- 1 Overview
- 2 Physical
- 3 Behavior
- 4 Ugnara Kingdom Overview
- 5 Ugnara Kingdom Culture
- 6 Ugnara Kingdom Military
- 7 History
The Ugnara, before becoming the first species to join the Ambrosia Alliance of United Systems, was a mid type two civilization that controlled around two hundred and twenty star systems within the Mid Arm of the Ambrosia Galaxy.
They lived in almost total isolation from any other Ambrosian species until the True Alliance of Man colonized the Dilacerant System. Because the Ugnara Kingdom was looking to colonize the star system themselves, this was seen as a slight against them. Thus on 10,458 CE the Ugnara destroyed the True Alliance's settlements in the system.
Shortly after attacking the True Alliance, they also would attack theHuman Alliance of Ambrosia controlled star system, the Clamoris System for much the same reason.
After this event, the two groups would join together and war with the Ugnara. This war was known as the Ugnara Wars, a conflict that would last around seven standard years, ending in the Ugnara's defeat and joining of the Human Alliance.
Their physical appearance, average lifespan, and history are remarkable like that of Humans. Because of this the Ugnara have been able to coexist with Humans very easily.
The Ugnara resemble a mix of the modern human, and the species of dinosaur, the triceratops. They have four limbs like most humanoid species, two legs and two arms. On their hands and feet they have five digits, also like a human. On their fingers and toes they have sharp claws to stick to the ground and to use as an offensive weapon.
Their forehead is a flat disc like object with grooves embedded within it depending on the individuals age, while the back of their head resembles a Human head. They hold a humanoid face with two eyes, two ears, a nose, and a human like mouth. On top of their head they have two horns protruding vertically from what can be considered their forehead. And on their cheeks they have two horns protruding horizontally. The Ugnara's horns size depends on the sex of its bearer. Males typically have a horn size of around eight meters long, and three meters tall. While female horns are around four meters long, and two meters tall. These horns were developed to be used as a defense mechanism against rival Ugnara.
Their skin is very leathery and tough in texture. It evolved this way to protect the Ugnara against the harsh temperature and weather of their home world. It's color tone depends on that of the individual's parents. Other then rare mutations, their skin tone can be either orange, brown, or tan. Their eye color ranges from these colors as well. Those born with mutations are considered highly romantically desirable by those who do not have them.
Male and female Ugnara are very similar without many physical differences, other then their horn size, facial features. Usually they have the same height, weight, and muscle mass. Usually a male Ugnara will appear like a masculine human, and a female Ugnara will resemble that of a feminine one.
Their romantic and sexual relationships are identical to that of a human's. Though humans are sexually compatible with Ugnara, they are unable to crossbreed with them. Because of this, humans and Ugnara enter into relationships with each other quite often. They also reproduce identically, usually taking around nine standard months to give birth.
Their diet exclusively includes those of the Insecta family, this is because only insects inhabit Urgutu, other then the Ugnara of course. Because of this, Ugnara living on other bodies need to import food from Urgutu in order to survive. Unlike humans, the Ugnara do not need water to survive. Instead, they subsist on the blood of insects they consume.
The behavior of individual Ugnara is extremely varied, much alike most known intelligent species of the universe, making almost every Ugnara a distinct individual when compared to one another. Despite this fact, many behavioral commonalities are known among them, with the most notable example being their loyalty to those that have some sort of significance to them. If one were to become precious to an Ugnara, then they will be held to the highest standing in their entire existence, making them devote themselves to said person for the remainder of their natural life. And if harm would come to this individual, or worse yet, death, then the Ugnara in question will enter into a depressive state that cannot be undone even with the flow of time.
Another common trait among Ugnara is loyalty to the Ugnarian Crown, with many holding both king and country paramount among their belief structure, however this is far from absolute, as many Ugnara have had dissatisfaction towards the many different rulers that claimed the Ugnarian Throne, leading to the changing of the guard.
Thanks to their large stature and muscular appearance, Ugnara in general have been misconstrued as violent, aggressive, and quick to anger from other Ambrosia Alliance member species. However if one spends enough time around an Ugnara, they will usually find this to not to be the case. Of course certain Ugnara may be overly aggressive, but almost all Ugnara are quite friendly, and hold much appreciation for others.
One thing that almost all Ugnara share is their extreme hatred to those that slight them in some way. Often times, if an individual angers an Ugnara, then they will hold a grudge for said action for extremely long amounts of times, to the point of ridiculous extents. Though these infractions are usually something one can considered as major slights, such as stealing a possession. This behavioral trait was actually the prime cause that the Ugnara Kingdom declared war on the two human alliances as they took two respective star systems they wished to control.
