alka, the Atlins into Lowuks, the Orcubor into Fililand, the Ravis into Ravia, the Llæns into Llæryovia, and, lastly, Humans into Anthrovia. While the conquered species desired to form their own government systems, the Triumvirate forced each province to have a uniform government. Each province was ruled by a governor appointed by the Three.

The Triumvirate ruled all of its possessions fairly, often transplanting useful species from one part of the galaxy to another to use as local governance. During this time, The Triumvirate began embarking on various large-scale projects. Legio spent most of their time in Via Aylathiya overseeing the creation of Holo's Ring, bent on unraveling the mysteries of thaumaturgy. The Administrator spent most of its time fixated on improving its military. Given its large size and inability to move, it invested in large amounts of defenses around its core. In its pursuits, it created what would later be known as the ERS Moon Signal, TRS Last Waltz, TRS Night Running, and hundreds of other advanced weapons. Lastly, Molonov became fascinated with what he called "The Empyrean." He began using the Florescence galaxy as a testing ground to explore "higher realities" as he called them.

This era saw a golden age of peace in the both Via Aylathiya and Inflorescence. The Triumvirate was at this point so large that any prosperity within its borders would mean that the galaxy would necessarily be peaceful, even if other nations were constantly warring. This is exactly what happened for the entirety of the Triumvirate's imperial era.

Reform

Meeting with various governors, representatives, monarchs, and other leaders, The Three negotiated the terms of what would be a federal republic. The provinces finally had the chance to decide which form of government they would take. With this power, the provinces, reorganized into states, largely became monarchies or technocracies. Only one state chose to be a democracy, the Yohjan Confederacy (YoC) which itself was made up of smaller states.

Since each species had roughly the same population, each state had equal representation in the newly-formed Senate. The senate had broad powers, greatly limiting The Three's control over the states. In return for protection by the Triumvirate's military and the stability this granted, the states had to tribute resources to the Three who would form the newly established federal government. The Lowuks Entente had a special place in the arrangement as portions of it would be federal districts used to govern the republic.

The newly formed Triumvirate Republic, usually stilled called the "Triumvirate," was the second phase of the Triumvirate's existence.

Republic History (15,089 BCE - 1,285 BCE)

Following the reforms, the senate began using federal resources to build interstate infrastructure such as Hyperlanes to better facilitate interstate trade and cohesion. Additionally, each state received funds for expansion. The idea was to have the states themselves expand into new systems while the federal government focused on other projects. The idea worked and the states began expansion on their own.

Peace (15,089 BCE - 7,000 BCE)

What followed was a period of peace in which the Triumvirate continually ascended in both power and influence. This period saw galaxy-wide prosperity lasting from the reforms until about 7,000 BCE. The states expanded rapidly in population, productivity, and economy while the Triumvirate government was burdened less with governance. The Triumvirate was able to put much more resources toward large-scale projects such as Holo's Ring and the Demiurge settlement.

During this period, the majority of the species in the galaxy became integrated into the Triumvirate as member-states. The Molkor and some of the Ror Units became a part of the Triumvirate. Additionally, the Farlas joined as a member state under the state Mahou. The Vexlores came under the control of the federal government itself as they were integral to the creation of Holo's Ring. Additionally, the relationship with the Humeiga improved. Their nation was never incorporated into the federal government itself, but it was close to the Yohjan Confederacy in particular.

Internal Strife (7,000 BCE - (1,285 BCE)

As the The Three became less involved with their subjects, the states began skirmishing. Numerous hypotheses exist to explain why they began doing this. Each state had all the resources they needed in their home territory. The most widely accepted reason is competition. The state allocated resources on a competitive basis. The states that produced the most surplus resources recieved more infrastructure. Since the beginning of the Republic, the Yohjans have been far ahead of its competitors. This system created a positive feedback loop further pushing the Yohjans ahead of the other states.

The other states, fearing what was known as "Yohjan Ascension," the idea that humans would become the dominant species, began taking drastic measures to secure their futures. First, these started as small sabotages and espianage. This quickly escalated into a cold war. The Yohjans vastly expanded its reserve forces in an effort to secure peace through intimidation. This only caused the other states to similarly ramp up their own military spending, in particular Florenta.

Florenta was isolated in the Florescence dwarf galaxy and had little reason to fear a Yohjan invasion in the 7,000s. It was Molonov, one of The Three and the founder of its state religion, that caused it to increase military spending. Molonov wanted nothing more than for all of the Triumvirate's subjects to follow his religion of Fuukanism and would have forcibly done so were it not for his peers. The Administrator attempted to make Molonov diffuse the situation and lower spending; however, this would require the approval of Legio. Legio had little interest in preventing this escalation. They had intended to use the larger militarizes against its old enemy Sedrua. Eventually, the Administrator started building state contingency plans; it feared collapse.

