The Un'oit Collective is a large nation located within the Leer Expanse in the Via Sagittaria Galaxy. On the Kardashev Scale, the Collective has a rating of 2.807, making it the 7th largest nation in the Via Sagittaria Galaxy as well as the 7th largest nation that is a part of the Confederacy of Borealis. The Un'oit Collective is home to the Un'oit, and despite existing for longer than the UFSS, it is very homogeneous at 78% Un'oit. The capital and most populous world within the Collective is Torlak.
The Modern Collective emerged in response to the Un'oit Campaign, an invasion of Un'oit-controlled space starting in 1,200 BCE. The Un'oit set aside their differences enough to defend against the invasion. As soon as the War of the Final Transition broke out, the Un'oit remained united and neutral. They planned to disband once the war ended, however, the galaxy only became more chaotic afterwards. During a time period known as the Split of the Yohjan Confederacy, the Un'oit only became more vulnerable to outside threats, forcing them to stay together. For almost twenty thousand years they were forced to remain as a united polity to the point where going back would have been difficult. Once stability returned to the galaxy, the Un'oit Collective became an official nation divided into eight wards each managing what was once an Un'oit nation.
The Un'oit would remain entirely neutral until well after the Confederacy of Borealis formed. In fact, it would not join the Confederacy until the War of the Ancients when the Celestial Plague began to ravage their worlds. They would exit the war relatively undamaged, but remained in the Confederacy due to the large amount of foreign aid that was quite beneficial for the Collective.
The nation has an incredibly low population density at only several thousand individuals per star system. With the average star system having only one billion inhabitants. The vast majority of of citizens in the Collective live around 189 home-worlds, planets that have been colonized for so long that it is unknown which one was the original home of the Un'oit.
In the corner of Via Sagittaria controlled by the modern Collective, there was only one cohesive nation for a fraction of it's history. For what is likely almost one million years, the region was split into dpzens of pieces, only prevented from expansion by their constant infighting. It is unknown what could have caused the Un'oit to be split into these nations as even the oldest records, dating back to 150,000 BCE, detail a region of Via Sagittaria "split amongst several dozen primitive nations." No superpower seemed to care enough to intervene, it was simply not worth taking such an empty portion of space when so much other bodies were available.
The many nations would remain split until 1,301 BCE, when the Yohjan Confederacy began an invasion of the area. Unlike it's predecessors that ignored the small area of space, the leaders of the YoC were obsessed with the projection of Yohjan power over as many systems as possible, the subjugation of an entire race would make the ruling party at the time look much more competent. They resisted the invasion just long enough for the War of the Final Transition to occur, a war so massive that the Yohjan military had to stop their invasion and focus on the rest of the galaxy. Nevertheless, the Un'oit remained united. While the feuds between the Un'oit nations were hundreds of thousands of years old, they hated outsiders even more.
As the Yohjan Confederacy collapsed into thousands of warring polities, many tried to do the same as the Confederacy and invade the Collective; never for the sake of finding valuable materials but simply for subjugating the Un'oit. Every time talks of dissolving the Collective came up, nearby nations would hear of them and begin an attack. It became so bad that the government officially banned talks of dissolution, a ban which remains to this day, for the sake of protecting the species. When the galaxy settled down, the Un'oit remained distrustful of the new great powers, particularly those made up of the species from the Yohjan Confederacy, Humans.
Things remained mostly the same for the next 60,000 years. The Un'oit collective remained in the background of galactic politics, only engaging in diplomacy to make sure they would not be involved in any international pacts without their knowledge. They signed various treaties, however, including The Treaty of Petra, which banned general purpose artificial intelligences out of fear of another event similar to Beatrix's Wake.
Government The Collective was ruled by a group of religious leaders, known as Dendron. These Dendrons acted as something akin to oracles in that they would claim to be able to contact their Yav ancestor-gods and ask for advice. A Dendron’s word was akin to absolute law.
Under these main Dendron, known as the Dendron Circle, there were minor Dendron and Dendroness’ who were mostly enforcers of the law. Dendron all had differing roles depending on their position. Some ruled the
armies, others were in charge of slave-handling, and others were responsible for the preaching of Yav’iina.
The Collective had sets of ancient laws and traditions set
forth in the Yav’stok, or the Yav Book.
History The collective first came about with the unification of the Un'oit people in 8,912 CE. This unification of the planetwide civilization was enough for colonization of their star system to begin in earnest. They settled Torlak’s
major moon Olki and in 9,023 they had established a base on the moon. From there, they began to explore other worlds in their star system and discovered the subglacial life on Wyndr. They used the non-sapient life on Wyndr as a fresh source of food.
Upon the Un’oit’s development of Warp technology in 9,352 CE, many ships were constructed, the first ten being made from the ten captured asteroid moons that orbited Torlak. The first extrasolar world was settled five years later.
Their first encounter with sapient aliens came when the Thulcandran Federation made first contact with the Un’oit on their new colony
world in 9,362. The Dendron in charge of leading the new colony was apprehensive
and was the only one who spoke with the Federation representatives. Upon learning that the Federation had been keeping tabs on the Un’oit civilization, the Dendron grew furious and declared that the humans who had contacted them
were heretics and not true life forms like the Un’oit were. The Federation representatives were quickly met with violence and were forced off the planet.
The Dendron reported what he had learned to the Dendron Circle. Upon this revelation, the Collective began to expand their growing influence on the local sector. Any planet they discovered with sapient life they quickly enslaved and brought them “Into the fold”, as the Un’oit called it. By 9,861 CE, the Un’oit occupied many different worlds and has settled more. They controlled
an area of space around seven hundred cubic light-years in area. During this
time, the Collective began to plan to attack the Federation.
The Collective constructed Berserker probes. They were used in 9,969 CE in a surprise attack which destroyed three minor
Federation colony worlds and five research stations. This resulted in the Collective-Federation Wars which lasted from 9,969-9,996 CE.
Upon the Federation victory and the establishment of the Torlak Accords, the Collective remained in their space and only expanded into
unclaimed space until the Thulcandran Fleet of Worlds departed. During this time, the Collective claimed the former Thulcandran Federation space as their own, settling worlds the Federation had left behind.
The Collective became a member nation of the Confederacy in 10,205CE when they petitioned for entry. Ten years later the Collective became a member nation.