Along with their tendency of grudge holding, Ugnara are also typically very stubborn. Their belief structures will almost always be ironclad with them, and they are overall very inflexible when it comes to everything. The only exception would be with their spouse, as their husband and or wife is able to get them to do almost anything for them.
Ugnara Kingdom Overview
The Ugnara Kingdom was the ruling body that held control over all worlds and colonies that the Ugnara operate within. During its peak, it held a firm control of twenty star systems across the Mid Arm and sustained a population of around fifty-eight billion.
It would be the dominant government that ruled all Ugnara throughout most of the species civilized history, with it being founded after the Ugnara Uniting War in 8,120 BCE. Though in reality, the title of; "Ugnara Kingdom" is more of a blanket term comprising many different Ugnaraian kingdoms each with their own respective laws, rulers, peoples and cultures.
Later on, the Ugnara Kingdom would form the Ambrosia Alliance of United Systems with the Human Alliance of Ambrosia, a rival intragalatic government the Ugnara Kingdom waged war with during the; "Ugnara Wars" in 10,465 CE. So while technically operating under a larger government, thanks to them being a founding member, they were able to keep their own autonomy over what laws they wish to implement in their respective colony worlds, provided that these laws did not break those established by the two species at the Alliance's founding.
Ugnara Kingdom Culture
Since the Ugnara Kingdom's culture changed extremely often, it is quite varied depending on each era. However, a few constants were known throughout all Ugnara culture. First and most notable would be the pantheon of gods that persisted throughout all known Ugnara history, to the point of it being simply called; "Ugnarain Mythology" by most.
Another would be the chief tenants of the man who founded the first Ugnara Kingdom, Rinioup Drywiq the First. These tenants would be based around his concept of honor, responsibility, and respect for one's fellows.
For honor: He believed that to find true honor, one must put their lives on the line for those that they cared about. This can be interpreted many ways, but most Ugnara figured this meant joining the military and defending their homeland against foreign threats.
For responsibility: He believed that one must uphold their word to the absolute letter, and should never break it, to the point of staking their lives on even the most mynute of promises. More often then not however, one will not be able to hold this over zealous tenant and will most likely claim they follow, while spitting in the face of it.
And finally for respect: He believed that all peoples deserved the most basic of respect and dignity, even the most vile criminal wasn't beyond redemption. This was by far the most widely practiced tenant, as it is fairly easy to treat your fellows with respect and dignity.
During the rule of Rinioup Drywiq the first and Rinioup Drywiq the Second, these tenants would see their most widespread use, however after both of their respective deaths, they would gradually be practiced less and less. So while they maybe the most recurring element in Ugnara Kingdom culture, they hardly matter at this point in history.
Along with the tenants, his name would live on throughout each leader of the Ugnara Kingdom, with both Ugnara kings and queens taking the name; "Rinioup Drywiq" as their own followed by the correct numerical title they have chronologically. The reason for this would be how Rinioup Drywiq the First and Second are viewed by the Ugnarian populace, as they often hold them as the greatest heroes to ever have lived. So in hopes of being able to emulate the aforementioned brothers, they will take their name.
Along with the Ugnara Kingdom's culture, its overall governing style changed many times as well. Some took a more hands-on approach, enforcing its laws upon the Ugnara populace, however these types of Ugnara Kingdoms typically didn't last long and would fall into rebellion. While others would be more relaxed when it came to presiding over its subjects, allowing for more individual freedoms.
Despite these differences, all Ugnara Kingdoms would operate as a monarchy, with the next king or queen being selected by blood. The exact lineage of these royal families would change after a massive conflict, assuming the current royal family was on the losing side. For many centuries, the direct lineage of Rinioup Drywiq the First would be the ones to claim the Ugnarian crown, however after the death of the mad queen Rinioup Drywiq the Thirty-Third, the throne would change hands and a new royal family would lead for several generations.
Once fully implemented in the Ambrosia Alliance, the nature of the royal family would change. Instead of being hereditary, the leader of the Ugnara Kingdom would be democratically selected by the Ugnarain populace by vote, serving a twenty standard year term. So while the title of king and queen would still be used, it would effectively be meaningless.