Tensions between the Yohjan Confederacy and Florenta continued mounting as time went on. By 5,000 BCE the tension mounted even without outside influence. Other states within the Triumvirate began taking sides. Other comparable states, who populations despised the noxious economic system of the Yohjans and its imperialism, joined the side of Florenta. These nations formed an alliance called the "Local Axis." The Yohjan Confederacy had allies in [Regnum Aureiga]], an independent nation.

Hal Drusus became president of the Yohjan Confederacy in 1,317 BCE, he fulfilled his various campaign promises. His election was essentially the last straw for the other states. He was a warmonger, was a human supremacist, and was explicitly in favor of forcibly maintaining humanity's place as the largest producer. When the Yohjan Confederacy began an invasion on Un'oit space in 1,301 BCE, tensions increased once more. The Yohjans had the goal of preventing a potential attack against its flank. This was a full scale invasion, the first of its kind in millennia. The Un'oit were generally unprepared and lost large amounts of territory. This invasion largely stopped in 1,285 BCE.

War of the Final Transition (1,285 BCE - 210 CE)

The War of the Final Transition began early in 1,285 BCE as Yohjan ships fired upon Florentan ships in self-defense.

Post-War History (210 CE - 23,333 CE)

Imperial Government

As the name implies, the Triumvirate had official three heads of government, Legio, The Administrator, and Molonov.

As their civilization expanded to control the majority of Via Aylathiya, even their vast intelligence could not keep up with the tasks presented. As such, they began relying on algorithms to do most of the governance. By 25,000 BCE, governance was entirely handled by the algorithms. The Three found themselves with more free time than they ever had before, allowing them to become more involved with their personal projects. They had no need to interfere with what was essentially an autonomous galaxy. All they had to do was occasionally give affirmation to the Algorithm to make sure it was unable to make drastic changes without their approval.

In addition to the algorithms was a massive bureaucracy made up entirely of Atlins, the first species integrated into the Triumvirate. They were responsible for routing corruption in the provinces, a task The Three believed the AI was ill equipped to handle. They approved new colonization projects, had limited control over resource allocation, and only answered to the Three, not to the people they governed.

Provinces

Each species integrated into the Triumvirate, save for the Atlins, were given a province to live in. The Province was made up of every system with a permanent population and a large number of stars known as a "buffer" which the inhabitants could freely use. Each province had a local government. Most of these governments were monarchies or technocracies. They were allowed to enforce their own laws if they did not contradict Triumvirate law. So long as they would operate without corruption, they were allowed to keep their limited independence. Most provinces were made up of millions of the stars closest to a species' homeworld.

The only species not contained in a province was the Atlins. They were within the "Federal Territory," the region of space between provinces. They were free to expand as they pleased so long as they notified The Three that they were doing so. They were more strictly scrutinized by the Three themselves, but as time went on they were more or less on their own in governance.

Diplomacy

Only a handful of nations coexisted with the Triumvirate, the most major of which being Sedrua. When The Triumvirate came to control Via Aylathiya, The Sedruans still had great influence in their half of Via Aylathiya. Despite several attempts to create relations, the Sedruans would not even allow the leaders themselves to negotiate. Trade was non-existent. Other civilizations such as the Un'oit were largely ignored due to their lack of relevance on the galactic stage.

Federal Government

Territory

Based on various historical records, artifacts, and testimonies, the Triumvirate did indeed have the status of "Kardashev III." The vast majority of its energy came from Recurrent Nova Engines located in Ventemir, with the rest of their territory contributing little to their overall power consumption. It was much more efficient to strategically build power collectors in valuable parts of Via Aylathiya than to take random systems. From these points they would deploy self-replicating probes designed to build infrastructure that would make true colonization easier.

At their peak, days before they fell, they had 450 billion stars in their sovereign control. The majority of these stars were in Via Aylathiya, with only a relative handful existing in the satellites of Florescence and Ventemir.

Infrastructure

The Triumvirate built the first Hyperlanes in Via Aylathiya. By 70,000 BCE, there were large hyperlanes connecting various worlds to resource-rich areas such as the Yggdrasil Nebula. Most of the provinces remained isolated from this network, however. The Three reasoned that if the species under their control united, they would potentially be able to overthrow them, hence why the provinces would remain isolated from one another. Even so, provinces had robust internal networks that united most major worlds to the species' homeworld.

The Triumvirate constructed several billion Dyson Swarms throughout Via Aylathiya and its satellites. The majority of which were used by the provinces and, later, states while only a minority were used by The Three directly.

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