Ugnara Kingdom Military
The military of the Ugnara Kingdom would also be subject to the constant changes throughout the Ugnara's history. During the era of Rinioup Drywiq the First, the Ugnara Kingdom military would be vast, with most able-bodied Ugnara making up the grand army. The reason for this would be the turbulent time that was the founding of the first Ugnara Kingdom, as many Ugnara clans attempted to usurp Rinioup Drywiq the First. It would also be fairly large during the rule of Rinioup Drywiq the Twenty Seventh as he too had to deal with constant attempts to undermine his rule, though unlike his grandfather, this would be an internal family matter, with his younger sister attempting to take the throne by force during the conflict known as the; "First Ugnarain Civil War"
During the time of the Rinioup Drywiq the Thirty-Third, the aforementioned queen disbanded the entire Ugnara Kingdom military in one of her many manic episodes and appointed her personal royal guard as the government's standing army. This foolish move would inventively be her undoing as once the rebellion against her started, her royal guard would be overwhelmed and quickly surrender.
Throughout the Ugnara Wars, the Ugnara Kingdom military would reach its largest size in history, with as much as one in every four adult Ugnara being enlisted into the armed forces, as with the interstellar scope of the conflict, a considerably large force was needed. And once they were defeated and joined forces with their former enemy, they would continue to keep this large military, as more Ugnara served in the Ambrosia Alliance's Grand Army then humans. They would also make wide spread use of the artificial soldiers that humans at the time were quite fond of using.
Founding of the Ugnara Kingdom
The history of the Ugnara Kingdom begins with the defeat of Mavelokwe, then leader of the most powerful Ugnara Clan, the Cevlokwe, by his younger brother, Havelokwe at the final battle of the Ugnara Uniting War known as the; "Battle of the Brothers" in 8,120 BCE. At the end of the battle, the Cevlokwe Clan, now leaderless, joined with Havelokwe's Penala Clan, swearing absolute fealty to him, forming the newly named; "Ugnara Kingdom."
Shortly after the kingdom's founding, Havelokwe felt immense pain towards the loss of his brother, and, wanting to distance himself from him, saw fit to change his name. Thus, he decided to change his name to; "Rinioup Drywiq the First." naming himself after the Ugnarian Gods of Royalty and Valor respectively. Rinioup Drywiq the First would soon wage war with the remaining Ugnarian Clans, until' by the year 8,100 BCE, all civilized Ugnara would fall under the Ugnara Kingdom's banner. Afterwards, he would maintain the kingdom well for fifteen standard years, until' he unfortunately fell victim to lung cancer in 8,085 BCE.
His older brother, Tavelokwe, who served as his grand general throughout the Ugnara Uniting War, took the Ugnarian Throne as his younger brother died without an heir, becoming Rinioup Drywiq the Second. During his rule, and rule of his lineage, the kingdom experienced a long period of peace and progress, rapidly advancing through the technological ages
First Ugnarian Civil-War
This period of peace would be interrupted in the year 6,213 BCE when the rule of Rinioup Drywiq the Twenty Seventh was challenged by his younger sister, Yowrara and her cult of followers. This cult, named the; "Chosen of the Ancients" worshiped the numerous Etymology ruins strung about the planet of Urgutu that were constructed by the ancient Phelcombura species. She and her followers believed that the Ugnarian Mythology all Ugnara followed was blasphemous towards their religion and those who followed it needed to be exterminated off the face of the world. Thus, she would attempt to destroy the Ugnara Kingdom, waging war against her brother in a conflict known as the; "First Ugnarian Civil-War"
The First Ugnarian Civil-War would claim countless lives and cause massive amounts of damage across the whole of Urgutu, leading it to be one of the most bloody conflicts in the history of their species. Thankfully for the Ugnara Kingdom however, King Rinioup Drywiq the Twenty Seventh and his loyal forces would defeat Yowrara and her death cult in 6,200 BCE.
Reign of the Mad Queen
However that would not be the end of the Kingdom's misfortunes, as after the untimely death of Rinioup Drywiq the Twenty Seventh, several unfit rulers led the Ugnara Kingdom on the brink of ruin several times, with the most vile of which being the Mad Queen Rinioup Drywiq the Thirty-Third. As her name suggested, she suffered from several severe mental conditions, and one of these would cause her to have manic episodes. During these so-called episodes, she would be paranoid that all of the Ugnara populace wanted to depose her and she would sentence many to death without any form of limitation or provocation.
During one of these episodes she would disband the whole of the Ugnara Kingdom military and appoint her personal royal guard as the standing army. This phenomenally foolish move would prove to be her undoing, as this was viewed as the final straw of the Ugnara military, as not only were they planning a coup d'etat thanks to the insanity of their leader, now they were also publicly humiliated. Thus, they would join with the enraged populace and march on the capital, and, while putting up a good fight, the Ugnarian Royal Guard were overwhelmed, and had to surrender. Queen Rinioup Drywiq the Thirty-Third herself would be executed, ending the Mad Queen's rule.
Second Ugnarian Civil-War
Later on, deep into the Common Era, while the Ugnara Kingdom was in the early years of its space age, King Rinioup Drywiq the Ninetieth ruled with a very lose grasp on his people. He was viewed as an ineffective leader, unable to meet the expectations of his late father. To prove that he too could become a great king, he would push the greatest scientific minds of the Ugnara population to create greater and greater technological wonders. These included many things that are instrumental to a species' development such as rockets, satellites, and atomic energy. Most of these owe their creation to a single individual, a one; "Pafniawoi."
Pafniawoi was a brilliant scientist and a staunch pacifist, so when his invention of atomic energy was used to created the first Ugnarian atom bomb, he was enraged and felt slighted by Rinioup Drywiq the Ninetieth, and as a result, harbored a burning hatred for the man, though he'd have to hide it due to him being the highest scientific authority in the Ugnara Kingdom.
In 10,030 CE, Pafniawoi and a small team of astronauts were sent on a manned mission to the Terra moon of Purraalaaw. Once landing, they would quickly discover ancient Etymology ruins belonging to the Phelcombura that once called the world home. Within these ruins lied the secret to technologies light-years beyond what the Ugnara were currently capable, of such as interstellar Warp Drives and extremely advanced weaponry. With this discovery, Pafniawoi would appear before Rinioup Drywiq the Ninetieth with a simple ultimatum, make him the next Ugnarian king, or watch as the whole of the Ugnara Kingdom burned. When he inevitably refused, Pafniawoi declared war against the Ugnara Kingdom, starting the; "Second Ugnarain Civil-War."
Unlike the first civil-war, Pafinawoi would have no followers, and he would fend off the whole of the Ugnara Kingdom on his own. He would accomplish this through the use of the aforementioned technology of the Etymology, using ancient satellite arrays to rain fire down upon the world of Urgutu. To the Ugnarain populace, it felt as if the world itself was ending, and that the gods themselves were demanding that Pafniawoi succeed as the next king. Thus, they would depose King Rinioup Drywiq the Ninetieth and crown Pafniawoi as the Ninety-First King of the Ugnara in 10,038 CE, and he would begin a new age for the Ugnara, launching them to the stars.
With their fairly low-end version of the Warp Drive, they were able to colonize around twenty nearby star systems, quickly populating the worlds that could house them, until' they would encounter the two adjacent star systems, Dilarcent and Clamoris in 10,457 CE. While attempting to colonize the star system, they would soon discover that they were already housing the currently warring factions of humans, the Human Alliance of Ambrosia in the Clamoris System, and the True Alliance of Man in the Dilarcent System respectively. The current monarch of the Ugnara Kingdom at the time was Rinioup Drywiq the One Hundreth, and he felt as if it was a personal slight against him. And, rather then attempting to make contact with the humans, attacked both of the star systems, destroying most cities across the worlds targeted and killing many, starting the conflict that would come to be known as the; "Ugnara Wars"
With the introduction of a common threat, the Human Alliance of Ambrosia and the True Alliance of Man would cease fighting with each other, and focus their attention towards the Ugnara Kingdom. With their far superior technology, the Ugnara were beaten in almost every battle fought, as well as the extreme ire of the humans, leading to their ultimate defeat at the battle known as the; "Fall of the Ugnara Kingdom" in 10,465 CE.
Founding of the First Ambrosia Alliance
After the battle, the two human factions would begin to war with each other once more, however, the Human Alliance would see opportunity as they would extend a hand to the rebuilding Ugnara Kingdom. They proposed forming a new alliance, one where the Human Alliance and the Ugnara Kingdom would share in all worlds, resources, and technologies the two aforementioned civilizations had to offer. Seeing the endless opportunities this presented them, the Ugnarain populace would accept without the formal acknowledgement of the Ugnarain monarch.
The Ugnarain populace, seeing how friendly humans truly were, became enraged with their current monarch as he threw countless lives away to service his own ego, and he would quickly become deposed, and King Rinioup Drywiq the Hundreth would become the last true monarch of the Ugnara Kingdom, as it was replaced with a democratic system, ending a hundred generations and making way for a new age.